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Collection Number: 03945

Collection Title: Alexander Hamilton Horton Papers, 1813; 1854-1925

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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 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1,100 items)
Abstract Alexander Hamilton Horton was a farmer and general merchant of Wilkes County, N.C. The collection is chiefly business and legal papers of Horton, of other members of his family, and their neighbors in the areas near Wilkesboro and Elkinville in Wilkes County. Included are bills, receipts, and accounts concerning lands and farming in Wilkes and Caldwell counties, and to a lesser extent in Missouri. There are some records of Horton as clerk of the Wilkes County Superior Court, 1875-1887. Papers after 1890 relate to his widow, Mary Jane Vogler Horton, and their son, Hamilton Vogler Horton, Winston-Salem, N.C., with scattered items relating to the latter's dental practice. Volumes include miscellaneous merchants' records, 1868-1871; scattered account books; and legal memoranda.
Creator Horton, Alexander Hamilton, d. 1890.
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 Alexander Hamilton Horton Papers, #3945, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Hamilton C. Horton Junior of Winston-Salem, N.C., May 1972. These papers came with an addition to the Calvin J. Cowles Papers (#3808), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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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Alexander Hamilton Horton (died 1890) was a farmer and general merchant of Wilkes County, N.C. His business activities included work as a sales and purchase agent for for his father-in-law, E. A. Vogler; the raising of livestock and corn; a partnership with Phineas Horton in general merchandising at Elkville, N.C., in the 1870s, and in landowning and other business; and the administration of Phineas Horton's estate, including Elk Farm and its tenants. He also served as a clerk of Wilkes County Superior Court, 1875-1887.

He was married to Mary Jane Vogler Horton and their son was Hamilton Vogler Horton, a dentist of Winston-Salem, N.C.

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The collection is chiefly business and legal papers of Alexander Hamilton Horton, of other members of his family, and their neighbors in the areas near Wilkesboro and Elkinville in Wilkes County, N.C. Included are bills, receipts, and accounts concerning lands and farming in Wilkes and Caldwell counties, and to a lesser extent in Missouri. There are some records of Horton as clerk of the Wilkes County Superior Court, 1875-1887. Papers after 1890 relate to his widow, Mary Jane Vogler Horton, and their son, Hamilton Vogler Horton, with scattered items relating to the latter's dental practice. Volumes include miscellaneous merchants' records, 1868-1871; scattered account books; and legal memoranda.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated.

Many of the papers are related to land ownership and farm operations and include deeds, rental agreements, property tax papers, tenant contracts, estate settlement items, and correspondence. There are also some undated speeches given by H. V. Horton to the North Carolina Dental Society and to Moravian Falls Academy.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1813, 1854-1869 #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1870-1875 #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1876-1877 #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1878-1879 #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1880-1882 #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1883-1884 #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1885-1889 #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1890-1893 #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1894-1899 #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1900-1912, 1922, 1925 #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

Undated miscellaneous #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

H. V. Horton speeches, undated #03945, Series: "1. Chronological Series, 1813-1925 and undated." Folder 12

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Folder 17-33

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Folder 33

Unsorted bills and receipts #03945, Series: "3. Unsorted Bills and Receipts, 1870s-1880s." Folder 17-33

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, September 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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