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Alexander family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0030
Abstract

Primarily material about Hezekiah Alexander (1728-1801), member of a large and influential family that settled in Mecklenburg County in the 1760s. Includes transcriptions and photocopies of his will, estate inventory, and survey map of his property; material relating to the preservation of his home, built in 1774 and the oldest surviving building in Mecklenburg County; and genealogical information. Also includes a photograph of John Graham's diploma (1778) from Liberty Hall Academy.

Dates: 1778 - 1969; 1778 - 1806

Norris Preyer papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0472
Abstract The collection contains research notes and drafts of Preyer's book "Hezekiah Alexander and the Revolution in the Backcountry." Additionally, there are articles and research on the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and the Mecklenburg Resolves, minutes and memos from his time serving on the Latta Plantation Executive Board, the Museum of the New South Committee and the Hugh Torance House and Store. There are also teaching material and documents related to African American history, which...
Dates: 1933-2010; 1972 - 2002

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  • Subject: North Carolina X
  • Repository: Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte X
  • Names: Alexander, Hezekiah X

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