|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Collection (1802-1863) of a New York family including correspondence from England,|
|Extent:||0.073 Cubic feet, 15 items , consisting of correspondence, deeds, a will, a lease, receipts, a note, and a newspaper.|
September 21, 1967, 15 items; Papers (1802-1863) of the Miller family of New York, consisting of correspondence, deeds, a will, a lease, receipts, a note, and a newspaper. Deposited February 1966 by Mr. Stephen Westfall, Martinsville, Virginia.
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Westfall Collection (#8), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by D. Lennon, September 1967
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Correspondence includes two letters (1831, 1839) from England to relatives in America, describing the unsettled conditions and continued burning of large farms in the English countryside. Other subjects of discussion include agricultural failures, adventures of a seafaring relative, and the unequal division of a family estate in addition to general family news.
Other items include New York deeds (1802, 1827), a lease (1810), a will (1863), receipts (1822-1861), a note written in German, and a copy of The Clinton Courier (Clinton, N.Y.), January 20, 1863.
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