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|Abstract||Members of the McDonald family and Irving family resided in various locations in the United States and Scotland. The collection includes citizenship papers, business records, and, starting in 1833, family correspondence, of the McDonald and Irving families, of Scottish descent, who lived in Rockingham County, N.C., Obion County, Tenn., and Mississippi. Letters to family members in Scotland and among members in the U.S., deal with various family matters and economic conditions.|
|Creator||Irving (Family : Rockingham County, N.C.)
McDonald (Family : Rockingham County, N.C.)
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Members of the McDonald and Irving families resided in various locations in the United States and Scotland and included Ronald McDonald, Jane McDonald, Randal McDonald, George Irving, Jean McDonald Irving, William Irving, Margaret Irving, G. W. Carter, G. A. Carter, Tabitha A. May, John M. Carter, E. B. Carter, and others.Back to Top
The collection contains citizenship papers, business records, and, starting in 1833, family correspondence, of the McDonald and Irving families. Items include an affidavit for the shipment of coffee to London, 1783; the citizenship papers of Ronald McDonald and his wife Jane McDonald, 1826; character references for George Irving and his wife Jean McDonald Irving, 1834; and family letters among correspondents Randal McDonald, 1833; William and Margaret Irving of Burnside Nursery Kirkcudbright, Scotland, 1841; G. A. Carter of Obion County, Tenn., 1853; Tabitha A. May of Grenada, Miss., 1861; and John M. Carter and E. B. Carter, 1862. Letters to family members in Scotland and among members in the U.S., deal with various family matters and economic conditions. There is also one letter, 1860, from a condemned prisoner of Wentworth, N.C., recounting his suffering and pleading innocence.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top