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John Herritage Bryan papers, 1766-1869.

Scope and content Material reflects Bryan's career and portrays the political and legal history of antebellum North Carolina. Correspondence deals primarily with court cases, the legal profession, and legal matters, including cases regarding the ownership of slaves. Legal case files include testimony, legal briefs, court orders, court dockets, and petitions relating to cases tried in courts in North Carolina. Other material topics include the Rockfish Manufacturing Company, North Carolina School for the Deaf, Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, Whig politics in North Carolina, and Manteo and Perseverance Mining companies of North Carolina. Papers regarding land in Weakley County, Tennessee, concern land values, trespassing, scarcity of money, building of a railroad, reactions to and conditions after the Civil War. Also includes deeds, indentures, mortgages, and plats for Craven, Wake, Wayne, Hyde and Pitt counties, and map of the mouth of the Genessee River.
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Cite as John Herritage Bryan Papers (#147), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Terms of useLiterary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Acquisitions source Joyner- Deposited by Mr. Bryan Grimes.
Acquisitions source Joyner- Gift of Mr. James Robert Grimes.
Biographical noteJohn Herritage (Heritage) Bryan (1798-1870) was an attorney of New Bern and later Raleigh. He represented Craven County in the State Senate (1823-1825) and was elected to Congress in 1825 as a National Republican. After serving in Congress for two terms, Bryan returned to his New Bern law practice until moving to Raleigh around 1839. In 1863, Charlotte, daughter of John Herritage and Mary Shepard Bryan, married Confederate Major General Bryan Grimes of Grimesland in Pitt County.

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