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Collection Number: 01308

Collection Title: Alexander Justice Papers, 1750-1925

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 137 items)
Abstract Alexander Justice was a lawyer of in New Bern, N.C. Chiefly legal and business papers of New Bern, N.C., lawyer, Alexander Justice, including grants, deeds, indentures, plats, bills of sale for slaves, wills, amnesty oaths, marriage contracts, bills and receipts, and bank shares. Also included are a composition book, 1843-1845, of Justice when he was a student at the University of North Carolina; items regarding Justice, Sparrow, Green, and Tillman family history; and other items belonging to Justice and his family; and records of the Confederate Corps of Engineers at Fort Macon, N.C., April-October 1861, concerning the hiring and quartering of slaves and free blacks who worked on railroad and coastal defenses.
Creator Justice, Alexander, 1825-1879.
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 Alexander Justice Papers #1308, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Partial microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sallie Justice of New Bern, N.C., in July 1947.
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 Justice was a lawyer of in New Bern, N.C.

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Chiefly legal and business papers of New Bern, N.C., lawyer, Alexander Justice, including grants, deeds, indentures, plats, bills of sale for slaves, wills, amnesty oaths, marriage contracts, bills and receipts, and bank shares. Also included are a composition book, 1843-1845, of Justice when he was a student at the University of North Carolina; items regarding Justice, Sparrow, Green, and Tillman family history; and other items belonging to Justice and his family; and records of the Confederate Corps of Engineers at Fort Macon, N.C., April-October 1861, concerning the hiring and quartering of slaves and free blacks who worked on railroad and coastal defenses.

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Contents list

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About 135 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Grants, deeds, indentures, plats, bills of sale for slaves, wills, amnesty oaths, marriage contracts, bills, bank shares, etc. The only letters are a few 1871 letters about a claim in court and two letters in 1911 to Annie Justice about family history. Also included are the will of James Cicero Justice, 1897, and a few business papers of the Justice heirs.

There is one folder of genealogy and notes on family history of the Justice, Sparrow, Green, Tillman families. There are also some early family records of these families.

Folder 1

1750-1810 #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 1

Folder 2

1811-1825 #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 2

Oversize Paper OP-1308/1

30 January 1824 #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." OP-1308/1

Folder 3

1827-1839 #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 3

Folder 4

1843-1854 #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 4

Folder 5

1855-1857 #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 5

Folder 6

1860-1869 #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 6

Folder 7

1870-1874 #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 7

Folder 8

1875-1879 #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 8

Folder 9

1883-1925 #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 9

Folder 10

Undated #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 10

Folder 11

Genealogical papers #01308, Series: "1. Papers, 1750-1925." Folder 11

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2 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 12

Volume 1: 1843-1845, 50 pp. #01308, Series: "2. Volumes, 1843-1861." Folder 12

Composition book of Alexander Justice while at the University of North Carolina.

Folder 13

Volume 2: 1861, 50 pp. #01308, Series: "2. Volumes, 1843-1861." Folder 13

Record book from Fort Macon Corps of Engineers in connection with quartering and hiring of African-Americans and the record of work done on railroads and coastal defenses.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, September 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, December 2009

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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