Papers (1767-1912) including correspondence, court order, indenture, will and legal papers, financial papers, and printed material. Correspondence contains a number of items relating to the Civil War, including letters describing army life at Fort Caswell (N.C.) and Camp Stephens (S.C.), the siege of Richmond, and conditions at Fort Anderson (N.C.). Legal papers are concerned primarily with the settlement of the estate of George Bryan. Financial papers include medical bills, store accounts, tuition receipts, and items related to the hire of slaves. Also included are genealogical material, a farm memorandum book, George Bryan's commission as a lieutenant in a Craven County militia company in 1775, Internal Revenue stamp for matches, and a handbill for a patent medicine produced in Wilson, N.C.