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Collection Number: 04810

Collection Title: Tyler Family Papers, 1737-1990s

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Size 29 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 15,000 items)
Abstract Tyler family of Bertie County, N.C., includes Moses Tyler, Perry Tyler, and John E. (John Edward) Tyler (1850-1932). Papers of the Tyler family include 18th-century financial and legal papers of Moses Tyler and his sons, Perry C. Tyler and Richard Tyler; papers, 1872-1906, and an account book, 1877-1881, of John E. Tyler; and an unidentified account book, 1901, 1909, 1912. Included are a receipt, 1785, for the purchase of a slave and a slave bill of sale, 1859. The papers of John E. Tyler are primarily related to patents and sales of his inventions of a straw cutter, a gun cartridge, a saw with spirit level and plumb attached, an improvement on revolving fire arms, an invisible sub-marine torpedo boat, a motor apparatus, and an improved fence post for wire fences. John E. Tyler's other correspondence is chiefly about political topics, such as support for candidates and formation of a new county from Bertie, Hertford, and Northampton counties. Also included are a few items, 1737-1793, relating to the Warr family of Northampton County. The additions of September 2002 and November 2004 contain materials from a later period in John E. Tyler's life and relate to historic preservation, family history, and other topics.
Creator Tyler family.
Language English.
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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 Tyler Family Papers #4810, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from John E. Tyler of Roxobel, N.C., in May 1996 (Acc. 96055), from Julia Smith in September 2002 (Acc. 99320), and from Gregory Tyler in November 2004 (Acc. 99955).
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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Tyler family of Bertie County, N.C., includes Moses Tyler, Perry Tyler, and John E. (John Edward) Tyler (1850-1932).

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Papers of the Tyler family include 18th-century financial and legal papers of Moses Tyler and his sons, Perry C. Tyler and Richard Tyler; papers, 1872-1906, and an account book, 1877-1881, of John E. Tyler; and an unidentified account book, 1901, 1909, 1912. Included are a receipt, 1785, for the purchase of a slave and a slave bill of sale, 1859. The papers of John E. Tyler are primarily related to patents and sales of his inventions of a straw cutter, a gun cartridge, a saw with spirit level and plumb attached, an improvement on revolving fire arms, an invisible sub-marine torpedo boat, a motor apparatus, and an improved fence post for wire fences. John E. Tyler's other correspondence is chiefly about political topics, such as support for candidates and formation of a new county from Bertie County, N.C., Hertford County, N.C., and Northampton County, N.C. Also included are a few items, 1737-1793, relating to the Warr family of Northampton County. The additions of September 2002 and November 2004 contain materials from a later period in John E. Tyler's life and relate to historic preservation, family history, and other topics.

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Contents list

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About 3,070 items.

Papers of the Tyler family include 18th-century financial and legal papers of Moses Tyler and his sons, Perry C. Tyler and Richard Tyler; papers, 1872-1906, and an account book, 1877-1881, of John E. Tyler; and an unidentified account book, 1901, 1909, 1912. Included are a receipt, 1785, for the purchase of a slave and a slave bill of sale, 1859. The papers of John E. Tyler are primarily related to patents and sales of his inventions of a straw cutter, a gun cartridge, a saw with spirit level and plumb attached, an improvement on revolving fire arms, an invisible sub-marine torpedo boat, a motor apparatus, and an improved fence post for wire fences. John E. Tyler's other correspondence is chiefly about political topics, such as support for candidates and formation of a new county from Bertie County, N.C., Hertford County, N.C., and Northampton County, N.C. Also included are a few items, 1737-1793, relating to the Warr family of Northampton County. The additions of September 2002 and November 2004 contain materials from a later period in John E. Tyler's life and relate to historic preservation, family history, and other topics.

Folder 1

Financial and legal papers: Warr, 1737-1793. Receipts, promissory notes, and other papers of James Warr of Northampton County, Thomas Warr, and Henry Warr. #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Folder 1

Folder 2

Financial and legal papers: Tyler, 1785-1864. Receipts, estate papers, and other papers of Moses Tyler and his sons, Perry C. Tyler and Richard Tyler. Included are a receipt, 1785, for the purchase of a slave and a slave bill of sale, 1859. #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Folder 2

Folder 3

Tyler, John E.: Letters, 1885-1906, to John E. Tyler. One in 1885 and one in 1891 concern legislation to form a new county from Bertie, Hertford, and Northampton. Letters in 1904 and 1906 ask Tyler's support for political candidates. #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Folder 3

Folder 4

Tyler, John E.: Patent information. Pamphlets, advertisements, and other papers about obtaining patents. #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Folder 4

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Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Tyler, John E.: Inventions. Correspondence, patents, articles, receipts concerning John E. Tyler's inventions. #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Folder 5-11

5: Straw cutter #04810, Folder 5
6: Improved gun cartridge #04810, Folder 6
7: Improved saw with spirit level #04810, Folder 7
8: Improvement in revolvers #04810, Folder 8
9: Invisible submarine torpedo boat #04810, Folder 9
10: Motor apparatus #04810, Folder 10
11: Fence post #04810, Folder 11
Folder 12

Tyler, John E.: V-4810/S-1. John E. Tyler account book, 1877-1881. Accounts with individuals for the sale of meat, corn, flour, sugar, tobacco, shoes, cloth, and other goods. 113 p. #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Folder 12

Folder 13

Tyler, John E.: Account book, 1901, 1909, 1912. Pages 1-116 contain accounts for 1 January-6 July 1901; pages 117-118 contain accounts with Caroline Cox, January-April 1909; entries for 1912 are written in black ink over the pencil entries for 1901 on pages 1-5. #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Folder 13

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Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Addition of September 2002: Materials pertain mainly to Bertie County history, the Historic Hope Foundation, and other materials related to historical societies and preservation #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 2-4

Box 5-6

Box 5

Box 6

Addition of September 2002: Tyler family materials including letters and photographs #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 5-6

Box 7-8

Box 7

Box 8

Addition of November 2004: Genealogy #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 7-8

Box 9

Addition of November 2004: Virginia history and genealogy #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 9

Box 10

Addition of November 2004: Ernest R. Tyler and Ethel Leigh Tyler correspondence #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 10

Box 11

Addition of November 2004: Ernest R. Tyler; farm income and taxes, change in farm systems #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 11

Box 12

Addition of November 2004: John Edward Tyler and St. Mark's Church records #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 12

Box 13

Addition of November 2004: Tryon Palace restoration #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 13

Box 14

Addition of November 2004: Tryon Palace restoration and other letters to John Tyler #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 14

Box 15

Addition of November 2004: Historic Hope Foundation #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 15

Box 16

Addition of November 2004: Historic Hope Foundation and other preservation materials #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 16

Box 17

Addition of November 2004: Textbooks and manuals #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 17

Box 18

Addition of November 2004: Ledgers, textbooks, and newspapers #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 18

Box 19

Addition of November 2004: Newspapers #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 19

Box 20

Addition of November 2004: Regalia and other items #04810, Series: "Papers, 1737-1990s." Box 20

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Separated items include an account book (V-4810/S-1)

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Processing Information

Finding aid updated in December 2004 by Roslyn Holdzkom because of addition.

Description updated in September 2006 by Devon Lee.

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