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Collection Number: 05171-z

Collection Title: Samuel Scarbrough Correspondence, 1834-1848

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Abstract Samuel Scarbrough (fl. 1834-1848) was the postmaster of Mount Gilead in Montgomery County, N.C. The collection includes letters from Samuel Scarbrough's brothers Ambrose Scarbrough of Russell County, Ala., and Wilson Scarbrough of Campbell County, Ga.; from his nephew John A. Reynolds of Russell County, Ala.; and from Edmund Scarbrough of Mifflin, Tenn., and Abner Nash of Benton County, Ala. Correspondence describes the prices of slaves, land, cotton, corn, wheat, flour, and pork; religious revivals; health concerns; the difficulty of collecting debts; and politics.
Creator Scarbrough, Samuel.
Language English
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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 Samuel Scarbrough Correspondence #5171-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from J. Douglas Mattox in February 2001 (Acc. 99146).
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Samuel Scarbrough (fl. 1833-1848) was the postmaster of Mount Gilead in Montgomery County, N.C.

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Correspondence of Samuel Scarbrough (fl. 1834-1848), the postmaster of Mount Gilead in Montgomery County, N.C., includes letters from his brothers Ambrose Scarbrough of Russell County, Ala., and Wilson Scarbrough of Campbell County, Ga.; from his nephew John A. Reynolds of Russell County, Ala.; and from Edmund Scarbrough of Mifflin, Tenn., and Abner Nash of Benton County, Ala. Correspondence describes the prices of slaves, land, cotton, corn, wheat, flour, and pork; religious revivals; health concerns; the difficulty of collecting debts; and politics.

Four of the letters are fragments.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, August 2004

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, August 2004

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