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James H. McCluer Papers, 1764-1895

Manuscript Collection #232

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Title: James H. McCluer Papers
Creator: McCluer, James H.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1764-1895) consisting of photocopies, legal papers, land records, advertisements, etc.
Extent: 0.044 Cubic feet, 23 items , Photocopies, consisting of correspondence, land records, legal papers, and miscellaneous.

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Accessions Information

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.

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

James H. McCluer Papers (#232), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Mrs. Katherine Bennett

Processing Information

  • Processed by L. Hofler, May 1974

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

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).

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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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