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Box 4 [F09.105.01.04]


Contains 15 Collections and/or Records:

Davidson College and Davidson Family Connections [also on reel 2], 1836 - 1845

 File — Box: 4 [F09.105.01.04], Folder: 37
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes an account book of receipts for subscription payments by James Galbraith Torrance (1836-39); receipts for boarding and for endowment of a professorship (1838-45); a note signed by W. L. Davidson concerning the estate of Capt. Knox (1796); oath (2/10/1808) of Thomas Mason in a civil suit of Galbreath Simonton; complaint (4/30/1822) of William Davidson against William Beaty; warrant (5/26/1823) of William Davidson vs. John Monteith and William Buie with response (5/26/1823); promissory...
Dates: 1836 - 1845

Latta Letters [also on reel 2] , 1809 - 1825

 File — Box: 4 [F09.105.01.04], Folder: 38
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes prescription (1809); invoices; Robert Latta to James Latta (1821) announcing the marriage of Eliza Dilworth; and an overseer's agreement (1825). [photocopies from Duke University Manuscript Collection]
Dates: 1809 - 1825

Medical/Dental bills including remedies and recipes [also on reel 2], 1829 - 1845

 File — Box: 4 [F09.105.01.04], Folder: 39
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes invoices for doctor's services (5/13/1841, n.d.); remedies for rheumatism, asthma, scrofula, and an emetic; and recipes for soft gingerbread and others.
Dates: 1829 - 1845

Medallions [also on reel 2], 1835, undated

 File — Box: 4 [F09.105.01.04], Folder: 39
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Four medallions, primarily romantic in nature, with the exception of one (1835) transcribed with the Lord's Prayer.
Dates: 1835, undated

Banks and Allison kin [also on reel 2] , 1875-1919, undated

 File — Box: 4 [F09.105.01.04], Folder: 40
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes information on the ancestry of Margaret Allison Torrance and of Mary Green Mack, a descendant of John Banks, the first of the family to come to America.
Dates: 1875-1919, undated

Letters about ancestors [also on reel 2], 1893 - 1987

 File — Box: 4 [F09.105.01.04], Folder: 41A-B
Identifier: Series 1

Miscellaneous genealogical information [also on reel 2], 1778-84, undated

 File — Box: 4 [F09.105.01.04], Folder: 42
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes typescript architectural description of Cedar Grove plantation by Jack O. Boyte (probably for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Properties Commission) (n.d.); list of taxable property in Rowan County (1778); typescript copy of the memorandum of sale of Capt. Falls's estate (1784); and typescript copy of a vendue list of the estate of Falls (1781).
Dates: 1778-84, undated

Account book 3--"Account of moneys received from the people of Hopewell Church" [also on reel 3], 1818 - 1847

 File — Box: 4 [F09.105.01.04], Folder: 43A
Identifier: Series 2
Scope and Contents Account book of James Galbraith Torrance as treasurer of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. Includes collections made on seats and furniture, monies due on seats, monies "paid on at Sunday times," stipends collections, returns of deficiencies, pledges, and statements to treasurer. Includes numerous loose papers.
Dates: 1818 - 1847; 1818 - 1822

Account book 4--Store account ledger [also on reel 3] , 1807 - 1840

 File — Box: 4 [F09.105.01.04], Folder: 43B
Identifier: Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes list, laid in a leaf, goods and enslaved persons sent to Statesville; list of pork slaughtered, some sawmill entries and records of enslaved persons, especially corn allotments. Includes an account of bricks sold by James Galbraith Torrance to Count Rivafavoli(?) (1831).
Dates: 1807 - 1840; 1824 - 1840