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Collection Number: 00284-z

Collection Title: Joseph Graham Papers, 1769-1864

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Size 7 items
Abstract Joseph Graham fought with American troops in North Carolina in the Revolutionary War; was a North Carolina state senator, 1788-1793; fought against the Creek Indians in 1814; and became wealthy producing iron. The collection includes a handwritten manuscript of "Historical notices or suplement [sic] to the History of the Revolutionary War in the western part of No. Carolina" (16 pages) by Joseph Graham; a letter from Archibald De Bow Murphey to Charles Conner and two letters from Murphey to Graham about this manuscript; a letter from Graham to Conner discussing the Revolutionary War in North Carolina; part of a volume, 1769-1864, containing lists of slaves belonging to Graham and his son-in-law, Robert Hall Morrison (1798-1889); and "The National Intelligencer and Revolutionary War Legends" by William A. Graham.
Creator Graham, Joseph, 1759-1836.
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 Joseph Graham Papers #284-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Joseph Graham's narrative printed in W. H. Hoyt, editor, The Papers of Archibald D. Murphey (Raleigh: North Carolina Historical Commission, 1914), volume 2.
Joseph Graham's narrative was slightly modified and published as "General Joseph Graham's Narrative of the Revolutionary War in North Carolina in 1780 and 1781,"  N.C. University Magazine IV, 1855, pages 338-352.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Joseph Graham of Iron Station, N.C., in August 1947 and Lawrence F. London of Chapel Hill, N.C., in June 1971.
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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Joseph Graham fought with American troops in North Carolina in the Revolutionary War; was a North Carolina state senator, 1788-1793; fought against the Creek Indians in 1814; and became wealthy producing iron.

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The collection includes a handwritten manuscript of "Historical notices or suplement [sic] to the History of the Revolutionary War in the western part of No. Carolina" (16 pages) by Joseph Graham; a letter from Archibald De Bow Murphey to Charles Conner and two letters from Murphey to Graham about this manuscript; a letter from Graham to Conner discussing the Revolutionary War in North Carolina; part of a volume, 1769-1864, containing lists of slaves belonging to Graham and his son-in-law, Robert Hall Morrison (1798-1889); and "The National Intelligencer and Revolutionary War Legends" by William A. Graham.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, March 2007

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