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Miles L. Wriston papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0021

Scope and Contents

Primarily financial records, including Confederate and North Carolina state bonds (1862-64), shares of stock (1866) in the Rock Island Manufacturing Company, and bills and receipts (1884-85) paid by the estate of Joseph Harvey Wilson of Charlotte. Also includes a document (1829) attesting to the descent of title to Robert Neely of a 68-acre tract of land originally owned by Thomas Polk, an early settler in Mecklenburg County, a legal brief (1917) concerning the settlement of Wriston's estate as it related to the sale of the Central Hotel in Charlotte, and biographical material about Wilson.

Dates

  • 1829 - 1987
  • 1862 - 1885

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Both Miles L. Wriston and Joseph Harvey Wilson are included among the 1870 power elite of Mecklenburg County in Gail W. O'Brien, "Power and Influence in Mecklenburg County, 1850-80," North Carolina Historical Review, (April, 1977: 140-42). [For more information about Wilson, see the Tate and Wilson Family Papers.]

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Consists primarily of financial records, including Confederate and North Carolina state bonds (1862-64), shares of stock (1866) in the Rock Island Manufacturing Company, and bills and receipts (1884-85) paid by the estate of Joseph Harvey Wilson of Charlotte. Also includes a document (1829) attesting to the descent of title to Robert Neely of a 68-acre tract of land originally owned by Thomas Polk, an early settler in Mecklenburg County, a legal brief (1917) concerning the settlement of Wriston's estate as it related to the sale of the Central Hotel in Charlotte, and biographical material about Wilson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bessie D. Scott; Gift of Sara Thomas, 1985; unknown acquisition.

Related Materials

Tate and Wilson Family Papers (Mss 196), Joseph Harvey Wilson Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina.

Processing Information

Processed by James Kusik.
Title
Miles L. Wriston papers
Status
Completed
Author
James Kusik
Date
2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

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