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Collection Number: 02161-z

Collection Title: Washington Mining Company Account Book, 1845-1846

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Size feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1 items)
Abstract The Washington Mining Company ran the Washington Mine, which was probably the precursor of the Silver Hill Mine in Davidson County, N.C. The collection is a daybook, 1845-1846, 225 pages, of a general merchandise business at the Washington Mine, run by the Washington Mining Company in Davidson County, N.C. The book contains accounts for small purchases of general merchandise by individuals. A few entries are accounts of labor performed; some relate to slaves and are labeled "Negroes expenses." None deal with mining operations.
Creator Washington Mining Company.
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 Washington Mining Company Account Book #2161-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from B. H. Wall of Chapel Hill, N.C., in October 1949.
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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The Washington Mining Company ran the Washington Mine, which was probably the precursor of the Silver Hill Mine in Davidson County, N.C.

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The collection is a daybook, 1845-1846, 225 pages, of a general merchandise business at the Washington Mine, run by the Washington Mining Company in Davidson County, N.C. The book contains accounts for small purchases of general merchandise by individuals. A few entries are accounts of labor performed; some relate to slaves and are labeled "Negroes expenses." None deal with mining operations.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rebecca Hollingsworth, January 1993

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, February 2008

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