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Joseph Graham papers, 1769-1864.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Graham, Joseph, 1759-1836.
Collection number: 284-z
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Abstract: Joseph Graham fought with American troops in North Carolina in the Revolutionary War; was a North Carolina state senator, 1788-1793; fought against the Creek Indians in 1814; and became wealthy producing iron. Handwritten manuscript of “Historical notices or suplement [sic] to the History of the Revolutionary War in the western part of No. Carolina” (16 p.) by Joseph Graham; a letter from Archibald De Bow Murphey to Charles Conner and two letters from Murphey to Graham about this manuscript; a letter from Graham to Conner discussing the Revolutionary War in North Carolina; part of a volume, 1769-1864, containing lists of slaves belonging to Graham and his son-in-law, Robert Hall Morrison (1798-1889); and “The National Intelligencer and Revolutionary War Legends” by William A. Graham.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included is the book The New Annual Register of History, Politics, and Literature for the year 1782 (London: 1783), which contains notations listing slave names and birth dates from 1769-1864. The records were made by Graham and by his son-in-law Robert Hall Morrison. In part photocopies.

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