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Collection Number: 00592

Collection Title: Pettigrew Family Papers, 1776-1926

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Size 16.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 9,230 items)
Abstract Represented are four generations of the Pettigrew family of Washington and Tyrrell counties, N.C. Prominent family members included James Pettigrew (d. 1784), who emigrated from Scotland, eventually settling in Charleston, S.C., where the family name was changed to Petigru; James's son, Charles Pettigrew (1744-1807), Anglican minister, and Charles's son, Ebenezer Pettigrew (1783-1848), state legislator, who established plantations in eastern North Carolina; and Ebenezer's children, including Charles Lockhart Pettigrew (1816-1873), planter; William S. Pettigrew (1818-1900), politician and Episcopal minister; and James Johnston Pettigrew (1828-1863), lawyer and Confederate Army officer; and James Louis Petigru, lawyer of Charleston, S.C. The collection includes business and personal correspondence reflecting the varied interests and activities of Pettigrew family members, including the involvement of Charles and his grandson William in the Anglican and Episcopal churches; the development and management of Bonarva, Belgrade, and Magnolia plantations by Ebenezer Pettigrew, sometimes in cooperation with family friend James Cathcart Johnston of Edenton, N.C., including unsuccessful efforts by the family to hold onto the plantations after the Civil War; slavery, especially William's use of slaves as overseers (some letters from slaves are included); Charles's involvement in the founding of the University of North Carolina and his sons' attendance there; family life, including the education of children at the University of North Carolina and elsewhere; the evacuation of the plantations after the capture of Roanoke Island in 1862; James Johnston Pettigrew's travels to Charleston, Spain and elsewhere in Europe, and Cuba; reestablishment of ties with the Charleston Petigrus that was formalized with the marriage of Charles Lockhart Pettigrew and his cousin Jane Caroline North; and the general decline of family fortunes after the Civil War despite the efforts of Jane Caroline North Pettigrew to hold onto land and other assets. Included are letters of Henry Clay, 1841-1842. Financial records document purchases for family and plantation use and educational expenses and include slave lists. Writings consist mainly of travel diaries, especially of James Johnston Pettigrew; some religious works; poems and acrostics by slave poet George Moses Horton; and other items. School materials consist of notebooks and other items. Commonplace books concern women's activities and current events. William's Episcopal Church materials relate to his service at various North Carolina churches and include journals of parochial visits; registers of salary, offerings, baptisms, burials, etc.; records of sermons delivered; and records of church-related expenses. Genealogical materials include information on the Blount, Bryan, Shepard, and other related families. Miscellaneous items include a phrenological study of Ebenezer, circa 1830s-1840s.
Creator Pettigrew 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.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Pettigrew Family Papers #592, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilmed (except for Subseries 1.10-1.13 and Series 6) in September 1989 as part of the Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War (University Publications of America, Series J, Part 2).
  • Reel 1: Series 1.1-1.5. 1776-1821 (folders 1-23)
  • Reel 2: Series 1.5-1.6. 1822-1832 (folders 24-42)
  • Reel 3: Series 1.6. 1833-1836 (folders 43-62)
  • Reel 4: Series 1.6. 1837-1841 (folders 63-83)
  • Reel 5: Series 1.6. 1841-1843 (folders 84-97)
  • Reel 6: Series 1.6. 1844-1846 (folders 98-110)
  • Reel 7: Series 1.6. 1846-1848 (folders 110-123)
  • Reel 8: Series 1.6-1.7. 1848-1849 (folders 124-137)
  • Reel 9: Series 1.7. 1849-1852 (folders 138-154)
  • Reel 10: Series 1.7. 1852-1853 (folders 155-168)
  • Reel 11: Series 1.8. 1854-1855 (folders 169-186)
  • Reel 12: Series 1.8. 1855-1857 (folders 187-201)
  • Reel 13: Series 1.8. 1857-1858 (folders 202-213)
  • Reel 14: Series 1.8. 1858-1859 (folders 214-225)
  • Reel 15: Series 1.8-1.9. 1859-1861 (folders 226-239)
  • Reel 16: Series 1.9. 1861-1862 (folders 240-253)
  • Reel 17: Series 1.9. 1862-1863 (folders 254-264)
  • Reel 18: Series 1.9. 1863-1865 (folders 265-273) and Series 1.14 Undated (folders 335-341)
  • Reel 19: Series 1.14-2.1.1. Undated and 1685-1805 (folders 342-355)
  • Reel 20: Series 2.1.1. 1806-1835 (folders 356-380)
  • Reel 21: Series 2.1.1. 1835-1941 (folders 381-409)
  • Reel 22: Series 2.1.1-2.1.2. 1842-1855 (folders 410-446)
  • Reel 23: Series 2.1.2. 1856-1866 (folders 447-466)
  • Reel 24: Series 2.1.2-2.2.2. 1807-1853 (folders 467-488)
  • Reel 25: Series 2.2.2-3.1. 1779-1885 (folders 489-509)
  • Reel 26: Series 3.1-3.5. 1795-1856 (folders 510-542)
  • Reel 27: Series 3.5-3.7. 1780-1899 (folders 511-575)
  • Reel 28: Series 4.1-5.1. 1792-1888 (folders 576-599)
  • Reel 29: Series 5.2. 1831-1876 (folders 600-605) and Series 7.1-8. 1830-1938 (folders 646-661)
Selected materials also available on microfilm (1972). Note that the order of materials in this microfilm edition does not necessarily correspond to the current arrangement of materials in the collection.
  • Reel 1: 1826-1832
  • Reel 2: 1851-1852
  • Reel 3: 1853-1855
  • Reel 4: 1856-1857
  • Reel 5: 1858-1859
  • Reel 6: 1860-1861
  • Reel 7: 1862-1863
  • Reel 8: Slave letters
  • Reel 9-11: Selected volumes
Acquisitions Information
Received from Caroline and Mary Pettigrew of Tryon, N.C., circa 1930; Martha Williams Daniels of Camden, S.C., in 1973; and Mrs. Gerald McCarthy of Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1975.
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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Four generations of the Pettigrew family carved three plantations out of the swampy lands between Lake Phelps and the Scuppernong River in Washington and Tyrrell counties, N.C. While there were Pettigrew women who led productive and interesting lives, the family's history is dominated by fathers and sons. Starting out from Scotland, James Pettigrew (d. 1784) arrived in Pennsylvania, but soon moved on, first to Virginia, and then to Granville County, N.C. Ever restless, he continued his southward journey, finally settling in Charleston and the Abbeville district of South Carolina. In these regions, the Pettigrew family flourished. Around 1809, the family, in an effort to claim Huguenot origins, changed its name to Petigru, and, under this name, became prominent in Charleston society.

James's son Charles Pettigrew (1743-1807), however, did not choose to move south, and settled instead around Edenton, N.C. Charles established his branch of the family in eastern North Carolina near the end of the 18th century. His son Ebenezer Pettigrew (1783-1848) developed the plantations that were later passed on to Ebenezer's children: Charles Lockhart Pettigrew (1816-1873), William S. Pettigrew (1818-1900), James Johnston Pettigrew (1826-1863), Mary B. Pettigrew (d. 1887), and Anne B. S. Pettigrew (1830-1864). Although the daughters shared in this inheritance, they were seldom directly involved in managing the plantations. An exception was Jane Caroline North, a South Carolina Petigru cousin, who, upon her marriage to Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, assumed a central role in shepherding the family's fortunes. This marriage reunited the Pettigrew and Petigru branches of the family. In the years following the Civil War, family members tried to hold onto their patrimony, struggling to adjust to life in much-reduced circumstances. Free labor and other changes wrought by the war, however, defeated their efforts, and, by the end of the century, the family left the region.

While the plantations provided the unifying focus of family life, each generation of Pettigrew men also participated in significant events beyond the local community. Charles Pettigrew served as an Anglican minister in Edenton, N.C., was the first bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, and participated in the initial efforts to organize the University of North Carolina. Ebenezer Pettigrew was a student in the first preparatory class of the new university, completing his education at the Edenton Academy in 1804. He also served in the North Carolina state senate, 1809-1810, and as a Whig congressman, 1835-1837. James Johnston Pettigrew, unlike his brothers, spent most of his life away from the family plantations--as a student in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill; mathematician at the National Observatory; student of law in Baltimore and Europe; lawyer in Charleston, S.C.; representative in the South Carolina assembly; and brigadier-general in the Confederate Army.

For more detailed biographical information, see the descriptions of materials in Series 1, which has been organized and described according to significant events in Pettigrew family history. Other sources of information about the Pettigrew family include:

Ducey, Mitchell F. "The Pettigrews: Paternal Authority and Personality Development in a North Carolina Planter Clan." Master's Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979.

Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. Parson Pettigrew of the ""Old Church,"" 1744-1807. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1970.

Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh, ed. The Pettigrew Papers, 1685-1818, Vol. I. Raleigh: State Department of Archives and History, 1971.

Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh, ed. The Pettigrew Papers, 1819-1843, Vol. II. Raleigh: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1988.

Wall, Bennett Harrison. "Charles Pettigrew: A Study of an Early North Carolina Religious Leader and Planter." Master's thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1940.

Wall, Bennett Harrison. "Ebenezer Pettigrew: An Economic Study of an Antebellum Planter." Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1947.

Wall, Bennett Harrison. "The Founding of the Pettigrew Plantations." North Carolina Historical Review 27 (October 1950): 395-418.

Wilson, Clyde Norman, Jr. "Carolina Cavalier: The Life of James Johnston Pettigrew." Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1971.

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The collection includes business and personal correspondence reflecting the varied interests and activities of Pettigrew family members of Washington County, N.C., and Tyrrell County, N.C., including the involvement of Charles Pettigrew and his grandson William S. Pettigrew in the Anglican Church and the Episcopal Church; the development and management of Bonarva, Belgrade, and Magnolia plantations by Ebenezer Pettigrew, sometimes in cooperation with family friend James Cathcart Johnston of Edenton, N.C., including unsuccessful efforts by the family to hold onto the plantations after the Civil War; slavery, especially William's use of slaves as overseers (some slave letters are included); Charles's involvement in the founding of the University of North Carolina and his sons' attendance there; family life, including the education of children at the University of North Carolina and elsewhere; the evacuation of the plantations after the capture of Roanoke Island in 1862; James Johnston Pettigrew's travels to Charleston, S.C., Spain and elsewhere in Europe, and Cuba; reestablishment of ties with the Charleston Petigrus that was formalized with the marriage of Charles Lockhart Pettigrew and his cousin Jane Caroline North; and the general decline of family fortunes after the Civil War despite the efforts of Jane Caroline North Pettigrew to hold onto land and other assets. Included are letters of Henry Clay, 1841-1842. Financial records document purchases for family and plantation use and educational expenses and include slave lists. Writings consist mainly of travel diaries, especially of James Johnston Pettigrew; some religious works; poems and acrostics by slave poet George Moses Horton; and other items. School materials consist of notebooks and other items. Commonplace books concern women's activities and current events. William's Episcopal Church materials relate to his service at various North Carolina churches and include journals of parochial visits; registers of salary, offerings, baptisms, burials, etc.; records of sermons delivered; and records of church-related expenses. Genealogical materials include information on the Blount, Bryan, Shepard, and other related families. Miscellaneous items include a phrenological study of Ebenezer, circa 1830s-1840s.

The greater part of materials in this collection may be classified as correspondence and closely related items. These items are arranged chronologically in Series 1, which has been broken into subseries according to the dates of events significant enough to signal a change in the cast of characters and/or subjects discussed. Included in this series are both personal and business correspondence. As noted in the description of Series 2, letters that are essentially receipts or confirmations of purchase orders are filed in Series 2.

In this finding aid, women are referred to consistently by the name that is most important relative to the collection. Also, because names are repeated from generation to generation and even within the same generation, an effort has been made to differentiate fathers from sons and sisters from sisters-in-law chiefly by the use of first names and middle initials. Although occasionally awkward, using first names plus initials not only helps to clarify which individual is being discussed, but also is the way most of the Pettigrews identified themselves in their writings.

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Contents list

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1. Correspondence, 1776-1926.
1.1. 1776-1784.
1.2. 1785-1794.
1.3. 1795-1804.
1.4. 1805-1814.
1.5. 1815-1830.
1.6. 1831-1848.
1.7. 1849-1853.
1.8. 1854-1860.
1.9. 1861-1865.
1.10. 1866-1869.
1.11. 1870-1887.
1.12. 1888-1926.
1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908.
1.14. Undated.
2. Financial and Legal Items, 1685-1885.
2.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1685-1887.
2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849.
2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated.
2.2. Financial and Legal Volumes, 1807-1885.
2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845.
2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885.
3. Writings, 1780-1899 and undated.
3.1. Charles Pettigrew.
3.2. Ebenezer Pettigrew.
3.3. James Johnston Pettigrew.
3.4. Jane Caroline North Pettigrew.
3.4. William S. Pettigrew.
3.6. Pettigrew/Allston Children.
3.7. Writings by Others.
4. School Materials, 1792-1859.
4.1. Ann B. S. Pettigrew.
4.2. Ebenezer Pettigrew.
4.3. James Johnston Pettigrew.
4.4. Jane Pettigrew.
4.5. John Pettigrew.
4.6. William S. Pettigrew.
4.7. School Materials of Others.
5. Commonplace Books and Other Collected Materials, 1831-1888 and undated.
5.1. Commonplace Books.
5.2. Other Collected Materials.
6. William S. Pettigrew Episcopal Church Materials, 1845-1900.
6.1. Parochial Visits, 1870-1899.
6.2. Private Registers, 1869-1900.
6.3. Divine Services, 1869-1900.
6.4. Expenditures, 1874-1900.
6.5. Other Material, 1845-1900.
7. Genealogy and Family History, 1830s-1930s.
7.1. Pettigrew Family, .
7.2. Related families, .
8. Other Papers, 1830s-1870s.
9. Pictures, 1866-1959 and undated.

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About 6600 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence and related materials of Pettigrew family members and others. Subseries have been designed around the dates of events significant enough to signal a change in the cast of characters and/or the subjects treated during a specific time span. Undated correspondence (Subseries 1.14) is arranged by individuals, with the greater portion of this material relating to Jane Caroline North Pettigrew.

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About 20 items.

Chiefly correspondence between Charles Pettigrew and various religious leaders. Charles Pettigrew, though raised a Presbyterian, was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1775. His ministerial position in Edenton brought him into contact with Methodist leaders. These letters document Pettigrew's interest in the growing Methodist Church and show that, by 1784, Charles had rejected Methodism, largely because of the its position on infant baptism. For writings of Charles Pettigrew on this issue, see Subseries 3.1. Prominent among the correspondents are Francis Asbury, Devereux Jarratt, Edward Dromgoole, Charles Cupples, Caleb B. Peddicord, and Henry Metcalf. Also included is correspondence with Charles's former teacher, Henry Pattillo. Little family or plantation-related correspondence appears in this subseries. See also copies of Charles's letters in folder 509.

Folder 1

1776-1779 #00592, Subseries: "1.1. 1776-1784." Folder 1

Digital version: Letter from John and Ebenezer Pettigrew to Charles Pettigrew, 4 May 1795

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Folder 2

1780-1784 #00592, Subseries: "1.1. 1776-1784." Folder 2

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About 20 items.

The ascendancy of Charles Pettigrew, the planter, over Charles Pettigrew, the minister. Charles's complete disenchantment with Methodism is documented in correspondence with Methodist minister Beverly Allen in 1785. During this time, Charles served as Anglican priest in Edenton, N.C. Rising to prominence in the church, Charles was named first Bishop Elect of the newly organized Diocese of North Carolina in 1794. He was never consecrated in this office, however, because of his refusal to travel through disease-ridden regions to the Episcopal conventions in Philadelphia.

Letters reveal that despite increased clerical responsibilities, Charles was devoting more and more time and energy to the serious development of land in Tyrrell County, N.C., that he purchased in the early 1780s. To a considerable extent, development projects proceeded in cooperation with the neighboring Collins family, their mutual interests leading to canal- and road-building partnerships. Also during this period, Charles journeyed to Haiti to engage in the slave trade in an effort to bolster the human stock on his developing plantations.

Family life emerges as a prominent topic during this period. Significant changes are documented in letters about the death of Charles's first wife, Mary Blount Pettigrew (whom Charles called Polly) in 1786 and his marriage to Mary Lockhart (also called Polly) in 1794. Included is material on Charles's participation in the first meetings of the University of North Carolina trustees to determine where to locate the new university. Correspondence with Charles's former teacher, Henry Pattillo, continues. See also copies of Charles's letters in folder 509.

Folder 3

1785-1789 #00592, Subseries: "1.2. 1785-1794." Folder 3

Folder 4

1790-1794 #00592, Subseries: "1.2. 1785-1794." Folder 4

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About 50 items.

Chiefly correspondence relating to the school activities of Charles's sons John and Ebenezer, John a member of the first class at the newly organized University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C, and Ebenezer a member of the University's preparatory school. Most of John's letters from Chapel Hill discussed topics dear to a student's heart--food, companions, and money. Charles countered with letters reflecting his concerns--morals, grades, and money. By 1798, Charles's increasing uneasiness with the loose atmosphere in Chapel Hill led him to make other arrangements for his children's education. John went to Nixonton to study medicine, and Ebenezer attended Edenton Academy from 1802 to 1804. John died suddenly on 20 August 1799, just as his father was investigating career opportunities for him. Meanwhile, University of North Carolina preparatory school correspondence continued between Ebenezer and his former classmates. Later (around 1804), correspondence between Ebenezer and Edenton Academy friends, among them James Iredell, Jr., began.

During this period, Bonarva and Belgrade plantations were carved out of the swampy region between Lake Phelps and the Scuppernong River. By 1799, Ebenezer was writing to John about a farmhouse being built at the Lake (Bonarva). Belgrade, located north of Bonarva, seems to come into its own around 1803 when Charles was in residence there. In mid-1804, Ebenezer left Edenton Academy and assumed primary responsibility for Bonarva. Much late-1804 correspondence contains advice and instructions about plantation management from Charles to his son.

Also of interest in this period are letters relating to slavery, including the sale of slaves (June 1803) and Charles's attitude toward the institution (1802-1804). See also copies of Charles's letters in folder 509.

Folder 5

1795 #00592, Subseries: "1.3. 1795-1804." Folder 5

Digital version: Letter from John and Ebenezer Pettigrew to Charles Pettigrew, 3 October 1795

Documenting the American South

Folder 6

1796-1797 #00592, Subseries: "1.3. 1795-1804." Folder 6

Digital version: Letter from John Pettigrew to Charles Pettigrew, 27 June 1797

Documenting the American South

Folder 7

1798-1799 #00592, Subseries: "1.3. 1795-1804." Folder 7

Folder 8

1800-1804 #00592, Subseries: "1.3. 1795-1804." Folder 8

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About 100 items.

Chiefly correspondence involving Ebenezer Pettigrew's running of the Pettigrew plantations. Charles Pettigrew died in 1807, leaving Ebenezer in charge of both Bonarva and Belgrade. Chief among the plantations's products were rice, wheat, corn, juniper shingles, and lumber. After his father's death, Ebenezer sought advice on plantation management from others. Letters show that these advisors included Thomas Trotter, Stuart Mollan, John Beasley, and Frederick Blount. During this period, Ebenezer also made frequent trips to Virginia and the North to establish and strengthen business relations with various firms there.

There is considerable family-oriented correspondence with Blount and Shepard relatives during these years. Of special significance is the beginning of a dialogue between Ebenezer and Ann Blount Shepard (Nancy), whom he later wed.

In 1809-1810, Ebenezer was a reluctant participant in state politics, serving as senator from Washington County. Few documents that reflect his activities in the state assembly survive. Letters from these years show Ebenezer as the first of many Pettigrews who, while serving their country, expressed their desire to avoid the public eye.

Note that there is no correspondence for 1813.

Folder 9

1805-1806 #00592, Subseries: "1.4. 1805-1814." Folder 9

Folder 10

1807-1809 #00592, Subseries: "1.4. 1805-1814." Folder 10

Folder 11

1810 #00592, Subseries: "1.4. 1805-1814." Folder 11

Folder 12

1811-1812 #00592, Subseries: "1.4. 1805-1814." Folder 12

Folder 13

1814 #00592, Subseries: "1.4. 1805-1814." Folder 13

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About 350 items.

Correspondence covering the married life of Ebenezer Pettigrew. Included is continued exchange between Ebenezer and Thomas Trotter, John Beasley, Stuart Mollan, and Frederick Blount on plantation business. Crops were primarily rice, wheat, corn, and lumber. Frequent business trips generated correspondence between Ebenezer and distant suppliers and factors in New York, Baltimore, and Norfolk. Locally, Ebenezer dealt with merchants in Plymouth, Edenton, and New Bern. Among the most significant correspondents added during this period was James Cathcart Johnston of Hayes Plantation outside Edenton. Ebenezer entered into several business ventures with Johnston, among them canal building, road improvements, and the purchase of the canal boat Lady of the Lake (1829). Numerous letters attest to the change in this relationship, with Johnston quickly evolving from advisor on plantation management and business partner to close friend.

In 1815, Ebenezer married Ann Blount Shepard (Nancy) of New Bern. Because Ann refused to live in the swamps during unhealthy seasons, there is much correspondence between her in New Bern and Ebenezer at Lake Phelps. These letters treat subjects ranging from love to farming techniques. Although they lived apart during much of their married life, they managed to produce a large family. All nine children were born during this period. Two died in infancy. By 1829, three Pettigrew children--Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, William S. Pettigrew, and James--were at a school run by William Bingham in Hillsborough (later Hillsborough Academy). Ann died in childbirth in 1830.

There are also a few letters for this period that were exchanged between South Carolina Petigrus. These papers do not reveal any contact, however, between the two branches of the family during these years.

Folder 14

1815 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 14

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Folder 15

Folder 16

1816 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 15-16

Folder 17-18

Folder 17

Folder 18

1817 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 17-18

Folder 19-20

Folder 19

Folder 20

1818 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 19-20

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Folder 22

1819 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 21-22

Folder 23

1820-1821 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 23

Folder 24

1822 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 24

Folder 25

1823-1824 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 25

Folder 26

1825 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 26

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Folder 27

Folder 28

1826 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 27-28

Folder 29

1827 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 29

Folder 30-31

Folder 30

Folder 31

1828 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 30-31

Folder 32-33

Folder 32

Folder 33

1829 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 32-33

Folder 34-36

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Folder 35

Folder 36

1830 #00592, Subseries: "1.5. 1815-1830." Folder 34-36

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About 1880 items.

Correspondence chiefly focussing on agriculture, politics, and the education of Ebenezer's children. Ann's death marked the end of Ebenezer's happiness; starting in 1831, letters show that he became increasingly reclusive and introspective. While the older boys remained at Bingham's, the younger children--Mary B., James Johnston, Ann B. S., and probably Henry--were sent to live with Ann's sister Mary Williams Shepard Bryan and her husband, John Heritage Bryan in New Bern. From this time on, the Bryans are referred to as "Ma" and "Father"; Ebenezer is called "Pa".

Back in the swamps, Ebenezer Pettigrew continued managing Bonarva and Belgrade plantations, adding Magnolia plantation in the early 1840s. See also letter in folder 486. The plantations produced wheat, corn, and lumber; there was, however, a decline in the cultivation of rice. The Lady of the Lake was abandoned at sea in January 1837. Correspondence continued between Ebenezer and Thomas Trotter, John Beasley, and various supply houses and factors.

During this period, Ebenezer was involved in several agricultural experiments. A 15 May 1833 letter reveals a salt-making proposal. By 1837, he was cultivating and exporting Scuppernong grapes as far as New Orleans. In the late 1830s, Ebenezer and Josiah Collins, Jr., formed the Sahara Silk Company, a venture aimed at fostering silk production in the region. Although significant numbers of Mulberry leaves were imported, silk production never seems to have gotten off the ground, and the company was disbanded around 1844. Ebenezer's innovative approach to farming did not go unnoticed. In a November 1839 letter, Edmund Ruffin asked him to write an article on draining and cultivation techniques for Farmer's Register.

During this period, Ebenezer, once again with great reluctance, agreed to render further public service by standing as Whig candidate for to the United States House of Representatives. He served one apparently unremarkable term from 1835 to 1837 and refused to run again (14 January 1837). There is not much substantive material reflecting Ebenezer's role in Congress, but there is a sprinkling of letters from constituents seeking political favors ranging from patronage jobs to support for local internal improvements.

On the family front, letters document the deaths of two of Ebenezer's sons--Henry in 1831 and James, who suffered a most curious death at sea in November 1833. The Bryans, who had charge of Mary B., James Johnston, and Ann B. S., moved from New Bern to Raleigh in 1838. Writing from the state capital, Mary B. composed several letters containing observations on local politics. A significant family event occurred in November 1843, when Ebenezer re-established contact with the Petigru branch of the family in Charleston, S.C.

Ebenezer's surviving children were all in school during this period. After attending the academy at Hillsborough, Charles Lockhart Pettigrew graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1836; William S. Pettigrew also attended William Bingham's school, but left the University of North Carolina without a degree in 1837. Both boys returned to the plantations to begin their careers as planters. James Johnston, after a brilliant career at Bingham's school, lived up to his reputation by graduating first in his class at the University of North Carolina (1847). Correspondence from their University days reveals that all of the Pettigrew boys were active members of the Philanthropic Society, a cultural and literary student association. After graduation, James Johnston briefly worked for the National Observatory in Washington, D.C. Quickly tiring of this work, he traveled for a time and then studied law in Baltimore. Many letters document the ongoing debate over what the brilliant James Johnston would do with his life. The Pettigrew girls began their education in Hillsborough, but Mary B. soon departed to continue her education in Washington, D.C., and Ann B. S., rejoining the Bryan household, attended the newly organized Saint Mary's School in Raleigh.

Of special interest in this period are highly descriptive letters from Charles Lockhart Pettigrew on his journey to Niagara Falls (summer 1836); letters from Henry Clay to Ebenezer (24 September 1841 and 1 June 1842); a charming valentine from Charleston, S.C. (February 1843); a letter to James Johnston from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow declining a request to serve as commencement speaker at the University of North Carolina (27 March 1847); letters about Whig politics between William S. Pettigrew and Ebenezer (late 1840s); and frequent correspondence between Ebenezer and James Cathcart Johnston and, starting around 1847, James Cathcart Johnston and William. A letter from William to James Cathcart Johnston presents a vivid description of the death of Ebenezer (8 July 1848).

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1831 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 37-40

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1832 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 41-42

Digital version: Letter from Charles L. Pettigrew to Ebenezer Pettigrew, 6 August 1832

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1833 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 43-47

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1834 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 48-51

Digital version: Letter from Charles L. Pettigrew to Ebenezer Pettigrew, 17 September [1834]

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1835 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 52-55

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1836 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 56-62

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1837 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 63-69

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1838 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 70-73

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1842 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 86-91

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1843 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 92-97

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1844 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 98-103

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1845 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 104-109

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1846 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 110-114

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1847 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 115-122

Digital version: Letter from Henry W. Longfellow to James J. Pettigrew, 27 March 1847

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1848 #00592, Subseries: "1.6. 1831-1848." Folder 123-130

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.7. 1849-1853.

About 760 items.

Chiefly correspondence relating to family matters and travel. Upon the the death of Ebenezer Pettigrew, management of Belgrade and Magnolia passed to his son William S. Pettigrew Charles Lockhart Pettigrew managed Bonarva. Crop production (corn, wheat, and timber) remained as in previous periods, but experimentation and innovation largely ceased. James Cathcart Johnston became William's chief consultant on plantation management. Of special interest is a letter outlining the positive aspects of using slaves as overseers (9 January 1849). William was an attentive master; he wrote many letters on his slaves' behalf (see 31 October 1850, for example). Letters show, however, that he periodically had trouble with his slaves. (See series of letters beginning 4 November 1852 relating to the sale of a rebellious slave.)

In this period, James Johnston visited his Petigru relatives in Charleston, S.C. Letters, particularly around April 1849, provide a lively description of Charleston society. Subsequent letters reveal his further travels. In the early 1850s, James Johnston traveled to Europe, studying law in Berlin and working at the American Embassy in Madrid. Returning in 1853, he explored Cuba and the deep South, finally settling in Charleston, where he practiced law with his uncle James L. Petigru.

A frequent Petigru correspondent was Jane Caroline (Carey) North, daughter of James L. Petigru's sister, Jane Petigru North, and wife of Charles Lockhart Pettigrew. From Charleston, Carey wrote many letters to her mother, a widow running Badwell plantation at Abbeville, S.C. This correspondence largely reflects Carey's preoccupation with the Charleston social whirl and only peripherally deals with the struggles of her mother to manage Badwell on her own. The Pettigrew-Petigru connection having been strengthened by James Johnston's activities, it was solidified by the marriage of Carey to Charles Lockhart Pettigrew in 1853. Although their courtship generated few surviving letters, their European honeymoon is well documented.

While Ann B. S. remained with the Bryans in Raleigh, Mary B. traveled extensively among her Pettigrew and Petigru relatives.

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1849 #00592, Subseries: "1.7. 1849-1853." Folder 131-139

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1850 #00592, Subseries: "1.7. 1849-1853." Folder 140-146

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1851 #00592, Subseries: "1.7. 1849-1853." Folder 147-151

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1852 #00592, Subseries: "1.7. 1849-1853." Folder 152-159

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.8. 1854-1860.

About 1380 items.

Correspondence chiefly documenting the mature professional careers of the three sons of Ebenezer Pettigrew. During this period, William S. Pettigrew continued to manage Belgrade and Magnolia, Charles Lockhart Pettigrew and Carey settled at Bonarva and started a family, and James Johnston pursued an independent life in Charleston. Mary B. and Ann B. S. circulated among their Pettigrew and Petigru relatives.

In slavery's last years, William established a pattern of annual visits to the Virginia springs with James Cathcart Johnston. During these absences, William's slave overseers informed him of plantation activities in frequent letters written with the assistance of a white neighbor. Many issues relating to slavery are discussed in other letters from this period, including one from June 1858 that describes conditions in the new country of Liberia.

While Charles and Carey were a loving couple, they fared less successfully on the financial front. The first hints of Charles's poor business sense are evident in his purchase of Cherry Hill plantation in South Carolina (1857) and subsequent pleadings for cash from William and James Johnston.

Letters from this period show that, using James L. Petigru's law firm as a springboard, James Johnston launched a career in politics. In 1856, he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. His career was cut short in 1858, however, by his open hostility towards the reopening of the slave trade coupled with his involvement in a mysterious duel. Disappointed in his prospects for advancement in the political arena, James Johnston retreated to Spain to write Spain and the Spaniards.

No documents reveal the circumstances surrounding the burning of the main house at Bonarva in 1860. It is clear, however, that this loss is a precursor of even more terrifying events on the horizon.

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1854 #00592, Subseries: "1.8. 1854-1860." Folder 169-178

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1855 #00592, Subseries: "1.8. 1854-1860." Folder 179-187

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1856 #00592, Subseries: "1.8. 1854-1860." Folder 188-197

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1857 #00592, Subseries: "1.8. 1854-1860." Folder 198-207

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1858 #00592, Subseries: "1.8. 1854-1860." Folder 208-218

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1859 #00592, Subseries: "1.8. 1854-1860." Folder 219-227

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1860 #00592, Subseries: "1.8. 1854-1860." Folder 228-237

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.9. 1861-1865.

Abut 720 items.

Material relating chiefly to Pettigrew family involvement in the Civil War. Correspondence reflects the various activities of family members, some of whom were actively engaged in war work and others whose lives were dramatically altered by wartime events.

Although James Johnston Pettigrew was a major figure in several important military campaigns, few surviving documents reflect his activities. There is, however, slight correspondence, chiefly discussing the hardships endured by soldiers in the field. See Subseries 3.5 for William S. Pettigrew's writings about his brother's service to the Confederacy and heroic death in 1863.

Much correspondence documents William's political maneuverings and his efforts to protect the family's holdings as the war closed in. William was elected to serve as Washington County's representative to the North Carolina Secession Convention (1861-1862), where he regretfully urged the state to leave the Union. See also subseries 3.5 for William's writings about the Convention. William's correspondence after secession documents his continued involvement in the political scene, serving the Confederacy in several positions. Towards the end of the war, William attempted to render more active service by joining a battalion of senior reserves (1865).

On the homefront, the fall of Roanoke Island in 1862 was a turning point for the Pettigrews. William and Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, fearing imminent invasion by northern forces, took the precaution of marching their slaves out of the swamps and into Chatham County in central North Carolina. This move is vividly described in a letter from Jane Caroline North Pettigrew to her mother (22 March 1862). Other correspondence, some of it written/dictated by the slaves themselves, shows that, from their temporary residence about 50 miles from Raleigh, they were hired out as laborers in the region.

While Mary B. Pettigrew continued, in an understandably curtailed way, to circulate among family members, Ann B. S. entered into a wartime marriage with the Reverend Neill McKay, a Presbyterian minister (1863). In 1864, however, the new bride succumbed to an unidentified illness. At her side was her brother William, who often stayed with the McKays at their residence in Summerville, N.C. See subseries 3.5 for William's description of his sister's death.

Other significant events documented in these papers include the death of James L. Petigru (1863) and the visit of Confederate vice-president Alexander Stephens to Cherry Hill plantation (22 August 1864).

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1861 #00592, Subseries: "1.9. 1861-1865." Folder 238-249

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1862 #00592, Subseries: "1.9. 1861-1865." Folder 250-260

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1863 #00592, Subseries: "1.9. 1861-1865." Folder 261-266

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1864 #00592, Subseries: "1.9. 1861-1865." Folder 267-270

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1865 #00592, Subseries: "1.9. 1861-1865." Folder 271-273

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.10. 1866-1869.

About 460 items.

Correspondence relating to the Pettigrew family's adjustment to post-war conditions. Documents reveal that, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the family returned to the swamps to wage a futile battle aimed at resurrecting their ante-bellum way of life. As part of this effort, William S. Pettigrew and Charles Lockhart Pettigrew attempted to lure their former slaves back to the land as day laborers. Also calculated to stabilize the family's financial position was William's attempt to expand the scope of his business contacts. Of particular interest is his frequent correspondence with Atlanta businessman A. K. Seago (starting in mid-1866), who was eager to lend the desperate planter ready funds. Letters throughout this period reflect William's increasing disenchantment with farming and indecision about what to do next. Around 1867, William, having decided to become an Episcopal minister, started to transfer business responsibilities to others. In 1869, William left agriculture behind him and was ordained as a deacon in the church.

During this period, Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, his wife, and his children lived in much-reduced circumstances at Bonarva. Although it appears that no former slaves were tenants, some of the land was under cultivation by white tenant farmers. Charles Lockhart Pettigrew suffered throughout these years from a debilitating skin condition; Jane Caroline North Pettigrew attempted to educate her children at home. The eldest son, Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, Jr., was sent, however, to school in Oxford, N.C.

Mary B. Pettigrew, in June 1868, married P. Fielding Browne, a doctor, and moved to Norfolk, Va. Much correspondence centers around her homesickness.

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1866 #00592, Subseries: "1.10. 1866-1869." Folder 274-278

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1867 #00592, Subseries: "1.10. 1866-1869." Folder 279-286

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1868 #00592, Subseries: "1.10. 1866-1869." Folder 287-292

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1869 #00592, Subseries: "1.10. 1866-1869." Folder 293-296

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.11. 1870-1887.

About 260 items.

Correspondence relating to the family's continuing struggle to retain the lands around Lake Phelps. As of 1870, William S. Pettigrew was no longer actively involved in maintaining the family's holdings. In that year, he accepted a ministerial position in Henderson, N.C., and was ordained as a priest. Of special interest are letters between William and Thomas Atkinson, Episcopal bishop of North Carolina (ca. 1870). Later, William served several churches in the Warrenton, N.C., area. See Series 4 for details of William S. Pettigrew's church career. He also developed an interest in genealogy during this time, and corresponded with relatives in Ireland, with whom he discussed not only family history, but also poverty and tensions in the post-Civil War South and pre-rebellion Ireland. See Series 7 for family history materials.

By 1872, Mary B. Pettigrew and her husband, P. Fielding Browne, moved back to Bonarva; Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, his wife, and children (among them Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, Jr., Jane, Caroline, Tom, and Alice) moved to Belgrade. Letters indicate that Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, Jr., assumed increasing responsibility for farm operations as his father's health declined. In 1873, Charles Lockhart Pettigrew died.

In 1873, the Pettigrew family was deeply in debt. In July 1874, a loan from Dempsey Spruill raised the family's hopes, but, by 1880, Mary found it necessary to sell Bonarva to meet her debts. The purchaser, however, was a family member--S. Miller Williams, husband of Jane Pettigrew. Letters reveal that Miller at Bonarva and Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, Jr., at Magnolia struggled against drought, worms, rising debts and taxes, and the problems associated with free labor. This last subject surfaces many times in letters that focus directly or indirectly on the family's fight to make their plantations work without slavery. Within five years, the family was unable to meet its obligations, and, around December 1885, Spruill foreclosed on the land. The family then left the region, with various members taking up residence in Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, and other places.

Jane Caroline North Pettigrew's daughters Caroline, Mary, and Alice all attended school in these years, preparing for teaching careers. Because of the financial hardships of the period, many letters discuss how to fund their education. Correspondence with son Tom relates first to his education and later to his job as a civil engineer in the North. There is ample correspondence from Tom to his mother discussing the low pay, isolation, and difficult working conditions he faced. After losing the Pettigrew lands, Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, Jr., passed the North Carolina bar examination (1885) and began his legal career in Plymouth, N.C.

This period ends with the 1887 deaths, just weeks apart, of Jane Caroline North Pettigrew and Mary B. Pettigrew.

See also Subseries 1.13 for photocopies of similar materials from 1884 to 1908.

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1870 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 297-299

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1871 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 300-301

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1872 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 302-303

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1873 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 304-306

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1874 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 307

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1875 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 308

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1876 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 309

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1877 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 310

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1878-1879 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 311

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1880 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 312

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1881 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 313

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1882 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 314

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1883 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 315

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1884 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 316

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1885 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 317

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1886 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 318

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1887 #00592, Subseries: "1.11. 1870-1887." Folder 319

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.12. 1888-1926.

About 100 items.

Correspondence of William S. Pettigrew, Jane Pettigrew, and other family members. After the deaths of Mary B. Pettigrew and Jane Caroline North Pettigrew in 1887, William devoted increasing amounts of time and energy to the past, publicizing details of James Johnston Pettigrew's military career and researching Pettigrew family and local Episcopal Church history. See Series 3 for writings of William S. Pettigrew, Series 4 for materials on church history, and Series 7 for family history materials.

During this period, Caroline and Alice Pettigrew taught at female boarding schools, Caroline becoming assistant principal at a female academy in Richmond, Va., in 1895. Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, Jr., rose to some prominence as a lawyer and was described in two of William's letters as the region's choice for state attorney general (March 1892). He was not nominated at the state Democratic convention, however, and, soon after, moved to Atlanta, Ga., where he married and became a judge.

See also Subseries 1.13 for photocopies of similar materials from 1884 to 1908.

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1888 #00592, Subseries: "1.12. 1888-1926." Folder 320

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1889 #00592, Subseries: "1.12. 1888-1926." Folder 321

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1890 #00592, Subseries: "1.12. 1888-1926." Folder 322

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1891-1893 #00592, Subseries: "1.12. 1888-1926." Folder 323

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1894-1913; 1926 #00592, Subseries: "1.12. 1888-1926." Folder 324

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908.

About 200 items.

Photocopies of correspondence collected by S. Miller Williams, Jr. This material is essentially of the same sort as the other correspondence for the period. Alice Pettigrew is the chief correspondent; letters are chiefly between her and her aunt Minnie North, her brother Tom, and other relatives and associates.

Material relates to the loss of the Pettigrew plantations; to Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, Jr.'s successful legal career; to the republication (ca. 1899) of James Johnston Pettigrew's Spain and the Spaniards; and to family social matters. A letter of 16 February 1887 tells of how a drunk Arthur Collins, after losing Somerset plantation, sat on the porch at the Collins's Weston plantation and threatened to turn his bulldogs on anyone who tried to take that property away from him. Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, Jr., was his lawyer in an unsuccessful attempt to hold onto the land.

Letters to Alice Pettigrew in February 1908, one from R. D. W. Connor, document the North Carolina Historical Commission's desire to obtain the Pettigrew Papers.

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1880-1885 #00592, Subseries: "1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908." Folder 325

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1886 #00592, Subseries: "1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908." Folder 326

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1887 #00592, Subseries: "1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908." Folder 327

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1888 #00592, Subseries: "1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908." Folder 328

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1890 #00592, Subseries: "1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908." Folder 329

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1894-1898 #00592, Subseries: "1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908." Folder 330

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1899 #00592, Subseries: "1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908." Folder 331

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1900 #00592, Subseries: "1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908." Folder 332

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1901-1908 #00592, Subseries: "1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908." Folder 333

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Undated #00592, Subseries: "1.13. Photocopies, 1884-1908." Folder 334

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.14. Undated.

About 340 items.

Undated letters and letter fragments of Pettigrew family members and others. The letters, which chiefly relate to family matters, are arranged by recipient. However, when the sender is identifiable and the recipient is either unknown or not a family member, the letter is filed under the sender's name.

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Ann B. S. Pettigrew #00592, Subseries: "1.14. Undated." Folder 335

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Charles Pettigrew #00592, Subseries: "1.14. Undated." Folder 336

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Charles Lockhart Pettigrew #00592, Subseries: "1.14. Undated." Folder 337

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Ebenezer Pettigrew #00592, Subseries: "1.14. Undated." Folder 338-340

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Mary B. Pettigrew #00592, Subseries: "1.14. Undated." Folder 341

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James Johnston Pettigrew #00592, Subseries: "1.14. Undated." Folder 342

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Jane Caroline North Pettigrew #00592, Subseries: "1.14. Undated." Folder 343-346

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William S. Pettigrew #00592, Subseries: "1.14. Undated." Folder 347-349

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Other family members #00592, Subseries: "1.14. Undated." Folder 350

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Financial and Legal Items, 1685-1885.

About 1830 items.

Arrangement: by type, then chronological.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1685-1887.

About 1800 items.

Unbound materials relating to financial and legal matters. Included are letters that are essentially receipts or confirmations of purchase orders. Other business letters are filed in Series 1.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849.

About 1300 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Records of Charles and Ebenezer Pettigrew and their Blount and Pettigrew ancestors. Material prior to the 1780s consists of deeds and other records of the Blount and Pettigrew families. Items relating to Ebenezer begin in 1805, and those relating to Charles end with the 23 July 1807 inventory of his estate.

Included are receipts and bills of lading for the sale of rice (especially prior to the 1830s), wheat, corn, juniper shingles, and lumber, and, to a lesser extent, hides, and fish (1821). Transactions involved the purchase of slaves and of food and clothing for them; farm and household equipment; and building materials. Many of these purchases were from firms in Baltimore and New York; they typically took place in October and November.

Other significant items include detailed records of income and expenses (1835-1839 and 1841); bills for tuition at the University of North Carolina and other schools (December 1793, February 1796, November 1830, and January 1837); medical records (January 1834, November 1836, March 1837, January 1839, and January 1842); records (February-April 1847) relating to the wreck of a schooner carrying Pettigrew corn; material (1839) relating to attempts by Josiah Collins III and Ebenezer to produce silk; and various wills and estate records (Charles Pettigrew on 26 January 1806 and 23 July 1807; Mary Lockhart Pettigrew on 25 April 1827; and Ebenezer Pettigrew on 30 November 1847, 12 December 1848, and 22 March 1849). There is also material relating to Nathan A. Phelps, particularly after 1833 when Ebenezer acted as executor of his will.

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1685-1773 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 352

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1775-1783 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 353

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1785-1795 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 354

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1796-1805 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 355

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1806-1810 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 356

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1811 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 357

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1812-1816 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 358

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1817-1819 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 359

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1820-1821 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 360

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1822 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 361

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1823-1824 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 362

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1825 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 363

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1826-1827 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 364

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1828-1829 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 365

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1830 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 366-368

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1831 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 369-370

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1832 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 371-373

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1833 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 374-376

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1834 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 377-379

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1835 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 380-382

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1836 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 383-386

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1837 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 387-391

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1838 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 392-394

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1839 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 395-399

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1840 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 400-403

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1841 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 404-409

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1842 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 410-413

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1843 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 414-418

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1844 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 419-421

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1845 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 422-424

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1846 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 425-428

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1847 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 429-432

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1848 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 433-434

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1849 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1685-1849." Folder 435-437

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About 525 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly records of Ebenezer Pettigrew's sons Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, William S. Pettigrew, and James Johnston Pettigrew, and grandson Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, Jr. Items include receipts and bills of lading for crops and wood products sold and for slaves, equipment, and supplies purchased. There are also tallies of corn gathered at Magnolia (1855, 1858, and 1859) and an insurance policy showing diagrams of Magnolia and Belgrade (14 September 1855).

Some items relating to the Civil War and Reconstruction periods include a note, 19 October 1861, documenting the contributions of William S. Pettigrew and Josiah Collins III to the outfitting of troops from Washington County ($500 and $1,000 respectively); records, beginning 1 July 1861, relating to the arrests of Union sympathizers; and farm tenancy and other labor contracts, 28 February 1866 and sprinkled throughout 1866 and 1867. Following the Civil War, William S. Pettigrew, his nephew Charles, and his brother-in-law S. Miller Williams experimented with rice and cotton, but, for the most part, corn and wheat continued to be the chief crops of the Pettigrew plantations. The impending loss of the Pettigrew lands is suggested in a note, 22 May 1871 (written 31 January 1866), in which a loan of $22,943.37 to William S. Pettigrew is transferred to Neill McKay.

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1850 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 438

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1851 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 439-440

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1852 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 441

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1853 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 442

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1854 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 443

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1855 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 444-446

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1856 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 447-449

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1857 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 450-452

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1858 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 453-456

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1859 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 457-459

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1860 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 460

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1861 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 461

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1862 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 462

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1863 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 463

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1864 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 464

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1865 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 465

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1866 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 466

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1867 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 467

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1868-1869 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 468

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1870-1887 #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 469

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Undated: financial papers #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 470-471

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Undated: legal papers #00592, Subseries: "2.1.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1850-1887 and undated." Folder 472

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28 items.

Arrangement: chronological by latest date.

All volumes may be classified as account books; they are listed in chronological order according to latest date covered. The keeper of the volume is indicated. While most volumes contain financial information only, a few include miscellaneous remarks, clippings, recipes, and cures or remedies.

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Folder 473

1807-1817, Ebenezer Pettigrew (32 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 473

Accounts with various individuals for goods and services.

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1817-1819. Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew (153 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 474

Miscellaneous Bonarva and New Bern accounts, including inventory of linens, bedding, dishes, and furniture; slave lists; notes on religious devotions, books, remedies and cures; and mathematical problems.

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1812-1820, Ebenezer Pettigrew (45 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 475

Accounts with various individuals for goods and services, and a list of slaves given blankets.

Folder 476

1829-1832, Ebenezer Pettigrew (22 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 476

Accounts of Ebenezer Pettigrew as executor of the estate of Nathaniel Phelps.

Folder 477

1833, Ebenezer Pettigrew (16 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 477

Travel, personal, and medical expenses.

Folder 478

1828-1834, Ebenezer Pettigrew (48 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 478

Accounts of Ebenezer Pettigrew as executor of the estate of Nathenial Phelps.

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1834?, Ebenezer Pettigrew? (4 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 479

List of work done, chiefly by slaves, possibly relating to the laying of planking over a bridge.

Folder 480

1835-1836, Ebenezer Pettigrew (54 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 480

Personal and travel expenses, laundry lists, and other accounts kept during his senatorial tenure.

Folder 481

1830-1837, Ebenezer Pettigrew (44 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 481

Plantation records for Bonarva and Belgrade, including cash receipts and payments, sales, wine made (1833), post office account, and a slave list.

Folder 482

1831-1837, Ebenezer Pettigrew (86 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 482

Slave accounts, chiefly for tobacco, molasses, and other items.

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1842, Ebenezer Pettigrew (6 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 483

Accounts relating to education of Mary Bount Pettigrew. An unrelated bank account for Arch Henderson with the Bank of Metropolis for 1834-1835 is included in this volume.

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1816-1843, Ebenezer Pettigrew (74 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 484

Bonarva and Belgrade crop and livestock records, accounts with individuals, and a list of slaves (1830).

Folder 485

1843, Ebenezer Pettigrew (16 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 485

Magnolia crop and livestock records, tally of shingles and other building materials produced, and corn paid out for work.

Folder 486

1845, Ebenezer Pettigrew (16 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.1. Charles Pettigrew, Ebenezer Pettigrew, and Others, 1807-1845." Folder 486

Magnolia lumber tallies, slave lists, household accounts, and excerpt from letter to William Bingham (29 October 1845) that discusses Ebenezer Pettigrew's starting anew at Magnolia.

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Folder 487

1848-1853, William S. Pettigrew (176 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 487

Magnolia slave lists and accounts with slaves.

Folder 488

1849-1853, William S. Pettigrew (167 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 488

Belgrade slave lists and accounts with slaves.

Folder 489

1839-1856, William S. Pettigrew (138 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 489

Magnolia and Belgrade crop and livestock records.

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1851-1857, William S. Pettigrew (96 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 490

Magnolia and Belgrade crop and livestock records.

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1853-1860, William S. Pettigrew (116 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 491

Magnolia slave lists and accounts with slaves.

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1853-1860, James Johnston Pettigrew (54 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 492

Income (pp. 1-26, front to back of book) and expenses (pp. 27-116, back to front of book)

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1846-1861, William S. Pettigrew (47 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 493

Belgrade slave lists, accounts with slaves, and crop and livestock records.

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1847-1861, James Johnston Pettigrew (8 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 494

Lists of income, personal expenses, and investments.

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1848-1861, William S. Pettigrew (133 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 495

List of taxable property in Washington County, personal expenses and assets, and some plantation records.

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1848-1861, William S. Pettigrew (169 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 496

Magnolia and Belgrade crop and livestock records.

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1851-1861, William S. Pettigrew (82 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 497

Belgrade crop and livestock records.

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1848-1863, William S. Pettigrew (69 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 498

Accounts with James Johnston Pettigrew, Mary B., and Ann B. S. Pettigrew relating to William S. Pettigrew's management of their inheritance from Ebenezer Pettigrew.

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1854-1867, William S. Pettigrew (72 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 499

"Statement of indebtedness" (pp. 1-23 and 47-72) and accounts with various vendors (intervening 42 pages).

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1860-1885, Jane Caroline North Pettigrew (26 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "2.2.2. Descendants of Ebenezer Pettigrew and Others, 1839-1885." Folder 500

Wartime and post-bellum records, including expenses in Hillsboro and Cherry Hill (1862-1863); Bonarva diary and house accounts (1867); food accounts (1884); and smoke house records (1885)

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About 230 items.

Arrangement: by author, then chronological.

Writings by members of the Pettigrew family and others. Many writings are travel diaries; those of Charles Pettigrew are chiefly sermons. Original titles have been retained where possible. At times, it is not possible to determine if writings are original works of the person who committed them to paper or if that person simply copied the work of others. Cases of unclear or unknown authorship are indicated.

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"Some Reflections on the Birth of a Child, in Miltonic Verse," 1779 (2 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 501

"Transcribed from a Detached piece of paper, accidentally found among some Rubbish, which seems to have been the Original, from the inaccuracy of the writing, and the want of capitals to begin many of the lines. Oct. 16th 1783."

Folder 502

"The Love of God in the Salvation of Man," 1780 (36 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 502

Includes a hymn and brief notes relating to Ebenezer Pettigrew's education.

Folder 503

"The Origin of Love," 1792 (50 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 503

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"A Sermon on the Love of God," 1792 (55 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 504

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"An Eulogium on the Day Appointed by Congress to Commemorate the Death of General Washington," 1799 (11 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 505

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"Eulogy for George Washington," draft, 1799 (17 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 506

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"On What is to Be Done for the Inheritance of Eternal Life," 1799 (60 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 507

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"A Discourse on the Sacraments/On the Nativity of Christ," 1803 (31 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 508

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"The Written Letters of Our Grand-father, the Reverend Charles Pettigrew," 1780-1803 (61 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 509

"The written letters of our Grand-father, the Reverend Charles Pettigrew, were transcribed at Magnolia Plantation in the County of Tyrrell, by my dear sister Ann, at my request. In consequence of the troubles of the country, we were driven from home, and the task was never completed. She, too, dear sister, closed her eyes in death at Summerville, Harnett Co., N.C., on the 13th Jan'y. 1864. Farewell! a long Farewell! William S. Pettigrew. Summerville, N.C., 17 April 1864."

Folder 510

"On Death, the Wages of Sin," 1804 (27 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 510

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"On the Declaration of Christ in Favor of Little Children," 1804 (51 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 511

Folder 512

"On the Young Children Brought to Christ," 1804 (74 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 512

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"On the Apostolic Mission," 1805 (66 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 513

Folder 514

"Last Advice of Charles Pettigrew to his Son Ebenezer," circa 1807 (8 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 514

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"A Discourse on the Analogy Between Christ Crucified and Brazen Serpent Created on a Pole by Moses," undated (40 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 515

Folder 516

"The First Draught of Some Rules for Social Meetings on Sundays for Religious Improvements, Drawn up in South Carolina at the Request of a Presbyterian Congregation in the District of 96 by Charles Pettigrew," undated (2 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 516

Folder 517

"A Funeral Thought," undated (3 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 517

Part of a 38-page volume that also contains notes on rice and land measure, surveying principles, and a copy of the 1795 peace treaty between the United States and Algiers all in John Pettigrew's hand (pp. 1-9, front to back of book; pp. 10-38, back to front of book).

Folder 518

"On the Apostolic Mission, 2nd Discourse," undated (68 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 518

Folder 519

"On the Duty of Man to his Creator," undated (28 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 519

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"A Series of Letters, in Which an Attentive Perusal of Mr. Edwards's Candid Reasons for Renouncing the Principles of Antipodobaptism is Seriously Recommended and the Right of Infants to Membership in the Church of God is Also Pleaded," undated (123 pp.) and other "Philanthropos" and related material, undated (19 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 520

"A Series of Letters" was published in Edenton in 1807 over the pen-name "Philanthropos."

Folder 521

"Verses Set Up on the Church Door at Hampton," undated (2 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 521

Copy of poem attached to a church door in Hampton, Va.

Folder 522

Fragments, undated (8 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.1. Charles Pettigrew." Folder 522

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Folder 523

Obituary of Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew, 1830 (1 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.2. Ebenezer Pettigrew." Folder 523

Appeared in the Newbern Spectator.

Folder 524

Two poems, undated (2 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.2. Ebenezer Pettigrew." Folder 524

"As he that taketh away a garment" and "Hail popularity thou giddy thing."

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See also writings in Series 4. School Materials.

Folder 525

Travel diary, 9 January 1850-28 September 1852 (107 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.3. James Johnston Pettigrew." Folder 525

Description of travel, chiefly in Germany and Italy. Some sections were written in Italian, French, or Spanish (a translation of the Italian portion, done in 1970, is included). Also includes a list of musical events attended on this trip and notes on folktales, black dialect, Spanish history, and quotations from acquaintances. Pettigrew's visit to Spain is documented in the diary described below.

Folder 526

"Diario de un Viaje en España Durante el Invierno y la Primavera de 1851 y 1852" (Diary of a Trip to Spain during winter and spring, 1851-1852), December 1851-April 1852 (96 pp. and 1 enclosure). #00592, Subseries: "3.3. James Johnston Pettigrew." Folder 526

Also includes short entries for trips in 1853 to Cuba and New Orleans, Raleigh, Norfolk, Augusta, and Philadelphia, as well as notes on operas and a list of the highlights of Pettigrew's European trip. All entries are in Spanish.

Folder 527

Travel diary, 1851-1852? (28 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.3. James Johnston Pettigrew." Folder 527

Fragment of diary describing travel in Spain. This diary is billed as "... a simple narrative of my emotions ... [that] sometimes allude[s] to things not within the general run."

Folder 528

"Journal of Military Reviews in Summer of 1857" (22 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.3. James Johnston Pettigrew." Folder 528

Chronicle of South Carolina inspection tour.

Folder 529

Minority report to the South Carolina General Assembly on the slave trade, 1857 (47 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.3. James Johnston Pettigrew." Folder 529

Summary of arguments against the resumption of the foreign slave trade.

Folder 530

Miscellaneous short writings, 1856-1857 and undated (about 15 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.3. James Johnston Pettigrew." Folder 530

Includes speech at 1857 dinner in Charleston, S.C., honoring artist Charles Fraser and two copies of "The Bachelors of the House of Representatives" (1857), a poem lampooning various members of the South Carolina legislature.

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Folder 531

Poems, 1845 (4 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. Jane Caroline North Pettigrew." Folder 531

"It was a bright and lovely day" and "My Dear Aunt Mary."

Folder 532-534

Folder 532

Folder 533

Folder 534

"Journal of an Excursion to the Virginia Springs", July-October 1851 (134 pp.). No. 1: 31 July-10 August 1851. No. 2: 12 August-13 September 1851. No. 3: 14 September-12 October 1851. #00592, Subseries: "3.4. Jane Caroline North Pettigrew." Folder 532-534

Folder 535

Travel diary, August-Septebmer 1852 (96 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. Jane Caroline North Pettigrew." Folder 535

Descriptions of journey to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, West Point, Saratoga, Niagara, Montreal, Quebec, Boston, and New Haven.

Folder 536

Poem, 1857 (2 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. Jane Caroline North Pettigrew." Folder 536

"The Snow" ("Copied for Mr. Petigrue [sic], All Healing Springs").

Folder 537

Poem and a prayer, undated (2 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. Jane Caroline North Pettigrew." Folder 537

Poem: "The Drifts at My Door." Prayer: "Prayer in Time of War by Bishop Wilson."

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See also Series 6 for writings relating to his activities as a priest in the Episcopal Church.

Folder 538

"Belgrade", 1839 (4 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 538

Short history of the plantation.

Folder 539

"For the Philadelphia Album, Friendship, A Tale By a Lady," 1843 (42 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 539

Short story, author unknown, read to William S. Pettigrew and his family by tutor, circa 1829. See p. 41 for story of the story.

Folder 540

"Journal," 1845 (15 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 540

Entries for 10 and 22 February and 22 April 1845. The latter describes his 1843 rejection as a suitor to an unnamed woman, which signaled the end of his amorous career.

Folder 541

Death of Ebenezer Pettigrew, 1848-1849 (9 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 541

Short narratives of the death of Ebenezer Pettigrew and descriptions of William S. Pettigrew's subsequent dreams about his father.

Folder 542

Miscellaneous short writings, 1848-1856 (6 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 542

Obituaries of Malachi Haughton and William Halsey (1848); report of conservations about the death of Samuel Tarkinton (1848); report of death of Bill, a slave, and the moving of the "Negro burying ground" at Belgrade (1848); report of William S. Pettigrew's joining the Protestant Episcopal Church (1850); report of the activities of Jim, a slave accused of stealing and other crimes (1853); travel notes from trip to Virginia with James Cathcart Johnston (1856).

Folder 543

Travel diary, 1857-1858 (37 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 543

Description of journey to springs in Virginia, including a list of letters written and expenses.

Folder 544

North Carolina Secession Convention Journals, 1861-1862 (8 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 544

Includes several versions of a journal convering May and June.

Folder 545

Speeches and notes for speeches of William S. Pettigrew as candidate for Washington County delegate to the North Carolina Secession Convention, 1861 (8 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 545

Folder 546

Speeches and notes for speeches of William S. Pettigrew as delegate, 1861-1862 (15 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 546

Folder 547

Ordinances presented to the North Carolina Secession Convention, 1861-1862 (17 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 547

Chiefly ordinances introduced by William S. Pettigrew.

Folder 548

North Carolina Secession Convention notes, 1861-1862 (9 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 548

Folder 549

"Produce Loan" speech, circa June1864 (10 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 549

"Having been appointed a Commissioner, by the Secretary of the Treasury, for the Produce Loan as it is termed, I appear before you to-day for the purpose of stating its nature and advocating its claims."

Folder 550

Speech, July 1864 (16 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 550

Short history of the plantation. "Substance of a speech delivered ... after the withdrawal of my name as a candidate for a seat in the Senate of North Carolina," giving William S. Pettigrew's views on several issues confronting the Confederate States of America.

Folder 551

Journal and notes relating to William S. Pettigrew's service with a reserve battalion, October 1864-January 1865 (12 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 551

Folder 552-553

Folder 552

Folder 553

Narratives of the deaths of Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew in 1830 and of Ann B. S. Pettigrew in 1864, (32 pp.) and other materials relating to Ann B. S. Pettigrew, 1863-1864 (7 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 552-553

The report of Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew's death was copied from a memorandum written by Ebenezer Pettigrew at the time of her death.

Folder 554

Miscellaneous hymns, poems, and notes, 1830s-circa 1865, (27 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 554

Includes two items marked "Henry's Hym"n and seven items marked "Moses' Hymn." These may have been favorite hymns of slaves Henry and Moses who effectively functioned at overseers of the Pettigrew plantations at various times.

Folder 555

Johnston Will Case, 1866 (20 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 555

Testimony of William S. Pettigrew, recorded by T. H. Gilliam, in a will probation case centering around the mental state of James Cathcart Johnston, who apparently suffered from some form of epilepsy.

Folder 556

Journal, 1867 (12 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 556

Chronicle of Bishop Thomas Atkinson's visit in March 1867 and Pettigrew's decision to become a minister.

Folder 557

Autobiographical speech, circa 1890 (8 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 557

Folder 558

Obituaries of Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, 1873 (4 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 558

Three versions of obituary and one fragment.

Folder 559

Miscellaneous short writings, 1873-1893 (7 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 559

Chiefly obituaries of non-family members, written for publication.

Folder 560-561

Folder 560

Folder 561

Biographical sketches and other materials relating to James Johnston Pettigrew, 1863-1899 (7 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.4. William S. Pettigrew." Folder 560-561

Includes "Minutes having reference to my lamented brother, the late J. Johnston Pettigrew while still fresh in my mind," [1863?] fragment (59 pp.) and "A sketch of the late Gen'l James Johnston Pettigrew which is to be contained in the volumes of The National Cyclopedia of American Biography," 1899 (4 pp.).

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Folder 562

Bonarva Intelligencer, 1870 (9 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.6. Pettigrew/Allston Children." Folder 562

Copies of handwritten, 4-page "newspaper" written by Pettigrew and Allston children living at Bonarva, in which they wrote about the comings and goings of family members, current events, and theological issues. Also included are short stories and poems.

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Folder 563

Atkinson, Thomas, Prayers, 1861 (4 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 563

"Prayers set forth by B[isho]p Atkinson, June 1861".

Folder 564

Bryan, John Heritage [Jr.?], "Columbus," 1844 (4 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 564

Essay on Columbus and the effects of his discoveries on indigenous populations.

Folder 565

Buist, Arthur, "The Lord reigneth, let the Earth rejoice," 1822 (15 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 565

"A Sermon by Rev. Arthur Buist (Presbyterian), Charleston, S.C. Delivered Nov. 7, 1822."

Folder 566

Claudel, Jean, "Trois Pattes," undated (5 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 566

Short story in French.

Folder 567

Creecy, Richard Benbury, "Address on Taking the Chair [of the Philanthropic Society at the University of North Carolina]" and "Anniversary Address [to the Philanthropic Society]," 1834 (30 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 567

Creecy was one year ahead of Charles Lockhart Pettigrew and two years ahead of William S. Pettigrew at the University of North Carolina. Both Pettigrews were members of the Philanthropic Society.

Folder 568

Horton, George Moses, Poems, 1836 and undated (7 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 568

"The Emigrant Girl"; "On Ghosts"; "An Acrostic [Doctrine Davenport]: Mr. Davenport's address to his lady; An Acrostic [Mary M. Davenport]: His lady's reply; An Acrostic [Mary Pettigrew Davenport]: To their little daughter"; "The Pleasures of a College Life"; "An Acrostic [Julia Shepard]: On the pleasures of beauty" (authorship uncertain)

Digital version: "An Acrostic on the Pleasures of Beauty," Poem by George M. Horton, [ca. 1835]

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Folder 569

Pattillo, Henry, Flyleaf inscribed to Charles Pettigrew with poem, undated (1 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 569

Verso indicates that volume was passed on to John Pettigrew by his father in 1780.

Folder 570

Spruill, H. G., "Memorandum of Interviews Between H. G. Spruill, Chairman of the Commissioners of the Town of Plymouth, and the Officers of the Federal Fleet Lying in the Roanoke River Opposite the Town," circa 1862 (89 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 570

Incidents involving both James Johnston Pettigrew and James Cathcart Johnston are mentioned. A photocopy of a typed transcription made in 1967 by Paul Lucas is included.

Folder 571

Whiting, George M. Poem, 1865 (3 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 571

Lines written at the grave of General James Johnston Pettigrew, October 1865, by Captain George M. Whiting.

Folder 572

Unknown, "On the Occasion of the Death of Master Pettigrew," circa 1833 (17 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 572

Sermon marked "Newbern, Decr. 8th" on the death at sea of James Pettigrew, 27 October 1833.

Folder 573

Unknown, copy of part of Civil War diary, 1862 (20 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 573

Diary of an unknown male living in northeastern North Carolina. Entries include discussions of the fall of Roanoke Island, living conditions among soldiers and civilians, relations with federal authorities, and the activities of James Johnston Pettigrew.

Folder 574

Unknown, "There Remaineth Therefore a Rest to the People of God," undated (36 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 574

Sermon presented to William S. Pettigrew.

Folder 575

Unknown, miscellaneous short writings, including poems and sermons, undated (about 10 items). #00592, Subseries: "3.7. Writings by Others." Folder 575

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About 55 items.

Arrangement: by writer, then chronological.

School notebooks and other materials related to Pettigrew family members' studies.

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Folder 576

Composition book, 1846 (11 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "4.1. Ann B. S. Pettigrew." Folder 576

Essays written at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., with corrections and comments by instructor.

Folder 577

Composition book, [1846?] (32 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "4.1. Ann B. S. Pettigrew." Folder 577

Essays written at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., with corrections and comments by instructor and a copy of letter to Mary Blount Pettigrew about a student who died at school.

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Folder 578

Ciphering book, 1792 (84 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "4.2. Ebenezer Pettigrew." Folder 578

Solutions to arithmetic problems.

Folder 579

Music book, 1792 (15 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "4.2. Ebenezer Pettigrew." Folder 579

Chiefly musical scores.

Folder 580

Speech, 1797 (2 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "4.2. Ebenezer Pettigrew." Folder 580

Speech presented at the University of North Carolina on Lacedaemon and Athens.

Folder 581

Speech book, 1802? (11 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "4.2. Ebenezer Pettigrew." Folder 581

Book of historical speeches written at Edenton Academy.

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Folder 589

Copybook, 1795-1797 (17 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "4.5. John Pettigrew." Folder 589

Laws and regulations of the University of North Carolina and a note telling of Charles Pettigrew's move to Tyrrell County in 1797.

Digital version: "Laws and Regulations for the University of North Carolina," 2 August 1795

Documenting the American South

Folder 590

Philanthropic Society certificate, 1797 (1 item). #00592, Subseries: "4.5. John Pettigrew." Folder 590

Folder 591

Copybook, 1798 (5 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "4.5. John Pettigrew." Folder 591

Note about beginning studies under Andrew Knox in Nixonton and about the death of Charles Pettigrew.

Folder 592

Medical notebook, 1798 (60 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "4.5. John Pettigrew." Folder 592

Notes on medical subjects.

Folder 593

Copybook, undated (32 pp.). #00592, Subseries: "4.5. John Pettigrew." Folder 593

Book containing copies of letters from a courtier to his king.

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Folder 596

Notebooks and other materials of colleagues of Ebenezer Pettigrew, Charles Lockhart Pettigrew, James Johnston Pettigrew, and William S. Pettigrew at the University of North Carolina #00592, Subseries: "4.7. School Materials of Others." Folder 596

Crichton, James E., "Speech of Mr. Marlow" circa 1836 (4 pp.). Speech on states rights.

Daniel, John Napoleon, "Genius and Writings of E. Lytton Bulwer," circa 1846 (6 pp.) and "Robert Emmett," circa 1846 (8 pp.).

Hill, W., Geometry and trigonometry exercises with applications to surveying, circa 1836 (38 pp.).

Shorter, Reuben Clark, "The Influence of Physical Circumstances on the Formation of Character," 1844 (4 pp.).

Simms, Richard S., "Practical examples in plain trigonometry,"  1836 (20 pp.), and "Promiscuous examples in mensuration," circa 1836 (20 pp.).

Somervell, Jas., Poem about punishment at University of North Carolina, undated (2 pp.). Addressed to Ebenezer Pettigrew from "Jas. Somervell, Student at the University."

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Commonplace Books and Other Collected Materials, 1831-1888 and undated.

About 135 items.

Commonplace books assembled by Mary B. Pettigrew and William S. Pettigrew, and other materials collected by Pettigrew family members.

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Folder 597

Mary B. Pettigrew, circa 1857 (41 pp. and 7 enclosures). #00592, Subseries: "5.1. Commonplace Books." Folder 597

Poems, recipes, needlework patterns, and addresses.

Folder 598

Mary B. Pettigrew, 1862-1867 (68 pp. and 9 enclosures). #00592, Subseries: "5.1. Commonplace Books." Folder 598

Chiefly newspaper clippings of a patriotic nature and a few recipes and remedies pasted over a French copybook/household account book.

Folder 599

William S. Pettigrew, 1851-1888 (102 pp. and 2 enclosures). #00592, Subseries: "5.1. Commonplace Books." Folder 599

Chiefly handwritten excerpts from religious tracts, newspapers, books, etc.

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Folder 600

Cures and recipes (about 50 items) #00592, Subseries: "5.2. Other Collected Materials." Folder 600

Folder 601-602

Folder 601

Folder 602

Literary clippings, 1850s-1860s (about 50 items). #00592, Subseries: "5.2. Other Collected Materials." Folder 601-602

Poems and essays, most of them religious or didactic in tone, clipped, probably by William S. Pettigrew, largely from the Church Intelligencer and the American Messenger.

Folder 603-604

Folder 603

Folder 604

Political clippings, 1831-1860s (16 items). #00592, Subseries: "5.2. Other Collected Materials." Folder 603-604

Includes New York Herald articles describing the reaction of southern states to Lincoln's cabinet appointments (6 March 1861) and a defense of the Ku Klux Klan that originally appeared in the Cincinnati Commercial (undated).

Folder 605

Miscellaneous advertisements, including one for a circus in New Orleans (1858) and another for Saint Mary's School in Raleigh (1876) (about 15 items). #00592, Subseries: "5.2. Other Collected Materials." Folder 605

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About 125 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Church materials written or collected by William S. Pettigrew. Pettigrew was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church at Saint James Church in Wilmington, N.C., first as a deacon (31 January 1869) and later as a priest (12 June 1870). His rectory was at Ridgeway, N.C.

Pettigrew served as follows:

1869-1870 Saint David's Chapel, Scuppernong, N.C.
1870-1878 Church of the Holy Innocents, Henderson, N.C.
1870-1900 Saint John's Church, Williamsboro, N.C.
1878-1900 Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Ridgeway, N.C.
Circa 1881 Saint Luke's Parish, Mecklenburg County, Va.
1884-1900 Chapel of the Heavenly Rest, Middleburg, N.C.

The following subseries were built around the different types of records Pettigrew kept, and, for the most part, use titles supplied by Pettigrew. For other writings of William S. Pettigrew, see Subseries 3.5.

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11 items.

Records of Pettigrew's salary promised and received, amounts of offerings, distribution of funds, baptisms, burials, marriages, and confirmations. Pettigrew maintained these records in separate volumes according to church or parish, except for one volume containing miscellaneous records, 1879-1898.

Folder 619

Henderson and Scuppernong, 1869-1873 #00592, Subseries: "6.2. Private Registers, 1869-1900." Folder 619

Folder 620

Henderson, 1874-1878 #00592, Subseries: "6.2. Private Registers, 1869-1900." Folder 620

Folder 621

Miscellaneous, 1879-1898 #00592, Subseries: "6.2. Private Registers, 1869-1900." Folder 621

Folder 622-624

Folder 622

Folder 623

Folder 624

Ridgeway, 1879-1900 #00592, Subseries: "6.2. Private Registers, 1869-1900." Folder 622-624

Folder 625-626

Folder 625

Folder 626

Williamsboro, 1886-1900 #00592, Subseries: "6.2. Private Registers, 1869-1900." Folder 625-626

Folder 627-628

Folder 627

Folder 628

Middleburg, 1899-1900 #00592, Subseries: "6.2. Private Registers, 1869-1900." Folder 627-628

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.3. Divine Services, 1869-1900.

About 15 items.

Records of sermons delivered, including dates, places, duration, black and white attendance, amount of offerings, accompanying hymns, and other information. Also included is miscellaneous material relating to sermons--sermon titles, biblical texts, outlines, and notes on places and dates of delivery. Note that records for many years are missing.

Folder 629-630

Folder 629

Folder 630

1869-1873 #00592, Subseries: "6.3. Divine Services, 1869-1900." Folder 629-630

Folder 631

1880-1885 #00592, Subseries: "6.3. Divine Services, 1869-1900." Folder 631

Folder 632

1896-1900 #00592, Subseries: "6.3. Divine Services, 1869-1900." Folder 632

Folder 633

Miscellaneous #00592, Subseries: "6.3. Divine Services, 1869-1900." Folder 633

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3 items.

Records of church-related expenses, including work done at the rectory at Ridgeway.

Folder 634-636

Folder 634

Folder 635

Folder 636

Church-related expenditures #00592, Subseries: "6.4. Expenditures, 1874-1900." Folder 634-636

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About 75 items.

Chiefly material collected or written by Pettigrew about the Episcopal Church in North Carolina. Included are materials relating to Pettigrew's personal commitment to the church, church history, and the diocesan conventions of 1874 and 1877. Also included are the records, 1845-1881, of Saint Luke's Parish, Mecklenburg, Va., and other parish records.

Folder 637

Ministerial pledge and ordination certificates, 1869-1870. #00592, Subseries: "6.5. Other Material, 1845-1900." Folder 637

Folder 638-641

Folder 638

Folder 639

Folder 640

Folder 641

Church history. #00592, Subseries: "6.5. Other Material, 1845-1900." Folder 638-641

Notes and writings on the general history of the Episcopal Church in North Carolina and on the founding of some of the parishes in which Pettigrew served.

Folder 642

Extracts from 1874 Epsicopal Diocese of North Carolina convention. #00592, Subseries: "6.5. Other Material, 1845-1900." Folder 642

Entries "... having reference to the division of the Diocese of N. Carolina."

Folder 643

Speeches at 1877 conventions. #00592, Subseries: "6.5. Other Material, 1845-1900." Folder 643

Speeches against the division of the Diocese, given at the regular convention in Charlotte, May 1877, and at the adjourned convention in Raleigh, September 1877.

Folder 644

Resolutions presented to the 1877 convention. #00592, Subseries: "6.5. Other Material, 1845-1900." Folder 644

Chiefly resolutions aimed at tabling discussion of the division of the Diocese.

Folder 645

Miscellaneous parish records #00592, Subseries: "6.5. Other Material, 1845-1900." Folder 645

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About 65 items.

Genealogical notes, narratives, and printed matter about on the Pettigrew and related families. Much of this material was collected or written by William S. Pettigrew. See also autobiographical and biographical writings of William S. Pettigrew in Subseries 3.5.

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Folder 646

Narratives, undated (11 items). #00592, Subseries: "7.1. Pettigrew Family, ." Folder 646

Includes Petigru family history possibly by Jane Caroline North Pettigrew.

Folder 647

Notes (10 items). #00592, Subseries: "7.1. Pettigrew Family, ." Folder 647

Includes disposition by Mary Lockhart Pettigrew on family history, 1830s?; photocopies of notes from family Bible; and notes written by John Percival Pettigrew about the Canadian and European branches of the family.

Folder 648

Pettigrew family, 1835-1938 #00592, Subseries: "7.1. Pettigrew Family, ." Folder 648

Includes article on the development of Pettigrew State Park (1938).

Folder 649

James Johnston Pettigrew, general clippings, 1862-1927 (7 items). #00592, Subseries: "7.1. Pettigrew Family, ." Folder 649

Obituaries, letter to editor about Pettigrew's brigade at the Gettysburg, and biographical sketches.

Folder 650

James Johnston Pettigrew, "Memories of Spain," undated (9 items). #00592, Subseries: "7.1. Pettigrew Family, ." Folder 650

Series of articles written for the Picayune (New Orleans) by John Sidney Thrasher. James Johnston Pettigrew may have contributed to the writing of these articles.

Folder 651

James L. Petigru, 1863 (1 item). #00592, Subseries: "7.1. Pettigrew Family, ." Folder 651

Folder 652

Thomas Petigru, 1855-1856 (2 items). #00592, Subseries: "7.1. Pettigrew Family, ." Folder 652

Materials relating to the controversy surrounding Thomas Petigru's dismissal from the United States Navy in 1855.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.2. Related families, .

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Other Papers, 1830s-1870s.

Folder 656

Passport and two travel permits, James Johnston Pettigrew, 1850-1853; 1859 (3 items). #00592, Series: "8. Other Papers, 1830s-1870s." Folder 656

Passport and permits documenting travel in Europe and the Caribbean.

Folder 657

Notes, (about 35 items). #00592, Series: "8. Other Papers, 1830s-1870s." Folder 657

Miscellaneous notes, including tallies of votes, temperature readings, and lists of books.

Folder 658

Calling cards and addresses (about 10 items). #00592, Series: "8. Other Papers, 1830s-1870s." Folder 658

Folder 659

Miscellaneous items, (about 15 items). #00592, Series: "8. Other Papers, 1830s-1870s." Folder 659

Includes a phrenological study of Ebenezer Pettigrew, done by James Hooper, Phrenologist to the Baltimore Museum and Academy of Fine Arts, circa 1830s-1840s; the constitution of the North Carolina Bible Society, circa 1830s-1840s; rules of the Strawberry Club, circa 1851; a blank certificate of disability for discharge from the Confederate army, 1860s; a certificate documenting William S. Pettigrew's contribution to the erection of the Washington National Monument; and other items.

Folder 660-661

Folder 660

Folder 661

Typed transcriptions of selected plantation letters, 1855-1860 (about 100 items). #00592, Series: "8. Other Papers, 1830s-1870s." Folder 660-661

Typed transcriptions prepared in 1938, with an introduction by J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Pictures, 1866-1959 and undated.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom and Lisa Tolbert with the assistance of Mark Beasley, September 1989

Encoded by: Mara Dabrishus, January 2005

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