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|Abstract||The collection is primarily Civil War letters to Meeta A. Capehart of Kittrells, Granville County, N.C., from her husband, Captain Baldy Ashburn Capehart, assistant quartermaster, 15th North Carolina Battalion, in Virginia and North Carolina, describing his activities and duties and advising his wife on the management of their farm. Also included are scattered Armistead and Capehart family papers and colonial land grants from the Albemarle Sound region of North Carolina.|
|Creator||Capehart, Meeta Rhodes Armistead, fl. 1849-1868.|
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The collection contains deeds, land grants and bills of sale of John Armistead of Plymouth, Washington County, N.C.; correspondence and other papers of Meeta Armistead Capehart and her husband Baldy Ashburn Capehart of Granville County, N.C.; and other items pertaining to members of the Armistead and Capehart families.
The earliest items, 1780-1822, pertain to John Armistead of Washington County, N.C., and consist chiefly of bills of sale for land in Washington, Bertie, and Chowan counties, several of which are oversized.
Correspondence, 1844-1868, chiefly consists of letters from Captain Baldy A. Capehart to his wife Meeta Armistead Capehart of Kittrells, Granville County, written during the Civil War. Capehart was assistant quartermaster of the 15th North Carolina Battalion; his letters, 1864-1865, describe his activities and duties and advise his wife on the management of their farm. Also included are a number of letters, 1854, to Mrs. William Anthony Armistead from her daughter Meeta, concerning Meeta's daily activities; a letter, 1857, to Mrs. W. A. Armistead from Meeta, about the death of Meeta's father; and three letters, 1858, to Meeta from various relatives, evidently in answer to Meeta's genealogical inquiries.
Other items include accounts of Mrs. W. A. Armistead, invoices and receipts of Baldy A. Capehart, several land lottery tickets printed on the backs of playing cards, a photograph of B. A. Capehart, and a daguerreotype of Meeta Armistead Capehart.Back to Top
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-1530/1|
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Processed by: Rebecca Hollingsworth, April 1992
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
Finding aid updated for digitization by Kathryn Michaelis, September 2010
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.Back to Top