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Collection Number: 05449

Collection Title: Samuel Lander Ledgers, 1838-1865

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Abstract The Reverend Samuel Lander Sr. was born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1792, the son of William Lander. He married Eliza Ann Miller (b. 1793) in 1812; the couple had at least four children. Lander, a Methodist minister and carriage maker, moved to Boston, Mass., in 1818 because of Catholic intolerance of Methodism in Ireland. The family first lived in Newark, N.J., before settling in Salisbury, N.C., where Lander became a United States citizen. He lived in Lincolnton, N.C., from 1828 until his death in 1865. The collection consists of two ledger books kept by Samuel Lander between 1838 and 1865. The books include records, often annotated with detailed information, of money received and expenditures for various household goods, his carriage making business, boarders, and land; records of deaths; and hours, terms of employment, agreements, and notes on various hired hands, apprentices, and slaves, some of whom may have been hired out by Lander's son William. Notes on hands and apprentices include conditions of hire, reports of bad conduct, and discharges. The entry for 2 March 1847 records the sale of slaves.
Creator Lander, Samuel, 1792-1865.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Samuel Lander Ledgers #5449, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from DeWitt Stone in January 2010 (Acc. 101228).
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 Reverend Samuel Lander Sr. was born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1792, the son of William Lander. He married Eliza Ann Miller (b. 1793) in 1812; the couple had at least four children: William Lander; S. (Samuel) Lander, 1833-1904; Anne Lander (d. 1845), who married John Weber; and Sarah Lander, who married a Sherrill. Lander, a Methodist minister and carriage maker, moved to Boston, Mass., in 1818 because of Catholic intolerance of Methodism in Ireland. The family first lived in Newark, N.J., before settling in Salisbury, N.C., where Lander became a United States citizen. He lived in Lincolnton, N.C., from 1828 until his death in 1865.

Some of the information in this note was found in William L. Sherrill's Brief History of the Lander Family (Greensboro, N.C.: The Advocate Press, 1918).

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The collection consists of two ledger books kept by Samuel Lander between 1838 and 1865. The books include records, often annotated with detailed information, of money received and expenditures for various household goods, his carriage making business, boarders, and land; records of deaths; and hours, terms of employment, agreements, and notes on various hired hands, apprentices, and slaves, some of whom may have been hired out by Lander's son William. Notes on hands and apprentices include conditions of hire, reports of bad conduct, and discharges. The entry for 2 March 1847 records the sale of slaves.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Kiley Orchard, May 2010

Encoded by: Kiley Orchard, May 2010

This collection was processed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

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