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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
|Size||1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1,135 items)|
|Abstract||William Attmore (1750-1800) was a merchant and shipper of Philadelphia, Pa., and New Bern, N.C., who married Sarah Sitgreaves (1771-1843) of New Bern in 1790. They had four children including a son, George Sitgreaves Attmore. The collection includes business papers and family correspondence of William Attmore; of his wife, Sarah (Sitgreaves) Attmore; of their son, George Sitgreaves Attmore; and of their relatives in New Bern and in Philadelphia, Pa. Business papers to 1800 relate to William Attmore's merchandising and shipping activities at Philadelphia and New Bern; there are numerous bills and accounts, especially 1800-1817, from New Bern merchants, and Craven County, N.C., deeds for real estate. Personal and family letters are addressed chiefly to Sarah from her female relatives in New Bern, 1790-1793, and in Philadelphia, 1801-1843, with occasional ones from other North Carolina towns and from South Carolina. Papers after 1843 are less numerous and are mainly deeds and business papers of William Hollister Oliver (1829-1908), son-in-law of G. S. Attmore. Also included is a series of apparently unrelated letters of Henry H. Villard, a North Carolina schoolteacher of French parentage. Later items are Attmore family genealogical charts.|
|Creator||Attmore, William, d. 1800.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, September 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top
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William Attmore (1750-1800) was a merchant and shipper of Philadelphia, Pa., and New Bern, N.C., who married Sarah Sitgreaves (1771-1843) of New Bern in 1790. They had four children including a son, George Sitgreaves Attmore.
George Sitgreaves Attmore (1794-1859) was a lawyer of New Bern, N.C., who married Mary Taylor (1806-1852), daughter of Isaac and Hannah Taylor. They had seven children.
Among the children of George S. and Mary Taylor Attmore were: Hannah T. (1829-1881), who married William Hollister Oliver (1829-1908); Sarah, who married Robert S. Primrose; and Dr. George S. Attmore who married Kate Lane.Back to Top
The collection includes correspondence and business and personal papers of the Attmore family of Philadelphia, Pa., and New Bern, N.C., and other related persons. Papers, 1769-1800, are chiefly business papers of William Attmore and of Kaighn and Attmore, and consist of bills, accounts, receipts, and other items relating to trade in tea, rum, fine cloth, and other merchandise. There are also papers, financial and legal, concerning the acquisition of New Bern, N.C., real estate, military bounties for land in Tennessee, judgements and collections of debts due the merchants, and related business. The collection also includes papers, beginning in 1825, of George S. Attmore, concerning his law practice and his acquisition of property in New Bern, and papers, 1850-1859, of William H. Oliver also related to real estate in New Bern and Craven County, N.C. Throughout the collection are letters to Sarah Sitgreaves Attmore, chiefly from female relatives in New Bern, but also from her husband and other family members. Also included is a series of apparently unrelated letters of Henry H. Villard, a North Carolina schoolteacher of French parentage.Back to Top
Original finding aid
Undated letters to Mrs. William Attmore, [1790-1793]
Pictures and clippings
Volume 1: Commonplace book, Mary Robinson Attmore, 1809-1819
Volume 2: Insurance policy records, William H. Oliver, 1901
Volume 3: Scrapbook, undated
|Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-3607/1||
Oversize papers (X-OPF-3607/1).Back to Top