Collection (1800-1919) including legal documents, court records, bills of sale, World War I army papers, business correspondence, ledger sheets and accounts, and two folio records of black cemeteries in Hyde County.
Dr. Sanford Augustus Long (1820-1900) moved to Hyde County, N.C., from his native Washington County and married the widow of Daniel Shaw, Nancy Shelby Shaw. After her death in 1883 he married Eliza Francis Sparrow with whom he had five sons and one daughter.
The bulk of the collection pertains to the legal and financial activities of Daniel Shaw and S. A. Long, M.D. They include such documents as promissory notes, deeds, affidavits, court settlements, estate papers, and correspondence. A few ledger sheets and correspondence with commission merchants (1881-1885) reflect Dr. Long's success at corn production. Additional items include Dr. Long's official pardon by President Andrew Johnson (1865), his loyalty oath to the U.S. (1865), and an appointment as Justice of the Peace by Governor W. W. Holden (1868).
The collection includes the grave records of black cemeteries in which vital statistics information is recorded about black citizens in Fairfield, Currituck, Swan Quarter, Engelhard, and Lake Landing in Hyde County.
Gift of Hyde County Historical Society
Gift of Mrs. Blanche T. Dudley
Processed by J. Smith, April 1983
Encoded by Apex Data Services
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.