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|Size||Approximately 25 items|
|Abstract||The family papers collected by William H. Biggers, M.D., of Atlanta, Ga., include an 1843 record of an enslaved thirteen-year-old girl named Minto, an 1849 note certifying a local preacher for the Methodist Episcopal Church South; an 1852 receipt; Confederate money; photocopies and reprints of photographs and a scientific paper relating to a solar eclipse viewing party in Wadesboro, N.C., in May 1900; and time tables, 1945-1946 and 1962, for Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company.|
|Creator||Biggers, William H.|
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William Thomas Brasington was born in Lancaster County, S.C., in 1859. He was a contractor and brick manufacturer in Chesterfield, S.C., later moving to Wadesboro, N.C., where he continued in the same business.Back to Top
The William H. Biggers Collection of Family Papers, 1843-1962, document scattered aspects of family history. Included are an 1843 bill of sale for a thirteen-year-old enslaved girl, Minto, who was owned by Thomas Gaddy; an 1849 note certifying William Cone as a local preacher for the Methodist Episcopal Church South; an 1852 receipt for salt and molasses; Confederate money; photocopies and reprints of photographs of William Thomas Brasington and others and the temporary buildings he constructed in Wadesboro, N.C., in May 1900, for the solar eclipse viewing party from the Yerkes Observatory; the scientific paper that resulted from the eclipse viewing; and time tables, 1945-1946 and 1962, for the Carolina and Virginia divisions of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company.Back to Top
Processed: May 2019
Encoded by: Laura SmithBack to Top