Mecklenburg County (N.C.)
Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:
Consists mostly of the correspondence of William Davidson Alexander, Susan Amelia Ramsey Alexander and James Gettys McGready Ramsey. Includes letters, deeds, estates records and genealogical information.
Annie Alexander was born in Mecklenberg County, NC in 1864 and graduated from Woman's Medical College in Philadelphia in 1884. She returned to North Carolina in 1887 as the first woman to practice medicine in the South. The collection includes letters she wrote to her father, Dr. John Brevard Alexander, while a student and intern at the Women's Medical College in Philadelphia (1884-85); patient records; financial accounts; essays on medical topics; and newspaper clippings.
Papers of a Mecklenburg County physician. Includes account books, medical journals, correspondence, memorabilia, and writings. Also documents his services as a surgeon in the 37th North Carolina Regiment of the Confederate Army, as well as his general interest in the Civil War.
The collection concerns primarily Dr. Frank Barnes’ leadership of a conservative “watch-dog” group known as Citizens for Effective Government, in Charlotte, North Carolina, from the late 1980s to 1995. It also includes records Barnes kept once he retired from the CEFG, 1995-2001. The CFEG lobbied for minimization of local government bureaucracy and taxes.
Items relating to Confederate General and Charlottean Rufus Clay Barringer. Photocopies of newspaper and periodical articles and a copy of Barringer's diary while imprisoned at Fort Delaware in 1865.
Papers documenting the history of northern Mecklenburg county and the Lake Norman area. Includes newspaper and magazine articles as well as an essay entitled "Caldwell Family History," concerning descendants of the Lipe family.
Papers of the Caldwell and Davidson families of Rosedale plantation in Mecklenburg County, N.C. Includes medical account books (1824-47) of Dr. David Thomas Caldwell; land records and surveys (1833-1942); journal (1837) of Sarah Frew Davidson; correspondence (1861-1984); plantation account books (1869-85); and photographs of family members and of Rosedale, including images of the latter by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Bayard Wootten.
Primarily narrative survey and research reports prepared to evaluate structures and sites for inclusion on the local register of historic places. Reports include information on present and former owners of the properties. Collection also includes brochures and other commission publications and clippings about the sites, the commission, and historic preservation.
The collection consists mostly of land indentures, promissory notes, chattel mortgages and receipts for consumer goods concerning primarily the Cochran family in eastern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, dating from 1823 to 1889. The collection also includes a scrapbook of photographs of an obscure provenance, dating to the early twentieth century.
Records of a DAR chapter organized in 1908 to commemorate Liberty Hall Academy, North Carolina's first college, which was established in Charlotte in 1771 under the name Queen's College. Contains minutes, correspondence, programs, and financial material but no membership applications. Also includes 15 scrapbooks documenting local history and the activities of the chapter.
Records of the first DAR chapter in North Carolina, founded in 1898. Contains membership applications, including that of Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, widow of General Stonewall Jackson; minutes of chapter and executive board meetings; histories of the chapter and the state organization; and a list of tombstone inscriptions in Settlers Cemetery in uptown Charlotte.
Records of a DAR chapter founded in 1912 by descendents of the signers of the disputed Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Includes membership applications, minutes, yearbooks, financial records, memorials to deceased members, information on historical markers erected by the chapter, scrapbooks, and material concerning the Mecklenburg Declaration and the preservation of the home of Hezekiah Alexander.
Papers of the Davidson family of Rural Hill Plantation in northern Mecklenburg County, N.C., and of the related families Alexander, Barry, Hampton, Montieth, and Wilson. Includes correspondence, family Bibles, financial records, land records, newspaper clippings, photographs, and plantation records for Rural Hill, as well as Dickson (Dixon) in Gaston County, N.C.
Primarily photographs of Mecklenburg County scenes, including the family and the family business, W. A. Frye & Sons Garage, automobile accidents, the first S & W Cafeteria in Charlotte (ca. 1913), and Dr. E. C. Boyette. Also includes a photograph of Steel's Foundry in Statesville. Most of the photographs were used by Kratt in her book, Charlotte: Spirit of the New South, 2nd edition (1992).
Primarily material relating to her book, Early Charlotte and Mecklenburg County for Children (1968). Also includes clippings and notes on local history.
The Irwin Family Papers is a small manuscript collection, consisting mostly of letters, bills of sale (including bills of sale for enslaved people), real estate deeds and genealogical notes of a family of Charlotte, North Carolina, primarily during the nineteenth century.
Papers of the Jetton and related families since the mid-eighteenth century; including mostly real estate surveys and indentures, correspondence, genealogical notes, estate records, documentation on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and receipts for consumer goods. The Jetton family has lived in northern Mecklenburg County since the mid-eighteenth century.
The collection primarily concerns William Howard and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton, but is entitled the "Ruth Jetton-Oliver papers" in recognition of the donor and to distinguish this collection from the Jetton family papers and the William Howard and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton papers.
Letters from soldiers to Bleeka Ritch during World War I and letters to Helen Johnston from soldiers during World War II. Includes financial accounts, deeds, and a piece of canvas from a WW I German airplane.
This collection consists of manuscripts and other material relating to Mary Norton Kratt's writing: including books, articles, and poetry (published and unpublished). The collection also includes photographs that she used in the development of Legacy: The Myers Park Story, and Charlotte: Spirit of the New South. There is also a large amount of research material that Kratt used in writing "Legacy: The Myers Park Story," "New South Women" and "Spirit of the New South."
The collection contains four items: a letter (and a handwritten copy), dated April 24, 1885; An Extract From General A. P. Hill’s Report of the Battle of Gettysburg; and a handwritten item entitled “Our Confederate Dead / Mecklenburg County, NC. / Roll of Honor,” collected by General James H. Lane.
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