Hargrave family papers, 1790-1918.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Hargrave family.
Collection number: 4865
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Abstract: Hargrave family of Lexington, N.C. Hargrave family materials include letters, 1839-1918, some from family friends, one of whom moved to Texas; another who had witnessed Zachary Taylor’s 1850 funeral in Washington, D.C., and wrote about the political climate in the capital; and another who was serving with American forces in France during World War I. Financial materials, 1787-1921, include deeds for plantation land near Lexington, Davidson County, N.C., and routine bills and receipts. Slave materials, 1824-1866, include bills and receipts relating to slaves and slave sales and a few items relating to freedmen becoming tenant farmers. Also included is an 1899 catalog from the Premo Camera Company and several photographs of the 1899 harvest at the Hargrave farm.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Slave materials, 1824-1866, include bills and receipts relating to slaves and slave sales and a few items relating to freedmen becoming tenant farmers. See particularly Series 3, Slave Papers 1824-1866.