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Thomas Newby Papers, 1816-1884

Manuscript Collection #295

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Title: Thomas Newby Papers
Creator: Newby, Thomas, d. 1863
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1816-1884) of wealthy, Quaker landowner, in Perquimans County, NC, consisting of land records, accounts, receipts, financial papers and notes owned.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 40 items , consisting of land records, accounts, and receipts.

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Accessions Information

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.

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

Thomas Newby Papers (#295), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Herbert N. Nixon

Processing Information

  • Processed by J. Smith, January 1984

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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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.

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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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