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Preliminary Guide to the Tyre Glen papers, 1806-1874 and undated

Abstract

Tyre Glen was a slave trader, planter, postmaster, and merchant in North Carolina. This collection consists largely of business papers, particularly of financial and legal documents concerning the slave trade in North Carolina, Virginia and Alabama as well as possibly other locations. In addition to copious information on slave trading in the 1830s and 1840s, the collection includes references to Glen's Union sympathies and claims for horses confiscated by the U.S. Army; farming; exemptions from the Confederate Army and other topics.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Tyre Glen papers
Creator
Glen, Tyre, d. 1875
Extent
4.0 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 consists largely of business papers, particularly of financial and legal documents concerning the slave trade in North Carolina, Virginia and Alabama as well as possibly other locations. In addition to copious information on slave trading in the 1830s and 1840s, the collection includes references to Glen's Union sympathies and claims for horses confiscated by the U.S. Army; farming; exemptions from the Confederate Army and other topics.

Volumes include accounts of slaves, mercantile interests, and general expenses. Also included in the collection are two volumes concerning a firm known as Poindexter and Palmer operating a general store in North Carolina. These records contain numerous accounts of individuals from the region included H.P. Poindexter, various members of the Clingman family and Richard C. Puryear.

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Contents of the Collection

Introductory Materials
Correspondence, 1806-1829
Box 1
Folder 1
Correspondence, 1830
Box 1
Folder 2 - 2A
Correspondence, 1831-1833
Box 1
Folder 3 - 3A
Correspondence, 1834-1835
Box 1
Folder 4
Correspondence, 1836-1839
Box 1
Folder 5 - 5A
Correspondence, 1840-1845
Box 1
Folder 6 - 6A
Correspondence, 1846
Box 1
Folder 7
Correspondence, 1847-1849
Box 2
Folder 1 - 1A
Correspondence, 1850-1855
Box 2
Folder 2 - 2A
Correspondence, 1856-1859
Box 2
Folder 3
Correspondence, 1859
Box 2
Folder 4 - 4A
Correspondence, 1860-1869
Box 2
Folder 5
Correspondence, 1870-1882
Box 2
Folder 6
Correspondence, undated
Box 2
Folder 7
Account Book, 1830-1833
Box 2
Folder 8
Account Book, 1834-1853
Box 2
Folder 8A
Poindexter and Palmer Daybook, 1841-1843
Box 2
Folder 9
Poindexter and Palmer Inventory, 1843
Box 2
Folder 10
Account Book, 1836-1859
Volume M:1420
Ledger, 1841-1844
Volume F:1421
Account book, 1838-1840
Box Acc 93/195, 1
Daybook, 1856-1874
Box Acc 93/195, 1

Historical Note

Tyre Glen began trading in slaves in the early 1820s; he purchased slaves in Surry County, North Carolina and neighboring counties as well as in Virginia. In 1846, Glen became postmaster at Red Plains, Yadkin County, North Carolina. He was also an active farmer and sometime speculator who was a subscriber in the Yadkin Navigation Company.

Glen petitioned for exemption from military service in the Confederate Army on the plea that he furnished the government with mules and supplies. After the war Glen retailed liquor at Salisbury in Rowan County, along with other businesses. he also continued his farming operation until his death in 1875.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item],Tyre Glen papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Tyre Glen papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a acquired in 1939 and 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by: Rubenstein Library Staff

Multiple Accessions described in this collection guide including 93-195.