Milledge Family papers, 1742-1851


Milledge, John, 1721-1781. Milledge Family papers, 1742-1851

Milledge Family papers, 1742-1851

This collection contains the papers of John Milledge I, John Milledge II, and John Milledge III. They are divided into the following groups: personal papers, legal documents, miscellaneous, and photocopies. The last three folders contain photocopies of some of the papers of John Milledge II held by various institutions. The collection also includes a microfilm reel of Milledge correspondence belonging to the Duke University Library.

1 box (.50 cubic feet)

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