James H. McCluer Papers

Manuscript Collection #232
McCluer, James H.
Physical description
0.044 Cubic Feet, 23 items , Photocopies, consisting of correspondence, land records, legal papers, and miscellaneous.
Preferred Citation
James H. McCluer Papers (#232), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
No restrictions

Papers (1764-1895) consisting of photocopies, legal papers, land records, advertisements, etc.

Scope and arrangement

This collection consists of correspondence, land records, legal papers, and miscellaneous items on the McCluer family of Pitt County, N.C. The bulk of this collection consists of family correspondence (1814-1888). Of particular interest are comments concerning the conditions of the poor in New York City (1838) California gold rush "mania" (1849), and the price of produce in Mississippi (1857). Also included in this collection are land records for Greenville and Washington, N.C. (1798-1844); marriage contracts between James H. McCluer and Louisa Ellis, and John Doughty and Mary Thomas Matthews; stock shares of the Greenville and Raleigh Plank Road (1844); a deed for slaves (1830); and family Bible records. Other miscellaneous items include a cartoon for the 1892 presidential election and an opera house advertisement (1895).

Administrative information
Custodial History

June 27, 1973, 23 items; Papers (1764-1895) of Pitt County family including correspondence, land records, legal papers, and miscellaneous items. Loaned for copying by Mrs. Katherine Bennett, Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Mrs. Katherine Bennett

Processing information

Processed by L. Hofler, May 1974

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
Family Names
McCluer family
Corporate Names
Greenville and Raleigh Plank Road Company
Agricultural prices--Mississippi
Marriage records--North Carolina
Real property--North Carolina--Greenville
Real property--North Carolina--Washington
Slave bills of sale--North Carolina
California--Gold discoveries--Social aspects
New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs
Pitt County (N.C.)--Genealogy