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Papers of James Pattison (microfilm)

Major General James Pattison was for part of the Revolutionary War commander of Royal Artillery in North America and superintendent general of police for the City of New York. North Carolina items in this collection concern various aspects of the American Revolution.

American Correspondence and Transactions of the Royal Society of Arts (microfilm)

One project of the Royal Society of Arts was to encourage the raising  of various commodities in the colonies. The North Carolina items in these records concern silk, hemp, "brown cotton," and sawmills.

The few North Carolina items in this repository concern a lease and release of part of the duke of Albemarle's lands in Albemarle to his son.

Docquets Books

The Signet Office prepared documents for the royal seal. Only one item was copied for the British Records Program.

 

Secretary's Letter Books (copies)

Letters received (contemporary copies) from missionaries, would-be missionaries, potential supporters of the Society, and those requiring its assistance (e.g., in books or cash). Letters concern personal and civil affairs (the latter mainly from governors and lieutenant- governors); work among blacks and Indians, including the education of Indian children; the building of churches; crops, etc. There are also offers of legacies, letters of complaint, requests for ministers, and letters of introduction.

The State Paper Office until 1782 constituted the archives of what later became departments of government, including the Colonial Office, Foreign Office, and Home Office.

Domestic, Charles II

Topics relating to North Carolina in the series SP 29 include, among others, tobacco and immigration.

Domestic, George I

Topics relating to North Carolina in the series SP 35 include the royalization of South Carolina.

Domestic, George II

The items relating to North Carolina in this repository concern the attempts to find places of settlement for the Palatine refugees in England in 1708-09; includes plans to settle 600 of them in North Carolina.

This large and highly diverse series is comprised of letters, reports, petitions, memorials, returns, shipping returns, accounts, vouchers, etc.

The archives of the War Office include many records relating to the British Army in the colonies.

Monthly Returns, Canada (copies)

Items concerning North Carolina in WO 17 consist of returns and lists from the Revolutionary War, especially Loyalist troops.

Establishments, Plantations, etc. (copies)

The one item concerning North Carolina in WO 24 has to do with a Loyalist unit.

Various. Commission Books (copies)

The one item concerning North Carolina in WO 25 has to do with John Dalrymple.

Curtis H. Brogden, 1874-1876, finding aid.

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