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Collection Number: 00779

Collection Title: Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916.

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 section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 300 items)
Abstract Gaston Hillary Wilder (1814-1873) was a planter of Johnston County and Wake County, N.C. The collection includes antebellum deeds, legal papers, and scattered accounts and letters of Gaston Hillary Wilder. Included are Wilder's account book as paymaster in the United States Army during the Mexican War; scattered household accounts and letters of Wilder's wife, Sarah E. Hinton Wilder, after his death; and papers of his brother, Samuel Wilder, of Greene County, Ala., including a farm account book, 1876-1880, general merchandise account books, 1885-1911, and other business papers.
Creator Wilder, Gaston Hillary, 1814-1873.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, #779, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received From James I. Wilder of Birmingham, Ala., prior to 1940.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1aa.
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 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.

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Gaston Hillary Wilder (1814-1873) was a planter of Johnston and Wake counties, N.C. He was a paymaster in the United States Army in the Mexican War.

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The collection includes antebellum deeds, legal papers, and scattered accounts and letters of Gaston H. Wilder. Included are Wilder's account book as paymaster in the United States Army during the Mexican War; scattered household accounts and letters of Wilder's wife, Sarah E. Hinton Wilder, after his death; and papers of his brother, Samuel Wilder, of Greene County, Ala., including a farm account book, 1876-1880, general merchandise account books, 1885-1911, and other business papers.

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Contents list

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Folder 1aa

Original finding aid #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 1aa

Folder 1a

Introductory material #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1b

1838-1849 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 1b

Folder 2

1850-1859 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1860-1879 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1880-1884 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1885-1889 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1890-1898 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1905-1916 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

Undated #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

#00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 9

See Oversize Volume SV-779/1

Oversize Volume SV-779/1

Volume 1: Paymaster's account book, Gaston Hillary Wilder, 1847-1849 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." SV-779/1

Folder 10

Volume 2: Plantation account book, Sarah E. Hinton Wilder, 1876-1880 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

Volume 3: Account book, Samuel Wilder, 1881-1882 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 4: Account book, Samuel Wilder, 1885-1886 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 5: Account book, general store, Samuel Wilder, 1885-1889 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

Volume 6: Account book, general store, Samuel Wilder, 1887-1911 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Volume 7: Memorandum book, Samuel Wilder, 1887-1888 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

Volume 8: Account book, Samuel Wilder, 1911-1916 #00779, Series: "Gaston Hillary Wilder Papers, 1838-1916 and undated." Folder 16

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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