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Collection Number: 00144

Collection Title: Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905.

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


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

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1550 items)
Abstract Caswell County, N.C., was established in 1777. The collection includes unrelated business and legal papers and books of several generations of Caswell County, N.C., residents, including papers, 1701-1905, relating to pension claims, bonds, mortgages, real estate, and other legal matters; and volumes, 1807-1873, including general merchandise daybooks and ledgers, and blacksmiths' accounts, 1807-1850, of William Lea and Company; other merchants' accounts, 1853-1859, with the common schools; and county court accounts, 1872-1873.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, #144, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Caswell County (N.C.) Commissioners prior to 1940.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Caswell County, N.C., was established in 1777.

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The collection includes unrelated business and legal papers and books of several generations of Caswell County, N.C., residents, including papers, 1701-1905, relating to pension claims, bonds, mortgages, real estate, and other legal matters; and volumes, 1807-1873, including general merchandise daybooks and ledgers, and blacksmiths' accounts, 1807-1850, of William Lea and Company; other merchants' accounts, 1853-1859, with the common schools; and county court accounts, 1872-1873.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1778, 1781-1799 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1800-1804 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1805-1806 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1807-1809 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1810-1811 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1812-1813 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1814-1815 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1816 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1817 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

1818 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 10-11

Folder 12

1819 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1820 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1821 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1822 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1823-1824 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1825-1826 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1827-1828 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1829-1830 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1831 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1832 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1833 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1834 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1835 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

1836 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

1837-1838 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

1839 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

1840 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

1841 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

1842 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

1843-1844 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

1845-1847 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

1848-1849 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

1850 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

1851 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

1852 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

1853 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

1854-1856 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

1857 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

1858 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

1859 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

1860 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

1861 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 43

Folder 44

1862 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

1863-1867 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46a-46b

1868 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 46a-46b

Folder 46c

1869 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 46c

Folder 47

1870-1876 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

1877-1879 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49

1880-1883 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

1884-1887 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

1888-1889 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 51

Folder 52

1890-1899 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53a-53b

1901 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 53a-53b

Folder 53c

1902-1905 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 53c

Folder 54-57

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Undated #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 54-57

Folder 58-63

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Bills and receipts #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 58-63

Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-144/1

Oversize papers #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." X-OPF-144/1

Folder 64-66

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

#00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 64-66

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Oversize Volume SV-144/1

Volume 1: Daybook, 1807-1809 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/1

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Volume 2: Ledger, William Lea, 1808-1821 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/2

Oversize Volume SV-144/3

Volume 3: Daybook, William Lea, 1819-1822 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/3

Oversize Volume SV-144/4

Volume 4: Ledger, William and James Lea1822-1824 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/4

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Volume 5: Daybook, William Lea, 1823-1863 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/5

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Volume 6: Daybook, 1824-1826 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/6

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Volume 7: Ledger, 1824-1835 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/7

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Volume 8: Daybook, 1826-1827 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/8

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Volume 9: Daybook, William Lea, 1831-1833 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/9

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Volume 10: Daybook, 1835-1836 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/10

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Volume 11: Daybook, William Lea, 1836-1839 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/11

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Volume 12: Daybook, William Lea & Co., 1838-1839 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/12

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Volume 13: Daybook, 1841-1843 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/13

Folder 67

Volume 14: Account book, Thomas Gatewood, 1841-1846 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 67

Folder 68

#00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 68

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Volume 15: Account book, 1843-1846 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/15

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Volume 16: Daybook, 1843-1854 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/16

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Volume 17: Daybook, William Lea & Sons, 1848 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/17

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Volume 18: Daybook, William Lea & Sons, 1848-1849 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/18

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Volume 19: Daybook, William Lea, 1849-1850 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/19

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Volume 20: Daybook, 1850-1852 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/20

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Volume 21: Daybook, 1852-1854 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/21

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Volume 22: Account book, Board of Superintendants of Common Schools, 1853-1859 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." SV-144/22

Folder 69

Volume 23: Daybook, 1854-1855 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 69

Folder 70

Volume 24: Court account book, 1872-1873 #00144, Series: "Caswell County (N.C.) Papers, 1701-1905 and undated." Folder 70

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, December 2009

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

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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