Collection (1736-1922) of Lenoir County (NC) land records, financial records, distillery records, etc.
The collection contains a limited amount of correspondence of a routine nature. An 1890 letter discusses the invention of and a patent for a "Machine for Plaining Electrotypes"; and a 1922 letter from Noah J. Rouse of Kinston attacks increased taxation and overspending.
Land records (1736-1884) include deeds, descriptions, a grant, and a sheriff's sale deed for property in Kinston and Lenoir County.
The bulk of the papers consists of routine financial records, including accounts (1845-1902), promissory notes (1844-1903), and receipts (1845-1902).
Other material includes returns and reports concerning the gauging of brandy at a Lenoir County distillery (1878-1880), certificates, a petition for patent and other patent material (1888, 1890), internal revenue assessment (1873), and miscellaneous items.
Gift of Miss Shirley Kilpatrick
Processed by D. Lennon, September 1967
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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