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Collection Number: 01596

Collection Title: William H. McLaurin Papers, 1789-1913 (bulk 1866-1880)

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 250 items)
Abstract William H. McLaurin (1840-1913) was a Scotland County, N.C., planter and a student, 1859-1861, at the University of North Carolina. The collection includes bills, receipts, accounts, and slight family correspondence, chiefly 1866-1880, of McLaurin. Also included are letters McLaurin wrote when he was a student at the University of North Carolina in the late 1850s; a volume containing stud records and remedies for horse and cow diseases, 1887-1889; and scattered antebellum accounts for purchases, slave records, estate settlement papers, and letters of members of the McLaurin family, planters in Richmond County, N.C., and other locations.
Creator McLaurin, William H., 1840-1913.
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 William H. McLaurin Papers #1596, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift, 1949.
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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William H. McLaurin (1840-1913) was a Scotland County, N.C., planter and a student, 1859-1861, at the University of North Carolina. McLaurin was one of the Confederate veterans awarded his degree from UNC in 1911.

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The collection includes bills, receipts, accounts, and slight family correspondence, chiefly 1866-1880 of William H. McLaurin. Also included are letters McLaurin wrote when he was a student at the University of North Carolina in the late 1850s; a volume containing stud records and remedies for horse diseases and cow diseases, 1887-1889; and scattered antebellum accounts for purchases, slave records, estate settlement papers, mortgages, deeds, and letters of members of the McLaurin family, planters in Richmond County, N.C., and other places.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated.

About 250 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Papers include bills, receipts, accounts, and slight family correspondence, chiefly 1866-1880, of McLaurin. Of interest are letters McLaurin wrote when he was a student at the University of North Carolina in the late 1850s. In addition, there are scattered antebellum accounts for purchases, slave records, estate settlement papers, mortgages, deeds, and letters of members of the McLaurin family, planters in Richmond County, N.C., and other locations; and a manuscript of a chapter on the 18th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, C.S.A., by McLaurin for Walter Clark's History of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War of 1861-1865 (Goldsboro, 1901).

Folder 1

1789-1819 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1820-1823 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1824-1832 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1833-1849 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1850-1859 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1860 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 6

Digital version: Letter from William H. McLaurin to D. A. McLaurin, 2 [October] 1860

Documenting the American South

Folder 7

1861-1866 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1867-1869 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1870-1872 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1873-1874 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1875-1876 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1877-1878 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1879-1880 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1881-1913 #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Undated #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

Manuscript #01596, Series: "1. Papers, 1789-1913 and undated." Folder 16

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4 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Pocket-sized volumes of day-by-day accounts.

Folder 17

Volume 1, 1842 #01596, Series: "2. Volumes, 1842-1889." Folder 17

Daily accounts for pork, potatoes, whiskey, corn, and fodder.

Folder 18

Volume 2, 1872 #01596, Series: "2. Volumes, 1842-1889." Folder 18

Daily accounts for tools, staple foods, and general merchandise.

Folder 19

Volume 3, 1880 #01596, Series: "2. Volumes, 1842-1889." Folder 19

Daily accounts for bags and cash as well as personal memoranda.

Folder 20

Volume 4, 1887-1889 #01596, Series: "2. Volumes, 1842-1889." Folder 20

Stud book, also containing some remedies for horse and cow ailments.

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8 items.

Photographs of William H. McLaurin, 1861-1875 and undated.

Image Folder PF-1596/1

Photographs of William H. McLaurin, 1861-1875 and undated #01596, Series: "3. Pictures, 1861-1875 and undated." PF-1596/1

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PF-1596/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Staff, 1993

Encoded by: Peter Hymas, November 2004

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, December 2009

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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