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Boyce Family Papers, 1767-1976

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2019-003

Content Description

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.

Dates

  • 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.

Extent

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

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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.

Related Materials

Boyce Family. (NCR VF NAMES)

Boyce, Moffatt Grier. "The Descendants of James Boyes and Margeret Morehead." s.l.: Boyce, 1977?. (NCR 929.2 B7893 b78)

Condition Description

This collection contains very fragile items. Staff should closely monitor the use of this collection and should refrain from creating duplicate copies of items.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Shelia Bumgarner in 2005.
Title
Boyce Family Papers, 1767-1976
Status
Completed
Author
Shelia Bumgarner
Date
2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA