Langdon, Young, and Meares family papers, 1771-1877 (bulk 1830-1860).

Creator: Langdon, Young, and Meares family.
Collection number: 1558
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Abstract: The collection includes family papers, chiefly 1830-1860, of related Wilmington, N.C., families. The collection includes letters, 1821-1838, from William Belvidere Meares (1787-1841) to his brother-in-law, James Alves of Henderson, Ky., about interests in slaves and a plantation; and letters, 1847-1859, from Paul H. Langdon and Samuel Langdon, U.S. Army officers, and Richard F. Langdon, a U.S. Navy officer, to their mother in Wilmington and to each other, written from Fort Laramie, Wyo., Stockton and Mare Island, Calif., and other places in the West about travels to these places and conditions there. Volumes include a merchant’s account book and a diary, 1859-1860, 1862, 1867, of Armand De Rossett Young as a youth on Lyrias Plantation near Wilmington, chiefly concerned with studying and hunting.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included are letters that mention the hiring- out of slaves (1821-1830); slave disturbances in Duplin County, North Carolina (1831); and slave bills of sale (1830-1831, 1835, 1842). Also present is a letter from former slave Romeo Young expressing his desire to return to North Carolina from Alabama (1860). See Folder 1.