Thomas Newby Papers

Manuscript Collection #295
Newby, Thomas
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 40 items , consisting of land records, accounts, and receipts.
Preferred Citation
Thomas Newby Papers (#295), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Papers (1816-1884) of wealthy, Quaker landowner, in Perquimans County, NC, consisting of land records, accounts, receipts, financial papers and notes owned.

Scope and arrangement

Thomas Newby (d. 1863), a well-to-do land owner of Quaker extraction from Perquimans County, N.C., accumulated property on Durant's Neck, on the Albemarle Sound. The majority of the items in the collection document his land transactions (1817-1867). The remainder of the collection contains financial papers, including receipts and account pages for general merchandise (1859-1876, 1884), the hire of slaves (1862-63), and notes owed to Thomas Newby at his death in August, 1863.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 27, 1975, 40 items; Perquimans County family papers (1816-1884), including estate papers, land records, accounts, receipts, and miscellaneous. Gift of Mr. Herbert N. Nixon, Hertford, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Herbert N. Nixon

Processing information

Processed by J. Smith, January 1984

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
Personal Names
Newby, Thomas, -1863
Deeds--North Carolina
Slavery--North Carolina
Perquimans County (N.C.)--History--19th century