Boyd Family Papers, 1761-1887

Manuscript Collection #253

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Boyd Family Papers
    Creator: Boyd family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1761-1887) consisting of land records, correspondence, slave records, financial records, financial papers, auction notice, advertisements, etc.
    Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 52 items , Papers (1792-1910) of the Boyd family including land records, legal papers, and miscellaneous. Loaned for copying by Miss Sue Boyd and Miss Bessie Hayden, Greenville, N.C.
  • Description

    This collection consists primarily of land records (1761-1877) of the Boyd family pertaining to land on both sides of the Tar River in Pitt County and lots in the city of Greenville. Included also are land grants and deeds for land on the Pamlico River in Beaufort County.

    Other legal records in the collection consist of a will for Walter Dixon of Pitt County (1767), estates papers for the estate of John Boyd (1859), a deed for the sale of a slave (1812), and miscellaneous tax records and court related documents.

    Of particular significance are school circulars for Trinity School at Chocowinity, N.C. (1886-1887) and Warrenton Female Collegiate Institute at Warrenton, N.C. (1859). Details of each school's curriculum, organization, faculty and tuition are included. Student reports, texts and expenses are included for Warrenton Female Collegiate Institute.

    Miscellaneous items include an auction notice (1859) for John Boyd's Plantation on Chicod Creek; an advertisement (1869) for the Washington, N.C. grocery firm of Telfair & Carmen, and invitation (1856) to a party at Oxford Male Academy; and advertisements (1861) for a ball at Macon Hall in Greenville.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    February 1, 1974, 52 items; Papers (1792-1910) of the Boyd family including land records, legal papers, and miscellaneous. Loaned for copying by Miss Sue Boyd and Miss Bessie Hayden, Greenville N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Loaned by Miss Sue Boyd
    Loaned by Miss Bessie Hayden

    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

    Boyd Family Papers (#253), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, February 1975

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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