Henry (Hendry) Family Papers, 1774-1917

Manuscript Collection #581

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Henry (Hendry) Family Papers
    Creator: Henry (Family)
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1774-1917) of New Hanover County, NC; Bladen County, NC; Pender County, NC family including correspondence, deeds, grants, slave records, financial accounts, legal notices, certificates and receipts.
    Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 91 items , including deeds, grants, slave records, financial accounts, legal notices, certificates, and receipts.
  • Description

    The collection contains land surveys, grants, and deeds (1774-1905) for the Henry (Hendry) family in New Hanover, Pender, and Bladen counties, N.C. Also of importance are slave records (1798-1849), reflecting the sale and/or purchase of slaves in New Hanover and Bladen counties ranging in age from eight to twenty years old.

    Legal papers include a foreclosure (1907) for real and personal property, turpentine inspection certificates from Wilmington, N.C., and a cattle quarantine notice (1915). Miscellaneous items include a certificate of appointment to the Pender County Food Conservation Commission (1917), promissory notes, and provision notes for expected arrival of steamboats or flatboats.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    October 12, 1989, 91 items; Papers (1774-1917) of New Hanover and Pender counties, N.C., family, including deeds, grants, slave records, financial accounts, correspondence, receipts, and certificates. Gift of William T. Highsmith, Wilson, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of William T. Highsmith

    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

    Henry (Hendry) Family Papers (#581), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by F. Bunting, September 1990

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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