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Collection Number: 00087

Collection Title: Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2,200 items)
Abstract Charles Wetmore Broadfoot was a Confederate officer, state legislator, 1870-1872, trustee of the University of North Carolina, and lawyer, of Fayetteville, N.C. He married Kate Huske, 1877. The collection includes papers of the successive and overlapping law practices of John Huske (1786-1848); his son, John Winslow Huske (1809-1841); J. W. Huske's brother-in-law, James Cochrane Dobbin (1814-1857); Dobbin's brother-in-law, Jesse George Shepherd (1820-1869); Dobbin's son, James C., Jr.; and Charles W. Broadfoot, John Huske's son-in-law, all of Fayetteville, N.C. The collection also includes correspondence with clients and pertinent business records. The practice was mainly concerned with estate settlement, guardianships, and debt collection.
Creator Broadfoot, Charles Wetmore, 1842-1919.



Dobbin, James C. (James Cochran), 1814-1857.



Huske, John Winslow, 1809-1841.



Huske, John, 1786-1848.



Shepherd, Jesse George, 1820-1869.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, #87, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Kate, Frances, and Margaret Broadfoot of Fayetteville, N.C., circa 1939.
Additions received from Robert P. Pell of Spartanburg, S.C., June 1970, and transferred from the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 1975.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection 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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Charles Wetmore Broadfoot (1842-1919) was a Confederate officer, state legislator, 1870-1872, trustee of the University of North Carolina, and lawyer, of Fayetteville, N.C. He married Kate Huske, daughter of William Huske and granddaughter of John Huske, in 1877.

John Huske (1786-1848?) was a lawyer of Fayetteville, N.C. His eldest son was John Winslow Huske (1809-1841), also a lawyer.

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The collection includes papers of the successive and overlapping law practices of John Huske (1786-1848); his son, John Winslow Huske (1809-1841); J. W. Huske's brother-in-law, James C. Dobbin (1814-1857); Dobbin's brother-in-law, Jesse George Shepherd (1820-1869); Dobbin's son, James C., Jr.; and Charles W. Broadfoot, John Huske's son-in-law, all of Fayetteville, N.C. The collection also includes correspondence with clients and pertinent business records. The practice was mainly concerned with estate settlement, guardianships, and debt collection. There are numerous bills, receipts, accounts, insurance policies, deeds, notes, and lawyers' business correspondence. There are also some business and financial papers and personal correspondence of the lawyers concerned.

John Huske's papers extend from about 1806 to about 1847, during which period he had at one time a law partnership with John Winslow and later a partnership with his oldest son, John Winslow Huske. Huske's papers are concerned with his Hogg family inheritance, the estate of Peter Mallett, the guardianship of the children of Catharine Mitchell, and the estate of John Winslow Huske, among other affairs. There are also references to the affairs of the McNeill, Simpson, McLaughlin, Webb, and many other families in the region.

The papers of Jesse Shepherd begin in 1847 and are similar to those of John Huske, relating to estate settlements, guardianships, and collections. Shepherd's papers reflect the affairs of A. C. Simpson, the Philemon H. Conely estate, Ann P. Huske, William T. Smith, J. C. Dobbin, Walter A. Huske, Mallett, and Robinson families, and others. In 1866 James C. Dobbin, Jr., entered a partnership with Shepherd and his papers are mingled with Shepherd from that point forward.

Papers, 1870-1891 and 1907-1919, are of Charles W. Broadfoot and relate to debt collection undertakings; bankruptcies and foreclosures; Cumberland County, N.C., school funds in the 1870s; and personal investments.

There is also a group of clippings and broadsides, mostly dated in the 1870s, related to political and civic issues, and three volumes of accounts.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1740-1799 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1800-1809 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1810-1814 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1815-1819 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1820-1822 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1823-1824 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1825-1826 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1827-1828 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1829 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1830 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1831 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1832 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1833 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1834 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1835-1837 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1838-1839 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1840 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1841 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1842 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20-21

Folder 20

Folder 21

1843 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 20-21

Folder 22

1844 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23-24

Folder 23

Folder 24

1845 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 23-24

Folder 25

1846 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

1847 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

1848 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

1849 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

1850 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30-31

Folder 30

Folder 31

1851 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 30-31

Folder 32

1852 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

1853 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

1854 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

1855 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

1856-1857 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

1858-1859 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

1860 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

1861-1865 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

1866 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

1867-1868 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42-44

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

1869 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 42-44

Folder 45

1870-1879 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

1880-1882 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

1883 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

1884 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49

1885-1889 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

1890-1919 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 50

1937 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51-54

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Undated #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 51-54

Folder 55

Volume 1: Bank book, Jesse G. Shepherd, 1853-1858 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 55

Folder 56

Volume 2: Ledger, Jesse G. Shepherd, 1869-1871 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 56

Folder 57

Volume 3: Daybook, 1869-1880 #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 57

Folder 58-59

Folder 58

Folder 59

Clippings #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 58-59

Folder 60

Biographical material #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." Folder 60

Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-87/1

Oversize papers #00087, Series: "Charles Wetmore Broadfoot Papers, 1774-1954 and undated." X-OPF-87/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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