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Blanton-Black. Collection, 1830-1929

Identifier: DC102

Scope and Contents

The collection consists correspondence, financial documents, notebooks, and printed materials. The correspondence folders include letters written to Mrs. Nancy Blanton, primarily by family members and letters to Samuel Lacy Black. The letters in the Black folder include personal correspondence along with military, financial and work-related papers. There are forms from the Bank of Davidson (checks and receipts) in this folder. The folder of Cadwell, Wharey, Overton and Lowrance letters includes a letter written in March 1865 describing Civil War activities and a 1923 letter to the West End Presbyterian Church concerning Sunday School work. The financial documents include small ledgers, receipts, and notices, primarily for the Blanton family. The notebooks include Bess Wharey's diary and a C.L. Grey's book with family genealogy and school records. The printed materials include travel documents for Mary Black and her companion Miss Richards. These documents include tickets, itineraries, maps and souvenirs from trips to Europe, Canada and Western US in the 1920s.


  • Creation: 1830

Biographical / Historical

Mrs. Nancy L. Blanton was the mother of Elizabeth and Mary Blanton. Elizabeth married James Morton Wharey. James and Mary's daughters into the Grey family. Their son James Blanton Wharey graduated from Davidson College in 1892. His brother-inl-laws were also Davidson graduates, William R. Grey, 1884 and Charles Lester Grey, 1892. The connection with the Black family may come through having lived in the same house as Mrs. C. Black purchased the Grey home in 1919.


1 boxes (1 box)



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Processed on 2016

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository