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Collection Number: 04255

Collection Title: Nims, Rankin, and Spratt Family Papers, 1824-1995

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Size About 7000 items (10.0 linear feet)
Abstract The collection is chiefly correspondence of Nims, Rankin, and Spratt family members, most in Mount Holly, Gaston County, N.C., and Fort Mill, York County, S.C. Included are several letters, 1850s, describing railroad building in the South; some letters with detailed information about slaves and Native Americans in Georgia; and a few letters, 1860-1865, showing the centrality of the Civil War in the lives of family members and discussing life in the Confederate army. Letters, 1865-1907, deal chiefly with family life, including discussions of the family's agricultural interests and its cotton mill in Mount Holly, N.C. A few letters relate to service in a hospital in the Philippines during the Insurrection. After 1910, correspondence increasingly centers around Spratt family members in Mount Holly, chiefly the women, who included a Gaston County, N.C., social worker and a professor of home economics at Cornell University. All of these women wrote frequent and highly detailed letters, most dealing with their time as college students and later with routine family matters, fashion, and sewing. Also included are family financial and legal papers, including labor contracts with freedmen in 1866; writings; school materials; genealogical materials relating to the White, Spratt, Jenkins, Rankin, and Campbell families; diaries with short entries by some of the Spratt and Rankin women; clippings; and photographs, chiefly of family members and soldiers from Camp Greene in Charlotte, N.C.
Creator Nims family.



Rankin family.



Spratt family.
Language English.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Bess Beatty of Rome, Ga., in 1981, 1986, 1991, 1994 (Acc. 94122), and March 2000 (Acc. 98599) and purchased from J. Douglas Maddox in 1991 and 1993.
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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Frederick Nims, son of James and Lucy Boyden Nims, was born 29 May 1810 in Conway, Mass. He studied civil engineering at Andover and, after graduating at age 25, began working for the Georgia State Railroad. Nims surveyed and was a contractor for various railroads in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. On 20 November 1855, he married Elizabeth White of Fort Mill, S.C. In 1859, he bought a farm and mill in Gaston County, N.C., where he died in 1867.

Elizabeth White Nims Rankin, daughter of Susan Rachel Spratt and Joseph White, was born on 13 November 1835 at Fort Mill, S.C. Between 1856 and 1867, Elizabeth and Frederick Nims had five sons and two daughters: Luther (1856-1930), Frank White (1858-1876), Susie Spratt (1860-1887), Frederick (1862-1951), Annie (1864-1864), Edward (1865-1867), and Boyden (1867-1927). On 18 February 1874, Elizabeth married Wade D. Rankin, with whom she had two daughters: Eleanor Wade (called Nell; also called Chet by her sister Bess) (1875-1965) and Elizabeth White (called Bess and Bessie; also called Carrie by her sister Nell) (1877-1963). The sisters lived with their parents until their deaths. When Eleanor Wade Rankin married Roy Spratt (1876-1928) from Chester, S.C., in 1904, he came to live with the family. Wade D. Rankin died in 1906. Elizabeth White Nims Rankin died at Mount Holly, N.C., in 1908.

Boyden Nims, whose wife was named Edna Jackson, earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan and was a chemist in Columbia, S.C. He of a heart attack while running towards a fire at his pleasure park, Boyden Arbor Picnic and Campgrounds, in 1926. Also included are Luther Nims and his wife, Eunice Nims, of the Nims Manufacturing Company, which produced cotton yarns in Mount Holly, and Frederick Nims (d. 1953) of Fort Mill, S.C., who married Floride Harrison.

Children of Eleanor Wade Rankin Spratt and Roy Spratt were: Wade Rankin (1904-1962); Frances Marion (1906-1997); Elizabeth White (1908-1999); Eleanor Royden (1912-1999); and Julia Caldwell (1916-1938).

Wade Rankin Spratt went to the University of Virginia, Rutherford College, and North Carolina State College. He became an engineer with Duke Power and lived with his wife, Mabel Rankin Spratt, whom he married in 1928, first in Chapel Hill, N.C., and then in Spencer, N.C., Pelzer, S.C., and finally in Belmont, N.C. Wade and Mabel had one son, Wade R. Spratt, Jr.

Julia Caldwell Spratt (called Coddie) attended Mitchell College in Statesville, S.C., and died in 1938 at age 22 in an automobile accident. Elizabeth White Spratt (called Bink, Binks, Inkie, Shortie, Lal, Libba) had surgery in 1921 because of scarring resulting from burns suffered when she was 4 years old; attended Queens College and the North Carolina College for Women in Greensboro, N.C., in the late 1920s; lived in Mount Holly; and worked for most of her life in social services in Gaston County. Frances Marion Spratt (called Toots, Til, and Tiltz) attended the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C.; taught school in Spencer, Statesville, Mooresville, and Mount Holly, N.C.; received a Masters Degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.; and became a professor in the Clothing and Textile Division of the University of Texas in Austin, Tex. She later moved to the New York State College of Home Economics at Cornell University from which she retired to Mount Holly in 1967. Eleanor Spratt (called Leen and Lena) attended school in Greensboro in the early 1930s, then pursued a retail career in Asheville, N.C. She married Cliff T. Beatty in 1941 and lived with him in Long Island, N.Y., and, during World War II, in the Canal Zone. The Beattys had three children: Eleanor Wade (called Nell), born in the Canal Zone in 1944, who attended North Carolina State University and received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan; Nancy Todd (called Nan) (b. 1946), who attended Peace Academy in Raleigh, N.C., in the 1960s, married in 1963, attended Meredith College, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Elizabeth Caldwell (called Bess) (b. 1947), who attended Wake Forest University and received a Ph.D. from Florida State University. Eleanor Beatty married George Hacker in 1960.

For additional information, see genealogies and family histories in Series 2.

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The collection is chiefly correspondence of Nims, Rankin, and Spratt family members, most in Mount Holly, N.C., and Fort Mill, S.C. Many letters, especially in the 1850s, are from Frederick Nims to Horace Nims describing railroad building and other labor in the South. Limited but detailed information about slaves and Native Americans in Georgia appears in Frederick's earlier letters. There are a few letters, 1860-1865, showing the centrality of the Civil War in the lives of family members and discussing life in the Confederate army. Letters, 1865-1907, deal chiefly with family life, including discussions of the family's agricultural interests and of Luther Nims's cotton mill in Mount Holly, N.C. Some of Boyden Nims's letters relate to his service in a hospital in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. In the 1900s, Boyden wrote from Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was professor of physiology at the University of Michigan. After 1910, correspondence increasingly centers around Spratt family members in Mount Holly, chiefly Eleanor Rankin Spratt, her husband Roy Spratt, and their children: Wade Spratt, who became an engineer for various power companies in North Carolina and South Carolina; Julia Caldwell Spratt, who died in an automobile accident in 1938; Elizabeth Spratt, who worked in social services in Gaston County, N.C.; Frances Spratt, professor at the New York State College of Home Economics at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.; and Eleanor Spratt, who married first Cliff T. Beatty, with whom she had three daughters, then George Hacker. All of these women wrote frequent and highly detailed letters, most dealing with their lives as college students and later with routine family matters, fashion, and sewing.

There are also family financial and legal papers, including labor agreements with freedmen in 1866; writings; school materials; genealogical materials relating to the White, Spratt, Jenkins, Rankin, and Campbell families; diaries with short entries by some of the Spratt and Rankin women; clippings; and photographs, chiefly of family members and friends on leave in North Carolina during World War I.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated.

About 6500 items.

Arrangement: chronological by year.

Early letters are chiefly between Frederick Nims and his brother Horace Nims, and between Elizabeth White Nims Rankin and her children and two husbands. Letters concern business affairs, family life and events, and local and national politics.

Correspondence from the 1830s includes a few detailed letters from Frederick Nims to relatives in Massachusetts describing conditions of slaves and Native Americans observed while he was on railroad surveying teams in Georgia. Letters from the 1840s follow some Nims family members as they moved from Massachusetts to Michigan and Horace as he joined Frederick in the South.

The 1850s letters from Frederick to Horace describe their lives and concerns as railroad contractors. Common topics include the difficulty of obtaining labor (primarily hired slaves), the treatment of labor, and the weather, and how these factors affected the speed, cost, and quality of railroad work. There is also scattered correspondence with fellow railroad contractors. The Nims brothers commented on the profitability of land speculation near Charlotte, N.C. Frederick also offered advice to Horace about marriage. Other correspondents include relatives who often asked for financial help and described illnesses and deaths.

Correspondence from 1860 to 1865 shows the centrality of the Civil War in the lives of family members largely located in Gaston County, N.C., and Fort Mill, S.C. Letters to and from soldiers in Virginia in the Confederate army concern battles, conscription, destruction, deaths, Sherman's march, and food shortages and hardships on the home front.

Letters from 1865 to 1907 deal chiefly with family life, including discussions of the family's agricultural interests and of Luther Nims's cotton mill in Gaston County, N.C. Many of the letters written around the turn of the century are to and from Elizabeth's son, Boyden Nims, and relate to his work in a hospital in the Philippines during the Insurrection and his activities at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he earned a Ph.D. in chemistry. A few letters written in this period mention racial tensions and race riots in the South.

Nims and Rankin family members are still important in materials after 1910, particularly Elizabeth White Rankin (called Bess) of Mount Holly, N.C., and Boyden Nims. Correspondence after 1910, however, chiefly documents the lives of the women of the family. See the biographical note for information about family members nicknames and activities.

Undated letters are particularly voluminous due, in part, to the curious habit of some correspondents who razored out postmarks on envelopes and dates and the names of recipients and, on occasion, of writers on the letters themselves.

Folder 1

1824-1839 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1840-1849 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1850 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 3

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1851 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 4

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1852 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 5

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1853 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 6

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1854 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1855 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1856 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1857 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1858 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1859 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1850s #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 13a

1860-1864 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 13a

Folder 14

1865-1869 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 14

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1870-1874 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 15

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1875-1877 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1878-1885 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1886-1889 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1890-1891 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1892-1893 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1894 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1895 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1896 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1897 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

1898 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

1899 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 26

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1900 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 27

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1901 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 28

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1902 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 29

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1903 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 30

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Folder 32

1904 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 31-32

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1905 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

1906 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 34

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1907 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 35

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1908 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

1909 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

1911 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 38

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1912 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

1913 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

1914 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

1915 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

1916 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 43

Folder 44

1917 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

1918 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

1919 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

1920 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48-48a

Folder 48

1921 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 48-48a

Folder 49-50

Folder 49

Folder 50

1922 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 49-50

Folder 51

1923 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 51

Folder 52

1924 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53

1925 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54-56

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Folder 56

1926 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 54-56

Folder 57-59

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Folder 59

1927 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 57-59

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Folder 61

1928 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 60-61

Folder 62-64

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Folder 64

1929 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 62-64

Folder 65-67

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Folder 67

1930 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 65-67

Folder 68-70

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Folder 70

1931 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 68-70

Folder 71-74

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Folder 74

1932 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 71-74

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Folder 76

1933 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 75-76

Folder 77-79

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Folder 79

1934 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 77-79

Folder 80

1935 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 80

Folder 81

1936 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 81

Folder 82-84

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Folder 84

1937 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 82-84

Folder 85-86

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Folder 86

1938 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 85-86

Folder 87

1939 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 87

Folder 88

1940 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 88

Folder 89

1941 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 89

Folder 90

1942 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 90

Folder 91

1943 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 91

Folder 92-93

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Folder 93

1944 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 92-93

Folder 94

1945 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 94

Folder 95-96

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Folder 96

1946 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 95-96

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1947 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 97

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Folder 100

1948 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 98-100

Folder 101-103

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1949 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 101-103

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Folder 105

1950 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 104-105

Folder 196-107

Folder 196

1951 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 196-107

Folder 108-110

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

1952 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 108-110

Folder 111-113

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Folder 113

1953 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 111-113

Folder 114-117

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Folder 117

1954 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 114-117

Folder 118-122

Folder 118

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Folder 120

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Folder 122

1955 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 118-122

Folder 123-127

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Folder 127

1956 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 123-127

Folder 128-133

Folder 128

Folder 129

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Folder 133

1957 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 128-133

Folder 134-139

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Folder 135

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Folder 139

1958 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 134-139

Folder 140-145

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Folder 145

1959 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 140-145

Folder 146-150

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Folder 150

1960 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 146-150

Folder 151-155

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Folder 155

1961 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 151-155

Folder 156-159

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Folder 159

1962 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 156-159

Folder 160-162

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Folder 162

1963 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 160-162

Folder 163-165

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Folder 165

1964 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 163-165

Folder 166-168

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Folder 168

1965 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 166-168

Folder 169-171

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Folder 171

1966 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 169-171

Folder 172-173

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Folder 173

1967 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 172-173

Folder 174

1968 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 174

Folder 175

1969-1971 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 175

Folder 176

1972 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 176

Folder 177

1973 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 177

Folder 178

1976-1995 #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 178

Folder 179-209

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Folder 209

Undated and fragments #04255, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1824-1995 and undated." Folder 179-209

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated.

About 200 items.

Loose financial and legal materials include several labor contracts between Frederick Nims and freedmen in 1866 and some statements listing slave purchases. Also included are routine bills, receipts, promissory notes, records of general merchandise purchases and estate settlements, land purchases, stock reports, and slight account books. Volumes are chiefly account books and ledgers.

Folder 210

Loose financial and legal materials: 1840s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 210

Folder 211

Loose financial and legal materials: 1850s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 211

Folder 212

Loose financial and legal materials: 1860s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 212

Folder 213

Loose financial and legal materials: 1870s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 213

Folder 214-215

Folder 214

Folder 215

Loose financial and legal materials: 1880s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 214-215

Folder 216-217

Folder 216

Folder 217

Loose financial and legal materials: 1890s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 216-217

Folder 218-219

Folder 218

Folder 219

Loose financial and legal materials: 1900s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 218-219

Folder 220

Loose financial and legal materials: 1910s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 220

Folder 221

Loose financial and legal materials: 1920s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 221

Folder 222

Loose financial and legal materials: 1930s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 222

Folder 223

Loose financial and legal materials: 1940s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 223

Folder 224

Loose financial and legal materials: 1950s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 224

Folder 225

Loose financial and legal materials: 1960s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 225

Folder 226

Loose financial and legal materials: Undated #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 226

Folder 227

Volume S-1: Account book of Frederick and Horace Nims, 1853, pertaining to personal and business loans #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 227

Volume S-2: Account book of Horace Nims, pertaining to the Granby Quarry in South Carolina, 1854, and to other businesses, 1875-1880 #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 227

Volumes S-3 and S-4: Account books of Wade Rankin, 1878-1891 #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 227

Volume 5: Account book, 1869-1871 #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 227

Folder 228

Volume 6: Day book with records of cotton crop, 1904 #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 228

Folder 229

Volumes 7-8: Ledgers, chiefly with household accounts, 1940s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 229

Folder 230-231

Folder 230

Folder 231

Volumes 9-11: Ledgers, chiefly with household accounts, 1950s #04255, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1840s-1960s and undated." Folder 230-231

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Other Materials, 1847-1993 and undated.

About 260 items.

Photographs include many World War I era images, some of soliders from Camp Greene in Charlotte, N.C. There are also a few portraits and snapshots of unidentified individuals. Writings include Elizabeth Rankin's recollections of her life and family. School materials include school notebooks and a few assignments, chiefly for classes in domestic science, 1910s-1930s. Diaries have short entries by Eleanor Spratt, 1940s; Bess Rankin, 1960; and Frances Spratt, 1940-1993 and undated. Genealogical materials are chiefly family trees, and birth, death, and marriage records of the White, Campbell, Rankin, Jenkins, and Spratt families. Spratt family records refer to the period beginning roughly in 1735 and continuing through the late 19th century. Clippings, 1847-1988, chiefly document family activities and deaths of family members. There are a few clippings relating to the Nims-Rankin-Spratt home in Mount Holly, N.C.

Folder P-4255/1-2

P-4255/1

P-4255/2

World War I era photographs (ca. 100 items) #04255, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1847-1993 and undated." Folder P-4255/1-2

Folder P-4255/3

Portraits and snapshots of unidentified individuals (ca. 10 items) #04255, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1847-1993 and undated." Folder P-4255/3

Folder 232-234

Folder 232

Folder 233

Folder 234

Writings: Includes Elizabeth Rankin's recollections and materials relating to Thomas D. Spratt (about 50 items) #04255, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1847-1993 and undated." Folder 232-234

Folder 235-237

Folder 235

Folder 236

Folder 237

School materials: Notebooks and assignments, many of them for classes in domestic science, 1910s-1930s (about 10 items) #04255, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1847-1993 and undated." Folder 235-237

Folder 238

Diaries: Bess Rankin, 1960 (1 item) #04255, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1847-1993 and undated." Folder 238

Folder 239

Diaries: Eleanor Spratt, 1940s (1 item) #04255, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1847-1993 and undated." Folder 239

Folder 240-243

Folder 240

Folder 241

Folder 242

Folder 243

Diaries: Frances Spratt, 1940, 1951, 1953, 1961, 1963, 1970, 1982, 1983-1989, 1991, 1993, and undated (about 20 items) #04255, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1847-1993 and undated." Folder 240-243

Folder 244-246

Folder 244

Folder 245

Folder 246

Genealogical materials (about 50 items) #04255, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1847-1993 and undated." Folder 244-246

Folder 247-249

Folder 247

Folder 248

Folder 249

Clippings, 1847-1988 (about 20 items) #04255, Series: "3. Other Materials, 1847-1993 and undated." Folder 247-249

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Separated items include oversize volumes (V-4255/S-1 - S-4) and photographs (P-4255/folders 1-3).

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