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Beal-Siler Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-26
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence and ledgers of the Beal and Siler families of Macon County, North Carolina. The correspondence contains information about home life in the area during the Civil War. The ledgers contain records of the annual family gatherings beginning in 1854.Folder 1 -Correspondence: 1852-1865.Folder 2 -" : 1877-1919.Folder 3 -" : n.d.Folder 4 -Ledger Book I: 1853-1881.Folder 5 -"" II: ...

Bethel Rural Community Organization Collection

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Identifier: MSS 18-02
Content Description This collection contains items donated by the Bethel Rural Community Organization in Haywood County, NC. This collection chiefly concerns the Plott family, and includes ledgers and photographs.

Carr and Ruth Hooper Papers

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Identifier: MSS 04-09
Content Description Manuscripts and memorabilia of Mr. Carr Hooper (May 4, 1903 – December 6, 1981), educator in western North Carolina and the Philippines, and of Mrs. Ruth Williams Hooper (September 26, 1902 – December 16, 1984). A notable item in the collections is a copy of Rudyard Kipling's Verse which contains writings in the margins by Mr. Hooper while imprisoned at Santo Tomas. Also included are typescript accounts by Carr Hooper, "Aboard Ship on Way to States," and by Ruth Williams Hooper,...

Cashiers Valley & Hamburg Ledger

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Identifier: SM 97-05
Content Description Ledger, c. 4 inches x 9 and 3/4 inches, forty-nine leaves, with handwritten entries in pencil and ink dating from 1890s to 1920s. Main headings are for the Hamburg and Cashiers Valley townships of Jackson County, North Carolina. Alphabetical listing of individual's names by townships, and separate listing of names and ages of children. Entries for "work on road," "work on school house," "work at saw mill," "paid preacher" and churches, and additional entries for goods purchased and/or...

Cathey Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 94-04
Content Description Papers and records of the Cathey family of Haywood County, North Carolina, including two store ledgers (c. 1859-1870), two family Bibles with historical and genealogical entries, and a land grant, correspondence, and speech (c. 1800-1890)

Cherokee Indians Tribal Council Collection

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Identifier: SM 81-09
Content Description The collection consists of a ledger containing records of a Cherokee Indian tribal council in western North Carolina (1882-1886), as well as Colonial, North Carolina and Confederate States of America currency.

Dr. William L. Kirkpatrick Collection

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Identifier: MSS 91-3
Content Description The collection contains some medical appointment books, medical record books, and Mrs. Kirkpatrick's "diary." There is also a medical textbook for practitioners and advanced students.

Drs. McGuire Collection

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Identifier: MSS 81-12
Content Description Records and memorabilia of Drs. McGuire, early dentists of Jackson County, NC.

Drs. McGuire Ledgers, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 94-10
Content Description Three ledgers of Dr. Daisy Zachary McGuire. For additional information see, "Drs. McGuire," MSS 81-12. Contents Item 1: Ledger [inside cover]: "Miss Daisy Zachary / Anderson / S.C. / Oct. 29 1900 / Miss Daisy Zachary / Anderson / Oct 29 1900" [cover]: "Oct 29 1900 / Daisy McGuire / 1904"Item 2: Ledger [inside cover]: Dr Daisy McGuire [twice] / Jan, 09 / Jan. 8, 10 1911 [etc.]Item 3: ...

E.B. Monteith/International Coatings Collection

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Identifier: SM 03-08
Content Description The collection consists of two items. The first is a shipping statement page reading, “This Package From E.B. Monteith, Dillsboro, N. Car. ‘The Best Place to Trade.’ Peters Diamond Brand Shoes. Solid Leather Footwear. Thank You – Call Again.” The second item is a set of fabric samples inside a binder for overcoatings with the name International Coatings, Custom Service. Handwritten on the cover is “E.B. Montieth [sic], Dillsboro, N.C. 3 – 21- 33 (March 21, 1933). Inside the...

First United Methodist Church, Sylva

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Identifier: MSS 11-02
Scope and Contents Records of the First United Methodist Church of Sylva, North Carolina, including, but not limited to, correspondence; meeting minutes, including Board of Stewards, Pilgrim Class, Anne Cowan Circle, Women's Society of Christian Service, Missionary Society, Women's Society, Woman's Home Mission Society, Wesleyan Service Guild; Quarterly Conference Records Books; Sunday School Record Books; financial records; membership information; memorabilia; church histories; architecture and remodeling;...

Fred Biddix Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-01
Scope and Contents The collection contains financial records of the Spruce Pine Lumber Company (NC), including bank records, receipts, promissory notes, payroll ledgers, and tax forms. There are eleven ledger books containing financial information on the company, covering the period 1926-1947. Also in the collection are pamphlets, brochures, and booklets on the construction industry and issues of the Tri County News (Spruce Pine, NC; Burnsville, NC).

H. G. Hall Papers

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Identifier: SM 00-08
Contents Account book: 1844 - 1849. Picture of Sgt. J.L. Hall in uniform: c. World War I. Books: Boy Scout handbook; The Children's Own Reader Book 4; Appleton's School Reader -- Fifth Reader; The Captives of Abb's Valley; The Ladies Almanac, 1963; The Ladies Almanac, 1965; The Elementary spelling Book; Stoddard's American Intellectual Arithmetic; McGuffey's New 2nd Eclectic Reader; Portrait of "Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Taylor (filed as oversize)...

Harshaw Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-58
Scope and Contents The Harshaw family settled in Cherokee County, NC, in 1838. In that year, three brothers, John, Joshua, and Abram Harshaw located in the county. Most of the materials in the collection concern Abram Harshaw and his son Abram McDowell Harshaw. The Harshaws were businessmen and farmers. Abram and his descendants were reputed to be the largest slave owners in Cherokee County.The collection contains two account books. One book is not identified but probably belonged to Abram...

Hilton Norton / Central House Records

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Identifier: SM 96-03
Scope and Contents Two (2) accounts/ledger books from the Central House, Highlands, N.C. [each book c. 5¼ inches x 11½ inches]: (1) "D. Norton's book, Nov. 1 of 1889," with entries for 1889-1906 (not consecutive); 90 pages, of which the first forty pages are hand-numbered in upper margins; and (2) "Record Book, 1890," with entries for 1889-1899 (not consecutive); 96 pages, hand-numbered in upper margins. One (1) copy of Fred B. Rhodes's The Old Edwards Inn and Central House: A...

Jackson County Miscellany

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Identifier: SM 95-5
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous items primarily concerning Jackson County, North Carolina, particularly items relating to the McLain family. Notice of Sheriffs Sale: July 3, 1893. Receipt for "keeping watch over New York Corundum Co. property": 1893.J.E. Dickerson & Co. vs. New York Corundum Mining Company: Jan. 4, 1894Account book: 1894. Letter on letterhead of Miller & Fisher ("Dry Goods...

James W. Terrell Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-05
Scope and Contents James W. Terrell (1829-1908) was born in Rutherford County, NC. Little is known of his early years, except that he migrated westward to the Haywood County-Jackson County area of North Carolina.In 1852 Terrell took charge of William Holland Thomas's trading store in Quallatown, the business center of the North Carolina Cherokee community. Terrell eventually became an “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), as was his employer and business partner, Thomas.Terrell...

John B. Battle Papers, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 00-01
Content Description The collection consists of a variety of historical, although unrelated, items.

Joseph Cathey Store Ledgers

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Identifier: MSS 13-02
Content Description Three (3) store ledgers of Colonel Joseph Cathey of Haywood County, North Carolina, covering the period primarily from 1849–1874.

Lewis J. Smith Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-43
Content Description Lewis J. Smith (1843-1901) was born in Haywood County, NC. He served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. After the war, Smith settled in the East LaPorte and Cullowhee area of Jackson County, NC. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University, then known as Cullowhee High School and later Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. He served in the North Carolina Senate (1889).The collection concerns the Smith and McGuire families. ...

Louis Hampton Collection

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Identifier: SM 05-07
Scope and Contents The collection contains a variety of items relating to Louis Hampton of North Carolina and later of Tennessee. There is one piece of correspondence, a letter written by Horace Kephart (1862 – 1931) to Louis Hampton, addressed from Lindale, Georgia, and dated October 5, 1909. In the letter, Kephart details his travels over the past year, his current living arrangements with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barnett, future plans, and requests for news from Hampton about recent events in Swain County, North...

Marion Fitz-Simons Mexican Village Illustrations

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Identifier: SM 10-07
Scope and Contents The collection consists of nine original, hand-drawn illustrations by Marian Fitz-Simons for Josefina Niggli’s novel, Mexican Village. The illustrations are associated with chapters in the book. The items in the collection are:[Chapter] [Name] Title page II. The Street of the Three Crosses III. The Chicken Coop IV. The Street of the Hidden Water V. The Street of the Canon VI. The Plaza...

Mathis World War II Ration Ticket Book

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Identifier: SM 80-32
Content Description The collection consists a World War II ration ticket book issued to members of the Mathis family of Cowarts, North Carolina. Many of the original stamps are still intact.

Nathaniel C. Browder Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-36
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of materials used by Nathaniel C. Browder (1904 - ) in the production of his book The Cherokee Indians and Those Who Came After and pre-publication drafts of the book DeSoto and Other Spanish Explorers and Their Historians (privately published in Hayesville, NC, 1975).In the collection are photocopied items from the papers of General Winfield Scott, contained in the National Archives (Washington, DC). Inclusive dates of these copies are...

Norburn - Robertson - Thomson Families Collection

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Identifier: MSS 94-5
Content Description The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, ledgers and/or journals, news clippings, and books and/or pamphlets concerning the Robertson, Norburn, Thomson, Strickland and related families, including Reuben B. Robertson, Sr. and Jr.; Dr. Russell Norburn; Martha Norburn Mead; Dr. E.F. Strickland.

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 85-02
Scope and Contents This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection contains financial records, correspondence relating to finances, requests for payment, bank statements, checks and monthly financial reports. For additional information, see the entry descriptions under MSS 80-50, MSS 81-07 and MSS 81-10.

Penland Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-39
Content Description The items concern the Penland family of Burke and Clay counties, NC, and include petitions, wills, indenture statements, inventories, and a real estate ledger. An account book is missing. Specific items include a 1794 road petition in Burke County, NC, signed by William Penland; George Penland's War of 1812 pay roll and muster roll cards (1815-1817); documents settling William Penland's estate (1815-1816); an indenture document between George Penland and James Patton (1825); property...

Robert L. Madison, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 94-06
Content Description Five books signed by Robert L. Madison.

Robert L. Madison, Add. #4

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Identifier: MSS 94-07
Content Description Five books signed by either Robert L. Madison or by Mrs. Madison.

Royle and Pilkington Textile Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-68
Content Description Royle and Pilkington Company, Inc. (R&P) was a textile manufacturing plant located in Hazelwood, NC. It was incorporated under Delaware law on August 2, 1928, and registered as a foreign corporation doing business in North Carolina on August 30, 1928. The original officers and directors of R&P at the time of incorporation were: James T Royle President/Director Thomas E Noel Vice President/Director Benjamin Colkitt Treasurer/Director Gerald Colkitt ...