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Collection Number: 01290

Collection Title: Ernest Haywood Collection of Haywood Family Papers, 1752-1967

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the Duplication Policy section for more information.

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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Size 24.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 10,000 items)
Abstract The Haywood family was a politically and socially influential white family in Raleigh, N.C., with plantations dependent on enslaved labor in Edgecombe County, N.C., and in Greene County and Marengo County, Alabama. The collection includes correspondence, business papers, legal documents, medical records, account books, pictures, and other items documenting the lives of members of the Haywood family and their relatives, friends, associates, and people enslaved by them. Many items relate to the career of John Haywood (1755-1827) as North Carolina state treasurer, including much material on banking in the state and on state and national politics, 1790s-1820s. Other items relate to Haywood's plantation in Edgecombe County, N.C. There are also letters concerning students and various affairs at the University of North Carolina, 1790s-1880s. Personal correspondence especially documents activities of Eliza Williams Haywood (b. 1781), who was a member of the Raleigh Female Tract Society, her mother and sisters, and her children, circa 1800-1830. After 1830, many of the papers relate to the Alababam plantation and legal affairs of George Washington Haywood (1802-1890) and his cousin Alfred Williams (fl. 1825-1860). A number of papers and volumes relate to Edmund Burke Haywood (1825-1894), including records he kept of Confederate hospitals that he supervised in the Raleigh area. Other volumes include household accounts, plantation journals and accounts, merchant account books, guest registers for the Yarborough House hotel in Raleigh, recipe books, school notebooks, a volume, 1820s, of reflections on the social role of women and related matters, and "The Religion of the Bible and K W County Compared," by James Reid, 1769. plantation in Edgecombe County, N.C. undated materials?
Creator Haywood, Ernest, 1860-1946.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. 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 Ernest Haywood Collection of Haywood Family Papers #1290, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy for some materials available. See Series 5. Microfilm below.
All of part of this collection is also 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. Inquire at the Davis Reference Desk, the Microforms Reading Room, or the Manuscripts Dept.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Burke H. Bridgers of Wilmington, N.C., in 1947; from Betsy John Haywood West of Raleigh, N.C., in 1956; and purchased from J. Douglas Mattox of Raleigh, N.C., in March 1998 (Acc. 98044).
Additional Descriptive Resources
Name index to Series 1 in folder 1a; name index to Series 2 in folder 41a.
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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Processed by: Jane Adkins, Shonra Newman, and Rebecca Hollingsworth with the assistance of Angela Dickerson, March 1993

Encoded by: Bari Helms, March 2005

Conscious editing by Nancy Kaiser, April 2022: Updated collection overview, subject headings, biographical note, scope and content note, and contents list.

In April 2022, archivists reviewed this collection to uncover more information about the lives of enslaved and free people of color. Containers that include materials related to enslaved and free people of color during the antebellum period, the institution of slavery, or freed people after the Civil War are indicated as "Records of enslavement and/or free people of color" or "Records of Reconstruction." Researchers are advised that the collection may include more documentation of slavery, free people of color, and Reconstruction than has been identified in this finding aid.

All additions as of January 1993 have been interfiled.

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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This collection documents the lives of three generations of the white Haywood family of Raleigh, N.C., starting with John Haywood (1755-1827), state treasurer, 1787-1827, member of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina, 1789-1827, and the first mayor of Raleigh. He was the son of William and Charity Hare Haywood of Edgecombe County, N.C., and cousin of John Haywood (1762-1826), the writer and jurist. Among his brothers were Sherwood, Stephen, and William Henry. His first wife was Sarah Leigh, who died in 1791. In 1798 he married Eliza Eagles Asaph Williams (b. 1781), daughter of John Pugh Williams and Jane Davis Williams. Their children were Eliza Eagles, John Steele, George Washington, Fabius Julius, Alfred Moore, Thomas Burgess, Rebecca Jane, William Davie, Benjamin Rush, Frances Ann, Sarah Wool, and Edmund Burke. Eliza Williams Haywood was active in the Raleigh Female Tract Society. John Haywood served as state treasurer for forty years. After his death, a committee examined his accounts and found that $68,906.80 was missing. His estate reimbursed the state for $47,601.37, but was not able to cover the entire amount. Haywood was a very popular figure at the time of his death, and many citizens of the state believed he was innocent of any wrongdoing.

Several of John Haywood's children are also documented in this collection. His son George Washington Haywood (1802-1890) was state attorney for Wake County and owned a plantation in partnership with his brother, John Steele Haywood, in Greene County, Ala. His daughter Eliza Eagles Haywood (fl. 1818-1853) was a friend of Anna Hayes Johnson, daughter of William Johnson, United States Supreme Court justice from Charleston, S.C. Eliza apparently ran a school in the family home in the early 1840s. The youngest son, Edmund Burke Haywood (1825-1894), was a student at the University of North Carolina from 1843 through 1846, and received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1849. He enlisted in the Raleigh Light Infantry in 1861 and was elected its surgeon. He established the first military hospital in the state, and on 16 May 1861 he was appointed surgeon of the North Carolina state troops. He continued to serve in medical posts and, in August 1862, was commissioned a surgeon in the Confederate army. Also in 1862, he became acting medical director of the Department of North Carolina and was placed in charge of the Raleigh military hospitals. His headquarters was at Pettigrew Hospital, located at New Bern Avenue and Tarboro Road. Edmund Burke Haywood served as president of the Board of Directors of the State Insane Asylum from 1875 to 1889, and as chairman of the State Board of Public Charities. He married Lucy A. Williams in 1850 and lived in Raleigh in the Haywood home built by his father in the 1790s.

Alfred Williams (fl. 1825-1860) was a cousin and contemporary of the Haywood children. Williams operated a drugstore as part of the firm of Webb and Williams, which was later succeeded by the firm of Williams and Haywood, Inc. In 1833, this firm purchased land in Marengo County, Ala., and Alfred Williams moved there to operate the plantation. After his marriage in 1850, he spent much of each year in Raleigh and purchased 700 acres of land west of that city.

The third generation of Haywoods is represented in the collection chiefly by Ernest Haywood (1860-1946), son of Edmund Burke Haywood and Lucy Ann Williams Haywood. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1880 and was admitted to the bar in 1882. He practiced law in Raleigh and was one of the founders of the North Carolina Bar Association in 1885. He was interested in local history and published several articles in local newspapers.

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This collection is arranged into five series: Correspondence and Related Loose Papers; Clippings and Lottery Tickets; Volumes; Pictures; and Microfilm. The correspondence is divided into four chronological groupings. The first of these covers the period 1752 to 1803. These papers primarily relate to John Haywood and include materials about his work as state treasurer of North Carolina, personal financial papers, correspondence concerning affairs at the University of North Carolina, and family and personal correspondence. The second chronological period covers 1804 to 1829, continuing the documentation of John Haywood's career. The activities of his children, however, become increasingly evident. The early personal papers in this series relate chiefly to the family of Eliza Eagles Asaph Williams, wife of John Haywood. The personal papers later in the series relate to members of John Haywood's immediate family, including letters from his sons when they were at school and from his oldest daughter, Eliza, when she was away from home visiting or traveling. The third period covers the years 1830 to 1860, in which George Washington Haywood, son of John Haywood, and his cousin Alfred Williams, are central to the family's narrative. George Washington Haywood was the state attorney for Wake County, N.C., and many of his papers in this series are thus legal items, either legal documents or correspondence relating to cases. Some of the papers also relate to the plantation that he owned in partnership with his brother John Steele Haywood in Greene County, Ala. The papers of Alfred Williams primarily relate to his plantation in Alabama, which he purchased with his firm, Williams and Haywood, Inc., in 1833. The fourth period covers the years 1861 to 1946, and includes many papers relating to Edmund Burke Haywood's activities as a surgeon in the Confederate army and his administration of several hospitals for troops in the Raleigh, N.C., area. After the Civil War, the loose papers consist mainly of accounts and business correspondence concerning the Williams and Haywood plantations in Alabama. Also included are many letters to E. Burke Haywood from his sons, Hubert Haywood and Ernest Haywood, attending various schools.

This collection also contains 118 volumes. The largest set consists of merchant account books. Included are account books for a number of business enterprises, including one for the firm of Williams & Haywood, Inc., which operated a drugstore. Another large group of volumes relates to the activities of Edmund Burke Haywood during the Civil War, when he was a surgeon for the Confederate forces and oversaw hospitals for troops in the Raleigh area. There are also a number of medical notebooks kept by him, in which he recorded some of his medical cases. Other volumes include household accounts, plantation journals and accounts (chiefly for the Alabama plantations), legal accounts, hotel guest registers for Yarborough House, bankbooks, account books for labor, recipe books, school notebooks of Ernest Haywood, two lettercopy books kept by Ernest Haywood, miscellaneous writings, and memoranda books. Other volumes concern James Newlon and members of the Yarborough family.

Also included in this collection are clippings, North Carolina lottery tickets, a pencil sketch of Pettigrew Hospital by S. A. Partridge, and photographs, including cartes-de-visite. Much of the collection is available on microfilm

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Related Loose Papers, 1752-1946.

Arrangement: chronological.

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About 1500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Items relating to enslaved people are bills of sale, receipts, wills, and indentures. See folders 3, 12, 30.

Other materials primarily relate to John Haywood, early 1780s-1803, with a few earlier items of the Haywood family and Williams family. Included are correspondence and records pertaining to Haywood's work as state treasurer of North Carolina, personal financial papers, correspondence concerning affairs at the University of North Carolina, family and personal correspondence, and correspondence on state and national political affairs.

The treasury materials consist of records and correspondence with county, state, and national officials about a variety of affairs--administration of federal pensions, sale of public lands, collection of taxes, etc. Personal financial papers include bills for goods and services (including the renovation of Haywood's home beginning in 1798), and letters from persons attending to his plantation affairs in Edgecombe County, N.C., particularly John Davis (or Daves). Correspondence concerning University affairs includes letters from a number of persons including William R. Davie, David Ker, Richard Dobbs Spaight, John Gray Blount, A. D. Murphey, William E. Webb, Joseph Caldwell, Willie Jones, and Samuel McCorkle.

Personal and family correspondence consists of letters to and from Haywood's first wife, Sarah Leigh (Sally) Haywood, in 1790; members of the John Pugh Williams family (especially Eliza Eagles Williams ("Betsey"), whom Haywood married in 1798); members of the William Nelson family of Virginia; members of the Guion family of New Bern; members of the Chapman family of New Bern; and J. Leigh and his wife Poly of Tarborough. There are a few letters from other members of the Haywood family to John, and there is much personal material in the letters which relates primarily to state and national affairs.

Correspondents writing on North Carolina and national political affairs include governors, legislators, other state officials, North Carolina senators and representatives in Congress, and private citizens, among whom were Timothy Bloodworth, members of the Blount family (they wrote on Tennessee affairs also), Stephen Cabarrus, Josiah Collins Jr., William R. Davie, William Barry Grove, James Hogg, John Hogg, Samuel Johnston, Willie Jones, Nathaniel Macon, Abner Nash, Thomas Person, Richard Dobbs Spaight, John Steele, Montfort Stokes, Absalom Tatom, and James Turner.

An index to correspondents and others represented in this series is available in folder 1.

Note that folders 131b-131l contain undated items that may date from the period covered by this series.

Folder 1a

Name index to Series 1

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1752-1785

A few indentures for sales of land in Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties, N.C., and legal papers covering transactions by the Earl of Granville, William Churton, John Smith, Sirack [?] Cater, Zachariah Cater, and Lewis Pool.

Miscellaneous papers relating to several persons: certificate of marriage of John Pugh Williams to Jane Davis of Brunswick County, N.C., 2 January 1781, and a list of the Williams's children with birth dates; a few records of the Entry Officer and Register of Washington and Greene counties; a land office military warrant in Virginia for Peter James; a personal letter from Thomas Blount to John Haywood; a legal document for the conveyance of land from Nathan Hooker of Tyrrell County, N. C., to Lewis Bailey of Edgecombe County; a bill for merchandise purchased by John Haywood; and Haywood's bond as a commissioner to purchase tobacco for the state of North Carolina at Tarborough.

Includes oversize papers

  • XOP-1290/3: Indenture, John Smith to [Dereck?] Cater, 8 May 1752
  • XOP-1290/4: Indenture and survey of Abraham Hill to William Churton, 12 March 1755

Folder 2-3

Folder 2

Folder 3

Correspondence, 1786-1789

Folder 2: 1786-1787

Folder 3: 1788-1789

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • May 1787, receipts indicate that unidentified people enslaved by Richard Blackledge were trafficked to John Haywood through the hiring out of their labor, skills, and knowledge to work with tobacco and as a cooper (folder 2).
  • 18 January 1788, indentures, in which Peter, an enslaved boy, was trafficked through sale by Patrick Martin of Halifax, N.C., to John Haywood (folder 3).
  • 10 January 1789, an indenture, in which Creesey, an enslaved girl, was trafficked through sale by Henry Irvin in Edgecombe County, N.C., to John Haywood (folder 3).

Other materials are chiefly financial records and correspondence of John Haywood for his work as a commissioner in Tarborough to purchase tobacco for the state of North Carolina and as state treasurer of North Carolina. Also included are items relating to Haywood's personal financial affairs, such as bills for goods and services. A few items pertain to John Pugh Williams: letters of 1787 from Williams Cutlar in regard to turpentine business and a bill of 1789 from a carpenter to Williams.

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

Correspondence, 1790

Folder 4: January-August 1790

Folder 5: September-December 1790

Letters, 29 January, 2 February, and 8, 15, and 22 May from Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and Secretary of War Henry Knox concerning pensions to be paid to veterans of the Revolution; letters, November and December, from Haywood to his wife Sally written while he was attending the legislature in Fayetteville, telling of activities for the next year and personal news of various individuals, including love affairs, etc.

Folder 6-7

Folder 6

Folder 7

Correspondence, 1791

Folder 6: January-June 1791

Folder 7: July-December 1791

Letters to Haywood concerning the death of his wife Sally; letter, 30 June, from Alexander Hamilton on pensions for invalids; letters dealing with Haywood's business with the United States Treasury Department; letter, 5 December, from John Steele, concerning the activities of Congress in Philadelphia.

XOP-1290/5: Indenture, William Shepperd to John Haywood, 21 January 1790.

Folder 8

Correspondence, 1792

Several official reports concerning Haywood's records as state treasurer, reports from county officials, and more items pertaining to dealings with the United States Treasury Department; copy of the deed, 5 April, made between Joel Lane and Alexander Martin, governor of North Carolina, for 1000 acres of land in Wake County for a state capital; letter, 30 August, from William Nelson to Robert Saunders, Williamsburg, Va., concerning legal cases and the sending of a key to a bookcase at Westover and mentioning Mr. Marshall, Mr. E. Randolph, Mr. William Munford, and Mr. C. Byrd, and Mr. Wythe; several letters from the Guion family in New Bern telling of the spread of smallpox there and the inoculation given for it.

Folder 9

Correspondence, 1793

Letter from A. C. Thomas in Philadelphia including mention of the French war with England, Congress's action in relation to assumption of state debts, his living quarters in Philadelphia, accusations against him in relation to soldiers' claims which he had purchased, and suggestions to newly elected North Carolina Comptroller Craven for his dealings with the federal government on payments to revolutionary officers and soldiers.

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

Correspondence, 1794

Folder 10: January-July 1794

Folder 11: October-December 1794

Letter, 24 April, from William Barry Grove, United States representative from North Carolina, discussing the depredations of England on the United States, Jay's Treaty with England, and Haywood's interest in buying an encyclopedia; correspondence, April-July, between Haywood and Daniel Anderson of Petersburg and M. [?] Witherspoon about the sale of certificates [for land ?] for "ready cash"; letter, 27 February, from David Ker, asking instructions relative to University of North Carolina affairs; letter, 29 December, from Isaac Lee Guion at school at Princeton College, telling of his work, school societies, and the library.

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

Correspondence, 1795

Folder 12: January-May 1795

Folder 13: June-December 1795

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • March 6, a will in which Eliza Kennon bequeathed three enslaved people, Dick, Lucy, and Lucy's son David, to her son William Kennon; an enslaved girl Hannah, who was the daughter of Dianna, to her granddaughter Elizabeth Warren Kennon; an enslaved boy named Ben to her grandson William Kennon Harrison; an enslaved boy named Patrick to her grandson William Kennon (son of Richard Kennon); an enslaved boy named Jim to her grandson John Woodson Kennon; Jane and her children to the children (except William Kennon) of her son Richard Kennon; Dianna and her children to the children (except Elizabeth Warren Kennon) of her son Charles Kennon; and Ceasar and Fanny were bequeathed to John Kennon (folder 12).

Other materials include a letter, 6 November, from William R. Davie discussing the plans for a new building at the University and the addition of teachers; continuation of letters form Isaac Lee Guion telling of his life at Princeton; letters, 7 and 20 March, from Hugh Williamson concerning his desire for copies of a letter from General Greene and some correspondence of Governor Caswell which were among the officials papers of North Carolina; correspondence, 14 and 20 June, between Haywood and John G. Blount concerning the possibility of the setting up of a mercantile establishment at UNC by Haywood's brother and a Mr. Hardin; letter, 15 September, from Willie Blount, Knoxville, Tenn., discussing relations between the Creek and Chickasaw Indians, immigration to Tennessee from the Atlantic states, and the building of roads; letter, 16 September, from Thomas Blount in Knoxville, concerning a merchant in Tennessee who was coming to Raleigh to set up a business; will of James Jordan, 21 December; letter, 29 December, from William R. Davie concerning publicizing trouble with the president of the University, and personal affairs.

Folder 14-16

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Correspondence, 1796

Folder 14: January-March 1796

Folder 15: April-June 1796

Folder 16: July-December 1796

Continuation of letters from Isaac Lee Guion at Princeton; letters from Willis Alston, Rep. Absalom Tatom, William R. Davie, Rep. James Gillespie, and John Steele (comptroller of the National Treasury) about national political affairs and foreign affairs, particularly the treaties with Spain and England and the French war, the refusal of the House to adjourn so as to allow members to congratulate the president on his birthday (letter of 28 February), plans for building the new "Federal City" (letter of 28 February), disposal of the lands in the Northwest territory, and the presidential election; letters from Richard Dobbs Spaight and William R. Davie on affairs at UNC, including plans for a new building; letter, 13 June, from Samuel Hinton, a student at the University, about life there; letters, 12 February, 1 April, and 23 May from William Blount and Thomas Blount about Tennessee's new constitution and John Gray Blount's responsibility for a certain sum of money for entry of lands; letter, 21 March, from Hugh Williamson to Thomas Blount asking for a copy of a document relating to North Carolina in the Revolution.

Folder 17-19

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Correspondence, 1797

Folder 17: January-July 1797

Folder 18: August-October 1797

Folder 19: November-December 1797

Letters from William R. Davie and Samuel Hopkins about University affairs; letters, 8 July and 10 December, commenting on the French war and other foreign policy matters.

Folder 20-23

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Correspondence, 1798

Folder 20: January-May 1798

Folder 21: June-July 1798

Folder 22: August-October 1798

Folder 23: November-December 1798

Letters to Haywood from friends concerning his marriage to Eliza Eagles Williams; letters from Haywood to his wife, including one of 13 June in which he tells of serving dinner to the governor and his council; letters, 27 November and 18 December, commenting on the French war and other foreign policy matters; letters to Eliza (Betsy) from her mother.

Folder 24-27

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Correspondence, 1799

Folder 24: January-April 1799

Folder 25: May-September 1799

Folder 26: October-November 1799

Folder 27: December 1799

Letters from various persons about affairs at the University, including the hiring of new teachers, provisions for the housing and feeding of students, constructing a new building, etc.; letters from Haywood to his wife, who was visiting her parents, discussing the renovation of their home, affairs on their plantation, and activities in Raleigh; letters, 6 January, 15 and 23 May, and September-November, from Richard Dobbs Spaight and John Steele about the activities of Congress; letter, 21 October, from William R. Davie about United States foreign affairs; appointment, 6 January, of Sherwood Haywood as Commissioner of Loans for North Carolina.

Folder 28-30

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Correspondence, 1800

Folder 28: January-March 1800

Folder 29: April-May 1800

Folder 30: June-December 1800

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • June 16 and 26, a legal agreement concerning Saul, an enslaved man who died in an accident while working on raising a house for John Haywood in Wake County, N.C. Saul was enslaved by W. Reese Brewer (folder 30).
  • November 22, a bill of sale in which Cate, an enslaved woman, and her children David and Montford, were trafficked through sale by Nathaniel Lane of Wake County, N.C., to John Haywood. Cate, David, and Montford previously had been enslaved by Mary Lane, and before that her husband Joel Lane (folder 30).

Other materials include letters from David Stone, John Steele, W. H. Hill, Nathaniel Macon, Benjamin Williams, and Richard Dobbs Spaight about actions in Congress, relations with France, and the presidential elections; letter, 16 February, from William R. Davie concerning his mission to France; letters from David Stone, Hugh Williamson, Jos. Ross, Joseph Caldwell, P. Henderson, and Thos. [?] Rogers about University affairs--hiring a new president and new teachers, payment of board by students, arrangements for a new building, etc.; letter, 26 November, to Haywood from John Davis (or Daves) about digging up family coffins (possibly of Haywood's wife Sally, who died in 1791 and his son Lee, who died in 1795) and making better arrangements for them in keeping with Haywood's orders; letter, 1 December, from "W N" in medical school in Philadelphia to Miss S. Nelson, Yorkstown, Va.

Folder 31

Correspondence, Undated before 1800

Folder 32-34

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Correspondence, 1801

Folder 32: January-April 1801

Folder 33: May-October 1801

Folder 34: November-December 1801

Letters concerning national political affairs, including the election of Jefferson as President, from David Stone, Richard Dobbs Spaight, James Turner, and John Steele; description, 17 April, of Masonic ceremonies in New Bern, N.C.; letters from William R. Davie, Henry Toole, and Isaac Guion about University affairs; correspondence, October-December, between Haywood and his wife while she was visiting her family in Wilmington, including letters from the former about the many people coming to Raleigh for the meeting of the legislature; letter, 2 January, from W. Nelson, Philadelphia, to Miss S. [?] Nelson.

Folder 35-36

Folder 35

Folder 36

Correspondence, 1802

Folder 35: January-August 1802

Folder 36: September-December 1802

Correspondence and records, June-December, pertaining to the UNC lottery; printed copy, 15 December, of rules for the University sent to Haywood by William Polk, president of the Board of Trustees; letter, 24 December, from John Steele concerning his resignation as comptroller of the United States Treasury, with copies of his correspondence with Albert Gallatin and Thomas Jefferson attached; resolutions, 24 November, of the Committee of Finance of the North Carolina Senate relating to an inquiry into "each branch of the revenue of this State"; letters, 9 and 28 February and 17 May, from W. Nelson, Philadelphia, to Miss Susan Nelson, York Town, Va.; letters, 20 April and 18 November, from John Haywood and William Hall, pertaining to the latter's marriage to Ferebee Williams, sister of Eliza Eagles Asaph Williams Haywood.

Folder 37-40

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Correspondence, 1803

Folder 37: January-May 1803

Folder 38: June-September 1803

Folder 39: October-November 1803

Folder 40: December 1803

Letters from Robert Williams, 20 June, and William R. Davie, 2 September, and a letter of 11 July with signature missing pertaining to state politics; letters from John Steele, 27 October 27 and 14 December, Thomas Wynns, 12 December, and David Stone, 8 December, on national affairs, including possible abolition of the Loan Offices, passage of the constitutional amendment pertaining to the election of president and vice president, and the purchase of the Louisiana Territory by the United States; letter, 7 October, from Gavin Alves to Haywood on matters pertaining to the steward at the University and his financial affairs; letter, 2 August, from Willie Blount, Knoxville, Tenn., concerning personal financial matters, the death of his sister and his care for her children, and other personal matters; several letters pertaining to the sale by Haywood of his lands in New Bern, particularly from Josiah Collins Jr., 30 July, and Samuel Simpson, 3 and 17 December, who were potential purchasers; several family letters, chiefly correspondence between Eliza Eagles Asaph Williams Haywood (Betsy) and her mother (Jane Williams) and sister Rebecca Christina Williams chiefly concerning family and personal affairs--birth of a son to Betsy, sending new clothes to her, the death of her father, etc.--including one long letter from Eliza Eagles Asaph Williams Haywood concerning the great amount of work involved in entertaining all of the members of the General Assembly whom her husband invited home for dinner.

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About 3500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Many of the early personal papers in this Series relate to the affairs of Eliza Eagles Asaph Williams Haywood's mother, Jane Davis Williams, and to Eliza Eagles Asaph Williams Haywood's sisters, Ferebee Williams Hall (married to William Hall) and Rebecca Williams Moore (married to Alfred Moore). Correspondence of Jane Davis Williams, her daughters, and their husbands, makes up a large part of the personal papers. Ferebee Williams Hall died in 1809 and Rebecca Williams Moore in 1816; the death of Jane Davis Williams is not recorded but probably occurred in 1817 or 1818. Her letters and those of her daughters are greatly concerned with the birth and care of children, illness and its treatment, clothing, and household activities. Scattered letters to her and to the Haywoods from William Hall and Alfred Moore continue after the death of their wives. The Halls and the Moores lived in Brunswick County, N.C.; the Moores spent summers at Moorefield near Hillsboro in Orange County, N.C. Jane Davis Williams was generally at the home of one of her daughters.

After the death of Jane Davis Williams there is less intimate family material except for correspondence among the members of John Haywood's immediate family, written when the boys were at school or the older daughter, Eliza (sometimes called Betsy/Betsey) was away from home visiting or traveling. There are occasional references to Haywood's brothers and sisters and members of their families, but the correspondence about them and with them is scattered. The older Haywood boys studied at Chapel Hill, first at the preparatory school and later at the University, beginning in 1816. George Washington Haywood graduated in 1821, Fabius Julius Haywood in 1822, and Thomas Burgess Haywood in 1823. John Steele Haywood and Alfred Moore Haywood were students but did not graduate. Letters from John Haywood to his sons during this period give family news and news of Raleigh. Fabius studied medicine for about a year in Raleigh, and then entered the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania. Correspondence between him and members of his family gives Raleigh news on one side, and on the other information on medical study and the life of a medical student in Philadelphia.

Haywood's position as state treasurer meant that he had a great deal of correspondence with bankers of the state and there is material in his papers on the North Carolina State Bank, the Bank of Cape Fear, and the Bank of New Bern, and also lesser information on the Branch Bank of the United States at Fayetteville.

Haywood's papers also relate to other aspects of his work as treasurer, including sheriff's settlements, state-owned securities, land sales, and payment of salaries of public officials.

Although Haywood usually was not directly involved in political activity, his correspondents frequently were, and scattered through this series are comments on the political news and events of the state and nation.

Personal business papers of Haywood relate to his household bills, loans he made to individuals (whether from personal or state funds is not always clear), and his plantation in Edgecombe County, which was under the direct management of an overseer supervised by a friend in Tarboro who also marketed Haywood's crops. Jesse Holland, an overseer, wrote to Haywood in 1808; Joseph J. Sumner supervised the place for a time, and beginning about 1810 there are frequent letters from Theodore Parker about it.

Eliza Eagles Asaph Williams Haywood was active in the Raleigh Female Tract Society, and there are scattered references to affairs of Christ Church (Episcopal) in Raleigh.

In addition to letters to and from the Haywood boys at the University of North Carolina, there are other items relating to University affairs. Haywood was a prominent trustee, and at times was a member of the land committee and the committee on appointments. Scattered through this series are materials on the University, including many references to Tennessee lands.

Eliza Eagles Haywood (Betsy) was referred to as a child in the early papers, and about 1818 her correspondence becomes a significant factor in the papers. It is especially prominent in 1822, when she was visiting in Washington, D.C., and in the months which followed when she corresponded with Anna Hayes Johnson, daughter of William Johnson, United States Supreme Court justice, of Charleston, S.C., and with Sarah Moulton Wool (married to John Ellis Wool). Anna Hayes Johnson married Romulus M. Saunders in 1823.

Soon after the death of John Haywood in November 1827, a shortage was discovered in the state treasury. Friends and members of the family made efforts to account for it in a manner favorable to Haywood, who had been one of the most popular men of the state, and the family tried to make up the deficit from his personal estate. There are references to this affair in the papers, but there is no detailed information.

The later papers include accounts and correspondence of the drug firm of Webb and Williams, which was succeeded about February 1828 by Williams and Haywood (a partnership of Alfred Williams and Fabius Haywood), and also papers pertaining to the legal business of George Washington Haywood.

The papers in this series are so extensive and so varied that a chronological analysis is impractical. Also see the volumes in Subseries 6.1, 6.2, 6.3.1, 6.10, 6.12, and 6.13, dating from the period covered by this Series.

Folder 41a

Name index to Series 2

Folder 41-42

Folder 41

Folder 42

Correspondence, 1804

Folder 41: January-June 1804

Folder 42: July-December 1804

Folder 43-45

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Folder 44

Folder 45

Correspondence, 1805

Folder 43: January-March 1805

Folder 44: April-September 1805

Folder 45: October-December 1805

Folder 46-47

Folder 46

Folder 47

Correspondence, 1806

Folder 46: January-July 1806

Folder 47: August-December 1806

Folder 48-49

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Folder 49

Correspondence, 1807

Folder 48: January-May 1807

Folder 49: June-December 1807

Folder 50-53

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Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Correspondence, 1808

Folder 50: January-March 1808

Folder 51: April-July 1808

Folder 52: August-October 1808

Folder 53: November-December 1808

Folder 54-56

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Correspondence, 1809

Folder 54: January-March 1809

Folder 55: April-July 1809

Folder 56: August-December 1809

Folder 57-61

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Folder 58

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Folder 60

Folder 61

Correspondence, 1810

Folder 57: January-March 1810

Folder 58: April-July 1810

Folder 59: August 1810

Folder 60: September 1810

Folder 61: October-December 1810

Folder 62-65

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Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Correspondence, 1811

Folder 62: January-March 1811

Folder 63: April-August 1811

Folder 64: September-October 1811

Folder 65: November-December 1811

Folder 66-68

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Correspondence, 1812

Folder 66: January-April 1812

Folder 67: May-August 1812

Folder 68: September-December 1812

Folder 69-70

Folder 69

Folder 70

Correspondence, 1813

Folder 69: January-August 1813

Folder 70: September-December 1813

Folder 71-73

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Folder 72

Folder 73

Correspondence, 1814

Folder 71: January-May 1814

Folder 72: June-October 1814

Folder 73: November-December 1814

Folder 74-76

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Folder 75

Folder 76

Correspondence, 1815

Folder 74: January-April 1815

Folder 75: May-August 1815

Folder 76: September-December 1815

Folder 77-79

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Folder 78

Folder 79

Correspondence, 1816

Folder 77: January-May 1816

Folder 78: June-September 1816

Folder 79: October-December 1816

Folder 80-82

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Folder 81

Folder 82

Correspondence, 1817

Folder 80: January-May 1817

Folder 81: June-September 1817

Folder 82: October-December 1817

Folder 83-86

Folder 83

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

Correspondence, 1818

Folder 83: January-March 1818

Folder 84: April-June 1818

Folder 85: July-September 1818

Folder 86: October-December 1818

Folder 87-89

Folder 87

Folder 88

Folder 89

Correspondence, 1819

Folder 87: January-April 1819

Folder 88: May-August 1819

Folder 89: September-December 1819

Folder 90-92

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Correspondence, 1820

Folder 90: January-April 1820

Folder 91: May-August 1820

Folder 92: September-December 1820

Folder 93-95

Folder 93

Folder 94

Folder 95

Correspondence, 1821

Folder 93: January-April 1821

Folder 94: May-August 1821

Folder 95: September-December 1821

Folder 96-100

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Correspondence, 1822

Folder 96: January-February 1822

Folder 97: March 1822

Folder 98: April-May 1822

Folder 99: June-August 1822

Folder 100: September-December 1822

Folder 101-105

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Correspondence, 1823

Folder 101: January-February 1823

Folder 102: March-April 1823

Folder 103: May-July 1823

Folder 104: August-September 1823

Folder 105: October-December 1823

Folder 106-111

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

Correspondence, 1824

Folder 106: January-March 1824

Folder 107: April-May 1824

Folder 108: June-July 1824

Folder 109: August-October 1824

Folder 110: November 1824

Folder 111: December 1824

Folder 112-118

Folder 112

Folder 113

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

Correspondence, 1825

Folder 112: January-February 1825

Folder 113: March-April 1825

Folder 114: May-June 1825

Folder 115: July-August 1825

Folder 116: September 1825

Folder 117: October 1825

Folder 118: November-December 1825

Folder 119-123

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Folder 123

Correspondence, 1826

Folder 119: January-February 1826

Folder 120: March-April 1826

Folder 121: May-June 1826

Folder 122: July-September 1826

Folder 123: October-December 1826

Folder 124-127

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Correspondence, 1827

Folder 124: January-March 1827

Folder 125: April-May 1827

Folder 126: June-July 1827

Folder 127: October-December 1827

Folder 128-129

Folder 128

Folder 129

Correspondence, 1828

Folder 128: January-May 1828

Folder 129: June-December 1828

Folder 130-131a

Correspondence, 1829

Folder 130: January-May 1829

Folder 131a: June-December 1829

Folder 131b-131d

Correspondence, Undated, circa 1752-1829: Letters received by John Haywood

Folder 131e

Correspondence, Undated, circa 1752-1829: Letters received by Eliza Williams Haywood

Folder 131f-131l

Other undated material, circa 1752-1829

Folder 131m

Correspondence, Undated, circa 1800-1829: Letters received by Eliza Eagles Haywood

Folder 131n

Correspondence, Undated, circa 1800-1829: Relating to Raleigh Female Tract Society

Folder 131o

Correspondence, Undated, circa 1800-1829: Relating to Raleigh Academy

Folder 131p-131r

Other undated material, circa 1800-1829

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. Correspondence and Related Loose Papers, 1830-1860.

About 2700 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly professional and business papers of George Washington Haywood, second son of John Haywood, and of Alfred Williams, John Haywood's nephew, with correspondence and other items concerning many other individuals and matters. George Washington Haywood (1802-1890) was state attorney for Wake County, N.C. Alfred Williams of Raleigh and Marengo County, Ala., was an attorney and plantation owner. There are letters and other items of the following members of the Haywood family: Eliza Eagles (Betsy) Haywood, Alfred Moore Haywood, Fabius Julius Haywood, Edmund Burke Haywood, Rebecca Jane Haywood Hall (married to Albert G. Hall), John Steele Haywood, William Davie Haywood, Thomas Burgess Haywood, William Henry Haywood, Jr., and a number of cousins who did not bear the Haywood name.

See also Series 6, which includes many volumes dating from the period covered by this Series.

The papers of George Washington Haywood consist of letters to him from clients of Wake, Franklin, Chatham, and Johnston counties; legal documents--indentures, wills, deeds, bonds, court or trial dockets for Wake County Court and, beginning in 1835, letters to him from his brother John Steele Haywood who, with George, formed a partnership that owned a plantation in Greene County, Alabama. John lived on the Alabama plantation and apparently had a direct hand in the management of the farming operations, often acting as his own overseer. His letters to his brother George kept the latter informed about the enslaved people and the conditions on the plantation--crops, prices, etc. George Washington Haywood's letters from clients and legal documents often bear the names of Haywood cousins, friends, and neighbors in Wake and surrounding counties, such as Whitaker, Poole, Boylan, Yarborough, Holloman, Goodwin, and others. During these years, he appears to have had three or more law partners, including Thomas W. Johnston, David W. Stone, and a Mr. Miller.

The papers of Alfred Williams, cousin of the Haywood brothers, are merged with, but not related to, George Washington Haywood's papers. Williams' father and Haywood's mother were brother and sister. In partnership with Dr. Fabius Julius Haywood of Raleigh, a younger brother of George Washington, and his own brother John R. Williams, Alfred had for many years operated a drug firm and general merchandise store, Williams & Haywood, Inc. There are a number of business items of this firm and correspondence to the firm from the early 1830s from various physicians of eastern North Carolina, usually requesting drugs and medicines. About 1833, this partnership purchased land from a Houston family in Marengo County, Ala. From this point on, correspondence and business items of the merchant partnership no longer appear in the papers, although the firm continued for some years.

Alfred Williams moved to Alabama to operate the plantation. He accumulated wealth through enslavement of ninety-one people and by acquiring more land. Lists of the people he enslaved, as well as his accounts, tax lists, bills and receipts, correspondence with cotton commission merchants and overseers, and items on plantation business are present in the papers. Williams married about 1850 and returned to Raleigh to spend the greater part of each year, leaving the management of his plantation to a series of overseers with whom he corresponded. A deed, dated 4 January 1856, indicated that he bought more than 700 acres of land west of Raleigh.

There were a number of letters to Alfred Williams in Raleigh, N.C., and Linden, Alabama, in the early 1850s from his cousin, J. J. Williams. J. J. Williams (who was at Butler and Pushmataka in Choctaw County, Ala., in 1851 and 1852; at Prairie Plains and Anderson in Grimes County, Texas, in 1852 and 1853; and at Centerville in Leon County, Texas, in 1854) chiefly wrote about his financial difficulties and his efforts to sell land he owned in Texas to pay off his creditors, one of whom was Alfred Williams. While in Alabama, he also wrote about the progress of his crops and other plantation business. There are letters from several other individuals, including F. W. Harmes and Thomas Affleck in 1853, to Williams about the sale of the Texas property.

In addition to these two parallel but unrelated series of papers, there are letters of Alfred Moore Haywood, chiefly to his brother Edmund Burke Haywood, who was a physician in Raleigh after his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, and also to his brother George Washington Haywood and his sister Betsy. These letters begin on 1 August 1856, in Galveston, Texas, and were written by Alfred Moore Haywood after he had killed a man named Smith during a fight in the city of Raleigh. There were witnesses to the fight and Haywood fled to Texas and thence to Mexico. His letters to his relatives describe his wanderings and sufferings. He finally settled in Matamoros, Mexico, leaving his Raleigh property and the people he enslaved there to his brother's management. He was 52 years old at the time.

The papers also contain about fourteen letters between members of the Scott family of New Bern and Raleigh, N.C. These are chiefly letters from Guion Scott to his brother Lawrence W. Scott, who was attempting to establish a practice of some sort (presumably medicine) in Raleigh. The final letter of this group is one from Charles G. Scott to George W. Haywood dated 5 August 1857. Otherwise, the Scott letters are apparently unrelated to the Haywood papers.

Folder 132-133

Folder 132

Folder 133

Correspondence, 1830

Folder 132: January-June 1830

Folder 133: July-December 1830

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • January 16, April 5, April 8, June 3, July 27, bills of sale in which enslaved people were purchased from the estate of John Haywood by John S. Haywood, George M. Haywood, B. A. Barham, Wyatt Harrison, Eliza E. Haywood, and William H. Haywood (folders 132-133).
  • March 21, an indenture in which Dave (about 33 years old), Tom (about 38 years old), Fanny (about 39 years old), Annette (about 26 years old) and her child Emeline (about 6 months old), Mary (about 12 years old), and Emily (about 10 years old), all of whom were enslaved, were deeded from Henry A. Donaldson of Fayetteville, N.C., to Jesse and Stephen Birdsall (folder 133).
  • May 23, a letter from an unknown correspondent in Terre Haute to George W. Haywood in Raleigh, describing the journey to Indiana, the water, and timber. The author contrasts the sentiments of the population where slavery no longer existed with the social customs of the enslaving class (folder 132).
  • August 15, an indenture, in which a group of enslaved people were conveyed by John McLeran and Hugh McLaurin, acting as trustees of Jesse and Stephen Birdsall, to the Company of the Bank of the United States (folder 133).
  • August 16, a legal document in which people enslaved by H. A. Donaldson and sold at a sheriff's sale were part of a dispute between William H. Haywood and William Donaldson (folder 133).
  • December 1, a letter in which Green, Jerry, Simon, Boen, Sceny, Ceity, and Jane are listed. Several names have "blanket" next to their name; all of the individuals are associated with another name and what looks to be a dollar amount, which suggests that their labor was hired out. The letter is from J. Blake and Son in Fayetteville, N.C., to Benj. S. King in Raleigh, N.C. (folder 133).
  • December, a legal document in which an unnamed Black man who was hired as a blacksmith but turned out not to have the skill set was the subject of a dispute filed by Durham Hall (folder 132).

Other notable materials are legal correspondence and papers of George Washington Haywood; similar items continue until 1860. February, William Henry Haywood, Jr., to his cousin Eliza Eagles Haywood (Betsy). 7 May, letter of introduction from John B. Muse of Washington, D.C., to Fabius Julius Haywood introducing Dr. Alexander Telfair. 23 May, Theo A. Snow to George W. Haywood, describing Terre Haute, Indiana, where he was visiting. 5 June, William H. Haywood, Jr., to his cousin Betsy with a statement and discussion of her indebtedness. 6 August, letter from E. Fondo, dressmaker for Miss E. Haywood. A number of legal papers of the 1830s bear the name of Birdsall. 13 December, W. Latimer of Edenton to Thomas W. Johnston (partner of George W. Haywood), concerning a sale of property. 21 December, William H. Haywood to Betsy Haywood giving personal advice.

Folder 134-136

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

Correspondence, 1831

Folder 134: January-July 1831

Folder 135: August 1831

Folder 136: September-December 1831

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • January 1, a valuation in which enslaved people are documented: Sam, Jerry, Green, Mary and her child Simon, Sceny, Boen, Ceity, Jane, Shade. The valuation was compiled for the heirs of John Williams (folder 134).
  • February 4, bill of sale indicating that enslaved people were purchased by John Steele Haywood and George W. Haywood from the John Haywood estate (folder 134)
  • February 22, a letter from William H. Haywood Jr. in Raleigh, N.C., to Eliza (Betsy), regarding financial transactions required to cover her debts related to the purchase of enslaved people. He referenced the scandal that involved both their families, the unfortunate state of his father's "pecuniary affairs with the State Bank," and how young Haywood was forced to buy some of this father's property (folder 134).
  • March 30, a letter in which an enslaved girl and the eight people who descended from her in the following 40 years became the center of a legal dispute related to a mortgage placed on her 20-30 years earlier. The letter is from Elisha Siles in Chatham County, N.C., to George W. Haywood in Raleigh, N.C. (folder 134).

Other materials include letters, 18 January, Judge Henry Potter, of Fayetteville, N.C., to Dr. Hudson M. Cave, Chapel Hill, about collecting a debt; 16 February, Marshall T. Pole of Charlotte, N.C., to John B. Johns or G. W. Haywood, about a legal matter; 19 April, Robert McKoy of Clinton, N.C., with an order for a Wedgewood mortar and pestle and smallpox vaccine from Williams & Haywood, Inc.; 29 April, I. T.(?) Haywood of Smithfield, N.C., to his cousin George W. Haywood about the latter running for political office and his chances; 30 May, Dr. J. T. Gilliam of Fayetteville, to Williams & Haywood, Inc. about the fire that had destroyed a large section of the town on the preceding day in which the drug supplies having been destroyed, Gilliam ordered supplies listing those most needed; August, advertisements sent out by Eliza Eagles Asaph Williams Haywood to state legislators offering rooms to rent during their stay in Raleigh; 1 August, William H. Haywood, Jr., on the death of his nephew, son of his sister Charity Manly; September-December, business letters of Williams & Haywood, Inc., from William Pickett of "near Hillsboro," M. E. Manly of New Bern, John T. Johnston of Hillsboro, Henry T. Clark of Tarboro, and other items from northern business firms.

Folder 137-138

Folder 137

Folder 138

Correspondence, 1832

Folder 137: January-July 1832

Folder 138: August-December 1832

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • August 12 and 16, legal documents in which heirs Rebecca Tucker, Joseph Tucker, William R. Tucker, and Augustus Tucker of Pleasant Tucker and Mary Tucker of Carroll County, Tenn., sought remedies in court for losses incurred when the courts of Wake County sold enslaved people to settle estate debts (folder 138).
  • 17 October, a will of Dennis Grady, in Wake County, N.C., includes Cherry (a woman), Anderson (boy), Penney (girl), Ben (adult man), Kitty (adult woman), Isham, Cook, and Vilet, all of whom were enslaved. The will indicates that the enslaved people, or profits from their trafficking, would be inherited by his Meaderies grandchildren (folder 138).
  • 1832, a bill in which Anthony, Jim, Daniel, Grace, and Madison, who were enslaved by Chasey Pearce, are mentioned. The bill was filed by Cullen Tolton in the Court of Equity for Johnston County, N.C. (folder 138).

Other materials include letters from I. T. Haywood and William Henry Haywood, Jr., and dry goods accounts of Eliza E. Haywood. Pension petition, Revolutionary War Service, of John Walker. Obituary of Elizabeth Araph (Williams) Haywood, who died 21 July 1832, written by Thomas Burgess Haywood. August 1832, of Elizabeth Miller to Washington Haywood, seeking assistance from the court regarding her husband Merrel Miller's physical abuse and abandonment for the Vandagriff family. 20 August, Charles Manly (governor of North Carolina 1849-1851) to Eliza E. Haywood on the execution of her mother's will. 19 December, D. W. Stone, Edenton, to Alfred Moore Haywood concerning the renting of land.

Folder 139-140

Folder 139

Folder 140

Correspondence, 1833

Folder 139: January-June 1833

Folder 140: July-December 1833

Includes an inventory of drugs purchased from Dr. Rufus Haywood by Williams & Haywood, Inc. Part of an address (4 pages) by William Gaston. 10 June, Rebecca Jane Haywood to William B. Meares, Wilmington, attorney, about her Wilmington property recently inherited from her mother. 31 August, copy of the will of William Whitley of Wake County. 8 November, Dennis O'Bryan of Warren County to G. W. Haywood about renting the latter his "plantation on Swift Creek." Scattered letters and papers from or relating to Joseph Small of Pittsboro run through the early 1830s, mainly relating to his debts. 18 December, Thomas Burgess Haywood, Raleigh, to "Dear Sister" visiting in Wilmington, mainly a facetious letter about social life in Raleigh.

Folder 141-142

Folder 141

Folder 142

Correspondence, 1834

Folder 141: January-September 1834

Folder 142: October-December 1834

Eliza E. Haywood to her sister Rebecca Jane, who was visiting in Wilmington with the E. B. Dudley family, giving extensive advice on the conduct of a young lady and an account of Raleigh social news. Information in the letters of Rebecca Haywood indicates that on this Wilmington visit she met Albert G. Hall and married him the following November or December in Raleigh. Her letters from 1835 until her tragic death in 1842 written to her sister Eliza depict the unfortunate circumstances of her married life and her trials with her husband. 20 February, bond of several members of the Haywood family to purchase some of the property that had been taken from John Haywood, state treasurer, when the deficit was discovered at his death. 21 March, Thomas D. King, Tuscaloosa, Ala., to G. W. Haywood about business concerning their two families. 1 April, Carolina R. Moore, Wilmington, N.C., to "My Dear Cousin" (Rebecca Jane Haywood). 5 April, Randolph Webb, Raleigh, to Judge Henry Seawell, Raleigh, legal matter concerning the discharge of a bond. 11 and 26 April, William B. Meares, Wilmington attorney, to George W. Haywood, legal business. 26 October, copy of the will of James Speight of Wake County. 24 November, Albert G. Hall, Wilmington, to Eliza Haywood on his forthcoming marriage to her sister Rebecca Jane.

Folder 143-145

Folder 143

Folder 144

Folder 145

Correspondence, 1835

Folder 143: January-March 1835

Folder 144: April-July 1835

Folder 145: August-December 1835

Includes Eliza Haywood's accounts with general merchandise firm in Raleigh. Two land transactions of William Donaldson and Henry A. Donaldson of Wake County. Letters from Rebecca (Haywood) Hall to her sister Eliza giving an account of her life in Wilmington. 4 March, the first of about six letters of C. H. Dudley, attending an Episcopal boys school in Raleigh, to Albert Hall. In this year appear the first letters of John Steele Haywood to his brother George W. written from Greensboro, Greene County, Ala., where he had moved to make a new life. 30 May, Elizabeth Pearsall to her nephew Albert G. Hall.

Folder 146-148

Folder 146

Folder 147

Folder 148

Correspondence, 1836

Folder 146: January-May 1836

Folder 147: June-September 1836

Folder 148: October-December

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • March 8, a will that documents Ned (about 40 years old), Fereby (about 35 years old), and her children Jack (about 10 years old) and Sam (about 7 years old) (folder 146).
  • April 23 and May 20, letters in which Allen, a man enslaved by Harrison Terrell, was mentioned as a victim of an attempted lynching. Allen was visiting his wife and children at the home of Eliza J. Powell when the violence against him occurred. The letters are from Joseph Fowler of Wake County to G. W. Haywood (folder 146).

Other materials include legal correspondence of George W. Haywood with northern law firms. A marked increase in family letters, including the letters of A. G. Hall to his wife, Rebecca, staying with her family in Raleigh. Their first child was born in January 1836, a girl who was named Eliza Haywood Hall and thereafter called Betsy. 20 February, Fabius Haywood to Alfred Williams, Greensborough, Ala., with news of the families in both localities. Evidence in the letter indicates that the Alabama venture was a combined effort to repay debts and recover reputation. 22 January, Harry Clark, Cook County, Tenn., to his nephew Lewis Dupree of Raleigh. 8 March, copy of the will of Thomas Lambeth of Chatham County. 18 April, Theo A. Snow, Liberty Va., to George W. Haywood, friendly letter. 13 May, Joseph Gales Johnson, Choctaw, Columbus (Miss.?) on the influence of Santa Anna on the cotton market and advantages of emigrating to Texas as soon as the land opened up. A. G. Hall to Rebecca Haywood Hall. 26 September, H. Waddell, Pittsboro, to "My dear cousin" (Eliza Haywood) asking to room at her house. 6 November, (and March and April 1837) William Davie Haywood, Philadelphia, to his brother George on entering medical college. George W. was paying his tuition and expenses. Articles of agreement and correspondence with overseers. 2 November, Richard D. Speight, New Bern, legal business with W. Haywood.

Folder 149-151

Folder 149

Folder 150

Folder 151

Correspondence, 1837

Folder 149: January-May 1837

Folder 150: June-August 1837

Folder 151: September-December 1837

Includes legal papers and plantation correspondence and accounts as heretofore. 12 March, Rebecca Haywood Hall, Woodbine Retreat near South Washington, N.C., where she and her husband had made their home and engaged in farming, to her sister Eliza Haywood. Eliza Haywood's household accounts with the Raleigh firm of Haywood and Little. 3 July and 17 August, William Davie Haywood, Philadelphia, to his brother George on receiving his medical degree, which took him six months. 2 August, deed for Indiana land between William and Susan Williams and Alexander Lawrence. Correspondence with attorneys and other persons in Indiana over this property composes a minor segment of the Williams papers for the next 20-year period. Other letters from Rebecca Hall and one from Albert G. Hall of 17 December to Eliza Haywood telling of the arrival of his wife's second child, a daughter called Alice. 27 October, Will of Susan Parrish of Wake County.

Folder 152-155

Folder 152

Folder 153

Folder 154

Folder 155

Correspondence, 1838

Folder 152: January-March 1838

Folder 153: April-June 1838

Folder 154: July-September 1838

Folder 155: October-December 1838

February 18, Richard Barum, friend and client of George W. Haywood, formerly of Wake County, withdrawing lawsuit against "old Rodgers" and the Williams family. March and October 24, J. W. Carroll, Chapel Hill attorney, urging G. W. Haywood to attend to certain legal matters. May 5, Abraham Rencher, Washington, D. C., to G. W. Haywood. May 25, M. I. Waddell, Pittsboro, to Charles Manly about a debt. June 19, William Roles to G. W. Haywood requesting legal advice on a suspected rape of a mute girl. July 13, August 16, and January 25, 1840, Robert Stamper, Hilliardston, Nash County, to G. W. Haywood about his suit against the Bank of the State of North Carolina October 25, March 11 and November 27, 1839, Moses Jewett, Columbus, Mo., to George W. Haywood about Dr. Joseph B. Hinton of Raleigh. November 7, [Mrs.] S. H. Waddell, Hillsboro, to Eliza Moorefields near Hillsborough. November 8, Alfred M. Haywood, Raleigh, to her brother George about desiring to keep the family home to purchase herself for a boarding school.

Folder 156-158

Folder 156

Folder 157

Folder 158

Correspondence, 1839

Folder 156: January-May 1839

Folder 157: June-October 1839

Folder 158: November-December 1839

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • January 4, a letter about Rachel, an enslaved woman who had self-emancipated by running away to Raleigh, N.C. The letter is from Joseph I. Dillard, Hinds City, Miss., to William Hutchins (folder 156).
  • March 17, a letter in which Henry, an enslaved person, was offered as security against a claim, with the possibility of trafficking him through sale, in a letter from John S. Haywood in Greensboro, Ala., to George W. Haywood in Raleigh. Charlotte, an enslaved woman who had a young child still breastfeeding; Sarah Ann, an enslaved woman who was pregnant; Maria, an enslaved woman; Abner, an enslaved man who was disabled by Scrofula, a type of tuberculosis infection, and hip joint disease; Weston, an enslaved man; Catharine, an enslaved woman; and an unnamed enslaved child referred to as "Mrs. Pasteur's boy" are also mentioned in the letter that describes strained finances and management of the Alabama plantation, including predictions of how much cotton could be harvested by enslaved people, the considerations of health and skill in hiring out enslaved people (folder 156)
  • May 3, letter in which Weston; Zepha; Mary, who was falsely rumored to have self-emancipated; Sylvia, who was resistant to the idea of being trafficked through hiring out; Catharine; Lucy; and Alex, all may have been members of a group of enslaved people who recently had been removed from Raleigh on a 32 day trip to Greensboro, Ala. John S. Haywood in Greensboro, Ala., described the enslaved people, including his concerns for their acclimation to the Alabama weather in a letter to his sister Eliza E. Haywood in Raleigh (folder 156).
  • July 25, the will of Willie Robertson includes Silvy, who was bequeathed to Mary P. Robertson; "Big Mary," who was bequeathed to Sarah Jane Robertson; Allen, who was bequeathed to Thomas C. Robertson; "Little Mary," who was bequeathed to Leonidas W. Robertson (folder 157).
  • 26 June 1837, a deed in which Sam, a 32 year old enslaved man; Lucinda, an 25 year old enslaved woman; Edey, an enslaved 3 year old child; and Daniel, an enslaved 6 month old child, were conveyed from Edward Stevens to Ransom Stevens (folder 157).

Other materials include: January 3, letters from Eliza E. Haywood to her brothers Fabius and George thanking them for enabling her to keep the family home; November 16, Joseph B. Hinton, Raleigh, to George W. Haywood; February 12, 1842, same to same. There are several letters from Rebecca Jane Haywood Hall to Eliza E. Haywood, and scattered letters 1839-41 from Reverdy Johnson to George W. Haywood.

Folder 159-160

Folder 159

Folder 160

Correspondence, 1840

Folder 159: January-June 1840

Folder 160: July-December 1840

Includes many business and legal papers and letters of George W. Haywood. Also in this year are a few letters and invitations to G. W. Haywood on Whig business or celebrations. Eliza Haywood's school tuition bills and receipts. March 5, Charles Fisher, Washington, D. C., about "the debt we owe to the Literary Board." March 30, John H. Seawell, Spring Hill, Ala., to his brother Henry Seawell, Raleigh. May 20, B. Whitfield wrote to give Williams information on his land holdings and conditions in Alabama in general. July 10, Abraham Rencher, Pittsboro, to Charles Manly, Raleigh, about a Whig meeting and maneuvers. September 11, J. O. Watson of Raleigh writing from Montreal, Canada, to G. E. Haywood about his travels in that place. September 23, November 16, Rebecca Hall, South Washington, N.C., to her sister Eliza about the new baby daughter, her many problems, her husband's unkindness.

Folder 161-163

Folder 161

Folder 162

Folder 163

Correspondence, 1841

Folder 161: January-March 1841

Folder 162: April-August 1841

Folder 163: September-December 1841

Includes scattered letters during this period to Eliza Haywood from [Mrs.] S. H. Waddell of Hillsboro, and also from Rebecca Hall. January 8, H. I. Gorman, Concord, to Martha Gorman, Raleigh, about losing his money and property, going to Mississippi. Family letters about Eliza's plan to open a boarding school. March 29, W. Nichols, formerly of Raleigh, writing from prison (?) to George W. Haywood desiring his services as an attorney. An engineer, Nichols had gotten into serious trouble. July 17, Ezra McCall Tate, Asheville, N.C., to George W. Haywood. May 2, Rebecca Hall to Eliza on her little daughter Alice being burned to death and other tragic events in her family. December 25, and August 1, 1842, Spencer H. Alston, Bedford, N.C., to G. W. Haywood, personal and business matters.

Folder 164-167

Folder 164

Folder 165

Folder 166

Folder 167

Correspondence, 1842

Folder 164: January-March 1842

Folder 165: April-July 1842

Folder 166: August-October 1842

Folder 167: November-December 1842

Includes letters from Merritt Dillard of Holy Springs, Ala., to Alfred Williams, Linden, Ala., about mutual property holdings, debts, etc. A number of family letters, accounts and other business items related to the family farming ventures in Alabama. Letters of Rebecca Hall to her sister Eliza and also of her husband urging payment to him of his wife's share of her mother's estate. August 20, Ann M. Jones, South Washington, to Eliza Haywood on the death of Rebecca Haywood Hall. November 28, Guion Scott, New Bern, to his brother Lawrence W. Scott, Raleigh. November 28, Thomas A. Williams, Hamilton, Ga., to his brother Alfred telling of their brother William's imminent departure for Mississippi and family business. See also 7 July 1843, Williams to Williams. December 31, Albert G. Hall to Eliza E. Haywood declining her offer to raise and educate Rebecca's two surviving daughters, Betsy and Ida.

Folder 168-170

Folder 168

Folder 169

Folder 170

Correspondence, 1843

Folder 168: January-May 1843

Folder 169: June-August 1843

Folder 170: September-December 1843

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • October 25, the will of Lucinda Lanier of Franklin County, N.C., documents that Dick (adult), Bill (adult), H.G. Leigh (male child), Rebecca (child), Amelia (child) were bequeathed to John Nicholson. Each of these individuals, as well as Phill (adult), another enslaved person, were to receive money from the estate upon Lucinda Lanier's death. (folder 170).

Includes business and legal papers as heretofore. January 7, Eliza E. Haywood to Alfred Hall on the care and education of Rebecca's two daughters, and March 1, Hall's reply to same. These are the last letters relating to the Hall family in the papers. Letters from John MacLeod, "Buna Vista," Johnston County, N.C., to George W. Haywood about debts, legal matters, Whig business, at length. These letters are dated June 25, June 26 (to H. W. Husted of Raleigh), July 4, August 17, September 1, October 12, 21; and October 23, 1844. July 19, William Davie Haywood to his brother George about his poor circumstances, desiring to leave for Alabama to practice as a physician. Shortly after this letter was written he did leave for Alabama where he lived with his brother John on his plantation in Greene County. John's letter to George of November 29 describes William's conduct on the plantation. July 27, will of Elija Powell of Chatham County. August 21, Eliza Haywood to her brother George about the education of their brother Edmund Burke, who was going to UNC. October 25, will of Lucinda Lanier of Franklin County, N.C.

Folder 171-174

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

Folder 174

Correspondence, 1844

Folder 171: January-March 1844

Folder 172: April-August 1844

Folder 173: September-October 1844

Folder 174: November-December 1844

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • May, will of William Lashley of Wake County, N.C., documents Joe, a child, who was bequeathed to Young Lashley, and six other unnamed enslaved people who were bequeathed to Elizabeth Lashley (folder 172).

Includes letters from E. Burke Haywood attending UNC at Chapel Hill. January 13, D. Sugg to George W. Haywood, legal business and emigrating to Mississippi. Indenture between William Powell and William Poole of Wake. February 10, Indenture between William N. Shanck, George W. Haywood, John Buffalow, Weston R. Gales, and John Smith for land. May 29, Joel King, Green Hill, Ala., to Alfred Williams. May, will of William Lashley of Wake County. July 29, copy of letter from George W. Haywood to David W. Stone, Raleigh attorney, in which Haywood demanded to know if Stone had made certain slanderous statements about him. Stone either was or had been a law partner of Haywood's. October 17, Eliza E. Haywood to her brother Burke at Chapel Hill with family and Raleigh news. November 24, John P. Manly, Smithfield, to George W. Haywood asking him to be his "groomsman." November 29, Joel King, Green Hill, Ala., to Alfred Williams about business, debts, mutual friends. December 14, Guion Scott, New Bern, to his brother Dr. Lawrence W. Scott, Raleigh.

Folder 175-178

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Folder 178

Correspondence, 1845

Folder 175: January-April 1845

Folder 176: May-July 1845

Folder 177: August-October 1845

Folder 178: November-December 1845

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • November, a list of fifty enslaved people (ages provided) who were purchased from a Miss Hinton (folder 178).

Other materials are scattered letters between members of the Scott family. January 3, 13, deed and articles of agreement between John S. and George W. Haywood as to the ownership and operation of their Alabama land holdings. January 19, Reverdy Johnson, Annapolis, to George W. Haywood. January 30, Thomas Bragg, Warrenton, N.C., to G. W. Haywood. March 29, N. E. Rand, New Bern, Alabama, to John Hayes, attorney of Raleigh, telling about one D. B. Massey, alias Dempsey Blake, formerly of Wake County, who had deserted his North Carolina family and settled in Alabama. May 25 and later, letters from E. Burke Haywood at Chapel Hill to his brother George and sister Eliza. October 6, George Gray, Windsor, N.C., to his cousin David Stone. A few items of legal and business correspondence of David W. Stone. November 5, 19, W. H. Jones, Raleigh, to David W. Stone. Legal papers of the Powell and Fowler families of Wake County.

Folder 179-180

Folder 179

Folder 180

Correspondence, 1846

Folder 179: January-June 1846

Folder 180: July-December 1846

Includes family letters, a number about William Davie Haywood in Greene County, Ala., and a few from him. April 1, May 1, J. P. Devereux to David W. Stone. Many business items related to the Marengo County, Ala., plantation of Williams & Haywood, Inc. August 29, E. Burke Haywood to his brother George about his decision to "quit the study of Law and commence that of Physick." November 21, M. A. C. Gaines, Wake Forest, about giving security to G. W. Haywood.

Folder 181-184

Folder 181

Folder 182

Folder 183

Folder 184

Correspondence, 1847

Folder 181: January-April 1847

Folder 182: May-July 1847

Folder 183: August-September 1847

Folder 184: October-December 1847

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • January 1, a receipt indicating Ruffin, a boy enslaved by Alfred Williams, was hired out for the year 1846. Ruffin was to be returned to Williams in Greensborough on 1 January 1847 (folder 181).
  • January 1, a list of 22 enslaved people who had been hired out in Greene County for the year 1846 (folder 181).
  • March 27, will of John Shaw of Wake County documents Sam, Daisy, Norod(?), Allen, Jimmy, Lender, Cherry, Isaac, Wake, Frank, Ransom, Hansel, Phil, Mary, Jane, Daniel, Clay, Caroline, and Maria, who were lent to Fanny Martin Shaw; Orange, Ben, and Patsey, who were bequeathed to A. M. Shaw. Mariah and Sarah, enslaved girls, who were bequeathed to Candace B. Peake; Sep(?) and Milla, who were bequeathed to Laura M. Rogers; Anthony, an adult, and Emeline, a girl, who were bequeathed to Polly (Mary) Morgan Wright; Chancy and Jinsy(?), and an unnamed woman and child, who were bequeathed to Jennette (Jane) Screven Herndon; Isham, who was bequeathed to John T. Shaw; Dick, Surry, and a girl, Joannah, who were bequeathed to Agness M. Leathers; Nevers(?), an adult man, and a boy (approximately 9 years old), Henderson, who were bequeathed to Calvin H. Shaw; Jenkins, Granville, Sarah, Violet, Warren, Ellen, Henry, Caswell, and Rosanna, who were identified as part of the estate; and William, Ketto(?), Tom, Yance, and James, whose enslavement was shared by John Shaw and his mother Frances Shaw (folder 181).
  • June 20, will of Frances Waddail of Franklin County, N.C., documents Jinny, an enslaved woman; Margaret, an enslaved girl, who was bequeathed to Martha Brooks; Martha, an enslaved girl, was lent to Alice Debnam; Charles, an enslaved man, who was bequeathed to James Waddail; and Mill, an enslaved woman, and John, an enslaved boy, who were bequeathed to Susanna Wilson (folder 182).

Other materials are almost entirely legal and business papers. January 9, Alfred Williams, Marengo County, Ala, to his brother John R. at Raleigh concerning their mutual affairs. February 17, power of attorney granted by T. Loving, Wake County, to William R. Pool was an active Whig and friend of George W. Haywood.

Folder 185-187

Folder 185

Folder 186

Folder 187

Correspondence, 1848

Folder 185: January-May 1848

Folder 186: June-August 1848

Folder 187: September-December 1848

Legal correspondence and papers of George W. Haywood, and plantation business items and correspondence of Williams and Haywood, Inc.

Folder 188-192

Folder 188

Folder 189

Folder 190

Folder 191

Folder 192

Correspondence, 1849

Folder 188: January-February 1849

Folder 189: March-May 1849

Folder 190: June-August 1849

Folder 191: September-October 1849

Folder 192: November-December 1849

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • May 18, will of William R. Pool of Wake County, N.C., in which unnamed enslaved people are mentioned as to be trafficked through sale "South" (folder 189).
  • September 12, a bill of complaint of Henry W. Perry against James S. Yarbrough, both of Franklin County, N.C., in which Isaac, an enslaved man, and other unnamed enslaved people are mentioned. Isaac and the other enslaved people had been conveyed in 1846 by Samuel Perry to Mary B. Perry (wife of Guston Perry) (folder 191).
  • October 21, a letter from S. S. Taylor near Linden, to Alfred Williams in Raleigh, N.C., reporting that Isaac, Toba, Swail, Anthony, Gideon, Henry, Hinton, Jacob, Willis, Dany, Jessee, Dudley, Jane, Charlotte, Stranfred, Love (?), Fab, Jerry B., and Lorda(?) were all sick with chills and fever, possibly cholera (folder 191).

Other papers are similar to those previously described. Also included are papers relating to the family and descendants of James Furse who married Herodias Redding in 1766 in Savannah, Ga. (typed transcription). March 3, Mat. W. Alexander, Charlotte, to George W. Haywood. April 7, E. Burke Haywood's medical diploma from the University of Pennsylvania. July and September, a few legal papers relating to the Stith family of Raleigh. September 1, William S. Hadley, Chatham County, to the directors of the Bank of Cape Fear at Raleigh about debts of the late Allen Goodwin of Raleigh. December 6, Nathaniel J. Palmer, Milton, N.C., to Sarah Ann Stone, widow of David W. Stone, and December 10, Palmer's bond to Sarah Ann Stone. Also October 6, 1850, Palmer to George W. Haywood.

Folder 193-195

Folder 193

Folder 194

Folder 195

Correspondence, 1850

Folder 193: January-March 1850

Folder 194: April-July 1850

Folder 195: August-December 1850

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • September 3, will of Josiah Jones of Wake County documents Mary, a girl, who was bequeathed to Freemann Jones; Leak, a girl, who was bequeathed to Rebecca Bunn; Aniky(?), a woman, and her youngest child, Willie, who were bequeathed to Lucy Strickland; Isabel, a girl, who was bequeathed to Candis Jones; John Lump, a boy, who was bequeathed to Gilly Jones; and unidentified enslaved people who were loaned to his wife Temperance Jones during her lifetime and then to be trafficked through sale (folder 195).

Primarily papers similar to those previously described. Also included are May 7, Samuel F. Phillips, Chapel Hill, to George W. Haywood about litigation between Henry Williams and a Mr. Page whose son married Williams's daughter. August 14, legal agreement between Edward Yarborough of Raleigh and Alfred Williams. Yarborough had married Hannah Haywood, widow of Dr. John Lee Haywood, and was the proprietor of Raleigh's Yarborough House. September, 27, H. Waddell, Hillsboro, to George W. Haywood about being sued by the Bank of Cape Fear. Also two letters of February 21, 1851.

Folder 196-198

Folder 196

Folder 197

Folder 198

Correspondence, 1851

Folder 196: January-April 1851

Folder 197: May-September 1851

Folder 198: October-December 1851

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • 1843 (undated), tax list of 25 enslaved people between the ages of ten and fifty years, and 10 enslaved children under the age of ten years are documented without names. Enslaved people under the age of ten years and over the age of fifty years were taxed at lower rates (folder 196).
  • 1844 (undated), tax list of 43 enslaved people, including 28 who were between the ages of ten and fifty years and 15 who were under the age of ten years (folder 196).
  • 1846 (undated), tax list of 56 enslaved people, including 34 who were between the ages of ten and fifty years and 22 who were under the age of ten years (folder 196).
  • 1847 (undated), tax list of 54 enslaved people between the ages of ten and fifty years, and 22 enslaved children under the age of ten years are documented without names (folder 196).
  • 1848, (undated), tax list of 81 enslaved people with names and ages (folder 196).
  • 1849 (undated), tax list of 84 enslaved people, including 5 infants, with names and ages (folder 196).
  • February 5, will of Elizabeth Fort of Wake County, N.C., in which Esther, Lucy, Abram, and Richard Aaron were lent to Mary Wall (wife of William Hall) during her lifetime; Jerry, Penn, Albert, and Sarah Gaddy were lent to Edith Hinton (wife of Wimberly Hinton) during her lifetime; Susan and Alice Ann were lent to Mary Ann Poole (wife of James S. Poole) during her lifetime (folder 196).
  • 1 January 1851: receipt for attendance and preaching services provided A. J. Crawfor to enslaved people.

Other papers are as previously described. Scattered letters during the year from J. R. Whitaker, Wilmington, to George W. Haywood. August 30, two lengthy letters from John S. Haywood, Greensborough, Ala., to George W. giving an account of the state of their operations in Alabama, extent of land holding, present and future prospects. December 8, John W. Wilson, overseer, to his employer Alfred Williams. Other Wilson letters occasionally during this decade. December 9, Samuel F. Phillips, Chapel Hill, to G. W. Haywood about an insolvent merchant, a Mr. Kirkland.

Folder 199-201

Folder 199

Folder 200

Folder 201

Correspondence, 1852

Folder 199: January-April 1852

Folder 200: May-August 1852

Folder 201: September-December 1852

Chiefly papers as previously described. February 1 and March 12, M. D. J. Slade, Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Alfred Williams. Slade was a native North Carolinian. November 1, Sidney Smith, Chapel Hill, to George W. Haywood about mutual business.

Folder 202-203

Folder 202

Folder 203

Correspondence, 1853

Folder 202: January-July 1853

Folder 203: August-December 1853

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • November 9, letter to George W. Haywood from John Goode, an attorney in Brogden, Va., concerning defense of Hardaman Irby who had been accused of murdering an enslaved person (folder 203).

Chiefly papers as previously described. January 9, John R. Williams, Raleigh, to his brother Alfred in Linden, Ala., about the Williams' business operations in Raleigh. June 15, John T. Williams, Harris County, Ga., to his uncle Alfred on the death of his father. Scattered correspondence of a legal nature from William Veitch of Philadelphia to George W. Haywood. October 2, Charles Manly to Eliza E. Haywood.

Folder 204-206

Folder 204

Folder 205

Folder 206

Correspondence, 1854

Folder 204: January-March 1854

Folder 205: April-July 1854

Folder 206: August-December 1854

Chiefly papers as previously described. May 30, Thomas Ruffin (not the chief justice), Washington, D. C., to G. W. Haywood on the legal question of sanity with regard to his sister. June 12, Merritt Dillard, Carroll County, Miss., to John Griffes, Raleigh, about his long life in Mississippi, debts, etc.

Folder 207-210

Folder 207

Folder 208

Folder 209

Folder 210

Correspondence, 1855

Folder 207: January-February 1855

Folder 208: March-June 1855

Folder 209: July-August 1855

Folder 210: September-December 1855

Chiefly papers as previously described. September 10, William A. Graham, Hillsboro, to G. W. Haywood on legal business. November 18, Alfred Moore Haywood to his brother George about his problems.

Folder 211-213

Folder 211

Folder 212

Folder 213

Correspondence, 1856

Folder 211: January-March 1856

Folder 212: April-September 1856

Folder 213: October-December 1856

Chiefly papers as previously described. January 4, deed for a large tract of land purchased by Alfred Williams west of Raleigh. August 1 is the date of the first letter written by Alfred Moore Haywood on his flight from Raleigh, accused of murdering a man named Smith. Haywood's letters to his brothers in Raleigh continue until after the Civil War.

Folder 214-216

Folder 214

Folder 215

Folder 216

Correspondence, 1857

Folder 214: January-March 1857

Folder 215: April-August 1857

Folder 216: September-December 1857

Chiefly correspondence and other papers as previously described. A number of family letters, including letters from Alfred M. Haywood staying temporarily with a Dr. Ruffin (formerly of North Carolina) in Lexington and Independence, Mo., Van Buren, Ark., and other locations on the frontier. Sometimes he signed his name "Jacob Shepperd." November, E. Burke Haywood's account books for his patients, including Sion H. Rogers.

Folder 217-219

Folder 217

Folder 218

Folder 219

Correspondence, 1858

Folder 217: January-March 1858

Folder 218: April-August 1858

Folder 219: September-December 1858

Includes more letters from Alfred Haywood, some written from Matamoros, Mexico, where he finally decided to settle. A few items of Colonel Edward Yarborough, some relating to the Yarborough House at Raleigh. March 6, C. C. H., Columbia, Tennessee, to "Dear Sister," (Fanny Jones) containing an obituary of Colonel Edward Jones of Pittsboro, Chatham County, which gives some biographical and genealogical information. April 9, Charles Manly to "My dear Cousin," (Eliza Haywood). May 16, James T. Morehead, Greensboro, N.C., to George W. Haywood about the business of Jacob Hubbard.

Folder 220-222

Folder 220

Folder 221

Folder 222

Correspondence, 1859

Folder 220: January-March 1859

Folder 221: April-September 1859

Folder 222: October-December 1859

Records of enslavement and/or free people of color:

  • January 14, letter of Alfred Williams, Marengo County, Ala., to his cousin Fabius Haywood giving a full account of and valuation of their mutually owned plantation and enslaved people. Williams desired to sell all of his Alabama interests and devote all his time to his Wake County, N.C., plantation and law practice (folder 220).
  • 20 January, list of enslaved people to be trafficked through sale at Linden (folder 220).

Other materials include January, Alfred M. Haywood, Matamoros, Mexico, to Burke Haywood. This letter describes his two-month stay at Monterey. A number of other Alfred Haywood letters are present during the year. April 1 and May 9, William Cate, Jonesboro, Tenn., to Alfred Williams about business of the family of the late W. T. M. Outlaw and the Hartmus family. Some correspondence relating to the sale of Alfred Haywood's land by his brother Burke to a Mr. Henry. Henry died a few months after this and it is not clear whether the sale actually went through. December 2, John S. Haywood to George W. on the death of their brother William Davie Haywood of typhoid fever.

Folder 223-225a

Correspondence, 1860

Folder 223: January-March 1860

Folder 224: April-October 1860

Folder 225a: November-December 1860

Chiefly business, legal, and plantation papers as previously described, and letters from Alfred Moore Haywood in Mexico.

Folder 225b

Undated letters received by George Washington Haywood, circa 1830-1860

Folder 225c-225i

Other undated material, 1830-1860

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. Correspondence and Related Loose Papers, 1861-1946.

About 2000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Items from the Civil War period chiefly relate to Edmund Burke Haywood and his work with Confederate army hospitals in North Carolina. Included are accounts; invoices for medicines and other supplies, apparently listing all items issued to Burke Haywood as surgeon in charge of Pettigrew Hospital in Raleigh; reports of Confederate sick and wounded and of Union prisoners, listing names, regiments, and ailments; receipts from the Quartermaster's Department; notices from the Bureau of Conscription, recalling soldiers to duty from the hospital; and circulars from the surgeon general's office. Also included are a few medical case studies, 1864 and undated, giving descriptions of particular wounds and illnesses and precise accounts of the treatment followed in each case.

Note: See also Series 6, which includes many volumes from the period covered by this Series, especially Subseries 6.5, with records of E. Burke Haywood's Confederate medical practice.

Items from the period 1866 to 1875 chiefly concern the administration of the Williams and Haywood plantation in Marengo County, Ala. Included are bills and receipts, accounts, contracts with sharecroppers, reports on the cotton market, and many letters to Alfred Williams from various agents in Alabama, including Bryan Bennet, Charles Pence, F. A. Royal, and others. Also included in this period is a series of letters, 1865-1872, to Fabius Julius Haywood and E. Burke Haywood from "Jacob Shepperd," or Alfred Moore Haywood, residing in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico; most of these letters discuss the sorry state of his financial affairs and inquire after the administration of his remaining property in North Carolina.

Scattered accounts of the Alabama plantation continue until about 1882. However, after 1875 most items pertain to E. Burke Haywood or his family. Included are many bills, 1874-1880, of Burke Haywood as medical examiner for the North Carolina State Life Insurance Company; letters, 1876-1884, to Burke Haywood concerning the North Carolina State Insane Asylum; and miscellaneous bills, receipts, and correspondence of Burke Haywood. There are many letters, 1870-1884, from Burke Haywood's sons Alfred, Hubert, and Ernest Haywood, to their parents, their aunts Frances and Eliza, their sister Bettie, their younger brothers John and Edgar, and occasionally to each other; these letters were written from various schools and describe the students, classes and other activities. Alfred W. Haywood attended Oxford High School, Oxford, N.C., in 1870, Hubert Haywood attended the school from 1871 to 1874, and Ernest Haywood in 1873 and 1874; in 1874 J. H. Horner and R. M. Graves, principals of Oxford High School, started a school in Hillsborough, N.C., which was attended by Hubert Haywood in 1874 and by Ernest Haywood from 1874 to 1876. There are also a few letters, 1874-1876, from Hubert Haywood at the University of Virginia, and many letters from Ernest Haywood, 1877-1881, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Also included are a typed transcription of the minutes, 1853-1887, of the Neuse Manufacturing Company, of which Fabius J. Haywood was a stockholder; a biographical sketch of E. Burke Haywood, 1877; a letter, 1 April 1885, to E. Burke Haywood from the University Gymnasium Association, which was founded "for the purpose of erecting a gymnasium and providing a ball-room" after the University Commencement Ball was banned from the campus at Chapel Hill; a few papers, 1898, regarding an inheritance from Philemon H. Haywood (d. 1852), midshipman, United States Navy, including an application for arrears of pay and other allowances filed by Philemon Haywood's sister Sally Haywood and a statement by Marshall DeLancey Haywood renouncing all claim to the legacy; bills, receipts and accounts, 1898-1910, of Dr. James McKee (1844-1912), superintendent of the North Carolina State Insane Asylum; advertisements for various income tax guides, 1919; a collection of articles, circa 1939, about duels and duelling, especially in North Carolina; and a membership bulletin, 1946, of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

Folder 226-227

Folder 226

Folder 227

Correspondence, 1861

Folder 226: January-April 1861

Folder 227: May-December 1861

Folder 228-230

Folder 228

Folder 229

Folder 230

Correspondence, 1862

Folder 228: January-May 1862

Folder 229: June-October 1862

Folder 230: November-December 1862

Folder 231-237

Folder 231

Folder 232

Folder 233

Folder 234

Folder 235

Folder 236

Folder 237

Correspondence, 1863

Folder 231: January-March 1863

Folder 232: April-June 1863

Folder 233: July-August 1863

Folder 234: September 1863

Folder 235: October-November 1863

Folder 236: 1-29 December 1863

Folder 237: 29-31 December 1863

Folder 238-257

Folder 238

Folder 239

Folder 240

Folder 241

Folder 242

Folder 243

Folder 244

Folder 245

Folder 246

Folder 247

Folder 248

Folder 249

Folder 250

Folder 251

Folder 252

Folder 253

Folder 254

Folder 255

Folder 256

Folder 257

Correspondence, 1864

Folder 238: January 1864

Folder 239: February 1864

Folder 240: 1-23 March 1864

Folder 241: 24-31 March 1864

Folder 242: April 1864

Folder 243: May 1864

Folder 244: June 1864

Folder 245: 1-15 July 1864

Folder 246: 16-31 July 1864

Folder 247: 1-15 August 1864

Folder 248: 16-31 August 1864

Folder 249: 1-25 September 1864

Folder 250: 26-30 September 1864

Folder 251: 1-15 October 1864

Folder 252: 17-31 October 1864

Folder 253: 1-17 November 1864

Folder 254: 18-30 November 1864

Folder 255: 1-15 December 1864

Folder 256: 16-30 December 1864

Folder 257: 31 December 1864

Folder 258-267

Folder 258

Folder 259

Folder 260

Folder 261

Folder 262

Folder 263

Folder 264

Folder 265

Folder 266

Folder 267

Correspondence, 1865

Folder 258: 1-7 January 1865

Folder 259: 8-31 January 1865

Folder 260: 1-13 February 1865

Folder 261: 14-28 February 1865

Folder 262: 1-13 March 1865

Folder 263: 13-17 March 1865

Folder 264: 18-31 March 1865

Folder 265: April-May 1865

Folder 266: June-September 1865

Folder 267: October-December 1865

Folder 268-269

Folder 268

Folder 269

Correspondence, Undated, 1861-1865

Folder 270-271

Folder 270

Folder 271

Correspondence, 1866

Folder 270: January-June 1866

Folder 271: July-December 1866

Folder 272-273

Folder 272

Folder 273

Correspondence, 1867

Folder 272: January-March 1867

Folder 273: April-December 1867

Folder 274-275

Folder 274

Folder 275

Correspondence, 1868

Folder 274: January-February 1868

Folder 275: April-December 1868

Folder 276-277

Folder 276

Folder 277

Correspondence, 1869

Folder 276: January-July 1869

Folder 277: August-December 1869

Folder 278

Correspondence, 1870

Folder 279

Correspondence, 1871

Folder 280-281

Folder 280

Folder 281

Correspondence, 1872

Folder 280: January-August 1872

Folder 281: September-December 1872

Folder 282-283

Folder 282

Folder 283

Correspondence, 1873

Folder 282: January-August 1873

Folder 283: September-December 1873

Folder 284-286

Folder 284

Folder 285

Folder 286

Correspondence, 1874

Folder 284: January-March 1874

Folder 285: April-September 1874

Folder 286: October-December 1874

Folder 287-289

Folder 287

Folder 288

Folder 289

Correspondence, 1875

Folder 287: January-March 1875

Folder 288: April-August 1875

Folder 289: September-December 1875

Folder 290-292

Folder 290

Folder 291

Folder 292

Correspondence, 1876

Folder 290: January-April 1876

Folder 292: May-August 1876

Folder 293: September-December 1876

Folder 293-295

Folder 293

Folder 294

Folder 295

Correspondence, 1877

Folder 293: January-May 1877

Folder 294: June-November 1877

Folder 295: December 1877

Folder 296-297

Folder 296

Folder 297

Correspondence, 1878

Folder 296: January-May 1878

Folder 297: June-December 1878

Folder 298-299

Folder 298

Folder 299

Correspondence, 1879

Folder 298: January-June 1879

Folder 299: July-December 1879

Folder 300

Correspondence, 1880

Folder 301

Correspondence, 1881

Folder 302

Correspondence, 1882

Folder 303

Correspondence, 1883-1884

Folder 304

Correspondence, 1885-1888

Folder 305

Correspondence, 1889-1896

Folder 306

Correspondence, 1898-1905

Folder 307a

Correspondence, 1908-1946

Folder 307b-307e

Correspondence, Undated, 1866-1946

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-1290/1

Oversize papers

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Clippings and Lottery Tickets, 1802-1947.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Miscellaneous clippings on many different topics. Some of the clippings date from the Civil War. Also included is a bundle of North Carolina lottery tickets.

Folder 308-310

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Folder 310

Clippings, circa 1861-1947

Folder 311

Lottery Tickets, circa 1802-1803

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Account Books and Other Volumes, 1769, 1812-1967, and undated.

118 items.

Arrangement: by type.

The volumes series was rearranged and renumbered in 1991. The former number for each volume is included in parentheses at the end of each description.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Household and Personal Accounts, 1812-1881.

10 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Account books showing purchases of food, clothing, and other household items chiefly kept by Elizabeth E. A. Haywood. Also included are account books for E. B.(Burke?) Haywood, and Miss F. A. (Frances Ann) Haywood recording their personal expenses and expenses at a specific store.

Folder 312

Volume 1: Account book, 1812-1814

Account book showing receipts and expenditures for cloth and other household items.

Folder 313

Volume 2: Housekeeping memoranda book, 1815-1819

Eliza E. A. Haywood's receipts and expenditures (formerly volume 3).

Folder 314

Volume 3: Housekeeping memoranda book, 1820-1821

Eliza E. A. Haywood's record of monies for family use (formerly volume 6).

Folder 315

Volume 4: Account book, January 1831

Elizabeth E. A. Haywood's account with H & K Kyle (formerly volume 9).

Folder 316

Volume 5: Account book, 1831

Account book showing house expenses (formerly volume 10).

Folder 317

Volume 6: "Market book," 1855

E. B. Haywood's list of purchases of meat and other commodities with prices (formerly volume 36).

Folder 318

Volume 7: Account book with Williams & Haywood, 1862-1863

Miss F. A. Haywood's personal account (formerly volume 46).

Folder 319

Volume 8: Account book, 1872

E. B. Haywood in account with S. D. Harrison (formerly volume 67).

Volume 9: Account book of F. A. Haywood with Williams & Haywood, 1877

(formerly volume 71).

Folder 320

Volume 10: Household accounts, 1877-1881

(formerly volume 72).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Plantation Journals and Accounts, 1833-1881.

10 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Volumes containing miscellaneous notes, journal entries, and accounts for plantations. Two volumes specifically refer to Alabama plantations owned by Alfred Williams and his cousin William Haywood. The other eight volumes do not identify the plantations, but it is possible that they also relate to the Alabama properties. The final two volumes in this subseries appear to be records of time worked by freed people after the Civil War and supplies that were given to them.

Folder 321

Volume 11: Account book, 1833-1837

Alabama farm expenses for travel and goods (formerly volume 18).

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Volume 12: Record of labor and supplies

Appears to be a record of labor and supplies for individuals working on a plantation who were not enslaved (formerly volume SV-1290/17).

Folder 322

Volume 13: Account book, 1836-1881

Dr. William Haywood in account with A. Williams Co. for his plantation in Alabama (formerly volume 19).

Folder 323

Volume 14-17: Plantation memorandum books, 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840-1841

Includes lists of supplies given to enslaved people, lists of supplies purchased,, and a few daily journal entries (formerly volumes 21, 22, 23, and 24).

Folder 324

Volume 18: Plantation account book, 1845-1854

(formerly volume 27).

Folder 325

Volume 19: Account book, December 1865-January 1867

Supplies given to enslaved and formerly enslaved people (formerly volume 58).

Folder 326

Volume 20: 1867-1871

Account of time worked by formerly enslaved people and a list of supplies given to them (formerly volume 60).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Merchants' Account Books, 1832-1931 and undated.

26 items.

Arrangement: by type.

James Newlon account books, 1832-1837: three account books recording sales and repairs of shoes. Volume 22 is not identified as belonging to James Newlon, but it includes similar accounts.

Williams & Haywood Account Books, 1834-1837.

Yarborough account books, 1851-1862: Four account books kept by members of the Yarborough family. Other volumes for the Yarborough family are included in Subseries 6.6.

E. B. Haywood Account Books, 1871-1876 and undated: Four account books kept by E. B. (Burke?) Haywood of Raleigh, N.C., for some type of sheep and calf skin business.

Unidentified Merchant Account Books, 1834-1931 and undated: Various account books recording sales of merchandise for which the owner is unidentified. The last eight account books were apparently kept by the same individual, possibly for a store in Watauga County, N.C.

Folder 327

Volume 21: James Newlon ledger, 1832-1834

(formerly volume 11).

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Volume 22: Ledger, 1834-1837

Ledger listing shoes, boots, and repair jobs (formerly volume SV-1290/15).

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Volume 23: James Newlon accounts

Accounts of James Newlon for boots and shoes (formerly volume SV-1290/12).

Folder 328

Volume 24: Williams & Haywood drugstore account book, 1834-1837

(formerly volume 118).

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Folder 330

Volumes 25-26: Yarborough account books, 1851, 1851-1852

Accounts of Ed Yarborough, agent for a stage coach company (formerly volumes 30 and 31).

Folder 331

Volume 27: Yarborough ledger, 1854

Ledger for E. Yarborough, Jr., of Raleigh, N.C., who was apparently a blacksmith (formerly volume 34).

Folder 332

Volume 28: Blacksmith account book, 1859-1862

Account book for work by a blacksmith such as shoeing horses and making hoes. The owner is not identified (formerly volume 40).

Folder 333

Volumes 29-32: Livestock sales books, 1871, 1875, 1876, Undated

Record of sales of E. B. Haywook of lamb, sheep, and calf skins, and shearlings. Includes the number shipped and some addresses (formerly volumes 64, 65, 66, and 63).

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Volume 33: General merchandise ledger, 1834

Ledger for general merchandise. Includes mostly dry goods, but also items such as sugar, tacks, brandy, linen, flannel, coffee, and candles (formerly volume SV-1290/16).

Folder 334

Volume 34: General merchandise ledger, 1834-1837

(formerly volume 14).

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General merchandise ledger, 1834-1840

Also included is an inventory of effects at the sale of John G. Marshall in Raleigh, N.C., Marshall's name appears at intervals in the book (formerly volume SV-1290/115 or SV-1290/14-B).

Folder 335

Volume 36: Butter account book, 1857

(formerly volume 38).

Folder 336

Volume 37: Forrest Manufacturing Company receipt book, 1857-1859

Scrapbook of bills and receipts for Forrest (or Forestville) Manufacturing Company (formerly volume 39). Contains approximately 800 items, mostly receipts for the purchase of rags and other materials for the making of paper from suppliers such as J. B. Sheffield and Co. of New York, from commission merchants such as Britton, Todd and Young of Petersburg, Va., and from a variety of other sources, including many private individuals. Also included are bills, some correspondence, and other business papers of the Forrest Manufacturing Company.

Folder 337

Volume 38: General store ledger, 1911-1915

(formerly volume 90).

Folder 338

Volume 39: General store ledger, 1914

(formerly volume 91).

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Volume 40: General store ledger, 1915-1919

Including sales of flour, buttons, hose, nails, and suspenders (formerly volume SV-1290/92)

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Volume 41: General store ledger, 1916-1922

(formerly volume SV-1290/93)

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Volume 42: General store ledger, 1919-1926

(formerly volume SV-1290/94)

Folder 339

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Volume 43: General store ledger, 1923-1926

(formerly volume SV-1290/95).

Folder 339

Volume 44: General store ledger, 1926-1928

(formerly volume 96).

Folder 340

Volume 45: General store ledger, 1928-1931

(formerly volume 97).

Folder 341

Volume 46: Account book, Undated

List of articles sold and names of purchasers (formerly volume 109).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Legal Record Book, 1814-1815.

1 item.
Folder 342

Volume 47: Legal record book, 1814-1815

Book listing names of individuals who were assigned warrants, certificates, and claims, and the amounts they owed (formerly volume 2).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.5. Medical Notebooks and Accounts, 1847-1883.

19 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The majority of these volumes relate to E. Burke Haywood, a physician in Raleigh, N.C. A number of the items date from the Civil War, when Haywood was a surgeon at several Confederate hospitals in the area. Also included are books with notes on his cases, possible remedies, and accounts for patients.

Folder 343

Volume 48: Medical notebook, 1847-1849

Medical notes of E. Burke Haywood (formerly volume 28).

Folder 344

Volume 49: Medical patient notebook, 1848-1862

Notes on patients and symptoms kept in a Marsh's New Diary (formerly volume 29).

Folder 345

Volume 50: Medical order book, 1853-1858

Order book for drugs for E. B. Haywood (formerly volume 32).

Folder 346

Volume 51: Medical account book, 1854

Physicians account book for visits to patients (formerly volume 33).

Folder 347

Volume 52: Medical remedies, 1855

Book with recipes for cures for sickness (formerly volume 35).

Folder 348

Volume 53: Hospital record book, 1861

Clippings are pasted over the first few pages (formerly volume 45).

Folder 349

Volume 54: Prescription and diet book, 1861-1862

Prescription book and diet book for the North Carolina Hospital, William Litch(?), Assistant Surgeon (formerly volume 52).

Folder 350

Volume 55: Prescription and diet book, 1862

Physician's prescription and diet book (formerly volume 48).

Folder 351

Volume 56: Hospital admissions record, 25 January 1862

Record of hospital admissions for soldiers (formerly volume 49).

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Hospital account book, 1862-1864

Account book for Baptist Grove Hospital (formerly volume S-50).

Folder 352

Volume 58: Hospital register, 1862-1864

Dr. Leach's(?) Register, General Hospital (formerly volume 51).

Folder 353

Volume 59: Physician case book, 1863

(formerly volume 54).

Folder 354

Volume 60: Hospital account book, 1864-1865

Account book for the Pettigrew Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. (formerly volume 56).

Folder 355

Volume 61: Hospital orders and letters, 1864-1866

General Hospital orders and letters, Book #7. E. Burke Haywood, Surgeon (formerly volume 53).

Folder 356

Volume 62: Hospital account book, 1865

Account book for the Pettigrew Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. E. Burke Haywood, Surgeon in charge (formerly volume 57).

Folder 357

Volume 63: Medical case book, 1868

Rough notes of surgical and medical cases made by E. Burke Haywood (formerly volume 62).

Folder 358

Volume 64: Medical account book, 1872

Physician's visiting list and record of accounts for E. Burke Haywood, M.D., of Raleigh, N.C. (formerly volume 68).

Folder 359

Volume 65: Medical account book, 1874

Physician's account book. Only a few pages have been used, chiefly for January and June. Lists names of accounts and number of visits (formerly volume 117 or 69-B).

Folder 360

Volume 66: Drug list, 1883

Brief list of drugs and prices (formerly volume 87).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.6. Hotel Guest Registers, 1860-1865.

3 items.

Three guest registers for Yarborough House in Raleigh, N.C.

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Volumes 67-69: Yarborough House guest registers, 1860-1865

(formerly volumes S-41, S-42, and S-43).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.7. Bank Books, 1842-1876 and undated.

7 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Bank books for several individuals in the Haywood family. Also included are bank books for Alfred Williams.

Folder 362

Volume 70: Bank book, 1842

George W. Haywood in account with Bank of Cape Fear (formerly volume 25).

Folder 363

Volume 71: Bank book, 1845

Alfred Williams in account with Merchants Bank (formerly volume 26).

Folder 364

Volume 72: Bank book, 1866

McGee & Williams in account with Mechanics Bank of New York (formerly volume 59).

Folder 365

Volume 73: Bank book, 1874

Book of check stubs (formerly volume 69).

Folder 366

Volume 74: Bank book, 1876

Dr. E. Burke Haywood in account with Citizen's National Bank (formerly volume 70).

Folder 367

Volume 75: Bank book, Undated

Alfred Williams in account with the State Bank of North Carolina. Also included are accounts for Webb & Williams and Williams & Haywood, and a list of medicines (formerly volume 105).

Folder 368

Volume 76: Bank book, Undated

A. Williams with Banks of the State of North Carolina (formerly volume 106).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.8. Account Books for Labor, 1837-1856.

2 items.
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Volume 77: Day book

Day book recording amounts paid for labor on road and quarry, including amounts spent for liquor, cash, and board. The name of Morris Freel, spelled various ways, figures prominently in the accounts. Apparently for Wake County, N.C. (formerly volume S-116).

Folder 369

Volume 78: Account book for labor

(formerly volume 37).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.9. Recipe Books, 1862-1872 and undated.

7 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 370

Volume 79: Recipe book, June 1862

Also includes accounts (formerly volume 47).

Folder 371

Volume 80: Recipes, 1867-1872

(formerly volume 61).

Folder 372

Volumes 81-85: Recipes, Undated

(formerly volumes 101, 102, 103, 104, and 114).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.10. School Notebooks, 1819-1880 and undated.

21 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly lecture notes taken by Ernest Haywood while he was at the University of North Carolina. Also included is a copy book for Eliza A. Dudley, and four small volumes containing what appear to be history notes.

Folder 373

Volume 86: Chemistry notebook, 1819-1820

Lectures on chemistry (formerly volume 5).

Folder 374

Volume 87: Copy book, 1833

Eliza A. Dudley's copy book (formerly volume 13).

Folder 375

Volumes 88-89: Chemistry notebooks, 1877, 1877-1880?

Ernest Haywood, chemistry notebooks, University of North Carolina (formerly volumes 73 and 74).

Folder 376

Volumes 90-91: Latin notebooks, 1871, 1877-1880?

Ernest Haywood, Latin notebooks (formerly volumes 75 and 76).

Folder 377

Volume 92: Chemistry notebook, 1878

Ernest Haywood, chemistry notebook (formerly volume 77).

Folder 378

Volume 93: Physics notebook, 1878-1879

Ernest Haywood, physics notebook (formerly volume 78).

Folder 379

Volume 94: Botany notebook, 1878?

Ernest Haywood, botany notebook (formerly volume 79).

Folder 380

Volumes 95-96: Geology notebook, 1878?, 1879

Ernest Haywood, notes on F. W. Simonds's geology lectures, Volumes I and II (formerly volumes 80 and 84).

Folder 381

Volume 97: Biology, Anatomy, and Hygiene notebook, 1878?

(formerly volume 81).

Folder 382

Volume 98: Chemistry and political science notebook, 1878?

(formerly volume 82).

Folder 383

Volume 99: Political economy notebook, 1879

Ernest Haywood, notes on political economy (formerly volume 83).

Folder 384

Volume 100: Zoology notebook, 1879

Ernest Haywood, notes on F. W. Simonds's zoology lectures (formerly volume 85).

Folder 385

Volume 101: Hygiene, Anatomy, and Physiology notebook, 1880?

Ernest Haywood, notes on hygiene, anatomy, and physiology (formerly volume 86).

Folder 386

Volume 102: French notebook, Undated

(formerly volume 107).

Folder 387

Volumes 103-106: History notes, Undated

Four volumes containing what appear to be history notes (formerly volumes 110, 111, 112, 113).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.11. Lettercopy Books, 1889-1895.

2 items.

Two lettercopy books relating to Ernest Haywood.

Folder 388

Volume 107: Lettercopy book, 1889-1891

Copies of letters on various business and industrial enterprises, including land, manufacturing, and mining (formerly volume 88).

Folder 389

Volume 108: Lettercopy book, 1892-1895

(Formerly volume 89.)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.12. Miscellaneous Writings, 1769-1967.

3 items.
Folder 390

Volume 109: Reflections, circa 1821-1828

182 pages of moral meditations and reflections on transcriptions from readings, inscribed "E. E. W. Haywood." This volume presumably was composed by Eliza Eagles Williams Haywood during the 1820s. It includes reflections on intellectual and social roles of women and on women's treatment by men (formerly volume 8).

Folder 391

Volume 110: "The Religion of the Bible and K[ing] W[illiam] County Compared," by James Reid, 1769

Presented to Thos. B. Haywood in February 1836 (formerly volume 20).

Folder 392

Volume 111: "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society," 1967

New Series, Vol. 57, Part 1 (1957), edited by Richard Beale Davis, containing a transcription of Volume 110 (formerly addition to volume 20).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.13. Memorandum Books, 1816-1863 and undated.

7 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Volumes belonging to the Haywood family containing miscellaneous notes and memoranda. Included is a list of books owned by E. Burke Haywood in 1863.

Folder 393

Volume 112: Notebook, 1816, 1831

Notebook containing jottings and other memoranda, including definitions of such things as "discount," "interest," etc. (formerly volume 4).

Folder 394

Volume 113: Memorandum book, 1861

Memorandum book of E. Burke Haywood in Charleston, S.C. (formerly volume 44).

Folder 395

Volume 114: List of books, 1863

List of books belonging to E. Burke Haywood (formerly volume 55).

Folder 396

Volume 115-117: Flower notebooks, Undated

Notebooks listing and describing flowers (formerly volumes 98, 99, and 100).

Folder 397

Volume 118: Address book, Undated

Addresses of widely scattered firms and individuals (formerly volume 108).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Pictures, 1860-1930 and undated.

42 items.

This series includes a portrait of Edmund Burke Haywood by W. G. Randall [in 1993 hanging in the Di-Phi Chamber in the New West Building], a pencil sketch of Pettigrew Hospital, and forty pictures and cartes-de-visite. The cartes-de-visite picture Confederate generals, leaders, and other prominent figures. Also included are a picture of Ernest Haywood and an engraving of John Haywood.

Note: Photographs P-1290/1-20 were published by E. and H. T. Anthony, New York, N.Y.

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Alexander R. Lawton, circa 1860-1865


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W. H. F. Lee, circa 1860-1865


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Fitzhugh Lee, circa 1860-1865


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J. E. B. Stuart, circa 1860-1864


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Nathan B. Forrest, circa 1860-1865


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A. P. Hill, circa 1860-1865


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E. K. Smith, circa 1860-1865


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M. Lawler, circa 1860-1865


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Richard S. Ewell, circa 1860-1865


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Stephen D. Lee, circa 1860-1865


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J. C. Breckenridge, circa 1860-1865


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Braxton Bragg, circa 1860-1864


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R. E. Rodes, circa 1860-1864


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L. O'B. Branch, circa 1860-1862


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Thomas L. Clingman, circa 1860-1865


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John B. Hood, circa 1860-1865


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James Longstreet, circa 1860-1865


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Identified on verso as General Mosley, circa 1860-1865


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George E. Pickett, circa 1860-1865


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John Hunt Morgan, circa 1860-1864


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Jefferson Davis, circa 1860-1865

Cartes-de-visite. Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), Washington, D.C. Published by E. and H. T. Anthony, New York, N.Y.

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Henry Sibley, circa 1860-1865

Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), Washington, D.C.

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"Semmes" (probably Raphael Semmes), circa 1860-1865

Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), Washington, D.C. Published by E. and H. T. Anthony, New York, N.Y.

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Lewis Mauny, circa 1860-1865

Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), Washington, D.C. Published by E. and H. T. Anthony, New York, N.Y.

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Joseph Wheeler, circa 1860-1865

Carte-de-visite. Photographer: Mathew Brady (or assistant), Washington, D.C. Published by E. and H. T. Anthony, New York, N.Y.

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A. S. Johnston, circa 1860-1862


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Felix Zollicoffer, circa 1860-1862


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Robert E. Lee, circa 1860-1865


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Sam Cooper, circa 1860-1865


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U. S. Grant, circa 1860-1865


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Unidentified Confederate General, circa 1860-1865

Carte-de-visite. Photographer: C. C. Giers, Nashville, Tenn.

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"The Only Confederate Drum Corps in Existence" (three elderly gentlemen identified as Wiley T. Johnson, James J. Lewis, and William B. Royster), circa 1900.


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Contemporary photograph of four cartes-de-visite: Generals Hood, McLaws, Ewell, and A. P. Hill, circa 1860-1865.

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Ernest Haywood, circa 1930

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Contemporary photograph of drawing of Pettigrew Hospital, Raleigh, N.C., 18--.

(See OP-P-1290/41.)

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Photograph of architect's drawing of Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina, circa 1870.

Photographer: S. L. Alderman, Raleigh, N.C.

Information on verso: "The completed building was a little different."

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John Tyler, circa 1840

Engraving from daguerreotype. Artist: V. Balch.

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J. C. Dobbin, circa 1840

Engraving. Artist: J. C. Buttre. Engraved for biographical sketches of eminent Americans from a daguerreotype by Whitehurst.

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John Haywood, circa 1800

Engraving. Artist: E. G. Williams and Bro., N.Y. Published by Chas. L. VanNappen.

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Pencil sketch, 35-1/2 by 17-1/2, of Pettigrew Hospital by S. A. Partridge.

The sketch shows a wooden fence, a center building against the fence, with three windows, but no door showing, small buildings at the fence corners, and, behind these, rows of barrack like buildings. It was possibly the back of the hospital area. Another pencil sketch of the hospital is in the Division of Archives and History in Raleigh (number 51.69.1 and a negative photograph of it N.53.15.4980). It is also signed "S. A. Partridge."

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Portrait of Edmund Burke Haywood by W. G. Randall

In 1993 the portrait was hanging in the Di-Phi Chamber in the New West Building.

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