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Collection Number: 00344

Collection Title: Thomas Devereux Hogg Papers, 1779-1910

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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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Size 3.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 items)
Abstract Thomas Devereaux Hogg was a businessman of Raleigh, N.C. The collection includes scattered papers of Gavin Hogg (1788-1835), lawyer of Windsor and Raleigh, N.C., and of his son, Thomas Devereux Hogg. Included are account books of David Clark, merchant and planter of Martin and Halifax counties, N.C., for whom G. Hogg was executor, and accounts and letters pertaining to the affairs of Joseph Blount and his son, Joseph, Jr., of Edenton and Hillsborough, N.C. G. Hogg was Blount's executor and James L. Bryan, of Windsor and Baltimore, Md., was attorney for Joseph, Jr., who was at intervals an inmate of the Friends Asylum in Pennsylvania. T. D. Hogg married Bryan's niece and was his executor. Also, letters of Benjamin Maitland of Baltimore, Bryan's partner in operating a distillery; letters of Lucy Haywood (Mrs. John S.) Bryan on personal affairs and news of Raleigh; notes of James, brother of G. Hogg, on the medical lectures of Drs. David Hosack and James S. Stringham of New York; accounts of T. D. Hogg as ordnance and commissary officer of North Carolina, 1862-1865; and accounts of a sawmill and a stage line. Later papers are those of Colin M. Hawkins and Janet (Hogg) Hawkins.
Creator Hogg, Thomas Devereux, 1823-1904.
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 Thomas Devereux Hogg Papers #344, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
T. D. Hogg's accounts as ordnance and commissary officer are available on microfilm.
Additional microfilm: 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 Sallie Dortch 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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Gavin Hogg (1788-1835) was born in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, and came to the United States with his parents, James and Mary Finlayson Hogg, around 1797. He became a lawyer, practicing in Windsor, Bertie County, N.C. He married Mary Ann Bayard Johnson of Stratford, Conn., in 1822; they had several children who died in infancy and one surviving son, Thomas Devereux Hogg.

Thomas Devereux Hogg (1823-1904) was born in Raleigh. In 1853, he was appointed to the board of commissioners for the State Hospital for the Insane (later renamed Dorothea Dix Hospital). He was also an incorporator, director, and stockholder of the Raleigh Gaslight Company, chartered in 1859. In 1860, he became the president of the Oak City Savings Bank. His antebellum business activities also included a partnership with his wife's uncle, James L. Bryan, in a Baltimore distillery and one with Robert W. Haywood in the Raleigh Planing Mills, which began operation in the summer of 1853. During the Civil War, he was chief commissary officer of the Subsistence Department of North Carolina. Thomas D. Hogg married Janet Bryan, the daughter of John S. Bryan of Plymouth, N.C., in 1848. They had three daughters: Sally, who never married; Lucy, who married Isaac Foote Dortch and had eight children; and Janet, who married Colin Hawkins.

James L. Bryan (1799-1856) was a lawyer in Baltimore and in Windsor, N.C. For many years, he managed the affairs of his cousin Joseph Blount, Jr., who was subject to periodic fits of insanity. He was also a partner in the firm of Bryan and Maitland. James Bryan never married.

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The collection includes scattered papers of Gavin Hogg (1788-1835), lawyer of Windsor and Raleigh, N.C., and of his son, Thomas Devereux Hogg. Included are account books of David Clark, merchant and planter of Martin and Halifax counties, N.C., for whom G. Hogg was executor, and accounts and letters pertaining to the affairs of Joseph Blount and his son, Joseph, Jr., of Edenton and Hillsborough, N.C. G. Hogg was Blount's executor and James L. Bryan, of Windsor and Baltimore, Md., was attorney for Joseph, Jr., who was at intervals an inmate of the Friends Asylum in Pennsylvania. T. D. Hogg married Bryan's niece and was his executor. Also, letters of Benjamin Maitland of Baltimore, Bryan's partner in operating a distillery; letters of Lucy Haywood (Mrs. John S.) Bryan on personal affairs and news of Raleigh; notes of James, brother of G. Hogg, on the medical lectures of Drs. David Hosack and James S. Stringham of New York; accounts of T. D. Hogg as ordnance and commissary officer of North Carolina, 1862-1865; and accounts of a sawmill and a stage line. Later papers are those of Colin M. Hawkins and Janet (Hogg) Hawkins.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1829-1910.

About 620 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence of James L. Bryan, Thomas Devereux Hogg, and other members of the Bryan and Hogg families. Included is correspondence between James L. Bryan, guardian of Joseph Blount, Jr., and Dr. Charles Evans of Friends Asylum, Philadelphia, chiefly concerning Blount's mental health; and correspondence between Bryan and Frances C. P. Hill, Blount's mother, concerning Blount's health, activities, and financial affairs. Also included are letters to Bryan from Benjamin Maitland, concerning their Baltimore distillery; correspondence of Thomas D. Hogg, chiefly concerning his activities as executor of James L. Bryan; and letters from Thomas D. Hogg's son-in-law, Colin Hawkins, concerning genealogical inquiries about the Hawkins family.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1829-1839 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 1

Folder 2

1840-1843 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 2

Folder 3

1844 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 3

Folder 4

1845 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 4

Folder 5

1846 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 5

Folder 6

1847 January-April #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 6

Folder 7

1847 May-June #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 7

Folder 8

1847 July-September #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 8

Folder 9

1847 October-December #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 9

Folder 10

1848 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 10

Folder 11

1849 January-April #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 11

Folder 12

1849 May-December #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 12

Folder 13

1850 January-May #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 13

Folder 14

1850 June-December #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 14

Folder 15

1851 January-June #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 15

Folder 16

1851 July-December #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 16

Folder 17

1852 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 17

Folder 18

1853 January-June #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 18

Folder 19

1853 July-December #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 19

Folder 20

1854 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 20

Folder 21

1855 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 21

Folder 22

1856-1857 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 22

Folder 23

1858-1889 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 23

Folder 24

1890-1896 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 24

Folder 25

1897-1899 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 25

Folder 26

1900-1910 #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 26

Folder 27

Undated #00344, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1829-1910." Folder 27

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About 520 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Bills, receipts, accounts, indentures, wills and other financial and legal items pertaining to Gavin Hogg, Thomas D. Hogg, James L. Bryan, and others. Included are many papers concerning Bryan's partnership with Benjamin Maitland, his administration of the affairs of Joseph Blount, Jr., and his activities as executor of the estate of his brother, John S. Bryan. There are also a few bills of sale involving Bryan and various members of the Capehart family, including his niece Susan Martin Capehart and her husband George Washington Capehart; a contract, 1853, between Thomas D. Hogg and Robert L. Haywood to build a sawmill; and a number of receipts and accounts of Thomas D. Hogg as attorney for Joseph Blount, Jr.

Folder 28

1799-1829 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 28

Folder 29

1830-1839 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 29

Folder 30

1840-1843 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 30

Folder 31

1844-1845 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 31

Folder 32

1846 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 32

Folder 33

1847 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 33

Folder 34

1848 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 34

Folder 35

1849 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 35

Folder 36

1850 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 36

Folder 37

1851 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 37

Folder 38

1852 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 38

Folder 39

1853 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 39

Folder 40

1854-1856 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 40

Folder 41

1857-1859 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 41

Folder 42

1860-1889 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 42

Folder 43

1890-1910 #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 43

Folder 44

Undated #00344, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1799-1910." Folder 44

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About 120 items.

A history of St. Stephen's (Episcopal) Parish, Goldsboro, N.C.; several issues, 1895-1986, of The Lightning Bug, a humorous paper produced by students at Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Va.; newspaper clippings, including a sketch of the life of Gavin Hogg; genealogical material; and miscellaneous items. Genealogical materials chiefly pertain to the Hawkins family, but also include some information on the Bryan, McKenzie, and Clark families. Miscellaneous items include several poems, a paper certifying that Gavin Hogg's name appears on the muster roll of the War of 1812, a recipe for beef tea, and a story, evidently written as a school exercise, by Sally Hogg, daughter of Thomas Devereux Hogg.

Folder 45

History of St. Stephen's Parish #00344, Series: "3. Other Papers" Folder 45

Folder 46

The Lightning Bug #00344, Series: "3. Other Papers" Folder 46

Folder 47

Genealogical materials #00344, Series: "3. Other Papers" Folder 47

Folder 48

Clippings #00344, Series: "3. Other Papers" Folder 48

Folder 49

Miscellaneous items #00344, Series: "3. Other Papers" Folder 49

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23 volumes.

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2 volumes.

Notes taken by James Hogg, brother of Gavin Hogg, on medical lectures given in 1816 and 1817 by Dr. David Hosack and Dr. James S. Stringham at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.

Folder 50

Volume 1: James Hogg, notes on the medical lectures of Dr. David Hosack, 1816 #00344, Subseries: "4.1. Medical Notes, 1816-1817." Folder 50

Folder 51

Volume 2: Notes, presumably taken by James Hogg, on the medical lectures of Dr. James S. Stringham, 1816-1817 #00344, Subseries: "4.1. Medical Notes, 1816-1817." Folder 51

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. Gavin Hogg Account Books, 1812-1821.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. David Clark Account Books, 1798-1836.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4. Joseph Blount Account Books, 1827-1856.

2 volumes.

Accounts of Joseph Blount, who named Gavin Hogg as his executor, and of Joseph Blount, Jr. James C. Johnston served as guardian for Joseph, Jr., during his minority. Some time after he came of age, Joseph appointed James L. Bryan to serve as his attorney. Joseph, Jr., was subject to periods of insanity and was eventually declared incompetent; J. W. Norwood of Hillsborough was appointed his guardian.

Folder 62

Volume 13: Accounts of Gavin Hogg, executor of Joseph Blount, and of James C. Johnston, guardian of Joseph Blount, Jr., 1827-1843 #00344, Subseries: "4.4. Joseph Blount Account Books, 1827-1856." Folder 62

Folder 63

Volume 14: Accounts of James L. Bryan, attorney of Joseph Blount Jr., with some accounts of Thomas D. Hogg, executor of Bryan, 1843-1856 #00344, Subseries: "4.4. Joseph Blount Account Books, 1827-1856." Folder 63

Hogg transferred the assets of the estate to J. W. Norwood, who had been appointed guardian of Blount.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.5. James L. Bryan Account Books, 1826-1858.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.6. Sawmill Accounts, 1853-1856.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.7. Thomas D. Hogg Personal Accounts, 1865-1867.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.8. Other Volumes, 1837-1865.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rebecca Hollingsworth, May 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, April 2011

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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