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Mecklenburg County (N.C.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Caldwell and Davidson families papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0208
Overview Papers of the Caldwell and Davidson families of Rosedale plantation in Mecklenburg County, N.C. Includes medical account books (1824-47) of Dr. David Thomas Caldwell; land records and surveys (1833-1942); journal (1837) of Sarah Frew Davidson; correspondence (1861-1984); plantation account books (1869-85); and photographs of family members and of Rosedale, including images of the latter by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Bayard Wootten.
Dates: 1779 - 1997; 1824 - 1986

Richard L. Casanova papers

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Identifier: MS0153
Overview Papers of a local scientist, author, and collector. Includes personal and professional correspondence; manuscript and typed copies of his writings on fossil collecting, the history of paleontology, and local history; files relating to his editorship of the Fossil Quarterly; and material pertaining to Shakespeare, including 18th century British newspapers, memorabilia from the 300th birthday celebration in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1864, and scripts, publicity stills, and programs of various 20th...
Dates: 1565 - 1994; 1877 - 1993

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission records

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Identifier: MS0077
Overview Primarily narrative survey and research reports prepared to evaluate structures and sites for inclusion on the local register of historic places. Reports include information on present and former owners of the properties. Collection also includes brochures and other commission publications and clippings about the sites, the commission, and historic preservation.
Dates: 1970 - 1988

Cochran family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0423
Overview The collection consists mostly of land indentures, promissory notes, chattel mortgages and receipts for consumer goods concerning primarily the Cochran family in eastern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, dating from 1823 to 1889. The collection also includes a scrapbook of photographs of an obscure provenance, dating to the early twentieth century.
Dates: 1823-circa 1930; 1823 - 1889

Daughters of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall Chapter, records

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Identifier: MS0147
Overview Records of a DAR chapter organized in 1908 to commemorate Liberty Hall Academy, North Carolina's first college, which was established in Charlotte in 1771 under the name Queen's College. Contains minutes, correspondence, programs, and financial material but no membership applications. Also includes 15 scrapbooks documenting local history and the activities of the chapter.
Dates: 1907 - 1987; 1909 - 1987

Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter, records

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Identifier: MS0080
Overview Records of the first DAR chapter in North Carolina, founded in 1898. Contains membership applications, including that of Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, widow of General Stonewall Jackson; minutes of chapter and executive board meetings; histories of the chapter and the state organization; and a list of tombstone inscriptions in Settlers Cemetery in uptown Charlotte.
Dates: 1898 - 1993

Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter, records

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Identifier: MS0146
Overview Records of a DAR chapter founded in 1912 by descendents of the signers of the disputed Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Includes membership applications, minutes, yearbooks, financial records, memorials to deceased members, information on historical markers erected by the chapter, scrapbooks, and material concerning the Mecklenburg Declaration and the preservation of the home of Hezekiah Alexander.
Dates: 1912 - 1992

Davidson family papers

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Identifier: MS0188
Overview Papers of the Davidson family of Rural Hill Plantation in northern Mecklenburg County, N.C., and of the related families Alexander, Barry, Hampton, Montieth, and Wilson. Includes correspondence, family Bibles, financial records, land records, newspaper clippings, photographs, and plantation records for Rural Hill, as well as Dickson (Dixon) in Gaston County, N.C.
Dates: 1756 - 1998; 1833 - 1976