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|Size||1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 660 items)|
|Abstract||Bills, receipts, deeds, legal agreements, promissory notes, and some other papers of William M. Gordon, James M. Wiggins, and Robert L. Hunt, of Granville County, N.C., as administrators, guardians, and business agents, chiefly 1840s, 1850s, and 1870s. Also included are receipts for the Oxford Colored Baptist Church and a series of letters from Wiggins describing life at Rusk, Tex., 1855-1858.|
|Creator||Gordon, William M., fl. 1840-1870.|
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Bills, receipts, promissory notes, accounts, indentures, and some business correspondence of William M. Gordon, major in the Confederate States army, James M. Wiggins, and Robert L. Hunt of Granville County, N.C., in their capacities as administrators, guardians, and business agents. The papers, now arranged chronologically, originally were grouped under the following subject headings: accounts, receipts, bills, and notes of Wiggins as the guardian of Lucy F. Jenkins, in the 1840s; papers of Wiggins as agent for R. T. Pelham, 1850-1854; papers of Wiggins, executor of the estate of Augustine Harris, early 1850s; miscellaneous papers of Wiggins of Granville County, N.C., and Texas and power of attorney to Hunt, 1854; letters from Wiggins in Rusk, Tex., to Hunt in Oxford, N.C., 1855-1858; papers of Hunt in the 1850s and 1860s including indentures, deeds, accounts, receipts, letters, apprentice papers for freedmen, 1865-1866, and from Robert L. Hunt & Brothers, Oxford, N.C.; receipts, vouchers, and explanations of Wiggins, administrator of the estates of Thomas Wiggins, Celia Wiggins, and Nancy Wiggins, chiefly 1840s; bonds due James Ellis, chiefly 1840s; receipts, vouchers, accounts, inventories, and bond of administrator of Wiggins, administrator and guardian of the estate of L. C. Higgs and guardianship of Leonard C. Higgs, 1850-1854; receipt of Hunt as treasurer of the trustees of the Oxford Colored Baptist Church, N.C.; papers from Hunt & Wiggins (store?) of Lexington, N.C., early 1850s; receipts of Hunt as executor of the estate of Ransom Strowd; Confederate items of Gordon including letters of recommendation from the Virginia Military Institute, and his commission as Major and superintendent of the Hillsboro Military Academy, 1862; and Gordon's certificate of confirmation. The last folder consists of engineer's sketches and blueprints for railroad improvements.Back to Top
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Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, September 1996
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, December 2009
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top