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Johnson Family Collection, 1779-1917

Manuscript Collection #432

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

Title: Johnson Family Collection
Creator: Johnson family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1779-1917) including correspondence, deeds, mortgages, letter of sympathy, land documents, promissory notes, and a will.
Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 45 items , consisting of correspondence, deeds, mortgages, and a will.

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Accessions Information

September 30, 1981, 45 items; Halifax County records (1779-[1866-1871]), consisting primarily of deeds, mortgages, plats, and other legal documents. Gift of Mr. Norman Caine, Raleigh, 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

Johnson Family Collection (#432), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Norman Caine

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Cherry, January 1988

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Richard M. Johnson accumulated land in Franklin and Halifax counties in the mid to late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Several of his purchases were at public auctions in Scotland Neck, N.C.

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

Correspondence includes three letters concerning land boundaries in Halifax County (undated, 1890, 1904), a letter and booklet from R. S. and A. B. Lacey Patenting Company to J. S. Thompson (1914), and a letter of sympathy from the Elks Lodge of Naugatuck, Conn., to John C. Healy (1917).

The majority of the collection consists of legal documents relating to land in Halifax and Franklin counties. The documents begin with a land survey in 1779 and include deeds dating from 1780 through 1916. There also are indentures, mortgages, promissory notes, and a will (1872).

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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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