Michael Cable Collection

Manuscript Collection #594
Cable, Michael
Physical description
0.055 Cubic Feet, 7 items , Copies, consisting of a tax list, wills, slave records, and a deed.
Preferred Citation
Michael Cable Collection (#594), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1785-1824) including correspondence, tax lists, wills, slave records, deed, property holders.

Scope and arrangement

The items of greatest interest in this collection are the records of transfer of ownership of slaves, both by sale and by inheritance, in Beaufort and Hyde counties, N. C. The collection includes a bill of sale (1815) and wills of Aaron Wilkerson (1791) and William Clark (1806, 1809), all of which provide for the disposal of slaves among family and friends of the deceased owner. A division of slave property (1824) lists slaves by name, ages of some, and the projected monetary value. Also included are a Hyde County deed (1785) and a list (1792) of taxable property in Mattamuskeet township, which contains name of property holders, white and black taxables, and land holdings.

Administrative information
Custodial History

June 18, 1990, 7 items, Copies; Hyde County, N.C., records (1785-1824), including a tax list, wills, slave records, and deeds. Copies of originals in possession of Mr. Michael Cable, Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Michael Cable

Processing information

Processed by C. Crews, March 1991

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.