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Collection Number: 00553

Collection Title: North Carolina Land Grants and Deeds, 1711-1861; 1901.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 140 items)
Abstract The collection includes miscellaneous land grants from the Carolina Proprietors and royal and state governors, legal certificates of alterations in land grants, and deeds from individuals, chiefly in the colonial period and for lands in eastern North Carolina. Counties represented include Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Caswell, Chowan, Craven, Cumberland, Davie, Dobbs (1758-1791), Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Johnston, Lincoln, Martin, Mecklenburg, Orange, Perquimans, Rowan, Tyrrell, and Wilkes.
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 North Carolina Land Grants and Deeds, #553, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the North Carolina Historical Society prior to 1940.
Transferred from Thomas Burke Papers, #104, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August 1967.
Received from Mrs. John Erskine of Merritt Island, Fla., September 1972.
Received from Hayne D. Boyden of Asheville, N.C., December 1974.
Received from Paul Green Estate through the Paul Green Foundation (Acc. 96004), January 1996.
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 collection includes miscellaneous land grants from the Carolina Proprietors and royal and state governors, legal certificates of alterations in land grants, and deeds from individuals, chiefly in the colonial period and for lands in eastern North Carolina. Counties represented include Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Caswell, Chowan, Craven, Cumberland, Davie, Dobbs (1758-1791), Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Johnston, Lincoln, Martin, Mecklenburg, Orange, Perquimans, Rowan, Tyrrell, and Wilkes.

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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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