Collection Number: 05787-z

Collection Title: Tillerow Campbell Papers, 1858-1899

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Size 6 items
Abstract The Tillerow Campbell papers consist of the 1858 bill of sale documenting the purchase of Tillerow Campbell, a three-year-old African American child, for $335 by L. V. Campbell, a white lawyer in Union Grove, Iredell County, N.C.; the loyalty oath of L. V. Campbell, signed 3 August 1865, in which he swore to "abide by faithfully and support all laws and proclamations made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves"; a letter, 1872, to L. V. Campbell from Richard A. McLaughlin, a lawyer and accountant, concerning an estate settlement for which Campbell had been charged for "negro hire" for 1863-1865, rent of land, and principle and interest on "one-third of a Negro Boy sold Sept 21st 1854...to 1st Apl 1872 is $244.47"; an undated cash valuation of L. V. Campbell's property; and two newspaper clippings with death notices for L. V. Campbell and his wife, Mrs. L. P. Bennett, who remarried after his death.
Creator Campbell, Tillerow, 1855-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Tillerow Campbell Papers #05787-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Carrie Van Hoy Currie in February 2019 (Acc. 103550).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Tillerow Campbell, an enslaved African American child, was born in January 1855. He was bought in 1858 by Leoldin V. Campbell (1827-1888), a white lawyer of Union Grove, Iredell County, N.C.

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The Tillerow Campbell papers consist of the 1858 bill of sale documenting the purchase of Tillerow Campbell, a three-year-old African American child, for $335 by L. V. Campbell, a white lawyer in Union Grove, Iredell County, N.C.; the loyalty oath of L. V. Campbell, signed 3 August 1865, in which he swore to "abide by faithfully and support all laws and proclamations made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves"; a letter, 1872, to L. V. Campbell from Richard A. McLaughlin, a lawyer and accountant, concerning an estate settlement for which Campbell had been charged for "negro hire" for 1863-1865, rent of land, and principle and interest on "one-third of a Negro Boy sold Sept 21st 1854...to 1st Apl 1872 is $244.47"; an undated cash valuation of L. V. Campbell's property; and two newspaper clippings with death notices for L. V. Campbell and his wife, Mrs. L. P. Bennett, who remarried after his death.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Chaitra Powell and Nancy Kaiser, March 2019

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2019

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