Cameron Family Papers

Cameron Family Papers

Cameron family of Orange and Durham counties and Raleigh, N.C. Among antebellum North Carolina's largest landholders and slave holders, the Camerons also owned substantial plantations in Alabama and Mississippi. Prominent family members included Richard Bennehan (1743-1825), merchant; Duncan...

David French Boyd Letter

David French Boyd (1834-1899) was an officer in the Confederate Army. The collection is a typed transcription of a letter, 7 April 1864, from David French Boyd while a prisoner of war on a Union boat moored in Alexandria, La., to his friend General William T. Sherman concerning treatment Boyd...

David Schenck Papers

David Schenck was a lawyer of Lincoln and Greensboro, N.C., Superior Court Judge of the Ninth Judicial District of North Carolina, 1874-1882, general counsel of the Richmond and Danville Railroad, and president of the Guilford Battleground Co. The collection consists of diaries, 1849-1901, and...

Francis Taylor Diary

Francis Taylor (1747-1799) was an officer in the American Revolution and later a planter in Orange County, Va. Taylor lived at Midland Plantation with his father, Colonel George Taylor (died 1794). The collection includes a typed transcription of a diary, 1786-1799, of the daily activities,...

Francis Terry Leak Papers

Francis Terry Leak was a cotton planter and businessman of Tippah (now Benton) County, Miss. The collection includes manuscript volumes containing entries of various types, most of which are presumed to have been written by Francis Terry Leak. With the exception of one volume consisting chiefly...

George Anderson Mercer Diary

George Anderson Mercer (1835-1907) was a Confederate officer and lawyer of Savannah, Ga. Mercer kept his diary intermittently during his time as a student in Savannah, Ga., and New Haven, Conn., at Princeton University, and at the University of Virginia, where he studied law. Included are entries...

Hentz Family Papers

Prominent members of the Hentz family included French revolutionary Nicholas Arnould Hentz (1756-1832); his sons Nicholas Richard Hentz (1786-1850), an officer in the French Imperial Army; and Nicholas Marcellus Hentz (1797-1856), a prominent entomologist; the latter's wife, the writer Caroline...

J. E. Whitehorne Diary

J. E. (James Edward) Whitehorne (born 1840) of Greensville County, Va., was a Confederate officer, who served with the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia. The collection includes a typed transcription of Whitehorne's diary, 30 March-22 April 1865, describing in detail the...

Lisetta Maria Vogler Diary

Lisetta Maria Vogler (1820-1903) married Francis F. Fries (1812-1863). The collection includes a typed transcription of the diary of Vogler as an eleven-year-old girl, describing a trip from Salem, N.C., to New York, N.Y., and back, including a stay with Moravian co-religionists in Pennsylvania.

Manigault Family Papers

Handwritten autobiography of Gabriel Edward Manigault, 544 pages, written between 1887 and 1897 in Charleston, S.C. Included are details of Gabriel Edward's life and family history.

Nicholas Bryar Massenburg Papers

The volumes include detailed daily records of family and agricultural activities, slave lists, plantation accounts, and miscellaneous notes.

Nimrod Porter Papers

Nimrod Porter Papers

Farmer and sheriff in Maury County, Tenn. Diary and other records of Nimrod Porter. The diary, 1861-1871, records daily life during the Civil War and Reconstruction; weather; farm and business activities; operations of Union and Confederate armies and guerillas in Maury County and vicinity; news...

Quitman Family Papers

Prominent family members of the Quitman family of Monmouth Plantation near Natchez, Miss., included John A. Quitman (1799-1858), lawyer, planter, state legislator, governor, congressman, and United States Army officer; his wife, Eliza (Turner) Quitman (1810-1859); their daughter, Louisa (Quitman)...

Rice C. Ballard Papers

Rice Carter Ballard (c. 1800-1860) was a slave trader based in Richmond, Va., who worked in partnership with the large slave trading firm of Isaac Franklin and John Armfield in the late 1820s and early 1830s. By the early 1840s, Ballard had settled down as a planter with several plantations in...

Sam J. Ervin Papers, Senate Records

Samuel James Ervin, Jr., was a Burke County, N.C., attorney, North Carolina legislator, judge, United States senator, and long-time champion of civil liberties.

Thomas Brevard Notebook

Thomas Brevard was a teacher of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. His notebook contains a diary, 1804 and 1830, accounts, poems, and other writings of Brevard; and minutes of the Union Library Society, Lebanon, Tenn., 1817-1824, and of the Philalethian Debating Society,...

UNC Papers

UNC Papers

The University of North Carolina was chartered by the state's General Assembly in 1789. Its first student was admitted in 1795. The governing body of the University, from its founding until 1932, was a forty-member Board of Trustees elected by the General Assembly. The Board met twice a year; at...