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Mauney Family Papers, 1784-1916

Manuscript Collection #226

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Title: Mauney Family Papers
Creator: Mauney family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1974-1916) consisting of correspondence, land records, financial papers, legal papers, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous.
Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 112 items , consisting of correspondence, land records, financial papers, legal papers, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous.

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Accessions Information

April 25, 1973, 110 items; Papers (1784-1911) of Rowan County, N.C. family, including correspondence, financial papers, legal records, clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous. Deposited by Mrs. Eva R. Mauney, Greenville, N.C.

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

Mauney Family Papers (#226), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Eva R. Mauney

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, October 1973

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The Mauney family of Gold Hill in Rowan County, N.C., was deeply involved in mining operations in the Rown-Cabarrus County area during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Frank Mauney (1845-1905), son of Ephraim and grandson of Valentine Mauney, married Rebecca Snuggs. Their eldest son Robert E. Lee Mauney (1872-1938) married Anne Staples of Salisbury and from this union was born R. L. Mauney husband of the donor. Various members of the Mauney and Snuggs families were involved in mining in Gold Hill and in the administration of town government.

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Limited correspondence covers the period from 1864 to 1897 and is concerned primarily with family and personal affairs. One Civil War letter (February, 1864) from Orange Court House, Virginia, complains of inadequate food, poor morale, and expresses a desire for peace. Two post war letters (1868) pertain to gold mining and problems relating to the mine. Included are comments concerning mine conditions and instructions for handling debts of miners to local business firms.

Land records (1784-1883) constitute a major segment of the collection and involve lots in Gold Hill proper and land in rural Rowan County. Of particular interest is a deed (1875) for property belonging to St. Marks Evangelical Southern (Lutheran) Church in Gold Hill and statement (1883) providing a lot for construction of a new Methodist Episcopal Church in the same town.

Also included are miscellaneous financial papers (1888-1895); estates papers for the Fannie C. Mauney estate (1912) and the F. H. Mauney estate (1905); a treasurer's indenture and other records pertaining to the Gold Hill corporation (1875); Staples and Mauney family genealogical notes; photographs of Gold Hill scenes and Mauney family members; clippings concerning Gold Hill; and other miscellaneous items.

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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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