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Collection Number: 00823

Collection Title: Stoney and Porcher Family Papers, 1799-1862

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

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Size 1 microfilm reel
Abstract Records of a Charleston District, S.C., plantation, comprised of five parts: 1) Ophir plantation diary, notes, and records in five volumes, representing the years 1788, 1824, and 1826-1829; 2) miscellaneous letters and documents of members of the Porcher, Dubose, Croft, and Jenkins families of South Carolina, including genealogical records, letters and documents written between 1833 and 1861, and one undated letter written after the Civil War; 3) papers belonging to Peter Gaillard Stoney, including an arithmetic notebook of C. M. Stoney and plantation notes, 1832-1860, which record the names and activities of slaves at "Back River" during the years 1835, 1844, 1854, and 1858-1860; 4) diary of Isaac DuBose Porcher, January 1855-June 1860, moral philosophy lecture notes, and a contract for Ophir Plantation; and 5) a roster, belonging to Captain T. Gaillard Croft of Co. C, 16th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, C.S.A., 1862.
Creator Stoney family.



Porcher 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 Stoney and Porcher Family Papers #823, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Lent for filming by Charlotte M. Stoney of Charleston, S.C., in March 1944.
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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Records of a Charleston District, S.C., plantation, comprised of five parts: 1) Ophir plantation diary, notes, and records in five volumes, representing the years 1788, 1824, and 1826-1829; 2) miscellaneous letters and documents of members of the Porcher, Dubose, Croft, and Jenkins families of South Carolina, including genealogical records, letters and documents written between 1833 and 1861, and one undated letter written after the Civil War; 3) papers belonging to Peter Gaillard Stoney, including an arithmetic notebook of C. M. Stoney and plantation notes, 1832-1860, which record the names and activities of slaves at "Back River" during the years 1835, 1844, 1854, and 1858-1860; 4) diary of Isaac DuBose Porcher, January 1855-June 1860, moral philosophy lecture notes, and a contract for Ophir Plantation; and 5) a roster, belonging to Captain T. Gaillard Croft of Co. C, 16th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, C.S.A., 1862.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rebecca McCoy, June 1984; Revised 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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