Henry William Faison papers, 1770-1937.

Creator: Faison, Henry William, 1823-1885.
Collection number: 3789
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Abstract: Physician and cotton farmer of Duplin County, N.C. Chiefly cotton accounts of Henry W. Faison with merchants in Wilmington, N.C., and bills, receipts and other business items, as well as estate papers, of Faison and his Faison, Williams, Hicks, and other relatives in Duplin and Sampson counties, N.C. There are a few items relating to slaves and a few concerning Faison’s medical practice. Also included are Faison family letters and personal correspondence of members of the Faison family, especially of Winifred Faison, 1892-1937. Many of the family letters concern school and college experiences in the 1870s and 1880s at the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, Augusta Female Seminary in Staunton, Va., and other schools. In addition, there is a series of papers, 1809-1884, relating to Buckner Lanier Hill (1800-1860) of Duplin County and his relatives; the connection of Hill to the Faisons is not clear. These papers consist chiefly of financial and legal items, especially estate papers; some relate to illegitimacy.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Business papers contain scattered indentures and deeds for slaves (1770-1859).