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Block 165, 1850-1919, undated

 Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to real estate transactions of Wilmington’s Block 165, the parameters being N. Front Street, Princess Street, N. Second Street, and Market Street. These documents include envelopes, plat drawings, single sheets of notes, correspondence, mortgage certificates, Mechanics' Home Association documents, newspaper clippings, legal documents, and court calendars. Names of specific people mentioned in these records include Benjamin L. Perry, Dan O'Conner, Geo R. French, W. C. Bettercourt, W. W. Love, Thomas W. Brown, Caleb Mason, Daniel Brown, Archibald McRae, Lucy Wooster née Wright, John D. Bellamy, Jr., Frank B. Daniels, S.W. Sanders, Edward Kidder, Josh Wright, M. Campbell, O.H. Allen, John Nutt, Margaret Furgeson, John Martin, W.M. Bond, Alex Rouse, William J. Love, and Thaddeus D. Love. This list is not conclusive, as many records are incomplete or illegible. Specific dates mentioned in these records include 1760, 1795, 1800, 1850, 1856, 1871, 1876, 1886, 1887, 1891, 1902, 1904, and 1919, although the bulk of the materials are undated and likely range from the 1870s to 1920.


  • Creation: 1850-1919, 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 the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History at 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)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English