Cameron Family Papers

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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 Cameron (1777-1853), lawyer, judge, banker, and legislator; and Paul C. Cameron (1808-1891), planter, agricultural reformer, and railroad builder. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, and account books. In addition, there are speeches, writings, printed material, pictures, and miscellaneous other types of personal papers. Included is extensive information about Richard Bennehan's store at Stagville, N.C., and the Stagville and Fairntosh plantations, including crop and slave records. Family correspondence details the familial relationships and social behavior of a wealthy planter family, particularly the women. In addition to documentation about Duncan Cameron's legal career, there is also information about the State Bank of North Carolina and the banking industry, the education of the Cameron children at various schools, the development of the University of North Carolina, the state militia, the Episcopal Church, railroads, and state government.
00133_0009: Correspondence, 1772

00133_0009: Correspondence, 1772

27 pages: 0% indexed, 85% transcribed, 15% needs review
00133_0010: Correspondence, 1772

00133_0010: Correspondence, 1772

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00133_0013: Correspondence, 1773

00133_0013: Correspondence, 1773

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00133_0014: Correspondence, 1773

00133_0014: Correspondence, 1773

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00133_0015: Correspondence, 1773

00133_0015: Correspondence, 1773

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00133_0016: Correspondence, 1773

00133_0016: Correspondence, 1773

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00133_0017: Correspondence, 1773

00133_0017: Correspondence, 1773

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00133_0018: Correspondence, 1774

00133_0018: Correspondence, 1774

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00133_0019: Correspondence, 1774

00133_0019: Correspondence, 1774

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00133_0020: Correspondence, 1774

00133_0020: Correspondence, 1774

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