University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the David B. Gillespie Papers, 1822, [ca. late 1820s], undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gillespie, David B., 1774-1829
Title: Gillespie, David B., papers
Dates: 1822, [ca. late 1820s], undated
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 87-336
Extent: 5 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

"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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gillespie, David B., 1774-1829 -- Archives.
Gillespie family.
Horner, Francis.
Subjects
Actions and defenses -- North Carolina.
Legal documents -- North Carolina.
Places
Westbrook (N.C.) -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David B. Gillespie Papers, 1822, [ca. late 1820s], undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/E480 Papers, 1822, [ca. late 1820s], undated