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Collection Number: 01901

Collection Title: John Haywood Papers, 1790-1903.

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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 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract John Haywood (1765-1826) was treasurer of North Carolina, 1787-1827, and member of the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina, 1789-1827. Other persons represented in the collection include his son, George Washington Haywood (1802-1890), lawyer of Raleigh, N.C.; George's nephew, Joseph A. Haywood (born 1843), of Raleigh, N.C.; and Joseph's daughter, Martha A. Haywood. The John Haywood items, 1790-1826, are scattered and disconnected in nature, and many are badly damaged. Correspondents include Samuel Ashe, John Hogg, Samuel Johnston, and Thomas Ruffin, and Alexander Martin, Benjamin Rush, and A. C. Thomas, all of Philadelphia, Pa. Topics include primarily personal business and family affairs, but some mention is made of North Carolina financial conditions. The papers of George Washington Haywood, 1835-1867, relate to his legal business and clients, but include a series of letters addressed to Emsley Burgess and his wife, Nancy, of Franklinton, Randolph County, N.C., written by their children and other relatives in scattered places. Their connection to the Haywoods is unclear. Joseph A. Haywood items include correspondence, 1885, concerning his attempt to patent a grinding mill. Martha A. Haywood items include a volume, 1902-1903, containing accounts and a draft of a romantic novel.
Creator Haywood, John, 1762-1826.
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 John Haywood Papers, #1901, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Ben W. Baker of Raleigh, N.C., September 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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John Haywood (1762-1826) was treasurer of North Carolina, 1787-1827, and member of the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina, 1789-1827. Other persons represented in the collection include his son, George Washington Haywood (1802-1890), lawyer of Raleigh, N.C.; George's nephew, Joseph A. Haywood (born 1843), of Raleigh, N.C.; and Joseph's daughter, Martha A. Haywood.

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The collection includes the papers of John Haywood and his relatives and descendants. The John Haywood items, 1790-1826, are scattered and disconnected in nature, and many are badly damaged. Correspondents include Samuel Ashe, John Hogg, Samuel Johnston, and Thomas Ruffin, and Alexander Martin, Benjamin Rush, and A. C. Thomas, all of Philadelphia. Topics include primarily personal business and family affairs, but some mention is made of North Carolina financial conditions. The papers of George Washington Haywood, 1835-1867, relate to his legal business and clients, primarily on matters of debt collection and the sale of slaves, but include a series of letters addressed to Emsley Burgess and his wife, Nancy, of Franklinton, Randolph County, N.C., written by their children and other relatives in scattered places. Their connection to the Haywoods is unclear. There is also a group of scattered letters to William H. Pope, some from soldiers in North Carolina and Virginia during the Civil War. Joseph A. Haywood items include correspondence, 1885, concerning his attempt to patent a grinding mill. Martha A. Haywood items include a volume, 1902-1903, containing accounts and a draft of a romantic novel.

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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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