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McKee & Dills Families

Identifier: MSS 12-01

Content Description

The collection contains materials concerning the McKee, Dills, and related families, of western North Carolina, chiefly Jackson County, NC. Of note are several Civil War letters; a Certificate of Promotion to Second Lieutenant for C.S. Buchanan, July 26, 1863; and state of North Carolina Confederate currency.


  • 1822 - 1961

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23 Files

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Folder 1 – Correspondence. 1861.

Folder 2 – Correspondence. 1862.

Folder 3 – Correspondence. 1863.

Folder 4 – Correspondence. 1864.

Folder 5 – Correspondence. No year given, but appears to be from Civil War era.

Folder 6 – Correspondence. 1868-1949.

Folder 7 – Correspondence. Pertaining to land transactions and legal matters. 1859-1870.

Folder 8 – Envelopes. Empty. 1860, n.d.

Folder 9 – Promotion Certificate. C.S. Buchanan of Jackson County, NC, promoted to Second Lieutenant in the Fiftieth Battalion of the North Carolina Militia. Signed by Gov. Zebulon Vance. 1863.

Folder 10 – Treasury Notes. North Carolina Treasury notes, one for 25 cents (1863) and one for 50 cents (1864). [Bills, money, Confederate].

Folder 11 – Church Minutes. Tuckasiege United Baptist Association (1858, 1859, 1871); Hiwassee United Baptist Association (1861); circular letter and fragments of documents (1884, n.d.).

Folder 12 – Church Records. Hand-written minutes of church meetings. Appears to be for the Baptist Church of Christ in Jackson County, NC, in the Savannah community. 1876, n.d.

Folder 13 – Land Documents. 1822-1888, n.d.

Folder 14 – Land Documents. 1822-1888, n.d.

Folder 15 – Legal Documents. 1836-1882.

Folder 16 – Invoices and Receipts. 1851-1884.

Folder 17 – Fragments and Partial Documents. Various pieces of documents donated with this collection.

Folder 18 – Clippings. 1952-1961, n.d.

Folder 19 – Photographs. Paper mill (Mead) in Sylva, NC. N.d.

Folder 20 – Photographs. Portraits. Lyndon McKee and unidentified. N.d.

Folder 21 – Photographs. Jackson County Courthouse in Sylva, NC. N.d.

Folder 22 – Post Cards. Asheville Post Card Co. N.d. "Water Falls in Sylva, N.C." "Old Mill and Crystal Trout Water. Near Sylva, N.C." "Waters Flow into Gulf and Atlantic from this Spring, Near Sylva, N.C." "Jackson County Fair Grounds, Sylva, N.C." "Trout Fishing, Jackson County, Near Sylva, N.C." "Looking North from Sylva, N.C." "C.J. Harris Tannery, Sylva, N.C." "Looking East from Sylva, N.C. Double Top in the Distance."

Folder 23 – Photo Negatives. N.d.

One pair eyeglasses, in black "Lloyd's" case.

Online Materials

Items from this collection are available online at Hunter Library Digital Collections.

Condition Description

Fragile to Fair
Language of description
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Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States