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Nicholas Bryar Massenburg papers, 1823-1908.

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Creator: Massenburg, Nicholas Bryar, d. 1867.
Collection number: 908
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Abstract: Nicholas Bryar Massenburg was a planter of Franklin County, N.C. The collection includes records, 1834-1846 and 1847-1851, kept by N. B. Massenburg concerning agricultural and family activities, slaves, and accounts for Woodleaf and Egypt, his Franklin County, N.C., plantations. Also included is correspondence of Massenburg’s daughter, Lucy C. Massenburg, including letters from her sister and mother and other relatives and friends. In addition, there are a journal, owner unknown, with brief daily entries, 1903-1908, relating to cutting and hauling lumber, and a scrapbook, chiefly containing clippings on agricultural and other topics.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights:  A farm journal contains slave lists from 1834-1851 (Folders 7-9).

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