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Collection Number: 03569-z

Collection Title: David Rivers Papers, 1821-1859

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Size About 30 items
Abstract Papers, 1821-1851, including letters to David Rivers at Rivers Mills, Beaufort District, and other items, 1854-1859, relating to the settlement of his estate in Gillisonville, now in Jasper County, S.C. Rivers was apparently in the sawmilling business with David Cope (or Coope or Coape). There are 18 items, including deeds, letters, account sheets, warrants for surveys, a receipt for puchase of a slave, and other papers relating to property and other businesses of Rivers. Some of the letters also contain family and personal news. The twelve estate items include legal papers, tax receipts, accounting sheets, releases, a list of personal property sold, and other items. The widow was Anna Susannah Rivers of Prince William Parish. Robert L. Tillinghast handled her business.
Creator Rivers, David, d. 1853.
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 David Rivers Papers #3569-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop of Charleston, S.C., in March 1962.
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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Papers, 1821-1851, including letters to David Rivers at Rivers Mills, Beaufort District, and other items, 1854-1859, relating to the settlement of his estate in Gillisonville, now in Jasper County, S.C. Rivers was apparently in the sawmilling business with David Cope (or Coope or Coape). There are 18 items, including deeds, letters, account sheets, warrants for surveys, a receipt for puchase of a slave, and other papers relating to property and other businesses of Rivers. Some of the letters also contain family and personal news. The twelve estate items include legal papers, tax receipts, accounting sheets, releases, a list of personal property sold, and other items. The widow was Anna Susannah Rivers of Prince William Parish. Robert L. Tillinghast handled her business.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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

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