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Collection Number: 03559

Collection Title: Ezekiel Henry McCluire Papers, 1800-1926 (bulk 1830-1860).

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 340 items)
Abstract Ezekiel Henry McCluire was a lawyer, deputy marshal of the United States, and clerk and master of the Superior Court of Equity for Buncombe County, N.C. The collection includes deeds, accounts, bills, receipts, notes, and legal proceedings of various persons in Buncombe County, N.C., accumulated by McCluire through his law practice, chiefly 1830-1860; some legal and personal correspondence of McCluire; and postmaster's accounts, Reems Creek, Buncombe County, 1858-1864.
Creator McCluire, Ezekiel Henry, fl. 1830-1860.
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 Ezekiel Henry McCluire Papers, #3559, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Munroe D'Antignac of Griffin, Ga., November 1961.
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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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Ezekiel Henry McCluire (fl. 1830-1860) was a lawyer, deputy marshal of the United States, and clerk and master of the Superior Court of Equity for Buncombe County, N.C. His wife was Tabitha Savage McCluire, who taught at Iola Academy in Franklin, N.C., prior to their marriage.

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The collection includes deeds, accounts, bills, receipts, and legal proceedings of various persons in Buncombe County, N.C., accumulated by Ezekiel Henry McCluire through his law practice, chiefly 1830-1860; some legal and personal correspondence of McCluire; and postmaster's accounts, Reems Creek, Buncombe County, 1858-1864. Persons mentioned in the legal papers include Zebulon Baird, Daniel Blake, Solomon Brigman, G. K. Cessna, G. D. Phillips, James W. Patton, Walter Beatty, James Greenlee, William Mills, John H. Pearson, Samuel W. Davidson, John D. Poteet, and David L. Swain. There are also some fragmentary notes on travels and accounts and a few letters to other members of the extended McCluire family.

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Contents list

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Folder 2

Correspondence, 1831-1859 #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 2

Folder 3

Baird, Zebulon #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 3

Beatty, Walter #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 3

Folder 4

Blake, Daniel #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 4

Folder 5

Brigman, Solomon #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 5

Folder 6

Cessna, G.K. #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 6

Folder 7

Greenlee, James #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 7

Folder 8

Mills, William #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 8

Folder 9

Pearson, John H. #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 9

Folder 10a

Poteet, John D. #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 10a

Folder 10b

Reems Creek Post Office Accounts #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 10b

Folder 11

Miscellaneous, 1800-1829 #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 11

Folder 12

Miscellaneous, 1830-1832 #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 12

Folder 13

Miscellaneous, 1833-1839 #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 13

Folder 14

Miscellaneous, 1840-1861 #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 14

Folder 15

Fragments and undated #03559, Series: "2. Legal and Business Papers, 1800-1861." Folder 15

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2009

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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