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Collection Number: 00096

Collection Title: Bryan Family Papers, 1704-1940

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Size 40.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 13,000 items)
Abstract Bryan and related Blount, Donnell, Shepard, Spaight, and Washington families of New Bern, N.C., and vicinity. Prominent family members included John Heritage Bryan (1798-1870), congressman and lawyer of New Bern and Raleigh, N.C.; his brother, James West Bryan (1805-1864), lawyer of New Bern; James W. Bryan's son, James Augustus Washington Bryan (1839-1923), Confederate ordnance officer and bank and railroad president, of New Bern; and James A. Bryan's son, Charles Shepard Bryan (1865-1956), businessman of New York and Asheville, N.C. The collection contains primarily business papers and correspondence documenting the professional and commercial activities and home life of the families of James W. Bryan, James A. Bryan, and Charles S. Bryan. Included are papers pertaining to the law practice of John H. Bryan and James W. Bryan, who specialized in debt collection, reflecting ante bellum economic conditions in North Carolina and mercantile relationships with New York; and family correspondence and bills and receipts concerning the education and social activities of James W. Bryan's daughter, Laura (Bryan) Hughes (1837-1868), and son, James A., who attended Princeton College. Included are letters from William A. Graham before, during, and after his term as governor, and from Bishop Levi Silliman Ives during his controversy with the Episcopal Church. Also present are papers of James A. Bryan relating to his service as a Confederate ordnance officer, and his involvement in lumber, banking, and railroad business after the war, especially as president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, treasurer of the Pamlico, Oriental, and Western Railroad, and president of the National Bank of New Bern; and papers of Charles S. Bryan relating to his business ventures, political interests (including membership in the Ku Klux Klan), service in the American and French forces during World War I, and genealogical research.
Creator Bryan family.
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 Bryan Family Papers #96, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
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Acquisitions Information
Gift of Charles S. Bryan, 1940 and 1956.
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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Bryan and related Blount, Donnell, Shepard, Spaight, and Washington families of New Bern, N.C., and vicinity. Prominent family members included John Heritage Bryan (1798-1870), congressman and lawyer of New Bern and Raleigh, N.C.; his brother, James West Bryan (1805-1864), lawyer of New Bern; James W. Bryan's son, James Augustus Washington Bryan (1839-1923), Confederate ordnance officer and bank and railroad president, of New Bern; and James A. Bryan's son, Charles Shepard Bryan (1865-1956), businessman of New York and Asheville, N.C.

John Heritage Bryan (1798-1870), lawyer and Whig congressman of New Bern and Raleigh, N.C., son of James (1769-1806) and Rachel (Heritage) Bryan (1782-1812), received his bachelor's, 1815, and master's, 1820, degrees from the University of North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina State Senate, 1823-1824, and a United States Congressman, 1825-1828. He moved with his family to Raleigh, N.C., circa 1838. Bryan was a trustee of the University of North Carolina for forty five years. After his retirement from legal practice, he was active in the Episcopal Church, local politics, and the state agricultural society. He married Mary Williams Shepard (1801-1881) with whom he had fourteen children, including: Francis Theodore, Mary Shepard, John Heritage, William Shepard, James Pettigrew, Elizabeth Heritage, Charles Shepard, Octavia Maria, Henry Ravenscroft, Isobel Ann, Charlotte Emily, George Pettigrew, Ann Shepard, and Frederick Richard.

James West Bryan (1805-1864), attorney and Whig legislator of New Bern, N.C., brother of John H. Bryan, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1824. He represented Carteret County in the North Carolina State Constitutional Convention, 1835, and State Senate, 1835-1836. He was a trustee of the University of North Carolina, 1836-1856, and a member and vestryman of Christ Episcopal Church, New Bern. He married Ann Mary Washington (1814-1864) in 1831, with whom he had five children: John (died in infancy), Laura (1837-1868), James Augustus Washington (1839-1923), Henry (died in infancy), and Washington (1853-1927).

James Augustus Washington Bryan (1839-1923), son of James West and Ann (Washington) Bryan, was a Confederate officer, planter, and banker, of New Bern, N.C. He attended New Bern Academy, Chestnut Hill School (Oxford, Md.), and Princeton College. He served as an ordnance officer during the Civil War, and engaged in the lumber, banking, and railroad businesses after the war, serving as president of the National Bank of New Bern, 1880-1923, and the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad. He was a member of the North Carolina State Senate, 1899-1901, as a Democrat. He married first Mary Spaight Shepard (1843-1892), with whom he had a son, Charles Shepard (1865-1956); second Julia Rush Olmsted (1843-1915), and third Alice Hilliard Brown Biddle (1856-1938).

Charles Shepard Bryan (1865-1956), army officer and financier, was the only child of James Augustus and Mary Spaight (Shepard) Bryan. Born in New York City, he grew up in New Bern, N.C., attended schools in New Jersey, North Carolina, and Virginia, and graduated from his father's alma mater, Princeton College, as a member of the Class of 1887. He spent much of his adult life as a stock broker in New York City, and after 1908 engaged in the fertilizer business. He entered the U.S. Army in 1917 as a second lieutenant and retired from the service in 1931 with the rank of colonel, having graduated from the Army War College in 1923. In the early years of World War I he served as an American Army liaison officer with the French forces and was highly decorated. After his retirement he moved to Asheville, N.C., where he undertook historical and genealogical research. He married Annie Adams MacWhorter (1866-1940) in 1889 and had with her four children: James Washington (1889-1892), Gray MacWhorter (b. 1891), Mary Spaight Shepard (b. 1894), and Margaret Donnell (b. 1896).

For additional information see the Bryan, Blount, Shepard, and Donnell genealogical charts in the appendix of the unpublished inventory.

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The collection is divided into five series. Series 1 contains the professional and personal correspondence of John H. Bryan, James W. Bryan, James A. Bryan, and Charles S. Bryan. Series 1 is further divided into five subseries:

Subseries 1.1 (1828-1850) consists primarily of the legal correspondence of John H. Bryan and James W. Bryan, who had an active law practice dealing largely in bankruptcy, the settlement of debts, and the collection of monies due to northern merchants. There are also letters discussing James W. Bryan's connection with a mercantile enterprise in New York City. There is some slight Bryan, Washington, and Shepard family correspondence, mostly concerning joint land holdings and the settlement of estates.

Subseries 1.2 (1851-1864) consists primarily of the papers of James W. Bryan concerning his legal, financial, and business arrangements and also the education of his children, Laura (Bryan) Hughes and James Augustus Washington Bryan. Also included are letters to Laura and James A. from family members and friends. For the war years documentation is slight, but includes a series of Civil War letters, 1863-1864, describing conditions in New Bern, N.C., under federal occupation.

Subseries 1.3 (1865-1905) consists of the papers of James A. Bryan and includes correspondence concerning the partnership of Richardson and Bryan, which ran Tuscarora Steam Saw and Grist Mill (Tuscarora, N.C.); and correspondence concerning the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company;the Pamlico, Oriental, and Western Railroad Company; and the National Bank of New Bern; and also family correspondence, especially letters to Charles S. Bryan at school.

Subseries 1.4 (1906-1940) consists of the papers of James A. Bryan, primarily concerning the Pamlico, Oriental, and Western Railroad and also the National Bank of New Bern, of which he was president; the business activities and political views of Charles S. Bryan, including his membership in the Ku Klux Klan; and the financial and emotional relationship between James and Charles. After 1923, the correspondence is that of Charles S. Bryan concerning his claims against his father's estate and his genealogical research.

Subseries 1.5 contains undated correspondence.

Series 2 consists of James A. Bryan's Civil War papers, including his correspondence and accounts as a Confederate ordnance officer in New Bern, N.C., and in Virginia, and a very few scattered items pertaining to his cousin, John R. D. Shepard (1845-1926), a Confederate Army officer.

Series 3 consists of financial and legal materials connected with the business dealings and family expenditures of the Bryan and related families. Subseries 3.1 is made up of bills, receipts, promissory notes, and account books. These relate primarily to James W. Bryan's law practice, the education of his children, family expenditures, and the settlement of the estate of John Washington; and to the various business dealings of James A. Bryan, including the Tuscarora mill, railroads, and the National Bank of New Bern. Subseries 3.2 contains miscellaneous legal items, including deeds and indentures, some pertaining to James W. Bryan's law practice and others to James A. Bryan's business activities, including the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, the Pamlico, Oriental, and Western Railroad, and his extensive land holdings in Craven County, Carteret County, and Jones County, N.C., known as the Lake Ellis lands.

Series 4 contains a large numbers of commonplace books, diaries, school notebooks, and other miscellaneous volumes, belonging to various family members, that could not be placed in any of the preceding series. Of particular interest is Charles S. Bryan's World War I diary, an account of his experiences in France, and his notebooks of genealogical research.

Series 5 contains miscellaneous items, including photographs, printed items, newspaper clippings, railroad materials, Charles A. Bryan's school reports, and genealogical materials, among others.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1828-1940 and undated.

About 9,600 items.

Arrangement: loose items arranged chronologically, with bound volumes at end of appropriate subseries, filed by latest date.

Processing Note: Old volume numbers appear after volume descriptions.

Professional correspondence of John H. Bryan and James W. Bryan concerning their legal practice; family letters exchanged between James W. Bryan, his wife, Ann (Washington) Bryan, and his children, Laura (Bryan) Hughes and James Augustus Washington Bryan; post war business and family correspondence of James A. Bryan; and professional and personal correspondence of his son, Charles S. Bryan.

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About 4,800 items.

Professional correspondence of John H. Bryan and James W. Bryan, primarily concerning their legal practice, which specialized in bankruptcy and debt collection. There are numerous letters from New York merchants who retained their services to collect monies due them by North Carolinians, and also letters from debtors responding to their efforts. The two brothers shared many legal cases and often stood in for each other a various county courts. Letters from John H. Bryan to James W. Bryan often contain information on cases and advice on legal strategies. John H. Bryan retired from the circuit courts in 1848 and focused on the North Carolina Supreme and U.S. Superior courts. James W. Bryan apparently took over his circuit practice.

Letters from friends, business associates, and relatives contain frequent references to North Carolina Whig politics, most notably during James W. Bryan's attendance at the State Constitutional Convention, 1835, and his term in the State Senate, 1835-1836. James considered running for political offices in 1846, 1848, and 1849, and solicited opinions from his brother and friends concerning the extent of support for his campaign. Yet, despite apparent political popularity, he always declined to run. U.S. senators Edward Stanly and William A. Graham and U.S. Congressman William H. Washington wrote of political events in Washington, D.C. Graham was elected governor of North Carolina in 1845 and often discussed state politics in his letters thereafter.

In the late 1830s, James W. Bryan entered into a commercial partnership with I. Chauncey Boyd, William Boyd, and John Heard, Jr., all of New York City. The business was apparently a wholesale mercantile that supplied merchants in the Midwest and Deep South. There is extensive correspondence concerning the partnership's failure, due partly to the general depression in business around the Panic of 1837, and partly to the underhandedness of the Boyds. The partnership was dissolved in late 1839 and John Heard, Jr., was appointed to carry on the liquidation of assets. His letters to James W. Bryan during this time and throughout the 1840s reflect business conditions and political sentiments in New York City. James W. Bryan's brother in law, James A. Washington, often acted as his agent in affairs of the firm.

In 1837, James W. Bryan's father in law, John Washington, a New Bern merchant, died intestate, leaving James and his brother in law, John C. Washington, to handle the estate. There are many letters to James from John C. Washington and between other Washington family members concerning the settlement of the estate and the growing suspicion that both James and especially John were delaying settlement to their own advantage. James had apparently borrowed $10,000 from his father in law to buy into the partnership with Heard and the Boyds.

In the spring of 1841, James W. Bryan sent the bulk of his slaves to Alabama to work on the plantation of his half brother, Frederick S. Blount. This was the beginning of a long and increasingly bitter financial arrangement. Following many well documented crop failures and financial reversals, Frederick found himself heavily indebted to James for the plantation and the slaves to run it. This was not to James's liking. He had sent the slaves to Alabama with the intention that Frederick would eventually purchase then. James finally contracted with Alfred Hatch of Greensboro, Ala., to sell the slaves, a move that was guaranteed to ruin Frederick. It is never clear whether Frederick was trying to defraud James, or had an incredible run of bad luck, but by 1848 the two brothers were barely speaking. Interestingly, James then offered the slaves to Alfred Hatch who, after much haggling over their condition and worth, declined them. His formerly friendly correspondence with James ended on the same sour note as had Frederick's.

Other correspondents and subjects of note during this time include: Eliza H. (Washington) Grist (later Knox), James's sister-in-law, who wrote of Washington and Graham family news; Gov. Edward B. Dudley, who wrote concerning a stay of execution for a convicted murderer; Edmund Ruffin, who wrote in November 1839 and April 1840 concerning a planned visit to North Carolina; James's half brother Alexander C. Blount, who wrote in June 1840 concern an incident on James's plantation in which a slave murdered the overseer and, in September 1840, of a rumored slave rebellion in New Bern; the purchase of a new organ for Christ Church (Episcopal) in New Bern; talk of the Mexican War and the military career of John H. Bryan's son, Francis ("Frank") Bryan; Gov. William A. Graham's pardon, December 1846, of a man sentenced to death for killing a slave, and Graham's misgivings over it; the sudden death of James W. Bryan's brother in law, James A. Washington, a physician of New York City, in September 1847; David L. Swain's correspondence, May 1848, with James W. Bryan concerning the participation of North Carolina women in the American Revolution; frequent letters, beginning in 1848, from Charles Bellows, a New York City commission merchant who supplied James W. Bryan and his family with everything from hats to mantelpieces; the legal and financial affairs of Elizabeth (Cobb) Washington, James W. Bryan and William A. Graham's mutual mother in law; and the Episcopal Church controversy involving North Carolina Bishop Levi S. Ives.

Other frequent correspondents include: F. M. Hubbard, James Iredell, and Nelson Merrill, lawyer of New York City.

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1828-1829 #00096, Subseries: "1.1. 1828-1850." Folder 1

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Letter from Henry Erben of New York to James W. Bryan of New Bern, N.C., concerning the cost and design of a new organ for Christ Church (Episcopal), New Bern, 12 April 1844 #00096, Subseries: "1.1. 1828-1850." XOP-96/1

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James W. Bryan [and A. C. Blount] letter book (#16B).

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James W. Bryan business and personal letter book, with some scattered accounts (#18).

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James W. Bryan letter book (#23).

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About 1,200 items.

In this period, John H. Bryan material decreases considerably except for letters from him to James W. Bryan. The subseries is primarily James's professional correspondence, but also includes letters to and from his family. His wife, Ann, wrote him letters while he was away from home attending various county courts, discussing the children, Laura, James A., and Washington (b. 1853), and friends and family in New Bern and in Beaufort, N.C., where the family spent the summer months. There are also letters to and from Laura Bryan while she was attending school at Mrs. A. C. Tilghman's in Philadelphia, Pa., 1851-1852, and letters from Mrs. Tilghman concerning Laura's academic progress and expenses, which were considerable. Both James W. and Ann Bryan wrote letters to Laura full of parental admonitions to behave, study hard, go to church, and economize. In 1852, after some disciplinary problems at Mrs. Tilghman's, Laura returned home briefly, then moved to New York City to attend school at Mme. Chegaray's, 1853-1854. She returned home in 1854. In February 1854, it was revealed that she had been carrying on an illicit correspondence with a young medical student in Philadelphia, James Bettner Hughes. Apparently over parental protest, the courtship continued, resulting in their marriage in late 1858 or early 1859. The couple settled in New Bern.

In 1852, James A. ("Jimmie") Bryan left home to attend school at Chestnut Hill, Md. By the spring of 1854 he was once again in New Bern and moved with his parents to Baltimore in late 1855. Beginning in 1857, there are frequent letters to him at Princeton College from friends in New Bern and Baltimore and from Sigma Phi fraternity brothers, reflecting their social activities, including visits to prostitutes. He graduated from Princeton in May 1860.

Apparently the family was dissatisfied with New Bern and removed to Baltimore in late 1855. By the spring of 1857, they had returned to New Bern, much to everyone's regret. James W. Bryan continued to travel north to New York and Baltimore on business, with and without Ann. His letters document his frequent visits to relatives and friends along the way, as well as Laura and James A.

Letters from James's W. Bryan's half brother, Frederick S. Blount, continue, always concerning his financial difficulties and inability to repay James W. Bryan's loan. Letters from John H. Bryan in Raleigh concern activities of his family, especially his son, Frank, who was involved in Indian fighting in Texas and in peace keeping in Kansas in the late 1850s, and also mutual friends and politics.

Debate over the settlement of John Washington's estate continued, no doubt complicated by the death of his widow, Elizabeth (Cobb) Washington, in 1858. In March 1856, John H. Bryan had cautioned his brother that "a controversy might produce that most odious affair, a family feud." As William A. Graham was married to Susan Washington, and was serving as administrator of Elizabeth C. Washington's estate, his letters frequently mentioned John C. Washington and James W. Bryan's efforts to settle John Washington's affairs.

Politics is mentioned throughout the 1850s in letters from John H. Bryan, William A. Graham, Nelson Merrill of New York City, Edward Stanly, and others. Issues discussed include rising sectionalism, the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, General Scott's campaign for the presidency in 1854, and the deterioration of unity just prior to the outbreak of war.

As the country approached war, James W. Bryan apparently began looking for safe areas of investment within the South and there is some evidence that he was converting northern investments to cash. There are many letters reflecting business conditions from Charles Bellows and Nelson Merrill of New York City and from John D. Pratt and Benjamin Lavender of Baltimore.

Wartime correspondence is thin and consists mostly of letters to James W. Bryan in New York and Baltimore, 1863-1864, from E. M. K. Roberts (a woman) and E. E. Graham, both in federally occupied New Bern. James W. Bryan and his family had travelled north to take care of urgent private business and had difficulty returning home [see Washington Bryan's account of his father's meeting with President Lincoln in Series 5, Genealogical notes]. Roberts and Graham discussed business and social conditions in the city, relations with Union Army officers, exchanges of mail, and the movement of persons through the lines. While it is not reflected in the papers, James W. and Ann Bryan were back in New Bern by September, 1864, as they both died there in that month of yellow fever.

Other correspondents and subjects of interest include William A. Graham's description of race riots in Boston, 13 February 1851; Daniel B. Baker's correspondence concerning a free black woman, who was a British citizen, who had been taken up as a slave, and negotiations with the British consulate at Charleston to obtain her release, March August 1851; John H. Bryan's continuing efforts to be appointed to a judgeship; Joseph M. Graham and his family and their life on an Arkansas plantation, beginning in 1852; the death of Charles B. Shepard in 1853 and the financial arrangements concerning his lands in Tennessee; letters from Eliza H. (Washington) Knox, Caroline H. (Blount) Washington, and Susan (Washington) Graham concerning family affairs; former North Carolina bishop Levi S. Ives' conversion to Catholicism; a non feud between William H. Washington and A. G. Hubbard, June December 1857, and William H. Washington's general physical, financial, and professional decline, culminating in his death in 1860; and James A. Bryan's trip to Norfolk, Va., in April 1861, in pursuit of a commission in the Confederate Army and his description of the city's preparations for war.

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1855 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 221-229

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1856 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 230-237

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1857 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 238-247

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1858 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 248-259

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1859 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 260-271

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1860 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 272-281

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January 1861-September 1861 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 282-286

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1862-1863 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 287

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1864 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 288

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1849-1852 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 289

James W. Bryan letter book, personal and business (#28).

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1852-1855 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 290

James W. Bryan letter book, New Bern, N.C., and Baltimore, Md. (#32).

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1815-1862 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 291

John R. Donnell letter book; accounts with overseers; records of land transactions; plantation and shipping accounts (#1).

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1842-1863 #00096, Subseries: "1.2. 1851-1864." Folder 292

James W. Bryan letter book (#20).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. 1865-1905.

About 2,400 items.

After the Civil War, James A. Bryan entered into the lumber business in the partnership of Bryan and Richardson to run the Tuscarora Steam Saw and Grist Mill. From 1865 into the early 1870s, there is extensive correspondence reflecting orders and customers. In 1875, it appears Bryan began renting out the mill and turned his attention to some of his other business interests, most notably railroads [See Series 3.2. Legal Documents].

The period 1881-1905 is dominated by the affairs of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, of which James A. Bryan was a director and served as president, 1899-1904. In 1881, he cooperated with William J. Best of New York to form the Midland North Carolina Railroad, with plans to lease track from the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad and from the Western and North Carolina Railroad to form an east-west rail system. James worked hard to convince his fellow Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad directors that Best's idea was a good one, and seems to have succeeded. However, negotiations with the Western and North Carolina Railroad were not so successful, and in the process James became disenchanted with Best, who was revealed to be a con man. In July 1882, Best requested that James resign from the board of directors of the Midland. In August, James wrote a long and detailed refusal, outlining what he had thought were to be the Midland's goals and what turned out to be Best's intentions. In 1883, all negotiations broke down, control of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad was returned to the board of directors, and Best was accused of malfeasance. James became acting superintendent of the road. In May 1884, he tried to resign from the Road's board of directors to pursue other business interests, but was refused. In 1886-1887, James's brother, Washington Bryan, was president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad. James was not among his supporters. The gubernatorial election of 1888 was of great concern to all the railroad's investors, as a Republican administration could adversely effect the struggling company [see letter, 28 April 1888, Spier Whitaker to James A. Bryan]. From 1889 to 1898, James apparently concentrated on other business [see below] but in 1899 was nominated for and received the presidency of the road. He remained president until 1904, during which time the road went into receivership twice. Under his management there were improvements in the equipment, track, and services. He also participated in the firing of all black employees as part of the white supremacy movement of 1900. In 1902, the road purchased a hotel in Morehead City, the legality and practicality of which was widely questioned. In 1903, many small stockholders, angry at James's policy of turning profits back into the company, petitioned for the leasing of the road. The road went into receivership in February and again in May 1904, with James regaining control both times. By September, however, the road was leased to the Howland Improvement Company and James was no longer president. A letter from Gov. Charles Aycock, 8 September 1904, implies that the parting was amicable.

James had no intention of retiring from the railroad business. As early as 1901, he had begun laying foundations for the formation of the Pamlico, Oriental, and Western Railroad, a small road intended to connect a deep water harbor on the Bay River with New Bern and thus to the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad. Financial negotiations were continuous during the period and construction apparently began in 1903. By May 1904, the Pamlico, Oriental and Western was in financial trouble, unable to procure the large sums necessary for its completion. There is a great deal of correspondence with company president William T. Caho and a letter in May from Charles S. Bryan, as trustee for the company's bonds, refusing to turn them over to his father to use in a refinancing scheme.

On the home front, there are many letters to Charles S. Bryan at various schools he attended, including the Englewood, N.J., Classical and Mathematical School, 1877, the Bingham School at Mebane, N.C., 1880, and Hanover Academy, Taylorsville, Va., 1881-1883. There are very few references to his time at Princeton College, where he graduated with the Class of 1887. Letters to Charles were written by his mother, Mary S. Bryan, his grandmother, Mary S. Shepard, and his aunt, Margaret D. Nelson, as well as by school friends and his cousin, Frederick C. Bryan. Fred attended the University of North Carolina, circa 1881-1882, and wrote often of the wild parties, drinking, and fighting that went on there. By late 1882, Fred was back home in New Bern, working, and wrote extensively of his social activities there, including visits to prostitutes. Other correspondents wrote of the construction of a house in New Bern for Mary S. Shepard, which James, Mary S., Bryan, Charles, and Aunt Margaret were to occupy. [There is also extensive correspondence between James and the architects, Sloan & Balderston of Philadelphia, concerning the construction.] The family moved into the house in the early spring of 1883. Mary S. Shepard died a short while later. Upon the reading of her will, James and Mary S. Bryan were surprised and dismayed to learn that the house was bequeathed to Margaret D. Nelson. Other topics of social interest include the formation of an Old Maids' Club in New Bern in the spring of 1883. The club was a group of young belles who met to read, sew, and even put together an amateur theatrical production.

Other correspondents and subjects of importance at this time include letters to John R. D. Shepard in Paris from William S. Pettigrew, Florence Donnell, Anne M. Donnell, and various Keerl relatives concerning family affairs and the settlement of the estate of John R. Donnell; the importation of Dutch families to New Bern [see letter of 22 July 1879 from J. L. Morehead to James A. Bryan]; letters of Anne M. Donnell concerning her father's estate; the construction of a new courthouse in New Bern, 1883; selling a family plantation in Hyde County; James A. Bryan's legal fight, beginning in 1883, to claim ownership of a tract of land known as James City that was confiscated during the Civil War by the federal occupying forces and given to the freedmen; former North Carolina governor Thomas J. Jarvis's service as U. S. foreign minister in Brazil and his desire to reenter North Carolina politics, 1885-1886; Charles's and James's investment in thoroughbred horses; their investment in the Decatur (Ala.) Land Improvement & Furnace Company, 1888-1889; the death of Mary S. Bryan, in 1892, and James's remarriage, in late 1893 or early 1894, to Julia Rush Olmsted, an old friend from his college days; the death of cousin, Eversfield Keerl, 1895, and the administration of his estate; and James's involvement in the white supremacy movement and his term in the North Carolina State Senate, 1898-1900.

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1865-1869 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 293

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1870-1874 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 294

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1877-1878 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 296

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1879 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 297

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1880 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 298

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1884 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 306-309

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1885 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 310-312

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1886 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 313

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1887 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 314

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1888 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 315-317

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1889 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 318

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1890 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 319

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1891 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 320

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1892 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 321

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1893 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 322

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1894 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 323

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1895 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 324

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1896 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 325

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1897 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 326

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1898 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 327

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1899 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 328-331

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/2

Petition regarding the use of stationary nets in the vicinity of the Neuse River bridge, with accompanying correspondence, circa 1 February 1899. #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." XOP-96/2

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1900 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 332-337

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1901 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 338-349

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/3

Letter and blueprints from Clara A. Baker to James A. Bryan, concerning a radiator heating apparatus for railroad cars, 10 December 1901 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." XOP-96/3

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1905 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 376-383

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1866-1869 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 384

James A. Bryan letter book; along with Richardson and Bryan, letter book, 1866-1867 (#65).

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1870-1874 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 385

James A. Bryan letter book (#75).

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1874-1876 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 386

James A. Bryan letter book (#80).

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1888-1895 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 387

James A. Bryan letter book (#127).

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1890-1897 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 388

James A. Bryan letter book as president of the National Bank of New Bern (#131).

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1895-1899 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 389

James A. Bryan letter book (#136).

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1897-1900 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 390

James A. Bryan letter book as president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company (#139).

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1900 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 391

James A. Bryan letter book as president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company (#141).

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1901 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 392

James A. Bryan letter book as president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company (#142).

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1901-1902 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 393

James A. Bryan letter book, personal (#144).

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1902 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 394

James A. Bryan letter book as president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company (#145).

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1903 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 395

James A. Bryan letter book as president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company (#146).

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1903-1904 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 396

James A. Bryan letter book, personal (#147).

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1904-1905 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 397

James A. Bryan letter book, personal (#149).

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1905 #00096, Subseries: "1.3. 1865-1905." Folder 398

James A. Bryan letter book, personal (#150).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. 1906-1940.

About 900 items.

Having ended his association with the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, James A. Bryan continued his interest in railroad affairs during the period 1906-1910. He was heavily involved in the construction and financial affairs of the Pamlico, Oriental and Western Railroad during 1906 and 1907, and apparently served as a contractor for the railroad in its dealings with the William A. Cullen Co. In 1909, he actively opposed the proposed reorganization of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad as it would have devalued bonds he held. Correspondence with his legal representative, F. R. Pemberton, in August of that year implies that Norfolk and Southern representatives may have tricked James into selling his bonds to get him out of the way.

However, the most prominent financial deal, during the period 1906 until James A. Bryan's death in 1923, was his borrowing of approximately $75,000 from his son, Charles, in part to bail out the Pamlico, Oriental and Western Railroad, and in part to cover the losses, through embezzlement, of the National Bank of New Bern. The latter deal was the source of much discussion between father and son over the status of the loan. Charles, as administrator of the estate of Anne M. Donnell (d. 1908), had $25,000 to invest until the estate taxes were due. James suggested that it be placed in the National Bank of New Bern, of which he was president and chief stockholder (Charles was a director, and also a major stockholder, as was his aunt, Margaret D. Nelson). Charles sent the check for the $25,000 to be deposited for the estate at about the same time that the bank's loss was detected. In order to avoid liquidation by federal officials, the bank's stockholders were required to deposit sums based on the amount of stock owned to cover the bank's investors. Charles's share, in combination with his aunt's, came conveniently to $25,000. The bank's board of directors refused to repay Charles the money. The situation took a turn for the ridiculous when the Donnell estate taxes were due and Charles was forced to borrow from the bank to pay them! James and Charles continued to disagree over the status of this "loan" and James's liability for it until James's death in 1923. See especially the letter, 24 July 1917, from Charles to his father, detailing their relationship, both emotional and financial, and James's 25 page reply, 23 August 1917.

Other financial dealings included James A. Bryan's continued efforts to sell his Lake Ellis lands, which he ran as a hunting camp during the period. In 1912, he received a copy of a letter, dated 9 April, from H. H. Brimley, Curator of the State Museum at Raleigh, N.C., and a frequent nonpaying guest at the camp, to a prospective buyer in Boston. Mr. Brimley's detailed evaluation of the camp's natural resources was less than flattering, as was James's response to him, dated 25 May. There is also a great deal of information in 1912 about the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company's reorganization and issue of new stock.

James continued dabbling in politics and was elected mayor of New Bern in 1907. In 1913, he was appointed one of the commissioners to oversee the construction of the North Carolina Confederate Women's Home. As World War I approached, many of his letters to Charles contain references to American politics and foreign affairs. In a letter to his wife, Julia, dated 9 August 1914, he expressed his opinion on the war and its effect on American business.

In 1907, Charles A. Bryan entered into the fertilizer business as a partner in the Germofert Manufacturing Company in New York City. Many of his letters to his father make references to business conditions in the city and to political opinions, especially concerning President Wilson's handling of foreign policy. He arranged to become executor of the estate of Anne M. Donnell and many letters concern arrangements for the settlement of the estate among the various Bryan, Shepard, Donnell, and Keerl relatives, especially John R. D. Shepard in Paris. By 1917, the fertilizer business had failed and Charles was despondent over his lack of financial success. In desperation, he joined the American Expeditionary Forces and was sent to France, where he served as a liaison officer with the French Army. While there is little information on his actual service, when he revisited Paris, in October 1926, he received many letters and invitations from generals Hirschaur and Gouraud, and Gen. John D. Pershing was a frequent correspondent. [See also Series 4, Charles S. Bryan's World War I diary, 1917 1918.]

Charles's right-wing political beliefs were expressed in letters to his father as well as in a letter to Henry Ford, 12 November 1920, in which he exhibited ant-Semitic tendencies, and another to the American Rights Committee. Charles was an active member in the Ku Klux Klan. His commission as a King KlEagle is attached to a letter from E. Y. Clarke, Imperial KlEagle, dated 31 May 1921.

The deaths of Julia R. Bryan (1915) and James A. Bryan (1923) are barely mentioned, as is James's remarriage, in 1917, to Alice Biddle, a New Bern widow. Most of the information concerning Charles's attitude toward his father's marital affairs is contained in his letter to James, dated 24 July 1917, and in his father's reply, 23 August 1917, mentioned above. [See also Charles's "Memoranda on the History of the Bryan Family," in Series 4.]

Most of the correspondence after 1922 concerns Bryan family genealogy. Correspondents include Bernis Brien and Fannie B. Broadfoot.

Other events and correspondents of interest include: James's involvement with the Virginia Carolina Chemical Company of Durham, N.C., beginning in 1907; several letters in 1908 from Angelus Stewart, a New York City astrologer, giving James horoscopes and astrological insights into economic prospects; Washington Bryan's efforts to establish himself in the New York business and social communities, detailed in a letter of 28 September 1908; James's purchase of part interest in a window sash holder invented by Elijah T. Gaskill, 1910; Charles's son Gray's visit to Italy and France, July 1924, and his letters describing post war physical and economic conditions and tours of battlefields and camps where he and his father served; and a letter, 1940, from Shepard Bryan to Frank Porter Graham containing a biographical sketch of John Heritage Bryan.

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1911 #00096, Subseries: "1.4. 1906-1940." Folder 425-428

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1925-1933 #00096, Subseries: "1.4. 1906-1940." Folder 443

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1940 #00096, Subseries: "1.4. 1906-1940." Folder 444

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1905-1906 #00096, Subseries: "1.4. 1906-1940." Folder 445

James A. Bryan letter book, personal (#151).

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1906-1907 #00096, Subseries: "1.4. 1906-1940." Folder 446

James A. Bryan letter book, personal (#152).

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1907-1909 #00096, Subseries: "1.4. 1906-1940." Folder 447

James A. Bryan letter book, personal (#153).

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1907-1910 #00096, Subseries: "1.4. 1906-1940." Folder 448

James A. Bryan letter book, personal, signed "Mayor" (#154).

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1912-1913 #00096, Subseries: "1.4. 1906-1940." Folder 449

James A. Bryan letter book, personal (#158).

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1913-1915 #00096, Subseries: "1.4. 1906-1940." Folder 450

James A. Bryan letter book, personal (#159).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.5. Undated.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: alphabetically by recipient, where known; unidentified letters are grouped at the end.

Miscellaneous undated letters and fragments of letters. Subjects are the same as listed above.

Folder 451

Letters to James W. Bryan, before 1865 #00096, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 451

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Letters to James A. Bryan, before 1923 #00096, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 452

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Letters to John R. D. Shepard, before 1926 #00096, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 453

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Other undated letters #00096, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 454

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865.

About 600 items.

Arrangement: loose items arranged chronologically; volumes are filed at the end of the series.

James A. Bryan's official correspondence, requisitions, invoices, and property returns as a Confederate ordnance officer at New Bern, N.C., June 1861-May 1862, and while serving in the same capacity with Lane's Brigade near Richmond and Petersburg, Va., October 1862-December 1864. Included in the volume of ordnance accounts, etc., 1861-1865, is Bryan's brief diary of military actions, September 1861-December 1864. Also included are several scattered items of his cousin, John R. D. Shepard, a Confederate aide de camp, consisting primarily of requests for leaves of absence. [See also: Subseries 3.1, folders 627 and 628; and Subseries 3.2, folder 729.]

Folder 455-457

Folder 455

Folder 456

Folder 457

June 1861-December 1861 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 455-457

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/4

Abstract of articles purchased at C. S. Ordnance Department at New Bern, N.C., during the fourth quarter of 1861, two copies #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." XOP-96/4

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/5

Abstract of disbursements at Newbern, N.C., by Lt. James A. Bryan, Ordnance Officer, in the quarter ending 31 December 1861 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." XOP-96/5

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/6

Property return of ordnance and ordnance stores issued on account of Ordnance Department at Newbern, N.C., by Lt. James A. Bryan, Ordnance Officer, in the quarter ending 31 December 1861 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." XOP-96/6

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/7

Return of articles received on account of Ordnance Department, Newbern, N.C., by Lt. James A. Bryan in the quarter ending 31 December 1861 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." XOP-96/7

Folder 458-465

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Folder 461

Folder 462

Folder 463

Folder 464

Folder 465

1862 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 458-465

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/8

Abstract of articles purchased at C. S. Ordnance Department at New Bern, N.C., during the first quarter of 1862 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." XOP-96/8

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/9

Abstract of disbursements at Newbern and Kinston by Lt. James A. Bryan, Ordance Officer, during the first quarter of 1862 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." XOP-96/9

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/10

Return of ordnance and ordnance stores received, issued and remaining on hand at Newbern, N.C., in charge of Lt. James A. Bryan, during the quarter ending 31 March 1862 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." XOP-96/10

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/11

Return of ordnance and ordnance stores by Lt. James A. Bryan, Ordnance Officer, Lane's Brigade, during the fourth quarter of 1862, two copies #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." XOP-96/11

Folder 466-471

Folder 466

Folder 467

Folder 468

Folder 469

Folder 470

Folder 471

1863 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 466-471

Folder 472-477

Folder 472

Folder 473

Folder 474

Folder 475

Folder 476

Folder 477

January 1864-September 1864 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 472-477

Folder 478

1861 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 478

James A. Bryan ordnance accounts, Confederate States of Amreica (#52)

Folder 479

1861-1862 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 479

James A. Bryan ordnance accounts, Confederate States of Amreica (#53)

Folder 480

1862 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 480

James A. Bryan accounts, Ordnance Department, Confederate States of Amreica (#58)

Folder 481

1863 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 481

James A. Bryan accounts, Ordnance Department, Confederate States of Amreica (#59)

Folder 482

1861-1865 #00096, Series: "2. Civil War Papers, 1861-1865." Folder 482

James A. Bryan accounts, Ordnance and Quartermaster Officer, Confederate States of Amreica; diary and ordnance memoranda, September 1864-May 1865; miscellaneous notes, May 1865-July 1865 (#55)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Financial and Legal Papers, 1704-1928.

About 3,000 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928.

About 2,000 items.

Arrangement: loose items arranged chronologically; account books appear at the end of the series, filed chronologically by latest date.

Processing Note: Old volume numbers appear after volume descriptions.

Bills, receipts, receipted accounts, promissory notes, cancelled checks, and account books of James W. Bryan, James A. Bryan, Charles S. Bryan, and other family members. From 1798 to 1864, activities documented pertain to James W. Bryan and include fees charged and collected from his law practice; the settlement of the estate of John Washington (d. 1837); the education of Laura (Bryan) Hughes and James A. Bryan; and family expenses.

For James A. Bryan, there are items relating to the Tuscarora Steam Saw and Grist Mill; to the management of his Lake Ellis Farm; to the financial affairs of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, 1899-1904, and the Pamlico, Oriental and Western Railroad, 1904-1907; to legal expenses connected to and rents collected from the James City property; and to other varied financial dealings.

Also included are items relating to Charles A. Bryan's school and travel expenses and documents concerning his claim against his father's estate.

Folder 483

1798-1823 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 483

Folder 484

1824-1827 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 484

Folder 485

1828-1829 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 485

Folder 486

1830 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 486

Folder 487

1831 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 487

Folder 488

1832 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 488

Folder 489

1833 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 489

Folder 490

1834 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 490

Folder 491

1835 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 491

Folder 492

1836 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 492

Folder 493

1837 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 493

Folder 494-495

Folder 494

Folder 495

1838 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 494-495

Folder 496-497

Folder 496

Folder 497

1839 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 496-497

Folder 498

1840 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 498

Folder 499

1841 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 499

Folder 500

1842 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 500

Folder 501

1843 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 501

Folder 502

1844 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 502

Folder 503

1845 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 503

Folder 504

1846 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 504

Folder 505

1847 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 505

Folder 506-507

Folder 506

Folder 507

1848 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 506-507

Folder 508-509

Folder 508

Folder 509

1849 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 508-509

Folder 510

1850 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 510

Folder 511

1851 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 511

Folder 512

1852 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 512

Folder 513

1853 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 513

Folder 514

1854 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 514

Folder 515

1855 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 515

Folder 516

1856 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 516

Folder 517

1857 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 517

Folder 518

1858 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 518

Folder 519

1859 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 519

Folder 520

1860 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 520

Folder 521

1861-1864 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 521

Folder 522

1865 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 522

Folder 523

1866-1869 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 523

Folder 524

1870-1874 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 524

Folder 525

1875-1876 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 525

Folder 526

1877 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 526

Folder 527-528

Folder 527

Folder 528

1878 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 527-528

Folder 529-530

Folder 529

Folder 530

1879 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 529-530

Folder 531-532

Folder 531

Folder 532

1880 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 531-532

Folder 533-534

Folder 533

Folder 534

1881 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 533-534

Folder 535-536

Folder 535

Folder 536

1882 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 535-536

Folder 537-538

Folder 537

Folder 538

1883 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 537-538

Folder 539-540

Folder 539

Folder 540

1884 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 539-540

Folder 541-542

Folder 541

Folder 542

1885 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 541-542

Folder 543

1886 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 543

Folder 544-545

Folder 544

Folder 545

1887 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 544-545

Folder 546-547

Folder 546

Folder 547

1888 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 546-547

Folder 548

1889 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 548

Folder 549-550

Folder 549

Folder 550

1890 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 549-550

Folder 551

1891-1892 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 551

Folder 552

1893-1896 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 552

Folder 553a-553b

1897 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 553a-553b

Folder 554

1898 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 554

Folder 555

1899 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 555

Folder 556

1900 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 556

Folder 557-558

Folder 557

Folder 558

1901 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 557-558

Folder 559-560

Folder 559

Folder 560

1902 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 559-560

Folder 561-564

Folder 561

Folder 562

Folder 563

Folder 564

1903 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 561-564

Folder 565-569

Folder 565

Folder 566

Folder 567

Folder 568

Folder 569

1904 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 565-569

Folder 570-580

Folder 570

Folder 571

Folder 572

Folder 573

Folder 574

Folder 575

Folder 576

Folder 577

Folder 578

Folder 579

Folder 580

1905 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 570-580

Folder 581

1906 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 581

Folder 582

1907 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 582

Folder 583-584

Folder 583

Folder 584

1908 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 583-584

Folder 585

1909 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 585

Folder 586

1910-1911 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 586

Folder 587

1912 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 587

Folder 588

1913-1915 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 588

Folder 589

1916 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 589

Folder 590-591

Folder 590

Folder 591

1917 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 590-591

Folder 592-593

Folder 592

Folder 593

1918 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 592-593

Folder 594

1919-1928 and undated, circa 1865-1923 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 594

Folder 595

1823-1828 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 595

John W. Bryan account with John H. Bryan; also ledger of expenses, lecture notes, and poetry (#4).

Folder 596

1819-1831 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 596

John H. Bryan guardian accounts with James W. Bryan; arithmetic problems; 1820-1829, miscellaneous accounts (#2).

Folder 597

1817-1834 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 597

James W. Bryan bank book, Bank of the State of North Carolina (#6).

Folder 598

1834-1836 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 598

James W. Bryan account with the Bank of the State of North Carolina; legal notes and miscellaneous memoranda; fees, 1860 (#10).

Folder 599

1834-1837 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 599

John Washington bank book, Bank of the State of North Carolina (#11).

Folder 600

1835-1837 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 600

John Washington bank book, Bank of New York (#12).

Folder 601

1837-1839 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 601

James W. Bryan account with the Bank of the State of North Carolina (#13).

Folder 602

1837-1842 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 602

Administrator's account, estate of John Washington, deceased; bank book, Bank of the State of North Carolina (#14).

Folder 603

1841-1843 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 603

James W. Bryan account with the Bank of the State of North Carolina (#17).

Folder 604

1843-1845 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 604

James W. Bryan account with the Bank of the State of North Carolina (#22).

Folder 605

1845-1848 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 605

James W. Bryan account with the Bank of the State of North Carolina (#24).

Folder 606

1837-1850 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 606

James W. Bryan miscellaneous accounts (#15).

Folder 607

1829-1851 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 607

James W. Bryan miscellaneous accounts, including one with the Episcopate of North Carolina (#7).

Folder 608

1850-1852 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 608

James W. Bryan account with the Bank of the State of North Carolina, New Bern branch (#30).

Folder 609

1853-1854 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 609

James W. Bryan scattered grocery accounts (#33).

Folder 610

1837-1855 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 610

James W. Bryan receipt book; to a lesser degree, Bryan and Richardson Tuscarora accounts, 1866-1867 (#16A).

Folder 611

1854-1855 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 611

James A. Bryan miscellaneous accounts (#36).

Folder 612

1858 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 612

Mrs. Susan B. Waples grocery account (#42).

Folder 613

1858 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 613

Mrs. Susan B. Waples to Jeremiah N. Allen grocery accounts (#45).

Folder 614

1858 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 614

Unidentified, miscellaneous accounts and lists of furniture for various rooms, to be shipped. May be related to the move to or from Baltimore, Md. (#44).

Folder 615

1855-1860 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 615

James W. Bryan account with the Bank of the State of North Carolina (#38).

Folder 616

1848-1861 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 616

James W. Bryan ledger (#27).

Folder 617

1859-1861 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 617

James W. Bryan account with Merchants Bank of New Bern, N.C. (#47)

Folder 618

1861 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 618

Credit rating, Carteret, Craven and Jones counties, N.C. (#51)

Folder 619

1849-1863 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 619

James W. Bryan accounts; old accounts for professional services due estate of James W. Bryan, deceased, 1845-1863; shingle and grocery accounts, 1874 (#29).

Folder 620

1860-1863 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 620

James W. Bryan account with Bank of Commerce, New Bern, N.C. (#49)

Folder 621

1844-1866 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 621

James W. Bryan miscellaneous financial notes, plus Supreme Court notes (#50).

Folder 622

1866-1867 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 622

Tuscarora Mill lumber shipped and accounts at store (#62).

Folder 623

1866-1867 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 623

James A. Bryan account with National Bank of New Bern, N.C. (#63)

Folder 624

1866-1867 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 624

Bryan and Richardson ledger; grocery, labor, and lumber accounts (#64).

Folder 625

1867 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 625

Lumber mill account, ledger (#69).

Folder 626

1868-1869 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 626

James A. Bryan lumber day book (#72).

Folder 627

1868-1870 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 627

Tuscarora Steam Saw Mill store accounts; James A. Bryan's accounts as ordnance officer, Confederate States of America, 1861-1862 (#S-56).

Folder 628

1865-1871 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 628

Estate accounts, James W. Bryan, deceased, with James A. Bryan, and inventory of the estate of James W. Bryan, deceased, 1865-1868; letter book of James A. Bryan, 1865-1869; and letter book as ordnance officer, Confederate States of America, 1861-1862 (#54).

Folder 629

1866-1871 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 629

Tuscarora Lumber Mill day book, Bryan and Richardson (#66).

Folder 630

1865-1871 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 630

James A. Bryan, executor, account and checks with the Merchants National Bank, New York (#61).

Folder 631

1868-1872 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 631

James A. Bryan ledger; lumber, labor, and store accounts (#S-73).

Folder 632

1870-1872 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 632

Ledger, general merchandise (#S-74).

Folder 633

1867-1874 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 633

Lumber account; Latin exercises, 1881 (#71).

Folder 634

1867-1874 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 634

Lumber and store account (#S-70).

Folder 635

1873-1874 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 635

Ledger; labor, lumber and general merchandise (#77).

Folder 636

1874 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 636

Ledger; lumber and general merchandise (#79).

Folder 637

1875 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 637

James A. Bryan farm and other accounts (#81).

Folder 638

1875 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 638

Lake Ellis miscellaneous accounts (#82).

Folder 639

1875-1876 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 639

James A. Bryan miscellaneous accounts (#85).

Folder 640

March 1876-April 1876 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 640

Lake Ellis accounts (#86).

Folder 641

May 1876 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 641

Lake Ellis accounts (#87).

Folder 642

June 1876 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 642

Lake Ellis accounts (#88).

Folder 643

July 1876 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 643

Lake Ellis accounts (#89).

Folder 644

August 1876-September 1876 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 644

Lake Ellis accounts (#90).

Folder 645

October 1876-December 1876 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 645

Lake Ellis accounts (#91).

Folder 646

1873-1877 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 646

James A. Bryan ledger, general merchandise (#S-78).

Folder 647

January 1877-February 1877 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 647

Lake Ellis accounts (#92).

Folder 648

March 1877-April 1877 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 648

Lake Ellis accounts (#93).

Folder 649

May 1877-June 1877 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 649

Lake Ellis accounts (#94).

Folder 650

July 1877-September 1877 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 650

James A. Bryan cotton accounts (#95).

Folder 651

October 1877-December 1877 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 651

Lake Ellis accounts (#96).

Folder 652

January 1878-March 1878 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 652

Lake Ellis accounts (#97).

Folder 653

April 1878-June 1878 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 653

Lake Ellis accounts (#98).

Folder 654

July 1878-October 1878 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 654

Lake Ellis accounts (#99).

Folder 655

March 1879-April 1879 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 655

Lake Ellis accounts (#100).

Folder 656

June 1879-October 1879 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 656

Lake Ellis accounts (#101).

Folder 657

November 1879-December 1879 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 657

Lake Ellis accounts (#102).

Folder 658

January 1880-April 1880 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 658

Lake Ellis accounts (#104).

Folder 659

May 1880-August 1880 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 659

Lake Ellis accounts (#105).

Folder 660

August 1880-December 1880 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 660

Lake Ellis accounts (#106).

Folder 661

1879-1881 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 661

James A. Bryan accounts, cash and checks (#103).

Folder 662

1881 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 662

James A. Bryan accounts, Lake Ellis (#108).

Folder 663

1881 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 663

James A. Bryan accounts, Lake Ellis (#109).

Folder 664

1866-1882 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 664

James A. Bryan miscellaneous, household, personal, jail accounts, and accounts with the heirs of Charles Shepard, deceased; letter book, 1867-1869 (#67).

Folder 665

1882 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 665

James A. Bryan miscellaneous accounts (#112).

Folder 666

1880-1883 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 666

Charles S. Bryan personal accounts, Bingham School, Mebane, N.C., and Hanover Academy, Taylorsville, Va. (#164).

Folder 667

1881-1883 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 667

James A. Bryan account with the National Bank of New Bern (#110).

Folder 668

1883 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 668

James A. Bryan miscellaneous accounts (#113).

Folder 669

1883 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 669

James A. Bryan railroad accounts (#114A).

Folder 670

1883 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 670

James A. Bryan miscellaneous accounts (#114B).

Folder 671

1882-1884 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 671

James A. Bryan accounts for general merchandise (#S-76).

Folder 672

1884 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 672

James A. Bryan daybook, list of expenditures (#120).

Folder 673

1884 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 673

James A. Bryan daybook, list of expenditures (#121).

Folder 674

1880-1885 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 674

Julia R. Olmsted account book (#107).

Folder 675

1883-1885 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 675

James A. Bryan account with the National bank of New Bern (#117).

Folder 676

1885 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 676

James A. Bryan miscellaneous accounts (#122).

Folder 677

1885 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 677

Lake Ellis accounts (#123).

Folder 678

1886 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 678

Lake Ellis accounts (#124).

Folder 679

1886 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 679

Lake Ellis accounts (#125).

Folder 680

1886 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 680

Lake Ellis accounts (#126).

Folder 681

1883-1887 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 681

Accounts, estate of Mary S. Shepard; accounts, C. S. Bryan with J. A. Bryan, guardian (#118).

Folder 682

1881-1890 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 682

Estate of Isaac Hughes, deceased, accounts (#111).

Folder 683

1890 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 683

Druggist's ledger, R. J. Gooding[?] (#130).

Folder 684

1875-1891 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 684

James A. Bryan ledger, miscellaneous accounts (#83).

Folder 685

1890-1892 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 685

James A. Bryan account with the National Bank of New Bern (#129).

Folder 686

1892 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 686

Druggist's ledger, New Bern, N.C. (#S-133).

Folder 687

1892-1895 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 687

Day book, miscellaneous entries, unidentified (#134).

Folder 688

1895-1897 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 688

Day book, miscellaneous entries, unidentified (#135).

Folder 689

1898 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 689

James A. Bryan accounts as receiver, White Oak River Corp. (#138).

Folder 690

1898 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 690

Household accounts (#140).

Folder 691

1887-1899 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 691

James A. Bryan miscellaneous accounts (#128).

Folder 692

1901-1902 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 692

James A. Bryan miscellaneous accounts and notes (#143).

Folder 693

1904-1905 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 693

Ledger, Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company (#S-148).

Folder 694

1910-1912 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 694

Miscellaneous accounts (#157).

Folder 695

1908-1916 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 695

James A. Bryan[?] distribution of expense account (#S-156).

Folder 696

1911-1921 #00096, Subseries: "3.1. Financial Papers, 1798-1928." Folder 696

Charles S. Bryan accounts of personal expenditures in New York, North Carolina, and France during World War I (#171).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925.

About 1,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Miscellaneous legal papers including deeds, court dockets, court judgments, notes on cases, etc., belonging to James W. Bryan. Of special interest are a "Division of the Tennessee Lands belonging to the heirs of William Shepard, Esq.," circa 1826; articles of agreement between Isaac Chauncey Boyd, John Heard, Jr., and James W. Bryan, concerning the liquidation of the firm of Boyd, Heard, and Bryan, 15 August 1839; notes on the trial of the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Tredwell Onderdonk, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of New York, 1844 and 1847; a list of law books belonging to James W. Bryan, 1848; statement by William A. Graham concerning the amount of money charged by the executors of the estate of John Washington, dec., 21 March 1855; and petitions for the repayment of losses of crops and buildings during Civil War military actions, 1861-1864.

Items pertaining to James A. Bryan include documents relating to the lease agreement between the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad and the Midland North Carolina Railroad, 1881; information regarding tenants on the James City tract, 1884; indentures for land in New Decatur, Ala., 1888; copies of land grants to Richard D. Spaight, circa 1790s, for land that later became part of the Lake Ellis tract, beginning 1889; petitions to James A. Bryan as a state senator, president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, and Craven County commissioner; agreements between the Pamlico Construction Corporation and the Pamlico, Oriental and Western Railroad, 1903; a report of James A. Bryan as president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, and a "Report of an Examination on the Property, Affairs and Condition of the Pamlico, Oriental and Western Railroad, 1903."

Also included are documents relating to Charles S. Bryan's claim against his father's estate, 1925.

Folder 697

1704-1788 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 697

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/12

Indenture between Jeremiah Slade and John Bryan for land in Hyde County, N.C., registered 22 May 1778 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/12

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/13

Indenture between John Stringer MacKilncan[?] and John Bryan for land in Cartaret County, N.C., 28 October 1778 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/13

Folder 698

1790-1800 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 698

Folder 699

1802-1823 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 699

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/14

Indenture between Samuel Leffers and Henry M. Cooke for a lot in Beaufort, N.C., registered 30 March 1811 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/14

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/15

Indenture between Richard Grist of Beaufort County, N.C., and Richard Hines et al., for land in Washington, N.C., and in Beaufort County, N.C.; stock in the Washington Bridge Co.; a turpentine still; household effects; slaves; etc., dated 7 November, registered 3 December 1829 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/15

Folder 700

1824-1827 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 700

Folder 701

1828-1830 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 701

Folder 702

1831-1832 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 702

Folder 703

1833-1834 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 703

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/16

Plan of the town of Beaufort in A.D. 1833, by H. M. Cooke, along with a plan of the town of Lenoxville #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/16

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/17

Plan of the town of Lenoxville, circa 1833, and a plan of Beuafort, Lenoxville, N.C., and environs #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/17

Folder 704

1835-1836 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 704

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/18

Statement of debt with William Gaskill Hogg made out to 30 June 1835 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/18

Folder 705

1837 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 705

Folder 706

1838 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 706

Folder 707

1839 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 707

Folder 708

1840 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 708

Folder 709

1841 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 709

Folder 710

1842 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 710

Folder 711

1843 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 711

Folder 712

1844 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 712

Folder 713

1845 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 713

Folder 714

1846 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 714

Folder 715

1847 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 715

Folder 716

1848 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 716

Folder 717

1849 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 717

Folder 718

1850 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 718

Folder 719

1851 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 719

Folder 720

1852 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 720

Folder 721

1853 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 721

Folder 722

1854 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 722

Folder 723

1855 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 723

Folder 724

1856 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 724

Folder 725

1857 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 725

Folder 726

1858 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 726

Folder 727

1859 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 727

Folder 728

1860 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 728

Folder 729

1861-1864 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 729

Folder 730

Undated, before 1865 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 730

Folder 731

1865-1869 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 731

Folder 732

1870-1874 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 732

Folder 733

1875-1876 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 733

Folder 734

1877-1878 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 734

Folder 735

1879 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 735

Folder 736

1880 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 736

Folder 737

1881 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 737

Folder 738

1882 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 738

Folder 739

1883 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 739

Folder 740

1884 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 740

Folder 741

1885 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 741

Folder 742

1886 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 742

Folder 743

1887 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 743

Folder 744

1888 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 744

Folder 745

1889 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 745

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/19

Survey of James A. Bryan's land by H. A. Marshall, 2 February 1899 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/19

Folder 746

1890 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 746

Folder 747

1891 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 747

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/20

Map of timber lands and water privilege on Slocombs Creek, Craven County, N.C., belonging to James A. Bryan, reduced from original survey by H. A. Brown, June 1890. Printed 4 May 1891 by Ladshaw and Ladshaw, Spartanburg, S.C. #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/20

Folder 748

1892 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 748

Folder 749

1893 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 749

Folder 750

1897 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 750

Folder 751

1898 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 751

Folder 752-753

Folder 752

Folder 753

1899 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 752-753

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/21

Map of James A. Bryan's lands in Craven, Cartaret, and Jones Counties, N.C., by H. A. Marshall, August 1899 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/21

Folder 754

Undated circa 1899 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 754

Folder 755

1900 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 755

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/22

Proposed connection of the Western North Carolina Railroad with the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad, Newbern, N.C., 2 April 1900 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/22

Folder 756

1901 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 756

Folder 757

1902 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 757

Folder 758

1903 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 758

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/23

Survey of Lake Ellis lands with accompanying correspondence from E. D. Hardesty, 26 December 1903 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/23

Folder 759-761

Folder 759

Folder 760

Folder 761

1904 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 759-761

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/24

Map of James A. Bryan's land in Craven, Jones, and Carteret Counties, N.C., circa 1904 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/24

A part of the grants were laid of the creeks and roads from surveys of H. A. Brown, H. A. Marshall, and others, and a part from the actual survey of E. D. Hardesty.

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/25

Pen and ink map of Bayboro, N.C., and environs, circa 1904 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/25

Folder 762

1905 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 762

Folder 763

1906 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 763

Folder 764

1907-1908 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 764

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/26

Blueprint map of James City, N.C., March 1908 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/26

Folder 765

1909 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 765

Folder 766

1910-1912 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 766

Folder 767

1913-1915 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 767

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/27

Survey of Stanly land on Cat Fish Lake, circa 1915 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/27

Folder 768

1916-1919 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 768

Folder 769

Undated, circa 1865-1923 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 769

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/28

Tracing map of E. Hardesty, surveyor, of Donald [sic] land and the lands of the Beaufort Land and Improvement Co., east of the town of Beaufort, N.C., undated #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/28

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/29

Railroad map, Boston to New Orleans and west to Chicago, undated #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/29

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/30

Virginia Bridge and Iron Company, Roanoke, Va., blueprints for turntables, undated #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/30

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/31

Timber map of Camp Bryan lands and Cat Fish Lake section, undated #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." XOP-96/31

Folder 770

1925 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 770

Folder 771

1825 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 771

James W. Bryan legal form book (#5).

Folder 772

1830 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 772

Indictments (#8).

Folder 773

1843 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 773

James W. Bryan law case notes (#21).

Folder 774

1855-1862 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 774

James W. Bryan legal notes, plus accounts with the Union Bank of Maryland (#39).

Folder 775

1909 #00096, Subseries: "3.2. Legal Papers, 1704-1925." Folder 775

James A. Bryan justice's criminal docket (#155).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated.

35 items.

Arrangement: chronological by latest date.

Miscellaneous volumes by members of the Bryan and related families. Types of volumes include commonplace books; genealogical notes; memoranda books; miscellaneous minutes and records of social groups; school notebooks; scrapbooks; and Charles S. Bryan's diary of his experiences during World War I, 1917-1918.

Folder 776

1820 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 776

Hannah B. Field commonplace book (#3).

Folder 777

1833 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 777

C. Shepard commonplace book (#9).

Folder 778

1841 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 778

Mary Washington commonplace book, Saint Ann's Hall, Flushing, R.I. (#19).

Folder 779

1847 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 779

Martha's Magazine and Carry Cabinet (#25).

Folder 780

1851-1852 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 780

Miscellaneous entries and historical notes (#31).

Folder 781

1855 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 781

James W. Bryan miscellaneous memoranda (#35).

Folder 782

1857 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 782

James A. Bryan Latin notes and commonplace book, Baltimore, Md. (#37).

Folder 783

1856-1858 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 783

Mary Shepard commonplace book (#162).

Folder 784

1858 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 784

James A. Bryan mathematics notebook, Princeton College (#41).

Folder 785

1858 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 785

James A. Bryan French exercises, Princeton; also lists of names and amounts of money, 1858 (#43).

Folder 786

1856-1859 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 786

George T. Olmsted, Jr., Princeton College, Class of 1860, scrapbook of printed programs (#40).

Folder 787

1860-1861 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 787

Julia R. Olmsted diary of life at school and in Princeton, N.J. (#48).

Folder 788

1862 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 788

Julia R. Olmsted autograph book, Princeton, N.J. (#60).

Folder 789

1862-1863 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 789

Scrapbook with clippings from magazines and newspapers, mostly dealing with the Civil War (#57).

Folder 790

1867 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 790

Julia R. Olmsted commonplace book, Princeton, N.J. (#68).

Folder 791

1853-1868 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 791

Maggie D. Shepard autograph book (#34).

Folder 792

1868-1874 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 792

James A. Bryan letters to editors, speeches; along with notes on lectures, chemistry and moral science, 1859-1861 (#46).

Folder 793

1876 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 793

James A. Bryan political notes (#84).

Folder 794

1882 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 794

John R. D. Shepard notes on Shepard, Blount, Bryan, Pettigrew, and Donnell families (#165).

Folder 795

1883 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 795

Scrapbook of clippings on English affairs and politics (#115).

Folder 796

1883 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 796

Scrapbook of clippings on English affairs and politics (#116).

Folder 797

1884-1887 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 797

Julia Olmsted[?] housekeeping memoranda (#119).

Folder 798

1891 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 798

New Bern Water Works, Subscribers and minutes of meeting (#132).

Folder 799

1896 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 799

Arcadian Club minutes and records (#137).

Folder 800

1897 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 800

Genealogical notes on the Bryan, Whitfield, and allied families (#166).

Folder 801

1897 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 801

Charles S. Bryan journal of a trip to Europe (#167).

Folder 802

1897-1898 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 802

Charles S. Bryan journal of a trip to Europe (#168).

Folder 803

1860s-1890s #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 803

Photograph album of Bryan, Donnell, Keerl, and Shepard family members; also Confederate generals (#163).

Folder 804

1917-1918 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 804

Charles S. Bryan World War I diary (#172).

Folder 805

1932 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 805

Charles S. Bryan memoranda on the history of the Bryan family (#169).

Folder 806

1934-1936 #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 806

Notebook containing Charles S. Bryan's correspondence in regard to the Bryan genealogy and copies of pertinent documents (#170).

Folder 807

Undated #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 807

Laura Bryan memo book for shopping in New York; cure for cholera, etc. (#160)

Folder 808

Undated #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 808

Heritage W. Blount[?] translation from Cicero (#161).

Folder 809

Undated #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 809

H. F. Olmsted commonplace book (#26).

Folder 810

Undated #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 810

School notebook.

Folder 811

Undated #00096, Series: "4. Other Volumes, 1820-1936 and Undated." Folder 811

Unidentified index.

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About 100 items.

Arrangement: loosely by format and subject, then chronologically, when date is known.

Miscellaneous papers on various subjects. Of especial interest are a catalog of household furniture sold by James W. Bryan upon the family's removal from Baltimore in 1856 (see Printed Items), the Genealogical Notes on the Bryan and related families, and the 1904 Report on the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad. Speeches by James A. Bryan during his state senate campaign are included in Miscellaneous Writings, as is an incomplete account, circa 1887, of the Battle of Chancellorsville by S. Hollis. Photographs and other graphic materials include a series of Mexican scenes, watercolors by John C. West, and ten "bathing beauties" postcards from Atlantic City, N.J., circa 1890s.

Folder 812

Craven County/New Bern miscellaneous papers #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 812

Folder 813

Cutwork and stencil patterns #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 813

Folder 814

Genealogical notes #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 814

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/32a

Ancestors rendering colonial service, undated #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/32a

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/32b

Donnell genealogical chart, undated #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/32b

Folder 815

Newspaper clippings, 1860-1879 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 815

Folder 816

Newspaper clippings, 1880-1900 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 816

Folder 817

Newspaper clippings, 1901-circa 1916 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 817

Folder 818

Photographs and graphic materials #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 818

Folder 819

Printed items, 1772; 1835-1861 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 819

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/33

Governor George McDuffie's message to the North Carolina legislature, 30 October 1835 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/33

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/34

Captain W. G. Williams' report to the President and members of the Senate of South Carolina on the Louisiana, Cincinnati, and Charleston Railroad, December 1836 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/34

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/35

A preliminary sketch of Beaufort Harbor, North Carolina, by A. D. Bache, et al., 1851 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/35

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/36

"The railroad war: Vance to the people: a strong statement of his position," reprint of a newspaper article, 30 September 1861 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/36

Folder 820

Printed items, 1870-1889 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 820

Folder 821

Printed items, 1891-1900 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 821

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/37

Railroad commissioners' map of North Carolina, 1897 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/37

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/38

Map of the Southern Railway, 1 April 1900 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/38

Folder 822

Printed items, 1901-1916 and undated #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 822

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/39

Railroad map of North Carolina, 1902 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/39

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/40

Map showing productive area of Butte [Mont.?] Copper Camp, production for January 1906 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/40

Folder 823-825

Folder 823

Folder 824

Folder 825

Railroads: Report on the Atlantic and North Carolina Railraod #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 823-825

Folder 826

Railroads: Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad miscellaneous papers #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 826

Folder 827

Railroads: Pamlico, Oriental and Western Railroad miscellaneous papers #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 827

Folder 828

School reports and compositions by Charles S. Bryan, 1877-1880 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 828

Folder 829

Writings: Miscellaneous, circa 1840-1921 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 829

Folder 830

Miscellaneous #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." Folder 830

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/41

Appointment of James A. Bryan as a commissioner to represent North Carolina at the Paris Exposition of 1900 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/41

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/42

Appointment of James A. Bryan as a director of the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad Co., 1901 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/42

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/43

Appointment of James A. Bryan as a director of the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad Co., 1902 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/43

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/44

Appointment of James A. Bryan as a director of the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad Co., 1903 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/44

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/45

Appointment of James A. Bryan as a director of the Confederate Women's Home, 26 April 1913 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/45

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/46

Appointment of James A. Bryan as a delegate of the 12th Annual Convention of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress, Washington, D.C., 8-10 December 1915 #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/46

Extra Oversize Paper XOP-96/47

Pencil drawing, possibly the seal of Wake Forest institute, undated #00096, Series: "5. Other Papers, 1772-1921." XOP-96/47

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Processed by: L. Eileen Parris with the assistance of Tracy K'Meyer, August 1991

Encoded by: Peter Hymas, June 2005

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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