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Collection Number: 00042-z

Collection Title: Simmons J. Baker Papers, 1793-1859

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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990 1992.

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Size 11 items
Abstract Simmons Jones Baker appears to have been a physician of Scotland Neck, N.C. The collection includes recollections of the Baker and related families of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, written from personal knowledge and tradition by Simmons J. Baker in 1847, with a few undated genealogical notes; a volume of farm accounts and some merchandise shipping records, 1845-1854, of Thomas H. Watson, planter of eastern North Carolina, including a few accounts with slaves or free blacks and entries relating to Baker's estate, 1853-1854; and a few miscellaneous receipts and other enclosures, 1800-1859 and undated.
Creator Baker, Simmons J. (Simmons Jones), 1775-1853.
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 Simmons J. Baker Papers #42-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Lena Smith of Scotland Neck, N.C., and Claiborne Smith of Rocky Mount, N.C., in May 1944.
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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Simmons Jones Baker appears to have been a physician of Scotland Neck, N.C.

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The collection includes recollections of the Baker and related families of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, written from personal knowledge and tradition by physician Simmons J. Baker in 1847, with a few undated genealogical notes; a volume of farm accounts and some merchandise shipping records, 1845-1854, of Thomas H. Watson, planter of eastern North Carolina, including a few accounts with slaves or free blacks and entries relating to Baker's estate, 1853-1854; and a few miscellaneous receipts and other enclosures, 1800-1859 and undated.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Scott Philyaw, April 1992

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, July 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, December 2009 and October 2010

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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