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Collection Number: 03878-z

Collection Title: Levin Lane Papers, 1802-1858

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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 32 items
Abstract Levin Lane was a planter probably of Pender and New Hanover counties, N.C.. His father was Ezekiel Lane (1773-1834), and Levin's son was William Walter Lane (1831-1901), physician of Wilmington, N.C. Materials include bills of sale for slaves, 1802-1825, most of whom were owned by Ezekiel Lane, and letters, 1856-1858, most of which were addressed to William Walter Lane. The letters are newsy and personal in nature. Several of them relate to William's travel in Europe during this period. Also included are an 1885 tintype of a Mrs. Harrelson, apparently one of William's patients, and modern photographic copies of portraits of Levin Lane and family. Other items include an undated map of a city block in Wilmington and an apparently unrelated 1847 Columbus County, N.C., land grant to a Joseph Nye.
Creator Lane, Levin, 1793-1863.
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 Levin Lane Papers #3878-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
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 by John Haywood Hardin of Wilmington, N.C., in January 1969.
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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Materials include bills of sale for slaves, 1802-1825, most of whom were owned by Ezekiel Lane, and letters, 1856-1858, most of which were addressed to William Walter Lane. The letters are newsy and personal in nature. Several of them relate to William's travel in Europe during this period. Also included are an 1885 tintype of a Mrs. Harrelson, apparently one of William's patients, and modern photographic copies of portraits of Levin Lane and family. Other items include an undated map of a city block in Wilmington and an apparently unrelated 1847 Columbus County, N.C., land grant to a Joseph Nye.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Scott Philyaw, January 1991

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2010

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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