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Collection Number: 00810

Collection Title: Cushing Biggs Hassell Papers, 1809-1880

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This collection was rehoused under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 31 items (1.5 linear feet)
Abstract Cushing Biggs Hassell (1808-1880) was a merchant and Primitive Baptist clergyman of Williamston, N.C. Papers of Cushing Biggs Hassell include his diary, 1840-1880; autobiography up to 1840; letter book, 1841-1848; list of persons ordained and baptized into the Primitive Baptist Church, including African Americans, 1844-1880, both slaves and freedmen; equity minute book as clerk of Martin County, N.C., court, 1848-1862; texts for sermons; list of donations; and other papers.
Creator Hassell, Cushing Biggs, 1808-1880.
Curatorial Unit Southern Historical Collection
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 Cushing Biggs Hassell Papers #810, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Frank S. Hassell of Wilson, N.C., in August 1943 and Calvin Hassell of Saint Petersburg, Fla., in July 1952.
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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This collection was rehoused under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Cushing Biggs Hassell (1808-1880) was a merchant and Primitive Baptist clergyman of Williamston, N.C.

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Papers of Cushing Biggs Hassell include his diary, 1840-1880; autobiography up to 1840; letter book, 1841-1848; list of persons ordained and baptized into the Primitive Baptist Church, including African Americans, 1844-1880, both slaves and freedmen; equity minute book as clerk of Martin County, N.C., court, 1848-1862; texts for sermons; list of donations; and other papers.

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31 items.

Papers of Cushing Biggs Hassell include his diary, 1840-1880; autobiography up to 1840; letter book, 1841-1848; list of persons ordained and baptized into the Primitive Baptist Church, including African Americans, 1844-1880, both slaves and freedmen; equity minute book as clerk of Martin County, N.C., court, 1848-1862; texts for sermons; list of donations; and other papers.

Folder 1

Enclosures from volumes

Folder 2

Autobiography, 1809-1840

Folder 3

Diary, December 1840-March 1847

Folder 4

Diary, April-September 1847

Folder 5

Diary, September 1847-May 1848

Folder 6

Diary, June 1848-February 1850

Folder 7

Diary, March 1850-May 1854

Folder 8

Diary, May 1854-December 1855

Folder 9

Diary, December 1855-December 1857

Folder 10

Diary, December 1857-February 1861

Folder 11

Diary, February 1861-October 1863

Folder 12

Equity minute book, Martin County, 1848-1862, and diary, October 1863-July 1864

Folder 13

Diary, July 1864-July 1865 and January 1866-May 1866

Folder 14

Diary, May 1866-December 1868

Folder 15

Diary, December 1868-June 1870

Folder 16

Empty (Diary volume not received)

Folder 17

Diary, September 1873-June 1876

Folder 18

Diary, June 1876-October 1877

Folder 19

Diary, October 1877-March 1880

Folder 20

Texts used in sermons, January 1847-October 1850

Folder 21

Texts used in sermons, October 1850-May 1853

Folder 22

Texts used in sermons, December 1855-June 1859

Folder 23

Texts used in sermons, June 1859-April 1863

Folder 24

Letters, May 1857-January 1863, and texts used in sermons, April 1863-December 1871

Folder 25

Texts used in sermons, January 1872-February 1880

Folder 26

Letter book, June 1841-April 1848, and miscellaneous accounts

Folder 27

Book of 15 letters, apparently written by Cushing Biggs Hassell, under the general title "How about Priestcraft?" (13 were published in the Wilson, N.C., Star of Freedom in 1860)

Folder 28

Book of ordinations, baptisms, and marriages performed by Cushing Biggs Hassell, 1844-1880. Lists of persons ordained and baptized includes slaves and freedmen

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