Bettencourt Family Papers, 1833-1965(bulk 1833-1888) undated

Manuscript Collection #482

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Series 1 :
Correspondence, 1838-1888
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Correspondence (1849-1888) of William H. "Willie" Bettencourt, while he was attending the College of St. James, Hagerstown, Maryland, with his parents, William C. and Mary Bettencourt, Wilmington, North Carolina, and including calling cards and requests for dates sent by William Bettencourt to various young ladies. Holographs. 46 items. 58 p. Note: Willie attend the college during 1849-1851.
    • Folder b
      Correspondence (1854-1868) of William C. Bettencourt regarding business and political patronage; correspondence of Mary Bettencourt with three different friends, also with her niece Naomi Thompson regarding personal and family relations. Holographs. 38 items. 77 p.
Series 2 :
Hawes - Newkirk - Nieuwkirk - Brossard - Van Benschoten Family Genealogical Files, 1954-1965
  • Box 1
    • Folder c
      • Ancestors and Descendants of Edmond Hawes [1619-1965], by an unknown author (ca. 1965). Printed. 1 vol. 166 p.   (item #1)
      • Hawes Family Crest: a print in black and white (ca. 1965) Photocopy. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #2)
      • Mrs. Mercy N. Hartley, Wilmington, North Carolina. Letter to Dear Bryan regarding Brossards / Benschoten genealogy (20 August 1954) TLS. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #3)
      • Line of Edmond Hawes (ca. 1965) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 15 p.   (item #4)
      • Data on the Newkirk family [1959-1965], by Mercy Newkirk Hartley (1965) Mimeograph typescript. Loose-leaf bound. 1 vol. 56 p. Note: Information from "The Newkirk Family of North Carolina" by Elizabeth (Mrs. Bryan, III) Newkirk; typing, printing, binding by Mrs. Lois Larson; dating back to Cornelisse Van Nieuwkirk in 1659.   (item #5)
Series 3 :
Financial & Legal Records, 1833-1888
  • Box 1
    • Folder d
      Financial records and receipts of W.C Bettencourt and William Bettencourt; Legal Documents concerning William Bettencourt's arrest for being in debt to Thomas Webb (1833-1860) Holograph & Printed forms. 86 items. 88 p.

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