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Legal and financial materials


Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The William Tasse Alexander family is a collection that contains a wide assortment of papers from a prominent and wealthy plantation-owning family in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina from 1816 to 2000. There are several files in the collection that concern family history, with documentation that charts the pedigree of the Alexanders back to Ireland and Scotland.

Other papers in the collection concern their purchase and sale of acreage in Mecklenburg County, the taxes the Alexanders paid, the crops they cultivated, the consumer goods they purchased, the business transactions they made, the lawsuits in which they were involved, estates that they inherited and people that they enslaved.

Of particular note are materials documenting the Alexander family's purchase of several enslaved people, including records of enslaved people's names and ages. Records of enslaved people are in the Legal and financial materials series.


  • 1818 - 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated