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Collection Number: 04134

Collection Title: Wilson and Hairston Family Papers, 1751-1928

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Size 51.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 16,800 items)
Abstract Members of the Wilson and Hairston families were planters and merchants of Henry and Pittsylvania counties, Va., and Davie, Rockingham, and Stokes counties, N.C. Peter Hairston (1752-1832), of Pittsylvania, later Henry County, Va., was a merchant of Stokes and Rockingham counties, N.C., and owner of several plantations, including Royal Oak, Sauratown Hill, and Cooleemee Hill. His son-in-law, Peter Wilson (1770-1813), husband of Ruth Stoval Hairston (1783-1852), was a planter of Berry Hill, Brierfield, and Goose Pond, all in Pittsylvania County, Va., and partner in his father-in-law's mercantile business. Ruth Stoval (Hairston) Wilson married second Robert Hairston (1783-1852), of Leatherwood Plantation in Henry County and who, circa 1837, moved to Mississippi to manage his properties there, leaving Ruth in Virginia. Robert's brother, Samuel Hairston (1788-1875), of Oak Hill Plantation, Pittsylvania County, was one of the wealthiest men in Virginia, owning plantations there and in North Carolina and approximately 1700 slaves. His eldest son, Peter Wilson Hairston (1819-1886), lived his adult life at Cooleemee Hill in Davie County, N.C. Peter Wilson Hairston's niece, Ruth Hairston (1863-1936) married Alfred Varley Sims (1864-1944), civil engineer who worked for several railroads, taught engineering, and worked for the Knickerbocker Trust Company as general manager and chief engineer of the Cuba Eastern Railroad Company based in Guantanamo, Cuba, 1905-1908. The papers include business correspondence, financial and legal papers and scattered personal correspondence of six generations of the Wilson and Hairston families. Among the activities represented are the sale of tobacco through Virginia commission merchants; the service of Peter Hairston (1752-1832) as a deputy sheriff in Henry County, Va., mainly 1751-1788; the manumission of six Hairston slaves in 1832 through the American Colonization Society; purchase of supplies for plantation and household use; and activities of the Sandy Creek, Mayo, County Line, and Staunton River Baptist associations, 1833-1868. Civil War materials are few and consist of scattered family letters and some receipts for foodstuffs sold to the Confederate Army. Throughout the collection there is material concerning the management of the various family plantations. Approximately one-fourth of the collection consists of the personal and professional correspondence of Alfred Varley Sims as a professor at the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa), 1895-1904, and as a civil engineer, and includes materials related to his time in Cuba, 1905-1908, and to his connections with various southern and Cuban railroads and other businesses in Cuba and elsewhere.
Creator Wilson family.



Hairston family.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in the Wilson and Hairston Family Papers #4134, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Microfilm copy (filmed 1978, 1980) available.
  • Reel 1: Series 1, 1751-1786
  • Reel 2: Series 1, 1787-1792
  • Reel 3: Series 1, 1793-1794
  • Reel 4: Series 1, 1794-1797
  • Reel 5: Series 1, 1797-1799
  • Reel 6: Series 1, 1799-1801
  • Reel 7: Series 1, 1801-1803
  • Reel 8: Series 1, 1803-1805
  • Reel 9: Series 1, 1806-1808
  • Reel 10: Series 1, 1809-1812
  • Reel 11: Series 1, 1812
  • Reel 12: Series 1, 1813-1815
  • Reel 12a: Series 1, 1816-1817
  • Reel 13: Series 1, 1817-1820
  • Reel 14: Series 1, 1820-1822
  • Reel 15: Series 1, 1823-1824
  • Reel 16: Series 1, 1824-1826
  • Reel 17: Series 1, 1826-1829
  • Reel 18: Series 1, 1829-1832
  • Reel 18a: Series 1, 1832-1833
  • Reel 19: Series 1, 1833-1836
  • Reel 20: Series 1, 1837-1838
  • Reel 21: Series 1, 1839-1840
  • Reel 22: Series 1, 1841-1843
  • Reel 23: Series 1, 1844-1846
  • Reel 24: Series 1, 1847-1850
  • Reel 25: Series 1, 1851-1854
  • Reel 26: Series 1, 1854-1855
  • There is no Reel 27
  • Reel 28: Series 1, 1855-1857
  • Reel 28a: Series 1, 1858-1861
  • Reel 29: Series 1, 1861-1863
  • Reel 30: Series 1, 1854-1881
  • Reel 31: Series 1, 1882-1888
  • Reel 32: Series 1, 1888-1893
  • Reel 33: Series 1, 1894-1898
  • Reel 34: Series 1, 1899-1903
  • Reel 35: Series 1, 1903-1905
  • Reel 36: Series 1, 1905-1907
  • Reel 37: Series 1, 1907-1908
  • Reel 38: Series 1, 1908-1909
  • Reel 39: Series 1, 1909
  • Reel 40: Series 1, 1910
  • Reel 41: Series 1, 1911
  • Reel 42: Series 1, 1911-1913
  • Reel 43: Series 1, 1913-1919
  • Reel 44: Series 1, 1919-1921 and undated
  • Reel 45: Series 1, Undated
  • Reel 46: Series 1, Undated
  • Reel 56: Series 2, Volumes 1-11
  • Reel 57: Series 2, Volumes 12-18
  • Reel 58: Series 2, Volumes 19-25
  • Reel 59: Series 2, Volumes 26-29
  • Reel 60: Series 2, Volumes 30-36
  • Reel 61: Series 2, Volumes 37-39
  • Reel 62: Series 2, Volumes 40-46
  • Reel 63: Series 2, Volumes 47-50
  • Reel 64: Series 2, Volumes 51-86
  • Reel 65: Series 2, Volumes 87-117
  • Reel 66: Series 2, Volumes 118-136
  • Reel 67: Series 2, Volumes 137-139
  • Reel 68: Series 2, Volumes 140-156
  • Reel 69: Series 2, Volumes 157-163
  • Reel 47: Addition, 1780-1884
  • Reel 48: Addition, 1884-1889, undated 1880s
  • Reel 49: Addition, 1890-1891
  • Reel 50: Addition, 1891-1892
  • Reel 51: Addition, 1892-1893
  • Reel 52: Addition, 1893-1894, oversize
  • Reel 53: Addition: 1894, 1896-1897, 1910, undated 1790s, Volumes 164-171
  • Reel 54: Addition: Volumes 172-174
  • Reel 55: Addition: Volumes 175-177
Acquisitions Information
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Additional Descriptive Resources
A finding aid produced in 1978 includes more genealogical information about the Wilson and Hairston families and a slightly more detailed, chronological inventory of the collection (see folder 1a).
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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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Possibly as early as 1730, the first Hairston came to America. This was Peter Hairston, a Scottish immigrant, who may have first lived in Pennsylvania and then in Albemarle County, Va. He had four sons of which one was the progenitor of the Hairstons represented in these papers. This son, Robert Hairston (d. 1783), lived in that part of Pittsylvania County, Va., that became Henry County, Va., in 1777 where he built Marrowbone Plantation. He served as a captain of the Pittsylvania County militia, justice of the peace in Pittsylvania County, and sheriff of Henry County. Robert Hairston and his wife, Ruth Stoval (d. 1808), had three sons, George (1750-1827), Peter (1752-1832), and Samuel (b. 1755), and six daughters.

The first Wilson of the branch represented in these papers, Peter Wilson, immigrated from Scotland to America possibly around 1720. In the 1740s, he made his home along the Dan River in Virginia, located in Halifax County, Va., and later in Pittsylvania County, Va., where he built Wilson's Ferry. Peter Wilson and his wife Alcey had three sons, John (1740-1820), Peter, and William, and four daughters, Nancy, Isabella, Margaret, and Agnes (d. 1812).

This last child, Agnes, married Peter Perkins (1739-1813), the son of Nicholas Perkins and Bethenia Harden. Nicholas settled in the Dan River in 1755 and bequeathed to his son, Peter, the land on which Peter built Berry Hill Plantation near Danville, Va. Also, from 1783 to 1788, Peter and his brother Constantine Perkins owned the Troublesome Creek Ironworks in Rockingham County, N.C. Later, about 1795, Peter Perkins moved to Stokes County, N.C., and around 1805 or 1806, to Tennessee. Peter Perkins and his wife, Agnes Wilson, had one child, Alcey (1766-1814), who married the second son of Robert Hairston (d. 1783) and Ruth Stoval (d. 1808)

The brother of Agnes (Wilson) Perkins and a son of Peter and Alcey Wilson, John Wilson (1740-1820), married Mary Lumpkin in 1767 and lived at Dan's Hill near Wilson's Ferry in Pittsylvania County, Va. He became a wealthy landowner and opened a general merchandise store at his ferry. He and one of his eleven children, Peter (1770-1813), had a partnership in another general merchandise store in Rockingham County, N.C.

Peter Hairston (1752-1832) was a contemporary of John Wilson. He married Alcey Perkins (1766-1814), daughter of Peter Perkins (1739-1813) and Agnes Wilson (d. 1812); they had one child, Ruth Stoval (1783-1869), who married Peter Wilson, the son of John Wilson. Peter Hairston lived his early life in that part of Pittsylvania County, Va., that became Henry County, Va., in 1777. In Henry County, he served as deputy sheriff intermittently between 1781 and 1784 and as a captain of an infantry company under General Nathaniel Greene. During the Revolutionary War, Peter Hairston served in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina in such notable battles as Guilford Court House (15 March 1781) and Yorktown (October 1781). While still a resident of Henry County, Va., he began operating a general merchandise store and a blacksmithing shop at Sauratown in Stokes County, N.C. After moving permanently to Stokes County around 1786, he continued to operate his store as well as owning numerous plantations in North Carolina and Virginia including Royal Oak, Sauratown, and Cooleemee. Peter Hairston also represented Stokes County in the North Carolina Assembly for four terms.

Peter Wilson (1770-1813), son of John Wilson and Mary Lumpkin, married a daughter of Peter Hairston and Alcey Perkins, Ruth Stoval Hairston (1783-1869). He owned many plantations including Berry Hill (built by Peter Perkins), Brierfield, and Goose Pond, all in Pittsylvania County, Va. Peter Wilson, in partnership with his father John Wilson, ran a general merchandise store in Rockingham County, N.C. After marrying Ruth Stoval Hairston in 1800, he moved to Berry Hill Plantation but continued to run the Rockingham County store. From 1801 to 1803, Thomas Bouldin and Company probably managed the store for Peter Wilson. He also served as the head of the Second Battalion of the 42nd Regiment of the Pittsylvania County Militia and as a justice of the peace.

After Peter Wilson died in 1813, Ruth Stoval (Hairston) Wilson (1783-1869) married Robert Hairston (1783-1852). He was the son of George Hairston (1750-1827) and Elizabeth (Perkins) Letcher (1759-1818). His father lived in Henry County, Va., where he built Marrowbone Plantation. Robert Hairston owned Leatherwood Plantation in Henry County, and after marrying Ruth Stoval (Hairston) Wilson, he managed her plantations including Berry Hill in Pittsylvania County, Va. Around 1837, he moved to Mississippi to manage the following plantations that he owned: Bend, Black Flat, Choctaw Springs, Moore's Bluff, Nashville Place, and Pepper plantations. His wife was left to manage her properties. At his death, a controversy surrounded his will which left all his property to a slave child.

Samuel Hairston (1788-1875) was a brother of Robert Hairston and lived at Oak Hill Plantation in Pittsylvania County, Va. He married Agnes John Peter Wilson (1801-1880), the daughter of Peter Wilson and Ruth Stoval (Hairston) Wilson Hairston, and they had seven children. In 1854, several newspaper articles described Samuel Hairston as the wealthiest man in Virginia and possibly in the country. His wealth was estimated at between three million and five million dollars, including ownership of around 1700 slaves on plantations in Henry and Patrick counties, Va., and Stokes County, N.C. There are also references in these articles to the comparative wealth of his relatives.

The eldest son of Samuel Hairston, Peter Wilson Hairston (1819-1886), grew up in Pittsylvania County, Va., but lived his adult life first in Davie County, N.C., and later in Baltimore, Md. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1837 and attended the University of Virginia law school from 1837 to 1839. After these years, he helped in the management of his father and Ruth Stoval (Hairston) Wilson Hairston's plantations in Virginia and North Carolina. In 1849, he married Columbia Stuart (1830-1857), sister of General J. E. B. Stuart, and settled at Cooleemee Plantation in Davie County, N.C., which his great-grandfather, Peter Hairston (1752-1832), had willed to him. By 1860, he expanded the acreage at Cooleemee to twice its original size and possibly owned approximately 300 slaves. After the death of Columbia Stuart in 1857, he married Fanny Caldwell, the daughter of Judge David F. Caldwell of Rowan County, N.C. During the Civil War, Peter W. Hairston served as a volunteer aide for General J. E. B. Stuart and General Jubal A. Early, and after the war, he moved to Baltimore, Md., to become a merchant. His overseers continues the management of Cooleemee Plantation until his death.

One sister of Peter W. Hairston, Alcey (1830-1914), married Samuel Harden Hairston (1822-1870) and had three children. One of these children, Ruth (1863-1936), married Alfred Varley Sims (1864-1944). He was the son of Alfred W. and Adelaide Sims of Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in civil engineering. After finishing college, Alfred Varley Sims worked for various railroad companies including the Atlantic and Danville Railroad Company; the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad Company; the Utah, Nevada, and California Company; and the Utah and Los Angeles Air Line Railway Company. From 1895 to 1904, he taught engineering at the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa), in Iowa City, Iowa. From 1905 to 1908, he was employed by the Knickerbocker Trust Company of New York as general manager and chief engineer of the Cuba Eastern Railroad Company and lived in Guantanamo, Cuba. He also worked with the numerous subsidiary companies of the Knickerbocker Trust Company including the Cuba Hardwood Company, the Cuba Exploration Company, the Northeastern Cuba Railroad Company, the Guantanamo City Land and Development Company, the La Maya Valley Land and Improvement Company, the Confluente Sugar Company, and the Havana Post Publishing Company. He left this position in 1908 because of his alleged mismanagement of the company and returned to Berry Hill Farm to assume more direct management of it than possible before. From late 1908 to 1917, Alfred Varley Sims remained in Virginia, except in 1914 when he lived in England. He assisted Henry J. Boekelman of New York in a Cuba business venture while in England. From 1917, Sims worked in New York City as an independent civil engineer.

The biographical and genealogical information is from the following sources: Maud Carter Clement, The History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia (Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Company, 1929) and Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, The Hairstons and Penns and Their Relations (Roanoke, Virginia: Walters Printing and Manufacturing Company, 1939) in addition to the Wilson and Hairston Papers.

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The papers include business correspondence, legal papers and scattered personal correspondence of six generations of the Wilson family and Hairston family. Among the activities represented are the sale of tobacco through Virginia commission merchants; the service of Peter Hairston (1752-1832) as a deputy sheriff in Henry County, Va., mainly 1751-1788; the manumission of six Hairston slaves in 1832 through the American Colonization Society; purchase of supplies for plantation and household use; and activities of the Sandy Creek, Mayo, County Line, and Staunton River Baptist associations, 1833-1868. Civil War materials are few and consist of scattered family letters and some receipts for foodstuffs sold to the Confederate Army. Throughout the collection there is material concerning the management of the various family plantations. Approximately one-fourth of the collection consists of the personal and professional correspondence of Alfred Varley Sims as a professor at the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa), 1895-1904, and as a civil engineer, and includes materials related to his time in Cuba, 1905-1908, and to his connections with various southern railroads, Cuban railroads, and other businesses in Cuba and elsewhere.

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About 15,300 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: See also addition of 1979.

Most of the papers from the period 1751 to 1788 are those of Peter Hairston (1752-1832) and consist mainly of legal papers relating to his role as a deputy sheriff of Henry County, Va. These papers include letters to Hairston from other county officials; warrants from justices of the peace to him; memoranda and receipts of several Henry County sheriffs, including himself and his father, Robert Hairston (d. 1783), listing monies collected for taxes and carried to Richmond, Va.; and bonds between various people. His own legal papers also include receipts, bonds, warranty deeds, and bills of sale, all for the purchases of land and slaves.

Most of the papers from 1789 to 1813 are business correspondence of Peter Hairston (1752-1832) and Peter Wilson (1770-1813), the latter being the son-in-law of the former. There are letters to both of them from numerous Petersburg, Va., merchants about the arrival of new merchandise in their stores, the condition of the Petersburg market, Hairston and Wilson's accounts with these merchants, and the latest political news. There are also many financial papers for this period consisting of accounts for goods bought by Peter Wilson and Peter Hairston, some for large quantities of merchandise for their stores and others for smaller quantities of merchandise bought for plantation or personal use. Together they show patterns of buying and selling between both Wilson and Hairston and various general and commission merchants in Lynchburg, Richmond, and Petersburg, Va. Included among the financial papers are bills of sale for slave purchases by Peter Wilson and Peter Hairston.

The papers from 1814 to 1832 are principally those of Peter Hairston (1752-1832) and his nephews, Robert Hairston (1783-1852) and Samuel Hairston (1788-1875), the sons of George and Elizabeth (Perkins) Letcher Hairston. The papers are almost entirely business correspondence and financial and legal papers of the three men. Among the business correspondence are letters to Peter Hairston from his daughter Ruth Stoval (Hairston) Wilson about the management of her plantation following Peter Wilson's death in 1813 until her marriage to Robert Hairston around 1816. There are also letters to Samuel, Robert, and Peter Hairston from Lynchburg, Petersburg, and Richmond, Va., and Fayetteville, N.C., merchants. All three men produced large quantities of tobacco and sold it through commission merchants in Lynchburg while Peter Hairston sold his flour and cotton in the Fayetteville market. Also included are five letters in 1832 from R. H. Toler, William M. Rives, R. R. Gurley, and John McPhail to Robert Hairston about the American Colonization Society and the manumission of six of Hairston's slaves who were sent to Liberia. The majority of the legal papers are related to the case of Robert Hairston v. Joel, Elisha, and William Estes, a suit concerning the sale of Robert Hairston's tobacco through the Estes commission business, which appears to have lasted from 1818 to 1829. Additional legal papers consist of bills of sale for slave purchases, deeds for land purchases, property tax payments, and jailers' bills for keeping runaway slaves. The financial papers for this period are chiefly Samuel, Robert, and Peter Hairston's accounts with Lynchburg, Petersburg, Richmond, and Fayetteville merchants for their crop sales and for general merchandise. There are also receipts for tobacco hauled to these markets, doctors' bills for attending to slaves, and bills for construction in 1823 of the Oak Hill home of Samuel Hairston. Miscellaneous material includes minutes of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association, 1825-1829.

The papers from 1833 to 1880 are principally those of Samuel Hairston (1788-1875), Robert Hairston (1783-1852), Ruth Stoval (Hairston) Wilson Hairston (1783-1869), and Peter Wilson Hairston (1819-1886). Most of the papers from 1833 to 1860 are business correspondence and financial papers. These papers include letters, bills, and receipts from numerous Danville, Lynchburg, Petersburg, and Richmond, Va., merchants about the sale of tobacco, cotton, wheat, and flour crops; merchandise the Hairstons ordered; and occasional political news. Much of the personal correspondence from 1833 to 1860 is that of Peter Wilson Hairston, with earlier correspondence pertaining to student life at the University of North Carolina and the University of Virginia and later correspondence concerning plantation management. From 1860 to 1865, there are few items, mostly letters from Peter Wilson Hairston to Samuel Hairston concerning the management of Cooleemee Plantation and scattered letters to Samuel Hairston from Confederate soldiers and officers concerning, respectively, gifts of money for their families and the purchasing of crops for the troops. From 1866 to 1880, there are primarily financial papers consisting of bills and receipts for general merchandise bought by Samuel Hairston and Ruth Stoval (Hairston) Wilson Hairston from Danville, Va., merchants and from Herbert Hairston, Peter Wilson Hairston's business partner in Baltimore, Md., and accounts of tenants at Royal Oak and Brierfield farms. Miscellaneous material includes minutes, 1833-1868, of the Mayo Baptist Association, the County Line Baptist Association, and the Staunton River Baptist Association.

The papers from 1881 to 1928, comprising about one-fourth of the Wilson and Hairston Papers, consist primarily of the professional and personal correspondence of Alfred Varley Sims (1864-1944), husband of Ruth (Hairston) Sims (1863-1936). During Sims's early life, 1881-1894, the papers are mainly the professional correspondence between himself and the employees of the following railroads: the Atlantic and Danville Railway Company; the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad Company; the Utah, Nevada and California Company; and the Utah and Los Angeles Air Line Railway Company. Related to this business correspondence are estimates and accounts for work and materials used in railroad construction.

From 1895 to 1904, Alfred Varley Sims taught engineering at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, only occasionally returning to Virginia during the summers to manage Berry Hill. Approximately three-fourths of the correspondence for this period is letters from his overseers about management of Berry Hill. Personal correspondence from 1895 to 1904 includes letters, telegrams, and eulogies written by and to numerous people about the death of Charles Schaeffer, president of the University. Schaeffer was a close associate of Alfred Varley Sims, who may have headed a memorial committee for Schaeffer.

In 1904, after Sims's resignation from the State University of Iowa, there are letters between William Sowden Sims (1858-1936), brother of Alfred Varley Sims; Charles Page Perin, a New York consulting engineer; and Alfred Varley Sims about his chances for an engineering position with the Knickerbocker Trust Company of New York. William Sims served as a naval aide to President Theodore Roosevelt (1908-1909), served on the staff and was president of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. (1911-1913, 1916, 1919-1922), and commanded the United States Fleet in European waters (1917-1918).

From 1905 to 1908, Alfred Varley Sims lived in Guantanamo, Cuba, while serving as chief engineer and general manager of the Cuba Eastern Railroad Company. While working for the Cuba Eastern Railroad Company, Sims also assisted the other numerous subsidiary companies of the Knickerbocker Trust Company: the Cuba Hardwood Company, the Cuba Exploration Company, the Northeastern Cuba Railroad Company, the Guantanamo City Land and Development Company, the La Maya Valley Land and Improvement Company, the Confluente Sugar Company, and the Havana Post Publishing Company. There is detailed correspondence between Alfred Varley Sims and officers of these companies. In 1907, several of the subsidiary companies were consolidated under the Fidelity Commercial and Trading Company, and there is much correspondence between Sims and officers of this holding company. Some of the Cuba correspondence is in Spanish, but most of the items have accompanying translations. In the fall of 1908, Sims left the Cuba Eastern Railroad Company because he was angered over mismanagement charges against him. At the end of 1908, there is an important cover letter referring to Sims's defense of himself. Personal correspondence, from 1905 to 1908, includes letters between J. D. Sutliffe and Sims detailing farm management; letters to Sims and his wife from Danville, Va., real estate agents about maintenance of her property; and numerous letters from Sims to American automobile, furniture, and bobbin companies. In 1908, Sims was looking for additional income and wrote these companies to interest them in purchasing Cuban wood.

From 1909 to 1916, Alfred Varley Sims lived in Virginia and personally managed Berry Hill farm. Most of the correspondence is from Sims to numerous manufacturers about new farm products he ordered; from Sims to J. D. Setliffe and later R. H. Ross, another manager of Berry Hill, about farm management; from Sims to prospective tenants; to Sims from wheat and corn mills in Danville, Va.; and from Sims to the Superintendent of the Danville and Western Railroad about the building of a depot near Berry Hill. Although Sims was not employed with the Cuba Eastern Railroad Company after 1908, he continued to be embroiled in its sister companies' problems. F. C. Walcott and R. D. Evans wrote Sims about the legal cases concerning the Cuban companies and his testimony. Writing to a New York tailor on 12 December 1909, Sims told the tailor he was unable to pay his bill and was considering declaring bankruptcy. From 1908 Sims had been receiving warning notices about the thousands of dollars he and his wife owed on stocks. There is also correspondence between Sims and Henry J. Boekelman of the Concrete Construction and Realty Company of New York, later called the Boekelman Construction Company. This correspondence begins in 1910 and continues until 1914. Boekelman possibly served as a broker for some of the Cuban companies Sims worked with from 1905 to 1908. Boekelman solicited Sims's help in the selling of the Cuba Eastern Railroad Company and possibly other sister companies. For much of 1914, Sims lived in London, England, attempting to interest English concerns with the purchase. Sims also maintained correspondence with his brother, William Sims, about topics such as United States naval power, William Sims's command of the U.S.S. Minnesota, and his year as a naval aide to President Roosevelt.

From 1917 to 1928, there are scattered correspondence and receipts. Sims, in 1917, moved to New York City, N.Y., to work as an independent civil engineer, and his correspondence primarily consists of letters between himself and C. L. Finney about Berry Hill farm management; between himself and various Virginia merchants about his tenants' accounts and crops; and letters from his brother, William Sims, particularly about his service as special naval representative and observer to Great Britain and his travels in Ireland, England, and France.

Undated papers are arranged roughly by type in the following order: correspondence, slave lists, financial papers, legal papers, genealogical papers, writings, and miscellaneous papers. Under correspondence,letters written by individual Wilsons and Hairstons are filed first, then there is undated correspondence according to century, including the papers of Alfred Varley Sims.

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1978 finding aid #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 1a

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1751-1789 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 1b-8

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1790-1794 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 9-18

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1795-1798 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 19-28

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1799-1800 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 29-35

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1801-1803 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 36-44

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1804-1807 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 45-57

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1812-1813 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 70-75

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1814-1817 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 76-84

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1818-1820 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 85-92

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1821-1823 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 93-100

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1824-1826 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 101-110

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1827-1829 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 111-121

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1830-1833 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 122-129

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1834-1837 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 130-136

Digital version: Letter from Peter W. Hairston to Ruth S. Hairston, 3 February 1835

Documenting the American South

Digital version: Letter from Alpheus Jones to Peter W. Hairston, 23 October 1837

Documenting the American South

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1838-1840 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 137-145

Digital version: Letter from Alpheus Jones to Peter W. Hairston, 9 May 1838

Documenting the American South

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1841-1844 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 146-153

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1845-1849 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 154-162

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1850-1853 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 163-174

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1854-1857 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 175-186

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1858-1864 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 187-197

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1865-1885 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 198-218

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1886-1894 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 219-230

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1895-1900 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 231-240

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1901-1904 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 241-250

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1905-1907 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 251-263

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January 1908-June 1908 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 264-272

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July 1908-March 1909 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 273-282

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April 1909-December 1909 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 283-293

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January 1910-August 1910 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 294-301

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September 1910-April 1911 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 302-311

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May 1911-1912 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 312-325

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1913-1916 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 326-341

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1917-1928 and undated #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 342-366

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Undated #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 367-385

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Genealogical notes, February 1909 #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 386

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Genealogical notes, undated #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 387-388

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Miscellaneous writings, undated #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 389

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Miscellaneous papers, undated #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 390-393

Primarily consists of crop lists, property lists, memoranda, recipes, and cures.

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Miscellaneous engineering papers of Alfred Varley Sims, undated #04134, Series: "1. Family Papers, 1751-1928 and undated." Folder 394-395

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated.

215 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Processing Note: See also addition of 1979.

Volumes 1-26, covering the years 1780-1828, are accounts of general merchandise such as groceries, rum, hardware, dry goods, writing supplies, and china mainly purchased on credit. The name of Peter Hairston appears in most of the volumes. Joseph Winston was a business partner of Peter Hairston, February 1785-December 1785, and Winston's name appears in the volumes for 1785. Hairston operated a general merchandise store and a blacksmithing ship at Sauratown, his plantation in Surry County, later Stokes County, N.C. In addition to the general merchandise accounts, the store books list slaves, livestock, crops, and land, all bought and sold by Peter Hairston. The volumes are of three principal types: the daybook, an informal chronological record of transactions that later may have been transferred to journals and ledgers, listing articles purchased, person making purchases, and amount owed; the ledger, a formal record of transactions arranged by name of purchaser, listing purchases or only amount charged for a day or month; and the shop book, a daybook listing blacksmithing work performed, person requesting the service, and amount owed. Enclosures for the store books include lists of livestock or crop sales, lists of names, and correspondence about the plantation, accounts, and crops.

Volumes 27-53, covering the years 1790-1817, are accounts of general merchandise such as groceries, rum, hardware, dry goods, writing supplies, and china. Peter Wilson's name and Rockingham County appears on most of these volumes. Wilson, in partnership with his father John of Pittsylvania County, Va., ran a general merchandise store in Rockingham County, N.C. Enclosures for these volumes include a tobacco account, a clothing account for Mead and William Wilson, orphans of Peter Wilson, deceased (not the Peter Wilson of Volumes 27-53), list of money owed and paid to persons listed, and correspondence requesting merchandise or authorizing transfer of merchandise.

Volumes 54-112, covering the years 1773-1857, are memo books. The format of these books is informal, most entries are not dated, or, if dated, are not in chronological order, and most of the books belonged to Peter Hairston or Peter Wilson. In his memo book, Peter Hairston made brief notes of Sauratown store accounts that he later transferred to ordered account books. His memo books also list crops, livestock, travel expenses, money borrowed and lent by him, and tax payments. Hairston owned several plantations in Stokes and Pittsylvania counties, such as Royal Oak, Bostick Lower Place, Upper Place, Muddy Creek, Terrell's Place, Bradley's Place, Town Place, and Smith's Place, and the memo books contain information about them. In his memo book, Peter Wilson noted some store accounts from his general merchandise business that he later transferred to ordered account books. He listed general merchandise to purchase in Petersburg, Va., for his stock and for specific people, travel expenses, cash payments for his store goods, cash lent by and paid to Wilson, and legal settlements of store accounts. In addition, Wilson listed various persons' tobacco crops possibly transported to market and marketed by him or received as payment for store accounts. Peter Wilson also owned several plantations such as Berry Hill, Brierfield, and Goose Pond. Certain memo books list crops, livestock, and tools from his plantations. Enclosures for the memo books include correspondence about plantation matters, lists of livestock and tools on various plantations, tobacco accounts, lists of tobacco crops, and a copy of a receipt for purchase of a slave girl (Volume 98).

Volumes 113-134, covering the years 1780-1891, are of various types as indicated.

Volumes 135-156, covering the years 1884-1919, are correspondence and memo books of Alfred Varley Sims, professor, civil engineer, and husband of Ruth Hairston Sims. Also included are farm accounts and labor records for Berry Hill, Brierfield, and Royal Oak farms; such volumes were kept by or for Alfred Varley Sims by farm managers or tenants. Harden Hairston's name appears in some of these volumes. He was the agent for the estate of Agnes J. P. Hairston and probably assisted his sister, Mrs. Alfred Varley Sims, in managing her portion of the inheritance. Enclosures include bills for general merchandise, lists of crops, and agreements, and correspondence about farm matters from the engineering career of Alfred Varley Sims.

Volumes 157-163, covering the years 1859-1909, are of various types as indicated. These volumes were an addition to the Wilson and Hairston Papers as of 17 April 1978.

Railroad Engineering Volumes 1-44, covering the years 1889-1903, consist of level books, field books, transit books, and notebooks from Alfred Varley Sims's civil engineering work for railroad companies.

Folder 396

Volume 1, 1780-1788 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 396

Ledger/daybook, Surry County, N.C. The first half of the volume is a ledger with detailed entries of general merchandise and the second half of the volume is a daybook.

Folder 397

Volume 2, 1785-1787 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 397

Ledger, Surry County, N.C., with alphabetical index. 186 p.

Folder 398

Volume 3, 22 February 1785-1 March 1785 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 398

Daybook, Surry County, N.C.,(portion of a daybook whose entries have been transferred to Volume 4).

Folder 399

Volume 4, 22 February 1785-13 July 1785 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 399

Daybook, Surry County, N.C.

Folder 400

Volume 5, 24 May 1785-28 July 1785 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 400

Daybook possibly of Peter Hairston, Surry County, N.C.

Folder 401

Volume 6, 20 September 1785-28 October 1785 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 401

Daybook possibly of Peter Hairston, Surry County, N.C.

Folder 402

Volume 7, 13 December 1785-30 June 1786 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 402

Daybook of Surry County, N.C., including a copy of a bond on the first page.

Folder 403

Volume 8, 1786-1790 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 403

Ledger possibly of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., with an alphabetical index on front inside cover.

Folder 404

Volume 9, 2 April 1786-9 October 1786 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 404

Daybook, Surry County, N.C.

Folder 405

Volume 10, 28 June 1786-28 October 1786 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 405

Daybook, Surry County, N.C.

Folder 406

Volume 11, 25 December 1786-10 February 1787, 1788 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 406

Daybook of Peter Hairston, Surry County, N.C., and ciphering book/daybook of Nicholas Perkins.

Folder 407

Volume 12, 1787-1793 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 407

Ledger, Stokes County, N.C., including undated enclosures. 111 p.

Folder 408

Volume 13, 12 February 1787-12 June 1787 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 408

Daybook, Surry County, N.C. 43 p.

Folder 409

Volume 14, March 1787-March 1792 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 409

Shop book of Peter Hairston and James Rea, Surry County, N.C.

Folder 410

Volume 15, 12 June 1787-25 August 1787 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 410

Daybook, Surry County, N.C. 78 p.

Folder 411

Volume 16, 5 November 1788-30 October 1792 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 411

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C. 501 p.

Folder 412

Volume 17, 4 December 1789-8 October 1791 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 412

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C.

Folder 413

Volume 18, 26 October 1791-3 November 1792 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 413

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C.

Folder 414

Volume 19, 5 November 1792-2 March 1793 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 414

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C.

Folder 415

Volume 20, 13 March 1793-5 October 1793 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 415

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C.

Folder 416

Volume 21, 16 November 1793-2 November 1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 416

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C., which also includes enclosures dated 6 May 1795 and undated. 327 p.

Folder 417

Volume 22, 24 October 1795-1 December 1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 417

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C., possibly kept for Ruth Hairston.

Folder 418

Volume 23, 25 November 1795-December 1797 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 418

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C. 132 p.

Folder 419

Volume 24, 16 January 1798-8 June 1805 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 419

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C., 334 p. of daybook entries, 13 p. of memoranda at end of volume, and one enclosure dated 5 March 1802.

Folder 420

Volume 25, 31 August 1805-22 July 1814 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 420

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C., which also includes enclosures dated 1803, 1814-1827, and undated.

Folder 421

Volume 26, 22 July 1814-3 January 1828 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 421

Daybook, Stokes County, N.C., which also includes enclosures dated 1803, 1814-1827, and undated.

Folder 422

Volume 27, 21 November 1790-September 1798 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 422

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C. 547 p.

Folder 423

Volume 28, 22 May 1792-12 December 1793 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 423

Invoice, Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 424

Volume 29, 8 June 1792-11 June 1793 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 424

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C. 340 p.

Folder 425

Volume 30, 8 June 1792-24 April 1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 425

Journal A, Rockingham County, N.C. 553 p.

Folder 426

Volume 31, 9 June 1792-24 November 1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 426

Cashbook of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 427

Volume 32, 14 December 1792-11 September 1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 427

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 428

Volume 33, 11 June 1793-24 May 1794 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 428

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C. 373 p.

Folder 429

Volume 34, 28 October 1793-? #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 429

"Peter Wilson's Index to Shop Book," Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 430

Volume 35, 29 May 1794-5 July 1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 430

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C. 354 p.

Folder 431

Volume 36, September 1794 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 431

List of Debts (owed to the store), Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 432

Volume 37, April 1795-August 1798 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 432

Ledger B possibly of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., which contains an alphabetical index. 275 p.

Folder 433

Volume 38, 2 April 1795-25 August 1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 433

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 434

Volume 39, 25 April 1795-31 August 1798 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 434

Journal B, Rockingham County, N.C., which also contains an enclosure dated 29 November 1802. 561 p.

Folder 435

Volume 40, 6 July 1795-November 1796 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 435

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C. 480 p.

Folder 436

Volume 41, 19 August 1795-5 October 1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 436

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 437

Volume 42, 10 December 1795-10 June 1797 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 437

Cashbook, Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 438

Volume 43, 23 January 1796-21 February 1797 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 438

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 439

Volume 44, 16 June 1796-14 August 1800 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 439

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 440

Volume 45, 12 June 1797-16 August 1799 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 440

Cashbook of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 441

Volume 46, September 1798-October 1801 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 441

Ledger C possibly of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., which contains an alphabetical index. 227 p.

Folder 442

Volume 47, 1 September 1798-31 August 1799 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 442

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C. 390 p.

Folder 443

Volume 48, 1 September 1798-7 December 1801 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 443

Journal C, Rockingham County, N.C. 420 p.

Folder 444

Volume 49, 1 September 1799-30 August 1800 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 444

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C. 440 p.

Folder 445

Volume 50, 1 September 1800-18 February 1805 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 445

Daybook, Rockingham County, N.C., with one page of entries labelled Pittsylvania County, 12 July 1809, and an undated enclosure.

Folder 446

Volume 51, May 1801-May 1802, February 1803-15 September 1817 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 446

Invoice, May 1801-May 1802, Rockingham County, N.C., listing general merchandise bought from various Petersburg, Va. merchants.

Ledger, February 1803-October 1815, Rockingham County, N.C., listing customers who paid store accounts by performing specialized services. Entries after December 1813 were made by Peter Hairston, administrator of Peter Wilson's estate.

Daybook of Peter Wilson, deceased, 12 March 1814-15 September 1817, Rockingham and Pittsylvania counties. Contains settled accounts for the estate of Wilson and amounts paid for the various matters for Ruth Stoval Wilson and enclosures dated 1808-1815. Wilson's permanent address was in Pittsylvania County, Va., where his wife resided.

Folder 447

Volume 52, 1802 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 447

List of Debts, Rockingham County, N.C., and an undated enclosure.

Folder 448

Volume 53, 1802 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 448

List of Debts, Rockingham County, N.C.

Folder 449

Volume 54, 1773, 1778-1779 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 449

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing money owed and lent, corn crop, and taxes.

Folder 450

Volume 55, 1776-1777 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 450

Memo book of Peter Hairston, kept for military matters by Lieutenant Hairston. There are lists of guns, blankets, dry goods, and groceries purchased by or for enlisted personnel.

Folder 451

Volume 56, 1777 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 451

Memo book of Peter Hairston, kept for military matters by Captain Hairston, similar to Volume 55.

Folder 452

Volume 57, 1780 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 452

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing cattle purchases.

Folder 453

Volume 58, 1781-1782 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 453

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Henry County, Va., similar to Volume 57.

Folder 454

Volume 59, 1782-1785, 1791 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 454

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing travel expenses, cattle, crops, and legal accounts for writs, executions, and summons.

Folder 455

Volume 60, 1783 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 455

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Surry County, N.C., listing store accounts.

Folder 456

Volume 61, 1784 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 456

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing cattle sold, travel expenses and transactions in Petersburg, Va., money lent, and transactions done for George Hairston by Peter Hairston.

Folder 457

Volume 62, 1784-1785 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 457

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Surry County, N.C., listing payments on Sauratown accounts, payment of the 1783 tax (Henry County, Va.), weights of inspected tobacco, and tobacco sent to Petersburg, Va.

Folder 458

Volume 63, 1784-1789, 1791, 1793 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 458

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing livestock sold in Petersburg, Va., store goods bought in Petersburg, Va., slave purchases, tenants' crops, and 1783 tax payments.

Folder 459

Volume 64, 1785 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 459

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Surry County, N.C., listing different people's tobacco crops; cash and beef transactions of Winston and Hairston, partners

Folder 460

Volume 65, 1785, 1795-1798, 1801-1806 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 460

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing tobacco, general merchandise, debts owed by certain estates, and a plot to kill his cattle.

Folder 461

Volume 66, 1788-1818 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 461

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing his tenants' crops, livestock, tools, and court costs for judgments; a ledger for his accounts with Petersburg, Va., merchants; and enclosures dated 1800, 1805, and undated.

Folder 462

Volume 67, 1789 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 462

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing cattle.

Folder 463

Volume 68, 1790-1803 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 463

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing tenants' crops; also, enclosures, dating 1784-1804, includes tobacco lists and legal papers.

Folder 464

Volume 69, 1790-1805 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 464

List of names possibly created by Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., is not identified as to its purpose; possibly it is a list of persons on credit with him or an index to a formal volume.

Folder 465

Volume 70, 1791 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 465

Memo book possibly of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing an account owed and certification of Rober Williams as acting clerk of court.

Folder 466

Volume 71, September 1793 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 466

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing travel expenses, livestock and tobacco crops of various people, and cash lent.

Folder 467

Volume 72, 1794-1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 467

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing judgments and executions that John Fields, Alexander Joyce, and John Oliver must collect.

Folder 468

Volume 73, 1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 468

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing travel expenses, debts owed and paid by Wilson, cash accounts, and tobacco crops.

Folder 469

Volume 74, 1795-1796 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 469

Memo book possibly of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing general merchandise to be purchased for store stock, payments for bonds and judgments, and accounts owed to the store.

Folder 470

Volume 75, 1796-1797 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 470

Memo book of John Wilson, Pittsylvania County, N.C., listing cash lent and general merchandise accounts.

Folder 471

Volume 76, 1797 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 471

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing general merchandise possibly to be purchased for store stock, tobacco crops, and payment to Buchanan and Dunlop of Petersburg for general merchandise.

Folder 472

Volume 77, Fall 1797 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 472

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., similar to Volume 76.

Folder 473

Volume 78, Fall 1798 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 473

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing general merchandise, cash accounts, and transport of tobacco to Petersburg, Va. Also, an enclosure dated 5 November 1798.

Folder 474

Volume 79, 1798, 1801-1802, 1804-1805 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 474

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing general merchandise, legal notes, bonds, judgments, and cash and corn lent by Wilson. Also, enclosures date 8 November 1802 and undated.

Folder 475

Volume 80, Spring 1799 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 475

Memo book possibly of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing general merchandise, cash lent and paid to him, and tobacco crops.

Folder 476

Volume 81, Fall 1799 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 476

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing goods needed by various people, general merchandise, and tobacco crops.

Folder 477

Volume 82, 1799-1800 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 477

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing money received from executions, tobacco crops, and tasks needed to be performed by various people.

Folder 478

Volume 83, 1800 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 478

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing money lent and tobacco crops. This book may have been kept by Josephus Conn.

Folder 479

Volume 84, Spring 1800 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 479

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing tobacco crops transported by him, goods to be purchased in Petersburg, Va., and mention of three runaway slaves.

Folder 480

Volume 85, 1800-1801 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 480

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing persons having paid him at certain court terms and distance from Sauratown to other locations.

Folder 481

Volume 86, 1801-1802 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 481

Memo book of Thomas Bouldin and Company, Henry County, Va., listing general merchandise; possibly Peter Wilson bought goods from Bouldin, had a partnership with this company, or used it as an accounting firm.

Folder 482

Volume 87, 1801-1803 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 482

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing individuals and amounts owed on bonds, notes, and store accounts. Thomas Bouldin and Company kept this book.

Folder 483

Volume 88, 1801, 1810-1819 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 483

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing flax and cotton grown by his tenants.

Folder 484

Volume 89, 23 October 1801 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 484

Memo book of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing tobacco sent to Petersburg, Va., goods to be purchases (or purchased for various family members), and a home remedy.

Folder 485

Volume 90, Spring 1803 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 485

Memo book possibly of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing cattle and hogs.

Folder 486

Volume 91, 1806-1809 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 486

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing livestock and tools from Bostick Place, Quentinoke, and Old Town plantations.

Folder 487

Volume 92, 1806-1807, 1809-1811, 1814-1816 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 487

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing money owed and paid by him, tobacco crops of two tenants, and money borrowed by Peter Wilson.

Folder 488

Volume 93, 1807 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 488

Memo book possibly of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing goods purchased for family members and goods purchased by various people; also includes an undated enclosure.

Folder 489

Volume 94, 1810, 1813-1815, 1817 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 489

Memo book possibly of Peter Wilson, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing livestock, crops, and tools at Berry Hill, Brierfield, and Goose Pond plantations.

Folder 490

Volume 95, 1812-1814, 1817-1818 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 490

Memo book possibly of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing cattle and pork purchases, sale of Sauratown lots, and financial transactions among Peter Hairston, Samuel Hairston, George Hairston, and Robert Hairston.

Folder 491

Volume 96, 1812, 1815-1818, 1820 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 491

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing livestock, tools, and clothes given out to slaves on his plantations; also includes enclosures dated 1812, 1816-1818.

Folder 492

Volume 97, 1816-1821 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 492

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing livestock on various plantations; also includes one enclosure dated 7 January 1817.

Folder 493

Volume 98, 1817-1830 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 493

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing livestock, tools, crops, and slaves at various plantations; also includes enclosures dated 1826, 1830, and undated. This book probably was kept by Joseph Terry, a tenant.

Folder 494

Volume 99, 1817-1853 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 494

Memo book possibly of Robert Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing legal transactions at court, crops made on various plantations, lists of slave births, and money owed and paid to Robert Hairston by Samuel and George Hairston; also includes enclosures dated 16 November 1819 and undated; one enclosure is a copy of Thomas Ruffin's opinion in a legal matter between Joel Estes et al. and W. S. Hairston.

Folder 495

Volume 100, 1820-1832 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 495

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing livestock, hides, and wool reported by various tenants; also includes enclosures dated 1820-1821, 1830, and 1832.

Folder 496

Volume 101, 1821-1825 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 496

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing cotton and flax crops of his tenants and dry goods given out to slaves; also includes enclosures, dated 1820-1823, 1825, and letters from relatives and tenants.

Folder 497

Volume 102, 1822-1827 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 497

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing cattle at various plantations.

Folder 498

Volume 103, 1823 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 498

Memo book possibly of Robert Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing travel expenses, purchases in Petersburg, Va., and hogs sold.

Folder 499

Volume 104, 1825 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 499

Memo book of Robert Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing weights and numbers of hogs sold and money owed to him.

Folder 500

Volume 105, 1827-1837 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 500

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing tobacco and cotton crops from various plantations and large amounts of clothing possibly for slaves.

Folder 501

Volume 106, 1828-1832 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 501

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing cattle and sheep at his plantation; also includes one enclosure dated 11 November 1830.

Folder 502

Volume 107, 1831-1832, 1834 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 502

Memo book of Robert and Ruth Hairston listing iron purchased by Robert Hairston; clothing and slaves in Stokes County, N.C., recorded by Ruth Hairston in 1832.

Folder 503

Volume 108, 1831-1837 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 503

Memo book of Peter Hairston, Stokes County, N.C., listing wool to be spun, various tenants' cotton crops, and clothing for slaves. After his death in 1832 this book was kept by administrators of his estate.

Folder 504

Volume 109, 1840-1842 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 504

Memo book of Peter Wilson Hairston listing his travels on business to Sauratown, travel expenses, tobacco made at Sauratown in 1841, and distances from Oak Hill plantation to places in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Folder 505

Volume 110, 1857 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 505

Memo book possibly of Ruth Wilson Hairston, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing tobacco (possibly from Brierfield) sold to W. B. Millener and a purchase by Robert Hairston in December 1839.

Folder 506

Volume 111, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 506

Memo book possibly of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing iron bought for making axes and nails; and store accounts for general merchandise.

Folder 507

Volume 112, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 507

Memo book possibly of Peter Wilson, Rockingham County, N.C., listing general merchandise, instructions on how to kill grubs, and an appointment for John Fields to show land to two persons.

Folder 508

Volume 113, August 1780-November 1780 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 508

Legal account book of Peter Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing accounts owed for legal writs and summons served by Hairston (possibly acting as deputy sheriff).

Folder 509

Volume 114, 1781-22 April 1783 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 509

1781 tax list of Peter Hairston, Henry County, Va., one entry dated 1782, and note dated 22 April 1783 to Hairston concerning the 1781 tax list.

Folder 510

Volume 115, 1782 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 510

Tax ledger of Peter Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing name of person owing 1782 taxes (e.g., tobacco and corn taxes) and amount owed and paid; also includes an undated enclosure containing a list of names, unidentified as to purpose.

Folder 511

Volume 116, 1782 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 511

Tax list of sheriff, Henry County, Va., only listing persons owing "the Specific Tax" and amount owed.

Folder 512

Volume 117, 1782 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 512

Tax list of Peter or Robert Hairston, Henry County, Va., primarily listing only names and amount owed; other entries indicate land tax owed.

Folder 513

Volume 118, 1783 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 513

Execution book of Peter Hairston (deputy sheriff) or Robert Hairston (sheriff), Henry County, Va., listing name of person owing 1783 taxes and tax (e.g., land tax, property tax, parish levy) owed and paid; also includes undated enclosures including a memo of money owed by various people.

Folder 514

Volume 119, 21 September 1784-29 January 1785 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 514

Tax list of Peter or Robert Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing date, name of person, amount owed and paid. There is no indication of why amounts are owed.

Folder 515

Volume 120, 25 May 1795-October 1801 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 515

Account book of John Wilson and Son (Peter Wilson), Rockingham County, N.C., listing a general merchandise account of Thomas Henderson. This account may be the settling of Henderson's account with John Wilson and Son, because John Wilson and Peter Wilson dissolved their partnership as of 15 May 1801.

Folder 516

Volume 121, June 1795-July 1795 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 516

Ciphering book of Ruth Stoval Hairston, used to learn dry measures, liquid measures, multiplication, subtraction, and other mathematical problems related to the sale of merchandise.

Folder 517

Volume 122, August 1798-November 1798 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 517

Ciphering book of Augustin Hewlett, probably used in the same function as Volume 121; also includes copies of legal documents concerning Hewlett dated 1798 and 1805.

Folder 518

Volume 123, 12 March 1802-15 June 1815 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 518

Account book of Peter Hairston, administrator, regarding the estate of Peter Wilson. This volume contains a listing of general merchandise and its price owed to John Wilson.

Folder 519

Volume 124, December 1811-14 November 1817 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 519

Daybook of Peter Hairston, administrator, regarding the estate of Peter Wilson. This volume lists accounts owed and paid by Hairston to various people for general merchandise, school tuition, tobacco crops, taxes, and rent.

Folder 520

Volume 125, December 1811-11 June 1821 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 520

Daybook of Peter Hairston, administrator, regarding the estate of Peter Wilson. This volume is similar in content to Volume 124.

Folder 521

Volume 126, December 1813 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 521

Funeral sermon for Peter Wilson, deceased 21 December 1813; also includes notice of Alcey Hairston, mother-in-law of Peter Wilson, deceased 23 December 1813.

Folder 522

Volume 127, 1817-1839 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 522

Law notebook of Peter Wilson Hairston, a law student at the University of Virginia during this time.

Folder 523

Volume 128, 30 December 1841-29 November 1850 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 523

Account book of Samuel Hairston, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing the account of Robert Hairston, Henry County, Va., paid by Samuel Hairston listing general merchandise, midwife fees, purchase of slaves, and taxes.

Folder 524

Volume 129, 1884-1886, 1889, 1891 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 524

Charter and Minute Book for the Virginia Real Estate Investment Company of Harden Hairston, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing shareholders with the number and value of shares owned; also includes enclosures, 1889-1891, listing stockholders in this company and minutes of the meetings of stockholders and directors.

Folder 525

Volume 130, 21 October 1890, 23 May 1891 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 525

Stock Certificates of the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad Company of Harden Hairston, Pittsylvania County, Va. Enclosures include a list of stockholders with the number of shares owned (undated) and a House Bill of the Virginia Legislature incorporating this railroad, 3 March 1884.

Folder 526

Volume 131, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 526

Invoice of Thomas Bouldin and Company, Henry County, Va. In 1801, Thomas Bouldin and Company went into business with Peter Wilson and this invoice indicates general merchandise stocked at a store jointly owned in Henry County.

Folder 527

Volume 132, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 527

Sermon or speech denouncing lawyers, especially as political representatives.

Folder 528

Volume 133, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 528

Tax list of Peter Hairston, Henry County, Va., for corn taxes, county parish levies, tobacco levies, and possibly other amounts owed; listing name, amount owed, and whether paid.

Folder 529

Volume 134, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 529

Tax list of Colonel Archibald Hughes (sheriff), Henry County, Va., listing name and three unlabelled payments.

Folder 530

Volume 135, 1884-1891 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 530

Ledger, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing farm accounts for Berry Hill and Royal Oak, including accounts with various tenants (for work performed; borrowed funds; taxes; and corn, wheat, and oats purchased from Alfred Varley Sims's managers) and lists of crops for 1884-1885, 1888; also includes enclosures dated 1884-1893. 96 p.

Folder 531

Volume 136, 1889 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 531

Memo book, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing expenses of a New York City trip, addresses, names of books, and mileage between different places.

Folder 532

Volume 137, 1890-1900 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 532

Letterpress book, Pittsylvania County, Va., containing Alfred Varley Sims's correspondence as General Manager of the Danville and Southwest Construction Company about engineering consulting services, farm matters, and professorial duties at the State University of Iowa. There is no material concerning Cuban railroads. 478 p.

Folder 533

Volume 138, 1890-1901 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 533

Letterpress book, Pittsylvania County, Va., similar to Volume 137. 487 p.; also includes an undated enclosure.

Folder 534

Volume 139, 1892-1898, 1915-1917 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 534

Ledger, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing farm accounts for Berry Hill, Brierfield, and Royal Oak, including accounts of various tenants (for work performed; borrowed funds; and fertilizer and food supplies purchased from the managers), accounts of the managers of the farms, and lists of wheat, corn, and tobacco crops; alphabetical index. 358 p.; also includes enclosures dated 1900-1916.

Folder 535

Volume 140, 1901-1903 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 535

Letterpress book, Iowa City, Iowa, containing correspondence of Alfred Varley Sims as a professor at the State University of Iowa. Index. 490 p.; also includes enclosures, 1 September 1899, 20 April 1904, and undated.

Folder 536

Volume 141, 1902-1903 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 536

Engineering paper of Rufus C. Choate, Iowa City, Iowa, possibly done under the supervision of Professor Alfred V. Sims at the State University of Iowa.

Folder 537

Volume 142, 9 April 1908 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 537

"Comments and Corrections of Report of Messrs. Van Etten and McAdoo Dated April 9, 1908 on the Cuba Eastern, Northeastern Cuba, Cuba Eastern Terminal Co. and Eastern Railway of Cuba Made by Alfred Varley Sims to Mr. F. C. Walcott and attorneys R. S. Huse and C. B. Crane," Guantanamo, Cuba.

Folder 538

Volume 143, 13 January 1910-31 October 1910 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 538

Account book, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing cash owed and received by R. H. Ross and J. D. Setliffe, managers at different of Berry Hill farm and possibly other farms.

Folder 539

Volume 144, 1 November 1910-2 December 1910 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 539

Labor records of Berry Hill farm, Pittsylvania County, Va., kept by R. H. Ross, listing hours worked and tasks performed of the following tenants: Tom Bufford, George Lawrence, Willie Lawrence, Will Lloyd, Will Moore, Lee Roberson, and R. H. Ross.

Folder 540a-540b

Volume 145, 24 November 1910-18 January 1919 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 540a-540b

Labor records of Berry Hill farm, Pittsylvania County, Va., kept by R. H. Ross, listing hours worked and tasks performed of 30 tenants/laborers.

Folder 541

Volume 146, 3 January 1911-31 December 1912 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 541

Account book of Berry Hill farm, Pittsylvania County, Va., kept by R. H. Ross, listing cash owed and received for crops, livestock, lumber, labor, and groceries.

Folder 542

Volume 147, 6 February 1911-24 March 1911 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 542

Memo book, Pittsylvania County, listing money owed and received for fodder and lumber; names and addresses; and including several enclosures about lumber dated 27 January 1911-8 July 1911.

Folder 543

Volume 148, 1912 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 543

Memo book of R. H. Ross, manager, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing one deposit in Virginia State Bank and crops of various tenants.

Folder 544

Volume 149, 27 May 1913-29 June 1916 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 544

Account book, New York, N.Y., listing mostly cash paid out for food, clothes, newspapers, transportation, etc.

Folder 545

Volume 150, 17 September 1916-2 March 1918 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 545

Memo book, New York, N.Y., listing mostly cash paid out for daily needs as in Volume 149; also includes a listing of liquid measurements, events in English history, poetry, and a travel account in New Jersey.

Folder 546

Volume 151, 1918 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 546

Notebook, New York, N.Y., with 15 lessons about car parts and maintenance; also includes an undated enclosure.

Folder 547

Volume 152, 1 February 1919-30 September 1919 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 547

Labor records of Berry Hill farm, Pittsylvania County, Va., kept by R. H. Ross, listing hours worked and tasks performed of several tenants including C. L. Finney, Callie Finney, R. W. Finney, and Carrance Hairston.

Folder 548

Volume 153, 23 July 1918-28 July 1918 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 548

Memo book, New York, N.Y., listing expenditures for a car trip from New York City to Berry Hill farm in Virginia; also includes enclosures, 23 July 1918-28 July 1918.

Folder 549

Volume 154, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 549

Address book, New York, N.Y.

Folder 550

Volume 155, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 550

Memo book, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing questions about the theft of a clover crop.

Folder 551

Volume 156, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 551

Memo book, Guantanamo, Cuba, listing notes about the Confluente Railroad contract and reminders related to Sims's activity in Cuba.

Folder 552

Volume 157, 1859-1862 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 552

Memo book of Henry Hairston, Henry County, Va., listing names of slaves receiving clothing at Burnt Chimneys in Henry County and an unnamed plantation in Stokes County, N.C.; enclosures dated 22 August 1859 and undated including a receipt, list of roots used to cure a stomach disorder, and instructions for threading a loom.

Folder 553

Volume 158, July 1887-August 1887 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 553

Memo book of Ruth B. Hairston, describing her travels in England and on the European continent.

Folder 554

Volume 159, October 1890-December 1890, January 1910, January 1911 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 554

Notebook of J. R. C. Wrenshall, level rodman, listing daily activities of Corps Number Two, dated October 1890-December 1890, which was surveying land for the Virginia and Kentucky Railroads.

Level Book of Alfred Varley Sims, listing elevation and other measurements taken in a survey, January 1910 and January 1911, probably for the rail company Wrenshall worked for.

Folder 555

Volume 160, 3 March 1893, 6-7 March 1893 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 555

Rolling Letter Book of Alfred Varley Sims, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings of the Atlantic Coast and North-Western Railroad Company, subscribers, and receipts for stock payments. Sims was vice-president and general manager of this company. Index.

Folder 556

Volume 161, 1897, 1899-1901 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 556

Diary of J. D. Setliffe, farm manager for Alfred Varley Sims, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing weights and prices of crops, sale of crops, and tenants' accounts with Sims. These accounts list crops paid as rent to Sims, money owed Sims, and money owed tenants. Enclosures dated 1891, 1898, 1900, 1905-1909 and undated, include correspondence, receipts, and a promissory note, all related to farm matters.

Folder 557

Volume 162, 1904 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 557

Pocket memo book of J. D. Setliffe, farm manager for Alfred Varley Sims, Pittsylvania County, Va., containing only one entry, headed "fertilizer bill". Also includes an enclosure bearing a note about some money owed Mr. Setliffe.

Folder 558

Volume 163, 1909 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 558

Memo book of Alfred Varley Sims, Pittsylvania County, Va., listing addresses, genealogical notes, rent collected in crops from tenants, work done at Sims's saw mill, and experiments. One undated enclosure is an address.

Folder 559

Railroad records, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 559

Notebooks detailing cubic yards of rock and dirt excavated in railway construction.

Folder 560-561

Folder 560

Folder 561

Railroad records, 1889-1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 560-561

Atlantic and Danville Railway Company weekly reports consisting of contour lines and the latitude/longitude coordinates of railways.

Folder 562

Railroad Engineering Volume 1, June 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 562

"Level Book no. 1"

Folder 563

Railroad Engineering Volume 2, June 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 563

"Level Book no. 2"

Folder 564

Railroad Engineering Volume 3, July 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 564

"Level Book no. 3," containing information about the Bent Ridge Line.

Folder 565

Railroad Engineering Volume 4, July 1890-August 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 565

"Level Book no. 4"

Folder 566

Railroad Engineering Volume 5, August 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 566

"Level Book no. 5," 58 p.

Folder 567

Railroad Engineering Volume 6, August 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 567

"Level Book no. 6," containing information about the Bull and Rock Mountain Line. 58 p.

Folder 568

Railroad Engineering Volume 7, August 1890-September 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 568

"Level Book no. 7," containing information about the Bull and Rock Mountain Line.

Folder 569

Railroad Engineering Volume 8, September 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 569

"Level Book no. 8," containing information about railways along South Mayo Creek and the Dan River. 58 p.

Folder 570

Railroad Engineering Volume 9, September 1890-October 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 570

"Level Book no. 9," 58 p.

Folder 571

Railroad Engineering Volume 10, October 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 571

"Level Book no. 10," 58 p.

Folder 572

Railroad Engineering Volume 11, October 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 572

"Level Book no. 11," 59 p.

Folder 573

Railroad Engineering Volume 12, October 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 573

"Level Book no. 12," containing information about a railway along the Dan River.

Folder 574

Railroad Engineering Volume 13, October 1890-November 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 574

"Level Book no. 13," containing information about Line G.

Folder 575

Railroad Engineering Volume 14, November 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 575

"Level Book no. 15," containing information about Line G.

Folder 576

Railroad Engineering Volume 15, November 1890-December 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 576

"Level Book no. 16," containing information about Line G.

Folder 577

Railroad Engineering Volume 16, 1887 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 577

"Level Notes"

Folder 578

Railroad Engineering Volume 17, July 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 578

"Field Book no. 1 Topography"

Folder 579

Railroad Engineering Volume 18, June 1890-September 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 579

"Field Book"

Folder 580

Railroad Engineering Volume 19, July 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 580

"Field Book," 78 p.

Folder 581

Railroad Engineering Volume 20, Fall 1903 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 581

"Field Book-Survey of Iowa River between Ryerson's Ridge and Coralville"

Folder 582

Railroad Engineering Volume 21, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 582

"Field Book," containing information about a railway along the Iowa River.

Folder 583

Railroad Engineering Volume 22, November 1903 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 583

"Field Book"

Folder 584

Railroad Engineering Volume 23, July 1884 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 584

"Level Book no. 4," containing information about the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad. 60 p.

Folder 585

Railroad Engineering Volume 24, July 1884-August 1884 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 585

"Level Book no. 5," containing information about the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad.

Folder 586

Railroad Engineering Volume 25, September 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 586

"Level Book no. 2," containing information about the Big Reed Island Line.

Folder 587

Railroad Engineering Volume 26, September 1890-October 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 587

"Level Book," containing information about the Big Reed Island Line.

Folder 588

Railroad Engineering Volume 27, October 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 588

"Level Book," 60 p.

Folder 589

Railroad Engineering Volume 28, October 1890-November 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 589

"Level Book," 60 p.

Folder 590

Railroad Engineering Volume 29, November 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 590

"Level Book," containing information about the Big Walker Line. 60 p.

Folder 591

Railroad Engineering Volume 30, November 1890-December 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 591

"Level Book," containing information about the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad's Big Walker Line. 60 p.

Folder 592

Railroad Engineering Volume 31, undated #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 592

"Level Book no. 9," containing information about the Big Reed Island Line.

Folder 593

Railroad Engineering Volume 32, September 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 593

"Transit Book," containing information about Orchard Fork of the South May Creek Line. 60 p.

Folder 594

Railroad Engineering Volume 33, July 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 594

"Transit Book," containing information about the Poor House Creek Line. 60 p.

Folder 595

Railroad Engineering Volume 34, August 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 595

"Transit Book," containing information about the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad's First Fork Mountain Branch Line. 60 p.

Folder 596

Railroad Engineering Volume 35, November 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 596

"Transit Book no. 1, Preliminary Notes of Line G up Fall Creek"

Folder 597

Railroad Engineering Volume 36, November 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 597

"Transit Book no. 2, Preliminary Notes of Line G Continued Fro Book 1"

Folder 598

Railroad Engineering Volume 37, September 1890-October 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 598

"Transit Book no. 2," containing information about the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad's Big Reed Island Line. 57 p.

Folder 599

Railroad Engineering Volume 38, October 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 599

"Transit Book no. 3," containing information about the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad's Big Reed Island Line. 59 p.

Folder 600

Railroad Engineering Volume 39, October 1890-November 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 600

"Transit Book no. 4," containing information about the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad's Reed Creek Line. 80 p.

Folder 601

Railroad Engineering Volume 40, November 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 601

"Transit Book no. 5," containing information about the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad. 60 p.

Folder 602

Railroad Engineering Volume 41, November 1890-December 1890 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 602

"Transit Book no. 5," containing information about the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad's Snake Creek Line. 35 p.

Folder 603

Railroad Engineering Volume 42, 1899 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 603

"Transit Book"

Folder 604

Railroad Engineering Volume 43, November 1903 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 604

"Transit Book, Survey Notes Up River From Ryerson Bridge"

Folder 605

Railroad Engineering Volume 44, November 1892 #04134, Series: "2. Volumes, 1773-1919 and undated." Folder 605

Notebook containing surveying notes from Nevada.

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Duplicates, envelopes, miscellaneous papers #04134, Series: "Unprocessed Material." Folder 606-619

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Forms, fragments, duplicates, news clippings, blueprints, reports, bills, and receipts #04134, Series: "Unprocessed Material." Folder 620-634

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Bills and receipts #04134, Series: "Unprocessed Material." Folder 635-661

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Folder 675

Postcards, pamphlets, miscellaneous papers #04134, Series: "Unprocessed Material." Folder 662-675

Folder 676-690

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Envelopes, miscellaneous papers #04134, Series: "Unprocessed Material." Folder 676-690

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Folder 712

Journals, stamps, photographs, postcards #04134, Series: "Unprocessed Material." Folder 691-712

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Box 68

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Oversized maps #04134, Series: "Unprocessed Material." Box 68-69

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About 1500 items.

Processing Note: These materials are arranged in the same series as the original deposit.

The papers in this addition consist of the same kinds of items as in the original group. The papers to 1880 are scattered personal and financial papers of Ruth Hairston, Peter Hairston, Peter Wilson, and Agnes Hairston. Of note are letters from Ruth Hairston discussing the legality of the will of her late husband, Robert Hairston, in which he left his entire estate to a "young mulatto child"; and letters discussing the movement of slaves between plantations.

After 1880, the bulk of the papers consists of the legal and financial correspondence of Alfred Varley Sims, and concerns mostly his railroad building and promotion activities in and around Danville, Va., not covered in the main group, and Sims's railroad activities in the far west. Railroads addressed in the papers include the Danville and New River Railroad; Virginia and Kentucky Railroad; Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Company; Atlantic and Danville Railroad; Atlantic and North Western Railroad; and the Utah, Nevada, and California Railroad. Scattered family correspondence of note concerns Alfred Varley Sims's brother, Wills Sims, and Alfred Varley Sims's sister, Adelaide Sims, and their respective experiences on trips to Europe.

There are also 15 volumes, the first six of which are mainly account books, 1787-1879, from the Hairston plantations. The last nine volumes, 1883-1894 and undated, are Alfred Varley Sims's letterbooks which record mainly his railroad correspondence.

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About 1500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1-22

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Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

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Folder 12

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Folder 16

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Folder 22

1780-1890 #04134, Subseries: "1. Family Papers, 1780-1894, 1896-1897, 1910." Folder 1-22

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Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

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Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

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Folder 42

1891-1893 #04134, Subseries: "1. Family Papers, 1780-1894, 1896-1897, 1910." Folder 23-42

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Folder 52

1894, 1896-1897, 1910 and undated #04134, Subseries: "1. Family Papers, 1780-1894, 1896-1897, 1910." Folder 43-52

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15 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 53

Volume 164, 1787-1789 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 53

Journal of accounts due.

Folder 54

Volume 165, January 1789-11 October 1792 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 54

Account book of tobacco trade.

Folder 55

Volume 166, 20 January 1818-1 January 1820 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 55

A list of tools belonging to the Royal Oake Plantation. Lists of stock and other property at Royal Oake, Leatherwood, and Berry Hill Plantation.

Folder 56

Volume 167, 1830s #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 56

Two recipes and how to "dye scarlet."

Folder 57

Volume 168, December 1820-1853 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 57

Brier Field and Oak Hill plantations lists of slaves born and mothers; lists of blankets given out to slaves and records of cloth produced and cards given out. Also includes an inventory of dinnerware and kitchen utensils, circa 1822.

Folder 58

Volume 169, February 1864-December 1879 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 58

Volume of Agnes J. P. Hairston containing lists of winter and summer clothes and cards given to slaves to the summer of 1865. Beginning in the fall of 1866, the former slaves received dollars or commodities. Also includes record of payment for a loan from Mr. Tinsley and instructions on "how to knit a man's under shirt."

Folder 59

Volume 170, 9 July 1883-1 March 1886 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 59

Journal of Alfred Varley Sims's work as a surveyor for the "R[eading?] RR" at the Trenton Yards and several other places in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

Folder 60

Volume 171, 13 April 1892-7 October 1892 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 60

Rolled letterbook of Alfred Varley Sims containing outgoing business correspondence concerning the organizing of the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad and a campaign for public subscriptions and English capital. Most of the letters are addressed to George Hicks, a New York financier and a Mrs. [Agnes?] Hairston. Also included are a few comments on the Big Ax land deal in southeast Virginia in which Sims was involved.

Folder 61

Volume 172, 5 October 1892-3 December 1892 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 61

Rolled letterbook of Alfred Varley Sims from San Bernardino, Calif., concerning an attempted takeover of the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad. Also included is a letter offering testimony for Harden Hairston in a suit resulting from the dissolution of the Ruffin and Hairston Company.

Folder 62

Volume 173, 7 July 1890-15 October 1893 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 62

Account book of Alfred Varley Sims consisting of his account with Mrs. [Agnes?] Hairston, 26 January 1892-5 July 1892; a short account with Miss S. S. Hairston; and a short chronology, 7 July 1890-12 July 1890, of employees' comings and goings on the Danville Railroad survey. This volume also includes several enclosures: a chart of measurements taken at various elevations, possibly along the proposed route of the Danville and Virginia Railroad and several tax receipts for Sims at Danville, Va., in 1891 and 1892.

Folder 63

Volume 174, 3 December 1892-16 January 1893 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 63

Rolled letterbook of Alfred Varley Sims containing outgoing correspondence from San Bernadino, Calif., containing information on a survey of a proposed railroad between Los Angeles, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah; letters mostly to George Hicks in New York with a few to California railroad men; a few letters concerning Berry Hill in Virginia and one advising a London firm on the possibility of buying the Virginia an Kentucky Railroad for its right to build an extension to Danville, Va., to the coal fields of West Virginia.

Folder 64

Volume 175, January 1890, 17 January 1893-April 1893 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 64

Rolled letterbook of Alfred Varley Sims containing the letters from San Bernadino, Calif., relating to Sims's survey of the Utah, Nevada, and California Railroad, including a map of a route through the mountains. This volume also includes letters to creditors who demanded payments on bills outstanding from his connection with the Atlantic and Danville Railroad.

Folder 65

Volume 176, 8 April 1893-7 July 1893 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 65

Rolled letterbook of Alfred Varley Sims from San Bernadino, Calif., relating to the survey of the Utah, Nevada, and California Railroad. This volume also includes a short account of the bank panic of 1893 in a letter dated 24 June 1893.

Folder 66

Volume 177, 20 June 1893-24 February 1894 #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 66

Rolled letterbook of Alfred Varley Sims from San Bernadino, Calif., and Rockhill Furnace, Pa., containing letters advising George Hicks on how to proceed in negotiations between Hicks and C. P. Huntington over the Utah, Nevada, and California Railroad. This volume also includes letters concerning the embezzlement of funds by the manager of Berry Hill Farm in Virginia.

Folder 67

Volume 178, undated #04134, Subseries: "2. Volumes, 1787-1894 and undated." Folder 67

Letterpress copybook containing a report, signed by J. R. Boyd, Geologist, on the proposed route of the Virginia and Kentucky Railroad. 41 p.

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11 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Photocopies of original materials withdrawn from the Wilson and Hairston papers in July 2006.

Folder 68

Withdrawn materials (photocopies): #04134, Series: "Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785." Folder 68

Thomas Jefferson, als, 7 August 1779 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Thomas Jefferson, ds, 3 June 1780 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Thomas Jefferson, ds, 31 June 1780 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Thomas Jefferson, note signed, 31 October 1780 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Thomas Jefferson, ds, 1 February 1781 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Patrick Henry, receipt signed, 2 May 1780 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Patrick Henry, agreement signed, 3 July 1780 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Patrick Henry, agreement signed, 17 September 1782 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Patrick Henry, autograph note signed, 26 Setpember 1782 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Patrick Henry, list signed, 26 October 1782 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Patrick Henry, agreement signed, 21 August 1783 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Patrick Henry, note signed, 29 April 1784 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
Patrick Henry, receipt signed, 17 November 1785 #04134, Series Withdrawn Materials (photocopies), 1779-1785., Folder 68
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Processing Information

Processed by: Staff, 1992

The addition of 1979 is arranged in the same order as, but has not been integrated into, materials in the original deposit.

Encoded by: Peter Hymas, June 2005

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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