Mary B. Buck Collection, 1756-1888

Manuscript Collection #83

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Title: Mary B. Buck Collection
Creator: Buck, Mary B.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1756-1888) consisting of Craven County grants, deeds, legal statements, indentures pertaining to land, Civil war retirement record(1864).
Extent: 0.055 Cubic feet, 40 items , consisting of grants, deeds, and legal documents.

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Accessions Information

March 31, 1969, 40 items; Papers (1756-1880) consisting of Craven County grants, deeds, and legal statements. Deposited by Mrs. Mary B. Buck, Vanceboro, 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

Mary B. Buck Collection (#83), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Mary B. Buck

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, May 1970

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

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The collection consists almost entirely of grants, deeds, and other indentures pertaining to land in the Swift Creek and Palmetto Swamp area of Craven County north of the Neuse River. The records are centered around members of the Butler family during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Included are references identifying Charles Butler as a shoemaker (1790) and his brother John as a planter. Testimony (1812) relative to the estate of John Butler is given by famed New Bern attorney and politician John Stanly, and a will (1861) for a later Charles Butler also is included. A few of the families represented are the Roach, Fornes, and Bryan families.

The only item not related to land or estate papers is a Civil War retirement record (1864) for Confederate private, Charles C. Butler. Information given includes age, physical description, and occupation.

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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 Department, 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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