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Box 2 [F09.105.01.02]

 Container

Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

James Galbraith Torrance [also on reel 1], 1818 - 1830

 File — Box: 2 [F09.105.01.02], Folder: 18
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Bills, receipts, debt notes, warrants for debt collection, judgments, list of warrants for collection. Includes bill of complaint (9/12/1820) of James Henderson, Jean Venable, James Henderson Jr. against Torrance, and executor of William Henderson. Mentions "Seceeding (sic) Meeting House called Gilead" called the Associate Seceding Party. The document requests nullification of the manumission of a captivee. Other records include an order (1/4/1822) to sell property to satisfy a judgment; a...
Dates: 1818 - 1830; 1820 - 1830

James Galbraith Torrance [also on reel 1], 1811 - 1837

 File — Box: 2 [F09.105.01.02], Folder: 19
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Financial notes and civil court records. Includes a bill (8/4/1830) for mill repairs; a deposition (7/9/1850) of Margaret S. Black; pamphlet (3/22/1820) containing direction for use of "Roman or Parker's Cement"; bills, receipts, invoices for construction of Cedar Grove; mill book of Torrance (1821-37) contains lists of names for whom millwork was done, accounts of sawing, lists of timber sawn, accounts of corn and wheat grinding (1831-34); receipts for tuition payments (7/1834); debt notes;...
Dates: 1811 - 1837; 1830 - 1834

James Galbraith Torrance [also on reel 1] , 1835 - 1840

 File — Box: 2 [F09.105.01.02], Folder: 20
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Bills, receipts, invoices, notes; receipts for repair of machinery (for mill?); and a letter (12/31/1836) specifying lumber sizes for a garden railing.
Dates: 1835 - 1840

James Galbraith Torrance [also on reel 2] , 1840 - 1842

 File — Box: 2 [F09.105.01.02], Folder: 21A
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Receipts, including mill, bills, 88-day notes; 12-month note; tuition bills (1842); and a letter (attached to invoice, 3/7/1840) comments on hard economic times and low prices (with examples).
Dates: 1840 - 1842

James Galbraith Torrance [also on reel 2], 1843 - 1844

 File — Box: 2 [F09.105.01.02], Folder: 21B
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Receipts, including an account (11/30/1843) with a shoemaker related to setting up one of Torrance's slaves as a shoemaker; note (9/14/184?) concerning the shipment of goods on the schooner Tioga. A letter (12/10/1843) comments on the cotton market and Charleston Medical College.
Dates: 1843 - 1844

James Galbraith Torrance [also on reel 2] , 1845-47, 1981

 File — Box: 2 [F09.105.01.02], Folder: 22
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Include receipts, 88-day notes, one-day notes; pamphlet (1846) of statements of the Bank of North Carolina (1834-45); a railroad freight bill (8/26/1846); receipt for a "smut machine" (6/18/1847); typescript copy of Torrance's will (7/2/1845); estate records of Torrance (1851-52); and a newspaper clipping, "Memories of McDowell Creek" (1981), in which Thomas Franklin Irvin Jr. recalls some of the history of the community.
Dates: 1845-47, 1981

Letters from the West and elsewhere [also on reel 2], 1828-47, 1858

 File — Box: 2 [F09.105.01.02], Folder: 23A-D
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Folders 23A through 23D contain correspondence on the following main topics (the letters are arranged chronologically): Hugh Torrance, Coffeeville, Miss. (1837 45): describes the crudity of living conditions, travel, finances, Mississippi economy, slavery, cotton, litigation, crops, illness, and local conditions. James Franklin Torrance, Luiscunco Valley, Galotbusha, Yalabusha, and Cottage, Miss. (1837-47): describes frontier life, Mississippi climate, sickness, cotton, local economy and...
Dates: 1828-47, 1858