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Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company & Graham County Railroad Company

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Identifier: MSS 99-01
Scope and Contents Records of the Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company and the Graham County Railroad Company, dated primarily during the 1920s-1970s, and including correspondence, annual reports and statements, deeds, financial statements, sales, stockholders meetings, tax information, general railroad information and the American Short Line Railroad Association, and publications about the timber industry.

Elaine Norton Collection

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Identifier: SM 89-01
Content Description Five deeds and land grants concerning the Jackson County and Macon County, North Carolina, area.

Fain Family

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Identifier: MSS 80-21
Content Description The collection consists of papers relating to the Fain family of Cherokee County, NC, especially Mercer Fain (1820-1893) and his sons, John E. Fain and Alfred Allen Fain. Mercer Fain settled in Murphy, NC, around 1839. He was an attorney, land speculator, merchant, and a Confederate leader during the Civil War. He was also a railroad promoter and the first president of the Georgia & North Carolina Railroad, a narrow gauge line from Marietta, GA, which reached Murphy in 1888.

Harold Dellenger

 Item
Identifier: SM 80-07
Content Description Deed for eight (8) acres of land in Burke County, NC, to C.A. Cook. The deed was dated April 3, 1915, signed April 5, and recorded and filed on May 5, 1916. The land is in the Lower Forke Township, on Upper Forke River. A description of the land is included, but reference to a plat of land in the deed is not attached.

Henry and William Wilson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-75
Scope and Contents William Wilson (1831-1910) was a Cullowhee, NC, landowner and member of the "Noble Nine," the first board of trustees of Cullowhee High School (later Western Carolina University).Much of the collection consists of land deeds and descriptions, promissory notes, and legal papers. The land deeds are in the general Cullowhee area, although some extend into Macon County, NC. The promissory notes were held mostly by the Wilson family.Also included is some family...

History of Transylvania County Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 80-23
Content Description Legible photocopied. Scope and Contents Ora L. Jones, local historian, genealogist, and newspaperman, of Transylvania County, NC, wrote his history of the county in a series of articles published in the Brevard News and the Asheville Citizen.The manuscripts in this collection are photocopies of his articles in the News, November 25, 1916, (an incomplete copy) and in the Asheville Citizen, beginning on January 7, 1917, and continuing...

Jo Ann Smith Collection

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Identifier: SM 84-01
Content Description Photocopy of an 1883 land deed (attested copy 1887) in Jackson County on Mull Branch on which the Liberty School was built; Lewis J. Smith and Clara Smith donated land for educational purposes. This school was dismantled and moved to a site across from the Baptist Church in Cullowhee, where it was attached to the first building for WCU.

Joel T. Hubbard Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-02
Scope and Contents Joel Thomas Hubbard (1855-1933) was the owner and operator of a dry goods and notions store in Wilkesboro, NC, in the late 19th-early 20th centuries.

The collection consists primarily of correspondence to Hubbard from 1880-1931. In addition, there are business records, deeds, tax records and other legal documents, and news clippings. There is limited information on timber operations in Wilkes County, NC.

John and Irenah Wike Collection

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Identifier: MSS 09-03
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the family of John Wike (1788-1841) and Irenah Isenhower Wike (1789-1875) of Jackson County, North Carolina, containing correspondence from the latter part of the 19th century through the early part of the 20th centur; western North Carolina land grants and deeds from the 19th century; School Census Record cards from the 1930's; brochures from the late 19th century through the early 20th century; a Winchester Firearms poster with land survey information written on the back;...

John Moore Crawford Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-24
Scope and Contents John Moore Crawford (1829-1933) was a descendant of George W. Crawford, Sr., the latter being the progenitor of Crawfords in Haywood, Macon, Clay and Cherokee Counties, NC. George W. Crawford, Jr., and Lorena Moore were the parents of John Crawford. The genealogy of the Crawford family may be found in incomplete form in W.C. Allen's The Annals of Haywood County, North Carolina (pp. 558-567). See also the excerpt from Daniel's Lyle's Daniel Lyle, Immigrant, which relates the ancestry of...

Juanita W. Smith, Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 85-11
Content Description The collection consists of a deed from the State of North Carolina to William Wilson (1859), deed from William Wilson to Sherlie Wilson (1910), survey of the Sherlie Wilson estate (1948), and a group photographs including John Wilson.

Lanning, Earl F., Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 85-01
Content Description The collection contains deeds, indentures, land grants, and surveys. Most of the items are from Anson County, NC, but there are some from Haywood County and Buncombe County (both NC), and Greene County, TN. Also in the collection is a pledge for money to be paid in lumber, labor, and merchandisable produce to the church of the Forks of the Pigeon (NC) for an Academy, and dated 1845.

Larry W. Mull Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-72
Content Description Larry W. Mull was born in Waynesville, NC, to Reubert and Mary Mull (Moll) on September 17, 1909. He was a restaurateur and a reporter for the United Press International and the Associated Press. In 1965, he founded the Haywood County Music Company. Mull wrote over 150 gospel songs and was a staff writer for Stamp-Baxter's Music Company. Some of his songs were published by Tennessee Music Company and Vaughn Music Publishers. The collection contains songbooks and sheet music, a notebook of...

Stringfield, Love, & Sloan Families

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Identifier: MSS 16-02
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Love, Sloan, and related families of Haywood County, NC. See related collections for more information on these families:

MSS 80-06 William Williams Stringfield

MSS 80-20 William Williams Stringfield, Add. #1

SM 80-55 James Robert Love

MSS 81-06 James Robert Love, Add. #1

MSS 15-03 Stringfield, Sloan, and Love Families

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC)

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Identifier: MSS 80-61
Content Description The Webster Historical Society was founded in 1974 to collect and preserve the history of Webster, NC. From 1852-1913, Webster was the county seat for Jackson County.Much of the correspondence, business records, and legal papers pertain to the Long family. Among the items are several original deeds to Jackson County lands.There is a transcript of an interview with Claude Cowan conducted in 1975 by Mary Morris. Both Cowan and Morris were lifelong residents of...

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC), Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 88-04
Content Description The collection consists of correspondence, by-laws and guidelines that the Webster Historical Society was governed by, as well as Ratified Bills from the N. C. General Assembly regarding procedures and policies for historical societies. There are pamphlets and leaflets and compositions on funding, grants, and oral history.

Western North Carolina Miscellanea

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Identifier: MSS 80-74
Scope and Contents The collection contains several unrelated items donated to the WCU History Department. Title of collection changed from "History Department" to "Western North Carolina Miscellanea" February 5, 2015.Among the items are:Correspondence from Anna Angel Allen to her father and brother (surname Angel). The letters are primarily of family interest.A family "patent right" of T.M. Angel for "Levi Cutshawl's Churning Machine." Tax receipts of T.M. Angel...

William F. Tompkins (1862-1896) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-13
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding William F. Tompkins, a Jackson County, NC, physician and businessman. Tompkins was born in Michigan in 1862, but grew up in Kansas and Colorado. He took his professional training in the Louisville Medical College (Louisville, KY). His first practice was at Colorado Springs, CO. While still a young man he moved to Webster, NC (Jackson County), where he established a medical practice and became a land and mineral speculator. Dr. Tompkins served...

William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-03
Scope and Contents William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) was a prominent businessman, “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), soldier, and politician from western North Carolina. Born near Waynesville, NC, Thomas was related to President Zachary Taylor on his father's side of the family. Thomas became interested in business and law at an early age.Thomas began his long association with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians when Chief Yonaguska "adopted" the young Thomasung white boy as a son. ...

William Walker Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-44
Content Description William Walker II (1812-1864) was the son of an Irish immigrant who landed in Virginia about 1770 and later settled in Wilkes County, NC. Walker migrated to Valley Town in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839. He married Margaret Scott, a cousin to General Winfield Scott. They had six children: Charles Agnew, William Pitt, Alfred McLean, George Benjamin, Rufus Jarrett, and Richard (who died in infancy). Walker established an Indian trading post and later served as first postmaster of...

Zachary Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-40
Scope and Contents The Zachary family of western North Carolina owned land in Jackson, Swain and Buncombe counties during the 1800s.

The collection consists of deeds, land grants, and surveys for the counties mentioned above. There are two pieces of family correspondence and a receipt for a land purchase. The land grants, with accompanying surveys, are the original deeds from when the land was purchased from the U.S. government.

Zebulon Weaver Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-01
Scope and Contents Zebulon Weaver (1872-1948) was a lawyer and U.S. Representative from western North Carolina. He was born in the Weaverville area of Buncombe County, NC. He was educated in the local schools, including Weaver College, and also studied law at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Admitted to the bar in 1894, Weaver practiced law in Asheville, NC, prior to entering politics.Weaver served in the North Carolina House of Representatives (1907-1909) and the state Senate...

Zebulon Weaver Collection, Addition #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-08
Scope and Contents For a biographical sketch of Zebulon Weaver, see the content and scope note for the main entry "Zebulon Weaver" collection, accession number MSS 80-01.Topics mentioned in the correspondence in this addition include the proposal and establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, including the purchase of lands. Weaver served as Park Commissioner of the North Carolina Park Commission, and much of the correspondence reflects his service in that...