Boyd Family Papers, 1761-1887

Manuscript Collection #253

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Title: Boyd Family Papers
Creator: Boyd family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1761-1887) consisting of land records, correspondence, slave records, financial records, financial papers, auction notice, advertisements, etc.
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 52 items , Papers (1792-1910) of the Boyd family including land records, legal papers, and miscellaneous. Loaned for copying by Miss Sue Boyd and Miss Bessie Hayden, Greenville, N.C.

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Accessions Information

February 1, 1974, 52 items; Papers (1792-1910) of the Boyd family including land records, legal papers, and miscellaneous. Loaned for copying by Miss Sue Boyd and Miss Bessie Hayden, 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

Boyd Family Papers (#253), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Miss Sue Boyd
  • Loaned by Miss Bessie Hayden

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, February 1975

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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This collection consists primarily of land records (1761-1877) of the Boyd family pertaining to land on both sides of the Tar River in Pitt County and lots in the city of Greenville. Included also are land grants and deeds for land on the Pamlico River in Beaufort County.

Other legal records in the collection consist of a will for Walter Dixon of Pitt County (1767), estates papers for the estate of John Boyd (1859), a deed for the sale of a slave (1812), and miscellaneous tax records and court related documents.

Of particular significance are school circulars for Trinity School at Chocowinity, N.C. (1886-1887) and Warrenton Female Collegiate Institute at Warrenton, N.C. (1859). Details of each school's curriculum, organization, faculty and tuition are included. Student reports, texts and expenses are included for Warrenton Female Collegiate Institute.

Miscellaneous items include an auction notice (1859) for John Boyd's Plantation on Chicod Creek; an advertisement (1869) for the Washington, N.C. grocery firm of Telfair & Carmen, and invitation (1856) to a party at Oxford Male Academy; and advertisements (1861) for a ball at Macon Hall in Greenville.

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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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