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Westfall Collection, 1802-1863

Manuscript Collection #8

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Title: Westfall Collection
Creator: Westfall, Stephen
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
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.

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Accessions Information

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.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Westfall Collection (#8), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Stephen Westfall

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, September 1967

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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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Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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