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Collection Number: 00609

Collection Title: Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
Abstract Members of the Potter and Platt families lived in Brunswick County, N.C. Robert Potter became a merchant in 1806, was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons in 1812, and later became a justice of the peace. The collection includes papers of Robert Potter and his Potter and Platt relatives, chiefly antebellum legal papers dealing with lands; various certificates; receipts; a few family letters; and other papers. A diary, 1806-1828, of Robert Potter is an occasional, brief record of major events such as storms, an earthquake, the Embargo of 1807-1809, trips, and deaths.
Creator Platt family.



Potter family.

Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Potter and Platt Family Papers, #609, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Diary available on microfilm.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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The Potter and Platt families lived in Brunswick County, N.C. Robert Potter became a merchant in 1806, was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons in 1812, and later became a justice of the peace.

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The collection includes papers of Robert Potter, merchant of Brunswick County, N.C., and his Potter and Platt relatives, chiefly antebellum legal papers dealing with lands, with a few family letters. A diary, 1806-1828, of Robert Potter is an occasional, brief record of major events such as storms, an earthquake, the Embargo of 1807-1809, trips, and deaths.

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Contents list

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About 100 items.
Folder 1

Original finding aid #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 1

1793-1799 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 1

Folder 2

1801-1810 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 2

Folder 3

1814-1819 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 3

Folder 4

1835-1838 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 4

Folder 5

1841-1848 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 5

Folder 6

1851-1857 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 6

Folder 7

1861-1867 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 7

Folder 8

1870-1877 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 8

Folder 9

1880-1886 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 9

Folder 10

1891-1899 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 10

Folder 11

1901-1910 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 11

Folder 12

Undated #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 12

Folder 13

Clippings and fragments #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 13

Folder 14

Diary, 1806-1828 #00609, Series: "Potter and Platt Family Papers, 1793-1910 (bulk 1800-1860)." Folder 14

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, March 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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