Thomas Newby Papers, 1816-1884

Manuscript Collection #295

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Thomas Newby Papers
    Creator: Newby, Thomas, d. 1863
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1816-1884) of wealthy, Quaker landowner, in Perquimans County, NC, consisting of land records, accounts, receipts, financial papers and notes owned.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 40 items , consisting of land records, accounts, and receipts.
  • Description

    Thomas Newby (d. 1863), a well-to-do land owner of Quaker extraction from Perquimans County, N.C., accumulated property on Durant's Neck, on the Albemarle Sound. The majority of the items in the collection document his land transactions (1817-1867). The remainder of the collection contains financial papers, including receipts and account pages for general merchandise (1859-1876, 1884), the hire of slaves (1862-63), and notes owed to Thomas Newby at his death in August, 1863.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    October 27, 1975, 40 items; Perquimans County family papers (1816-1884), including estate papers, land records, accounts, receipts, and miscellaneous. Gift of Mr. Herbert N. Nixon, Hertford, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Herbert N. Nixon

    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

    Thomas Newby Papers (#295), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by J. Smith, January 1984

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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