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Collection Number: 02011

Collection Title: Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885

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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 5.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3,400 items)
Abstract Henry Adolphus London (1808-1882), of Pittsboro, N.C., was a merchant and secretary-treasurer of the Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company. The collection includes business papers of London, including correspondence, contracts, engineers' reports, bills, receipts, payrolls, etc., concerning the Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, which attempted to construct a waterway to transport coal from Chatham County, N.C., to Fayetteville, N.C. Also included are family papers of Henry's son, William Lord London (1838-1916), Pittsboro general merchant, as well as wills, marriage contracts, estate papers, household bills, and receipts. The volumes are primarily general merchandise account books, 1846-1866, and records of the Navigation Company, 1849-1864. Also included is W. L. London's letter book, 1883-1885, and account statements and building specifications for W. L. London and Son.
Creator London, Henry Adolphus, 1808-1882.
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 Henry Adolphus London Papers, #2011, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Lawrence London, of Chapel Hill, N.C., 1944, September 1970, and March 2004 (Acc. 99832).
Additional materials received from Fred D. Jerome of Raleigh, N.C., August 1977.
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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Henry Adolphus London (1808-1882) of Pittsboro, N.C., was a merchant and secretary-treasurer of the Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company.

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The collection includes business papers of Henry Adolphus London, including correspondence, contracts, engineers' reports, bills, receipts, payrolls, etc., concerning the Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, which attempted to construct a waterway to transport coal from Chatham County, N.C., to Fayetteville, N.C.

Also included are family papers of Henry's son, William Lord London (1838-1916), Pittsboro general merchant, as well as wills, marriage contracts, estate papers, household bills, and receipts. The volumes are primarily general merchandise account books, 1846-1866, and records of the Navigation Company, 1849-1864. Also included is W. L. London's letter book, 1883-1885, and account statements and building specifications for W. L. London and Son.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1770-1846 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1847-1849 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1850-1852 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

1853 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 4-5

Folder 6

1854 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 6

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1855 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 7-8

Folder 9-12

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Folder 11

Folder 12

1856 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 9-12

Folder 13

1857 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1858 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1859 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1860 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1861-1863 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1864-1867 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1868-1869 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1870-1873 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1874-1878 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 21

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Undated #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 22-27

Folder 28

Insurance policies #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

#02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 29

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Folder 65

Bills and receipts #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 30-65

Folder 66

#02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 66

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Oversize Volume SV-2011/1

Volume 1: Daybook, H. A. London & Co., 1846 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." SV-2011/1

Folder 67

Volume 2: Cashbook, H. A. London, 1854-1867 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 67

Folder 68

Volume 3: Daybook, H. A. London & Co., 1856-1859 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 68

Folder 69

Volume 4: Daybook, H. A. London & Co., 1857 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 69

Folder 70

Volume 5: Daybook, H. A. London, 1858-1869 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 70

Folder 71

Volume 6: Daybook, H. A. London, 1859 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 71

Folder 72

Volume 7: Daybook, H. A. London, 1860-1861 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 72

Folder 73

Volume 8: Daybook, H. A. London, 1861-1865 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 73

Includes accounts, 1862-1865, of Henry Adolphus London with the County of Chatham, N.C.

Folder 74

Volume 9: Daybook, 1865-1866 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 74

Folder 75

Volume 10: Ledger, 1866 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 75

Folder 76

Volume 11: Cowan estate settlement records, Henry Adolphus London, Trustee, 1870-1878 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 76

Folder 77

Volume 12: Minutes of stockholders meetings, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1849-1852 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 77

Folder 78

Volume 13: Subscription book for stock, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1848 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 78

Folder 79

Volume 14: Subscription book for stock, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1848 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 79

Folder 80

Volume 15: Subscription book for stock, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1849 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 80

Folder 81

Volume 16: Subscription book for stock, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1849-1851 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 81

Folder 82

Volume 17: Subscription book for stock, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1849-1852 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 82

Folder 83

Volume 18: Annual meeting votes, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1851 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 83

Folder 84

Volume 19: Account book, I. N. Clegg, 1852 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 84

Folder 85

#02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 85

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Volume 20: Stock ledger, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1852-1856 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." SV-2011/20

Folder 86

Volume 21: Treasurer's account, Henry Adolphus London, 1852-1858 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 86

Folder 87

#02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 87

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Volume 22: Treasurer's day book, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1852-1858 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." SV-2011/22

Folder 88

Volume 23: Stock subscription book, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, John H. Haughton, 1853 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 88

Folder 89

Volume 24: Treasurer's bank book with Bank of Clarendon, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1855-1856 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 89

Folder 90

Volume 25: Treasurer's accounts, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1855-1858 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 90

Folder 91

#02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 91

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Oversize Volume SV-2011/26

Volume 26: Treasurer's accounts, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, 1855-1859 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." SV-2011/26

Folder 92

Volume 27: Treasurer's receipt book, Henry Adolphus London, 1857 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 92

Folder 93

Volume 28: Daily treasurer's account, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, Henry Adolphus London, 1859-1862 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 93

Folder 94

Volume 29: Treasurer's accounts, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, Henry Adolphus London, 1859-1864 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 94

Folder 95

Volume 30: Stock list, Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company, undated #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 95

Folder 96

Volume 31: Letterbook, William Lord London, 1883-1885 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." Folder 96

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-2011/1

Deed, Hanover County, N.C., 1805 #02011, Series: "Henry Adolphus London Papers, 1770-1885 and undated." OPF-2011/1

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About 40 items.

Includes account statements, receipts, engineer's report, and photocopies of maps for the Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company. Also included are year-end account statements, 1894-1919, and undated specifications for a store building for W. L. London and Son, a general merchant in Pittsboro, N.C.

Folder 97

Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation Company papers, 1851-1857 #02011, Subseries: "Addition of March 2004 (Acc. 99832)" Folder 97

Folder 98

W. L. London and Son: Account statements, 1894-1919 #02011, Subseries: "Addition of March 2004 (Acc. 99832)" Folder 98

Folder 99

W. L. London and Son: Building specifications, undated #02011, Subseries: "Addition of March 2004 (Acc. 99832)" Folder 99

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2010

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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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