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Guide to the Bryant Bennett papers, 1767-1902

Abstract

Bryant Bennett was a merchant and planter residing in Williamston, North Carolina (in Martin County). This collection contains correspondence and papers of Bryant Bennett and of his family. Included are mercantile accounts of the firms of Bennett and Hyman in Williamston, N.C. and of Bennett and Price in Hamilton (both places in Martin County), school letters from a normal school in Oxford, North Carolina, deeds, promissory notes, receipts for land sold for taxes, plantation account books containing household and farm accounts, lists of slaves and supplies issued to them, business records dealing with the marketing of cotton at Norfolk, Virginia, agricultural treatises by one S. W. Outterbridge of Martin County, and letters to Bennett after he had moved to Plymouth, North Carolina, in 1869.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Bryant Bennett papers
Creator
Bennett, Bryant
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This collection contains correspondence and papers of Bryant Bennett and of his family. Included are mercantile accounts of the firms of Bennett and Hyman in Williamston and of Bennett and Price in Hamilton (both places in Martin County), school letters from a normal school in Oxford, North Carolina, deeds, promissory notes, receipts for land sold for taxes, plantation account books containing household and farm accounts, lists of slaves and supplies issued to them, business records dealing with the marketing of cotton at Norfolk, Virginia, agricultural treatises by one S. W. Outterbridge of Martin County, and letters to Bennett after he had moved to Plymouth, North Carolina, in 1869.

Please note that all folder and item titles in this collection guide have been taken from card catalogs and other inventories created in the early 20th Century.

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Contents of the Collection

Bryant Bennett papers, 1767-1902, bulk 1840-1875

Please note that all folder and item titles in this collection guide have been taken from card catalogs and other inventories created in the early 20th Century.

Papers, 1767-1846
(2 folders)
Box 1
Folder 1-1A
Papers, 1847-1851
Box 1
Folder 2-2A
Papers, 1852-1853
(2 folders)
Box 1
Folder 3-3A
Papers, 1854-1863
(2 folders)
Box 1
Folder 4-4A
Papers, 1864-1869
Box 2
Folder 1-1A
Papers, 1870-1902 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Folder 2-2A
Account Book, 1848-1851
Box 2
Volume S:310
Account Book, 1851
Box 2
Volume S:311
Negro Accounts [Title taken from card catalog created in the early 20th Century], 1855-1858
Box 2
Volume S:312
Negro Accounts [Title taken from card catalog created in the early 20th Century], 1860
Box 2
Volume S:313
Negro Accounts [Title taken from card catalog created in the early 20th Century], 1881-1883
Box 2
Volume S:314
Ledger, 1851-1868
Volume 1

Historical Note

Bryant Bennett was a merchant and planter residing in Williamston, North Carolina (in Martin County).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], the Bryant Bennett papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Bryant Bennett papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1933 and 1949.

Processing Information

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