A Guide to the David B. Gillespie Papers, 1822, [ca. late 1820s], undated
Born in Duplin County, North Carolina, surveyor David B. Gillespie (1774-1829) graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1795 before joining Andrew Ellicott to mark the boundary of the United States in the area of Natchez, Mississippi. Additionally, Gillespie fought in the War of 1812 and served in the North Carolina Legislature.
"David Gillespie Papers, 1797-1799, 1825." Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Accessed April 19, 2011. http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/g/Gillespie,David.html.
Comprised of a letter, fragments of legal documents, and a list of accounts, the David B. Gillespie Papers, 1822, [ca. late 1820s], undated, document the legal and business activities of Gillespie during the early 19th century. A December 29, 1822, letter from Gillespie at Westbrook, North Carolina, to Francis Horner concerns the estate of Archibald and James Gillespie, while an undated list of accounts itemizes the names and purchases of individuals for merchandise. Fragments of three legal documents, [ca. 1820s], contain a list of questions and two legal arguments or letters, discussing lawsuits involving Mr. [Andrez or Andry?] and Gillespie in the late 1820s.
This collection is open for research use.
David B. Gillespie Papers, 1822, [ca. late 1820s], undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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