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Michael Cable Collection, 1785-1824

Manuscript Collection #594

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Title: Michael Cable Collection
Creator: Cable, Michael
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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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.

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Michael Cable

Processing Information

  • Processed by C. Crews, March 1991

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

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.

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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