Collection Number: 00599-z

Collection Title: Nealia Pickens and Jesse Graves Papers, 1854-1868

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Size 4 items.
Abstract Collection includes an indenture dated 1 April 1854, from white enslaver George Foust to white enslavers Jesse Graves and Mary E. Graves of Alamance County, N.C., detailing the transfer of an enslaved woman named Ellen and an enslaved man named Arnold, to the Graves. Also included is a tax document issued to Jesse Graves as well as two pieces of correspondence between Nealia Pickens of Hendersonville , N.C. and her family.
Creator Pickens, Nealia.

Graves, Jesse.
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 Nealia Pickens and Jesse Graves Papers, #599-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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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Collection includes an indenture dated 1 April 1854, from white enslaver George Foust to white enslavers Jesse Graves and Mary E. Graves of Alamance County, N.C., detailing the transfer of an enslaved Black woman named Ellen and an enslaved Black man named Arnold, to the Graves. Also included is a tax document issued to Jesse Graves as well as two pieces of correspondence between Nealia Pickens of Hendersonville , N.C. and her family.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Laura Clark Brown, December 2012

Conscious Editing Work by: Patrick Cullom, July 2020. Updated abstract, subject headings, biographical note, and scope and content note.

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