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Beal-Siler Collection

 Collection
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: ...
Dates: 1852 - 1971

Bethel Rural Community Organization Collection

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1868 - 1944

Cashiers Valley & Hamburg Ledger

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Identifier: SM 97-06
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...
Dates: 1890s-1920s

Cathey Family Papers

 Collection
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)
Dates: 1801 - 1926

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.
Dates: 1780 - 1886

Drs. McGuire Collection

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

The first addition to this collection includes three ledgers of Dr. Daisy Zachary McGuire.

The second addition includes five books belonging to Dr. Daisy McGuire.
Dates: 1894 - 1971

Fred Biddix Collection

 Collection
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).
Dates: 1926 - 1965

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...
Dates: 1889 - 1906

Joseph Howell Way Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-66
Dates: 1806 - 1928

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...
Dates: 1903 - 1949

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.
Dates: 1975 - 1981

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...
Dates: 1794 - 1945

Scotts Creek Store Ledger Sheet

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Identifier: SM 93-1
Scope and Contents Page from an 1839 store daybook, and purported to be the store operated by Andy Cope on Scotts Creek. A note written by Ernest Keener in 1924 indicates that the page was discovered in 1920 in the tower of the old Courthouse at Webster.





For additional information see: J.D. McRorie, "Knowing Jackson", Sylva Herald, December 12, 1985; and, "Andrew Cope", Jackson County Heritage, North Carolina, Vol., 1992, pp. 168-69.
Dates: 1839

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...
Dates: 1813 - 1913

William E. Bird Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-34
Content Description This collection is grouped as follows: private correspondence, writings, genealogy, folk ballads, newspaper clippings, and a church ledger.Bird's private correspondence mostly contains letters to and from family and friends, although there are some personal business letters and a segment of correspondence from 1960-1964 regarding his book, The History of Western Carolina College.His writings include his unpublished autobiography, a manuscript of Level Paths: New Songs...
Dates: 1891 - 1975

William F. Tompkins (1862-1896) Collection

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1820 - 1971

William P. Brittain Ledger

 Item
Identifier: SM 80-20
Content Description William P. Brittain was the son of Marcus and Sarah Brittain of Haywood and Cherokee counties, North Carolina. Marcus' mother, Celia Vance, was an aunt of North Carolina Governor Zebulon Vance. William was one of eight children born to Marcus and Sarah. He was a farmer and merchant in Peachtree, Cherokee County, North Carolina. The ledger in this collection reflects the business activities of the general store he owned and operated in Peachtree. William married Caroline E. George, and they had...
Dates: 1909 - 1918