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Collection Number: 02451

Collection Title: Joseph Ramsey Papers, 1801-1922 (bulk 1801-1866).

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Size About 700 items (1.0 linear foot).
Abstract Lawyer of Plymouth, N.C., who moved to Rocky Mount, N.C., about 1863. Business and property papers of Ramsey and of his father, William Ramsey (died 1839) of Washington County, N.C. Notes and receipts, 1830-1866, of Joseph Ramsey comprise a large part of the collection. Joseph Ramsey's papers also include estate settlements, deeds, bills of sale, accounts, and legal and other correspondence. Papers, 1860-1863, concern his functions as United States collector of customs at Plymouth and federal district superintendent of lights, and the same functions continued by him under the Confederate Treasury Department and the Confederate Lighthouse Bureau; and the legal handling of intersectional debts and the sequestration of enemy alien assets by the Confederate government. Rocky Mount, N.C., papers concern insurance company business. Also included are account books, 1853- 1860, and 1907-1911, and a memorandum book, 1864-1866. There are few papers after 1866.
Creator Ramsey, Joseph, 1812-1866.
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 Joseph Ramsey Papers, #2451, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
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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Lawyer of Plymouth, N.C., who moved to Rocky Mount, N.C., about 1863.

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Business and property papers of Ramsey and of his father, William Ramsey (died 1839) of Washington County, N.C. Notes and receipts, 1830-1866, of Joseph Ramsey comprise a large part of the collection. Joseph Ramsey's papers also include estate settlements, deeds, bills of sale, accounts, and legal and other correspondence. Papers, 1860-1863, concern his functions as United States collector of customs at Plymouth and federal district superintendent of lights, and the same functions continued by him under the Confederate Treasury Department and the Confederate Lighthouse Bureau; and the legal handling of intersectional debts and the sequestration of enemy alien assets by the Confederate government. Rocky Mount, N.C., papers concern insurance company business. Also included are account books, 1853- 1860, and 1907-1911, and a memorandum book, 1864-1866. There are few papers after 1866.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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