Collection Number: 03357

Collection Title: Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

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Size 8.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4300 items)
Abstract The collection documents the Grimes family, who were white plantation owners in Pitt County, N.C., and the community of people enslaved by them and other related familes. There are a few letters written by formerly enslaved people after the American Civil War; otherwise, records related to enslaved people were created from the perspective of white enslavers and include lists, bills of sale, wills, deeds, and receipts. Freedmen are also documented in sharecropping contracts and other employment records relating to labor they provided on land owned by the Grimes and at medical facilities run by the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land in Wilmington, N.C. Other materials centered on the Grimes family, and the related Hanraham, Kennedy, and Singeltary families, and their friends and associates, include correspondence, financial and legal items, military papers, estate papers, account books, genealogical material, and other items. In addition to slavery, other topics documented are daily routines of white family members; the American Civil War both in the military arena and on the home front, including the 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment; education at the University of North Carolina and other institutions, plantation management, livestock breeding, and cotton growing. Locations include Avon Plantation, Grimesland, Yankee Hall, Oregon Farm, Rose Bay, Pungo, Jericho, and other locations in Pitt County, Beaufort County, Hyde County, and Raleigh (including information about the Exchange Hotel and the Yarborough House, both owned by family members), all in North Carolina, and Charleston, S.C.
Creator Grimes (Family : Grimes, Bryan, 1793-1860)
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 Grimes Family Papers #3357, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is 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.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William Grimes and Jane Grimes Thomas in November 1953, Olivia B. Grimes in January 1948, Mrs. A. L. Purrington Jr. in March 1985, and Alfred Purrington III in August 2011 (Acc. 101475).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Black people are documented throughout this collection, although most are not identified in this finding aid (as of January 2021). The exceptions are Moses, an enslaved person (Active 1858) who had been trafficked to Bryan Grimes Jr. in 1858; William Grimes (active 1865-1869), a Methodist circuit preacher who had previously been enslaved by the Grimes family; Phyllis, a woman formerly enslaved by the Grimes family; an unnamed freedman who was sick at Hogan Dispensary at Wilmington, N.C., in 1868; and Rufus Craig, a Black person who worked as a nurse/attendent for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land in its medical facilities at Wilmington, N.C.

The white family members in this collection include Demsie Grimes, who married Penelope Coffield of Bertie County, N.C., on 24 June 1760. The couple eventually settled on "Avon" Plantation (Farms) in Pitt County, N.C. Demsie Grimes was active in supporting the Continental Congress and his son, William, served as a soldier. William Grimes (1766-1797), Demsie's eldest son, married Anne Bryan (d. 1828) after the war. The pair had two children that reached adulthood. They were Sarah and Bryan.

In 1813, Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) attended the University of North Carolina. Two years later he married Nancy Grist. Three of their children reached maturity: Susan, William (1823-1884), and Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880). Susan married Dr. John G. Myers and lived in Washington, N.C. William attended the University of North Carolina and graduated from Princeton College, N.J. He later married Elizabeth Hanrahan. Bryan Jr. graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1841; a decade later, he married Elizabeth Hilliard Davis, and, after her death, he married Charlotte Emily Bryan in 1863.

Following the death of his first wife, Bryan Grimes Sr. married Lucy Olivia Blount, with whom he had six more children. Grimes's only son from this marriage, John Gray Blount (J. G. B.) Grimes (1834-1909), married Helen Manly. Helen Manly Grimes was the daughter of Governor Charles Manly (1795-1891) of North Carolina. During the American Civil War, J. G. B. Grimes served in the same regiment as Bryan Grimes Jr.

Throughout his adult life, Bryan Grimes Sr. managed his business and family affairs in eastern North Carolina. These matters included the trafficking of enslaved people, the buying and selling of land, various banking transactions, concerns for local transportation routes, and developing his plantations. Grimes did show some interest in politics, but spent the majority of his time managing his plantations.

Bryan Grimes Sr. also frequently served as an executor or guardian for his relatives. Estates involved included those of John Singeltary, John Kennedy, Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, William Boyd, William Cherry, James O'K. Williams, and James R. Hoyle. In this role Grimes was responsible for management of people and land. He trafficked enslaved people; was responsible for the care and education of the children of these men; and managed their lands.

The two sons from Bryan Grimes Sr.'s first marriage followed lifestyles similar to their father's. Both men managed plantations, neither demonstrated a great interest in political or military affairs before the American Civil War, and both had large families of their own. William Grimes lived in Raleigh and received his income from Yankee Hall, another family plantation on the Tar River in Pitt County. Bryan Grimes Jr. resided at Grimesland, also in Pitt County. Yankee Hall and Grimesland were gifts to his sons from Bryan Grimes Sr. before his death in 1860.

With the outbreak of the American Civil War, Bryan Grimes Jr. became major of the 4th North Carolina Infantry. He rose to the rank of major general before the close of the war. William remained in Raleigh during the war.

After the war, the Grimes family continued their agricultural and business activities in North Carolina. The overseers on the plantations resumed the growing of cotton, along with corn and peas. William was involved also with animal husbandry and owned two Raleigh hotels, the Yarborough House and the Exchange Hotel. Bryan returned to Grimesland, and, in 1877, became a trustee of the University of North Carolina. In 1880, he became embroiled in a feud with the Paramore Brothers and was killed by their hired assassin.

William Grimes continued to live in Raleigh. He died in 1884, leaving a widow and five children. His male children and wife, Elizabeth, took over the family businesses after his death. The donors of these papers are descended from William Grimes.

[Sources of this biographical note are Ashe's Biographical History of North Carolina, Vol. 6; John R. Peacock, III, (unpublished honors paper in history, VPI&SU, Blacksburg, Va., 1979).]

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The collection documents the Grimes family, who were white plantation owners in Pitt County, N.C., and the community of people enslaved by them and other related familes. There are a few letters written by formerly enslaved people after the American Civil War; otherwise, records related to enslaved people were created from the perspective of white enslavers and include lists, bills of sale, wills, deeds, and receipts. Freedmen are also documented in sharecropping contracts and other employment records relating to labor they provided on land owned by the Grimes and at medical facilities run by the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land in Wilmington, N.C. Other materials centered on the Grimes family, and the related Hanraham, Kennedy, and Singeltary families, and their friends and associates, include correspondence, financial and legal items, military papers, estate papers, account books, genealogical material, and other items. In addition to slavery, other topics documented are daily routines of white family members; the American Civil War both in the military arena and on the home front, including the 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment; education at the University of North Carolina and other institutions, plantation management, livestock breeding, and cotton growing. Locations include Avon Plantation, Grimesland, Yankee Hall, Oregon Farm, Rose Bay, Pungo, Jericho, and other locations in Pitt County, Beaufort County, Hyde County, and Raleigh (including information about the Exchange Hotel and the Yarborough House, both owned by family members), all in North Carolina, and Charleston, S.C.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1820-1895, and undated.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1860-1865, 1868, and undated.

About 75 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr. chiefly to his brother, William. The content covers family business matters, camp life, enemy movements, events involving the 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Grimes's rise through the ranks, and battle results. Grimes was mainly with his regiment in the Army of Northern Virginia in the Virginia theater.

Notable topics include camp life following the first battle of Bull Run, events during the Peninsula Campaign, the healing of battle wounds, the two major offensives outside of Virginia, politics within the brigade and division, and the siege of Petersburg.

Folder 1

Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1860-1861 #03357, Subseries: "1.1. Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1860-1865, 1868, and undated." Folder 1

Undated notes of the Civil War era and letters of General Grimes, mostly to his brother, William, discussing travel to Europe, house repairs, family business, and military events before Grimes joined the army. The wartime letters are written from Manassas after the battle of Bull Run discussing camp life, family business, sickness, and enemy movements.

Folder 2

Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., January-May 1862 #03357, Subseries: "1.1. Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1860-1865, 1868, and undated." Folder 2

Mostly letters to Grimes's brother, William, discussing camp life and enemy movements near Manassas, his resignation, Confederate affairs, troop movements to the Rappahannock and York Rivers, weather conditions, shelling by enemy gunboats, and movement from Yorktown to the defenses near Richmond.

Folder 3

Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., June-December 1862 #03357, Subseries: "1.1. Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1860-1865, 1868, and undated." Folder 3

Mostly letters to Grimes's brother, William, discussing affairs of the 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, battles of the Peninsula Campaign, promotion to colonel, Antietam Campaign, Grimes's leg wound and his recovery, troop movements, death of General Anderson, camp life near Port Royal, Va., and Battle of Fredericksburg.

Folder 4

Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1863 #03357, Subseries: "1.1. Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1860-1865, 1868, and undated." Folder 4

Mostly letters to Grimes's brother, William, discussing the Chancellorsville Campaign, his new wound, enemy troop movements, the Gettysburg Campaign, camp life near Hagerstown, Md., and morale.

Folder 5

Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1864-1865 #03357, Subseries: "1.1. Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1860-1865, 1868, and undated." Folder 5

Enslaved people are documented in the context of trafficking in 1865.

Mostly letters to Grimes's brother, William, discussing Grimes's promotion to general, the 1864 Valley Campaign, the Wilderness Campaign, family business including the trafficking of enslaved people in 1865, and the siege of Petersburg.

Folder 6

Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1868-1879 #03357, Subseries: "1.1. Letters from Major General Bryan Grimes Jr., 1860-1865, 1868, and undated." Folder 6

Mostly letters to Grimes's brother, William, discussing tenant farmers, crop production, legal disputes with the Grist family, Pulaski Cowper, real estate, and Buffalo Springs, Mecklenburg, Va.

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About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Mostly weekly reports to William Grimes from the overseer of Avon Plantation (Farms) in Pitt County, N.C. The reports concern white and Black workers and cover routine operations, conditions, and purchase and sale of livestock. Problems include illnesses, poor weather, and transportation. The plantation produced mostly cotton, but also grew peas and corn. Other items of note are a group of letters from Oregon Farms, and mentions of Yankee Hall, animal husbandry, and General Bryan Grimes Jr.

Folder 7

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports 1860-1865 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 7

Items concern enslaved people, and include numerous references to "Yankee" depredations, and skirmishes and other military matters affecting the farm operations.

Folder 8

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports 1867-1868 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 8

Items concern interactions with freedmen and include references to the types of crops planted, the weather, prices and the growing of cotton, and the need for supplies.

Folder 9

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports October 1873-March 1875 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 9

Items concern Black workers and include reference to cotton, employee problems, progress with planting, taxes, animal husbandry, and General Bryan Grimes.

Folder 10

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports April-June 1875 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 10

Items concern Black workers and tenant farming and include references to cotton, the weather, peas, farm supplies, progress with planting, employee problems, taxes, animal husbandry, and General Bryan Grimes.

Folder 11

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports July-December 1875 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 11

Items concern Black workers and tenant farmers and include references to corn, cotton, animal husbandry, weather, Yankee Hall, illness, farm supplies, General Bryan Grimes.

Folder 12

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports January-May 1876 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 12

Items include references to corn, peas, animal husbandry, trucking to markets, supplies, cotton, workers, illness, Yankee Hall, the weather, and planting progress.

Folder 13

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports October-December 1876 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 13

Items concern workers and tenant farmers and include references to cotton, farm supplies, illness, General Bryan Grimes, corn, Yankee Hall, trucking to market, and animal husbandry.

Folder 14

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports January-March 1877 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 14

Items concern Black workers and tenant farmers and include references to weather, Yankee Hall, corn, feedstuffs, cotton, animal husbandry, supplies, and illness.

Folder 15

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports April-October 1877 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 15

Items include references to weather, animal husbandry, corn, Yankee Hall, trucking to market, cotton, and farm supplies.

Folder 16

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports November-December 1877 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 16

Items concern Black workers and include references to corn, weather, cotton, Yankee Hall, animal husbandry, and trucking to market.

Folder 17

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports January-May 1878 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 17

Items concern Black workers and tenant farmers and include references to cotton, Yankee Hall, supplies, corn, animal husbandry, feedstuffs, problems with employees, and weather.

Folder 18

Avon Plantation, Overseers Reports 1878, 1882, and undated #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 18

Items concern tenant farmers and include references to animal husbandry, cotton, Yankee Hall, the weather, and illness.

Folder 19

Oregon Farm, Overseer's Monthly Accounts and Other Financial Records 1876 #03357, Subseries: "1.2. Reports and Accounts of Overseers, 1860-1878." Folder 19

Account sheets of cash received and paid; listings of prices for wages, farm produce, supplies, repairs, building and foodstuffs; and notes on bills and receipts.

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About 500 items.
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About 100 items.

Correspondence to and from various members of the Grimes family. Many letters concern family businesses and the managing of estate property by Bryan Grimes Sr. Financial correspondence includes discussions of shipping, purchases, loans, cotton, real estate, bankruptcy, animal husbandry, and employment. Notable correspondents and persons mentioned include Asa Biggs (1811-1878), Thomas Ruffin (1787-1870), Charles Courtenay Tew (1827-1862), Kemp P. Battle (1831-1919), Pulaski Cowper (1832-1901), and William Grimes's attorney, Charles Clements Yellowley (1821-1885). Colonel Yellowley commanded the 8th North Carolina State Troops.

Business transactions discussed were chiefly concentrated in Raleigh and the coastal plain of North Carolina. However, also included are letters from cotton factors in Norfolk, Baltimore, and New York. Noteworthy military items of the American Civil War era include notes to Colonel Bryan Grimes Jr. and letters from Alonzo H. Mansfield, a relative of the Grimes family. Mansfield attended the Hillsboro Military Academy, later fought in the war, and also served in the 8th North Carolina State Troops.

Most of these letters were written to William Grimes; almost all of the rest were written to Bryan Grimes or other members of the Grimes family.

Folder 20

General correspondence, 1820-1835 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Correspondence, 1820-1866." Folder 20

Includes a letter to Bryan Grimes Sr. discussing the settlement/judgment concerning the heirs of Thomas Gorham; a letter to Polly Bryan concerning medical bills, a letter to Bryan Grimes Sr. concerning his father's estate; a note concerning the purchase of shad; a fragment of an unsigned letter discussing travel to Virginia and Maryland; and parts of two letters concerned with debt collection.

Folder 21

General correspondence, 1838-1846 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Correspondence, 1820-1866." Folder 21

Includes letters to Bryan Grimes, Thomas Hanrahan, William Grimes, and H. C. Hoyt. Writers include Asa Biggs and James R. Hoyle. Among topics discussed are Hoyle's reported habit of tampering with the mail as postmaster, Grimes family matters, Whig politics, and business.

Folder 22

General correspondence, 1850-1855 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Correspondence, 1820-1866." Folder 22

Includes letters from J. G. B. Grimes, John Latham, Richard Singeltary, Pulaski Cowper, Betty Grimes, D. C. Freeman, and B.(?) Riddick. Among topics discussed are cotton prices in N.Y., Rose Bay Plantation, real estate, life at the University of North Carolina, various crops, and the estate of John Singeltary.

Folder 23

General correspondence, 1856-1859 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Correspondence, 1820-1866." Folder 23

Includes letters from Joshua Tayloe, George Singeltary, and Pulaski Cowper. Among topics discussed are travel, Judge Thomas Ruffin, expenses at the University of North Carolina, and the estate of John Singeltary.

Folder 24

General correspondence, 1860-1862 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Correspondence, 1820-1866." Folder 24

Includes letters from Alonzo H. Mansfield, Thomas C. Singeltary, William B. Rodney, and Pulaski Cowper. Among topics discussed are the death of Bryan Grimes (1793-1860), slavery, cotton, the estate of John Singeltary, family matters, preparations for war, the Hillsborough (N.C.) Military Academy, Colonel Charles C. Tew (1827-1862), and camp life at Drewry's Bluff, Va.

Folder 25

General correspondence, 1863-1864 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Correspondence, 1820-1866." Folder 25

Includes three notes/letters to Colonel Bryan Grimes; a letter to Colonel Bryan Grimes from his brother, William, discussing the family business; two notes/letters from overseers to William Grimes discussing problems on the plantations; a letter written by two different people (one of whom may have been an enslaved person) discussing the separation of husband and wife and working on fortifications; six letters written from or to William Grimes discussing business and Union troop movements; part of a letter discussing the fighting around New Bern; and two letters from A. H. Mansfield discussing his illness and his regiment's move, with the rest of General Thomas L. Clingman's (1812-1897) brigade, from South Carolina to Virginia.

Folder 26

General correspondence, 1865-1866 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.1. General Correspondence, 1820-1866." Folder 26

Includes letters from William S. Kennedy in Alabama, Colonel Edward C. Yellowley, and A. H. Mansfield. Among topics discussed are the occupation of William Grimes's farm by Union troops and the imprisonment of A. H. Mansfield.

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About 400 items.

Post-war correspondence to and from various members of the Grimes family, mostly concerning real estate, cotton, bankruptcy, and court cases. Also included are discussions of loans, animal husbandry, family matters, the Yarborough House and the Exchange Hotel.

Folder 27

General correspondence, January-June 1867 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 27

Includes letters from William Grimes, William S. Kennedy, and Edward C. Yellowley. Among topics discussed are the Kennedy family, banking, loans, and bankruptcy laws.

Folder 28

General correspondence, July-December 1867 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 28

Includes letters from Thomas Royall, John B. Daniel, and Alonzo H. Mansfield. Among topics discussed are taxes, bankruptcy, family illnesses, Yankee Hall, problems with employees, and real estate.

Folder 29

General correspondence, January-March 1868 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 29

Includes correspondence of William Grimes with Pulaski Cowper, N. P. Bowman, William Kennedy, Alonzo H. Mansfield, William A. Blount, and Edward Yellowley discussing real estate, crops, repairs, bankruptcy, family matters, and Yankee Hall.

Folder 30

General correspondence, April-June 1868 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 30

Includes letters from J. G. B. Grimes, Pulaski Cowper, R. S. Myers, Asa Biggs, Edward Yellowley, and Willima B. Myers discussing crops, employees, real estate, and family matters.

Folder 31

General correspondence, July-December 1868 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 31

Includes correspondence of William Grimes with Virginia Whitehead, William B. Myers, Pulaski Cowper, Edward Yellowley, and William Kennedy in Alabama concerning postwar settlements, crops, family matters, Avon Plantation, and sharecropping.

Folder 32

General correspondence, January-February 1869 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 32

Includes correspondence of William Grimes with J. R. Stubbs, Edward Yellowley, William R. Rodman, and R. S. Myers concerning real estate, bankruptcy, cotton prices in New York City, and Asa Biggs.

Folder 33

General correspondence, March-May 1869 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 33

Includes letters from William B. Rodman, R. S. Myers, Pulaski Cowper, and William Kennedy concerning bans, bonds, court cases, real estate, cotton prices in New York City, Yankee Hall, and the Kennedy family.

Folder 34

General correspondence, June-December 1869 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 34

Includes letters from Virginia Whitehead, William B. Rodman, William Kennedy, and William B. Myers concerning loans, bankruptcy, real estate and cotton.

Folder 35

General correspondence, 1870-1871 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 35

Includes letters from William Kennedy, A. J. Rutjes, and H. F. Grainger discussing real estate and court cases.

Folder 36

General correspondence, 1872-1873 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 36

Includes letters from Kemp P. Battle, R. S. Myers, G. W. Blacknall, Edward C. Yellowley, and J. G. B. Grimes about livestock, real estate, loans, cotton prices in New York City, the Exchange Hotel, and the Yarbourough House.

Folder 37

General correspondence, 1874 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 37

Includes correspondence of the Grimes family and business associates discussing cotton, loans, employment, and moving a building, written from Greenville, Egypt (Cumnock), Cobton, and Wilmington, N.C., and Bales Hill near Georgetown, S.C.; and a letter from Danville, Ill., discussing Chicago and the rebuilding after the fire.

Folder 38

General correspondence, January-March 1875 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 38

Includes various business letters to members of the Grimes family concerning loans, breeding pigs, dresses, sales, claims against an estate, and cotton, written from Norfolk, Va; Raleigh, Pactolus, Goldsboro, Warrenton, and Cobton, N.C.; New York City; and Baltimore and Prince Georges County, Md.

Folder 39

General correspondence, April-June 1875 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 39

Includes correspondence of the Grimes family concerning land, loans, fertilizers, cotton, building a school house, stock shares, rent, and bankruptcy, written from Raleigh, Washington, New Hope, Grimesland, Pactolus, Blount's Farm, and Littleton, N.C.; New York City; and Norfolk, Va.

Folder 40

General correspondence, July-October 1875 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 40

Includes various business letters to members of the Grimes family concerning legal matters, a horse, raising money, land, second mortgage on furniture, loans, a school house, construction of a warehouse, selling the Wilmington Journal Publishing Company, and building repairs, written from Woodlawn, Cobton, Greenville, Wilmington, Wilson, Raleigh, Washington, Lake Landing (Hyde County), Salem, Gatersville, and Goldsboro, N.C.; and Columbia, S.C.; and two letters concerning the death of F. B. Satterwaite and building a church.

Folder 41

General correspondence, November-December 1875 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 41

Includes correspondence of the Grimes family concerning land sales, repairs, rent, goods, subscriptions, cotton prices, a family in need, judgment payments, employment, bankruptcy, and loans, from Morris Plains, Wood Lawn, Shepherd's Rest, Hillsborough, Marlboro, and Hope Farm, N.C.; and New York City.

Folder 42

General correspondence, January-April 1876 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 42

Includes business letters to members of the Grimes family concerning taxes, employment, rent, loans, land, cotton, repairs to the Yarborough House, farming, and animal husbandry, written from various parts of North Carolina, and Spring Station, Ky.; and a circular to the ladies of North Carolina.

Folder 43

General correspondence, May-December 1876 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 43

Various business letters to members of the Grimes family concerning rent, employment, selling a hotel, land sales, legal/business matters, Dr. Johnson's Health Lift, farming, and loans; a letter from Kemp P. Battle offering to sell land to William Grimes; a subscription order; and social notes and correspondence from the director of the Insane Asylum of North Carolina.

Folder 44

General correspondence, January-March 1877 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 44

Includes various correspondence of the Grimes family concerning building repairs, fuel, loans, lumber, animal husbandry, rent, real estate, employment, and cotton, written from various parts of North Carolina.

Folder 45

General correspondence, April-December 1877 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 45

Includes letters to members of the Grimes family concerning real estate, rent, the North Carolina State Fair, board at the University of North Carolina, church dues, cotton, repairs, loans, the Exchange Hotel, and bankruptcy. Also included are a note from Kemp P. Battle and an invitation to meet Governor Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-1894).

Folder 46

General correspondence, January-May 1878 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 46

Includes various correspondence of the Grimes family concerning the Exchange Hotel, animal husbandry, employment, rent, loans, a medical bill, family business, and banking matters.

Folder 47

General correspondence, September-December 1878 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 47

Includes various correspondence of the Grimes family concerning rent, real estate, animal husbandry, employment, banking matters, sewage, family business, and fuel.

Folder 48

General correspondence, 1879 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 48

Includes letters to various members of the Grimes family discussing the University of North Carolina, real estate, and family matters. Includes letters to various members of the Grimes family discussing the University of North Carolina, real estate, and family matters.

Folder 49

General correspondence, 1880-1894 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 49

Includes letters discussing cotton transactions in Norfolk; Pantops Academy near Charlottesville, Va.; fuel; and family business.

Folder 50

General correspondence, 1895-1899 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 50

Includes letters concerning the Yarborough House, Avon Plantation, and renting.

Folder 51

General correspondence, 1903-1940 #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 51

Includes letters to members of the Grimes family from Howell Cobb, William B. Rodman, and others discussing real estate in Culpeper County, Va.; the Yarborough House; Yankee Hall; and Grimes/Grist genealogy.

Folder 52

General correspondence, Undated #03357, Subseries: "1.3.2. General Correspondence, 1867-1940 1867-1940 and undated." Folder 52

Includes invitations, notes, and letters to members of the Grimes family discussing illnesses and deaths in the family and repairs.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011).

About 125 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 101475

Processing Note: Many of these materials closely relate to those in the original deposit. Researchers should check the original deposit to be sure they have identified all files of interest to them.

Correspondence includes a few letters from people formerly enslaved by the Grimes family, but is chiefly between members of the white Grimes family and their white associates. Also included is a small amount of scattered financial materials, clippings, printed materials, and other items. Correspondence largely relates to the daily lives of Grimes family members and their associates, the Civil War, and financial matters. In several letters, Bryan Grimes Jr. wrote to his brother William Grimes describing his experiences serving in the Confederate Army. Later letters from several correspondents reflect the social and financial changes brought about by the Civil War. Also included are materials relating to education, among them letters to William Grimes and Elizabeth (Bettie) Grimes from their respective fathers written while they were away at school; school and university programs; and other printed materials.

Folder 413

Grimes family correspondence, 1839-1845 #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 413

Letters from Bryan Grimes Sr. to his son William Grimes, written while William Grimes was first preparing to enter and then studying at at Princeton University (then the College of New Jersey). In several letters, Bryan Grimes wrote enouraging William to enroll at the University of North Carolina instead and, in another letter, Bryan Grimes described the University of North Carolina's 1842 commencement ceremonies.

Folder 414

Grimes family correspondence, 1846-1847 #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 414

Letters from Thomas Hanrahan to his daughter Elizabeth (Bettie) Hanrahan, who later married William Grimes, written while Elizabeth was a student at the Academy of the Visitation in Washington, D.C.

Folder 415

Grimes family correspondence, 1852-1859 #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 415

Correspondence between members of the Grimes family and their friends and associates concerns the trafficking of enslaved people and discussions of family matters, illnesses, and financial concerns. Correspondents include William Grimes, Bryan Grimes, Thomas Hanrahan, Pulaski Cowper, Thomas C. Singeltary, and E.M. Blount.

Folder 416

Grimes family correspondence, 1861-1863 #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 416

Letters discussing the Civil War; chiefly letters from Bryan Grimes Jr. to his brother William Grimes, discussing Bryan's service as a major general with the 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. In the first three letters, Bryan Grimes Jr. wrote to William Grimes from Camp Hill, N.C., near Garysburg and Weldon, describing his adjustment to the military and camp life and requesting equipment, clothing, and other supplies. In two later letters, Bryan Grimes Jr. wrote from camps near Manassas, Va., describing his duties, fellow officers (including General Beauregard), troop movements, and the aftermath of the Battle of Manassas, including the lack of necessary supplies and the disposition of dead soldiers. Other correspondents include A. Mansfield and Bryan Grimes Jr.'s stepbrother, John Gray Blount Grimes.

Folder 417

Grimes family correspondence, 1865-1869 #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 417

Letters to and from William Grimes. There is one letter to William Grimes from William Grimes, a Methodist circuit preacher who had previously been enslaved. In another letter, William Grimes wrote to William C. Blount refusing to accept devalued Confederate currency as payment for a debt that had originally been paid in United States currency. In another, a former Union colonel named Letcher thanked William Grimes for his actions during a wartime dispute in which Letcher had entered Grimes's home. Filed with the letter is an undated statement by William Grimes describing the encounter. Other correspondents include B. Rodman and an unidentified correspondent.

Folder 418

Grimes family correspondence, 1873-1878 #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 418

Included is a letter from Phyllis, who was formerly enslaved, to William Grimes asking to visit and obtain employment. Letters to and from William Grimes relating to financial, legal, and philanthropic matters. Also included is a letter from Kemp Battle dated May 1875 seeking subscription donations to re-open the University of North Carolina following its closure after the Civil War. Correspondents include G.W. Brooks, N. Collin Hughes, M.S. Delaney, and Bryan Grimes.

Folder 419

Grimes family correspondence, 1880-1895 #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 419

Correspondence between members of the Grimes family and their associates discussing family and financial matters, including a letter from Mrs. L.H. Daly thanking William Grimes for financing her orphaned nephew Harry Symond's education. Grimes family correspondents include William Grimes, his wife Elizabeth (Bettie) Grimes, their children, and William Grimes's brother Bryan Grimes Jr. Other correspondents include E.B. Walters of the Kugler Lumber Company, Fernando Ward, and James Cardinal Gibbons.

Folder 420

Grimes family correspondence, undated #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 420

Correspondence between members of the Grimes family and their friends and associates discussing family and local news and concerns, as well as religious, charitable, and financial matters. Grimes family correspondents include William Grimes, his wife Elizabeth (Bettie) Grimes, their children, William Grimes's father Bryan Grimes Sr., his second wife Lucy O. Grimes, and their daughter Anne Grimes (later Stickney). Other correspondents include C.H. Manly, Janie Ward, Jacky Ann Elizabeth Stevens, Mary Mason, and several unidentified people.

Folder 421

William Grimes and Elizabeth Grimes correspondence, 1868-1877 and undated #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 421

Primarily letters to William Grimes from his wife Elizabeth (Bettie) Grimes discussing family and household concerns, illnesses, and local news, among other topics. Included us one letter from William Grimes to Elizabeth (Bettie) Grimes.

Folder 422

Clippings, 1860-1947 #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 422

Includes obituaries of Bryan Grimes Sr. and William and Elizabeth Grimes's son William Grimes Jr.; a marriage announcement; and an article about the Grimes family home in Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 423-424

Folder 423

Folder 424

Other materials, 1844-1906 and undated #03357, Series: "1A. Correspondence and Other Papers, 1839-1947 (Addition of August 2011)." Folder 423-424

Legal and financial materials, a biographical sketch of William Grimes, and programs and other printed materials, among other items. Many materials relate to the schools and universities attended by members of the Grimes family, particularly Princeton University (then the College of New Jersey) and the University of North Carolina.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Estate Papers, 1792-1860.

About 1300 items.

Arrangement: by estate and then chronologically.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860.

About 300 items.

Bills and receipts from the estate of John Singeltary, as controlled by Bryan Grimes Sr. These legal and financial papers concern enslaved people and expenses for tuition, books, washing, clothing, transportation, room and board, and other documents related to the wishes of John Singeltary for his estate after his death.

John Singeltary's children were George, Thomas, and Richard Singeltary. George Badger Singeltary (d. 1862) married Cora Manly. He served as commander of the 44th North Carolina Regiment and was killed in action at Tranter's Creek, N.C. Thomas Chappeau Singeltary (1840-1873), a graduate of the University of North Carolina, replaced his brother as colonel of the unit.

Folder 53

John Singeltary estate papers, 1831-1839 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 53

Legal documents, accounts, and bills and receipts from the estate of John Singeltary concerning enslaved people, land sales, and plantation expenses. Also in this group is the ordination paper of Singeltary as a deacon of the Episcopal church.

Folder 54

John Singeltary estate papers, 1840-1843 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 54

Legal documents, accounts, receipts, and bills from the estate of John Singeltary concerning plantation expenses and repairs, foodstuffs, and land sales in Beaufort County.

Folder 55

John Singeltary estate papers, 1844 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 55

Legal documents, account sheets, bills, and receipts from the estate of John Singeltary concerning trafficking of enslaved people, receipts for medical care of enslaved people, taxes, and plantation expenses.

Folder 56

John Singeltary estate papers, 1845 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 56

Loose account sheets and inventories, concerning the personal transactions of Richard and Thomas Singeltary, and the estate of John Singeltary.

Folder 57

John Singeltary estate papers, 1845 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 57

Bills and receipts, a will of John Singeltary, and instructions to Bryan Grimes, appointing him Singeltary's attorney. Also a letter.

Folder 58

John Singeltary estate papers, 1846 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 58

Bills and receipts for taxes, advertising, banking, and spending money at school.

Folder 59

John Singeltary estate papers, 1846 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 59

Bills and receipts from the affairs of Richard Singeltary while ward of Bryan Grimes Sr. including receipts for clothing and expenses, such as tuition and board while attending the Washington Academy.

Folder 60

John Singeltary estate papers, 1847 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 60

Bills and receipts for taxes, copying fees, church legacy installment, and clothing. Also account sheets of the estate of John Singeltary.

Folder 61

John Singeltary estate papers, 1847 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 61

Bills and receipts of Richard Singeltary for clothing, books, spending money, and tuition while attending the Washington Academy.

Folder 62

John Singeltary estate papers, 1848 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 62

Bills and receipts for Thomas, Richard, and George Singeltary, including school expenses, clothing, spending money, household repairs, and hardware. Also a legal document releasing Bryan Grimes Sr. from his guardianship of George Singeltary.

Folder 63

John Singeltary estate papers, 1848 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 63

Bills and receipts of Richard Singeltary for clothing, books, medical bills, tuition to Dr. J. M. Lovejoy, taxes, and wharf improvements.

Folder 64

John Singeltary estate papers, 1849 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 64

Bills and receipts of Richard Singeltary for clothing, books, tuition to Dr. J. M. Lovejoy, taxes, and church legacy installment. Also a land rental agreement and inventory of notes, stocks, and receipts.

Folder 65

John Singeltary estate papers, 1850 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 65

Bills and receipts of Richard and Thomas Singeltary for books, clothing, school supplies, tuition to Dr. J. M. Lovejoy, taxes, and church legacy installments.

Folder 66

John Singeltary estate papers, 1851 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 66

Bills and receipts for medical expenses, taxes, a church legacy installment, masonry work, clothing, tuition, school books and supplies, and shoes.

Folder 67

John Singeltary estate papers, 1852 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 67

Bills and receipts for taxes, shoes, tuition, dental expenses, school books and supplies, and clothing.

Folder 68

John Singeltary estate papers, 1853 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 68

Bills and receipts of Richard Singeltary for tuition to J. M. Lovejoy and the University of North Carolina, and for shoes, books, school supplies, and taxes.

Folder 69

John Singeltary estate papers, 1854 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 69

Bills and receipts of Richard Singeltary for clothing, spending money, dental work, and hotel expenses, relating to his education at the University of North Carolina; receipts for taxes; land deed paid by G. E. B. Singeltary; and a bank statement.

Folder 70

John Singeltary estate papers, 1855-1856 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 70

Bills and receipts of Richard Singeltary for spending money, clothing, tuition at the University of North Carolina, and taxes.

Folder 71

John Singeltary estate papers, 1857-1860 #03357, Subseries: "2.1. Estate of John Singeltary, 1831-1860." Folder 71

Bills and receipts for taxes, spending money, and clothes. Also a bill and report from the bursar of the University of North Carolina; correspondence of George and Richard Singeltary concerning their father's estate; and bank records and transactions between William Grimes and George Singeltary.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839.

About 330 items.

Bills, receipts, and legal documentation concerning the trafficking of enslaved people from the estate of John Kennedy and expenses incurred while educating Kennedy's children, Mary, Susan, Ann Eliza, and Warren E. Kennedy.

Folder 72

John Kennedy estate papers, 1825-1826 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 72

A list of enslaved people; bills and receipts for cloth, tuition, and clothing; and the will of John Kennedy.

Folder 73

John Kennedy estate papers, 1827 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 73

Lists of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, board, shoes, tuition, taxes, and household items. Also lists of rented lands.

Folder 74

John Kennedy estate papers, 1828 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 74

Bills and receipts for cloth, shoes, board, clothing, clothing repairs, midwife services, paper, medical expenses, tuition, and school books.

Folder 75

John Kennedy estate papers, 1828 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 75

List of enslaved people who had been trafficked; bills and receipts for medical services for enslaved people, clothing, board, shoes, cloth, tuition, books, and paper; and taxes.

Folder 76

John Kennedy estate papers, 1829 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 76

List of enslaved people; bills and receipts for cloth, shoes, midwife services, taxes, board, and tuition. Also a list of rented lands.

Folder 77

John Kennedy estate papers, 1829 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 77

Bills and receipts for board, cloth, shad, tuition, taxes, medical expenses, a coffin, and shoes.

Folder 78

John Kennedy estate papers, 1829 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 78

Bills and receipts for tolls, clothing, tuition, cloth, and medical expenses.

Folder 79

John Kennedy estate papers, 1830 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 79

List of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for tuition, board, shoes, taxes, cloth, medical visits, spending money, and clothing.

Folder 80

John Kennedy estate papers, 1830 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 80

Bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, women's accessories, tuition, board, medical expenses, taxes, shoes, and midwife services.

Folder 81

John Kennedy estate papers, 1831 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 81

Bills and receipts for tuition, shoes, taxes, cloth, clothing, women's accessories, midwife services, and repairs.

Folder 82

John Kennedy estate papers, 1831 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 82

List of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for clothing repairs, tolls, tuition, shoes, board, cloth, clothing, printing, taxes, servant fees, and women's accessories.

Folder 83

John Kennedy estate papers, 1832 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 83

Bills and receipts for tuition, board, cloth, spending money, taxes, and women's accessories. Also a settlement with Ann Eliza Kennedy.

Folder 84

John Kennedy estate papers, 1832 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 84

List of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for spending money, cloth, splitting rails, clothing, medicine, paper, shoes, tuition, board, and women's accessories.

Folder 85

John Kennedy estate papers, 1833 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 85

List of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, estate expenses, horse, board, midwife expenses, shoes, and men's and women's accessories.

Folder 86

John Kennedy estate papers, 1833 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 86

Bills and receipts for shoes, spending money, char woman services, board, midwife services, taxes, and women's accessories.

Folder 87

John Kennedy estate papers, 1834 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 87

List of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for a coffin, board, cloth, midwife services, medical expenses, medicine, and women's accessories.

Folder 88

John Kennedy estate papers, 1835-1836 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 88

List of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for medical expenses for enslaved people, midwife services, taxes, room and board, cloth, clothing, and a coffin. Also a settlement with Warren E. Kennedy.

Folder 89

John Kennedy estate papers, 1837 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 89

List of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for room and board of enslaved people; midwife services, taxes, clothing, medicine, and women's accessories.

Folder 90

John Kennedy estate papers, 1838-1839 #03357, Subseries: "2.2. Estate of John Kennedy, 1825-1839." Folder 90

List of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for medicine for enslaved people; shoes, stage fare, board, women's accessories, building additions, cloth and clothing. Also a deed for land sales in Pitt County, N.C.; settlements with Susan and Mary Kennedy.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859.

About 450 items.

Bills, receipts, and legal documentation concerning expenses related to enslaved people, the material needs and education of the children connected to the estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, and paying taxes on the estate. Bryan Grimes Sr. acted as guardian of the children and was related to the family through marriage.

Folder 91

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1792-1816 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 91

Receipts relating to enslaved people; deeds of sale of land in Greenville, Pitt County; and instructions for administering an estate and land sales in Beaufort County.

Folder 92

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1818-1820 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 92

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in Beaufort and Pitt counties.

Folder 93

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1821-1828 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 93

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in Beaufort and Pitt counties and account sheets.

Folder 94

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1829 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 94

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in Beaufort and Pitt counties, account sheets, and list of lots owned.

Folder 95

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1830-1834 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 95

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land; court agreements concerning complaints; a letter concerning debt owed to William Hanrahan; list of lots owned; and meeting minutes concerning the formation of a company in Beaufort County.

Folder 96

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1835-1836 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 96

Deed for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land; tax receipts; receipt for a coffin and funeral expenses; and settlement of an estate.

Folder 97

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1837 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 97

Deed of sale for land and horses, bills and receipts for farm items.

Folder 98

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1838-1839 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 98

Deed for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land; bills and receipts for taxes, boarding horses, and household items.

Folder 99

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1840 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 99

Deed for trafficking of enslaved people; debts, bills and receipts for farm implements and shoes, and list of items stolen from a store in Pitt County.

Folder 100

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1841 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 100

Deed for trafficking of enslaved people; bills and receipts for taxes, subscriptions, cloth, and repairs. Also complaints filed in court, and items concerning the death of James Hanrahan.

Folder 101

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1842 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 101

Bills and receipts for interest payments, complaints filed in court, deed of sale for land, items concerning the death and estate of James Hanrahan, and will of William Hanrahan.

Folder 102

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1843-1844 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 102

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land; bills and receipts for trafficking of enslaved people, taxes, complaints filed in court, and items concerning the estate of James Hanrahan.

Folder 103

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1845-1846 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 103

Bills and receipts for shoe repairs, taxes, and land sales; letter to Walter Hanrahan from New York concerning the hardware business, complaints filed in court, and record of interest payments.

Folder 104

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1847 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 104

Bills and receipts for the support and clothing of a Black woman and her children, a variety of household items, foodstuffs, farm implements, postage, and clothing. Also complaints filed in court and will of Thomas Hanrahan.

Folder 105

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1848 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 105

Deed for the trafficking of enslaved people; bills and receipts for medical care for enslaved people, the support and clothing of a Black woman and her children, household items, foodstuffs, and farm implements; and complaints filed in court.

Folder 106

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1849 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 106

Bills and receipts for medicine for enslaved people, household items, sawing of planks, taxes, farm repairs, and subscriptions. Also hand-written copy of the will of Thomas Hanrahan, land deed, and list of notes due.

Folder 107

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1849 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 107

Bills and receipts for board at White Sulphur Springs (Surry County) and tuition. Also business transactions with Alex T. Stewart & Company of New York City concerning cloth sales.

Folder 108

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1849 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 108

Bills and receipts for medical expenses for enslaved people, blacksmith, moving fees, household items, foodstuffs, boarding at Shocco Springs (Warren County), postage, and bricks.

Folder 109

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1850 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 109

Bills and receipts for medical expenses for enslaved people, shipping, foodstuffs, hotel rooms, farming implements, postage, blacksmith's services, and court settlements.

Folder 110

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1850 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 110

Bills and receipts for hotel rooms, lime, repairs, foodstuffs, and postage.

Folder 111

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1850 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 111

Bills and receipts for shipping and planks, business transactions with a New York firm, and a land deed.

Folder 112

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1851 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 112

Bills and receipts for tuition, shipping, foodstuffs, cloth and clothing, and farm repairs.

Folder 113

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1851 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 113

Bills and receipts for postage, board, cloth, and foodstuffs. Also handwritten copy of the will of Thomas Hanrahan.

Folder 114

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1852 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 114

Bills and receipts for stock in the Greenville and Raleigh Plank Road Company, tuition, bricks, salt, taxes, shipping, and postage. Also directive from the will of William Hanrahan.

Folder 115

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1852 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 115

Bills and receipts for board, medical treatments, shingles, clothing, cloth, foodstuffs, household items, women's accessories. Also a power of attorney.

Folder 116

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1853 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 116

Bills and receipts for planking, hardware and construction items, barrels, medical expenses, minor blacksmithing repairs, taxes, boots, cloth, clothing, household items, and women's accessories.

Folder 117

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1853 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 117

Bills and receipts for taxes, tuition, and repairs. Also appointment of attorney, deed of gift, and a check.

Folder 118

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1854 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 118

Bills and receipts for medical expenses for enslaved people, postage, foodstuffs, farm items, tuition, books, and estate expenses.

Folder 119

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1855 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 119

List of enslaved people; bills and receipts for items for enslaved people, estate expenses, Greenville & Raleigh Plank Road Company, foodstuffs, cloth and clothing, taxes, medicine, and a coffin.

Folder 120

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1856 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 120

List of enslaved people; bills and receipts for medical expenses for enslaved people, board for an enslaved person who was in jail, estate expenses, wine, repairs, foodstuffs, medicine, cloth and clothing, and a coffin.

Folder 121

Thomas and Walter Hanrahan estate papers, 1857-1859 #03357, Subseries: "2.3. Estates of Thomas and Walter Hanrahan, 1792-1859." Folder 121

Bills and receipts relating to enslaved people, taxes, and coffins; statement of loans.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Estate of William Boyd, 1822-1826.

13 items.

Expenses related to Bryan Grimes Sr. serving as guardian to the children of William Boyd.

Folder 122

William Boyd estate papers, 1822-1826 #03357, Subseries: "2.4. Estate of William Boyd, 1822-1826." Folder 122

Bills and receipts for spending money, shoes, cloth, and clothing. Also account sheets from the estate of William Boyd--Bryan Grimes, guardian.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.5. Estate of William Cherry, 1842-1844.

19 items.

Expenses related to the trafficking of enslaved people, taxes, and other accounts related to Walter Hanrahan serving as trustee to the estate of William Cherry.

Folder 123

William Cherry estate papers, 1842-1844 #03357, Subseries: "2.5. Estate of William Cherry, 1842-1844." Folder 123

Trafficking of enslaved people, account sheets, and taxes on the estate of William Cherry--Walter Hanrahan, trustee.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841.

About 150 items.

Bills, receipts, and other documentation of trafficking of enslaved people and expenses related to the medical care of enslaved people and the education of the children of James O'K. Williams. Bryan Grimes Sr. served as guardian of the children of James O'K. Williams.

Folder 124

James O'K. Williams estate papers, 1827-1830 #03357, Subseries: "2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841." Folder 124

Bills and receipts for trafficking of enslaved people and expenses for clothing, boots, tuition, and shoes.

Folder 125

James O'K. Williams estate papers, 1831 #03357, Subseries: "2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841." Folder 125

Bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, tuitions, books, taxes, shoes, and shoe repairs.

Folder 126

James O'K. Williams estate papers, 1831 #03357, Subseries: "2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841." Folder 126

List of enslaved people and assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for women's accessories, midwife services, board, cloth, books, and an alabaster doll.

Folder 127

James O'K. Williams estate papers, 1832 #03357, Subseries: "2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841." Folder 127

Bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, women's accessories, shoes, books, board, and tuition.

Folder 128

James O'K. Williams estate papers, 1832 #03357, Subseries: "2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841." Folder 128

List of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, tuition, books, women's accessories, shoes, medical expenses, and taxes.

Folder 129

James O'K. Williams estate papers, 1833 #03357, Subseries: "2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841." Folder 129

Bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, shoes, women's accessories, and board.

Folder 130

James O'K. Williams estate papers, 1833 #03357, Subseries: "2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841." Folder 130

List of enslaved people made availabe for trafficking; bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, women's accessories, shoes, taxes, repairs, and medical expenses; and and rent from land.

Folder 131

James O'K. Williams estate papers, 1834 #03357, Subseries: "2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841." Folder 131

Bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, tuition, books, taxes, shoes, shoe repairs, and midwife services.

Folder 132

James O'K. Williams estate papers, 1835-1836 #03357, Subseries: "2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841." Folder 132

Bills and receipts for expenses related to enslaved people, medical care for family, cloth, clothing, tuition, books, taxes, shoes, and shoe repairs.

Folder 133

James O'K. Williams estate papers, 1837-1841 #03357, Subseries: "2.6. Estate of James O'K. Williams, 1827-1841." Folder 133

Bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, tuition, books, taxes, shoes, shoe repairs, and estate settlement.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.7. Legal and Estate Papers of James R. Hoyle, 1836-1842.

27 items.

Documentation generated by Walter Hanrahan, acting as executor of the estate of James R. Hoyle. Also correspondence to Hoyle.

Folder 134

James R. Hoyle legal and estate papers, 1836-1842 #03357, Subseries: "2.7. Legal and Estate Papers of James R. Hoyle, 1836-1842." Folder 134

Legal and estate papers of James R. Hoyle--Walter Hanrahan, executor. Items include documents naming Walter Hanrahan as executor, account sheets, complaints, sales of property, court agreements, deeds in trust, documents naming J. R. Hoyle as deputy, and a summons.

Folder 135

James R. Hoyle legal and estate papers, 1836-1840 #03357, Subseries: "2.7. Legal and Estate Papers of James R. Hoyle, 1836-1842." Folder 135

Instruction and correspondence from Samuel Ralston to James R. Hoyle of Pactolus, Pitt County. Includes a letter discussing Whig politics in North Carolina.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Other Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1914 and undated.

About 1725 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866.

About 800 items.

Items covering the trafficking of enslaved people, the buying and selling of real estate and cotton, and other business dealings of William Grimes and Bryan Grimes Sr. in eastern North Carolina. Materials include land deeds, bills, receipts, bills of lading, shipping orders, notices, articles of agreement, legal announcements, and other material. Within the series are documents that mention Bryan Grimes Jr. and the estates managed by Bryan Grimes Sr.

Folder 136

Financial and legal papers, 1713-1767 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 136

Three copies, handwritten in 1849, of a grant of land in Beaufort Precinct, N.C., given to Thomas Roper in 1713; deeds of sale and land grants in Bathe, Beaufort, and Pitt counties, N.C.

Folder 137

Financial and legal papers, 1770-1779 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 137

Part of a plea made by John Anderson (Revolutionary War soldier); deeds of sale for land in Pitt, Beaufort, and Edgecombe counties, N.C.; and the will of William Jones of Pitt County. Two of the deeds are transactions made by Demsie Grimes.

Folder 138

Financial and legal papers, 1780-1782 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 138

Deeds for land sales in Pitt and Hyde counties, N.C., some of which concern Demsie Grimes.

Folder 139

Financial and legal papers, 1783-1789 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 139

Deeds for land sales in Washington, Hyde, Beaufort, and Pitt counties, N.C., some of which concern Demsie Grimes and John Gray Blount, and fragments of documents from the 18th century.

Folder 140

Financial and legal papers, 1790-1795 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 140

Deeds for land sales in Beaufort, Pitt, and Hyde counties, and in the city of Raleigh, N.C., some of which concern John Gray Blount, and William (d. 1797) and Demsie Grimes.

Folder 141

Financial and legal papers, Financial and legal papers, 1796-1799 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 141

Deeds for land sales in Pitt, Beaufort, and Hyde counties, and in the town of Greenville, N.C.; and transactions concerning the estate of William Grimes, including an inventory of personal property and the will of William Grimes.

Folder 142

Financial and legal papers, 1800-1803 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 142

Transactions concerning the estate of William Grimes; deeds for land sales in Pitt County and in the city of Raleigh, N.C.; and bills for clothing, foodstuffs, and household items.

Folder 143

Financial and legal papers, 1804-1806 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 143

Transactions concerning the estate of William Grimes, including trafficking of an enslaved person and sale of land in Pitt County; bills for household items, cloth, clothing, and foodstuffs. Some of the transactions involved Walter and Thomas Hanrahan. Reading Grist was guardian of Grimes's heirs.

Folder 144

Financial and legal papers, 1807-1809 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 144

List of enslaved people with assigned values for trafficking; bills for cloth, household items, foodstuffs and trimmings; notes concerning brandy and land sales; a deed for land sale in Beaufort County, N.C.; and an inventory of the estate of Richard Grice of Washington County, Ga. The inventory includes a list of enslaved people, as well as values assigned to livestock and household items.

Folder 145

Financial and legal papers, 1810-1812 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 145

Deeds for the trafficking of enslaved people and for sales of land in Pitt and Beaufort counties, and in the town of Washington, N.C.; bills and receipts for cloth, clothing, taxes, boarding, sewing items, and foodstuffs; loan statements and documents concerning the role of Reading and Frederick Grist, executors of the estate of William Grimes; and the will of Thomas Gorham of Pitt County.

Folder 146

Financial and legal papers, 1813-1815 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 146

Deeds for land sales in Pitt County, N.C.; documentation concerning the estate of William Grimes; bills and receipts for taxes, tuition, board, foodstuffs, farm items, and tack repairs.

Folder 147

Financial and legal papers, 1816 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 147

Deeds for the trafficking of enslaved people and the sale of land in Pitt County, N.C., and Washington, Ga.; bills and receipts for furniture, household items, taxes, tuition, and board; and documentation concerning the estates of William Grimes and Richard Grice.

Folder 148

Financial and legal papers, 1817 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 148

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in Washinton County, Ga., and Pitt County, N.C.; and bills and receipts for tuition, cloth, foodstuffs, and taxes.

Folder 149

Financial and legal papers, 1818-1819 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 149

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in Pitt County, N.C.; documents concerning taxation; a note of judgment against Franklin Gorham; and bills for board, tuition, pork, plantation articles, feed-stuffs, foodstuffs, household items, medicine, medical treatment, and cloth.

Folder 150

Financial and legal papers, 1820 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 150

Bills and receipts concerning medical care for enslaved people, medicines, tuition, household items, foodstuffs, and liquor; deeds for land sales in Pitt County, N.C.; a marriage license; estate papers for Franklin Gorham; and documentation naming B. Grimes as attorney to Reading Grist.

Folder 151

Financial and legal papers, 1821-1822 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 151

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in Pitt and Beaufort counties, N.C.; loan statements; subscription to the National Vaccine Institution; and bills and receipts for liquor, foodstuffs, farm implements, cloth, household items, medical expenses, house and farm repairs, and account sheets.

Folder 152

Financial and legal papers, 1823-1824 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 152

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in Pitt County, most involving Bryan Grimes; bills and receipts for a cotton gin, farm supplies, foodstuffs, tuition, marble tombstones, household items, medical expenses, cloth, books, and taxes; a marriage agreement; a summons to superior court; and a copy of the will of John Gray Blount.

Folder 153

Financial and legal papers, 1825 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 153

Bills and receipts for household items, foodstuffs, farm supplies, clothing, labor for repairs, court agreements, deeds for sale of land, and a statement from the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of North Carolina that William H. Hardin is fit to practice law.

Folder 154

Financial and legal papers, 1826 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 154

Deed for land sales in Pitt County and in the town of Washington, N.C.; permission note for marriage; contracts; court settlements; bills and receipts for medical expenses, subscriptions, foodstuffs, household items, cloth, and farm equipment; and will of Christopher Crandell.

Folder 155

Financial and legal papers, 1827 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 155

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in Pitt County and in the town of Washington, N.C.; a document related to the Washington Toll Bridge Company; bills and receipts for household items, cloth, feedstuffs, taxes, and foodstuffs; and accounts of the estate of Ann Grimes.

Folder 156

Financial and legal papers, 1828 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 156

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in Beaufort County and in the town of Washington, N.C.; account notes; bills and receipts for medicines, taxes, a newspaper, and poll taxes; documentation concerning the estate of Ann Grimes.

Folder 157

Financial and legal papers, 1828 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 157

Promissory note; bills and receipts for household items, farm items, foodstuffs, cloth, clothing, medicine, medical expenses, furniture, shoes, farm repairs, and lumber; and a legal agreement made by John Gray Blount concerning Rose Bay.

Folder 158

Financial and legal papers, 1829 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 158

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and for sale of land in Pitt County, N.C.; bills and receipts for newspaper subscriptions, taxes, cloth, clothing, shoes, household items, tuition, farm items, and legal services; and a list of taxable people in the Moyes District, Pitt County.

Folder 159

Financial and legal papers, 1830 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 159

Documentation of interest paid to wards of Bryan Grimes; deeds for land sales in Pitt and Beaufort counties, N.C.; a petition for partition of land by Bryan Grimes and others; documentation concerning cotton sales, bridge construction, and bridge stock; and a legal agreement made by John Gray Blount concerning Smithfield Plantation.

Folder 160

Financial and legal papers, 1830 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 160

Bills and receipts for tuition, foodstuffs, cloth, clothing, shoes, an ink stand, farm supplies, repairs, feedstuffs, and turpentine.

Folder 161

Financial and legal papers, 1831-1833 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 161

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in the towns of Raleigh and Washington and in Pitt and Beaufort counties, N.C.; bills and receipts for cloth, household items, medical expenses, tuition, and subscriptions; loan agreements; and list of debtors/creditors.

Folder 162

Financial and legal papers, 1834-1835 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 162

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in the town of Washington and Pitt and Beaufort counties, N.C.; bills and receipts for jewelry repairs and board; a legal warrant; and loan agreements.

Folder 163

Financial and legal papers, 1836 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 163

Bills and receipts for feedstuffs, company shares, and clothing; agreements of Thomas Hanrahan; a loan agreement; deed of sale for land in Greenville and Pitt County, N.C.; account sheets; a document making James R. Hoyle a deputy; and a land agreement concerning J. G. Blount.

Folder 164

Financial and legal papers, 1837 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 164

Deeds for trafficking of enslaved people and real property in Pitt and Beaufort counties, N.C.; bills and receipts for clothing, cloth, shipping fees, and shoes; a check from New York, legal complaints; and loan agreements.

Folder 165

Financial and legal papers, 1838 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 165

Bill of lading for cotton bales; payment of trust agreements; loan agreements; memo of claims returned by J. Hoyle; an estate agreement; settlements; bills and receipts for teachers and foodstuffs; and deeds for land sales in Pitt County and Greenville, N.C.

Folder 166

Financial and legal papers, 1839 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 166

Bills and receipts for clothes, settlements, taxes, and stock in the Greenville Silk Company; deeds for sale of land in Duplin County and Greenville, N.C.; and explanation of a map of land owned by the Blount family in Hyde County.

Folder 167

Financial and legal papers, 1840 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 167

Deed for trafficking of an enslaved person; bills and receipts for cloth, shoes, clothing, household items, farm supplies, and medicine; account sheets; loan agreements; and debtor/creditor sheets.

Folder 168

Financial and legal papers, 1841 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 168

Loose notes on the number of shad and herring caught during the day and night, beginning in 1841, as well as their value, the number salted, and the number consumed, and a survey map of a tract of land in Pamlico, N.C.

Folder 169

Financial and legal papers, 1841-1844 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 169

Deeds for trafficking of an enslaved person and sale of land in Pitt County, N.C.; receipts for fancy stuffs; and land agreements and complaints.

Folder 170

Financial and legal papers, 1845 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 170

Bills, receipts, and legal items concerning real estate, clothing, household items, foodstuffs, medical care, repairs, and hardware; a deed of sale for land; an item concerning the estate of James O'K. Williams; and a land agreement made by Thomas H. Blount related to Rose Bay.

Folder 171

Financial and legal papers, 1846-1847 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 171

A list of enslaved people and their children; deeds for trafficking of enslaved people, including an eight-year old boy, and the sale of land in Raleigh, and Pitt, Halifax, and Beaufort counties, N.C.

Folder 172

Financial and legal papers, 1848-1849 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 172

Deeds for the trafficking of enslaved people and sale of land in Pitt and Beaufort counties, N.C.; an announcement for an auction of enslaved people; bills for foodstuffs and medical treatment; a list of notes due; two business letters; and a survey map showing land in Pitt County.

Folder 173

Financial and legal papers, 1850-1851 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 173

Records about enslaved people on Avon Plantation. Included are lists with names and ages of enslaved people, clothes and food distributed, and medical care.

Bills and receipts for household items, furniture, medical expenses, and clothing; a deed for land sales in Culpeper County, Va., signed by J. G. B. Grimes (for related items see folder 326); the will of John Gray Blount; a list of notes due; and a list of articles sold at Rose Bay for Bryan Grimes.

Folder 174

Financial and legal papers, 1852-1853 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 174

Lists of state bonds and notes due compiled by A. H. Mansfield; a bill for foodstuffs and farm equipment; a deed for the sale of land in Pitt County; a note concerning transportation agreements; and a copy of the will of Mrs. Bryan Grimes.

Folder 175

Financial and legal papers, 1854 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 175

Bills and receipts concerning enslaved people and for medical treatment, cotton, insurance payments, cloth, clothing, foodstuffs, household items, and stationery and lists of notes due.

Folder 176

Financial and legal papers, 1855 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 176

Records about enslaved people, including tax lists with the ages of the enslaved people and values assigned to them for trafficking; bills, receipts, and account sheets for interest, cotton, stock and bond payments, loans, and the National Intelligencer; the will of Edward Salter; and deeds for land sales in Pitt County.

Folder 177

Financial and legal papers, 1856 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 177

Bills and receipts for taxes, tack and shoeing of horses, the Weekly Register, cloth, and foodstuffs.

Folder 178

Financial and legal papers, 1857 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 178

List concerning clothing for enslaved people; bills and receipts for household and farming items, supplies related to cotton planting, and lumber.

Folder 179

Financial and legal papers, 1857 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 179

Bills and receipts for foodstuffs, furniture, clothing, medicine, a carriage maker, state taxes, and a newspaper subscription; land deeds and indentures, including a deed of sale for land in Culpeper County, Va., by J. G. B. Grimes; a plat of Rappahannock, Va.; and the will of Elizabeth Grimes.

Folder 180

Financial and legal papers, 1857 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 180

Records about enslaved people include the will of Thomas Hanrahan, with names of enslaved people who were trafficked to Bryan Grimes; a letter regarding the appointment of William Grimes as a trustee of enslaved people and money held in trust for Elizabeth Grimes; the will of Elizabeth Grimes; a list of cloth and clothing, presumably for enslaved people; a deed for enslaved people and land from Bryan Grimes Sr. to his son William Grimes; and a receipt for work performed by enslaved people who had been trafficked, then called hiring out.

Bills and receipts for subscriptions and taxes; notes from the North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company and the Louisiana State Bank; will of Elizabeth Grimes and related material; business letters concerning the case of William Grimes v. Bryan Grimes ; and a note concerning the will of Bryan Grimes Sr.

Folder 181

Financial and legal papers, 1858 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 181

Records about enslaved people include a doctor's bill for visits and medicine, and an indenture between Gould Hoyt and William Grimes for enslaved people and land.

Bills and receipts for subscriptions, taxes, wages, premiums, banking transactions, household items, carpet, dishes, furniture, and medical care; George Lingetany and William Grimes indenture regarding land; insurance information about William Grimes; stock records; a deed of Elizabeth Grimes to William Grimes.

Folder 182

Financial and legal papers, 1858 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 182

Records of enslaved people include a bill of sale for Moses, an enslaved man who had been trafficked to Bryan Grimes.

Bills, receipts, and notes related to farming and planting, including cotton production, loans, harnesses, and carriage repairs; legal correspondence; a deed for Yankee Hall purchased by William Grimes.

Folder 183

Financial and legal papers, 1858 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 183

Records about enslaved people include receipts with medical expenses and a list of cloth and clothing, presumably for enslaved people.

Bills and receipts for foodstuffs, household items, clothing and related items, and medicine; list of notes due and related transactions; legal papers related to court case between William Grime and Bryan Grimes, regarding interest of newphews in her estate or the property she inherited from Thomas Hanrahan; and indentures for land.

Folder 184

Financial and legal papers, 1858 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 184

Records about enslaved people include a list of allowances and cloth assigned to individuals by name.

Deeds for land sales in Raleigh, and Pitt, Hyde, and Lenoir counties, N.C.; documentation concerning banking transactions and insurance; settlement of legal differences between Bryan Grimes and William Grimes; a receipt for liquor and fancy goods; notes concerning the estates of Bryan Grimes Sr. and Thomas Hanrahan; letters from factors in N.Y. and Washington D.C.

Folder 185

Financial and legal papers, 1859 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 185

Bills, receipts, and notes concerning cotton sales in New York City; documents related to bank stock; indenture for land sold by William Moore to J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 186

Financial and legal papers, 1859 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 186

Records about enslaved people include the will of Bryan Grimes Sr., which includes a list of the enslaved people who were to be trafficked to Bryan Grimes Jr.

Bills and receipts for banking transactions with the Branch Bank of Cape Fear, Bank of Fayetteville; subscriptions.

Folder 187

Financial and legal papers, 1859 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 187

Bills and receipts for photographs, portraits, furniture, board at the Lafayette Hotel, Jones Springs, Hot Springs; loan transactions, wills of Bryan Grimes Sr. and William Grimes; and a note concerning the will of Thomas Hanrahan.

Folder 188

Financial and legal papers, 1859 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 188

Records about enslaved people include bills, receipts, and account sheets for medicine and medical care.

Bills, receipts, and account sheets for farm-related repairs, and agricultural implements.

Folder 189

Financial and legal papers, 1859 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 189

Bills and receipts for clothing and related items, foodstuffs, and household items; and a deed of sale for land in Pitt County.

Folder 190

Financial and legal papers, #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 190

Bills, notes, and receipts for clothing, board, North Carolina state taxes, subscriptions to the Weekly Register , household and farming repairs, corn, and farming implements.

Folder 191

Financial and legal papers, 1860 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 191

Documentation of banking transactions; will of William Grimes; notices concerning the estates of B. F. Bright of Pitt County, N.C., Bryan Grimes Sr. and Elizabeth Grimes.

Folder 192

Financial and legal papers, 1860 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 192

Bills, receipts, and financial letters concerning cotton prices in New York City, and a business note from Thomas C. Singeltary to "Dear Uncle."

Folder 193

Financial and legal papers, 1861 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 193

Instructions to William Grimes and Pulaski Cowper concerning the estate of Bryan Grimes Sr.

Folder 194

Financial and legal papers, 1861 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 194

Bills and receipts for gas pipes, hardware, corn, cotton, clothing, and state, county, and war taxes.

Folder 195

Financial and legal papers, 1861 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 195

Bills and receipts for tuition, Raleigh Gas Light Company, advertising, newspaper subscription, hardware, medical expenses, land transactions, and slaves.

Folder 196

Financial and legal papers, 1862 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 196

Bills, letters, and receipts for Raleigh Gas Light Company, newspaper subscriptions, clothing, building repairs, Thomas Singeltary, loans, medical expenses, post office fees and taxes, and related notes; military passes.

Folder 197

Financial and legal papers, 1862 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 197

Records about enslaved people include bills and receipts for items for slaves and a list of enslaved people who "went to the Yankees in Washington, N.C."

Documentation of the destruction of picked cotton as directed by the government of the Confederate States of America; documentation of Grimes v. Pugh, a civil suit; and account notes.

Folder 198

Financial and legal papers, 1863 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 198

Bills, receipts and accounts concerning plantation items, the Raleigh Gas Light Company, taxes, tolls, a plant nursery, and shares in the Joint Stock Confederate Publishing Company.

Folder 199

Financial and legal papers, 1863 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 199

Records about enslaved people include account sheets.

Pass from the Goldsboro, N.C., Provost Marshal; account sheets concerning estates; deeds for land sales in Craven County and Raleigh, N.C.; and a note concerning Confederate bonds.

Folder 200

Financial and legal papers, 1864 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 200

Bills, receipts, and account records for taxes, the Raleigh Gas Light Company, repairs, and shipping; passes from the Goldsboro and Washington, N.C., Provost Marshals; deeds for land sales in Craven County; and documentation from a Court of Equity of Lenoir County, N.C.

Folder 201

Financial and legal papers, 1865 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 201

Bills and receipts for taxes, medicine, and the Raleigh Gas Light Company; documentation of coupon bonds; an ordinance; and a deed for land sales in Raleigh.

Folder 202

Financial and legal papers, 1866 #03357, Subseries: "3.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1713-1866." Folder 202

Sharecropping agreements in Pitt County; deeds for land sales in Raleigh and Beaufort and Lenior counties; action of guardianship; rent payments; promissory notes; legal correspondence from Edward Clements Yellowley (1821-1885); and a tax receipt belonging to J. G. B. Grimes.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated.

About 925 items.

Items concerning the Grimes family's business affairs after the Civil War. Included are sharecropping agreements, land deeds, insurance policies, tax receipts and related documentation, and bills and receipts for farming and household items. Also included are documents concerning the Yarborough House and Exchange Hotel in Raleigh.

Folder 203

Financial and legal papers, 1867 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 203

Sharecropping agreements; business agreement between George and William C. Stronach and Bryan Grimes; deeds for land sales in Beaufort, Pitt, Lenoir, and Wake counties and Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 204

Financial and legal papers, 1867 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 204

Legal correspondence from E. C. Yellowley and other documentation concerning bankruptcy, receipts, and accounting notes concerning interest.

Folder 205

Financial and legal papers, 1867 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 205

Sharecropping agreement between a freedman and William Grimes; bills and receipts for taxes, fruits, hardware, and foodstuffs; and a business letter. Two of these items concern J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 206

Financial and legal papers, 1868 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 206

Business transactions between William Grimes and William Andrews and the Stronachs.

Folder 207

Financial and legal papers, 1868 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 207

Bills, receipts and notes concerning debts, a horse, subscriptions, interest payments, bonds, and legal fees.

Folder 208

Financial and legal papers, 1868 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 208

Business and legal correspondence concerning debts, real estate, bankruptcy, and estates; maps of real estate in Raleigh and Craven County, N.C.; a notice from the Internal Revenue Service.

Folder 209

Financial and legal papers, 1868 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 209

Deeds for land sales in Craven, Lenoir, Wake, and Pitt counties, and Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 210

Financial and legal papers, 1868 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 210

Sharecropping agreements, one with a freedman; a bankruptcy notice; documentation concerning repairs, law suits, and will of Bryan Grimes Sr.

Folder 211

Financial and legal papers, 1869 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 211

Deeds for land sales in Craven, Wake, Lenoir, and Beaufort counties, and Raleigh, N.C.; petitions; and court agreements.

Folder 212

Financial and legal papers, 1869 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 212

Court agreements; notes, bills, and receipts concerning real estate mortgages, taxes, and loans.

Folder 213

Financial and legal papers, 1869 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 213

Receipts and bills for taxes and notes due; account sheets concerning the production of cotton and feedstuffs; certificate from the North Carolina Agricultural Society; business correspondence; furniture lists; and an insurance policy on the Exchange Hotel in Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 214

Financial and legal papers, 1870 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 214

Furniture and fixtures lists from the Exchange Hotel; deeds, agreements, and petitions concerning real estate in Pitt, Lenoir, and Wake counties, and Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 215

Financial and legal papers, 1870 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 215

Receipts and bills for registered letters, foodstuffs, taxes, cotton, pork, debts and interests, some of which concern Avon Farms.

Folder 216

Financial and legal papers, 1871 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 216

Insurance policies, deeds, and documentation concerning real estate; capital stock in the Masonic Temple Association; wages paid, settlements, and notes due.

Folder 217

Financial and legal papers, 1871 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 217

Tax receipts and related documentation.

Folder 218

Financial and legal papers, 1872 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 218

Tax receipts, related documentation, and business notes concerning settlements and shipping.

Folder 219

Financial and legal papers, 1872 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 219

Sharecropping agreement; bills, receipts, and notes concerning Avon Farms, the Yarborough House, attorney's fees, lumber, hardware, interest, lighting, rent, and fruit trees.

Folder 220

Financial and legal papers, 1872 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 220

Bills, receipts, and notes concerning carriage items, debts, shipping, the Yarborough House, attorney's fees, and interest payments.

Folder 221

Financial and legal papers, 1873 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 221

Insurance policies; inventories; letters concerning the Yarborough House, bricks, and cotton; a contract; and bankruptcy notices.

Folder 222

Financial and legal papers, 1873 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 222

Tax receipts and related documentation.

Folder 223

Financial and legal papers, 1874 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 223

Insurance policies and a letter covering cotton, iron ties, and the Yarborough House.

Folder 224

Financial and legal papers, 1874 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 224

North Carolina merchants and lawyers receipts, including registered letter receipts, and bills from hardware and pharmaceutical firms.

Folder 225

Financial and legal papers, 1874 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 225

Receipts for carriage and buggy tack, farming implements, and cloth; business correspondence with New York City cotton merchant and other out of state business firms; bankruptcy notice; and a receipt related to Avon Farm.

Folder 226

Financial and legal papers, 1874 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 226

Bills, receipts, and notes concerning taxes, Yarbourough House, carriage tack, and hotel improvements; a bankruptcy notice; and deed for the sale of land in Lenoir County, N.C.

Folder 227

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 227

Receipts from Baltimore, Md., merchants, cotton brokers, and The American Farmer.

Folder 228

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 228

Receipts from Norfolk, Va., New York City, and Chicago, cotton brokers, merchants, retailers, and advertisers of magazines.

Folder 229

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 229

Receipts for books and tuition, various account sheets, items related to Avon Farms, and documents concerning renting property in Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 230

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 230

Accounts for foodstuffs, clothing, household items, and cloth.

Folder 231

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 231

Accounts and bills for foodstuffs, clothing, furniture, veterinary services, household repairs, and farm repairs.

Folder 232

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 232

Receipts and bills from Raleigh Gas Light Company; rent for post office box; coal and plumbing bills for the Yarborough House and logging.

Folder 233

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 233

Receipts and bills for cloth, clothing, baking, and confectionary items.

Folder 234

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 234

Receipts and bills for foodstuffs, tools, and hardware from Raleigh, N.C., merchants.

Folder 235

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 235

Receipts and bills for garden nursery items, hardware, household fixtures, and meal and oats from Raleigh, N.C., merchants.

Folder 236

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 236

Receipts from W. C. and A. B. Stronach and Williamson, Upchurch and Thomas, both merchants and commission merchants of Raleigh, N.C., covering hardware, sacks, twine, bagging, and ties for cotton.

Folder 237

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 237

Bank receipts, credit statements, subscription receipts, and bankruptcy notices, two of which concern J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 238

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 238

Receipts, bills, and accounts for household items, hardware, doctor, and pharmacist.

Folder 239

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 239

Insurance policies and a note covering cotton and iron ties at Avon Farms, a map, a description of Avon Farms, bills for carriage tack and repairs.

Folder 240

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 240

Bills, deeds, letters, and receipts for rent, repairs, and land in Craven County, N.C.; and an article of agreement.

Folder 241

Financial and legal papers, 1875 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 241

Tax receipts and related documentation.

Folder 242

Financial and legal papers, 1876 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 242

Receipts and bills for medical, dental, clothing, and jewelry expenses.

Folder 243

Financial and legal papers, 1876 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 243

Receipts and accounts for meal, foodstuffs, and guano covering business with W. C. and A. B. Stronach, Oak City Mills, Sylvester Smith, and Gattis and Jones, all of Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 244

Financial and legal papers, 1876 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 244

Receipts for registered letters, rent for a post office box, and Raleigh Gas Light Company.

Folder 245

Financial and legal papers, 1876 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 245

Receipts for tuition, Peace Institute, books, newspapers, and rent for room in Exchange Hotel.

Folder 246

Financial and legal papers, 1876 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 246

Receipts for repairs to the Yarborough House, Exchange Hotel, and other buildings. Also receipts for farming and household items, all from Raleigh, N.C., merchants or contractors.

Folder 247

Financial and legal papers, 1876 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 247

Various receipts including foodstuffs, coal, household items, and repairs.

Folder 248

Financial and legal papers, 1876 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 248

Various receipts and account sheets.

Folder 249

Financial and legal papers, 1876 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 249

Bills of lading; freight receipts for cattle, taxes, meal, and peas; and cotton accounts with Lea & Whitaker of Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 250

Financial and legal papers, 1876 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 250

Receipts for registered letters and estate payment; an insurance policy; business and legal correspondence discussing real estate; and purchasing agreements covering land in Craven County and Raleigh, N.C., of which three items concern J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 251

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 251

Receipts for meal, bacon, and rice from various Raleigh, N.C., merchants.

Folder 252

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 252

Receipts for clothing, sewing items, cloth, and medical and dental charges, mostly from Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 253

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 253

Receipts from banks, subscriptions, the Raleigh Gas Light Company, post office box rental, and registered mail.

Folder 254

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 254

Receipts for tuition, dancing lessons, tuition at Peace Institute, advertising in Raleigh, N.C., newspapers, writing items, and taxes.

Folder 255

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 255

Receipts for wagon and buggy repair, maintenance, shoeing horses, household repairs, and painting and paint.

Folder 256

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 256

Receipts for lumber, nails, and building items, some concerning the Exchange Hotel and the Yarborough House. Also receipt for coal and fertilizer.

Folder 257

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 257

Various receipts and business notes including list of cows and receipts for household items and freight receipts.

Folder 258

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 258

Receipts for foodstuffs and household items, mostly from Raleigh, N.C., merchants and grocers.

Folder 259

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 259

Reports, letters, and notices from the New York Cotton Exchange.

Folder 260

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 260

Furniture and fixture lists, rent agreements, and correspondence all pertaining to the Yarborough House and Exchange Hotel.

Folder 261

Financial and legal papers, 1877 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 261

Bills and receipts for rent, interest, and cotton; business and legal correspondence pertaining to real estate and cotton sales.

Folder 262

Financial and legal papers, 1878 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 262

Receipts for meal, hams, coffee, bacon, and rye.

Folder 263

Financial and legal papers, 1878 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 263

Receipts for foodstuffs and a mare.

Folder 264

Financial and legal papers, 1878 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 264

Various receipts, account ledgers, and notes, one of which concerns J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 265

Financial and legal papers, 1878 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 265

Receipts for cloth, clothing, silversmith repair, Raleigh Gas Light Company, postage box rental, subscriptions, and a medical bill.

Folder 266

Financial and legal papers, 1878 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 266

Receipts for repairs and household and building items, mostly from Raleigh, N.C., merchants and contractors.

Folder 267

Financial and legal papers, 1878 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 267

Receipts for taxes, wood, coal oil, and items related to cotton growing.

Folder 268

Financial and legal papers, 1878 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 268

Legal and business letters pertaining to contracts, building expansion and improvements, sewer lines, real estate, and furniture, of which one item concerns J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 269

Financial and legal papers, 1878 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 269

Bills, receipts, deeds, leases, and account notes concerning rent, bank payments, sewer additions, loans, furniture and land in Greenville, and Raleigh, N.C.; an inventory of goods in the Exchange Hotel.

Folder 270

Financial and legal papers, 1879 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 270

Bills, receipts, notes, letters, and documentation concerning the Raleigh Cemetery Association, taxes, and real estate. One item concerns J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 271

Financial and legal papers, 1880 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 271

Business notes to and from J. G. B. Grimes concerning cotton, real estate, and payments due.

Folder 272

Financial and legal papers, 1881 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 272

Business letters with McLean and Kendall Carriage Manufacturers of Wilmington, Del.; and a letter from a law firm to J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 273

Financial and legal papers, 1882 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 273

Bills and receipts for a dog license, building improvements, and traveling expenses; business letters pertaining to real estate, cotton sales, payments, and the Yarborough Hotel; and appointment of power of attorney. Three of these items pertain to J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 274

Financial and legal papers, 1883 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 274

Deeds for the sale of land in Raleigh and Buncombe and Wake Counties, N.C.; and documentation relating to the Yarborough House.

Folder 275

Financial and legal papers, 1883 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 275

Business and legal letters from Avon Farms, Pactolus, Raleigh, N.C., and New York City, concerning cotton, real estate, and expenses; and a receipt. One of these items pertains to J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 276

Financial and legal papers, 1884-1886 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 276

Bills, receipts, and notices concerning the North Carolina State Agricultural Society, insurance, men's accessories, foodstuffs and medicines; a lease agreement; and two insurance policies covering J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 277

Financial and legal papers, 1887 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 277

Lists of cattle; and bills, receipts, and notices concerning the bank and insurance policies.

Folder 278

Financial and legal papers, 1888 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 278

Bills, receipts, and notices concerning insurance policies, paving, taxes, loans, household fixtures, smithing equipment, and horseshoeing.

Folder 279

Financial and legal papers, 1889 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 279

Bills, receipts, and notices concerning insurance, repairs to the Yarborough House, sacks, tuition, and foodstuffs.

Folder 280

Financial and legal papers, 1890 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 280

Bills, receipts, and notices concerning insurance, taxes, spices, foodstuffs, and medical items.

Folder 281

Financial and legal papers, 1890 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 281

Bills, receipts, and notices concerning insurance, carriage repairs, natural gas, clothing and other items.

Folder 282

Financial and legal papers, 1891 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 282

Receipts for wood and coal, mostly from the firm of Andrews and Grimes.

Folder 283

Financial and legal papers, 1891 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 283

Bills and receipts for foodstuffs, clothing and related items, and carriage repairs.

Folder 284

Financial and legal papers, 1891 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 284

Bills, receipts, and business notes for subscriptions, stable fees, writing supplies, foodstuffs, household repairs, and coal; and a bill of lading.

Folder 285

Financial and legal papers, 1891 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 285

Bills and receipts for natural gas, ice cream, fuel, clothing, and repairs to the Yarborough House; a lease agreement; and a deed for real estate sales.

Folder 286

Financial and legal papers, 1891 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 286

Bills and receipts for fuel, taxes, and newspaper subscriptions; bank deposit slips; and various notes concerning the firm of Andrews and Grimes.

Folder 287

Financial and legal papers, 1891 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 287

Bills, receipts, and notices concerning insurance and cotton.

Folder 288

Financial and legal papers, 1892 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 288

Bills, receipts, and notices concerning insurance, wages, clothing, repairs, and interest; an inventory of stock and implements on Avon Farms; a legal agreement.

Folder 289

Financial and legal papers, 1893 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 289

Bills, receipts, notices, correspondence, and policies concerning insurance and leases; and a list of livestock and implements at Yankee Hall.

Folder 290

Financial and legal papers, 1894 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 290

Correspondence pertaining to the Yarborough House, improvement of sewage lines, cotton, and business agreements; receipts for interest payments and taxes; and account sheets covering farm expenses.

Folder 291

Financial and legal papers, 1894 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 291

Lease agreement covering the Yarborough House; deed covering timber sales; documentation concerning the estate of William Grimes and sewage improvements.

Folder 292

Financial and legal papers, 1895 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 292

Bills and receipts concerning insurance.

Folder 293

Financial and legal papers, 1895 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 293

Bills and receipts for taxes, interest, and carriage repairs; loan agreements; ledger sheet covering debits and credits on Avon Farms and Yankee Hall.

Folder 294

Financial and legal papers, 1895 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 294

Bill of lading for cotton; correspondence discussing the value of Avon Farms; agreements related to Avon Farms; and legal documentation concerning the estate of William Grimes.

Folder 295

Financial and legal papers, 1896 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 295

Correspondence and a bill related to inspection of the Yarborough House; receipts, statements, and notes concerning mortgage and interest payments.

Folder 296

Financial and legal papers, 1896 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 296

Correspondence, bills and receipts concerning repairs to the Yarborough House; lease agreements covering the Yarborough House; loan statements.

Folder 297

Financial and legal papers, 1896 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 297

Bills and receipts covering insurance.

Folder 298

Financial and legal papers, 1897 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 298

Bills and receipts covering insurance and loans.

Folder 299

Financial and legal papers, 1898 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 299

Bills and receipts concerning insurance, loans, and building repairs; and correspondence concerning laying sewer pipes.

Folder 300

Financial and legal papers, 1899 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 300

Bills and receipts for building repairs, much of which is related to the Yarborough House; and banking documentation concerning loans and interest payments.

Folder 301

Financial and legal papers, 1899 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 301

Correspondence concerning the case of Davenport v. Grimes and the laying of water pipes.

Folder 302

Financial and legal papers, 1899 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 302

Legal agreements and memos concerning the Yarborough House and laying water pipes; and a list of improvements, with the costs, completed on the Yarborough House.

Folder 303

Financial and legal papers, 1899 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 303

Bills, receipts, notices, and correspondence concerning insurance.

Folder 304

Financial and legal papers, 1900 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 304

Bills, receipts, notices, and correspondence concerning insurance.

Folder 305

Financial and legal papers, 1901-1902 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 305

Bills, receipts, and correspondence concerning insurance; and legal agreement between Elizabeth Grimes and her son, William Grimes, concerning real estate.

Folder 306

Financial and legal papers, 1903 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 306

Bills and receipts concerning insurance and repairs to the Yarborough House; notes on the land around Yankee Hall; and a notice appointing Walter H. Grimes the power of attorney of Elizabeth Grimes's property.

Folder 307

Financial and legal papers, 1904-1905 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 307

Bills and receipts concerning insurance.

Folder 308

Financial and legal papers, 1906-1907 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 308

Bills, notes, and receipts concerning insurance and the Yarborough House.

Folder 309

Financial and legal papers, 1908-1909, 1914 #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 309

Bills, receipts, and correspondence concerning insurance; a loan agreement; and a bill for Irish potatoes.

Folder 310

Financial and legal papers, Undated #03357, Subseries: "3.2. Financial and Legal Items, 1867-1914 and undated." Folder 310

A letter to William Grimes concerning land in Pitt County, N.C.; a note listing the taxable real estate of William Grimes; a diagram showing the water flow of an unknown river; list of debts to be paid from insurance; and survey maps.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Other Papers, circa 1820-1925.

Approximately 260 items.

Arrangement: first by type, then chronologically.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868.

Approximately 170 items.

Dr. Myers, a white doctor, served in the U. S. Army as Acting Assistant Surgeon in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land in its medical facilities at Wilmington, N.C. Rufus Craig was a Black nurse or attendent who had been hired by Myers.

The letters, printed orders, circulars, invoices, rosters, and records are concerned with hiring freedmen employees, ordering supplies, consuming medicines, and submitting reports. There are also weekly reports of a freedman who was sick. The correspondence originated from Washington, DC; New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; and Richmond and Petersburg, Va. This material is filed first by type and then chronologically.

Folder 311

W. W. Myers, July-November 1867 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 311

Handwritten correspondence and printed circular letters from and to Dr. Myers. These items cover the procedures for ordering supplies and changes in the chain-of-command.

Folder 312

W. W. Myers, December 1867 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 312

Correspondence from and to Dr. Myers covering supplies and submitting reports.

Folder 313

W. W. Myers, January-March 1868 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 313

Handwritten correspondence and printed circular letters to Dr. Myers. This material is a discussion of vouchers, accounts, the chain-of-command, persons hired, and lists of the Bureau's officers in North Carolina.

Folder 314

W. W. Myers, April-June 1868 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 314

Circulars, form letters, and correspondence to Dr. Myers. This material is a discussion of vouchers, letters from a doctor in New Bern, N.C., and lists of the Bureau's officers in North Carolina.

Folder 315

W. W. Myers, July 1867-March 1868 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 315

Contracts between Dr. Myers and Rufus Craig concerning employment. Also, reports and receipt rolls covering the length of service and salaries of Rufus Craig, Ephiam Williams, and Alexander Williams as nurses/ attendants.

Folder 316

W. W. Myers, April-September 1868 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 316

Employment and reports of Rufus Craig.

Folder 317

W. W. Myers, November 1867-February 1868 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 317

Weekly reports of a freedman who was sick at Hogan Dispensary in Wilmington, N.C.

Folder 318

W. W. Myers, March-June 1868 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 318

Weekly reports of a freedman who was sick.

Folder 319

W. W. Myers, July-September 1868 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 319

Weekly reports of a freedman who was sick.

Folder 320

W. W. Myers, December 1867-September 1868 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 320

Monthly hospital reports (oversized items).

Folder 321

W. W. Myers, October 1867-June 1868 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 321

Invoices, requisitions, bills of lading, and packing lists for hospital supplies, foodstuffs, and medicines.

Folder 322

W. W. Myers, December 1867-September 1868 #03357, Subseries: "4.1. W. W. Myers in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Land Materials, July 1867-September 1868." Folder 322

Invoices, requisitions, bills of lading, and packing lists for hospital supplies, foodstuffs, and medicines.

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Approximately 110 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Various items, including charts, administrative instructions, family histories, speeches, poems, newspaper clippings, and quarter-master's papers that concern the activities of members of the Grimes and related families.

Folder 323

Miscellaneous items #03357, Subseries: "4.2. Miscellaneous Items, 1832-1947." Folder 323

Accounts of the Grimes family history; a handwritten list of the members of the Blount family compiled by Olivia Blount Grimes in 1947; a genealogical chart of the Blount family, starting with the family members who flourished in the mid-1700s; additional material concerning the Richard Grist family that flourished between 1800 and 1850, the Blount family, and a poem apparently written by Walter Hanrahan.

Folder 324

Bryan Grimes Sr., circa 1855-1860 #03357, Subseries: "4.2. Miscellaneous Items, 1832-1947." Folder 324

Various items relating to Bryan Grimes Sr., including directions to overseers and copies of newspaper clippings telling of his death.

Folder 325

William Grimes, 1862-1874 #03357, Subseries: "4.2. Miscellaneous Items, 1832-1947." Folder 325

Various items pertaining to William Grimes, including his one-day service in the Confederate Army, discharge, pardon, and honorary membership in the Raleigh Light Infantry.

Folder 326

J. G. B. Grimes, 1854-1933 #03357, Subseries: "4.2. Miscellaneous Items, 1832-1947." Folder 326

Various items relating to J. G. B. Grimes, including his pardon, death notices, and a speech he may have given in 1854 at the University of North Carolina before the graduating class.

Folder 327

J. G. B. Grimes, 1861-1864 #03357, Subseries: "4.2. Miscellaneous Items, 1832-1947." Folder 327

Various official reports and forms signed by Captain J. G. B. Grimes when he served in the 4th North Carolina Regiment during the Civil War. The documentation covers items needing replacement, new issues, gear related to transportation, and muster rolls.

Folder 329

Bryan Grimes Jr., circa 1850-1880 #03357, Subseries: "4.2. Miscellaneous Items, 1832-1947." Folder 329

Various items concerning the life, Civil War career, and death of General Bryan Grimes Jr. including copies of newspaper clippings, fliers, and a handwritten copy of a poem possibly written by Grimes.

Folder 330

Miscellaneous, 1823-1863 #03357, Subseries: "4.2. Miscellaneous Items, 1832-1947." Folder 330

Various unrelated items, including instructions for Nathan G. Blount's Steel Saw Gin in Kinston, N.C.; a detailed map of Charleston, S.C., circa 1863, possibly drawn by Alonzo H. Mansfield; an 1817 University of North Carolina diploma awarded to William H. Harding; three hand-drawn patterns; and the commission of William H. Hardin in the North Carolina state militia, dated 3 January 1823.

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82 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

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38 volumes.

Account books, ledger books, notebooks, studbooks, albums, recipe books, memorandum books, and bank books belonging to the Grimes family. Among these items are accounts of the Kennedy and Hanrahan estates; the Grimes family plantations; albums owned by John Gray Blount Grimes; business records of William Grimes relating to his concerns in Raleigh; and account books kept by a housewife living near Raleigh.

Folder 331

Volume 1: 1827-1859 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 331

Accounts of Bryan Grimes Sr. as guardian of the estate of John Kennedy (children: John T., Warren, Ann E., Mary T., and Susan T. Kennedy), 1827-1839; estate of A. Grimes (children: Mary Bryan and Sarah Ann Williams), 1830-1838; and estate of John Singletary (children: Richard, George, and Thomas C. Singletary), 1845-1859. 51 pp.

Folder 332

Volume 2: 1830-1840 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 332

List of notes belonging to Sarah A. G. Williams, with Bryan Grimes Sr. acting as guardian. 3 pp.

Folder 333

Volume 3: 1836 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 333

List of expenses. 35 pp.

Folder 334

Volume 4: 1837-1846 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 334

List of notes of Thomas Hanrahan. 20 pp.

Folder 335

Volume 5: 1837-1859 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 335

Plantation records of Yankee Hall, Grimesland, and Avon in Pitt County, and also of Rose Bay, Jericho, and Pungo. These accounts include Black workers hired, yields of feedstuffs, animal husbandry, turpentine processing, fish caught, funds from Washington toll bridge, and overseer's wages; expenditures on children of Bryan Grimes Sr., 1840-1854. 122 pp.

Folder 336

Volume 6: 1839-1849 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 336

List of notes belonging to Thomas Hanrahan. 16 pp.

Folder 337

Volume 7: 1840 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 337

Cash paid for crops and a list of expenditures. 61 pp.

Folder 338

Volume 8: 1841 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 338

List of fish caught (mostly shad), and list of books. 24 pp.

Folder 339

Volume 9: 1842-1843 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 339

Account book of William Grimes for Yankee Hall plantation, including crop production records and a list of expenditures.

Folder 340

Volume 10: 1842-1846 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 340

List of notes belonging to Thomas Hanrahan.

Folder 341

Volume 11: 1842-1850 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 341

List of notes. 12 pp.

Folder 342

Volume 12: 1842-1851 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 342

List of notes belonging to Thomas Hanrahan.

Folder 343

Volume 13: 1842-1857 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 343

List of notes concerning Thomas Hanrahan.

Folder 344

Volume 14: 1845-1852 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 344

List of notes belonging to Thomas Hanrahan. 27 pp.

Folder 345

Volume 15: 1845-1852 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 345

List of notes belonging to Thomas Hanrahan. 25 pp.

Folder 346

Volume 16: 1849-1854 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 346

List of notes belonging to Thomas Hanrahan. 26 pp.

Folder 347

Volume 17: 1849-1860 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 347

Account book of notes, bonds, stocks, and cash, which seems to have belonged to the estate Bryan Grimes Sr. 13 pp.

Folder 348

Volume 18: 1850s-1860s #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 348

Notebook belonging to William Grimes, listing state bonds and notes. 22 pp.

Folder 349

Volume 19: 1851-1859 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 349

Bank book belonging to Thomas Hanrahan, including list of enslaved people. 10 pp.

Folder 350

Volume 20: 1852 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 350

Account book of William Grimes, covering the expenditures of Head of Pungo Plantation. 4 pp.

Folder 351

Volume 21: 1852-1858 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 351

Account book belonging to William Grimes, covering traveling expenses, clothing, postage fees, and other expenditures. 41 pp.

Folder 352

Volume 22: 1853-1887 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 352

List of state bonds belonging to William Grimes. 13 pp.

Folder 353

Volume 23: 1854 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 353

List of notes belonging to Thomas Hanrahan. 26 pp.

Folder 354

Volume 24: 1854 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 354

Autograph album of John Gray Blount Grimes (1834-1909), University of North Carolina class of 1854, containing only one message, from James Cathcart Johnston Jr. This volume also has a frontispiece and five engravings of vases and flowers, all of which are handcolored.

Folder 355

Volume 25: 1854 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 355

Autograph album of Joseph Adolphus Engelhard (1832-1879), University of North Carolina class of 1854, containing the autographs of about 150 members of the classes of 1854, 1855, 1856, and 1857, with some biographical data. This book was presented to J. G. B. Grimes by Mrs. J. A. Engelhard. It appears that Grimes has penciled in some additional information about a number of students.

Folder 356

Volume 26: 1854 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 356

Album of engravings of the University of North Carolina class of 1854 (without front end papers, frontispiece or title page), containing about 55 engraved portraits, owned by J. G. B. Grimes.

Folder 357

Volume 27: circa 1854 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 357

A book of remedies and recipes, handwritten and clippings. Some pages dated 1860 and 1870s, owned by J. G. B. Grimes. 6 pp.

Folder 358

Volume 28: 1854-1857 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 358

Notebook of debts, mortgages, and trusts. 20 pp.

Folder 359

Volume 29: 1854-1857 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 359

List of notes belonging to by Thomas Hanrahan, with Bryan Grimes Sr. as guardian. 19 pp.

Folder 360

Volume 30: 1854-1857 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 360

List of notes belonging to Thomas Hanrahan, with Bryan Grimes Sr. as guardian. 19 pp.

Folder 361

Volume 31: 1854-1861 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 361

Notebook concerning Thomas Hanrahan. 12 pp.

Folder 362

Volume 32: 1855-1863 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 362

Record book of notes, bonds, and other intangible assets belonging to William Grimes (as copied by Pulaski Cowper in 1863). 17 pp.

Folder 363

Volume 33: 1855-1851 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 363

List of notes, inventory of notes belonging to William Grimes from the estate of William Hanrahan, and letter pertaining to Ransom Buck's debt. 106 pp.

Folder 364

Volume 34: 1858-1862 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 364

Notebook listing bonds belonging to William Grimes. 38 pp.

Folder 365

Volume 35: 1858-1863 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 365

Notebook listing of bonds and notes belonging to William Grimes. 18 pp.

Folder 366

Volume 36: 1858-1863 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 366

Account book of notes, bonds, and other intangibles belonging to William Grimes (as copied by Pulaski Cowper in 1866). 13 pp.

Folder 367

Folder 37: 1859 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 367

Notebook of personal expenditures belonging to William Grimes. 5 pp.

Folder 368

Volume 38: 1860-1864 #03357, Subseries: "5.1. Volumes, 1827-1864." Folder 368

Memorandum book belonging to William Grimes with list of enslaved people and values assigned to them; tuition paid in 1864, and amounts owed by William and Bryan Grimes for school and poor taxes. 120 pp.

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44 volumes.

Account books and other volumes belonging to the Grimes family. Included are payroll accounts, cotton production records, and farming expenses for the Grimes family plantations Oregon Farms, Avon Farm, and Yankee Hall; studbooks for Jersey cattle at the Spring Hill Dairy; and accounts for household items and foodstuffs.

Folder 369

Volume 39: 1867 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 369

Account book covering Oregon Farms, Pitt County, belonging to Walter Grimes. 9 pp.

Folder 370

Volume 40: 1867-1869, 1880 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 370

W.C. and R.R.R. account book belonging to Mr. and Mrs. John G. Justice, including shipping fees, foodstuffs, and tobacco and salt prices. 110 pp.

Folder 371

Volume 41: 1870-1871 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 371

Account book belonging to William Grimes, concerning Yankee Hall payroll and list of notes. 38 pp.

Folder 372

Volume 42: 1870-1872 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 372

Account book belonging to William Grimes, covering Avon Farm, Pitt County. 18 pp.

Folder 373

Volume 43: 1871 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 373

Account book belonging to Oregon Farm, Pitt County. 15 pp.

Folder 374

Volume 44: 1871 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 374

Account book belonging to William Grimes, concerning business with W. C. and A. B. Stronach. 12 pp.

Folder 375

Volume 45: 1871 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 375

Account book belonging to William Grimes, concerning payrolls. 34 pp.

Folder 376

Volume 46: 1871 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 376

Account book belonging to William Grimes, concerning payrolls. 27 pp.

Folder 377

Volume 47: 1872 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 377

Account book belonging to William Grimes,listing small debts and debtors. 37 pp.

Folder 378

Volume 48: 1873 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 378

Record book belonging to William Grimes, listing cotton production records and pounds harvested per picker. 25 pp.

Folder 379

Volume 49: 1873-1874 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 379

Record books of personal and real property and expenses of William Grimes. 25 pp.

Folder 380

Volume 50: 1874 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 380

Account book belonging to William Grimes. 27 pp.

Folder 381

Volume 51: 1877-1879 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 381

Account book of minor transactions, belonging to an unidentified person. About 180 pp.

Folder 382

Volume 52: 1878 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 382

Notebook belonging to William Grimes, listing hours worked by employees. 46 pp.

Folder 383

Volume 53: 1878-1883 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 383

Account book, probably belonging to William Grimes, covering pounds of cotton harvested per picker, acres planted, expenses for feedstuffs, foodstuffs, and expenses covering cotton production. 51 pp.

Folder 384

Volume 54: 1880-1887 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 384

Studbook and list of cattle on Oregon Farm, most likely belonging to William Grimes, with related news clippings. 71 pp.

Folder 385

Volume 55: 1881 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 385

Account book belonging to William Grimes, covering payroll records at Oregon Farm. 32 pp.

Folder 386

Folder number not used #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 386

Oversize Volume SV-3357/56

Volume 56: 1881-1883 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." SV-3357/56

Account book for farming expenses, probably belonging to William Grimes, covering production records and wages paid. (Patrick J. O'Neill, overseer.) 331 pp.

Folder 387

Volume 57: 1881-1884 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 387

Account book of Elizabeth Grimes. About 60 pp.

Folder 388

Volume 58: 1882-1883 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 388

Account book and loose papers of debts owed by laborers, segregated by race. Debts concern money, foodstuffs, clothes and medicines. It also contains labor records, cost of peanut crops, and a farm journal covering sharecropping agreements. About 50 pp.

Folder 389

Volume 59: 1882-1889 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 389

Studbooks for Jersey cattle belonging to William Grimes on Spring Hill Dairy on Oregon Farm. It also includes milk records and gestation lists. 50 pp.

Folder 390

Volume 60: 1882-1889 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 390

Studbook for Jersey Cattle of Spring Hill. 48 pp.

Folder 391

Volume 61: 1887 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 391

Account book of Oregon Farm, including transactions with a druggist, blacksmith, and harness maker. (Patrick J. O'Neill, overseer). 10 pp.

Folder 392

Volume 62: 1887-1892 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 392

Account book belonging to J. G. B. Grimes, covering various household and personal items. There is also a subheading for Helen Olivia Grimes. 120 pp.

Folder 393

Volume 63: 1888 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 393

Account book belonging to William Grimes, covering deposits made to the Bank of Washington, N.C.

Folder 394

Volume 64: 1888, 1890 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 394

Jersey cattle handbook of Spring Hill Dairy on Oregon Farm belonging to William Grimes [1, 24-37, 140, 150-151] pp. Also accounts of the Yarborough House, Raleigh, N.C., and the Capitol Club, [41-42] pp; theatrical notes and a play (author unknown) for the Raleigh Amateurs [45-52, 57-69] pp.

Folder 395

Volume 65: 1889 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 395

Ledger book, probably belonging to Walter Hanrahan Grimes, listing the accounts of farm expenses and wages paid (John Jacob Buffalo, Raleigh, N.C., may have been the overseer). 47 pp.

Folder 396

Volume 66: 1889 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 396

Ledger book belonging to W.B. Grimes, listing wages paid laborers on Oregon Farm. 24 pp.

Folder 397

Folder number not used #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 397

Oversize Volume SV-3357/67

Volume 67: 1889-1890 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." SV-3357/67

Account book of Andrews and Grimes, Raleigh, N.C. This ledger contains transactions with a number of local businesses concerning feed and fuel. There is also a folder of 13 loose items related to the firm. About 375 pp.

Folder 398

Volume 68: 1891 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 398

Notebook of miscellaneous matters, including reading and cooking, kept in an 1872 diary, owned by E.(?) Justice, apparently a woman. About 20 pp.

Folder 399

Folder number not used #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 399

Oversize Volume SV-3357/69

Volume 69: 1891 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." SV-3357/69

Account book of Andrews and Grimes, Raleigh, N.C. This ledger contains transactions for fuel and feed.

Folder 400

Volume 70: 1897 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 400

Account book for household items and foodstuffs. 40 pp.

Folder 401

Volume 71: 1897-1898 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 401

Account book for household items and foodstuffs. 41 pp.

Folder 402

Volume 72: 1898-1899 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 402

Account book for household items and foodstuffs. 88 pp.

Folder 403

Volume 73: 1899-1900 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 403

Account book for household items and foodstuffs. 118 pp.

Folder 404

Volume 74: 1900-1901 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 404

Account book for household items and foodstuffs. 125 pp.

Folder 405

Volume 75: 1901-1902 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 405

Account book for household items and foodstuffs. 100 pp.

Folder 406

Volume 76: 1902-1904 #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 406

Account book for household items and foodstuffs. About 125 pp.

Folder 407

Volume 77: Undated #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 407

Account book recording the amount of cotton picked. 29 pp.

Folder 408

Volume 78: Undated #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 408

Weekly time book kept by William Grimes for employees. 40 pp.

Folder 409

Volume 79: Undated #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 409

Account book for hardware, books, clothing, and foodstuffs. 10 pp.

Folder 410

Volume 80: Undated #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 410

Account book for expenses and notes due. 14 pp.

Folder 411

Volume 81: Undated #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 411

Weekly time book kept by William Grimes for employees. 41 pp.

Folder 412

Volume 82: Undated #03357, Subseries: "5.2. Volumes, 1867-1904 and undated." Folder 412

Weekly time book kept by William Grimes for employees. 43 pp.

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Processed by: Benjamin H. Trask, Anne von Storch, November 1986; Anna Kephart, September 2011

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, July 2010

Conscious Editing by Nancy Kaiser, December 2020: Updated collection overview, subject headings, contents list

This collection incorporates what were formerly the William Bryan Grimes Books (#2978) and the J. G. B. Grimes Books (#1426).

Additions received after March 1985 have not been integrated into the original deposits. Researchers should always check additions to be sure they have identified all files of interest to them.

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