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Collection Number: 04241

Collection Title: Jacob Luther Aull Papers, 1854-1900

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 285 items)
Abstract Jacob Luther Aull (1835-1923) of Aull Hills, Newberry County, S.C., owned sawmills, flour mills, and gristmills in Newberry County, S.C., 1854-1871, and in Dyson, Edgefield County, S.C., 1872-1923. The collection consists chiefly of business correspondence and advertisements, 1854-1900, relating to Jacob Luther Aull. The letters and advertising materials, including circulars, price lists, and trade cards, provide information about machinery and machine products. There are a few family letters from J. E. Blackwelder, Aull's brother-in-law Isaiah Haltiwanger, and his nephew P. H. Haltiwanger. Other items are a photograph of Jacob Aull, circa 1900, and legal and financial documents, including court summonses, receipts, bills of sale, promissory notes, and statements of accounts.
Creator Aull, Jacob Luther, 1835-1923.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Jacob Luther Aull Papers #4241, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. W. B. Aull of Landis, N.C., in June 1980.
Additional Descriptive Resources
Original finding aid is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Jacob Luther Aull (1835-1923) of Newberry County, S.C., was the son of Reverend Herman Aull and Eve Riser Werts Aull. Between 1851 and 1854, he worked as a ginwright in the shop of his brother-in-law, Nathan A. Hunter, in Newberry, S.C. In 1854, Aull established a steam sawmill on the Saluda River in Newberry County. In 1856, he moved to Aull Hills, S.C., where he established a flour and gristmill. Aull operated the mill for the Confederate government during the Civil War. In 1872, he moved to Dyson, Edgefield County (later Greenfield County), S.C., where he operated saw, grist, and flour mills.

Aull married Julia Ann Haltiwanger of Saluda, Edgefield County (later Saluda County), S.C., in 1856, and with her had six children: Elbert Herman, Rowena, Nathan E., Eva, William Bowman, and Luther Bachman. Jacob Luther Aull died in 1923.

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The collection consists chiefly of business correspondence and advertisements, 1854-1900, relating to Jacob Luther Aull (1835-1923), who owned sawmills, gristmills, and flour mills in Newberry County, S.C., 1854-1871, and in Dyson, Edgefield County, S.C., 1872-1923. The letters and advertising materials, including circulars, price lists, and trade cards, provide information about machinery and machine products. There are a few family letters from J. E. Blackwelder, Aull's brother-in-law, Isaiah Haltiwanger, and nephew, P. H. Haltiwanger. Other items are a photograph of Jacob Aull, circa 1900, and legal and financial documents, including court summonses, receipts, bills of sale, promissory notes, and statements of accounts.

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Contents list

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285 items.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 1a

Includes a list of companies represented in the correspondence and among the advertising circulars

Folder 1b

Correspondence, 1862 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 1b

Folder 2

Correspondence, 1865 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 2

Folder 3

Correspondence, 1866 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 3

Folder 4

Correspondence, 1867 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 4

Folder 5

Correspondence, 1870-1873 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 5

Folder 6

Correspondence, 1875 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 6

Folder 7

Correspondence, 1876 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 7

Folder 8

Correspondence, 1877-1879 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 8

Folder 9

Correspondence, 1880-1881 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 9

Folder 10

Legal and financial, 1854-1868 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 10

Folder 11

Legal and financial, 1870-1875 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 11

Folder 12

Legal and financial, 1876-1879 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 12

Folder 13

Legal and financial, 1880-1889 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 13

Folder 14

Legal and financial, 1890-1900 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 14

Folder 15

Advertising circulars, 1861-1867 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 15

Folder 16

Advertising circulars, 1870-1879 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 16

Folder 17

Advertising circulars, 1880, and undated A #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 17

Folder 18

Advertising circulars, undated B-H #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 18

Folder 19

Advertising circulars, undated M-W #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." Folder 19

Image Folder P-4241/1

Photograph of Jacob Luther Aull, circa 1900 #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." P-4241/1

Oversize Paper Folder OP-4241/1

Advertising circulars, obituaries, and land indentures #04241, Series: "Papers, 1854-1900." OP-4241/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: F. Gamel, December 1980

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, November 2005

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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