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Collection Number: 00234-z

Collection Title: John Rust Eaton Papers, 1794-1815, 1910.

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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990-1992.

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Size 20 items
Abstract John Rust Eaton was a planter of Granville County, N.C., representative of Granville County in the North Carolina House of Commons, 1801, 1802, and 1812, and horse breeder. The collection is two letters from John Rust Eaton to his father Charles Rust Eaton (1743-1822), and seventeen letters to John Rust Eaton--one from William H. Winder (b. 1775), two from Nathaniel Macon (1757-1837), eight from James Winchester (1752-1826), three from James Somervell, one from Robert Marion (1766-1811), and one from Benjamin Williams (1754-1814). Subjects discussed include national politics and relations with England, horse breeding, tobacco and cotton farming in Tennessee, land Eaton owned in Tennessee and prices of other land there, and prices of farm products in Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
Creator Eaton, John Rust, fl. 1794-1815.
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 John Rust Eaton Papers #234-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is 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
Formerly part of the collection of the North Carolina Historical Society; became part of the Southern Historical Collection in 1927.
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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Planter of Granville County, N.C., representative of Granville County in the North Carolina House of Commons, 1801, 1802, and 1812, and horse breeder.

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Two letters from John Rust Eaton to his father, Charles Rust Eaton (1743-1822), and seventeen letters to John Rust Eaton--one from William H. Winder (b. 1775), two from Nathaniel Macon (1757-1837), eight from James Winchester (1752-1826), one from William Richardson Davie (1756-1820), three from James Somervell, one from Robert Marion (1766-1811), and one from Benjamin Williams (1754-1814). Subjects discussed include national politics and relations with England, horse breeding, tobacco and cotton farming in Tennessee, land Eaton owned in Tennessee and prices of other land there, and prices of farm products in Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Most of these letters were published in James Sprunt Historical Publications, vol. 9, no. 1 (1910), pp. 27-59, with an introduction and notes by J. D. de Roulhac Hamilton, and a copy of this publication is included with the papers.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Tim West, August 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990-1992.

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