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Collection Number: 01124-z

Collection Title: Absalom Benton Whitaker Papers, 1814-1845

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Size About 25 items
Abstract Absalom Benton Whitaker was a cotton planter with plantations in Halifax County, N.C., and Leon County, Fla. The collection includescattered letters, receipts, and accounts relating to Whitaker's cotton plantations near Enfield, Halifax County, N.C., and Miccosukee, Leon County, Fla. Also included are items relating to the estate of John Whitaker (fl. 1800), of which Absalom Benton Whitaker was co-executor with James Whitaker (d. 1829).
Creator Whitaker, Absalom Benton, 1787-1845?
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 Absalom Benton Whitaker papers #1124-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Stanley Whitaker of Enfield, North Carolina, before 1946 and in November 1957 and March 1959.
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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Absalom Benton Whitaker was a cotton planter with plantations in Halifax County, N.C., and Leon County, Fla.

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Materials have been divided into two parts, each housed in a folder and arranged chronologically: Absalom Benton Whitaker papers and estate of John Whitaker papers. Included in the Absalom Benton Whitaker papers, 1826-1845, are ledger sheets, receipts, letters to Whitaker, and an inventory of Whitaker's property, probably made near the time of his death. An 11 January 1841 letter is from Whitaker's son in Enfield, North Carolina, to his father in Miccosukie, Florida. Letters 17 March and 15 August 1843 from James Stamper and 2 December 1843 from Simon Partridge were sent from Miccosukie to Whitaker in Enfield. All of these letters relate to plantation activities.

Estate of John Whitaker papers, 1814-1829, relate to the settling of that estate by Absalom Benton Whitaker and his co-executor, James Whitaker.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, June 1990

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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