|Title:||Ralph C. Deal Collection|
|Creator:||Deal, Ralph C.|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Collection (1753-1852) including deeds concerning Bladen and Bath counties (NC).|
|Extent:||0.044 Cubic feet, 15 items , deeds|
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.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Ralph C. Deal Collection (#27), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by D. Lennon
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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.
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.