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Collection Number: 01687

Collection Title: Burgwyn Family Papers, 1787-1994

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Size 4.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1,300 items)
Abstract The Burgwyn family of Northampton County, N.C. included such prominent family members as Henry King Burgwyn (1813-1877), planter, and his sons Henry King Burgwyn Jr. (1841-1863), a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a colonel in the 26th North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A.; William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn (1845-1913), who served in the 35th North Carolina Regiment, was a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Harvard Law School, and a lawyer in Baltimore, Md., and Henderson, N.C., where he also ran a bank; John Alveston Burgwyn (1850-1898), planter, merchant, and government official of Northampton County; and Thomas Williams Mason Long, husband of Maria Greenough Burgwyn Long and a North Carolina state senator and physician who was active in the field of public health. The collection includes miscellaneous papers of the Burgwyn family of Northampton County, N.C. The bulk of the papers, other than the volumes, are those of William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn of Henderson, N.C., chiefly in the 1880s, and consist of deeds, family letters, and papers pertaining to Henderson Female College. Volumes include a plantation diary, 1885-1889, and account books, 1880-1907, of John Alveston Burgwyn, and a record of cotton pickers' wages, 1919. Other items include copies of six colonial family letters from Wilmington, N.C.; a plantation account book and letters to the overseer from Henry King Burgwyn in Europe in 1851; letters from and diaries of Henry King Burgwyn Jr., as a Confederate officer, and a few of his other papers; and Maria Greenough Burgwyn Long's records of the Episcopal women's auxiliary at Roanoke Rapids, N.C., 1915-1917. The Additions of 2005, 2006, and 2013 consist primarily of correspondence among various Burgwyn family members, including George Pollock Burgwyn, Anna Greenough Burgwyn, Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley, Thomas Ridley Burgwyn, Marian Greenough Burgwyn Long, and Frank Patterson Hunter Jr., 1850-1994, discussing family matters. There are also some Burgwyn family portraits, 1860s-1890s; papers concerning Thomas Williams Mason Long and his career in public health, 1908-1964; and photographs of Long's early twentieth-century mosquito eradication project in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
Creator Burgwyn 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 Burgwyn Family Papers #1687, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
See Series 5 for a list of microfilmed materials.
All or part of this collection is also available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J.
Acquisitions Information
Original accessions received from Maria Greenough Burgwyn (Mrs. T. M. W.) Long of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., in March 1938, and from her five children (Betty Gray Long Zouck, Maria Long Hunter, Margaret Long Tyler, Thomas Williams Mason Long, and Nicholas Long) in February 1950. Numerous additional accessions were received between 1972 and 1984. Addition of July 1992 received from Ridley Tyler Smith, Gregory Tyler Hand, and John C. P. Tyler in memory of Margaret Ridley Long Smith (Acc. 92019). Addition of January 1994 received from John E. Tyler in memory of Margaret Long Tyler (Acc. 94007). Addition of December 1996 (Acc. 96188) received from Stephen Burgwyn of Jackson, N.C. Addition of August 2005 received from Phil Perkinson (100155). Addition of July 2006 received from Mrs. John H. Randolph Jr. (Acc. 100748). Addition of September 2013 received from Tillman Webb Cooley (Acc. 101920).
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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Members of the Burgwyn family of Northampton County, N.C., were descendants of John Burgwin (1731-1803), who came to North Carolina from Wales in 1751. The spelling of the family name was changed to Burgwyn by Burgwin's son John Fanning (1783-1864). The Burgwyns were prosperous planters in the northeastern part of the state. Henry King Burgwyn (1813-1877), son of John Fanning Burgwyn, was the owner of Thornbury, a plantation on the Roanoke River in Northampton County.

Henry King "Harry" Burgwyn, Jr. (1841-1863), known as "The Boy Colonel," was the oldest son of Henry King Burgwyn and his wife, the former Anna Greenough (1817-1887). He was one of the youngest colonels in the Civil War. He studied at West Point from 1856 to 1857, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1857, and from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., in 1861. At age nineteen he was elected lieutenant colonel of the Twenty-sixth North Carolina Regiment of the Confederate Army. This regiment, whose colonel was Zebulon B. Vance, was involved in battles in coastal and eastern North Carolina and in the Petersburg-Richmond area of Virginia. When Vance resigned to become governor of North Carolina in the late summer of 1862, Burgwyn was promoted to colonel. He was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, 1 July 1863.

Henry King Burgwyn's second son, William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn, was born 23 July 1845. He served in Company H, Thirty-fifth North Carolina Regiment. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1868 and from Harvard Law School in 1870. He practiced law in Baltimore, Maryland, until his return to North Carolina in 1882. While in Baltimore, he entered Washington Medical University. Although he received an M.D. in 1876, he did not apply for a license to practice medicine.

In 1882 W. H. S. Burgwyn settled in Henderson, N.C. There he established a private bank, W. H. S. Burgwyn and Co. In 1884 it became the Bank of Henderson with Burgwyn as its first president. Burgwyn also established a tobacco factory, an electric light system, and water works in Henderson. He served as national bank examiner for the southern states from 1893 to 1901. After his resignation from that position, he was founder and president of banks in Weldon, Rich Square, Ayden, Rocky Mount, and Jackson, all in North Carolina. He also established banks in Roanoke Rapids and Halifax, North Carolina, and a bank in Florida. Known as an excellent orator, Burgwyn delivered many speeches throughout North Carolina. He served as chairman of Stockholders and president of the Board of Directors of Henderson Female College from 1886 to 1891. He married Margaret Carlisle Dunlop on 21 November 1876. He and his wife had no children. Burgwyn died on 3 January 1913.

Two other sons of Henry King Burgwyn and Anna Greenough also lived in Northampton County. George Pollock Burgwyn was born 14 May 1847. He attended the University of North Carolina from 1863 to 1864. On 27 May 1869, he married Emma Wright Ridley, the daughter of Thomas Ridley. Burgwyn owned lands in Northampton and Warren counties. He was a merchant and proprietor of Ball Hill Mills, Odom, North Carolina, and Gee Farms, Jackson, North Carolina. He died on 5 January 1907. John Alveston Burgwyn (1850-1898) was a planter, merchant, and Northampton County official.

Thomas Williams Mason Long (1886-1941) married Maria Greenough Burgwyn in 1910. Long, born in Northampton County, N.C., was the son of L. M. and Betty Mason Long and the brother of W. Lunsford Long. He was a physician trained at the University of North Carolina, V.P.I., and the University College of Medicine in Richmond, Va., and was respected for his work in public health. Long was also active in politics, serving as mayor of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., 1922-1930, and in the state senate in 1933, 1937, and 1941, where he sponsored many bills relating to public health.

Sources: Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Volume 1, A-C, William S. Powell, editor; and documents in this collection.

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The collection includes miscellaneous papers of the Burgwyn family of Northampton County, N.C. The bulk of the papers, other than the volumes, are those of William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn of Henderson, N.C., chiefly in the 1880s, and consist of deeds, family letters, and papers pertaining to Henderson Female College. Volumes include a plantation diary, 1885-1889, and account books, 1880-1907, of John Alveston Burgwyn, and a record of cotton pickers' wages, 1919. Other items include copies of six colonial family letters from Wilmington, N.C.; a plantation account book and letters to his overseer from Henry King Burgwyn in Europe in 1851; letters from and diaries of Henry King Burgwyn, Jr., as a Confederate officer, and a few of his other papers; and Maria Greenough Burgwyn Long's records of the Episcopal women's auxiliary at Roanoke Rapids, N.C., 1915-1917.

Of particular interest are Henry King Burgwyn, Jr.'s, diaries and letters containing his accounts of Civil War battles and life in the Confederate Army.

The Addition of 2005 consists of a note from George Pollock Burgwyn, dated 19 December 1892, inquiring about the per bushel price of cottonseed.

The Addition of 2006 primarily consists of Burgwyn family papers and photographs, as well as some material on Thomas Williams Mason Long. The Burgwyn family papers, dated 1850-1994, consist chiefly of correspondence among various family members, including George Pollock Burgwyn, Anna Greenough Burgwyn, Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley, Thomas Ridley Burgwyn, Marian Greenough Burgwyn Long, and Frank Patterson Hunter Jr. There are some Burgwyn family portraits, 1860s-1890s. Papers of Thomas Williams Mason Long include a typescript memoir of Long by R. Hunt Parker, printed materials about Long's career, and photographs of Long's early twentieth-century mosquito eradication project in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

The Addition of 2013 consists of scattered letters from Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley to her grandson Thomas Ridley Burgwyn. There is also a handwritten death notice and printed death card, 1893, for Emma Wright Ridley Burgwyn.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1787-1927 and undated.

About 475 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Series contains mostly personal correspondence between various members of the Burgwyn family as well as correspondence between members of the Burgwyn family and friends and business associates.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. 1787-1860.

About 65 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters dated 1843 written to Mr. and Mrs. Souter discuss the health of their daughter Sarah. Arthur Souter was the overseer of the Burgwyn plantation. Letters written during this period also discuss the management of the plantation. Also included are letters written by Henry King Burgwyn concerning business matters. Beginning in 1856, Henry King Burgwyn, Jr., wrote frequently to his parents concerning his experiences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Virginia Military Institute. See also V-1687/1.

Folder 1

1787, 1843, 1846 #01687, Subseries: "1.1. 1787-1860." Folder 1

Folder 2

1854-February 1857 #01687, Subseries: "1.1. 1787-1860." Folder 2

Folder 3

March-October 1857 #01687, Subseries: "1.1. 1787-1860." Folder 3

Folder 4

1858-1859 #01687, Subseries: "1.1. 1787-1860." Folder 4

Folder 5

1860 #01687, Subseries: "1.1. 1787-1860." Folder 5

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. 1861-1867.

About 220 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters from Henry King Burgwyn, Jr., to his parents and brothers and sisters continue. He writes of life in the Confederate Army and of various battles. The letter dated 14 July 1862 consists of a journal recounting the events preceding and following the Battle of Richmond (26 June 3-July 1862). Letters of August concern the controversy surrounding Henry King Burgwyn, Jr.'s, promotion to colonel of the Twenty-sixth North Carolina Regiment. Letters written after 1 July 1863 express sympathy about Henry King Burgwyn, Jr.'s, death.

Letters written during February 1861 are from Henry King Burgwyn to his wife while he was on a personal business trip to Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C.

Folder 6-8

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

1861 #01687, Subseries: "1.2. 1861-1867." Folder 6-8

Folder 9-18

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

1862 #01687, Subseries: "1.2. 1861-1867." Folder 9-18

Folder 19-22

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

January-July 1863 #01687, Subseries: "1.2. 1861-1867." Folder 19-22

Folder 23

August 1863-1867 #01687, Subseries: "1.2. 1861-1867." Folder 23

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. 1868-1987 and undated.

About 192 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters between members of the Burgwyn family concern health and family matters. Also included from this period are letters from various attorneys concerning financial and legal matters, and, on 8 November 1917, a letter relating to Thomas Williams Mason Long's work on malaria.

Folder 24

1868-1869 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

1870-June 1876 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

August 1876-1880 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

1882-1887 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

1888-1891 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

1892-1896 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30-31

Folder 30

Folder 31

1898 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 30-31

Folder 32

1899-1903 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

1905-1918 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

1922-1924 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

1925 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

1926 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

1927 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

1932-1987 #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

Undated #01687, Subseries: "1.3. 1868-1987 and undated." Folder 39

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1830-1925.

About 250 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Series includes marriage settlements, wills, deeds, and indentures of members of the Burgwyn family. Also included are receipts for sales and purchases of slaves; stock certificates for Henderson Female College; insurance records; titles and plats for land purchased or sold by the Burgwyns; and receipts for various items.

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About 40 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly receipts for sales and purchases of slaves; marriage settlements, indentures, wills, and land deeds; receipts; documents relating to the settlement of debts; and lists of slaves at Thornbury Plantation.

Folder 40

1830-1843 #01687, Subseries: "2.1. 1830-1861." Folder 40

Folder 41

1845-1849 #01687, Subseries: "2.1. 1830-1861." Folder 41

Folder 42

1850-1861 #01687, Subseries: "2.1. 1830-1861." Folder 42

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. 1862-1924.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Subseries includes lists of purchases of items at auction; bank receipts; loan applications; insurance records; stock certificates for Henderson Female College; deeds, wills, indentures, and marriage settlements; titles and plats for land purchased or sold by the Burgwyns; documents relating to George Burgwyn's bankruptcy and legal fees; receipts for various items; and business correspondence. There are also several items relating to Henry King Burgwyn, Jr.'s military career.

Folder 43

1862-1873 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 43

Folder 44

1874-1876 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 44

Folder 45

1877-1879 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 45

Folder 46

1881-June 1882 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 46

Folder 47

September 1882-1883 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 47

Folder 48

1884 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 48

Folder 49-50

Folder 49

Folder 50

1885 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 49-50

Folder 51-52

Folder 51

Folder 52

1886 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 51-52

Folder 53-55

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

1887 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 53-55

Folder 56

January-February 1888 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 56

Folder 57

March 1888-March 1889 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 57

Folder 58

April-June 1889 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 58

Folder 59

July-August 1889 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 59

Folder 60

September 1889-September 1890 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 60

Folder 61

November 1890-1891 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 61

Folder 62

1892-1898 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 62

Folder 63

1899-1924 #01687, Subseries: "2.2. 1862-1924." Folder 63

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Miscellaneous Papers, 1868-1940s and undated.

About 75 items.

Arrangement: By type.

Series includes transcriptions of poems; newspaper clippings, many relating to the death of Thomas Williams Mason Long in 1941; notes for a speech given by William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn and copies of letters upon which the speech apparently was based, dated 1764-1770 and primarily written by Margaret Haynes (Mrs. John) Burgwyn to her sister Mrs. Waddell; notes by George Pollock Burgwyn, Jr., for speeches; genealogical notes and letters, chiefly collected by Maria Greenough Burgwyn Long; "Specifications for Thornbury" by Gridley James Fox Bryant (Thornbury, the Burgwyn plantation house, was built about 1843-1845); and other items. Also included are copies of two drawings: "The Three Colonels of the 26th Regiment" and a drawing of the monument erected in memory of Henry King Burgwyn, Jr., at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 64

Writings #01687, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Papers, 1868-1940s and undated." Folder 64

Folder 65a-b

Clippings #01687, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Papers, 1868-1940s and undated." Folder 65a-b

Folder 66a

Genealogy #01687, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Papers, 1868-1940s and undated." Folder 66a

Folder 66b

Specifications for Thornbury #01687, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Papers, 1868-1940s and undated." Folder 66b

Folder 67

Miscellaneous #01687, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Papers, 1868-1940s and undated." Folder 67

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27 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Volumes consist of journals and diaries, account books, writings, letters, clippings, and other items. V-1687/5 and V-1687/6 are journals kept by Henry King Burgwyn, Jr., during his service in the Civil War.

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1 item.
Folder 68

V-1687/1 #01687, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1851." Folder 68

Letters from Europe by H. K. Burgwyn addressed to his wife Anna Greenough Burgwyn, August-November 1851 (typed transcription available).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912.

10 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 69

V-1687/2 #01687, Subseries: "4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912." Folder 69

Transcriptions of poems, author unknown, 1803-1823.

Folder 70

V-1687/3 #01687, Subseries: "4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912." Folder 70

Reminiscences, 1839-1861, of Anna Greenough Burgwyn, consisting of lists of births, deaths, trips, and other important family events, date written unknown.

Folder 71

V-1687/4 #01687, Subseries: "4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912." Folder 71

Reminiscences, 1863-1874, of Anna Greenough Burgwyn, containing lists of important events, date written unknown.

Folder 72

V-1687/5 #01687, Subseries: "4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912." Folder 72

Journal of events, H. K. Burgwyn, Jr., 27 August 1861-10 February 1862.

Folder 73

V-1687/6 #01687, Subseries: "4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912." Folder 73

Diary, H. K. Burgwyn, Jr., 12 March 1863-12 June 1863.

Folder 74

V-1687/7 #01687, Subseries: "4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912." Folder 74

Diary (in French), Sarah Emily Burgwyn, 1869?.

Folder 75

V-1687/8 #01687, Subseries: "4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912." Folder 75

Diary, John Alveston Burgwyn, 8 July 1871-31 December 1872.

Folder 76

V-1687/9 #01687, Subseries: "4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912." Folder 76

Farm Diary, John Alveston Burgwyn, 1885-1889.

Folder 77

V-1687/10 #01687, Subseries: "4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912." Folder 77

Diary, Anna Greenough Burgwyn, 13 May 1886-6 April 1887.

Folder 78

V-1687/11 #01687, Subseries: "4.2. Diaries and Other Writings, 1803-1912." Folder 78

Retrospective account of time spent in Florence, Italy, Katharine Mary MacRae, 2 December 1912.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919.

13 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 79

V-1687/12 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 79

Account book containing lists of purchases for farm and lists of slaves, Thomas Pollock Burgwyn, 1840-1863.

Folder 80

V-1687/13 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 80

Intermittent farm accounts including lists of slaves, crops planted, horses, and other records, 1844-1877.

Folder 81

V-1687/14 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 81

Expense account for various European cities, 1869-1870.

Folder 82

V-1687/15 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 82

Farm ledger, John Alveston Burgwyn, 1889-1891.

Folder 83

V-1687/16 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 83

Account book, 1889-1890.

Folder 84

V-1687/17 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 84

John Alveston Burgwyn, Account book, June-December 1890; Memoranda book and daybook, May-September 1891.

Folder 85

V-1687/S-18 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 85

Account book, 1891-1893.

Folder 86

V-1687/19 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 86

Checkbook register, May-September 1894.

Folder 87

V-1687/20 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 87

Account book, George Pollock Burgwyn and Henry King Burgwyn, 1902.

Folder 88

V-1687/21 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 88

Account book, intermittently 1903-1907.

Folder 89

V-1687/22 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 89

Account book of trust fund of the estate of Thomas Ridley Burgwyn, 1907-1912.

Folder 90

V-1687/23 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 90

Account book, 1908-1919.

Folder 91

V-1687/24 #01687, Subseries: "4.3. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1840-1919." Folder 91

Account book, 1919.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4. Clippings, undated.

2 items.
Folder 92

V-1687/25 #01687, Subseries: "4.4. Clippings, undated." Folder 92

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, W. H. S. Burgwyn and his wife Margaret Dunlop Burgwyn, undated.

Folder 92a

V-1687/25a #01687, Subseries: "4.4. Clippings, undated." Folder 92a

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, John Burgwyn McRae, undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.5. Miscellaneous, 1844-1915.

3 items.
Folder 93

V-1687/26 #01687, Subseries: "4.5. Miscellaneous, 1844-1915." Folder 93

Secretary's book containing minutes, roll, etc., Woman's Auxiliary, Episcopal Church, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., 1915-1918.

Folder 94

V-1687/27 #01687, Subseries: "4.5. Miscellaneous, 1844-1915." Folder 94

Secretary's record of letters sent and other activities, Woman's Auxiliary, Edgecombe District, ca. 1920.

Folder 95

V-1687/28: Henry King Burgwyn Diary, 1838-1844 (Addition of December 1996) #01687, Subseries: "4.5. Miscellaneous, 1844-1915." Folder 95

Diary, 166 p., was kept by Henry King Burgwyn between March 1842 and June 1844, recording plantation activities and the details of his farming experiments. The volume begins with a list of expenses in New York from January to June 1838. There are debit and credit accounts for fourteen slaves, with apparently unrelated accounting and farm records on the bottoms of the same pages. There are also a few other notes, such as a "List and size of shoes" for sixty-two slaves and estimates of corn, cotton, and oats for the various fields for 1843 and 1844.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Microfilm, 1787-1905.

7 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Series includes microfilmed copies of various additions to the Burgwyn Family Papers. After filming, most of these items were inserted into the collection. Reels 4 and 7 consist of microfilm copies of items not held in the Southern Historical Collection.

Reel 1

Specifications for Thornbury, ca. 1842-1845. 1 item. #01687, Series: "5. Microfilm, 1787-1905." Reel 1

Reel 2

Letters written primarily by Henry King Burgwyn, Jr., 1856-1865; Volume 5, diary of H. K. Burgwyn, Jr. 208 items. #01687, Series: "5. Microfilm, 1787-1905." Reel 2

Reel 3

Correspondence, and financial and legal papers of George Pollock Burgwyn, 1846, 1873-1905. 88 items. #01687, Series: "5. Microfilm, 1787-1905." Reel 3

Reel 4

Letters from Anna Greenough Burgwyn to her mother Maria Greenough Sumner, 1834, 1838-1841. 82 items. #01687, Series: "5. Microfilm, 1787-1905." Reel 4

Originals not held by the Southern Historical Collection.

Reel 5

Letters from and about Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. and other items, 1862-1865. 8 items. #01687, Series: "5. Microfilm, 1787-1905." Reel 5

Reel 6

Letters from and papers concerning Henry King Burgwyn, Jr., also Volume 6, diary; and other Burgwyn family papers, 1787, 1857-1890. 57 items. #01687, Series: "5. Microfilm, 1787-1905." Reel 6

Reel 7

Letters from Anna Greenough Burgwyn to her mother Maria Greenough Sumner and other relatives, 1838-1841. 20 items. #01687, Series: "5. Microfilm, 1787-1905." Reel 7

Originals not held by the Southern Historical Collection.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Pictures, 1866 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of August 2005: George Pollock Burgwyn Note (Acc. 100155), 1892.

1 item.

Note from George Pollock Burgwyn, 19 December 1892, inquiring about the per bushel price of cotton seed.

Folder 96

George Pollock Burgwyn note, 19 December 1892 #01687, Series: "Addition of August 2005: George Pollock Burgwyn Note (Acc. 100155), 1892." Folder 96

Inquiring about the per bushel price of cotton seed.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated.

About 400 items.

Burgwyn family papers include undated letters to George Pollock Burgwyn from his mother Anna Greenough Burgwyn, primarily discussing family matters; letters to George Pollock Burgwyn from various correspondents; and other scattered Burgwyn family letters. There are also letters, 1896-1903, from Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley written at the Bonnie Doon plantation near Courtland, Va., to her grandson Thomas Ridley Burgwyn of Jackson, N.C., discussing family news; and letters, 1936-1945, from various correspondents to Marian Greenough Burgwyn Long concerning her genealogical research. There is also correspondence, charts, notes, and printed materials concerning Burgwyn family history and genealogy and primarily printed materials concerning Frank Patterson Hunter Jr.'s military service in the United States Air Force. There are photographic portaits of Burgwyn family members as well as a photograph of an African-American woman with puppies and an African-American man with George Pollock Burgwyn's horses.

Thomas Williams Mason Long papers include a a typescript memoir of Thomas Williams Mason Long by R. Hunt Parker and primarily printed materials about Thomas Williams Mason Long's career. There are also photographs of Thomas Williams Mason Long's early twentieth-century mosquito eradication project in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

Folder 97

Burgwyn family correspondence, 1850-1890 and undated #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." Folder 97

Undated letters to George Pollock Burgwyn from his mother Anna Greenough Burgwyn, primarily discussing family matters; letters to George Pollock Burgwyn from various correspondents; and other scattered Burgwyn family letters.

Folder 98

Letters from Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley to Thomas Ridely Burgwyn, 1896-1903 #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." Folder 98

Letters from Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley written at the Bonnie Doon plantation near Courtland, Va., to her grandson Thomas Ridley Burgwyn of Jackson, N.C., discussing family news.

Folder 99

Letters to Maria Greenough Burgwyn Long, 1936-1945 #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." Folder 99

Letters from various correspondents concerning Maria Greenough Burgwyn Long's genealogical research.

Folder 100-103

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Burgwyn family history #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." Folder 100-103

Correspondence, charts, notes, and printed materials concerning Burgwyn family history and genealogy.

Folder 104

Frank Patterson Hunter Jr. papers, 1989-1994 and undated #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." Folder 104

Concerning Frank Patterson Hunter Jr.'s military service in the United States Air Force.

Frank Patterson Hunter Jr., was Thomas Williams Mason Long's son-in-law.

Image Folder PF-1687/2

Photographs: Burgwyn family members portraits, circa 1860s-1890s #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." PF-1687/2

Primarily cabinet cards, photographic postcards, and prints.

Image Folder PF-1687/3

Photograph: African American woman with puppies, #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." PF-1687/3

Black and white print. Identified on verso as Nurse Pattie.

Image Folder PF-1687/4

Photograph: African American man holding two horses in street, circa 1899 #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." PF-1687/4

Cabinet card. Writing on verso indicates that the horses belonged to George Pollock Burgwyn.

Folder 105

Empty envelopes #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." Folder 105

Folder 106

Thomas Williams Mason Long papers, 1908-1964 #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." Folder 106

Contains commencement program from University College of Medicine, 1908; partially filled questionnaire from the National Cyclopedia of American Biography; printed obituaries, appreciations, and memorials for Thomas Williams Mason Long; a typescript memoir of Thomas Williams Mason Long by R. Hunt Parker; and other printed materials about Thomas Williams Mason Long's career.

Image Folder PF-1687/5

Photographs: From mosquito control program-oil drip cans #01687, Series: "Addition of July 2006: Burgwyn Family Papers and Thomas Williams Mason Long Papers (Acc. 100748), 1850-1994 and undated." PF-1687/5

Photographs of Thomas Williams Mason Long's early twentieth-century mosquito eradication project in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Some labelled "Bunker Hill" or Pat Mill on verso.

Original file folder title has been retained.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of September 2013: Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley Letters and Emma Wright Ridley Burgwyn Death Notices (Acc. 101920), 1893-1902.

About 20 items.

Scattered letters, 1896-1902, from Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley written at the Bonnie Doon plantation near Courtland, Va., to her grandson Thomas Ridley Burgwyn of Jackson, N.C., primarily discussing family news. There is also a handwritten death notice and printed death card for Emma Wright Ridley Burgwyn, who died in 1893 at the age of 46.

For additional letters from Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley to Thomas Ridley Burgwyn see the Addition of July 2006.

Folder 107

Letters from Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley to Thomas Ridley Burgwyn, 1896-1902 #01687, Series: "Addition of September 2013: Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley Letters and Emma Wright Ridley Burgwyn Death Notices (Acc. 101920), 1893-1902." Folder 107

Folder 108

Death notices for Emma Wright Ridley Burgwyn, 1893 #01687, Series: "Addition of September 2013: Margaret Ann Bynum Jordan Ridley Letters and Emma Wright Ridley Burgwyn Death Notices (Acc. 101920), 1893-1902." Folder 108

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Processing Information

Processed by: Gina Overcash, Roslyn Holdzkom, and Meg Phillips, January 1997

Encoded by: Bari Helms, April 2005

Updated by: Jackie Dean, January 2014, because of addition.

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