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Mecklenburg County (N.C.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

W.G. Frye photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS0191
Overview Primarily photographs of Mecklenburg County scenes, including the family and the family business, W. A. Frye & Sons Garage, automobile accidents, the first S & W Cafeteria in Charlotte (ca. 1913), and Dr. E. C. Boyette. Also includes a photograph of Steel's Foundry in Statesville. Most of the photographs were used by Kratt in her book, Charlotte: Spirit of the New South, 2nd edition (1992).
Dates: 1890, 1913-1925; 1913 - 1920

Cornelia Wearn Henderson papers

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Identifier: MS0171
Overview Primarily material relating to her book, Early Charlotte and Mecklenburg County for Children (1968). Also includes clippings and notes on local history.
Dates: 1923 - 1986; 1965 - 1986

Hopewell Presbyterian Church (Huntersville, N.C.) records

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Identifier: MS0248
Overview Records of one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in Mecklenburg County, including minutes of the Session (1843-1959); records of the treasurer (1817-73, 1940-56); minutes of the Board of Deacons (1954-58); and minutes and accounts of the Ladies Missionary Society (1876-1917), Girls Aid Society (1880-90), Sunday School secretary (1905-39), Women's Auxiliary (1922-46), Ella Houston and Lynn Moore Circles (1929-34), Bible Class (1938-39), and Women of the Church (1955-69). Also includes the farm...
Dates: 1817 - 1970

Irwin Family papers

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Identifier: MS0359
Overview The Irwin Family Papers is a small manuscript collection, consisting mostly of letters, bills of sale (including bills of sale for enslaved people), real estate deeds and genealogical notes of a family of Charlotte, North Carolina, primarily during the nineteenth century.
Dates: 1775 - 1931

Jetton family papers

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Identifier: MS0366
Overview Papers of the Jetton and related families since the mid-eighteenth century; including mostly real estate surveys and indentures, correspondence, genealogical notes, estate records, documentation on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and receipts for consumer goods. The Jetton family has lived in northern Mecklenburg County since the mid-eighteenth century.
Dates: 1726 - 2005; 1754 - 2005

Ruth Jetton-Oliver papers

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Identifier: MS0432
Overview The collection primarily concerns William Howard and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton, but is entitled the "Ruth Jetton-Oliver papers" in recognition of the donor and to distinguish this collection from the Jetton family papers and the William Howard and Sarah Elizabeth Jetton papers.
Dates: 1889 - 1982

Bleeka Ritch Kerr papers

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Identifier: MS0325
Overview Letters from soldiers to Bleeka Ritch during World War I and letters to Helen Johnston from soldiers during World War II. Includes financial accounts, deeds, and a piece of canvas from a WW I German airplane.
Dates: 1878 - 1952

Knox family papers

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Identifier: MS0403
Overview The Knox family papers are a small collection generated by the Knox and related families (including the Dunlap, Lowrie, and Porter families) documenting much of their daily activities, mostly from the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. Most of the papers in this collection are letters to and from family members, promissory notes that document short-term loans between friends and family members, papers concerning the settlement of estates of deceased people, the enslavement of...
Dates: 1762 - 1945; 1840 - 1930

Mary Norton Kratt papers

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Identifier: MS0113
Overview This collection consists of manuscripts and other material relating to Mary Norton Kratt's writing: including books, articles, and poetry (published and unpublished). The collection also includes photographs that she used in the development of Legacy: The Myers Park Story, and Charlotte: Spirit of the New South. There is also a large amount of research material that Kratt used in writing "Legacy: The Myers Park Story," "New South Women" and "Spirit of the New South."
Dates: 1886 - 2000

James H. Lane papers

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Identifier: MS0416
Overview The collection contains four items: a letter (and a handwritten copy), dated April 24, 1885; An Extract From General A. P. Hill’s Report of the Battle of Gettysburg; and a handwritten item entitled “Our Confederate Dead / Mecklenburg County, NC. / Roll of Honor,” collected by General James H. Lane.
Dates: 1884 - 1885