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Collection Number: 02448-z

Collection Title: John Peter Broun Papers, 1819-1939

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Size 135 items
Abstract John Peter Broun was a planter of Richland County, S.C., and Lowndes County, Ala. His wife was Abby Hinman Day Broun of New York, N.Y. Family correspondence of Broun, planter of Richland County, S.C., and Lowndes County, Ala., and of his wife, Abby Hinman Day Broun of New York, before and after the Civil War. Included are letters from Broun in New York to his children; letters from his granddaughter, Decca Coles Singleton (Mrs. Leroy) Halsey, on family history and recollections of her childhood; earlier correspondence on plantation life; and slave lists.
Creator Broun, John Peter, 1806-1895.
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 John Peter Broun papers #2448-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Leroy Halsey in 1942.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Family correspondence of Broun, planter of Richland County, S.C., and Lowndes County, Ala., and of his wife, Abby Hinman Day Broun of New York, before and after the Civil War. Included are letters from Broun in New York to his children; letters from his granddaughter, Decca Coles Singleton (Mrs. Leroy) Halsey, on family history and recollections of her childhood; earlier correspondence on plantation life; and slave lists.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, February 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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