John David McGeachy papers, 1772-1899 and undated

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Summary

Creator:
John David McGeachy
Abstract:
Correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, writings, and printed material chiefly relating to John David McGeachy and members of the McGeachy family of Robeson County, N.C.
Extent:
165 items
Language:
Materials in English
Collection ID:
RL.10992

Background

Scope and content:

Correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, writings, and printed material chiefly relating to John David McGeachy and members of the McGeachy family of Robeson County, NC. Letters to McGeachy contain a friend's impression of Trinity College in 1861; comments on a bill in the North Carolina General Assembly (August 1861) to let voters decide whether the Convention would meet; and mention of Confederate encampment on Crabtree Creek in Raleigh in 1861. Includes three notebooks belonging to McGeachy in which he kept a Civil War diary and wrote poetry about love and war. McGeachy recorded the date and place of writing of many poems, thus providing the location of his company, the 51st North Carolina Infantry, Company D. ("Scotch Tigers").

Biographical / historical:

John David McGeachy and members of the McGeachy family of Robeson County, NC.

Acquisition information:
The John David McGeachy Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 1972.
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[Identification of item], John David McGeachy Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.