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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 550 items)|
|Abstract||Tod Robinson Caldwell was a lawyer and Republican governor of North Carolina, 1871-1874, from Burke County, N.C. The collection includes family and political correspondence and some legal documents. Papers through 1865 consist chiefly of letters to Caldwell's wife, Minerva Ruffin (Cain) Caldwell, from his relatives, planters of Orange County, N.C., and Marengo County, Ala.; letters from their son, John Caldwell (d. 1863), while serving in the Confederate Army in Virginia; and a small amount of Whig political correspondence. After 1865 papers are chiefly Caldwell's political correspondence.|
|Creator||Caldwell, Tod Robinson, 1818-1874.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Tod Robinson Caldwell (1818-1874) was a lawyer and Republican governor of North Carolina, 1871-1874, from Burke County, N.C. Caldwell was married to Minerva Ruffin Cain, daughter of William Cain, of Hillsboro, N.C. Their son, John Caldwell (died 1863) served in the Confederate Army.Back to Top
The collection includes indentures, deeds, and other legal documents, and family and political correspondence of Tod Robinson Caldwell and his wife Minerva Ruffin Cain Caldwell. Papers through 1865 consist chiefly of letters to Minerva Caldwell, from relatives, planters of Orange County, N.C., and Marengo County, Ala., related to the planting of crops, management of slave laborers, and the settlement of the estate of her father, William Cain. There are also some Civil War letters from their son, John Caldwell (died 1863), while serving in the Confederate Army in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia prior to his death at Gettysburg. After 1865 papers are chiefly Caldwell's political correspondence. Topics include his nomination as lieutenant governor, the Republican and Whig parties, the Ku Klux Klan, game laws, the Constitutional Convention, land grants to state colleges, and other issues. Among the correspondents are Thomas Ruffin Junior, Paul C. Cameron, C. F. Jones, B. F. Moore, D. A. Starbuck, Richmond M. Pearson, William Preston Bynum, Lewis Hanes, William A. Smith, Victor Clay Barringer, and John Poole.Back to Top
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-127/1|
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top