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Collection Number: 03149

Collection Title: Hairston and Wilson Family Papers, 1750-1957

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Size 18 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 7000 items)
Abstract Family correspondence and financial and legal materials dating from the mid-eighteenth century through the early twentieth century comprise the bulk of the collection, which documents several branches of the white Hairston, Wilson, and extended families of Virginia and Mississippi. Financial and legal documents include bills, receipts, accounts, tax assessments, wills, deeds, indentures, agreements, contracts, and slight, scattered business correspondence. Eighteenth and nineteenth-century financial and legal documents pertain largely to the Hairston family's agricultural business interests and their extensive land holdings in Virginia and Mississippi, including Beaver Creek Plantation in Henry County, Va. Numerous documents, including bills of sale, tax assessments, and extracts from wills, reflect the antebellum plantion economy and illustrate the families' use of and reliance on enslaved labor from the colonial period until emancipation. Post emancipation documents include tenant agreements with African American farmers. Other materials include documents related to schools and churches which family members attended, lodges and clubs, Virginia militias in the early national period, and the Beaver Creek Plantation household in the early twentieth century. A small number of photographs depict extended family members including Rorer James, Sr., a Virginia state senator. However, most individuals who are pictured are not identified.
Creator Hairston family.

Wilson family.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Hairston and Wilson Family Papers #3149, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of the original deposit is available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. James E. Covington, daughter of Ann M. Wilson and R. A. James of Richmond and Martinsville, Va., in June 1955. Additions received from Anne Wilson Covington Thompson in October 2016 (Acc. 102652) and from Jane E. Covington in November 2016 (Acc. 102686)
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Colonel George Hairston (1750-1825) built Beaver Creek Plantation in 1776 just outside Martinsville in Henry County, Va. In 1781, he married Elizabeth Perkins Letcher (d. 1819), widow of William Letcher. They had eleven children together.

Elizabeth also had a daughter by her first husband, William Letcher (1750-1780). Bethenia Letcher married David Pannill and was the maternal grandmother of Jeb Stuart (1833-1864).

Marshall Hairston married his cousin, Ann Hairston (1802-1888), and they lived at Beaver Creek with their four children John A. Hairston (d. 1862), Elizabeth "Bettie" Perkins Hairston (1836-1922), Ann Marshall Hairston, and Ruth Stovall Hairston (1837-1886). In 1837, Marshall Hairston rebuilt Beaver Creek, which had been destroyed in a fire.

In 1873 Bettie Perkins Hairston married her cousin J.T.W. Hairston (1835-1908), son of Harden and Sallie Staples Hairston, of Crawfordsville in Lowndes County, Miss. J.T.W. Hairston was a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, a major in the Confederate States Army, and a planter in Lowndes County, Miss.

Bettie Perkins Hairston and J.T.W. Hairston had two children, Marshall, who died in infancy, and Watt H. Hairston (1876-1916), who never married. After the death of her husband, Bettie Perkins Hairston returned to Beaver Creek and cared for the home until her death.

Ruth Stovall Hairston married Robert A. Wilson (b. 1825). Robert Wilson was the son of Robert Wilson and Catherine Pannill Wilson of Danville, Va. Ruth Stovall Hairston and Robert Wilson's daughter Annie Marshall Wilson (1869-1938) married Virginia state senator Rorer James, Sr. (1859-1921). They had three children Robert James, Rorer "Buddy" James, Jr. (1897-1937), and Annie James (1901-1966).

Annie James married James Edward Covington (1891-1977), who made frequent trips to China for the tobacco trade.

Annie Marshall Wilson James, daughter of Robert A. Wilson and Ruth Hairston Wilson, inherited Beaver Creek after Bettie Perkins Hairston died in 1922.

Marshall's brother, John Adams Hairston, married Malinda Corn. They lived with their five children in Yalabusha County, Miss.

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Original deposit:

The bulk of the original deposit consists of letters to Elizabeth "Bettie" Perkins Hairston. Correspondents include her mother Ann Hairston, who wrote chiefly from the family plantations near Martinsville, Va. between the 1850s and 1890s; her sister, Ruth Stovall Hairston Wilson, who wrote from Danville, Va.; her brother, John A. Hairston, who wrote from school in Staunton, Va., from 1855 to 1857; and her cousin, Jeb Stuart (1833-1875), who wrote from West Point, from 1853 to 1854, and while fighting against the Comanches in Texas, 1855.

During the Civil War, Bettie lived with relatives in Yalabusha County, Miss., where she received letters from her family about life on the home front. There are also letters to Bettie, written after her marriage in 1873, from her husband, J.T.W. Hairston in Lowndes County, Miss., where he was trying to run a cotton plantation without slave labor. Other significant family correspondence documents the westward movement of various Hairston family members and includes some papers of George Hairston of Halifax County, Va., from circa 1800 to 1820.

In addition to correspondence, several account books document family life, including the involvement of family members in at least two stores in Henry County and Danville, Va., from 1800 to 1829. A household account book, dated 1831 to 1869, provides detailed information about weaving, livestock raising, gardening, and other household production. Other financial and legal materials include scattered bills, receipts, depositions, slave lists and other slave records, and labor contracts with freed people.

Additions of 2016:

The bulk of the 2016 additions consists of financial and legal documents, including bills, receipts, accounts, tax assessments, wills, deeds, indentures, agreements, contracts, and slight, scattered correspondence. Materials pertain largely to Hairston and Wilson families' agricultural business interests and their extensive land holdings in Virginia and Mississippi. Numerous documents, including bills of sale, tax assessments, and extracts from wills, reflect the antebellum plantion economy and illustrate the families' use of and reliance on slave labor from the colonial period to emancipation. Post emancipation documents include tenant agreements with "colored" farmers. Documents related to land transactions often include surveys of property bought and sold.

The bulk of the family correspondence in the additions dates from the 1870s to the 1920s. Bettie Perkins Hairston and Annie Marshall Wilson James are the chief recipients of the letters from this time period. Other papers relate to schools attended by family members, Virginia militias in the early national period, churches, funerals, lodges and clubs, genealogy, and Beaver Creek Plantation. A small number of photographs depict extended family members including Rorer James, Sr. However, most individuals who are pictured are not identified.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse A. Hairston and Wilson Family Papers, 1800-1906 and undated (Original deposit).

About 500 items.

Acquisitions information: Received from Mrs. James E. Covington, daughter of Ann M. Wilson and R. A. James of Richmond and Martinsville, Va., in June 1955.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Correspondence, 1806-1846.

About 20 items.

This series was part of the original deposit.

Correspondence of Colonel George Hairston with various business associates and family members, and correspondence of Marshall and Ann Hairston at Beaver Creek near Martinsville, Henry County, Va. Subjects are chiefly land and slaves, problems of farming, kinds of crops raised, and the westward migration of various family members.

Folder 1

Colonel George Hairston correspondence #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1806-1846." Folder 1

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Correspondence, 1847-1873.

About 150 items.

This series was part of the original deposit.

Chiefly letters to Elizabeth (Bettie) Perkins Hairston Hairston. These include an 1853 letter offering motherly advice from Ann Hairston Hairston at Sassafras Grove, near Martinsville, Va., while Bettie attended school in Salem, N.C.; affectionate and descriptive letters from her cousin Jeb Stuart at West Point, 1853-1854, and fighting Comanches in Texas, 1855; news from her brother, Jack A. Hairston, at Eastwood School near Staunton, Va., 1855-1857; and letters, 1866, from Danville, Va., where her sister, Ruth Stovall Wilson lived with husband, Robert Wilson.

After 1854, Bettie spent much time at her Uncle John Adams Hairston's in Yalabusha County, Miss. There she received letters from a few family members fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War, but most correspondence concerns civilian issues--family news, war hopes and fears, accounts of contacts with troops, and problems of refugees--especially in Virginia and Mississippi. Letters after the war were written chiefly by Ann Hairston Hairston and Ruth Stovall Wilson, focusing on labor issues and adjustments to new political and economic realities with the end of slavery. Letters indicate that Ann apparently worked closely with a man named Townes to operate the Virginia plantations. Bettie continued to live alternately with family in Yalabusha County, Miss., and in Martinsville, Va. There are no courtship letters from J. T. W. Hairston, whom Bettie married in 1873.

Folder 2

1847-1848 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 2

Folder 3

1852 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 3

Folder 4

1853 January-March #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 4

Folder 5

1853 April-December #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 5

Folder 6

1854-1855 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 6

Folder 7

1856-1857 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 7

Folder 8

1858-1859 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 8

Folder 9

1860-1862 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 9

Folder 10

1863-1865 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 10

Folder 11

1866-1868 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 11

Folder 12

1869 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 12

Folder 13

1870-1873 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1847-1873." Folder 13

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About 200 items.

This series was part of the original deposit.

The marriage of Bettie and J. T. W. Hairston marks a definite shift in correspondence. Thereafter, letters are chiefly from J. T. W. Hairston, of Crawfordville, Miss., to Bettie (usually in Martinsville, Va.) and their son, Watt. Hairston typically wrote about local events around Crawfordville and the Lowndes County seat, Columbus, Miss. He was preoccupied with farming and the problems of raising cotton without slaves. Letters suggest that he supplemented the family income by working as a land agent renting out property. His letters continue through 1906. Also of note are 1885 letters from Ann Hairston Hairston at the World's Fair in New Orleans and from Europe. Although most of the letters from Europe are undated, Ann seems to have spent an extended period there, perhaps from about 1888 to about 1898.

Folder 14

1874 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 14

Folder 15

1875 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 15

Folder 16

1876 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 16

Folder 17

1877 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 17

Folder 18

1879 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 18

Folder 19

1882-1884 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 19

Folder 20

1885-1886 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 20

Folder 21

1887-1888 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 21

Folder 22

1889 January-March #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 22

Folder 23

1889 April-December #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 23

Folder 24

1893 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 24

Folder 25

1894-1898 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 25

Folder 26

1904-1906 #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, 1874-1906." Folder 26

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About 30 items.

This series was part of the original deposit.

Letters from J. T. W. Hairston in Hairston, Miss., to his wife, and letters of other family members spanning the various generations represented throughout this collection.

Folder 27-28

Folder 27

Folder 28

J. T. W. Hairston #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, undated." Folder 27-28

Folder 29

Other family members #03149, Subseries: " Correspondence, undated." Folder 29

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About 60 items.

This series was part of the original deposit.

Slave lists, bills, receipts, agreements, depositions, and other documents. Of note are Robert Wilson's labor contracts with freedmen on his plantations, Danshill and Sandy River, 1865-1871.

Folder 30

1810-1849 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Loose papers." Folder 30

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3149/1

"Bill of A hous for Mr Saml. Hairston," circa 1823 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Loose papers." OPF-3149/1

Includes floor plan, specifications, and bill for labor and materials.

Folder 31

1851-1864 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Loose papers." Folder 31

Folder 32

1865-1871 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Loose papers." Folder 32

Folder 33

1872-1895 and undated #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Loose papers." Folder 33

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6 items.

This series was part of the original deposit.

Oversize Volume SV-3149/1

1800-1804 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Account books, 1800-1869." SV-3149/1

Accounts with individuals for liquor, merchandise, and labor, perhaps at Beaver Creek. The volume was also used as a scrapbook, and many pages have been pasted over with newspaper clippings and poems.

Oversize Volume SV-3149/2

1803-1807 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Account books, 1800-1869." SV-3149/2

Accounts with individuals showing labor performed and miscellaneous purchases. Also included is a "Cash account Halifax County," 1804-1805, and an "Inventory of the plantation utensils, household and kitchen furniture, and Stock of all kind delivd. to Washington Rowland by Parrish Green at Booker's ferry on the 19th day December 1804."

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1804-1807 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Account books, 1800-1869." SV-3149/3

Halifax County. Accounts with individuals for liquor, merchandise, and labor.

Oversize Volume SV-3149/4

1804-1816 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Account books, 1800-1869." SV-3149/4

"G. H. Ledger, Halifax." Entries made by George Hairston and Henry Hairston. In addition to ledger accounts with individuals with few itemized charges, the volume also contains "A statement of weights Tobo. made by James Elder at Bookers ferry in the year 1806" and "A Statement of Crop Tobo. made by Daniel Perkins in the year 1806."

Oversize Volume SV-3149/5

1811-1829 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Account books, 1800-1869." SV-3149/5

Account, 1811-1812, for Caswell County showing merchandize purchased and labor performed and daily accounts, 1818-1829, for the Goblen Town Store, Danville, Va.

Oversize Volume SV-3149/6

1831-1869 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials: Account books, 1800-1869." SV-3149/6

Household accounts for Beaver Creek and other plantations, possibly kept by Ann Hairston Hairston. A wide variety of entries document spinning and weaving, sewing, care of livestock, vegetable gardening, recipes, candle and butter making, and miscellaneous items purchased for the household. There is much information about slaves on the two plantations, including work performed, birth records, and clothing distributed. Many entries describe provisions lent or bartered to neighbors.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse B. Hairston and Wilson Family Papers, 1750-1957 and undated (Additions of 2016).

About 6500 items

Acquisition information: Additions received from Anne Wilson Covington Thompson in October 2016 (Acc. 102652) and from Jane E. Covington in November 2016 (Acc. 102686).

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About 800 items.

Arrangement: Loose chronological order by year, not by day or month.

Processing information: This series has not been fully analyzed or described. Selected quotations from letters are provided to suggest the content of the letters.

Chiefly family letters written from Mississippi and Virginia. Also included are post cards, greeting cards, telegrams, and invitations to weddings and graduations. Topics discussed in the letters include religion and religious devotion; family business interests including tobacco and cotton; enslaved people before the Civil War; employees including plantation overseers, tenant farmers, agricultural laborers, and household servants; health and illness; deaths of friends and family and bereavement; charity; children; neighbors; African Americans; American Indians; and local news. Correspondents occasionally mention national and international events, such as the progression of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the possible impact of the Russo-Japanese War on Russia's place in the world, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and the armistice. Correspondence during the Civil War is slight and scattered.

Folder 34

1778 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 34

"On Monday Last there was a vary excessive draught, and of which I unfortunately was one of the soldiers draughted, in the county of Halifax. There is nearly six hundred men on the march for Norfolk..."

Folder 35

1800 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 35

Death of an infant.

Folder 36

1808 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 36

"Should you enter into the Matrimonial State, Through any other motives than a real reflection + honorable principals + to live + raise a Family in the fear of Our Great Creator, + not Through the list of the Carnal mind."

Folder 37

1811 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

1812 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 38

"There has been a very hard fought Battle between the Americans - British + Savag[e]s Near Queens Town, the Americans considerable worsted."

Folder 39

1813 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 39

"There was a detachment of regulars and a party of Indians and NY Volunteers sent out this morning at 2 [o'clock] to force the Enemy from out of there encampments, about two miles from this place [Fort George upper Canada] The Indians composing the advance guard who attacked the Enemy..."

"Our Indians [have] all returned home with considerable disgust, the Farmers Brother (the Indian Chief) stated to Genl Boyd that the Yankeys (as they call us all) was cowards..."

Folder 40

1814 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 40

"The negroes too entirely well."

Folder 41

1816 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

1819 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

circa 1810s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 43

Folder 44

1821 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

1822 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 45

"to my extreme gratification found my white family well, and all the blacks except America maid Nancy and she is getting better, but the neighbourhood is very sickly, the fever…prevails all around us."

Folder 46

1825 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 46

"I see no alternative but for her [widow] to be thrown on the charity of strangers for her future supports, unless you and your Brother Major P. Hairston would give her support for the balance of her life."

Folder 47

1826 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

1829 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 48

"recommend to you, Col. Robert Wilson of this County as a fit person to fill the vacancy in the command of the 11th Brigade Va. Militia…"

Folder 49

circa 1820s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 49

"To Miss Ann Hairston on her Wedding day."

Folder 50

1832 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

1833 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 51

"much have I thought of you and your eternal welfare…"

Folder 52

1834 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 52

"[White Sulphur] Springs are verry much crowded; so much so, that the Col. As well myself had to take the floor two nights, for our beds."

Folder 53

1835 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54

1836 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 54

"met several Indians going to town to deal in the store. I was very much amused at them. They had their horses laded with Deer skins and the females riding on them. Stayed all night at an Indians by the name of Colbert in the Chick Saw nation…"

Folder 55

1837 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 55

Folder 56

1838 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 56

"the negroes will be sold If they have not been at any rate a part of them which I wish you to purchase."

Folder 57

1839 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 57

"My family both White and Black have enjoyed good health this summer."

Folder 58

circa 1830s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

1840 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 59

Folder 60

1842 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61

1843 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 61

"I know not whether another year we shall be able to get enough to eat. That is about as much as we have ever been able to do heretofore, and as I expect all our negroes will be taken from us this year (except one small family) I do not know what is to become of us in the ensuing, without negroes, money, or credit."

"There are some little cousins here with black eyes and as yellow as indians that you have never seen."

Folder 62

1844 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 62

Folder 63

1847 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 63

Folder 64

1848 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 64

Chiefly letters to Marshall Hairston from his daughter Bettie P. Hairston and his wife Ann Hairston.

Folder 65

1849 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 65

Letters received by Ann Hairston.

Folder 66

circa 1840s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 66

Folder 67

1850 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 67

"Cornelia's health very delicate, suffering with the third day ague, and fever, had been vaccinated a few days before against small Pox, which made her quite sick and aggravated."

Folder 68

1851 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 68

Letters received by Ann Hairston.

Folder 69-70

1852 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 69-70

"Perhaps the loss of a lovely child, if not the most painful is yet the most enduring of all God's visitations."

"I was glad you found mother in Mississippi in a prosperous condition + that your negroes were healthy. If you were to meet with many losses, it would take very high prices of Cotton to keep up your stock, negroes selling so high here. No 1 negro fellows from 10 to 1100$ young woman from 4 to 750$."

Folder 71

1853 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 71

Folder 72

1854 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 72

Folder 73

1855 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 73

"love to all and houdy to the negroes."

Folder 74-75

1856 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 74-75

"Our Servants are all [getting] better so they need but little of my attention now which I assure you is quite a relief we are now busy making preparations for our Southern journey."

"every body here white and black are very attentive to us."

Folder 76-77

1857 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 76-77

"Your father has no overseer and is out in the farm all day attending to his own business."

"we had some very cold weather in Dec + Jan, but I heard of no persons being frozen except some negroes in the Tallahatchie bottom who were drunk."

Folder 78

1858 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 78

Folder 79

circa 1854-1858 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 79

Letters written by J.T.W. Hairston from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).

Folder 80

1859 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 80

Folder 81-82

circa 1850s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 81-82

Folder 83

1860 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 83

Folder 84

circa 1861 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 84

Contains a letter from Alfred Ely to "General" that may have been written when Ely was a prisoner of war (POW) in Richmond, Va.

Folder 85

1862 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 85

Folder 86

1863 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 86

"In regards to the remains of your Dear boy...Mr. Kit Clarke of Patrick, told me that he saw him buried + had himself placed a plank at the head of the Grave + could find + show it."

Folder 87

1864 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 87

"I have been struck by two spent balls during this [?] expedition."

"I think this year will close the war…And then what rejoicing we will have."

Folder 88

1865 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 88

"I have taken some trouble to get you all the information I could about white labour. In Richmond I called upon Harrison, Guddin + Apperson who have been importing Swedes into Virginia. They told me the Swedes had been tried upon five plantations in Jones River and given satisfaction upon four of the five. Upon one of them some mechanics, such as tailors...got among them and then were not satisfied upon the plantation + left. The price of able bodied men $150 Women $100 Boys and Girls up to 20 $50 or more in proportion to ability...You are to reserve something monthly from their wages so as to keep them to their contract. Food + Shelter to be provided for all. Some persons make a different contract and give them one fifth of the crop. They have never been accustomed to corn bread and do not like it _ So you would have to furnish them part of their rations in flour. It is said they work well + live upon much less than it takes to feed the negroes."

Folder 89

1866 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 89

Folder 90

1867 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 90

Folder 91

1868 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 91

Folder 92

1869 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 92

"The negroes have water melon patches on the river."

Folder 93

1870 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 93

"I will have to change my cook in a few days…I will be inconvenienced if I do not employ another cook_She is so honest and all my house servants are her children…A white woman sent Mr. Wilson word today that she would cook for him if he would let her daughter live with her."

"We are all at this time very much shocked + distressed by the Sad & afflicting news from Richmond...among the Names of the killed was one Major Sam Hairston." The courthouse in Richmond, Va., collapsed.

Folder 94

1871 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 94

"I am engaged at this time in writing a historical novel, in which I shall have to mention the Murder of Col Letcher by Nichols, during the Revolutionary War."

Folder 95

1872 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 95

Folder 96

1873 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 96

Folder 97

1874 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 97

"Every thing seems to have become easy except Money matters _ Negroes are working well so far."

Folder 98

1875 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 98

"Hardin says-so the negroes say-That he always knew that Negro Preachers and thought that white preachers did not stick to the [truth] + now he knows that both are about equal on the truth question."

Folder 99

1877 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 99

Folder 100

1878 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 100

Folder 101

1879 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 101

Folder 102

circa 1870s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 102

Folder 103

1880 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 103

Folder 104

1881 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 104

"He is as you know, an old man with a helpless family, only daughters to comfort him. I write without their knowledge and will ask you to pardon me for calling on you to aid them in their heavy loss."

Folder 105

1882 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 105

Folder 106

1884 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 106

Folder 107

1885 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 107

Folder 108

1886 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 108

Contains a letter written by a child.

Folder 109-112

1887 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 109-112

Contains many letters written on bereavement stationery.

Folder 113-114

1888 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 113-114

Folder 115-116

1889 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 115-116

Contains letters written from cities in Italy.

Folder 117-118

circa 1880s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 117-118

Folder 119-120

1890 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 119-120

Folder 121-126

1891 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 121-126

Most letters are from Rorer James, Sr., writing from Richmond, Va., to his wife Annie Marshall Wilson James.

Folder 127-134

1892 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 127-134

Most letters are from Rorer James, Sr., writing from Richmond, Va., to his wife Annie Marshall Wilson James.

Folder 135

1893 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 135

Contains letters written from cities in Italy.

Folder 136

1894 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 136

Folder 137

1895 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 137

Folder 138

1896 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 138

Folder 139

1897 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 139

Folder 140

1898 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 140

Folder 141

1899 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 141

Folder 142

circa 1890s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 142

Folder 143

1900 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 143

Includes a letter from archaeologist Clarence Bloomfield Moore, who studied and excavated American Indian sites. "We hope to visit your place this coming winter…Our present plans are to begin work at the lower end of the river and do all the work we can on our way up."

Folder 144

1901 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 144

Contains a letter written by a child.

Folder 145

1902 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 145

Folder 146

1903 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 146

Folder 147

1904 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 147

"Have not received any letters from you this week + only the account book from Watt and never see any white person."

"[?] son was killed last week _ supposed by Negroes."

Folder 148

1905 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 148

"It seems that with the aid of the Japanese The people of Rusia[sic] will gain their liberties _ If a few more Sergius were disposed of Rusia might take her place as a good nation among the powers."

Folder 149

1906 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 149

Folder 150

1907 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 150

Folder 151-153

1908 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 151-153

Folder 154

1909 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 154

Contains letters written by a child.

Folder 155

circa 1900-1910 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 155

Folder 156-157

1910 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 156-157

Folder 158-159

1911 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 158-159

Contains a letter written by a child.

Folder 160-161

1912 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 160-161

Contains a letter written by a child.

Folder 162-163

1913 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 162-163

Folder 164-165

1914 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 164-165

"I am very bitter against the brutal 'Huns,' and particularly the Kaiser. It is appalling to think of the sorrowing homes not only on the countries of the Allies but in Germany and Austria also."

Folder 166

1915 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 166

Folder 167-169

1916 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 167-169

Contains a letter written by a child.

Folder 170-171

1917 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 170-171

Folder 172-173

1918 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 172-173

"I believe that if the German people would only do their part and do away with the Kaiser and his Henchmen, the Allies would be much more reasonable than they will be if the war continues….I am here to fight, and am going to do the best I can. I have a good company, and both my men and Officers are so loyal to me and so willing."

Folder 174-176

1919 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 174-176

"I am still in the same little town in France where we have been since we came out of the line after the Armistice was signed."

Folder 177

circa 1910s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 177

Folder 178-179

1920 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 178-179

Folder 180-185

1921 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 180-185

Includes many letters expressing sympathy following the death of Rorer A. James, Sr.

Folder 185a

Telegrams, 1921 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 185a

Processing information: These telegrams represent a sample of those donated to this collection. Approximately 100 telegrams were discarded because they had become too brittle to handle and fell apart at the touch.

Expressions of sympathy following the death of Rorer A. James, Sr.

Folder 186

1922 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 186

Folder 187

1923 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 187

Folder 188

1924 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 188

Folder 189

1926 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 189

Folder 190

1927 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 190

Folder 191

1928 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 191

Folder 192-204

circa 1900-1920s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 192-204

Folder 205-207

Greeting cards, circa 1900-1920s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 205-207

Folder 208

1930 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 208

Folder 209

1936 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 209

Folder 210

1937 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 210

Folder 211

circa 1930s #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 211

Folder 212

1951-1954 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 212

Contains a letter written by a child.

Folder 213

1957 #03149, Subseries: "Correspondence, 1778-1957 and undated." Folder 213

"there is no sense in my fighting this climate any more_ All my family are 100% for this _ My coloured maid will go with me + stay for several months."

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated.

About 5000 items.

Access: restriction: This series contains additional unprocessed oversize materials that are in Wilson Library's Conservation department as of May 2017 and are not currently available to researchers.

Arrangement: Loose chronological order by year, not by day or month.

Processing information: The series has not been fully analyzed or described. In the initial culling of the financial and legal materials, items with a direct and readily apparent connection to enslavement were filed separately within a given year. Please note that the items filed separately do not represent an exhaustive analysis or the comprehensive identification of documents related to enslaved persons or the institution of slavery.

Bills, receipts, accounts, tax assessments, wills, deeds, indentures, agreements, contracts, and slight, scattered correspondence pertain to Hairston and Wilson family business interests including cotton and tobacco and to their extensive land holdings in Virginia and Mississippi. Early documents, including bills of sale and extracts from wills, illustrate the families' use of and reliance on slave labor from the colonial period to emancipation. Many documents related to land transactions include surveys of property bought and sold.

Folder 214

1750-1754 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 214

Folder 215

1767 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 215

"I leave and bequeath a negro boy named Squiere to my wife."

Folder 216

1768-1769 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 216

Folder 217

1770-1772 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 217

Folder 218-219

1773 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 218-219

Folder 220

1774 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 220

Folder 221

1775 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 221

Folder 222

Enslavement, 1775 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 222

"I Joseph Cook of Pittsylvania County have this day Bargaind sold and Delivered unto George Hairston of the same County one Negro man slave namd (Roger)"

Folder 223

1776 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 223

Folder 224

1777 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 224

"Fifteen Dollars Being in part of Bounty for Enlisting into the Continental service."

Folder 225-226

1778 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 225-226

Folder 227

1779 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 227

Folder 228

Enslavement, 1779 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 228

"the Sum of Four hundred pounds for a Negro Boy named Goliah Yong."

Folder 229

Enslavement, circa 1770s #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 229

"The Weight of Money Recd of Col. Geo. Hairston to purchase Negroes with."

Folder 230

1780 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 230

Folder 231

1781 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 231

Folder 232

1782 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 232

Folder 233-234

1783 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 233-234

Folder 235

Enslavement, 1783 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 235

"Geo. Hamilton Exchanged a Negro wench named Hannah…for a Girl of the Same Name also Sold Two Children Sarah + Sippio for Seventy pounds Virginia money."

Folder 236-237

1784 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 236-237

Folder 238-239

1785 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 238-239

Folder 240

Enslavement, 1785 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 240

"Sold + Delivered to Geo. Hairston a Negro Man Slave Named James about Twenty Two years Old."

Folder 241-242

1786 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 241-242

Folder 243

Enslavement, 1786 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 243

"I Promise to pay Samuel Burns a Negro Girl in two months to be Valued to as much as the Negro Girl Janey."

Folder 244-246

1787 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 244-246

Folder 247

Enslavement, 1787 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 247

"Sir please pay Geo Hairston Eighteen Pounds…for the hire of a Negro."

Folder 248-249

1788 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 248-249

Folder 250

Enslavement, 1788 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 250

"hath bargained and Sold to George Hairston of Henry County on Negroe Woman Slave named Cloe almost Twenty four years Old for the Consideration of Forty five pounds."

Folder 251-253

1789 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 251-253

Folder 254

Enslavement, 1789 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 254

"one Negroe Girl or boy of the Same Size of one I have this day sold him Same."

Folder 255-257

1790 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 255-257

Folder 258

Enslavement, 1790 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 258

"I Give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Peter Hairston one Negro boy."

Folder 259-260

1791 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 259-260

"On consideration whereof it is advised that a Court martial be directed for the trial of the said Thomas Arthurs."

Folder 261

Enslavement, 1791 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 261

"Sold + Delivered Geo. Hairston his heirs or assigns one negroe man Slave, Named Jess for the consideration of seventy five pounds."

Folder 262-264

1792 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 262-264

Folder 265

Enslavement, 1792 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 265

"warrant + ever defend the Title of Sd Negroe, from the Just Claim or Demand of any person or persons whatsoever."

Folder 266-268

1793 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 266-268

Folder 269

Enslavement, 1793 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 269

"excessively and unreasonably took and distrained diverse goods and chattles, to wit two negroes names Will and John and one Horse the property of the Plaintiff."

Folder 270-272

1794 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 270-272

Folder 273

Enslavement, 1794 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 273

"hath bargained Sold + Delivered Geo. Hairston…Seven horse…One negro man named Will…fifteen head of hogs, two feather beds…"

Folder 274-278

1795 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 274-278

Folder 279

Enslavement, 1795 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 279

"Sold + delivered, Geo Hairston of Henry Cty his heirs or assigns five negroes To wit Will about fifty years of age Venus a woman about forty…"

Folder 280-281

1796 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 280-281

Folder 282

Enslavement, 1796 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 282

"Sold to Geo Hairston a negro Woman Slave Named Hannah."

Folder 283-285

1797 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 283-285

Folder 286

Enslavement, 1797 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 286

"Which Estate Consists at this Time of Six Negroes."

Folder 287-289

1798 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 287-289

Folder 290

Enslavement, 1798 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 290

"Recd of Col. George Hairston the Sum of Forty pounds in Cash and a Negroe Fellow named Jerry aged about thirty years."

Folder 291-293

1799 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 291-293

Folder 294

Enslavement, 1799 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 294

"A list of Colo George Hairston tax amt in the Cty of Patrick…4 Negros + 9 Horses…"

Folder 295-296

circa 1790s #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 295-296

Folder 297-298

1800 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 297-298

Folder 299

Enslavement, 1800 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 299

"Geo Hairston to Wm Banks…14 Negroes."

Folder 300

1801 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 300

Folder 303

Enslavement, 1801 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 303

"To the Sheriff of Halifax…8 Slaves 6 horses 9 levies and one ordinary License $21..14 Cents"

Folder 304-307

1802 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 304-307

Folder 308

Enslavement, 1802 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 308

"being called by Colo. Hairston to say if I ever saw any thing acted by him like upholding negroes in rougeishness."

Folder 309-311

1803 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 309-311

Folder 312

Enslavement, 1803 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 312

"That The Said Sam Carr Hath put into The possession of The Said Geo Hairston one Negro boy Named Charles for the use of Sixty pounds until the Twenty fifth day of November Eighteen hundred + four."

Folder 313-314

1804 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 313-314

Folder 315

Enslavement, 1804 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 315

"Tax on 11 Blacks + 6 horses."

Folder 316-318

1805 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 316-318

Folder 319

Enslavement, 1805 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 319

"Recd of Geo Hairston forty Pounds in full payment for a Negro boy ["Slave" crossed out] named Sam."

Folder 320-322

1806 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 320-322

Folder 323

Enslavement, 1806 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 323

Tax receipts.

Folder 324-327

1807 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 324-327

Folder 328

Enslavement, 1807 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 328

"I have a Bill of sale of the boy and Mean to have him as it was not obtained fraudulently."

Folder 329-330

1808 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 329-330

Folder 331

Enslavement, 1808 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 331

"That the aforesaid Booker hath undertaken to Be Overseer of Said Hairston at his [?] plantation The present year of 1808 with five hands + Two horses + yoke of Steers."

Folder 332-335

1809 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 332-335

Folder 336

Enslavement, 1809 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 336

Tax receipts.

Folder 337

Correspondence, circa 1770-1810 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 337

Folder 338

circa 1800-1810 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 338

Folder 339-344

1810 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 339-344

Folder 345

Enslavement, 1810 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 345

Tax receipts.

Folder 346-349

1811 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 346-349

Folder 350

Enslavement, 1811 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 350

"The negroes I sent up by Crums[?] waggon I hope you will have sent over home."

Folder 351-353

1812 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 351-353

Folder 354

Enslavement, 1812 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 354

"On my way down heard of my negroes being caught upon Sandy River + got away the morning I left home."

Folder 355-357

1813 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 355-357

Folder 358

1813 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 358

Tax receipt.

Folder 359-362

1814 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 359-362

Folder 363

Enslavement, 1814 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 363

"Recd of Geo Hairston by the hands of Constant, fifty dollars in part for Mary + her children."

Folder 364-366

1815 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 364-366

Folder 367

Enslavement, 1815 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 367

"hath bargained Sold a negro Girl Slave Named Sarah for the Consideration of Seventy five pounds."

Folder 368-369

1816 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 368-369

Folder 370

Enslavement, 1816 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 370

"Recd of Colo Geo Hairston five Hundred dollars in full of the purchase of one negro boy named Tom aged about 12 years old."

Folder 371-374

1817 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 371-374

Folder 375

Enslavement, 1817 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 375

"hath bargained Sold George Hairston…four Mulatto Negroes to wit Grace Milley Patrick Oney. The three last children of Grace for the Consideration of Eleven hundred + Fifty dollars which Slaves I warrant The Title.""

Folder 376-379

1818 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 376-379

Folder 380

Enslavement, 1818 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 380

Tax receipt.

Folder 381-384

1819 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 381-384

Folder 385-390

circa 1770s-1810s #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 385-390

Folder 391

Enslavement, circa 1770s-1820s #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 391

"you Saw my Grand Fathers will the negro was mine and that money was all he was indebted."

Folder 392-395

1820 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 392-395

Folder 396

Enslavement, 1820 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 396

"An Exchange of Negroes made Between George Hairston and Henry Hairston that Whereas his Negro man Price and Jimm being unwilling to move this aforesaid George Hairston hath given The Said Henry Hairston his Negro Man Norson + Bill which are Brothers."

Folder 397

Extract from the last Will + Testament of Geo Hairston, circa 1820 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 397

"also the following Slaves, Sam, Daniel, Cloe, Minte and Frank, a girl all carts Stocks tools and implements of every kind on said plantation."

Folder 398-402

1821 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 398-402

Folder 403

Enslavement, 1821 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 403

"Ten dollars per Acre, five Hundred dollars now paid in a Negro woman and child, a horse at one hundred + fifty dollars."

Folder 404-408

1822 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 404-408

Folder 409

Enslavement, 1822 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 409

"I send Moses, with his cart for the family of Negroes."

Folder 410-414

1823 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 410-414

Folder 415

Enslavement, 1823 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 415

"I purchased her and son of Hugh & Mills a Negro trader who I understand resides in North Carolina Rockingham County where I purchased this woman I expected that she was a valuable servant for the House."

Folder 416

1824 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 416

Folder 419

Enslavement, 1824 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 419

"I purchased them of a man who traded in Negroes in 1813 named Hugh & Mills, who at that time resided in North Carolina in the County of Rockingham, and spent much of his time about Petersburg. I had no doubt but this woman was slave, when I purchased her, and paid for her a full piece as Negroes were then selling and have no information that would induce me to change that opinion, But it is still desirable that this matter should be investigated and that testimony should be taken."

Folder 420-422

1825 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 420-422

Folder 423

Enslavement, 1825 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 423

"amounts to about 450$ after deducting from that debt the purchase of the two old Negroes."

Folder 424-425

1826 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 424-425

Folder 426

Enslavement, 1826 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 426

"price is high as he, is Subject to fits, + is getting in years I Expect he must be near fifty years of age + Small. I would be willing to give a full price for him as he appears, so desirous of Being with his Family, he states many children at [?] place"

Folder 427

1827 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 427

Folder 428

Enslavement, 1827 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 428

"give grant bargain sell + Deliver…twenty five head of hoggs one cow + calf and one negro woman named Anis together with all my Kitchen furniture."

Folder 429-430

1828 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 429-430

Folder 431

Enslavement, 1828 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 431

"7 Negroes…$1422.50"

Folder 432

1829 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 432

Folder 433

Enslavement, 1829 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 433

Tax receipt.

Folder 434

1830 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 434

Folder 435

1831 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 435

Folder 436

Enslavement, 1831 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 436

Tax receipt.

Folder 437-439

1832 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 437-439

Folder 440-441

1833 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 440-441

Folder 442

Enslavement, 1833 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 442

Tax receipt.

Folder 443

1834 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 443

Folder 444

Enslavement, 1834 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 444

Tax receipt.

Folder 445-446

1835 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 445-446

Folder 447

Enslavement, 1835 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 447

Tax receipt.

Folder 448

1836 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 448

Folder 449

Enslavement, 1836 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 449

Tax receipt.

Folder 450-451

1837 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 450-451

Folder 452-453

1838 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 452-453

Folder 454-456

1839 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 454-456

Folder 457

1840 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 457

Folder 458

1841 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 458

Folder 459-460

1842 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 459-460

Folder 461

Enslavement, 1842 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 461

Bill for medical care.

Folder 462-463

1843 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 462-463

Folder 464

Enslavement, 1843 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 464

Tax receipt.

Folder 465-466

1844 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 465-466

Folder 467

Enslavement, 1844 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 467

"Recd of Marshall Hairston four Hundred Dollars in full for 1 negro Boy David about Thirteen years old."

Folder 468-469

1845 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 468-469

Folder 470

Enslavement, 1845 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 470

"very fine handsom stone + the work done in fine stile, in which we have now 3 negroes + a white man in full streach."

Folder 471-472

1846 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 471-472

Folder 473

Enslavement, 1846 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 473

Tax receipt and bill for medical care.

Folder 474-475

1847 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 474-475

Folder 476

Enslavement, 1847 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 476

Tax receipts.

Folder 477-478

1848 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 477-478

Folder 479

Enslavement, 1848 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 479

Tax receipts.

Folder 480-484

1849 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 480-484

Folder 485

Enslavement, 1849 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 485

Tax receipts.

Folder 486-488

1850 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 486-488

Folder 489

Enslavement, 1850 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 489

Tax receipts.

Folder 490-492

1851 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 490-492

Folder 493

Enslavement, 1851 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 493

"the said Calhoun undertakes to overlook Nine Negroes or more on said Wilsons Hickory Forest Plantation."

Folder 494-497

1852 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 494-497

Folder 498

Enslavement, 1852 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 498

Tax receipt.

Folder 499-502

1853 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 499-502

Folder 503

Enslavement, 1853 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 503

"On Thursday the division of the Negroes both in fee + Dowar took place. You got 5 in fee…"

Folder 504-506

1854 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 504-506

Folder 507

Enslavement, 1854 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 507

Tax receipt and bill for medical care.

Folder 508-511

1855 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 508-511

Folder 512

1855 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 512

Tax receipts.

Folder 513-514

1856 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 513-514

Folder 515

Enslavement, 1856 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 515

Tax receipts and bill for medical care.

Folder 516-517

1857 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 516-517

Folder 518

Enslavement, 1857 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 518

Bill for medical care.

Folder 519-521

1858 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 519-521

Folder 522

Enslavement, 1858 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 522

"List of taxable property."

Folder 523-530

1859 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 523-530

Folder 531

Enslavement, 1859 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 531

Tax receipts.

Folder 532

Personal account book and travel journal, circa 1851-1860 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 532

Folder 533-534

1860 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 533-534

Includes a receipt for "midwifery."

Folder 535

Enslavement, 1860 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 535

Tax receipt.

Folder 536

1861 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 536

Folder 537

Enslavement, 1861 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 537

"List of Robert Wilsons War Tax."

Folder 538-539

1862 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 538-539

Folder 540

Enslavement, 1862 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 540

Tax receipt.

Folder 541

1863 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 541

Includes accounts with references to soldiers.

Folder 542

Enslavement, 1863 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 542

Tax statement.

Folder 543-545

1864 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 543-545

Includes a treasury note for fifty dollars for "support of indigent families of soldiers."

Folder 546

Enslavement, 1864 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 546

"Received of Marshall Hairston the 23td Nov 1864 One Slave named Alfred 20 years of age valued at $5000 impressed under lien."

Folder 547

1865 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 547

Folder 548

Enslavement, 1865 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 548

Receipt for medical care.

Folder 549

1866 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 549

Folder 550-551

1867 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 550-551

Includes a tenant agreement. "Robert A Wilson agrees to Rent to Simon Eggelton Colod [Colored], all the cleared Land…"

Folder 552-554

1868 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 552-554

Includes a tenant agreement. "Robert A Wilson of the one part and Isaac Hairston Colored of the other part."

Folder 555

1869 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 555

Folder 556-558

circa 1820s-1860s #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 556-558

Folder 559-560

1870 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 559-560

Folder 561-564

1871 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 561-564

Folder 565-567

1872 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 565-567

Folder 568

Household accounts, 1866-1872 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 568

Part of the volume appears to have been used as a school notebook (1847).

Folder 569-571

1873 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 569-571

Folder 572-574

1874 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 572-574

Folder 575-577

1875 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 575-577

Folder 578-580

1876 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 578-580

Folder 581-583

1877 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 581-583

Folder 584-586

1878 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 584-586

Folder 587-590

1879 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 587-590

Folder 591

circa 1870s #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 591

Folder 592-593

1880 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 592-593

Folder 594-595

1881 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 594-595

Folder 596-597

1882 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 596-597

Folder 598-599

1883 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 598-599

Folder 600-601

1884 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 600-601

Folder 602

1885 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 602

Folder 603-604

1886 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 603-604

Folder 605-606

1887 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 605-606

Folder 607-609

1888 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 607-609

Folder 610-613

1889 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 610-613

Folder 614

Account book, 1886-1889 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 614

"List of Renters Tobacco Sold Rent."

Folder 615-617

1890 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 615-617

Includes a tenant agreement and a notice of eviction. "Sir: Take notice, that I require you to quit possession of and deliver up to me the plantation which you now hold as my tenant."

Folder 618-619

1891 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 618-619

Folder 620-621

1892 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 620-621

Includes tenant agreements and a letter requesting a rental agreement for "a two horse farm."

Folder 622

"Memorandum Book," 1891-1892 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 622

Folder 623-624

1893 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 623-624

Includes a tenant agreement.

Folder 625-626

1894 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 625-626

Includes a tenant agreement.

Folder 627-629

1895 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 627-629

Includes a tenant agreement.

Folder 630-631

1896 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 630-631

Folder 632

1897 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 632

Folder 633-634

1898 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 633-634

Folder 635-636

1899 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 635-636

Folder 637

1900 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 637

Folder 638

1901 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 638

Folder 639

1902 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 639

Folder 640

1903 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 640

Folder 641

1904 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 641

Folder 642

1905 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 642

Folder 643

1906 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 643

Folder 644

1907 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 644

Folder 645

1908 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 645

Folder 646-647

1909 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 646-647

Folder 648

1910 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 648

Folder 649

1911 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 649

Folder 650

1913 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 650

Folder 651

1914 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 651

Folder 652

1916 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 652

Folder 653

1918 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 653

Folder 654

1925 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 654

Folder 655

circa 1870s-1920s #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 655

Includes a tenant agreement.

Folder 656

1934 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 656

Folder 657-659

1935 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 657-659

Folder 660

1936 #03149, Subseries: "Financial and legal materials, 1750-1936 and undated." Folder 660

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated.

About 700 items.

Access restriction: This series contains additional oversize materials that are in Wilson Library's Conservation department as of May 2017 and are not currently available to researchers.

Processing information: This series has not been fully analyzed or described.

Chiefly items related to schools attended by members of the Hairston and Wilson families. Other materials are related to the Virginia militias in the early national period, churches, funerals, lodges and clubs, and genealogy of Hairston, Wilson, and related families. Also included are a household inventory and library catalog for Beaver Creek Plantation in Virginia from the early twentieth century.

Folder 661-666

Virginia militias, 1802-1829 #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 661-666

Folder 667

Cipher book, circa 1794-1820 #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 667

Folder 668

Recipe for malt beer, undated #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 668

Folder 669

Dance instructions, undated #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 669

Folder 670

Election results in Patrick County, Va., 1824 #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 670

Folder 671

Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 671

Includes general orders from Northern Virginia and an oath of allegiance following the war's end.

Folder 672-674

Funerals and memorials, circa 1819-1921 #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 672-674

Folder 675-677

Genealogical information #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 675-677

Folder 678

Household inventory of Beaver Creek, circa 1920s #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 678

Folder 679

Library catalog for Beaver Creek, circa 1920s #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 679

Folder 680

Lodges and clubs, 1911-1952 #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 680

Folder 681-685

Church, circa 1900-1930 #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 681-685

Episcopal, Baptist, and Presbyterian churches.

Folder 686-710

School, circa 1850s-1910s #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 686-710

Includes report cards, compositions, notes, and requests for the removal of demerits. Many of the school items are related to Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., where Launcelot Minor Blackford was the headmaster.

Folder 711-712

Passports #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 711-712

Folder 713-716

Clippings #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 713-716

Folder 717

Railroad tickets, 1901-1910 #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 717

Folder 718-720

Printed items #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 718-720

Folder 721-726

Miscellaneous items #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Folder 721-726

Box 35

Empty envelopes and calling cards #03149, Subseries: "Other papers, 1794-1957 and undated." Box 35

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s.

15 items.

Processing information: This series has not been fully analyzed or described.

A small number of photographs depict family members including Rorer James, Sr. However, most individuals who are pictured are not identified.

Image Folder PF-3149/1

Rorer James, circa 1910s #03149, Subseries: " Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s. " PF-3149/1

3 images

Image Folder PF-3149/2

unidentified woman in a photographer's studio, circa 1910s #03149, Subseries: " Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s. " PF-3149/2

Image Folder PF-3149/3

unidentified woman outdoors, circa 1910s #03149, Subseries: " Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s. " PF-3149/3

Image Folder PF-3149/4

Unidentified woman with infant outside of a house, circa 1920s #03149, Subseries: " Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s. " PF-3149/4

"Nancy James Washington at 5 months."

Image Folder PF-3149/5

Unidentified man standing outside a dilapidated cabin, circa 1910s #03149, Subseries: " Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s. " PF-3149/5

"Servants house Indian River place."

Image Folder PF-3149/6

Unidentified man and woman standing next to an automobile, circa 1910s #03149, Subseries: " Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s. " PF-3149/6

Image Folder PF-3149/7

Unidentified woman with a small child in a photographer's studio, circa 1910s #03149, Subseries: " Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s. " PF-3149/7

Image Folder PF-3149/8

Unidentified young girl outdoors, circa 1910s #03149, Subseries: " Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s. " PF-3149/8

Image Folder PF-3149/9

Unidentified place, circa 1910s #03149, Subseries: " Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s. " PF-3149/9

Appears to be the covered entranceway of a hotel.

Image Folder PF-3149/10

Three unidentified women and one unidentified man in a photographer's studio, circa 1900 #03149, Subseries: " Photographs, undated circa 1900-1920s. " PF-3149/10

Tintype.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Lisa Tolbert, January 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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