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Collection Number: 04591-z

Collection Title: Galloway Family Papers, 1783-1929

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Size About 20 items
Abstract Members of the Galloway family of Scotland, Rockingham County, N.C., and Maury County, Tenn., were chiefly merchants and land speculators. The collection includes letters, deeds, wills, indentures, and other items relating to various members of the Galloway family. Included is a 1783 letter from Charles Galloway in Glasgow, Scotland, to James Galloway in Rockingham County, N.C., about trade between the two localities; a 1788 letter to James Galloway from a Wilmington, N.C., merchant about local and international trade; two 1817 letters from Marion Galloway at school in Warrenton, N.C., to her parents in Rockingham County about her progress at school; a 16-page equity action written by Robert Galloway in 1822 that summarizes the activities of Galloway and Company, merchants, from 1778 to 1822; and various deeds, bills of sale, and other papers that document the family's ownership of property, chiefly in Rockingham County, N.C., and Maury County, Tenn. The addition of August 2010 is a double-entry general account ledger from Galloway and Company with a listing of about 500 accounts and documenting the business activites, property holdings, and other ventures of the company. An entry on page 21 of the ledger shows that Galloway and Company accepted slaves and slave labor as payment for debts.
Creator Galloway 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 Galloway Family Papers #4591-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Frances Anderton of Winchester, Tenn., and W. D. Galloway of Darnestown, Md., in October 1991.
Addition of August 2010 (Acc. 101331) purchased from Michael Brown Rare Books, Philadelphia, Pa.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Members of the Galloway family of Scotland, Rockingham County, N.C., and Maury County, Tenn., were chiefly merchants and land speculators.

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The collection includes letters, deeds, wills, indentures, and other items relating to various members of the Galloway family. Included is a 1783 letter from Charles Galloway in Glasgow, Scotland, to James Galloway in Rockingham County, N.C., about trade between the two localities; a 1788 letter to James Galloway from a Wilmington, N.C., merchant about local and international trade; two 1817 letters from Marion Galloway at school in Warrenton, N.C., to her parents in Rockingham County about her progress at school; a 16-page equity action written by Robert Galloway in 1822 that summarizes the activities of Galloway and Company, merchants, from 1778 to 1822; and various deeds, bills of sale, and other papers that document the family's ownership of property, chiefly in Rockingham County, N.C., and Maury County, Tenn. The addition of August 2010 is a double-entry general account ledger from Galloway and Company with a listing of about 500 accounts and documenting the business activites, property holdings, and other ventures of the company. An entry on page 21 of the ledger shows that Galloway and Company accepted slaves and slave labor as payment for debts.

The Addition of August 2010 contains a double-entry general account ledger from Galloway & Company. The ledger contains a listing of about 500 accounts, and documents the business activites, property holdings, and other ventures of Galloway & Company. An entry on page 21 of the ledger also shows that Galloway & Company accepted slaves and slave labor as payment for debts.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, December 1991

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Addition of August 2010 processed by: Martin Gengenbach, December 2010

There are typed transcriptions, made by the donor, of several of the documents.

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