The Resource Letters of North Carolina families, (manuscript)

Letters of North Carolina families, (manuscript)

Letters of North Carolina families, 1813-1914
Letters of North Carolina families
Inclusive dates
  • Include letters, 1836-1854, 1914, of the Van Vleck family and relatives, chiefly of Lisetta Maria Van Vleck and Louisa Cornelia Van Vleck, concerning family and social matters of North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania; agriculture; education in Pennsylvania; religion; Moravian Church mission work in Barbados (1849); travel in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and Berthelsdorf, Germany; and Francis Fries' attempts to build cotton and woolen mills in North Carolina
  • Also include letters, 1838-1845, to Hampton Bynum concerning personal and financial matters; land purchases in Kentucky; cotton; selling of slaves in Alabama; the Whig party; and an estate settlement; two letters, 1878-1883, to Wade H. Bynum from family members concerning personal and financial news; and letter, 1896, from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company re: taxes on hunting property
  • Also include letters, 1843-1849, to John Hill, Clerk of Stokes County (N.C.) Court, concerning financial matters and the financial insolvency of a female prisoner; and letters, 1851-1853, of the Pepper family concerning son's education in Virginia and preaching circuit
  • Also include letters, 1835-1864, to Harriet A. Jarratt from family members, chiefly from Isaac Jarratt, concerning family and social news in Alabama; financial matters; hiring and sale of slaves; discussion of individual family slaves, with advice on how to care and manage them; and Indian problems in Wilmington, N.C. (1847)
  • Also include letters, 1813-1878, to various North Carolina residents from various Southern states concerning social and financial matters; legal documents; corn and cotton prices; land transactions; slave trade; quilting; courtship; and attendance at medical school in Vermont (1878)
  • Also include letter, 1838, from George D. Phillips, Georgia, describing a slave's assault on his overseer and his subsequent escape, with stories about the slave, and news of trouble between Indians and U.S. troops; letter, 1841, concerning travels through Southern states; and letter, 1861, concerning Secession and beginning of Civil War
  • Also include letter, 1863, concerning ownership and hire of slaves; letter, 1865, expressing the belief that Lee will never give up Richmond; and letter, 1865, discussing impending botany publications by prominent botanists
Cataloging source
Letters of North Carolina families, (manuscript)
  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Guide available.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ALP7595
  • (OCoLC)122602963
Type of unit



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