History Resources by
John A. McGeachy

Jack_McGeachy@ncsu.edu

Revised 8 Jan. 2018


From the "Cape Fear Sketches:"

Cape Fear Sketches & Loafer Ramblings by the author of the Wilmington Whistling Society ORDER FORM

Revolutionary Reminiscences from the "Cape Fear Sketches" (History 590, December 2001)

Snake Take de Hoe Cake: The Tale of Jim Paget from the "Cape Fear Sketches" (History 598, May 2001)

Travel on the Cape Fear River in the Colonial Period (History 564, Dec. 2000)


Other "Cape Fear Sketches" resources:

Photographs of John D. Jones' grave in Greenville, S.C.

Marginalia in "Letter from the Mountains, No. 2"


Wilkes County, N.C., Pleas & Quarter Session Minutes:

Transcriptions (1798 - 1868) available from this editor


New Hanover County, N.C., Pleas & Quarter Session Minutes:

Transcriptions (1809 - 1868) available from this editor

PDF files of the Indexes of the New Hanover P&Q transcriptions are available here:

          Minutes, 1809-1813           Minutes, 1814-1818           Minutes, 1818-1821
          Minutes, 1822-1825           Minutes, 1827-1830           Minutes, 1831-1834
          Minutes, 1835-1838           Minutes, 1839-1841           Minutes, 1842-1843
          Minutes, 1844-1845           Minutes, 1846-1847           Minutes, 1848-1849
          Minutes, 1850-1851           Minutes, 1852-1853           Minutes, 1854-1855
          Minutes, 1856-1857           Minutes, 1857-1858           Minutes, 1858-1859
          Minutes, 1859-1860           Minutes, 1860-1862           Minutes, 1863-1865
          Minutes, 1865-1866           Minutes, 1867-1868


Wilmington newspaper resources:

Eclectic index to The Commercial (1846-1850) and Tri-Weekly Commercial (1850-Aug. 19, 1854)

Notes from the Wilmington Chronicle (1840-1851)


Other History Papers:

Cents and Sensibility, part 1; part 2 in The Numismatist, June 2002 (History 598, Spring 2001)

A Dreamer's Speculations: The Financial Plight of Archibald D. Murphey (History 561, May 2002)

In Sherman's Wake: Refugees of the March Through the Carolinas (History 546, May 2003)

Thaddeus Shaw Page and the Victory Loan Train of 1945 (History 586, Dec. 1998)


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