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Collection Number: 03789

Collection Title: Henry W. Faison Papers, 1770-1937

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 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2,130 items)
Abstract Henry W. (Henry William) Faison (1823-1885) was a physician and cotton farmer of Duplin County, N.C. The collection contains chiefly cotton accounts of Faison with merchants in Wilmington, N.C., and bills, receipts and other business items, as well as estate papers, of Faison and his Faison, Williams, Hicks, and other relatives in Duplin and Sampson counties, N.C. There are a few items relating to slaves and a few concerning Faison's medical practice. Also included are Faison family letters and personal correspondence of members of the Faison family, especially of Winifred Faison, 1892-1937. Many of the family letters concern school and college experiences in the 1870s and 1880s at the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, Augusta Female Seminary in Staunton, Va., and other schools. In addition, there is a series of papers, 1809-1884, relating to Buckner Lanier Hill (1800-1860) of Duplin County and his relatives; the connection of Hill to the Faisons is not clear. These papers consist chiefly of financial and legal items, especially estate papers; some relate to illegitimacy.
Creator Faison, Henry W. (Henry William), 1823-1885.
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 Henry W. Faison Papers, #3789, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Anna Pierce (Mrs. Russell H.) Stafford of Washington, D.C., November 1967.
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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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Henry William Faison (1823-1885) was a physician and cotton farmer of Duplin County, N.C. He married Martha W. Hicks (1832-1900) in 1848 and they had at least nine children including Sallie, Winifred M. (died 1937), Rowland, Henry, Mollie, John M., Percy, and James.

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The collection is chiefly business papers Henry William Faison relating to his medical practice and cotton plantation and farm including extensive cotton accounts with merchants in Wilmington, N.C., bills and receipts, and correspondence. There are also wills, estate papers, indentures, and other legal and financial documents of Henry William Faison and his Faison, Williams, Hicks, and other relatives in Duplin and Sampson counties, N.C. Also included are Faison family letters and personal correspondence of members of the Faison family, especially of Winifred Faison, 1892-1937. Many of the family letters concern school and college experiences in the 1870s and 1880s at the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, Augusta Female Seminary in Staunton, Va., and other schools. In addition, there is a series of papers, 1809-1884, relating to Buckner Lanier Hill (1800-1860) of Duplin County and his relatives; the connection of Hill to the Faisons is not clear. These papers consist chiefly of financial and legal items, especially estate papers; some relate to illegitimacy.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1770-1830 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1831-1839 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1840-1846 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1847-1859 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1860-1862 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1863-1868 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1869 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1870 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1871 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1872 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1873 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1874 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1875 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1876 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1877 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1878 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1879 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1880 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1881 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1882 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1883 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1884 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1885 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1886 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

1887 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

1888 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

1889 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

1890 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

1891 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

1892 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

1893-1894 #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

Undated #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 32

Fragments #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

Printed matter #03789, Series: "1. Faison Business Papers, 1770-1894 and undated." Folder 33

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated.

Folder 44

1809-1839 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

1840-1859 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

1860 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47-48

Folder 47

Folder 48

1861 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 47-48

Folder 49

1862 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

1863 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

1864 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 51

Folder 52

1865 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53

1866 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54

1867 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 54

Folder 55

1868 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 55

Folder 56

1869 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 56

Folder 57

1870 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 57

Folder 58

1871 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

1872 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 59

Folder 60

1873 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61

1874 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 61

Folder 62

1875 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 62

Folder 63

1876 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 63

Folder 64

1877-1878 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 64

Folder 65

1879 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 65

Folder 66

1880 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 66

Folder 67

1881 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 67

Folder 68

1882 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 68

Folder 69

1883-1884 #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 and undated." Folder 69

Folder 70

Undated #03789, Series: "3. Buckner Lanier Hill Series, 1809-1884 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, June 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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