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Guide to the John David McGeachy Papers, 1772-1899 and undated

Summary

Correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, writings, and printed material chiefly relating to John David McGeachy and members of the McGeachy family of Robeson County, N.C.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10992
Title
John David McGeachy papers
Date
1772-1899 and undated
Creator
John David McGeachy
Extent
165 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, writings, and printed material chiefly relating to John David McGeachy and members of the McGeachy family of Robeson County, NC. Letters to McGeachy contain a friend's impression of Trinity College in 1861; comments on a bill in the North Carolina General Assembly (August 1861) to let voters decide whether the Convention would meet; and mention of Confederate encampment on Crabtree Creek in Raleigh in 1861. Includes three notebooks belonging to McGeachy in which he kept a Civil War diary and wrote poetry about love and war. McGeachy recorded the date and place of writing of many poems, thus providing the location of his company, the 51st North Carolina Infantry, Company D. ("Scotch Tigers").

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], John David McGeachy Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Financial Papers, 1772-1899
Box 1
Legal Papers, 1772-1886
Box 1
Printed Material, 1850-1882 and undated
Box 1
Correspondence, 1801-1888 and undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1813-1879 and undated
Box 1
Information folder
Box 1
Writings, undated
Box 1
Notebooks, 1862-1863
Box 1
Notebooks, 1863-1899
Box 1
 

Historical Note

John David McGeachy and members of the McGeachy family of Robeson County, NC.


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Provenance

The John David McGeachy Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1972.