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Overview Papers of several generations of a family active in the Presbyterian Church. Includes a transcription of a letter (1838) from Samuel Banks, possibly the first of the family in America, to his son, the Rev. Alexander Robinson Banks; class notes (1861-62) of the Rev. Henry Howard Banks (1839-78) as a student of James Henley Thornwell at Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Columbia, S.C.; scrapbook (1898) of clippings on religious topics kept by Howard A. Banks (d. 1932); correspondence of James...
Overview Papers of Hugh Torance (1743-1816) and his descendants, including, and especially, his son, James Galbraith Torrance (sic) (1784-1847), and his grandson Richard Allison Torrance (1833-1927), concerning their extensive mercantile, planting, and milling operations at Cedar Grove plantation in northern Mecklenburg County, N.C. Includes account books, Revolutionary War service records, family correspondence, land and estate records, information on slaves, contracts with overseers, two acrostics by...