Hyde County Historical Society Collection, 1800-1919

Manuscript Collection #433

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Hyde County Historical Society Collection
    Creator: Hyde County Historical Society
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: 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.
    Extent: 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.
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Hyde County Historical Society
    Gift of Mrs. Blanche T. Dudley

    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

    Hyde County Historical Society Collection (#433), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by J. Smith, April 1983

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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