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Henry (Hendry) Family Papers, 1774-1917

(Manuscript Collection #581)

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Title: Henry (Hendry) Family Papers
Creator: Henry (Hendry) family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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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.

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of William T. Highsmith

Processing Information

  • Processed by F. Bunting, September 1990

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

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.

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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