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Davis Family Papers, 1863, 1938

Manuscript Collection #204

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Title: Davis Family Papers
Creator: Davis family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1863, 1938) including bill of state and clippings, genealogical clippings, newspapers.
Extent: 0.044 Cubic feet, 2 items , bill of sale and clipping

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Accessions Information

June 27, 1972, 2 items; Bill of sale (1863), and clipping. Gift of Mrs. Randolph Kirkpatrick, Jacksonville, Florida

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

Davis Family Papers (#204), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Randolph Kirkpatrick

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, July 1975

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

The collection consists of a bill of sale for a slave and a clipping concerning the Davis family genealogy.

The collection consists of a bill of sale for a slave and a clipping concerning the Davis family genealogy. The bill of sale (1863) transfers a Negro woman named Rachel from James G. Davis to Ida Davis. The genealogy clipping apparently taken from a Duplin County, N.C. newspaper (1938) traces the descendants of Wendel Davis, Sr., eighteenth century planter of Lenoir and Duplin Counties.

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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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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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