Boar's Head

John Nisbet, Iredell County, N.C.

Boar's head

Manuscripts Department
Library of the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill


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Nisbet, John, 1738-1817.
Papers, 1770-1887 (bulk 1770-1830).
475 items (1.0 lnear feet).

Business papers of three generations of the Nisbet family of Iredell
County, N.C.  Papers to 1830, which constitutes more than half of the
collection, are bills, invoices, receipts, accounts, and correspondence of
John Nisbet, Revolutionary patriot and merchant, and his son Alexander,
with Philadelphia, Charleston, Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Petersburg
dealers, including two ledgers, 1771-1773 and 1787-1792. Later items are
papers of Alexander's son, Jams King Nisbet, a physician, mostly accounts
of family and professional purchases.  Also included are a few letters of
relatives who moved to Alabama, Missouri, and Louisiana.

Gifts, 1945.

SEE ALSO:  Nisbet Family papers (#548); James King Hall papers (#1563) in
the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel

One ledger volume, 1771-1773, available on microfilm.

   Account books.
   Iredell County (N.C.)--History.
   Merchants--North Carolina--History--18th century.
   Nesbitt family.
   Nisbet, James King, fl. 1830-1866.
   Nisbet, John, 1738-1817.
   North Carolina--Commerce--18th century.
   Physicians--North Carolina--History--19th century.

COPYRIGHT: Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or
           their descendants, as stipulated by United States
           copyright law.

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