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Collection Number: 01497

Collection Title: De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract Family and business correspondence, legal and political documents, reminiscences, and family history of the De Caradeuc family of France, Haiti, and South Carolina. Early letters and legal documents, 1771-1783 (in French), include a grant of land and titles by Louis XV, and a letter from Calonne. Business letters, beginning 1786, refer to the exportation of sugar from the De Caradeuc plantation on Hispaniola and the insurrections there. Letters from the De Caradeuc family in France to the family in the United States refer to the conflict between church and state in the early days of the Third Republic. Correspondence is chiefly 18th-century and written in French, but papers from 1878 to 1893 are in English. Twentieth- century papers are invitations and other family material. Also included are a Civil War and Reconstruction diary, 1863-1865, of James Achille de Caradeuc (1816-1895) of Aiken and Charleston, S.C., chiefly consisting of reflections on current events, a memoir by James A. de Caradeuc, family records, and a fragment of an unascribed novel dealing with a northern naturalist in South Carolina just before the Civil War.
Creator De Caradeuc 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 De Caradeuc Family Papers, #1497, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Additional Descriptive Resources
Original finding aid and collection inventory are 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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Family and business correspondence, legal and political documents, reminiscences, and family history of the De Caradeuc family of France, Haiti, and South Carolina. Early letters and legal documents, 1771-1783 (in French), include a grant of land and titles by Louis XV, and a letter from Calonne. Business letters, beginning 1786, refer to the exportation of sugar from the De Caradeuc plantation on Hispaniola and the insurrections there. Letters from the De Caradeuc family in France to the family in the United States refer to the conflict between church and state in the early days of the Third Republic. Correspondence is chiefly 18th-century and written in French, but papers from 1878 to 1893 are in English. Twentieth- century papers are invitations and other family material. Also included are a Civil War and Reconstruction diary, 1863-1865, of James Achille de Caradeuc (1816-1895) of Aiken and Charleston, S.C., chiefly consisting of reflections on current events, a memoir by James A. de Caradeuc, family records, and a fragment of an unascribed novel dealing with a northern naturalist in South Carolina just before the Civil War.

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Contents list

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About 200 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid and inventory of papers #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1771-1782 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 1

Folder 2

1783-1791 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 2

Folder 3

1792-1805 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 3

Folder 4

1806-1811 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 4

Folder 5

1813-1822 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 5

Folder 6

1826-1831 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 6

Folder 7

1841-1896 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 7

Folder 8

1897-1945 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 8

Folder 9

Undated #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 9

Folder 10

Genealogy and family records #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 10

Oversize Paper OP-1497/1

Map of the de Caradeuc plantation, San Domingo, 1783 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." OP-1497/1

Folder 11

Two plans for reserves of water, San Domingo, 1789 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 11

Folder 12

Broadsides, 1790-1792 and undated #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 1: Diary of James Achille de Caradeuc, 20 December 1863-November 1865 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 13

Contains long, irregularly-kept entries, most of them reflections on war news and current events. Includes typed copy.

Folder 14

Volume 2: Family records, 1751-1893 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 14

Contains records (in French) of the de Caradeuc family of Brittany, San Domingo, and South Carolina, with vital statistics of the South Carolina branch of the family on page 53. Records of events (births, deaths, marriages, etc.) in the lives of the South Carolina family members are in English. Also included are copies of letters from relatives in France, 1751-1877.

Folder 15

Volume 3: Unascribed novel fragment, undated #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 15

Fragment of a novel about a northern naturalist in South Carolina just before the Civil War.

Folder 16

Volume 4: Loose pages from other volumes #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 5: "Memoirs of the de Caradeuc Family," by James Achille de Caradeuc #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 17

Forty-seven page booklet containing the memoirs of James Achille de Caradeuc, printed for distribution among his and his wife's descendants, "as a loving tribute to their memory" (from the Foreword by Maude Heyward).

Folder 18

Typescript copy of Volume 1 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 18

Folder 19

Photostat copy of Volume 2 #01497, Series: "De Caradeuc Family Papers, 1771-1947." Folder 19

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, February 2010

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