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Buffkin Family Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-277

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers documenting the political activities and business operations of Albert W. Buffkin (1855-1921), a white landowner, business operator, and farmer in Columbus County, North Carolina during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Types of materials include professional and personal correspondence, a 1782 land grant, deeds and indentures, court and legal documents, handwritten notes, political pamphlets, contracts, mortgage agreements, account books, and other financial documents. Some of these materials may pertain to other members of the Buffkin family. Also included in this collection is Buffkin family genealogy research compiled by Virginia Buffkin. Materials date from 1782 to 2005, with the bulk of materials dating from 1870 to 1930.


  • Creation: 1782-2005, bulk 1870-1930


Copyright Statement

Copyright 2021 University of North Carolina at Wilmington, all rights reserved (subject to exceptions). Certain items in this collections were conveyed to UNCW without the accompanying copyright. Where the donor did not convey copyright to UNCW, copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Albert Winget Buffkin was born November 17, 1855 in Columbus County, N.C. to Pinkney H. Buffkin and Mary (Polly) Cox Buffkin. He married Cora A. Bass in 1874, with whom he had 10 children. Albert Buffkin had varied business interests. He operated a store in Fair Bluff, N.C. in the late-nineteenth century and a lumber company in the early-twentieth century. He also worked as a surveyor, a magistrate, and a broker for naval stores. He was involved in Democratic politics Columbus County. Albert W. Buffkin died March 3, 1921.


2.4 Linear Feet (Contains 2 document boxes and 1 oversize box)

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This collection is arranged into the following series: Genealogical Research, 2005; Correspondence, 1889-1930; Financial and Legal Materials, 1782-1924; Political Pamphlets and Reprints, 1904-1912.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by David C. Buffkin on May 24, 2005.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Caroline Waller in Summer 2021.

Buffkin Family Papers
Caroline Waller
2021 June 18
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository