SPAIGHT, Richard Dobbs, Jr., 1796-1850


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Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 2 items.


Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1757-1853, 14 items.
The letters and papers of Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr., and of his father, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr., establishing the claim of the elder Spaight to a large tract of land in Craven County; and a paper endorsing a political appointment, 1785. The papers of Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr., include a certificate of William Hill’s appointment as secretary of state, 1836, and a letter from William Gaston, concerning a meeting of the trustees of a New Bern theater.


North Carolina State Department of Archives and History
Raleigh, NC
Papers: In the John Heritage Bryan Collection, 1716-1907, 2300 items.
Persons represented include Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr.

Papers: In the Katherine Clark Pendleton Conway Collection, 1769-1877, 2200 items.
Persons represented include Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr.

Papers: In the Frederick Gregg Collection, 1721-1867, 76 items.
Persons represented include Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr.

Papers: In the Miscellaneous Papers Collection, 1689-1912, 650 items.
Persons represented include Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library
Manuscripts Department, Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In the Donnell Family Papers, 1795-1869, 0.5 linear foot.
The papers cover the estate of Richard Dobbs Spaight, Jr. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.