Ralph C. Deal Collection

Manuscript Collection #27
Deal, Ralph C.
Physical description
0.044 Cubic Feet, 15 items , deeds
Preferred Citation
Ralph C. Deal Collection (#27), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1753-1852) including deeds concerning Bladen and Bath counties (NC).

Scope and arrangement

This collection is made up entirely of land deeds, almost all of which concern various sections of Bladen County, N.C. The only unrelated item is a copy of a 1728 deed for the sale of land in Bath County, N.C.

Rather than containing the deeds for the sale and resale of one piece of property, the collection consists of an assortment of deeds in which different persons have bought various tracts of land.

One deed (1799) of particular interest is concerned with the sale of 320 acres of land on the Cape Fear River to Thomas Smith by Richard Dobbs Spaight, North Carolina governor and signer of the United States Constitution.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 2, 1967, Land deeds for Bladen County, N. C. (1753-1852). Given to Joyner Library by Professor and Mrs. Ralph C. Deal of East Carolina University and transferred to the East Carolina Manuscript Collection.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Professor and Mrs. Ralph C. Deal

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802
Deeds--North Carolina--Beaufort County--History
Deeds--North Carolina--Bladen County--History
Bath (N.C.)--History
Bladen County (N.C.)--History

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