Creator: North Carolina miscellaneous papers.
Collection number: 1135
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Abstract: Miscellaneous financial and legal papers, including documents relating to the settlement of accounts, tax returns, estate inventories, bills of sale for the purchase and rental of slaves, court papers, and other items from many dates and locations in North Carolina. Individual units have been cataloged separately.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Included are several slave bills of sale (1856 in Folder 1). Folder 2 also contains bill of sale (9 November 1847) by Francis Harper of Pitt County to Henry Wingate (two enslaved women were sold for $1,000 in settling the estate of Francis Harper’s father) as well as a record of auction, 1856(?), where the Harper, Harris, and Wingate families were principal buyers and an enslaved boy was sold.
Folder 3 includes a manuscript certificate of character written by W. W. White, Justice of the Peace of Granville, North Carolina, for Susan Pettiford, a free black woman (1861)
Folder 9 includes a letter from Lawrence Wood Roberts Jr. introducing Eneas Africanus, a book that Roberts praises as “a very human portrayal of our old Southern Negroes, who are very near and dear to my heart” (1937).