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Collection Number: 03332-z

Collection Title: Preston H. Turner Papers, 1820-1906

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 9 items
Abstract Miscellaneous items, most, if not all, from North Carolina, including a slave list; a letter, 1859, from Julia Frances Lilly, a student at Greensboro College, Greensboro, N.C.; a Civil War letter, possibly from Turner, in Pennsylvania; correspondence about a horse trade, 1875; and Turner's tribute, 1906, to Jake Turner (1832-1906), his lifelong friend who was once his slave.
Creator Turner, Preston H.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Preston H. Turner Papers #3332-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. J. P. Turner of Raleigh, N.C., in February 1958.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Pieces of a deed, 15 April 1820, between John Robinson to William Peacock for land in Montgomery County, N.C.

A true copy of the original title to the above-mentioned tract, 1820, granted to John W. McCoy in 1746 then in Bladen County, N.C.

A slave list, 1800-1855, with names and birthdays of the slaves.

Letter, 20 December 1859, from Julia Frances Lilly at Greensboro College to Minerva Ewing at Pekin, N.C.

Letter, 28 June 1863, from a Confederate soldier (Preston H. Turner?), quartered in U.S. Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., to his parents telling of an expedition into Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Transcript of a judgement, 1 July 1872, in Justice's Court in the case of James Kyle v. J. W. Ewing, administrator of Joseph Ewing's estate.

Letter, 25 November 1875, from J. B. Strother of Bostick Mills, Richmond County, N.C., to Col. William C. Edmundson about a horse trade involving a sick horse and an unpaid note.

Letter, 9 December 1875, from William Edmundson of Meadow View, Va., to Preston H. Turner about the same horse trader.

A tribute, 1906, by Preston H. Turner to his former slave and lifelong friend, Jake Turner (1832-1906).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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