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Collection Number: 01135-z

Collection Title: North Carolina Miscellaneous Papers, 1772-1948

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 53 items
Abstract The collection contains miscellaneous financial and legal papers, including documents relating to the settlement of accounts, tax returns, estate inventories, bills of sale for the purchase and rental of slaves, court papers, and other items from many dates and locations in North Carolina. Individual units have been cataloged separately.
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 North Carolina Miscellaneous Papers #1135-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Various.
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.

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The collection contains miscellaneous financial and legal papers, including documents relating to the settlement of accounts, tax returns, estate inventories, bills of sale for the purchase and rental of slaves, court papers, and other items from many dates and locations in North Carolina. Individual units have been cataloged separately.

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Contents list

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36 items.

Purchased from Munroe d'Antignac of Griffin, Ga., in July 1946.

One bond, three notes, a Revolutionary pension claim, and three estate papers, 1772-1837; three letters, 1838-1840; tax notice, 1859, estate inventory, 1864, and slave for hire, 1865; and other records of individual court attendance and charges for Chatham County Superior Court, 1861-1867. The letters include one, 7 June 1838, from George C. Mendenhall of James Town, Guilford County, N.C., to William Albertson, Perquimans County, regarding the estate of John Woodly and Joseph Tow (or Tom or Tone), Sr.; a letter, 7 December 1838, from Thomas F. Jones of Raleigh to John Wood of Hertford, N.C., asking for a transcript of a law case and telling about local matters before the Assembly; and a letter, 12 September 1840, from R. H. Smith, Washington, to John Wood requesting that he and Mrs. Smith be allowed to keep a servant girl longer than originally agreed.

Folder 1

1772-1867 #01135-z, Series: "Unit 1, 1772-1867." Folder 1

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6 items.

Received from F. W. Tuttle of Gainesville, Fla., in March 1969.

Deed of sale of house and land, 15 July 1786, by John Laughinghouse to Thomas Laughinghouse in Beaufort County; receipt, 4 March 1808, signed by R. Powell to Alexander Harper; bill of sale, 11 February 1820, by I. Bradley of New Bern to Alexander Harper; bill of sale, 9 November 1847, by Francis Harper of Pitt County to Henry Wingate (two female slaves were sold for $1,000 in settling the estate of Francis Harper's father); record of auction, 1856(?), where the Harper, Harris, and Wingate families were principal buyers and a boy slave was sold; and a notice, 1873, of the opening of Sarah Dawson's school.

Folder 2

1786-1873 #01135-z, Series: "Unit 2, 1786-1873." Folder 2

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2 items.

Gift of the Special Collections Librarian, Karl B. Johnson, of Arizona State University Library, Tempe, Ariz., in November 1971.

Certificate of character for Susan Petteford, a free woman, 26 February 1861, by the acting justice of the peace of Granville County, N.C., W. R. White. Attached is an official printed state form, 5 April 1861, signed by the Granville County Clerk of Court Augustus Landis, the Governor's Secretary Graham Daves, and Governor John W. Ellis.

Folder 3

1861 #01135-z, Series: "Unit 3, 1861." Folder 3

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1 item.

Received from Paul Koda, Chapel Hill, N.C., in March 1976.

Warrant for the arrest of Stirling Wheaton on complaint of W. C. and R. Tucker, signed by Thomas G. Scott, Justice of the Peace, Wake County, N.C.

Folder 4

27 April 1826 #01135-z, Series: "Unit 4, 27 April 1826." Folder 4

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1 item.

Purchased from the Manuscript Company of Springfield, Springfield, Va., in January 1977.

Marriage certificate between Frederick Fulghum and Piety Parker at the Contentney Meeting House, Wayne County, N.C. The document includes the names of 26 members of the Contentney Monthly Meeting of Friends, most of them apparently signatures, but some in the same handwriting.

Folder 5

11 October 1818 #01135-z, Series: "Unit 5, 11 October 1818." Folder 5

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3 items.

Received from Minnie Leary Yeates of WIlmington, N.C., in June 1977.

Invitation to the funeral of John L. Leary (1818-1845), Chowan or Perquimans County, N.C., 7 March 1845; notice of tax assessment, 18-19 July 1865, Chowan County, N.C., W. E. Bond, Assistant Assessor; and commission, 25 February 1879, of W. J. Leary, M.D., as surgeon in the First Battalion, Infantry, North Carolina State Guard (OP-1135/1).

Folder 6

1845; 1865; 1879 #01135-z, Series: "Unit 6, 1845, 1865, 1879." Folder 6

Oversize Paper OP-1135/1

W. J. Leary commission, 25 February 1879 #01135-z, Series: "Unit 6, 1845, 1865, 1879." OP-1135/1

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1 item.

Received from Ann Lawrence Way of Charlotte, N.C., in April 1978.

Letter from Mej. A. Legerstee in Amsterdam, Holland, to Mrs. Samuel Lawrence, Raleigh, N.C., thanking her for the coal she gave his family, describing the conditions in Holland during and just after World War II, and expressing gratitude from the Dutch to the American people.

Folder 7

4 May 1948 #01135-z, Series: "Unit 7, 4 May 1948." Folder 7

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1 item.

Received by George E. London of Raleigh, N.C., in March 1977.

Letter from Mrs. William Johnston Andrews to "The Johnstonian," c/o Jane E. Ward, Secretary, Raleigh, N.C., announcing a gift to the Johnstonian book club of a year's membership in the "American Federation of Art Society."

Folder 8

30 January 1923 #01135-z, Series: "Unit 8, 30 January 1923." Folder 8

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1 item.

Transferred from the North Carolina Collection, circa 1978.

Letter from Lawrence Wood Robert, Jr., Washington, D.C., to Honorable J. [sic] Gregg Cherry, Gastonia, N.C., introducing Eneas Africanus and praising the book.

Folder 9

19 November 1937 #01135-z, Series: "Unit 9, 19 November 1937." Folder 9

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, September 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, November 2010

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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