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Collection Number: 01468

Collection Title: Leak and Wall Family Papers, 1785-1897

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

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract Chiefly business correspondence and accounts of John W. Leak (1816-1876), Rockingham, N.C., planter, with commission merchants; and family papers, 1877-1897, of his son-in-law, Henry Clay Wall (1841-1899). Volumes include a record, 1833-1847, of the Rockingham Sabbath School; antebellum plantation and slave records; personal accounts; diary of H. C. Wall, 1862, in Virginia while serving in the 23rd North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A., and in 1869; diary of Fannie (Leak) Wall, 1869-1870; financial records, 1861-1864, for the Richmond County (N.C.) Relief Committee for the Families of Volunteers; and scrapbooks.
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 Leak and Wall Family Papers #1468, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Henry C. Wall of Rockingham, N.C., in May 1948.
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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Chiefly business correspondence and accounts of John W. Leak (1816-1876), Rockingham, N.C., planter, with commission merchants; and family papers, 1877-1897, of his son-in-law, Henry Clay Wall (1841-1899). Volumes include a record, 1833-1847, of the Rockingham Sabbath School; antebellum plantation and slave records; personal accounts; diary of H. C. Wall, 1862, in Virginia while serving in the 23rd North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A., and in 1869; diary of Fannie (Leak) Wall, 1869-1870; financial records, 1861-1864, for the Richmond County (N.C.) Relief Committee for the Families of Volunteers; and scrapbooks.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Business Papers and Related Material, 1785-1897 and undated.

About 185 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly bills, accounts, and scattered business letters with commission merchants and others of John Wall Leak (1816-1876). Early papers consist of deeds and indentures from North and South Carolina, 1785-1791. There is a group of papers, 1861-1863, pertaining to the Richmond County Relief Committee for the Families of Volunteers for which John W. Leak was treasurer. These papers consist of reports to the Central Committee from District committees, general records and accounts, individual applications and receipts for aid, and statements of individual allowances. There are also papers of Ann C. Leak as administrator of her husband's estate, 1877-1878, and a copy of his will, 1876. Leak's daughter, Fannie (1847-1921) married Henry Clay Wall (1841-1899), and there is scattered family papers from them.

Folder 1

1785-1842 #01468, Series: "1. Business Papers and Related Material, 1785-1897 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1853-1859 #01468, Series: "1. Business Papers and Related Material, 1785-1897 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1860-1863 #01468, Series: "1. Business Papers and Related Material, 1785-1897 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1861-1863 (Relief Committee) #01468, Series: "1. Business Papers and Related Material, 1785-1897 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1865-1866 #01468, Series: "1. Business Papers and Related Material, 1785-1897 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1867 #01468, Series: "1. Business Papers and Related Material, 1785-1897 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1868-1869 #01468, Series: "1. Business Papers and Related Material, 1785-1897 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1870-1897 #01468, Series: "1. Business Papers and Related Material, 1785-1897 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

Undated #01468, Series: "1. Business Papers and Related Material, 1785-1897 and undated." Folder 9

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12 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder numbers not used #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 10-11

Oversize Volume SV-1486/1

Volume S-1: 1833-1847, 63 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." SV-1486/1

Rockingham Sabbath School records and library records.

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Volume S-2: 1833-1872, 150 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." SV-1468/2

Early accounts of Stephen Wall, the estate of Martha P. Davis, and Henry C. Wall's accounts of general supplies.

Folder 12

Volume 3: 1839-1845, 150 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 12

Miscellaneous notes; accounts; lists of slaves, 1839-1841; and farming and planting records, 1842-1845, of John W. Leak.

Folder 13

Folder number not used #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 13

Oversize Volume SV-1468/4

Volume S-4: 1843-1854, 1867, 50 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." SV-1468/4

Day book of John W. Leak with miscellaneous accounts and farm records.

Folder 14

Volume 5: 1854-1856, 24 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 14

Pocket account book of John W. Leak.

Folder 15

Volume 6: 1861-1864, 50 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 15

Financial records of the Committee for the Relief of Families of Volunteers in Richmond County, N.C., John W. Leak, agent.

Folder 16

Volume 7: 1862, 1869, 63 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 16

Journal of Henry C. Wall, Pee Dee Guards, Company D, 23rd North Carolina Regiment, with miscellaneous notes; notes on Bethel, 1862; and accounts on crop record, 1869.

Folder 17

Volume 8: 1867-1868, 125 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 17

Pocket account book of John W. Leak.

Folder 18

Volume 9: 1868-1877, 128 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 18

Henry C. Wall's account of receipts and disbursements as executor of the estate of Mial Wall.

Folder 19

Volume 10: 1869-1870, 112 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 19

Diary of Fannie Leak.

Folder 20

Volume 11: 1872, 16 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 20

Pocket account book of John W. Leak.

Folder 21

Volume 12: Undated, 6 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 21

Pocket account book of a few stray accounts and lists.

Folder 22

Folder number not used #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 22

Oversize Volume SV-1468/13

Volume S-13: 1872-1874, 119 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." SV-1468/13

"Grief Book No. 5" by Walter F. Leak (b. 1797) with philosophy, poetry, and musings addressed to his daughters, Ann C. Leak, Hannah P. Steel, and Mary C. Scales.

Folder 23

Volume 14: 1875, 134 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 23

Ann C. Leak's scrapbook of her father Walter F. Leak's poetry.

Folder 24

Volume 15: 1877, 232 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 24

Comments and writings addressed to Fannie Leak Wall and her husband, Henry C. Wall, from her grandfather, Walter F. Leak.

Folder 25

Volume 16: 1880, 98 pp. #01468, Series: "2. Volumes, 1833-1872." Folder 25

Album and scrapbook containing chiefly poetry from newspapers and magazines. The name A. C. Leak appears on cover.

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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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