Meares and DeRosset family papers, 1839-1942 (bulk 1860-1910).

Creator: Meares and DeRosset family.
Collection number: 499
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Abstract: Family, business, and social correspondence and business papers of the Meares and DeRosset families of Wilmington, N.C. Papers are of Gaston Meares, lawyer, businessman, and Confederate colonel; his wife, Katherine Douglass Meares; their children at Columbia, S.C., and other places; Katherine Meares’s father, Armand John DeRosset, a Wilmington physician and merchant. Volumes are chiefly miscellaneous accounts and a diary with entries on church and familly affairs and the Civil War. There is also a 17-page statement on the possibility of negro suffrage in North Carolina.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Box 15 contains a document discussing the possibility of African American suffrage in North Carolina.