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Box 3 [F09.105.01.03]


Contains 10 Collections and/or Records:

School documents--Salem, N.C., Philadelphia, etc. [also on reel 2], 1825 - 1852

 File — Box: 3 [F09.105.01.03], Folder: 24A
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes bills from John C. Jacobson's Female Boarding School (1834-36, 1838-39); bill from Benjamin Reichel's Salem Female Boarding School; bill (1830) for Lucretia Sarazen's school in Philadelphia; and a bill for advertising Hopewell Academy in the Catawba Journal. Letters (1835-37) describe life at Salem Academy. Letters (1852) to Betsey E. Reid, later wife of Richard A. Torrance, at Salem Academy comment on cotton picking, mention mill, failure to receive fall goods because of a railroad...
Dates: 1825 - 1852

Peter Stuart Ney -- School documents [also on reel 2], 1840, 1843, 1844

 File — Box: 3 [F09.105.01.03], Folder: 24B
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes acrostic poems (1/8/1840; 7/1840; 7/5/1844) using names of Torrance family members; letter from Ney (1843) to James Torrance thanking him for the attendance of his son Richard at Ney's school; note from Ney (4/5/1844) concerning schooling of one of the Torrance children; and a bill (8/23/1844) from Ney. (The poem of July, 1840 contains on the opposite page a poem in Ney's shorthand that might be a transliteration.) The copybook of Richard Allison Torrance contains acrostic poems by...
Dates: 1840, 1843, 1844

Margaret Allison Torrance [also on reel 2], 1831-38, 1855-60

 File — Box: 3 [F09.105.01.03], Folder: 26
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Folder 1:25A contains bills, receipts, and invoices; a letter (8/1831) concerns the purchase of fabric, comments on travel to Philadelphia and New York, and mentions visiting the steam ship Hibernia; a tax evaluation or census list (n.d.) for "Lemley's Beat", containing entries for the names Knox through Westmoreland; and genealogical records, which include a typescript note of Richard Banks concerning the Allison genealogy, a family recording of births, deaths, and marriages, and a reprint...
Dates: 1831-38, 1855-60

Delia Isabel Torrance Banks [also on reel 2] , 1888-1923, undated

 File — Box: 3 [F09.105.01.03], Folder: 28
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Many of the letters offer glimpses of the newspaper career of her husband, Howard A. Banks, including his work in the Asheville Republican Party (11/3/1904). Letters comment on cotton prices (1903); Henry Menzies of Statesville, N.C. (12/1/1917); the World's Sunday School Convention Banquet in Philadelphia (5/10/1923). Other records include a schedule for opening the Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio Railroad (5/1912); and a toast (n.d.) for a women's club by Kate Gaston of Chester, S.C.
Dates: 1888-1923, undated

Delia Torrance [also on reel 2] , 1850, 1854

 File — Box: 3 [F09.105.01.03], Folder: 29
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes invoices of account with John Allison (3/19/1854) with his ward Delia (daughter of James Galbraith Torrance) and with the firm of Spratt and Allison (1/15/1850).
Dates: 1850, 1854

Patience Eliza Gaston Torrance [also on reel 2] , circa 1840, 1861, 1868, 1900-02, undated

 File — Box: 3 [F09.105.01.03], Folder: 30-31
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Folder 2:30 includes letters to Torrance commenting on Rockfort, Tex. and conditions of life there (2/15/1868, incomplete); land litigation (2/1900); life at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (9/4, 9/10/1902); sale of the Torrance Mill equipment (1901); and construction of tenant houses (10/19/1901). Also includes an account book (ca. 1900) containing notes for repairs and financial entries; a mail order brochure for women's underwear (1899); and bills, receipts, and invoices for...
Dates: circa 1840, 1861, 1868, 1900-02, undated

John Andrew Torrance [also on reel 2], undated

 File — Box: 3 [F09.105.01.03], Folder: 32
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Of interest are instructions for a steam bath (n.d.); a poem (n.d.); a remedy for addiction (n.d.); land boundaries of James Hunter (no map) (n.d.); a flyer of the Mecklenburg County Iron Works with price list for parts for the Centennial Cotton Press (n.d.); a flyer for Scott's Preserving Powder (n.d.) and Scott's Chill and Fever Tonic (n.d.) (with testimonials by Charlotteans); flyer with woodcuts of Cotton Presses of the Barbour Machine Works (n.d.); flyer for machining equipment (n.d.); and...
Dates: undated

Richard Allison Torrance [also on reel 2] , 1916, undated

 File — Box: 3 [F09.105.01.03], Folder: 34
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Records include a lineage chart and general genealogical information concerning Richard Allison Torrance (n.d.) and a typescript lineage of a branch of the Gaston family with line of John Gaston; a typescript reminiscence of Torrance (8/26/1916) relates his lineage, comments on Peter Stuart Ney (under whom Torrance studied), comments on attending the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (1851-55) and farming on the Brazos River in Texas (1856), Civil War service with the 8th Texas...
Dates: 1916, undated

Richard Allison Torrance [also on reel 2] , 1899, undated

 File — Box: 3 [F09.105.01.03], Folder: 35
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes an 18-page pamphlet (1899), Longstreet's Charge at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by James I. Metts [NOTE: original has been cataloged and is available in the rare book collection]; a portion of a document certifying Torrance's membership in a Masonic lodge (n.d.); a Civil War (n.d.) letter commenting on Torrance; a hand-drawn map of local creeks flowing into the Catawba River (n.d.); flyers (n.d.) containing use directions for the Eclipse Gas Stove and of the Regal Shoe Company.
Dates: 1899, undated

Sarah Jane Torrance [also on reel 2], 1848 - 1854

 File — Box: 3 [F09.105.01.03], Folder: 36
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Two-page statement of financial account between John Allison and Sarah Jane Torrance.
Dates: 1848 - 1854