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Collection Number: 00335-z

Collection Title: John Hampden Hill Papers, circa 1875.

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Size 6 items
Abstract The collection includes descriptions of events, places, families, legends, and plantations of the lower Cape Fear region of North Carolina from that area's first settlement by Europeans until about 1875. Among the families and plantations described are the Strudwick family at Stag Park, the Ashe family at The Neck and Green Hill, the Moseley family at Moseley Hall, the Moore family at The Vats, the Lane family at Springfield, the Williams family at Mount Gallant, the Swann family at The Oak, the Jones family at Spring Garden, and the John Henry King Burgwin at The Hermitage.
Creator Hill, John Hampden, 1807-1893.
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 John Hampden Hill Papers #335-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Partial typed transcription available.
All or part of this collection is available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Elizabeth and Louisa Hill of Goldsboro, N.C., in 1947 and the estate of Alice Noble in 1974, and transferred from the Edward J. Justice Papers (#393) before 1940.
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 Hampden Hill (d. 1883) wrote two very similar versions of a popular history of the families and plantations of the lower Cape Fear region in Pender, New Hanover, and Brunswick counties, N.C., from initial settlement through the Revolution.

Included are very general descriptions of events, places, legends, families, and plantations. Dates are rarely provided, and most the information is secondhand. Among the families and plantations mentioned are the Strudwick family of Stag Park Plantation, the Ashe family at the Neck Plantation and Green Hill Plantation, the Mosely family at Mosely Hall Plantation, the Moore family at the Vats Plantation, the Lane family at Springfield Plantation, the Williams family at Mount Gallant Plantation, the Swann family at the Oak Plantation, the Jones family at Spring Garden Plantation, and the John Henry King Burgwin family at the Hermitage Plantation.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Scott Philyaw, January 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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