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Hyde County Historical Society Collection, 1800-1919

(Manuscript Collection #433)

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Title: Hyde County Historical Society Collection
Creator: Hyde County Historical Society
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1800-1919) including legal documents, court records, bills of sale, World War I army papers, business correspondence, ledger sheets and accounts, and two folio records of black cemeteries in Hyde County.
Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 200 items , copies, including legal documents, court records, bills of sale, World War I army papers, business correspondence, ledger sheets and accounts, and two folio records of black cemeteries in Hyde County.

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Accessions Information

October 14, 1981, 200 items; Records of black cemeteries and personal papers (1800-1819) of Dr. Sanford A. Long, Sr. Gift of Hyde County Historical Society and Mrs. Blanche T. Dudley, Engelhard, 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

Hyde County Historical Society Collection (#433), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Hyde County Historical Society
  • Gift of Mrs. Blanche T. Dudley

Processing Information

  • Processed by J. Smith, April 1983

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

Dr. Sanford Augustus Long (1820-1900) moved to Hyde County, N.C., from his native Washington County and married the widow of Daniel Shaw, Nancy Shelby Shaw. After her death in 1883 he married Eliza Francis Sparrow with whom he had five sons and one daughter.

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The bulk of the collection pertains to the legal and financial activities of Daniel Shaw and S. A. Long, M.D. They include such documents as promissory notes, deeds, affidavits, court settlements, estate papers, and correspondence. A few ledger sheets and correspondence with commission merchants (1881-1885) reflect Dr. Long's success at corn production. Additional items include Dr. Long's official pardon by President Andrew Johnson (1865), his loyalty oath to the U.S. (1865), and an appointment as Justice of the Peace by Governor W. W. Holden (1868).

The collection includes the grave records of black cemeteries in which vital statistics information is recorded about black citizens in Fairfield, Currituck, Swan Quarter, Engelhard, and Lake Landing in Hyde County.

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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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