Michael Cable Collection, 1785-1824

Manuscript Collection #594

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Michael Cable Collection
    Creator: Cable, Michael
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1785-1824) including correspondence, tax lists, wills, slave records, deed, property holders.
    Extent: 0.055 Cubic feet, 7 items , Copies, consisting of a tax list, wills, slave records, and a deed.
  • Description

    The items of greatest interest in this collection are the records of transfer of ownership of slaves, both by sale and by inheritance, in Beaufort and Hyde counties, N. C. The collection includes a bill of sale (1815) and wills of Aaron Wilkerson (1791) and William Clark (1806, 1809), all of which provide for the disposal of slaves among family and friends of the deceased owner. A division of slave property (1824) lists slaves by name, ages of some, and the projected monetary value. Also included are a Hyde County deed (1785) and a list (1792) of taxable property in Mattamuskeet township, which contains name of property holders, white and black taxables, and land holdings.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    June 18, 1990, 7 items, Copies; Hyde County, N.C., records (1785-1824), including a tax list, wills, slave records, and deeds. Copies of originals in possession of Mr. Michael Cable, Greenville, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Michael Cable

    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

    Michael Cable Collection (#594), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by C. Crews, March 1991

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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