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Block 1, 1891-1917, undated

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to real estate transactions of Wilmington's Block 1, the parameters being the Cape Fear River, Meares Street, Surry Street, and Marsteller Street. These documents include envelopes and packets, plat drawings, single sheets of notes, business correspondence, mortgage certificates, deeds, description of the locations, Mechanics' Home Association documents, tax receipts, and indenture contracts. Names of specific people mentioned in these records include Edward Kidder, John J. Austin, Anna Jane Bailey, Erickson, Gilbert Potter, James Smallwood, Samuel Johnson, Owen Waddell, Bellois, Evelina Austin, Owen Bailey, H. S. Meredith, and A. W. McLean. This list is not conclusive, as many records are incomplete or illegible. Specific dates mentioned in these records include 1891, 1900, 1909, 1916, and 1917, although the bulk of the materials are undated and likely range from the 1870s to 1920.


  • 1891-1917, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some materials in this collection has been restricted by Special Collections in order to preserve the original materials. Contact Special Collections Librarian for information on access to this collection.


From the Collection: 24 Containers (Contains 18 bankers boxes, 2 document boxes, 1 oversize box, and 3 oversize folders)


From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository