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Leak and Wall family papers, 1785-1897.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Leak and Wall family.
Collection number: 1468
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Abstract: Chiefly business correspondence and accounts of John W. Leak (1816-1876), Rockingham, N.C., planter, with commission merchants; and family papers, 1877-1897, of his son-in-law, Henry Clay Wall (1841-1899). Volumes include a record, 1833-1847, of the Rockingham Sabbath School; antebellum plantation and slave records; personal accounts; diary of H. C. Wall, 1862, in Virginia while serving in the 23rd North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A., and in 1869; diary of Fannie (Leak) Wall, 1869-1870; financial records, 1861-1864, for the Richmond County (N.C.) Relief Committee for the Families of Volunteers; and scrapbooks.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Volume 3 includes lists of enslaved individuals between 1839-1845 (Folder 12).