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Spratt Family Papers

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Spratt Family Papers

Inventory of the papers of the Spratt family

Summary Information

University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives
Spratt family.
Spratt family papers
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1835-1877
Date [inclusive]
14.0 Items
Mixed materials [Box]
Photocopies of correspondence, memoirs, genealogical material, and clippings relating to the descendants of Thomas Spratt, one of the first white settlers in Mecklenburg County. Includes a memoir (1875) of Thomas Dryden Spratt with references to the disputed Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

Preferred Citation note

Spratt Family Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Scope and Contents note

All items are photocopies. 1. Seven pages of notes and anecdotes from the Revolution, no author, no date. Names mentioned include John B. Bamett, Susan Barnett, Capt. Jack Tarleton, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, John Williams, Currie family of Caswell Co. 2. Letter to Brother from (L.M McRee?), Kirkville, Ala., May 18, 1835 includes letter to Sister, addressed to T.D. Spratt, Fort Mill. 3. Letter to Niece from' Sam Woods, Orange Co., August 10, 1835, addressed to Widow Margaret Woods, Chester District, SC. 4. Letter to Sister from Your Brother James, includes note to My Dear son from Your Pa, Selma, Dec. 22, 1842. Addressed to Miss Margaret McRee, Fort Mill, York District. 5. Newspaper article reporting on patriotic speech given by T. D. Spratt, in the "Hornets' Nest and True Southron", Charlotte, NC, November 16, 1850. 6. Letter to My Dear Children from John Killian, Catawba Co., Feb. 21st, 1854. Addressed to Frances M. Killian, Chesterville, SC. 7. Letter to My Dear Brother from R. D. Spratt, Florida, April (?8). No address. 8. Letter to My Dear Son Barney from T. D. Spratt, no date, no address. 9. "Recollections of the Spratt Family", July 1875, by T. D. Spratt. 10. Newspaper article, Mecklenburg Neighbors, May 18, 1988, "Bag Held Memoirs, and a Niche in Pre-Revolution History" - interview with Ann Spratt Wilson. 11. Newspaper article,"Homes of the Signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration by Gen. Thomas Polk, Charlotte Daily Observer, May 4, 1913. 12. Lineage chart, "Progenitors of Bamett McRee Spratt & Frances Killian Spratt" 4 pages. 13. Lineage chart, "Descendants of Bamett McRee Spratt and Frances Killian Spratt, 1875-1968" 5 pages. 14. Lineage chart, "One Line of Descendants of Thomas Spratt - First White Settler in Mecklenburg" 2 pages.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives 1988

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Copies of originals in possession of Ann Spratt Wilson, 1988.

Processing Information note

Processed by Randy Penninger, 1988.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Spratt family.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Mecklenburg County (N.C.)--History

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