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Collection Number: 01692

Collection Title: De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract Baron Christoph von Graffenried (1661-1743) of Switzerland, Landgrave of Carolina, founded New Bern, N.C., in 1710. His family and descendents resided in Switzerland and America. The collection includes pictures, biographical and genealogical clippings and writings, and family data relating to Baron Christoph von Graffenried and his family and descendants. One original item is a letter, 1735, from the Baron to his son about genealogy.
Creator De Graffenried family.
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 De Graffenried Family Papers, #1692, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Thomas P. de Graffenried of Bayside, Long Island, N.Y., 1929-1959.
Addition received from Elwyn de Graffenried of Atlanta, Ga., June 1951.
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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Baron Christoph von Graffenried (1661-1743) of Switzerland, Landgrave of Carolina, founded New Bern, N.C., in 1710. His family and descendants resided in Switzerland and America.

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The collection includes pictures, biographical and genealogical clippings and writings, and family data relating to Baron Christoph von Graffenried and his family and descendants in Switzerland and America. One original item is a letter, 1735, from the Baron to his son about genealogy. There is also a rare booklet, 1777, Neuer Schreib-Calender auf das Jahre Christi listing the names of public officials, some from the de Graffenried family.

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Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated.

Arrangement: materials have, for the most part, been maintained as received.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1-2

Folder 1

Folder 2

Genealogical correspondence (typescripts and manuscripts) #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 1-2

Folder 3

Neuer Schreib-Calender auf das Jahre Christi 1777 #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

"The Lord's Supper" (photocopy) #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Schloss Munchenwiler: Villars-les-Moines #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

Burgistein Castle #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

Chateau La Poya and Baron Arnold de Graffenried #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

Seals of Peter de Graffenriet, 1385, and Niclaus de Graffenriet, 1496 (reproductions) #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

Certificates, 1660 and 1835 (photocopies) #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

Rene Rudolf von Graffenried (1957), memorial biography #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

Arthur Graham Glasgow and Ellen Glasgow #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

Robert Wickliffe Woolley #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

John Temple Graves and family #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Newspaper articles on de Graffenried family (photocopies) #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Thomas P. de Graffenried #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." Folder 15

Image Folder PF-1692/1-7

PF-1692/1

PF-1692/2

PF-1692/3

PF-1692/4

PF-1692/5

PF-1692/6

PF-1692/7

Pictures #01692, Series: "De Graffenried Family Papers, 1735-1958 and undated." PF-1692/1-7

Includes photographic reproductions of portraits of de Graffenried family members and dwellings. Persons represented are Abraham de Graffenried (1533-1601), Anton de Graffenried (1573-1628), Anton de Graffenried (1597-1674), Emmanuel de Graffenried (1636-1713), Emmanuel de Graffenried (1665-1738), Bernhard de Graffenried (1684-1747), Barbara de Graffenried (born 1645), Nicholas de Graffenried (1653-1731), Robert P. de Graffenried, J. Lacy de Graffenried, and Matthew Fontaine de Graffenried, among others.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, August 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.

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