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Oversize box 1 [F09.024.05.01]


Contains 33 Collections and/or Records:

Harper's Weekly

 Item — Oversize Box: 1 [F09.024.05.01], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Charlotte, North Carolina - Drawn by Louis Joutel. Illustrations of Graded School Building, Lord Cornwallis's Headquarters, Tryon Street looking southwest, Residence of Colonel William Johnston - Mayor of Charlotte, and Presbyterian Church. [accompanied article, "The Industrial South" on pg. 255] (photostat copy, p. 268 of a supplement)
Dates: 1775 - 1975

Rural Hill Retreat

 Item — Oversize Box: 1 [F09.024.05.01], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents John & Violet Davidson's first home was a two room log cabin they called Rural Retreat. The cabin stood for 135 years, eventually growing to eight rooms. Unfortunately, there are no known photographs of the structure. It burned in 1898. Major John Davidson who settled in the Piedmont of NC in 1760. Davidson was a signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence in 1775 and served in the Mecklenburg County militia during the American Revolution. This is a photograph of a sketch of the...
Dates: 1775 - 1975

"Rural Hill" Plantation House

 Item — Oversize Box: 1 [F09.024.05.01], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Caption reads, "'Photograph of the ruins of 'Rural Hill' plantation House, built by Major John Davidson, 1788, in Mecklenburg County on the Catawba River." The Davidson mansion burned down in 1886 and all that remains are some of the pillars to the house and a few related outbuildings.
Dates: 1775 - 1975

North Carolina Review , June 2, 1912

 Item — Oversize Box: 1 [F09.024.05.01], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents photostat copy of pages 1 and 2 of the North Carolina Review. Contains article, "In Commemoration of the Famous 20th of May, 1775 Leaders of Independence" (address delivered in the State Capitol Raleigh at the Presentation of the Mecklenburg Declaration Tablet)
Dates: June 2, 1912

Mecklenburg County Resolves

 Item — Oversize Box: 1 [F09.024.05.01], Folder: 1

Charlotte Observer, Mecklenburg Independence Day Edition, 1975 May 18

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Scope and Contents Special edition published as "Bicentennial news" celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Contemporary writers contributed articles as might have been written in 1775 and also modern day examinations of the evidence and mysteries surrounding the document.
Dates: 1975 May 18

Book review of Chain of Error..., 1961 January 5

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Scope and Contents Photocopy of a book review of "Chain of error and the Mecklenburg Declarations of Independence" by V. V. McNitt. Title of the review: "May 20 Declaration of Independence no myth, says New England writer." The review was submitted by Chalmers G. Davidson, Davidson College. The review appeared in the Mecklenburg Gazette, Thursday, Jan. 5, 1961.
Dates: 1961 January 5

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Souvenir book

 Item — Oversize Box: 1 [F09.024.05.01]
Scope and Contents Issued in 1909, this souvenir edition of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence commemorated the 134th anniversary of the signing and a celebration of the event held May 18-20 of that year, with special guests, President and Mrs. William Taft. Although issued in 1909, this edition was actually copyrighted 1898 by the Queen City Printing and Paper Co. The book contains text of the document, and the history of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, along with photographs of places of interest...
Dates: 1775 - 1975