The Resource Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War. Series J, part 12, Selections from the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,, general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp, (microform)

Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War. Series J, part 12, Selections from the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,, general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp, (microform)

Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War. Series J, part 12, Selections from the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,, [1701-1990]
Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War. Series J, part 12, Selections from the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
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general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp
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Records of antebellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War. Series J, part 12, Selections from the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
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  • This accession consists of a wide variety of records of families principally from the tidewater and coastal plains of North Carolina. The materials describe farm and plantation management and operations, documenting daily functions of these agricultural units. There is also substantial information on the daily life--social, educational, political, and religious--of farmers and planters in the eastern half of North Carolina, especially in the ante-bellum period
  • The collection is divided into large series based on the individual or family whose papers form the bulk of the records: John Hampden Hill; Langdon, Young, and Meares family; Levin Lane; Strudwick family; Swann family; James Evans; Gillespie and Wright family; Thomas David Smith McDowell family; Lewis family; Archibald Davis Alston; Archibald Hunter Arrington; James Jones Phillips; Simmons Jones Baker; Brownrigg family; Burgwyn family; Capehart family; Meeta Armistead Capehart; William Rhodes Capehart; Margaret Mordecai Devereux; Thomas Devereux Hogg; Robert A. Jones; Norfleet family; Skinner family; Peter Evans Smith; Lewis Thompson; Edmonia Cabell Wilkins; William Henry Wills; Patrick Henry Winston; Grimes family. In addition to the principals involved, there are often additional family members or other individuals for whom the principals had some fiduciary responsibility
  • Papers, 1875-1880, of John Hampden Hill (d. 1883) of Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties, North Carolina, consisting of a history of the families and plantations in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties containing general descriptions of events, places, legends, families, and plantations. Does not provide many dates, and much of the information is second-hand
  • Papers, 1771-1877, of the Langdon, Young, and Meares families of New Hanover County, North Carolina, and California and Kentucky. Letters, 1821-1828 and 1877, between members of the Meares family discuss business, horse breeding, plantation management, settlement of estates, hiring out of slaves, financial matters, social and family news, and the presidential election of 1876. Letters, 1829-1863, of the Langdon family comment on barracks life at Fort Monroe, Virginia, Detroit, Michigan, and Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; travels across country, including descriptions of Wyoming, California, and Acapulco, Mexico; social and family news. Langdon family letters include a letter, 1858, from David G. Farragut (1801-1870) of the United States Navy to Richard C. Langdon consisting of a testimonial for Langdon's excellent service under Farragut while stationed at Mare Island, California, naval yard. Letters, 1860-1871, of the Young family contain letters discussing personal and family news. Papers also include a diary, 1859-1867, of Armand De Rossett Young concerning his studies and hunting; record, 1837-1856, of texts of sermons preached at St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, North Carolina; scrapbook containing poems, essays, articles, recipes, and pictures; and shippers' account, 1808, consisting of receipts and records of cargoes shipped to Wilmington. Papers also contain accounts, bills of sale, and items relating to the Langdon, Halsey, and Young families. Papers also contain unattributed poems and a surveyor's plat of land in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • Papers, 1802-1858, of Levin Lane (ca. 1794-1863), planter, probably of New Hanover and Pender Counties, North Carolina, containing seven bills of sale, 1802-1825, for slaves, mostly involving Lane's father Ezekiel Lane (1773-1834); letters, 1856-1858, mostly addressed to Lane's son William Walter Lane (1831-1901) discussing William Lane's travels in Europe, and containing personal and social news. Papers also include photograph copies of portraits of Levin Lane and his family; an undated map of a city block in Wilmington, North Carolina; and a land grant, 1847, for property in Columbus County, North Carolina, to Josiah Nye
  • Papers, 1701-1826, of the Strudwick family of New Hanover and Orange Counties, North Carolina, and England, containing the business and legal papers of Samuel Strudwick (d. 1794) and William F. Strudwick (d. 1812). Papers contain deeds, indentures and other papers relating to land and estate transactions; slave inventories; and family letters. Papers also contain letters to Sameul Strudwick concerning land he owns in England; the sale of tobacco and purchase of articles in Wilmington, North Carolina; and a bankruptcy settlement with George Burrington, son of the colonial governor, through which the Strudwicks secured much of their vast land holdings in North Carolina
  • Papers, 1784-1865, of the Swann family of Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties, North Carolina, and Florida. Contain papers, 1784-1847, of John Jones Swann concerning his plantation activities, slaves, and his association with banking in Wilmington, North Carolina. Also, papers, 1829-1865, of Ann Sophia Green Swann contain correspondence concerning family claims to land in Tennessee and the Civil War; and Ann Swann's journals consisting of reminiscences, genealogical notes, poems, and records of day-to-day events. Also include papers of Mary Martha Reid of Florida containing school work of her son Raymond Jenckes Reid at the Hudson River Institute in New York; and letters concerning her going to Richmond, Virginia, to work as a nurse, news from St. Augustine, Florida, and a will dividing her property if she failed to return from Richmond. Papers contain history of various plantations in Florida that were owned by Mary Martha Reid's family, and information on Swann family plantations in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina
  • Papers, 1826-1927, of James Evans of Cumberland County, North Carolina, containing Evans' personal and business correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other items. Papers concern Evans' life as a farmer before the Civil War and as a merchant after. Papers contain articles Evans wrote for the Fayetteville News. Letters comment on the status of African Americans before and after the war, and describe Evans' life as a member of the North Carolina Light Artillery during the war, as well as military actions. Account books and ledgers relate to Evans' agricultural and merchandise businesses. Papers include financial records, 1870, of the Cape Fear River steamer Little Sam; Cumberland County school records, 1849-1862; records, 1850s-1860s, of taxable property in Locke's Creek District, Cumberland County; and James Evans' diary containing news on the weather, planting, progress of crops, and family activities
  • Papers, 1735-1877, of the Gillespie and Wright families of Duplin and Bladen Counties, North Carolina, consisting of land records, deeds, plats, and surveyors' notes; tax records; slave bills of sale and records relating to slaves and slavery; accounts, bills, and receipts; papers relating to Duplin County tenants of Isaac Wright; wills and property inventories; estate papers of the estate of James Moorhead (d. 1808?); correspondence of Wright and Gillespie family members discussing family and social news, business matters, politics and national events; two acrostics by African American poet George Moses Horton (ca. 1797-ca. 1883); and a copy of Jeb Stuart's (1833-1864) "Ode to his favorite War Horse 'Maryland.'" Papers also include a family tree and short family history, 1990, for the Gillespie family. Many of the early deeds and plats may have been gathered by Isaac Wright for use in an 1820s land dispute or may have belonged to a Mr. Gillespie who was a surveyor
  • Papers, 1735-1905, of Thomas David Smith McDowell (1823-1898) of Bladen County, North Carolina, consisting of correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other documents detailing the political and business interests of Thomas McDowell and his father Alexander McDowell in the Cape Fear region. Political and business papers consist of correspondence, tax lists, petitions, accounts, slave lists, and other financial and legal docuements which detail Thomas McDowell's political career and business concerns. Other papers contain correspondence of the McDowell family consisting of social and family news, as well as personal matters; and include letters relating to Lucy Ann Brown of Columbus, Mississippi, a McDowell family relative who moved back to Bladen County during the Civil War. Letters document her Civil War experiences in Mississippi and her post-war life in Bladen County. Papers also include writings, school materials, newspaper clippings, and other items
  • Papers, 1730-1956, of the Lewis family of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, containing correspondence; financial and legal papers, including accounts, bills, inventories, land records, powers of attorney, presidential pardons, receipts, and wills; and other documents. Correspondence concerns the Lewis, Bryan, and Bradley families, and discusses family and personal news, including health, births, deaths, clothing, and agriculture; student life at the University of North Carolina; politics; and the Civil War, specifically the homefront, slaves, hire of substitutes, and fear of invading armies. Papers include records of land sales and purchases. Financial and legal papers document the purchase of household items and doctors' services, as well as documents concerning Exum Lewis' (d. 1839) service as an Edgecombe County presiding judge. Papers also contain presidential pardons for William F. Lewis (1819-1910) and Kenelm H. Lewis (1816-1866); list of Revolutionary War era miltia officers of Edgecombe County; act of incorporation for Edgecombe County; notes on the North Carolina militia in 1764; map, 1798-1812, of the lower Mississippi territory; folk songs; college essays and notes; 1840 University of North Carolina catalogue; an oration by William F. Lewis; and a European travel diary, 1857. Papers also include genealogical notes and biographies of family members
  • Papers, 1804-1893, of Archibald Davis Alston (1817-1899) and the Alston and Hawkins families of Halifax, Nash, and Warren Counties, North Carolina, and Texas. Correspondence contains letters to Sarah M. Alston of Nash County from her children Edgar M. Alston and Ariella Alston Hawkins of Texas discussing family news and life in Texas and the Mexican War; also letters between other members of the Alston and Hawkins families in both North Carolina and Texas containing family and personal news. Correspondence also contains business correspondence of Archibald Alston regarding mining properties in Franklin County, North Carolina. Financial and legal papers include wills, indentures, promissory notes, bills, receipts, and other documents concerning the Alston family. Papers include contracts involving gold mining in Franklin County; accounts of Alston as administrator for the estate of Philip G. Alston; contracts between Alston and a freedman, Oscar Clements; household accounts; and records of cotton sold. Papers also contain newspaper clippings, essays, and a recipe for cucumber catsup
  • Papers, 1754-1865, of Archibald Hunter Arrington (1809-1872), politician and businessman in Nash County, North Carolina, concerning business and agricultural pursuits in both Nash County and in Montgomery County, Alabama, consisting of receips for cotton sales; accounts with merchants; slave and freedman documents, including records of provisions provided, bills of sale and hiring agreements for slaves, list of ages and birth dates for slaves, and sharecropping contracts; overseer contracts; land records, including deeds, plats, and rental agreements; wills and estate inventories for Arrington and others; promissory notes; partnership agreements and mercantile records; sales of stock; insurance; tax documents and receipts; and receipts for goods and services. Papers also contain correspondence involving business matters including operation of Arrington's Alabama plantation and his mercantile concerns; and legal questions such as bankruptcy, property and tenent questions, and charges of misconduct against Arrington. Papers discuss Arrington's political activities, including his service in the United States and Confederate Congresses, and in the North Carolina secession convention. Correspondence also includes social, family, and personal news
  • Papers, 1814-1892, of James Jones Philips (1798-1874), a physician and scientific farmer of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, consisting of correspondence, 1854-1892, containing letters from Ethelred Philips (1801-1870) of Florida to James Philips as manager of Ethelred's business concerns in North Carolina, and discussing crops, prices, and agricultural economy; politics and secession; the Confederate government, democracy; reconstruction; religion and philosophy, including the need for church reform and modernization; health care, including reports of epidemics and the medicinal use of brandy and whiskey; relationshiops with slaves and freedmen; as well as personal news. Correspondence also contains letters from other members of the Philips family containing family and personal news. Papers contain medical records, 1832-1835, consisting of a book of accounts for physician's services and containing the names of many families in Edgecombe County and the surrounding area and including a cure for the "eating cancer." Papers also include account books and receipts, 1814 and 1849-1881, which contain Philips' accounts as administrator of various estates, provisions supplied to slaves, accounts with Ethelred Philips, miscellaneous accounts, and accounts with freedmen, accounts with hired laborers and records of days lost and provisions advanced them, and miscellaneous receipts including a Confederate bond, tax receipts, and a railroad receipt. Papers also include a biographical sketch of Philips and a "fishing tale."
  • Papers, 1800-1938, of Simmons Jones Baker (1775-1853), physician of Scotland Neck, North Carolina, containing a typed copy, 1938, of recollections of the Bakers and related families originally written by Baker in 1847 and genealogical notes. Papers also include a volume, 1845-1854, of Thomas H. Watson containing farm accounts, merchandise shipping records, entries concering Simmons Baker's estate, and accounts with slaves or free blacks. Also miscellaneous receipts and other items
  • Papers, 1736-1944, of the Brownrigg family of Chowan County, North Carolina, and Lowndes County, Mississippi, consisting of correspondence, financial and legal materials, and other papers. Correspondence, 1779-1882 and 1944, includes typescript letters of John Brownrigg of Ireland discussing his business affairs in North Carolina, the education of his brother Thomas (1767-1826), and his uncle's estates in Ireland and Jamaica; letters from Richard Thomas Brownrigg (1793-1847) concerning his student days at the University of North Carolina and his and his relatives' move from North Carolina to Lowndes County, Mississippi; letter of Richard Thomas Brownrigg (b. 1865) making genealogical inquiries and commenting on his donation of papers to the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina. Financial and legal materials, 1736-1862, contain bills, receipts, and wills of various members of the Brownrigg familiy. Other papers, 1800-1899 and undated, contain a genealogical essay on the Brownrigg and related families; diploma of Richard T. Brownrigg from the University of North Carolina; unidentified diary; an essay on the Brownriggs' Chowan County family home "Wingfield;" obituaries of members of the Brownrigg family; diaries, 1835-1836, of trips made by Richard T. Brownrigg from North Carolina to Lowndes County; account book, 1848-1852, of the estate of Richard T. Brownrigg; and account book, 1853-1858, of personal accounts of Dr. John Brownrigg
  • Papers, 1787-1927, of the Burgwyn family of Northampton and Warren Counties, North Carolina, consisting of correspondence, clippings, account books, financial papers, notes, and other materials. Correspondence, 1787-1927, containing letters regarding business matters and personal news, including management of the Burgwyns' plantation, the health of their overseer's daughter, and Henry King Burgwyn's (1841-1863) education at West Point, the University of North Carolina, and the Virginia Military Institute. Financial and legal materials, 1830-1925, contain deeds, indentures, and wills of the Burgwyn family; receipts for sale and purchase of slaves; stock certificates for Henderson Female College; insurance records; receipts for goods purchased; and a list of slaves at Thornbury plantation. Miscellaneous papers, 1862-1924, include poems, newspaper clippings, notes for a speech, plans for the house at Thornbury plantation, and drawings relating to Henry King Burgwyn and a monument in his honor. Volumes, 1803-1920, include transcriptions of poems, 1803-1920; reminiscences, 1839-1874, of Anna Greenough Burgwyn; diary and journal, 1861-1863, of Henry King Burgwyn; diary, ca. 1869, of Sarah Emily Burgwyn; Diaries, 1871-1889, of John Alveston Burgwyn; diary, 1886-1887, of Anna Greenough Burgwyn; reminiscence, 1912, of at trip to Florence, Italy, by Katherine Mary MacRae; account books and check registers, 1840-1919, kept by various members of the Burgwyn family concerning farm accounts, travel expenses, estates, and other financial matters; scrapbooks; secretary's minute book, 1915-1918, of the Women's Auxiliary of the Episcopal Church, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina; and secretary's record of letters sent and received, ca. 1920, Women's Auxiliary, Edgecombe District
  • Papers, 1782-1983, of the Capehart family of Bertie County, North Carolina, consisting of correspondence, 1811-1952 and undated, concerning an invitation to a ball; education of Susan Bryan Martin; home life of the Capehart family; a journey to Illinois; farming and the prices of various commodities; the Civil War, including discussion of military service, occupation by Union forces, shortages, and possible peace; Reconstruction, including the desire of former slaves to remain on the plantation; Capehart family genealogy, and family and personal news. Financial and legal materials, 1782-1882, contains agreements, bills, contracts, deeds, receipts, and wills of the Capehart family, as well as estate accounts and claims. Printed material, 1861-1966, contains newspaper clippings from the Richmond Dispatch, The North Carolina Standard, and other papers describing battles and events during the Civil War. Also includes clipping, 1966, from the Raleigh News and Observer concerning Scotch Hall, the Capehart family home. Miscellaneous material, 1859-1953, contains maps of Bertie County, Capehart family genealogical chart, chronology of Scotch Hall, and recipes. Volumes, 1840-1899, contain slave records and sick lists for slaves, 1840-1864; accounts, 1843-1879, of members of the Capehart family; scrapbook, 1866-1867; business and merchandise account books, 1867-1869; family record, 1882, of marriages, birth, and death; and receipe book which includes list of names, birth dates, and ages of former slaves remaining at Scotch Hall after the Civil War
  • Papers, 1780-1868, of Meeta Armistead Capehart (d. 189-) of Granville County, North Carolina, consisting of correspondence, land grants, deeds, bills of sale, and other papers. Correspondence, 1844-1868, consists of letters from from Baldy A. Capehart to his wife Meeta Capehart describing his military service during the Civil War and advising his wife on management of the plantation; letters from Meeta Capehart to her mother Mrs. William Anthony Armistead concering family matters, including the death of William Armistead; and letters to Meeta Capehart concerning family genealogy. Papers also include bills of sale, 1780-1822, for land in Washington, Bertie, and Chowan Counties, North Carolina, and involve John Armistead. Papers also contain accounts of Mrs. W. A. Armistead, invoices and receipts of Baldy Capehart, and land lottery tickets printed on the back of cards
  • Papers, 1837-1856, of Margaret Mordecai Devereux (1824-1910) of Bertie and Wake Counties, North Carolina, containing correspondence between Margaret Mordecai Devereux and her sister Judith Ellen Mordecai (1820-1916). Letters, 1837-1841, detail Margeret Mordecai's activities at school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her daily life, her nostalgia for home, and her visit to her aunt's in Petersburg, Virginia. Letters, 1842-1856, concern Margeret Mordecai Devereux's married life at Runiroi plantation in Bertie County and at Wills Forest in Wake County, describing daily activities and describing her children. Correspondence also includes letters from Margaret Mordecai Devereux to her mother Ann Lane Mordecai (1794-1854) describing Margaret's schooling and her wedding trip to her husband's plantation at Runiroi; letters, 1837-1839, from George Washington Mordecai to Margaret and Ellen Mordecai containing family news; and letters, 1841-1844 to Ellen Mordecai from John Devereux (1819-1893) providing amusing descriptions of family life at Runiroi
  • Papers, 1798-1910, of Thomas Devereux Hogg (1823-1904), businessman of Raleigh, North Carolina, consisting of correspondence, 1829-1910, of Thomas Devereux Hogg, and members of the Hogg, Bryan, and Hawkins families concerning the mental health of Joseph Blount, Jr.; James L. Bryan's (1799-1856) business interests; Thomas D. Hogg's activities as executor of Bryan's estate; and Colin Hawkins' interest in Hawkins family genealogy. Financial and legal papers, 1799-1910, contain accounts, bills, contracts, indentures, receipts, wills, and other documents concerning Thomas D. Hogg, James L. Bryan and others. Topics include Bryan's business partnership with Benjamin Maitland; Bryan's administration of Joseph Blount, Jr.'s affairs; Bryan's executorship of his brother John S. Bryan's estate; contract for construction of a saw mill; and activities the attorney for Joseph Blount, Jr. Volumes, 1798-1865, containing account books, 1798-1835, of David Clark of Martin County, North Carolina, regarding his mercantile and plantation accounts, as well as accounts kept by Gavin Hogg (1788-1835) as Clark's executor and by Thomas D. Hogg as Gavin Hogg's executor; Joseph Blount account books, 1827-1856, containing accounts of Gavin Hogg, executor of Joseph Blount's estate, and of James C. Johnston as guardian of Joseph Blount, Jr.; James L. Bryan accounts books, 1826-1858, containing Bryan's personal and business accounts, and Thomas D. Hogg's accounts as Bryan's executor; Thomas D. Hogg saw mill account books, 1853-1856; Thomas D. Hogg's personal accounts, 1865-1867; and other volumes, 1837-1865, containing accounts, 1862-1865, of Thomas D. Hogg as ordnance and commissary officer for the state of North Carolina, commonplace book, 1851, of Janet Bryan Hogg, and daily record of receipts and expenditures for stagecoach line running from Blakely or Gaston to Fayettville, North Carolina
  • Account book, 1817-1829, of Robert A. Jones (1796-1831) of Halifax County, North Carolina, detailing his management of his plantations in Halifax, Bertie, and Wake Counties, North Carolina. Account book records his sales and purchases of goods, his hiring of slaves, his administrations of others estates, his business interests, and other activities. Account book notes charitable sums he donated to slaves and free blacks, providing information on their demographics
  • Papers, 1784-1895, of the Norfleet family of Bertie County, North Carolina, consisting of loose papers, 1784-1865 and undated, containing accounts, bills, indentures, receipts, and other financial and legal documents of the Norfleet family, including the affairs of Thomas F. Norfleet (d. 1855) as guardian for the children of John Norfleet; bill of sale, 1784, for a slave sold to Marmaduke Norfleet; deed of gift, 1787, between Reuben Norfleet and his son James; bills and accounts, 1856-1865, of Stephen A. Norfleet (1822-1910); and correspondence concerning the will of William Perry. Papers also include volumes, 1844-1895, of Stephen A. Norfleet consisting of account books which include names and ages of slaves belonging to the Norfleet family, Stephen Norfleet's accounts with family members and himself, family expenses, and expenditures pertaining to the Norfleet family plantations; and plantation diaries detailing daily farming activities, the weather, slaves, and navigation on the Roanoke River
  • Papers, 1705-1900, of the Skinner family of Bertie, Chowan, and Perquimans Counties, North Carolina, consisting of correspondence, financial and legal papers, plantation journals, and other papers. Correspondence, 1770-1900, contains letters, 1770-1804, of the Skinner, Dawson, and Lowther families discussing family news and marriages; letters, 1805-1824, concerning the married life of Maria Lowther Skinner (1786-1824) and Joseph Blount Skinner (1781-1851); letters, 1825-1839, of Joseph Blount Skinner and his children Tristrim Lowther Skinner (1820-1862) and Penelope Skinner (1824-1841) containing family news and the children's education; letters, 1840-1860, of Tristrim Skinner and his wife Eliza Fisk Harwood Skinner (1827-1888) concerning their courtship and marriage and his management of his plantations; letters, 1861-1862, from Tristrim Skinner to Eliza Skinner concerning his military service as captain of Company A, 1st North Carolina Infantry; letters, 1869-1900 and undated, concerning agricultural recovery in Tennessee, a lawsuit involving Eliza Skinner, and other personal matters. Financial and legal papers, 1705-1862 and undated, contains deed and indentures relating to the Skinner family plantations in Bertie, Chowan, and Perquimans Counties; wills of Penelope Johnston Dawson, Joseh Blount Skinner, and Tristrim Skinner; legal papers concerning disputed land grants and William Johnston Dawson's estate; deed for purchases of lots in Edenton, North Carolina, and slaves; and receipts for furniture and materials for an iron fence. Plantation journals, 1843-1863, documenting Tristrim Skinner's management of his plantations before the Civil War, and Eliza’s Skinner's management during the Civil War, including documentation of difficulties with slaves. Other papers, 1840-1853 and undated, includes poems; newspapers clippings; address; envelope, and prints of miniatures
  • Papers, 1738-1926, of Peter Evans Smith (1829-1905) of Halifax County, North Carolina, consisting of correspondence, 1822-1869, containing letters of Peter Evans (1781-1852), William Ruffin Smith (1803-1872), and Peter Evans Smith (1829-1905) discussing family and business news, plantation development, slavery, politics, education, the Civil War, exercise and diet, health, and social news; financial and legal materials, 1739-1862, containing deeds, indentures, plats, wills, lists of stocks and bonds, bills, receipts, insurance policies, slave lists, tenant agreements, and other documents relating to the plantations and agricultural interests of Evans and the Smiths; account books, 1823-1877, of various members of the Smith family detailing plantation and business interests and expenditures; and photographs, 1888-1926, of Blount Hall, the oldest home in Pitt County, North Carolina; two photographs of Captain J. W. Cooke; Joseph Blount Cheshire; Edwards Ferry, North Carolina; Episcopal Church in Scotland Neck, North Carolina; Jamestown Exposition photograph of Alfred Leigh, elderly African American shoemaker; a railroad construction site; eight pictures of unidentified individuals; three pictures of unidentified homes; and two pictures of plows
  • Papers, 1723-1894, of Lewis Thompson (1808-1867) of Bertie County, North Carolina, consisting of account books, bills, bonds, correspondence, deeds, receipts, and other documents relating to Thompson's business interests, incuding his cultivation of cotton and wheat in Bertie County and of sugar in Rapides Parish, Louisiana; sale and purchase of slaves; and agreements with African American sharecroppers and laborers. Also includes material relating to Thompson's serving as executor for the estates of relatives and friends
  • Papers, 1782-1870, of Edmonia Cabell Wilkins (1865-1948), genealogist of Northampton County, North Carolina, containing personal and business correspondence and papers of the Wilkins family of Northampton County and of Brunswick and Greensville Counties, Virginia. Letters, 1786-1864, discuss plantation management, trade with merchants in Petersburg, Virginia, and elsewhere; railroad investments and other business concerns. Financial and legal papers, 1782-1865, contains bills and receipts concerning property; plantation affairs; investments in Virginia and North Carolina railroads; and purchase, hire, and provisioning of slaves; as well as receipts from racing seasons at the Belfield Jocking and Racing Club. Papers also include financial and legal volumes, 1811-1870, containing account book, 1811-1816, of William Wyche Wilkins (1768-1840) of Northampton County (N.C.) and Greensville County (Va.); account book, 1824-1826, of unidentified individual; account book, 1824-1827, of unidentified shoemaker; trial dockets, 1830-1841, kept by Edmund Wilkins (1796-1867) for Northampton and Halifax Counties (N.C.); record books, 1837-1840, of operation of rail and stage lines and passenger accommodations in Gaston, North Carolina; Gaston Hotel account book, 1837-1840; record book, 1824-1841, of Edmund Wilkins containing list of books in Wilkins' library, inventory of slaves, and inventory of estate of William Wilkins; account book, 1790-1849, of John Limbrey Wilkins (1801-1843) of Brunswick County (Va.); account book, 1850-1853, of an unidentified blacksmith; Belmont and Meadows plantations account, 1853-1865; unidentified account book, 1836-1870; notebooks of law students at Litchfield, Connecticut; and Edmund Wilkins' medical notebook probably when attending the University of Pennsylvania medical school. Papers also include script for a Masonic ceremony, a prayer in German, map of Gaston, North Carolina, recipes, and a manuscript copy of a fairy tale
  • Papers, 1712-1892, of William Henry Wills (1809-1889), Methodist minister of Halifax County, North Carolina, containing correspondence of the Wills, Whitaker, and Norman families, discussing personal and family news and the Civil War; papers of William Henry Wills concerning religion and his ministry, and includes some papers for the Reverends Richard Wills and Swain Swift, and church member Julia Rankin; papers concerning the antebellum and post-bellum operation of plantations, as well as estate papers; diaries and other volumes detailing the the lives of the Wills family and relatives; and a tintype photograph of George Whitaker Wills (1842-1864)
  • Papers, 1848-1938, of Patrick Henry Winston (1820-1886), lawyer of Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina, consisting of Winston's personal papers, 1848-1879, containing slave bills of sale, 1848-1863; volume, 1850-1853 containing the constitution, by-laws, and minutes of the Bertie Lyceum debating society; correspondence concerning plantations owned by Winston, cotton crops, labor problems, and a railroad being built in Bertie County; and deeds for property owned by Winston in Bertie and Franklin Counties, North Carolina. Papers also include papers from Winston's law practice, 1858-1879, consisting of the estate papers of H. S. Williams, Samuel Williams, Joseph J. Williams, John P. Williams; as well as letters, receipts, loan notes, powers of attorney, warrants, and other documents relating to clients of Winston. Other items in the collection are a letter, 23 December 1930, from Charles L. Van Noppen of Greensboro, North Carolina, to George Winston of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, sending holiday greetings, and fragment of a letter, dated 1938, from Jeff W. Lamar of Jacksonville, Florida, to Robert Winston of Aiken South Carolina, describing his life since he last saw Winston, discussing his health and business affairs, and mentioning that he had played baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics before the formation of the major leagues
  • Papers, 1713-1866, of the Grimes family of Pitt and Wake Counties, North Carolina. Papers include letters, 1860-1879, of Confederate General Bryan Grimes (1828-1880) to his brother William Grimes (1823-1884) concerning his military service and experiences during the Civil War, post-war business, and family matters. Also reports and accounts, 1860-1882, of the overseer of Avon Plantation (Pitt County) concerning routine operations, labor, livestock, weather, and transporation. Papers include general correspondence, 1820-1866, of the Grimes family concerning family businesses, management of estate properties, shipping, purchases, loans, cotton, real estate, bankruptcy, animal husbandry, and employment. Papers also concern the administration of estates by Bryan Grimes, Sr. (1793-1860). Papers contain financial and legal items, 1713-1866, concerning the Grimes family's business concerns and include agreements, bills, bills of lading, deeds, legal announcements, notes, and shipping orders relating to the buying and selling of real estate, slaves, and cotton. Also include papers of Dr. W. W. Myers of the United States Army acting as assistant surgeon in the Freedmen's Bureau. Papers contain charts, instructions, family histories, speeches, poems, clippings, and quartermaster's papers concerning the activities of the Grimes and related families. Papers also contain volumes, 1827-1864, relating to the operation of the family plantations, Grimes' Sr.'s estate management, business records, and account books kept by a housewife living near Raleigh, North Carolina. Papers also include photographs of members of the Grimes family and some of the homes in which they lived
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