Hyde County Historical Society Collection

1800-1919
Manuscript Collection #433
Creator(s)
Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society
Physical description
0.22 Cubic Feet, 200 items , copies, 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.
Preferred Citation
Hyde County Historical Society Collection (#433), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

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.


Biographical/historical information

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.


Scope and arrangement

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.


Administrative information
Custodial History

October 14, 1981, 200 items; Records of black cemeteries and personal papers (1800-1819) of Dr. Sanford A. Long, Sr. Gift of Hyde County Historical Society and Mrs. Blanche T. Dudley, Engelhard, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Hyde County Historical Society

Gift of Mrs. Blanche T. Dudley

Processing information

Processed by J. Smith, April 1983

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.