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Collection Number: 04834

Collection Title: Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1894

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Daniel Shine Hill of Franklin County, N.C., was born 14 December 1812. Hill was a planter, businessman, and major in the Confederate Army. In 1835, Hill married Susan Irwin Toole (1815-1878). He was active in business and the temperance movement until his death on 18 August 1873. Papers of Daniel Shine Hill consist chiefly of business correspondence, letters concerning the Sons of the Temperance Society, receipts, and price lists. Hill dealt primarily in dry goods, groceries, hardware, clothing, and textiles, chiefly with merchants from Petersburg, Va., as well as local businessmen and other merchants along the eastern seaboard. He was a very active member of the Sons of the Temperance Society and items concerning this organization appear frequently throughout this collection. There is also some correspondence relating to Louisburg Female College and to the sale of cotton and the status of the cotton market and a few brief items concerning the hiring of freed slaves. The addition of November 2003 includes an account book, 1852-1864, containing details of Hill's financial arrangements with overseers, recipes for a number of folk remedies, and other information.
Creator Hill, Daniel Shine, 1812-1873.
Language English.
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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 Daniel Shine Hill Papers #4834, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from George and Doris Davis of Louisburg, N.C., October 1996 (Acc. 96135) and from Sarah Davis in July 2001 (Acc. 99013), October 2001 (Acc. 99097 and Acc. 99098), and in November 2003 (Acc. 99652).
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Daniel Shine Hill, son of Charles Applewhite and Rebecca Wesley Long Hill, was born in Franklin County, N.C., on 14 December 1812. In 1835, he married Susan Irwin Toole (1815-1878), with whom he had nine children, eight of whom survived to adulthood: Sarah Louisa Hill, born 13 October 1836, married Matthew S. Davis of Louisburg, N.C.; Madeline Elizabeth Hill, born 10 August 1839, married James H. Best of Wayne County, N.C.; Susan Rebecca Hill, born April 1842, died young; Mary Pauline Hill, born September 1845, married John R. Brooks; Florence Monterey Hill, born 24 July 1847, married Garland Jones of Raleigh, N.C., died 9 September 1906; Charles Geraldus Hill, born 1850, physician of Baltimore, Md., died 1927; Isabel Hill, born 1855, married Walter Stark of Oxford, N.C.; Carolina Toole Hill, born 1859, married Harold Churchman Painter of Baltimore, Md.; Daniel Sehon Hill, born 1862, married Florence Hartman.

Daniel Shine Hill lived in Louisburg, N.C., for most of his life. He was a planter, businessman, an active member of the Sons of the Temperance Society, and a major in the Confederate Army. Hill also served on the board of trustees of Louisburg Female College. Hill was active in his business and the temperance movement until his death in 1873.

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Papers of Daniel Shine Hill consist chiefly of business correspondence, letters concerning the Sons of the Temperance Society, receipts, and price lists. Hill dealt primarily in dry goods, groceries, hardware, clothing, and textiles, chiefly with merchants from Petersburg, Va., as well as local businessmen and other merchants along the eastern seaboard. He was a very active member of the Sons of the Temperance Society and items concerning this organization appear frequently throughout this collection. There is also some correspondence relating to Louisburg Female College and to the sale of cotton and the status of the cotton market and a few brief items concerning the hiring of freed slaves.

The addition of November 2003 contains an account book, 1852-1864, containing details of Hill's financial arrangements with overseers, recipes for a number of folk remedies, and other information. Also included are a receipt and miscellaneous ephemera.

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Contents list

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About 450 items (1.0 linear feet).

Arrangement: chronological.

This collection relates chiefly to Daniel Shine Hill's business. Business correspondence, correspondence concerning the temperance movement, receipts, and price lists make up the bulk of the collection. Hill's business papers pertain mainly to dry goods, groceries, hardware, clothing, and textiles. Hill most frequently dealt with merchants from Petersburg, Va., as well as local businessmen and other merchants along the eastern seaboard (e.g. Louisburg, N.C.; Baltimore, Md.; Norfolk, Va.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and New York, N.Y.). Hill was a very active member of the Sons of the Temperance Society and items concerning this organization appear frequently throughout this collection. There is some additional correspondence relating to Louisburg Female College; the sale of cotton and the status of the cotton market; and a few brief items concerning the hiring of freed slaves.

Folder 1

1842 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 1

Folder 2

1845 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 2

Folder 3

1847-1848 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 3

Folder 4

1849 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 4

Folder 5

1850 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 5

Folder 6

1851 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 6

Folder 7

1852 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 7

Folder 8

1853 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 8

Folder 9

January-June 1854 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 9

Folder 10

July-November 1854 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 10

Includes a printed price list, The Weekly Newsletter and Prices Current, for Wills, Lea and Brownley of Petersburg, Va.

Folder 11

1855 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 11

Includes a business letter discussing the price of tobacco and a newsletter from the Office of the Grand Worthy Patriarch concerning the Sons of the Temperance Society of South Carolina.

Folder 12

1856 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 12

Folder 13

1857 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 13

Includes letters, 17 April 1857 and 9 May 1857, that relate to faculty positions at Louisburg Female College.

Folder 14

1858 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 14

Includes a letter, 5 November 1858, that relates to the presidency of Louisburg Female College.

Folder 15

January-April 1859 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 15

Folder 16

May-November 1859 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 16

Folder 17

January-May 1860 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 17

Includes a letter from Peebles, Plummer and Co. of Petersburg, Va., to Hill, 31 May 1860, that describes the tobacco market as being "exceedingly dull and sick."

Folder 18

June-December 1860 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 18

Includes a blank initiation form for the Sons of the Temperance Society and a letter from Jeremy Hilliam of Harrison County, Tex., 30 July 1860, to Hill describing a widespread drought and how it was affecting the corn and cotton crops.

Folder 19

1861 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 19

Includes letters, 9 October 1861 and 9 December 1861, discussing the high cost of sugar and butter in the area.

Folder 20

1862 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 20

Folder 21

1863 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 21

Folder 22

1864 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 22

Folder 23

1865 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 23

Includes a letter, 18 September 1865, describing the sale of Hill's cotton with a detailed list of the quantities and prices for which the cotton sold, and a letter, 11 September 1865, from Turner Myrick Jones to Hill concerning the presidency of Louisburg Female College.

Folder 24

January-September 1866 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 24

Includes a letter, 27 April 1866, discussing the decision of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance to deny appeals to revoke membership of a "negro."

Folder 25

October-December 1866 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 25

Folder 26

1867 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 26

Folder 27

January-July 1868 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 27

Folder 28

August-December 1868 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 28

Includes a printed price list, Portsmouth Weekly Prices Current, of J.B. Hunter and Co. of Portsmouth, Va.

Folder 29

January-September 1869 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 29

Includes a printed price list of cart, wagon, and buggy materials for S. March and Co. of Norfolk, Va.

Folder 30

October-December 1869 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 30

Includes a printed price list, Wholesale Prices Current, from Prince and Hunter, General Commission Merchants of Portsmouth, Va.

Folder 31

January-April 1870 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 31

Includes a printed list, J. J. Biggs and General Merchant Commission, of price quotations from the cotton market for 27 January 1870; price lists for H. G. Vickery's pork provisions; two Baltimore Price-Current Letter-Sheets, 2 April 1870 and 9 April 1870; and a letter, 21 February 1870, with three items apparently printed by the Temperance Society: "The Rumseller's Proposal of Co-partnership to the Devil," "A Short Temperance Sermon," and "The Curse of Intemperance: A Warning from the Gallows and the Grave."

Folder 32

May-June 1870 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 32

Folder 33

July-December 1870 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 33

Folder 34

1871 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 34

Folder 35

January-July 1872 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 35

Includes a receipt, 20 July 1872, for tuition and expenses at Louisburg Female College.

Folder 36

August-November 1872 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 36

Folder 37

1873 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 37

Folder 38

1874 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 38

Folder 39

1875 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 39

Folder 40

1876 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 40

Folder 41

1877 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 41

Folder 42

1879 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 42

Folder 43

1890 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 43

Folder 44

1891 #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 44

Folder 45

Undated #04834, Series: "Daniel Shine Hill Papers, 1842-1891." Folder 45

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of November 2003 (Acc. 99652), 1852-1894.

4 items.

An account book, 1852-1864, containing details of Hill's financial arrangements with overseers, recipes for a number of folk remedies, and other information. Also included are a receipt and miscellaneous ephemera.

Folder 46

Account book, 1852-1864 #04834, Subseries: "Addition of November 2003 (Acc. 99652), 1852-1894." Folder 46

Folder 47

Other items, 1867-1894 and undated #04834, Subseries: "Addition of November 2003 (Acc. 99652), 1852-1894." Folder 47

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About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The addition of July 2001 chiefly comprises letters and receipts. The topical content is similar to that of the intial deposit. This addition also includes notes of the stewards meetings of "Louisburg Station" of the Methodist Church, 1865-1867, and a copy of Daniel Shine Hill's will, 1873. There are several pieces of correspondence between Hill's wife, Susan Irwin Toole, and her daughter, Pauline Hill Brooks; these letter were written after Daniel Shine Hill's death.

Folder 48

1852-1874 and undated #04834, Subseries: "Addition of July 2001 (Acc. 99013), 1852-1874 and undated." Folder 48

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Processing Information

Processed by: John Ansley, February 1997

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, January 2002

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2010

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