Boyce Family Papers, 1767-1976
The Boyce Family Papers is a collection of private materials chronicling the lives of James Boyce (1740-1803) and his descendants for over two hundred years. The land and Bible records, as well as letters offer researchers a unique glimpse of agricultural life in the Carolina back-country. Other records in the collection include photographs, as well as land surveys, deeds for slaves, sales receipts, doctor bills and other legal documents. Materials are dated 1767-1976.
- 1767 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to duplicate or publish material for any collection belonging to the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room must be obtained by Library staff.
2.25 Linear Feet (1 legal, full-sized document box 1 oversize flat case)
3.11 Cubic Feet (1 legal, full-sized document box 1 oversize flat case)
Language of Materials
The Boyce Family Papers is a collection of private materials chronicling the lives of James Boyce (1740-1803) and his descendants for over two hundred years. This collection contains land surveys and land records, bills of sale of enslaved peoples, wills, tax receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, vital and marriage records, family Bible, chattel mortgages, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials relating to the Boyce family. Materials are dated 1767-1976.
There are 14 series in this collection: Jane Flannigan, 1767-1768; James Boyce (1740-1803), 1775-1803; Samuel Boyce (1740-1803), 1811-1843; Joseph Haynes, 1805-1815; Miscellaneous, 1891-1992; Bible Records, c1815-c1841; Aaron Griffith, 1813-1815; Elam B. Boyce (1816-1844), 1816-1845; James Walker, 1817-1846; Samuel Amzi Boyce (1815-1880), 1844-1896; Eliza Boyce, 1885-1894; Boyce Sisters, 1896; Charles Abner Griffith, 1896-1909; Boyce/Griffith Family Photographs, 1850-1976.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated to the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room by Harry Smith on in January 1995.
This collection contains very fragile items. Staff should closely monitor the use of this collection and should refrain from creating duplicate copies of items.
The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Shelia Bumgarner in 2005.
- Bible records Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Boyce Family, 1767-1976
- Chattel mortgages Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Family Papers/Genealogy Subject Source: Local sources
- Land grants Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Slavery Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Boyce Family Papers, 1767-1976
- Shelia Bumgarner
- Language of description
- Script of description
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