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Collection Number: 5359

Collection Title: William H. Biggers Papers, 1843-1962

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Size Approximately 25 items
Abstract The William H. Biggers Papers, 1843-1962, document scattered aspects of family history. Included are an 1843 slave record, 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 an eclipse viewing party in Wadesboro, N.C., in 1900; and time tables, 1945-1946 and 1962, for Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Creator Biggers, William H.
Language English
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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 William H. Biggers Papers #5359, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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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.

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The William H. Biggers 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 1900, for the 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.

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Processing Information

This summary description was created in November 2017 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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