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John Burgwyn MacRae papers, 1866-1916, 1974.

Author: John Burgwyn MacRae
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection includes MacRae's nine-volume daily diary, 1883-1916; letterpress copy books, 1886-1896, of MacRae; speeches by MacRae; and miscellaneous volumes and papers. The diary describes day-to-day life and events in Jackson, including including MacRae's long-term relationship with a local African-American woman, his fishing expeditions, and his work as a steward in the State Penitentiary in Raleigh, N.C.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: John Burgwyn MacRae; Matt W Ransom; Burgwyn family.
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Burgwyn MacRae
OCLC Number: 23658765
Notes: In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#478).
Description: About 50 items (1.5 linear feet)
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The collection includes MacRae's nine-volume daily diary, 1883-1916; letterpress copy books, 1886-1896, of MacRae; speeches by MacRae; and miscellaneous volumes and papers. The diary describes day-to-day life and events in Jackson, including including MacRae's long-term relationship with a local African-American woman, his fishing expeditions, and his work as a steward in the State Penitentiary in Raleigh, N.C. Among others discussed in the diary are various members of the Burgwyn family and Matt Whitaker Ransom (1826-1904). Also included are letters, 1869-1870, from Kate MacRae to her father Cameron MacRae describing her travels in Europe; class notes from the University of North Carolina, 1886; a baseball club treasurer's book and constitution, 1883; an account book, 1880-1889, containing accounts for meat, corn, cotton, and other goods; and political speeches and addresses given by MacRae at Confederate reunions and Masonic, Episcopal Church, and other organization meetings. The Addition of March 2008 contains letters and related materials concerning the Scottish heritage of John Burgwyn MacRae as well as his land ownership in Northampton County, N.C.

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