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John Humphrey Small papers, 1720-1946, bulk 1850-1870, 1912-1937

13 Linear Feet 9,721 Items
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Lawyer and U.S. Representative from North Carolina. Correspondence, legal documents, and other papers (chiefly 1850-1870 and 1912-1937) of John Humphrey Small; of his father-in-law, Col. Rufus W. Wharton, lawyer and planter; and of Col. David M. Carter, lawyer, planter, businessman, and court official, of Fairfield, N.C. Small's papers form the bulk of the collection and concern his North Carolina agricultural interests, his legal practice, his activities in Congress, river and harbor improvements, the Intracoastal Waterway, patronage, Southern financial conditions, U.S. and North Carolina politics, World War I labor problems, and the 1929 Depression. The papers before 1850 are mainly deeds, family papers, and legal documents. Wharton's and Carter's papers relate largely to the legal profession and to their agricultural interests.
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John Humphrey Small papers, 1720-1946, bulk 1850-1870, 1912-1937 13 Linear Feet 9,721 Items

McKeen-Duren family papers, 1720-1945 and undated, bulk 1855-1900

12.6 Linear Feet (16 boxes; 1 oversize folder) Approximately 3240 items
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Collection documents in great detail the histories of the McKeen and Duren families, particularly of Silas, Phebe, and Philena McKeen. Topics of note documented through correpondence, diaries and journals, other peronal papers, printed material, and images include: religious thought and institutions in New England; the education of women and the careers of female educators; photography throughout the 19th century; the Civil War and its effects on New England society; westward migration patterns; social life in Massachusetts and Vermont; family relations in the 19th century; 19th century New England women writers and their activities; and New England genealogy. There are also many clippings in the scrapbooks debating the abolition of slavery, many written by minister Silas McKeen. The photographs series is large and offers many fine examples of 19th century portraiture and photographic processes, including ambrotypes, cyanotypes, daguerreotypes, tintypes, albumen prints, postcards, and early gelatin silver and platinum prints. The majority are portraits but there are also interiors of family rooms and images of educational institutions, especially Abbott Female Academy in Andover, Massachusetts (now Abbot Academy), whose principal over several decades was Philena McKeen. Three photograph albums round out the photograph series.
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McKeen-Duren family papers, 1720-1945 and undated, bulk 1855-1900 12.6 Linear Feet (16 boxes; 1 oversize folder) Approximately 3240 items

Jean Baptiste Goiffon manuscript, Lyon, 1716, June 29

1 items
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Manuscript, signed. Writes on diseases of the stomach.
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Susanna Ramer affidavit, 1713 March 16 - 1713 April 10

0.1 Linear Feet (1 item)
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Samuel Sewall was a judge, businessman, and printer in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Collection comprises an affidavit sworn by Susanna Ramer before Samuel Sewall, testifying "that going up into her Garret this Monday Morning to call her Negro Alexander, she found Anne Staples Servant Maid of Samuel Eaton, in Bed with the said Alexander, which was a great surprise to her, not knowing that such an one was at all in the house. Sworn March, 16 1713 in presence of Anne Staples...." With attestation in a different hand, reading "April 10 1713 Sworn in Court at Boston Att. Davenport."
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Susanna Ramer affidavit, 1713 March 16 - 1713 April 10 0.1 Linear Feet (1 item)

Affidavit Folder 1

Howland-Mcintosh Family papers, 1713-1997 (bulk 1830-1989)

6.3 Linear Feet 2,147 Items
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Families originally from Carteret and Moore Counties, N.C. Correspondence; legal files, including deeds and wills; photographs; many genealogical materials; financial papers; postcards; paper currency; two scrapbooks; and school papers, all relating to the Howland and the McIntosh families from Carteret, Durham, and Moore Counties, N.C. Photographs include tintypes, albumen prints, and one daguerrotype. Many legal files pertain to a lengthy court case involving the transfer of family property on Shackleford Banks, N.C. to the federal government. Oversize materials include aerial photographs and land surveys of Shackleford Banks and other family properties, and photostats of early deeds. Though several photographs and all the currency date from the Civil War, the only other original documentation on the families' Civil War activities is a signed oath of allegiance to the Union dated 1865, and a few letters referring at length to the circumstances surrounding the confiscation of one Howland's property in Beaufort, N.C. during the war, and his attempts at legal restitution. William F. Howland (1876-1951) married Mary Elizabeth McIntosh (1878-1964) in 1903. The collection contains much of their correspondence. Other correspondence includes World War I letters from a McIntosh son, Leland Carson. The addition (04-129)(25 items, 1.5 lin. ft.; dated [1870s]-[1960s]) consists primarily of materials, including a scrapbook, photo album, letters, and travel journals, kept by Mary Howland Dawson from the 1950 "Youth Caravan to Germany" sponsored by the Methodist Conference of North Carolina. Also includes two family photograph albums, with images dating back to the 1870s; clippings about various family members; and an historical sketch of Salem United Methodist Church in Garland, N.C. This addition is unprocessed and is not represented in the finding aid.
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Howland-Mcintosh Family papers, 1713-1997 (bulk 1830-1989) 6.3 Linear Feet 2,147 Items

Hinsdale Family papers, 1712-1973

16 Linear Feet 2557 Items
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This collection centers around John Wetmore Hinsdale (1843-1921), a successful lawyer and businessman who served in the Confederate army. His son, John Wetmore Hinsdale, Jr., was also a lawyer and politician in North Carolina. Correspondence, Civil War diaries, newspapers clippings, C.S.A. War Dept. records book, and other papers, of a family of lawyers, of Raleigh and Fayetteville, N.C. Includes material on Confederate generals Theophilus Hunter Holmes, William Dorsey Pender, and James Johnston Pettigrew; schools, education, railroad taxation, and legislation, government and politics in North Carolina, particularly during the 1930s; and medical practice in Virginia ca. 1900. Persons represented include Ellen Devereux Hinsdale, John Wetmore Hinsdale, and John Wetmore Hinsdale, Jr.
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Hinsdale Family papers, 1712-1973 16 Linear Feet 2557 Items

Nathanial Backus deed, Norwich, Conn., to Israel Lothrup, 1708, Jan. 28

1 items
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Holograph, signed. Deed of land purchase. Witnessed by Solomon Tracy and Benajah Bushnell. Acknowledged by Richard Bushnell, Justice of the Peace.
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Thomas Baldwin deed, Norwich, Conn., to Israel Lothrup, 1708, Jan. 28

1 items
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Holograph, signed. Deed of land purchase. Witnessed by Solomon Tracy and Benajah Bushnell. Acknowledged by Richard Bushnell, Justice of the Peace.
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Stennett family hymns, poetry, and verse, 1708-1795

0.5 Linear Feet
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Collection comprises a manuscript volume (170 pages) written in several hands that was probably passed among the generations in the Stennett family; probably from Joseph Stennett to Samuel; there is a notation on p. 11 that the volume was passed from Samuel Stennett to E[lizabeth] Stennett, his daughter, in 1795. The volume contains religious materials, primarily hymns and poetry, including hymns by Samuel Stennett (beginning p. 53), along with some verse. A few pieces are in Latin, and many pieces are tied to Biblical verses. Corrections and additions to the text are common.
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Stennett family hymns, poetry, and verse, 1708-1795 0.5 Linear Feet

Cosimo III notice of rents, 1705 February 1

1.0 Linear Feet (1 item)
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Cosimo III de' Medici was the penultimate Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany. He reigned from 1670 to 1723, and was the elder son of Grand Duke Ferdinando II. Collection contains a letter on vellum that is a notice from Cosimo III de Medici (Duke of Etruria etc.), to John Philip de Incontris of Florence regarding rents of 222 and 220L in reference to John Philip’s equestrian military preparation. Dated at Florence, 1 February 1705, in the 35th year of the Dukedom of Etruria.
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Cosimo III notice of rents, 1705 February 1 1.0 Linear Feet (1 item)