unc logo

Collection Number: 04824-z

Collection Title: Doctor H. Whitley Account Book, 1854-1862

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the FAQ section for more information.


expand/collapse Expand/collapse Collection Overview

Size 5 items
Abstract Account book of Doctor H. Whitley's Boon Hill Plantation in Johnston County, N.C. The first part of the ledger was used mainly to record items purchased for the plantation, March 1854-May 1860. It is very detailed through December of 1855, with page-long lists dated every few days. From January 1856 through May 1860, entries were made about monthly. All entries list what was purchased, how much it cost, and who was paid. The next 37 pages of the ledger were used to record the sale of Doctor H. Whitley's belongings after his death in 1860. The sale record specifies the item sold, the buyer, the price, and whether it was paid in cash or on credit. It includes a list by name of 61 adult slaves who were leased from Whitley's estate for a year, with the terms of their lease. At the end of the ledger are a few miscellaneous notes and calculations, such as "widow's allowance of meat for the year 1861" and "taxables belonging to Jas. R. Whitley, April 1, 1862."
Creator Whitley, Doctor H., 1813-1860.
Language English
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Information For Users

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 Doctor H. Whitley Account Book #4824-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Chapel Hill Rare Books of Carrboro, N.C., in August 1996 (Acc. 96123).
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.
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subject Headings

The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Scope and Content

Account book of Doctor H. Whitley's Boon Hill Plantation in Johnston County, N.C. The first part of the ledger was used mainly to record items purchased for the plantation, March 1854-May 1860. It is very detailed through December of 1855, with page-long lists dated every few days. From January 1856 through May 1860, entries were made about monthly. All entries list what was purchased, how much it cost, and who was paid. The next 37 pages of the ledger were used to record the sale of Doctor H. Whitley's belongings after his death in 1860. The sale record specifies the item sold, the buyer, the price, and whether it was paid in cash or on credit. It includes a list by name of 61 adult slaves who were leased from Whitley's estate for a year, with the terms of their lease. At the end of the ledger are a few miscellaneous notes and calculations, such as "widow's allowance of meat for the year 1861" and "taxables belonging to Jas. R. Whitley, April 1, 1862."

Back to Top

Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Doctor H. Whitley Account Book, 1854-1862.

Back to Top

Processing Information

Processed by: Meg Phillips, October 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2010

Back to Top