Papers (1764-1895) consisting of photocopies, legal papers, land records, advertisements, etc.
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).
Loaned by Mrs. Katherine Bennett
Processed by L. Hofler, May 1974
Encoded by Apex Data Services
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.