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Samuel and Sarah Wait Papers

Finding Aid & Inventory

Samuel Wait (1789-1867) was a Baptist minister and first President of Wake Forest Institute, later Wake Forest University. Wait was born and raised in New England and married Sarah (Sally) Merriam in 1818. This collection includes correspondence between Samuel and Sally during his journeys; correspondence with government and church officials, family members, and others; Sally's journal (1814-1817) and Samuel's journal (1826-1833); other writings; financial, legal, and other documents relating to the Wait family, the Baptist church, and Wake Forest Institute; photographs, including portraits of Samuel and Sally; and a few personal posessions.

Biographical and Historical Note

Samuel Wait was born in Washington, New York, December 19th, 1789. He was baptized in Vermont, March 12, 1809, and ordained at Sharon Church, Norfolk Conty, Massachusetts, June 3, 1818. Feeling the need of the best possible preparation for the work to which he had committed his life, he went to Columbian College, now George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. Although he pursued his course at Columbian College, that institution was not empowered to confer degrees, so he received his degree from Watersville, Maine. For a time he was a tutor in Columbian College. He then came to North Carolina in February 1827, on a collecting tour for the college. While in New Bern, he made such a favorable impression on the Baptists of the place that they called him to be their pastor, and he assumed pastoral charge of the church in November 1827.

Soon after settling in New Bern he began to labor for two things: the organizing of a convention and the founding of a Baptist newspaper. He saw both of these things accomplished and was the moving spirit in laying the foundation of their success. He was the first Corresponding Secretary of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, and while traveling over the state in the interest of missions he solicited and received subscriptions for a Baptist newspaper, which he regarded as a necessity for the success of the denomination. Thus he prepared the way for the  Biblical Recorder, which a little later began to be published.

In 1832 the Baptists, realizing the necessity for a school where preachers might be educated, decided to establish a Manual Labor School at Wake Forest, and chose Dr. Wait as principal of the school. He accepted the trust, and from 1833 to 1846, a period of fourteen years, Dr. Wait was president of this institution. He retired from the presidency in 1846 and was pastor of a church in Yanceyville until 1851, when he became president of Oxford Female College. In 1856 he retired from this position and spent the remainder of his life in the home of his only child, Ann Eliza Wait Brewer, at Wake Forest College. (For more information see A History of the Tar River Baptist Association, 1830-1921. by Thomas J. Taylor, pp. 32.)

Collection Overview

This collection documents the lives and work of Samuel and Sarah (Sally) Wait. Materials in the collection include correspondence between Samuel and Sally during his journeys in North Carolina; their correspondence with government and church officials, family members, and others; Sally's journal (1814-1817) and Samuel's journal (1826-1833); various financial, legal, and other documents relating to the Wait family, the Baptist church, and the creation and administration of Wake Forest Institute; photographs, including portraits of Samuel and Sally; miscellaneous writings by Samuel; and a few personal posessions.

Collection Inventory

  • Biographical Files
    • Biographical sketches and related materials (circa 1860-1950) box 1 folder 1
    • Family notes and letters (1830-1959) box 1 folder 2
    • Genealogical records (undated) box 1 folder 3
    • Descendants of Thomas Wait materials (1904-1975) box 1 folder 4
  • Correspondence (1813-1897)
    • (1813-1817) box 1 folder 5
      • Sally Merriam to Jonathan Merriam (1813 October 14)
      • Elon Galusha to Samuel Wait (1814 June 17)
      • Betsy Fisher to Sally Merriam (1816 May 6)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Sally Merriam (1814 October 16)
      • Azubah Waite to Samuel Wait (1816 September 17)
      • J[onathan] Merriam, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1816 November 15)
      • Silvanus Haynes to Samuel Wait (1816 December 7)
      • Elijah Hewins to Samuel Wait (1816 December 9)
      • Jonathan Merriam to Samuel Wait (1817 April 8)
      • Isaac Griswold to Samuel Wait (1817 May 1)
      • Silvanus Haynes to Samuel Wait (1817 June 10)
      • Smith Wait (?) to Samuel Wait (1817 November 12)
      • Smith Wait (?) to Samuel Wait (1817 November 13)
    • (1818-1819) box 1 folder 6
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1818 July 26)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1818 March 10)
      • Lydia C. and Mary Meriam to Sally Wait (1818 September 25)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel Wait (1818 December 2)
      • C[ynthia] C. Meriam to Sally Wait (1819 January 3)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel Wait (1819 February 3)
      • Lydia Meriam to Sally Wait (1819 April 21)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1819 June 17)
      • Jonathan Meriam Jr. and Sr. to Samuel Wait (1819 August 15)
      • Achsah Olin to Sally Wait (1819 August 26)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel Wait (1819 October 26)
      • Mrs. P. Meriam to Samuel Wait (1819 December 19)
    • (1820) box 1 folder 7
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1820 March 28)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1820 April 7)
      • Sarah M. Wait and Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1820 April 24)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1820 April 28)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1820 May 19)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1820 June 4)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1820 June 25)
      • Harriet Reynolds to Sarah Wait (1820 July 3)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1820 July 3)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1820 July 23)
      • Abiel Fisher, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1820 July 29)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1820 July 29)
      • Sally Wait to Jonathan Meriam (?) (1820 August 18)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1820 August 24)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1820 August 30)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1820 August 31)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1820 September 30)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1820 October 26)
      • Harriet Reynolds to Sarah Wait (1820 November 16)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1820 November 21)
      • Hiram Wait to Samuel Wait (1820 December 3)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1820 December 10)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1820 December 11)
      • Sarah Wait to Jonatham Meriam Jr. and Sr. (1820 December 20)
      • Sally Wait (?) to Sally Meriam (1820 December 24)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. J. Meriam and Samuel Wait to Sarah Wait (1820 December 27)
    • (1821 January-May) box 1 folder 8
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 January 14)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Sally Wait (1821 January 21)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1821 January 21)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 February 24)
      • Sally Wait to Jonathan Meriam, Jr. (1821 March 4)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1821 March 14)
      • Abiel Fisher, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1821 March 21)
      • Elijah Hewins, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1821 March 26)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 March 27)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1821 April 5)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1821 April 11)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1821 April 21)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1821 May 8)
      • Jonathan Going to Samuel Wait (1821 May 12)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 May 12)
      • Abiel Fisher, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1821 May 13)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 May 27)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1821 May 28)
    • (1821 June-December) box 1 folder 9
      • Hiram and Martha Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 June 8)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 June 17)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1821 July 5)
      • A[bel] W. Meriam to Sally Wait (1821 July 10)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 July 19)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1821 August 7)
      • Thomas Barrett to Samuel Wait (1821 August 20)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1821 September 3)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 October 7)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1821 October 21)
      • H[enry] Keeling to Samuel Wait (1821 November 1)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 November 8)
      • Nathan Sarned to Samuel Wait, received 1821 December 2, 1821 December 12 (1821 November 24)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1821 December 21)
      • Mary Meriam to Sally Wait (1821 December 28)
    • (1822 January-June) box 1 folder 10
      • Sally Wait to Aunt, marked (1822?) (1822)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1822 January 8)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1822 January 17)
      • Jacob Powers to Sally Wait (1822 January 26)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1822 February 3)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 February 8)
      • Samuel W. Lynd to Samuel Wait (1822 February 9)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 February 17)
      • Nathaniel Kendrick to Samuel Wait (1822 February 23)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1822 February 27)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 March 10)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 March 24)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 March 31)
      • John C. Harrison to Samuel Wait (1822 April 8)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 April 14)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1822 May 1)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 May 19)
      • Harriet Reynolds to Sarah Wait (1822 June 6)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1822 June 13)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 June 16)
    • (1822 July-December) box 2 folder 1
      • H[enry] Keeling to Samuel Wait (1822 July 1)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1822 July 10)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 July 14)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 July 24)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1822 July 29)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1822 August 2)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 August 4)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 August 15)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1822 August 16)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 August 25)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 October 8)
      • Enoch Reynolds to Samuel Wait (1822 October 10)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1822 October 23)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 October 27)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1822 November 9)
      • Henry H. Burrington and Hiram Wait to Samuel Wait (1822 November 27)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait  (1822 December 3)
    • (1823 January-September) box 2 folder 2
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1823 January 19)
      • Sarah and Jonathan Meriam to Jonathan Meriam, Jr. and Sally Wait (1823 February 2)
      • Achsah Olin and Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1823 February 15)
      • Jacub M. Peale (?) to Sarah Wait (1823 February 19)
      • Isaac Meriam to Sally Wait (1823 March 2)
      • Achsah Olin to Sally Wait (1823 March 30)
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1823 March 30)
      • Abel W. Meriam to Sally Wait (1823 April 9)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1823 April 9)
      • Cynthia C. Meriam to Sally Wait (1823 April 16)
      • H[enry] H. and B[etsy] Burrington to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1823 May 19)
      • Isaac Meriam to Sally Wait (1823 July 19 (?))
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1823 July 19)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1823 August 6)
      • Sarah and Jonathan Meriam to Sally Wait (1823 August 9)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1823 August 17)
      • A[lexis] Caswell to Samuel Wait (1823 August 23)
      • Isaac Meriam to Sally Wait (1823 August 25)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1823 September 7)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1823 September 14)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1823 September 16)
      • Rollin C. and Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1823 September 24)
    • (1823 October-December) box 2 folder 3
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel Wait (1823 October 26)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1823 October 30)
      • Betsy Fisher, to Sarah Wait (1823 November 9)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Samuel and Sally Wait (1823 November 10)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1823 November 12)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel Wait (1823 November 13)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1823 November 15)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1823 November 20)
      • Mary Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1823 November 20)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1823 November 22)
      • Abel W. Meriam to Samuel Wait (1823 November 28)
      • Achsah Olin to Sally Wait (1823 November 30)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1823 December 4)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1823 December 14)
      • Mylon Meriam to Sally Wait (1823 December 15)
      • Rollin C. Meriam to Sally Wait (1823 December 24)
      • Harriet Chase to Sally Wait (1823 December 28)
    • (1824 January-June) box 2 folder 4
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 January 1)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 January 4)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 January 11)
      • Jedediah Smith to Samuel Wait (1824 February 7)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1824 February 7)
      • Abel W. Meriam to Samuel Wait (1824 February 8)
      • Lydia Meriam Powers to Sally Wait (1824 April 21)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 April 25)
      • R[obert] W. Cushman to Samuel Wait (1824 April 28)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 June 4)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., and Charlotte Sherwood to Sally Wait (1824 June 11)
      • Harriet Chase to Sally Wait (1824 June 16)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1824 June 18)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 June 21)
      • Charles Wing to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 June 24)
    • (1824 July-December) box 2 folder 5
      • Harriet Chase to Sally Wait (1824 July 24)
      • C. Conant to Samuel Wait  (1824 August 8)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 August 9)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1824 August 9)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1824 August 9)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1824 August 16)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1824 August 19)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1824 August 19)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1824 August 20)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1824 August 20)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1824 August 26)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1824 August 28)
      • Abel W. Meriam to Sally Wait (1824 August 30)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 October 25)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Sally Wait (1824 October 31)
      • R[obert] W. Cushman to Samuel Wait (1824 November 11)
      • C. Sherwood to Sally Wait (1824 November 26)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 December 4)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel and Sally Wait (1824 December 15)
    • (1825) box 2 folder 6
      • Baron Stow to Samuel Wait (1825 (?))
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1825 January 2)
      • Isaac Meriam to Sally Wait (1825 January 23)
      • Sarah and Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1825 January 23)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Samuel and Sally Wait (1825 January 28)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1825 January 30)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Henry Olin (1825 February 22)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1825 February 22)
      • Harriet Reynolds to Sarah Wait (1825 March 25)
      • Sarah and Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1825 June 15)
      • Abiel Fisher, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1825 May 20)
      • Sarah and Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1825 September 18)
      • C[ynthia] C. Meriam to Sally Wait (1825 October 6)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1825 October 15)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1825 December 2)
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Samuel and Sally Wait (1825 December 10)
      • Jonathan, Jr. and Achsah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1825 December 25)
    • (1826 January-May) box 2 folder 7
      • Daniel Hascall to Samuel Wait (1826 January 23)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1826 January 26)
      • Samuel Wait to Jonathan Meriam, Jr. (1826 February 17)
      • Harriet Chase to Sally Wait (1826 February 24)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel Wait (1826 February 27)
      • Henry C. Martindale to Sally Wait (1826 March 13)
      • N. W. Worthington to Samuel Wait (1826 March 13)
      • Cynthia C. Meriam to Sally Wait (1826 March 19)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1826 March 20)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1826 March 22)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1826 March 24)
      • John Conant to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1826 March 26)
      • Elon Galusha to Samuel Wait (1826 March 30)
      • Alva Woods to Samuel Wait (1826 April 24)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1826 May 13)
      • Ann Eliza Wait to Samuel Wait (1826 May 22)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1826 May 27)
    • (1826 June-August) box 2 folder 8
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1826 June 11)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel Wait (1826 June 18)
      • Leavitt Hewins to Samuel Wait (1826 June 21)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1826 June 25)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1826 June 27)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1826 June 28)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1826 June 30)
      • Peter Chase to Samuel Wait (1826 July 2)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1826 July 2)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1826 July 8)
      • Samuel Wait to H[enry] H. Burrington (1826 July 17)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1826 July 18)
      • Sylvanus Haynes to Samuel Wait (1826 August 4)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1826 August 30)
      • A[lexis] Caswell to Samuel Wait (1826 August 31)
    • (1826 September-December) box 3 folder 1
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1826 September 19)
      • A[lexis] Caswell to Samuel Wait (1826 October 4)
      • Samuel Wait to Ann Eliza Wait (1826 October 7)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1826 October 23)
      • William Staughton to Samuel Wait (1826 October 25)
      • Thomas Sewall to Samuel Wait (1826 October 29)
      • Samuel Wait to Ann Eliza Wait (1826 November 1)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1826 November 7)
      • A[lexis] Caswell to Samuel Wait (1826 November 15)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1826 November 17)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1826 December 11)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1826 December 17)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1826 December 25)
      • Samuel H. Smith to Samuel Wait (1826 December 26)
    • (1827 January-March) box 3 folder 2
      • William Staughton to Samuel Wait (1827 January 3)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1827 January 15)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1827 January 21)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1827 January 27)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1827 January 29)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1827 February 6)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1827 February 6)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1827 February 12)
      • Leavitt Hewins to Samuel Wait (1827 February 15)
      • A[lexis] Caswell to Samuel Wait (1827 February 16)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1827 February 25)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1827 February 26)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1827 March 4)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1827 March 9)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1827 March 10)
      • F. W. Emmons to Samuel Wait (1827 March 23)
      • Basil Manly to Samuel Wait (1827 March 23)
      • A[lexis] Caswell to Samuel Wait (1827 March 24)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1827 March 26)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1827 March 27)
    • (1827 April-December) box 3 folder 3
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1827 April 15)
      • Sarah Meriam and Jacob Powers to Sally Wait (1827 April 19)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1827 April 30)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1827 April 30)
      • Samuel Wait to Ann Eliza Wait (1827 June 11)
      • Samuel Wait to A. B. Brown (1827 June 14)
      • J. W. Sawyer to Samuel Wait (1827 June 26)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1827 June 27)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Sally Wait (1827 July 2)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1827 July 6)
      • James Riggs to Samuel Wait (1827 August 10)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1827 August 25)
      • Jacob Powers to Samuel Wait (1827 September 15)
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1827 October 20)
    • (1828-1829) box 3 folder 4
      • Leavitt Hewins to Samuel Wait (1828 February 12)
      • Robert B. Sample to Samuel Wait (1828 February 14)
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1828 February 24)
      • Robert B. Sample to Samuel Wait (1828 April 2)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1828 April 19)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1828 April 20)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1828 May 22)
      • Sarah and A[bel] W. Meriam to Sally Wait (1828 August 24)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1828 November 6)
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (December 27 1828)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1829 January 31)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait (1829 March 29)
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1829 July 19)
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait  (1829 November 10)
    • (1830 January-May) box 3 folder 5
      • William J. Finlay to Samuel Wait (1830)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel Wait (1830 February 4)
      • Howard Malcom to Samuel Wait (1830 February 12)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1830 February 16)
      • Samuel Wait to Leavitt Hewins (1830 March 10)
      • Sally Wait to Leavill Hewins (1830 March 30)
      • Samuel Wait to Howard Malcom (1830 April 24)
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1830 April 25)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1830 April 26)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1830 May 25)
    • (1830 June-December) box 3 folder 6
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel Wait (1830 June 11)
      • Robert B. Howell to Samuel Wait (1830 June 14)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1830 June 21)
      • Noah Davis to Samuel Wait (1830 June 26)
      • Rollin C. Meriam to Sally Wait (1830 July 26)
      • Samuel Wait to Howard Malcom (1830 August 3)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1830 August 16)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1830 August 19)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1830 August 26)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1830 September 9)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1830 October 5)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1830 October 5)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1830 October 24)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1830 November 12)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1830 December 16)
    • (1831 January-June) box 3 folder 7
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1831 January 2)
      • A[bel] W. Meriam to Sarah Wait (1831)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1831 January 11)
      • Rollin C. Meriam to Sally Wait (1831 January 16)
      • Mary Meriam to Sally Wait (1831 February 11)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1831 February 12)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait  (1831 April 11)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1831 April 21)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1831 April 29)
      • Sally Wait to John Armstrong (1831 May 16)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1831 May 16)
      • William Hill Jordan to Samuel Wait (1831 June 7)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1831 June 9)
      • Rollin C. Meriam to Sally Wait (1831 June 11)
      • Eli Ball to Samuel Wait (1831 June 13)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1831 June 14)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1831 June 24)
    • (1831 July-December) box 3 folder 8
      • C[harles] R. Meriam to Sally Wait (1831 July 17)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1831 July 20)
      • H. H. Burrington to Samuel and Sally Wait (1831 August 28)
      • Nathaniel G. Smith to Samuel Wait (1831 September 10)
      • Sarah Meriam to R[ollin] C. Meriam (1831 September 18)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1831 September 21)
      • William Dowd to Samuel Wait (1831 October 4)
      • John Armstrong to Samuel Wait (1831 October 20)
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1831 November 20)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1831 December 20)
      • James Gatlin Hall to Samuel Wait (1831 December 28)
      • Thomas Meredith to Samuel Wait (1831 December 28)
    • (1832) box 3 folder 9
      • Rollin C. Meriam to Sally Wait (1832 January 3)
      • Samuel Wait to Abbott's Creek Baptist Church (1832 January 24)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1832 January 25)
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1832 February 9)
      • William Rosser Hinton to Samuel Wait (1832 March 14)
      • William Dowd to Samuel Wait (1832 April 24)
      • William Rosser Hinton to Samuel Wait (1832 May 9)
      • Hiram Wait to Samuel Wait (1832 July 2)
      • A[bel] W. Meriam to Sally Wait (1832 July 21)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1832 October 10)
    • (1833) box 4 folder 1
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1833 March 11)
      • John Armstrong to Samuel Wait (1833 April 22)
      • Stephen Pleasant to Samuel Wait (1833 April 23)
      • Ira Mason Allen to Samuel Wait (1833 May 25)
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1833 June 30)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1833 July 3)
      • C[harles] R. Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1833 July 6)
      • James Gatlin Hall to Samuel Wait (1833 July 10)
      • William Hill Jordan to Samuel Wait (1833 July 17)
      • John Armstrong to Samuel Wait (1833 July 24)
      • A[bram] M[aer] Poindexter to Samuel Wait (1833 August 1)
      • James Martin to Samuel Wait (1833 August 16)
      • D. Kendall to Samuel Wait (1833 August 20)
      • John Kerr to Samuel Wait (1833 September 4)
      • Nathaniel G. Smith to Samuel Wait (1833 September 9)
      • Alfred Dockery to Samuel Wait (1833 September 12)
      • R. W. Lawson to Samuel Wait (1833 September 12)
      • C[harles] R. Meriam to Sally Wait (1833 October 6)
      • D. Kendall to Samuel Wait (1833 October 12)
      • A[bram] M[aer] Poindexter to Samuel Wait (1833 October 14)
      • Billington M. Sanders to Samuel Wait (1833 October 15)
      • James Dennis to Samuel Wait (1833 October 28)
      • John Armstrong to Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (1833 November 1)
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1833 November 12)
      • C[harles] R. Meriam to Sally Wait (1833 November 13)
    • (1834-1835) box 4 folder 2
      • Samuel Wait to Alexis Caswell (1834 February 23)
      • Samuel Wait to John Armstrong (1834 March 4)
      • Samuel Wait to Thomas Meredith (1834 March 31)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1834 May 7)
      • Nathaniel G. Smith to Samuel Wait (1834 June 10)
      • Irah M. Chase to Samuel Wait (1834 August 27)
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1835 January 22)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel and Sally Wait (1835 February 23)
      • Euzelian [Literary] Society to Sally Wait (1835 June 26)
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1835 July 12)
      • Philomathesian [Literary] Society to Sarah Wait (1835 August 8)
      • John Conant to Samuel Wait  (1835 August 13)
      • Samuel Wait to William Hill Jordan (1835 November 21)
      • Elijah Hewins, Jr., to Samuel Wait (1835 December 6)
      • Lewis DuPre to Samuel Wait (1835 December 13)
    • (1836) box 4 folder 3
      • Joseph B. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1836)
      • A[bel] W. Meriam to Charles R. Meriam (1836 January 6)
      • A[bel] W. Meriam to Charles R. Meriam (1836 January 18)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1836 February 5)
      • W. A. Atkinson to Samuel Wait (1836 February 27)
      • James Gatlin Hall to Samuel Wait (1836 May 30)
      • James Martin to Samuel Wait (1836 April 16)
      • Euzelian [Literary] Society to Samuel Wait (1836 April 30)
      • Charles Worth Skinner to Samuel Wait (1836 May 16)
      • Nathaniel G. Smith to Samuel Wait (1836 May 31)
      • Philomathesian [Literary] Society to Samuel Wait (1836 June)
      • David Justice to Samuel Wait (1836 June 9)
      • Sarah Meriam to Charles R. Meriam (1836 July 3)
      • Malthus David Freeman to Samuel Wait (1836 July 5)
      • Mylon Meriam to Samuel Wait (1836 August 6)
      • William Dowd to Samuel Wait (1836 August 9)
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1836 September 4)
      • James Martin to Samuel Wait (1836 October 12)
      • Lewis Bond to Samuel Wait (1836 October 29)
      • Billington M. Sanders to Samuel Wait (1836 November 3)
      • H. H. Burrington to Samuel and Sally Wait (1836 November 7)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel and Sally Wait (1836 December 2)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1836 December 5)
    • (1837 January-May) box 4 folder 4
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1837 January 9)
      • Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1837 February 9)
      • Basil Manly to Samuel Wait (1837 February 20)
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1837 March 10)
      • Charles Worth Skinner to Samuel Wait (1837 March 13)
      • Daniel Ford Richardson to Samuel Wait (1837 April 1)
      • A[bel] W. Meriam to Samuel Wait (1837 April 3)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1837 April 10)
      • Philomathesian [Literary] Society to Sarah Wait (1837 April 10)
      • H. A. Wilcox to Samuel Wait (1837 April 11)
      • A[bel] W. Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1837 April 18)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1837 April 27)
      • A[bel] W. and Sarah Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1837 May 7)
      • B. F. Biddle to Samuel Wait (1837 May 15)
    • (1837 June-December) box 4 folder 5
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1837 June 13)
      • A[bel] W. Meriam to Sarah Wait (1837 July 18)
      • F. Smith (?) to Samuel Wait (1837 July 30)
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1837 August 16)
      • Thomas Graves to Samuel Wait (1837 August 16)
      • David Thompson to Samuel Wait (1837 September 14)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1837 October 13)
      • Sally Wait to Ann Eliza Wait (1837 October 16)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1837 November 3)
      • Samuel Randall to Samuel Wait (1837 November 7)
      • Beriah N. Leach to Samuel Wait (1837 November 17)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1837 November 20)
      • Charles Worth Skinner to Samuel Wait (1837 November 26)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1837 December 1)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1837 December 25)
      • Daniel Hascall to Samuel Wait (1837 December 29)
    • (1838 January-July) box 4 folder 6
      • H. A. Wilcox to Samuel Wait (1838 February 1)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sally Wait (1838 February 6)
      • Joseph B. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1838 February 17)
      • Joseph B. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1838 February 28)
      • Ann Eliza Wait to Samuel Wait (1838 March 2)
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1838 March 15)
      • H. A. Wilcox to Samuel Wait (1838 March 22)
      • Jacob Powers to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1838 April 20)
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1838 April 22)
      • Henry Lee Graves to Samuel Wait (1838 May 3)
      • Billington M. Sanders to Samuel Wait (1838 June 13)
    • (1838 August-December) box 4 folder 7
      • Josiah John Finch to Samuel Wait (1838 September 3)
      • Sarah Meriam to Sally Wait (1838 September 9)
      • William Ruggles to Samuel Wait (1838 September 14)
      • Jacob Powers to Sarah Wait (1838 September 24)
      • Samuel Wait to Sarah Wait (1838 September 25)
      • Henry Lee Graves to Samuel Wait (1838 September 27)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1838 October 5 or 6)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1838 October 11)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1838 October 18)
      • Samuel Wait to Ann Eliza Wait (1838 October 24)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1838 October 25)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1838 October 28)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1838 October 31)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1838 November 1)
      • Charles Worth Skinner to Samuel Wait (1838 November 22)
    • (1839) box 4 folder 8
      • Joseph B. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1839 February 2)
      • Philomathesian [Literary] Society to Samuel Wait (1839 February 6)
      • William J. Finlay to Samuel Wait  (1839 February 14)
      • Washington L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1839 March 10)
      • Jacob Powers to Sarah Wait (1839 March 15)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1839 March 18)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1839 March 27)
      • Ann Eliza Wait to Samuel Wait (1839 March 31)
      • Samuel Wait to John Brown White (1839 April 8)
      • A[bel] W. Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1839 May 10)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1839 June 24)
      • Michael Collins to Samuel Wait (1839 August 10)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1839 August 28)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1839 August 30)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1839 September 19)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1839 October 3)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1839 November 30)
      • Ann H. Dowd to Samuel and Sally Wait (1839 December 11)
    • (1840 January-June) box 4 folder 9
      • Charles Worth Skinner to Samuel Wait (1840 January 10)
      • Alfred Dockery to Samuel Wait (1840 January 20)
      • Lewis S[anderson] Foscue to Samuel Wait (1840 January 28)
      • Robert B. Crawford Howell to Samuel Wait (1840 February 18)
      • James McDaniel to Samuel Wait (1840 February 27)
      • Joseph B. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1840 March 12)
      • John Berry to Samuel Wait (1840 March 14)
      • Josiah John Finch to Samuel Wait (1840 April 12)
      • Otis Briggs to Samuel Wait (1840 April 23)
      • Henry H. Burrington to Samuel, Sally and Ann Eliza Wait (1840 May 1)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1840 May 7)
      • James Martin to Samuel Wait (1840 May 15)
      • J. C. Stevenson to Samuel Wait (1840 May 21)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1840 May 28)
      • George S. Stevenson to Samuel Wait (1840 June 4)
      • Josiah Barrett to Samuel Wait (1840 June 4)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1840 June 5)
      • J[ohn Robert] Oliver to Samuel Wait (1840 June 8)
      • Thomas Meredith to Samuel Wait (1840 June 13)
      • Benjamin F. Eborn to Samuel Wait (1840 June 14)
      • J. A. Brook to Samuel Wait (1840 June 30)
    • (1840 July-December) box 5 folder 1
      • William T. M. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1840 July 16)
      • Alfred Dockery to Samuel Wait (1840 July 21)
      • J. C. Goreham to Samuel Wait (1840 July 30)
      • Lucilla to Ann Eliza Wait (1840 August 3)
      • James D. Pemberton to Samuel Wait (1840 August 16)
      • David B. McGehee to Samuel Wait (1840 September 11)
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1840 September 21)
      • Robert McNabb to Samuel Wait (1840 September 30)
      • J. B. Ballard to Samuel Wait (1840 October 2)
      • Ira Mason Allen to Samuel Wait (1840 October 6)
      • Patrick Henry Winston to Samuel Wait (1840 October 30)
      • Abel W. Meriam to Sarah Wait (1840 November 2)
      • Alex[ander] A[rgo] Connella to Samuel Wait (1840 November 20)
      • W. J. Lockhart to Samuel Wait (1840 November 28)
      • James C. Dockery to Samuel Wait (1840 December 2)
      • John A. Moore to Samuel Wait (1840 December 29)
    • (1841 January-March) box 5 folder 2
      • Darius R. Bryant to Samuel Wait (1841 January 1)
      • Rufus Babcock to Samuel Wait (1841 January 8)
      • Calvin Graves to Samuel Wait (1841 January 13)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1841 January 14)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1841 January 15)
      • E. W. West to Samuel Wait (1841 January 16)
      • John Nicholson Washington to Samuel Wait (1841 January 19)
      • Mary P. White to Sarah Wait (1841 January 28)
      • Charles Worth Skinner to Samuel Wait (1841 January 31)
      • John A. Moore to Samuel Wait (1841 February 4)
      • William A. Morris to Samuel Wait (1841 February 15)
      • Samuel Bond to Samuel Wait (1841 February 24)
      • Richard James Hatch to Samuel Wait (1841 February 27)
      • D. W. Stone to Samuel Wait (1841 March 5)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1841 March 8)
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1841 March 8)
      • Washington L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1841 March 10)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1841 March 12)
      • James McDaniel to Samuel Wait (1841 March 16)
      • Samuel Jordan Wheeler to Samuel Wait (1841 March 22)
      • John S. Taylor to Samuel Wait (1841 March 24)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1841 March 29)
    • (1841 April-June) box 5 folder 3
      • John Nicholson Washington to Samuel Wait (1841 April 3)
      • Samuel Jordan Wheeler to Samuel Wait (1841 April 4)
      • Richard James Hatch to Samuel Wait (1841 April 15)
      • W[llis] W[hitaker] Childers to Samuel Wait (1841 April 15)
      • Thomas Wilcox to Samuel Wait (1841 April 21)
      • E. W. West to Samuel Wait (1841 April 22)
      • George Fennell to Samuel Wait (1841 April 23)
      • Sidney Weller to Samuel Wait (1841 April 24)
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1841 April 26)
      • David Thompson to Samuel Wait (1841 April 29)
      • Charles Worth Skinner to Samuel Wait (1841 May 10)
      • Otis Briggs to Samuel Wait (1841 May 11)
      • J[ohn Robert] Oliver to Samuel Wait (1841 May 15)
      • Joseph B. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1841 May 25)
      • Josiah John Finch to Samuel Wait (1841 May 25)
      • S[pencer] H[all] Lamb to Samuel Wait (1841 June 8)
      • William A. Morris to Samuel Wait (1841 June 8)
      • Nicholson Washington to Samuel Wait (1841 June 10)
      • T. C. Garrison to Samuel Wait (1841 June 14)
      • Benjamin W.Alford to Samuel Wait (1841 June 18)
    • (1841 July-September) box 5 folder 4
      • William T. M. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1841 July 3)
      • John Thomas Rascoe (1841 July 4)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1841 July 16)
      • Mikes Lamb to Samuel Wait (1841 July 21)
      • Robert McNabb to Samuel Wait (1841 July 23)
      • Joel Allen to Samuel Wait (1841 July 24)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1841 July 28)
      • Nicholson Washington to Samuel Wait (1841 July 28)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1841 July 29)
      • Josiah John Finch to Samuel Wait (1841 July 29)
      • F. Lamotte to Samuel Wait (1841 July 29)
      • Benjamin F. Eborn to Samuel Wait (1841 August 1)
      • Elijah Hester to Samuel Wait (1841 August 2)
      • D. W. Stone to Samuel Wait (1841 August 12)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1841 August 19)
      • R. T. Sanders to Samuel Wait (1841 August 26)
      • Samuel Jordan Wheeler to Samuel Wait (1841 August 26)
      • Samuel Jordan Wheeler to Samuel Wait (1841 September 2)
      • Henry Lee Graves to Samuel Wait (1841 September 3)
      • Nicholson Washington to Samuel Wait (1841 September 9)
      • William A. Morris to Samuel Wait (1841 September 21)
      • Thomas F. Ellerbee to Samuel Wait (1841 September 28)
    • (1841 October-December) box 5 folder 5
      • Washington L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1841 October 7)
      • Stephen M. Alsobrook to Samuel Wait (1841 October 8)
      • H. Stanley Wheeler to Samuel Wait (1841 October 12)
      • William A. Morris to Samuel Wait (1841 October 21)
      • Mikes Lamb to Samuel Wait (1841 November 2)
      • Nicholson Washington to Samuel Wait (1841 November 4)
      • James McDaniel to Samuel Wait (1841 November 8)
      • Samuel Jordan Wheeler to Samuel Wait (1841 November 12)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1841 November 20)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1841 December 7)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1841 December 24)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1841 December 27)
    • (1842) box 5 folder 6
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1842 January 17)
      • Hiram Wait to Samuel Wait (1842 January 24)
      • Samuel Wait to James Simpson Purify (1842 January 26)
      • Jacob Powers to Sarah Wait (1842 February 1)
      • Samuel Wait to Ann Eliza Wait (1842 February 11)
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1842 March 28)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1842 March 29)
      • Samuel Wait (?) to Sophia Smith (1842 April 27)
      • Lizzy Lindemann to Ann Eliza Wait (1842 June 4)
      • Ann Eliza Wait to Sarah Wait (1842 August 1)
      • Lizzy Lindemann to Ann Eliza Wait (1842 August 18)
      • Catherine Peat to Ann Eliza Wait (1842 August 29)
      • Sally Wait to Martha Meriam (1842 August 29)
      • Lizzy Lindemann to Ann Eliza Wait (1842 September 3)
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1842 September 26)
      • Samuel Wait to Horace Clark and Parents (1842 October 28)
      • Maxey Sanderlin to Samuel Wait (1842 November 30)
      • James Martin to Samuel Wait (1842 December 1)
    • (1843) box 5 folder 7
      • Alfred Dockery to Samuel Wait (1843 January 8)
      • Sallie to Ann Eliza Wait (1843 January 8)
      • Phebe Dozier to Ann Eliza Wait (1843 January 1)
      • Lizzy Lindemann to Ann Eliza Wait (1843 February 16)
      • Joshua John James to Samuel Wait (1843 March 1)
      • Z. Slade to Samuel Wait (1843 March 12)
      • Lizzy Lindemann to Ann Eliza Wait (1843 May 7)
      • Samuel Wait to Horace Clark and Parents (1843 May 22)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1843 October 12)
      • Evander David to Samuel Wait (1843 November 1)
      • Samuel Wait to James Simpson Purify (1843 November 6)
      • W. F. Grandy to Ann Eliza Wait (1843 November 13)
      • John Nicholson Washington to Samuel Wait (1843 December 11)
      • Samuel Wait to James Simpson Purify (1843 December 13)
    • (1844 January-May) box 5 folder 8
      • Elisha King to Samuel Wait (1844 January 1)
      • William Hill Jordan, Sr. to Samuel Wait (1844 January 5)
      • Washington L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1844 January 8)
      • Lewis DuPre to Samuel Wait (1844 February 2)
      • Killy (?) to Ann Eliza Wait (1844 February 4)
      • Samuel Wait (?) to Irah Chase (1844 February 9)
      • Samuel Jordan Wheeler to Samuel Wait (1844 February 10)
      • Alfred Dockery to Samuel Wait (1844 February 16)
      • Jedediah Smith to Samuel Wait (1844 February 20)
      • Thomas Sewall to Samuel Wait (1844 March 5)
      • John Kerr to Samuel Wait (1844 March 8)
      • Richard Wooten to Samuel Wait ( 1844 March 9)
      • Daniel DuPre, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1844 March 18)
      • Josiah John Finch to Samuel Wait (1844 March 20)
      • George S. Stevenson to Samuel Wait (1844 March 21)
      • J[ohn] M[otley] Morehead to Samuel Wait  (1844 March 21)
      • W. W. Clark to Samuel Wait (1844 March 23)
      • William Hill Jordan, Sr. to Samuel Wait (1844 March 26)
      • S[nead] B. Carraway to Samuel Wait (1844 April 3)
      • James Clement Furman, to Samuel Wait (1844 April 9)
      • Alfred Dockery to Samuel Wait (1844 April 12)
      • Thomas Dickson to Samuel Wait (1844 April 18)
      • Matthew Tyson Yates to Samuel Wait (1844 May 7)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1844 May 10)
      • J[ohn Robert] Oliver to Samuel Wait (1844 May 16)
      • Johnathan Ledbetter to Samuel Wait (1844 May 19)
      • William A. Morris to Samuel Wait (1844 May 31)
    • (1844 June-December) box 5 folder 9
      • W. W. Clark to Samuel Wait (1844 June 1)
      • Cynthia Parsley to Sarah Wait (1844 June 2)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1844 June 2)
      • Nathaniel Jones Palmer to Samuel Wait (1844 June 3)
      • John Kerr to Samuel Wait (1844 June 5)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1844 June 15)
      • R. T. Sanders to Samuel Wait (1844 June 18)
      • Robert McNabb to Samuel Wait (1844 July 15)
      • Joseph B. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1844 July 27)
      • Joseph B. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1844 August 8)
      • Samuel Wait to James Simpson Purify (1844 August 28)
      • Daniel DuPre, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1844 August 31)
      • Sarah M. Wait to J. M. Brewer (1844 September 16)
      • M. A. C. Gaines to Samuel Wait (1844 September 18)
      • Johnathan Ledbetter to Samuel Wait (1844 September 22)
      • James Blythe to Samuel Wait (1844 October 7)
      • Mark May to Samuel Wait (1844 October 12)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1844 November 16)
      • Washington L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1844 November 25)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1844 November 29)
      • Samuel Wait to John M[archant] Brewer (1844 December 18)
      • Samuel Wait to Horace Clark and Parents (1844 December 27)
    • (1845) box 6 folder 1
      • Calvin Graves to Samuel Wait (1845 January 13)
      • Algernon Yancey to Samuel Wait (1845 January 28)
      • Calvin Graves to Samuel Wait (1845 February 5)
      • J[onathan] W. Meriam to? (1845 February 9)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1845 February 20)
      • John M. Brewer and Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1845 February 23)
      • Elias Dodson to Sarah Wait (1845 February 28)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1845 March 16)
      • Obadiah Faulkner to Samuel Wait (1845 March 24)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1845 March 25)
      • William Phillips Biddle to Samuel Wait (1845 April 20)
      • Samuel Wait to Horace Clark and Parents (1845 April 28)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1845 May 14)
      • William Phillips Biddle to Samuel Wait (1845 May 21)
      • Jesse Hartwell to Samuel Wait (1845 May 31)
      • Joseph Hoskins to Samuel Wait (1845 July 18)
      • Jeremiah Bell Jeter to Samuel Wait (1845 August 6)
      • Noah Richardson to Samuel Wait (1845 August 20)
      • James Gatlin Hall to Samuel Wait (1845 August 27)
      • Washington L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1845 September 22)
      • Samuel Jordan Wheeler to Samuel Wait (1845 October 30)
      • William Hooper to Samuel Wait (1845 October 31)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel Wait (1845 November 15)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1845 November 19)
    • (1846) box 6 folder 2
      • Josiah John Finch to Samuel Wait (1846 January 2)
      • Isaac Meriam to Sarah Wait (1846 January 4)
      • John M. Brewer to Samuel Wait (1846 January 23)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel Wait (1846 February 21)
      • Mrs. F.P. Hooper to Sarah Wait (1846 June 30)
      • J. J. Biggs to Samuel Wait (1846 July 11)
      • Silas B. Jones to Samuel Wait (1846 July 11)
      • Z. Slade to Samuel Wait (1846 July 23)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1846 July 25)
      • Washington L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1846 July 28)
      • Eli B. Smith to Samuel Wait (1846 August 14)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1846 August 28)
      • Hiram Wait to Samuel Wait (1846 August 30)
      • John E[lizabeth] Montague to Samuel Wait (1846 October 6)
      • J. H. Wait to Samuel Wait (1846 October 12)
      • W[illiam] A[lexander] Graham to Samuel Wait (1846 October 12)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1846 November 18)
      • Concord Baptist Church, Granville county, North Carolina to Samuel Wait (1846 December 4)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1846 December 7)
      • Josiah Bridges Solomon to Samuel Wait (1846 December 21)
    • (1847) box 6 folder 3
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1847 February 6)
      • Henry H. Burrington to Samuel Wait (1847 February 21)
      • Hiram Wait to Samuel Wait (1847 February 22)
      • A.C. and Achsah Meriam to Sarah Wait (1847 March 15)
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1847 April 3)
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1847 April 12)
      • J. C. Stevenson to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1847 April 13)
      • Thomas Graves to Samuel Wait (1847 May 6)
      • Robert McNabb to Samuel Wait (1847 May 14)
      • S[pencer] H[all] Lamb to Samuel Wait (1847 May 14)
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1847 May 22)
      • David Harrell to Samuel Wait (1847 June 6)
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1847 June 17)
      • James Barnett Taylor to Samuel Wait (1847 June 23)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1847 July 22)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1847 October 1)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1847 October 19)
      • Josiah John Finch to Samuel Wait (1847 November 4)
      • William Hooper to Samuel Wait (1847 December 24)
      • Job Carver to Samuel Wait (1847 December 27)
    • (1848) box 6 folder 4
      • Washington L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1848 January 1)
      • Samuel Wait to J. C. Stevenson (1848 January 18)
      • Elias Dodson to Samuel Wait (1848 February 2)
      • Job Carver to Samuel Wait (1848 February 29)
      • N. B. Masenburg to Samuel Wait (1848 April 28)
      • Sallie to Ann Eliza Wait (1848 June 1)
      • Job Carver to Samuel Wait (1848 June 3)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1848 June 26)
      • Jacob Powers to Samuel Wait (1848 July 1)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1848 August 18)
      • Elias Dodson to Samuel Wait (1848 August 30)
      • Jacob Powers to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1848 September 30)
      • James B. Hobgood to Samuel Wait (1848 October 17)
      • Eli B. Smith to Samuel Wait (1848 December 9)
      • Henry H. Burrington to Samuel Wait (1848 December 15)
    • (1849) box 6 folder 5
      • O. F. Baxter to Samuel Wait (1849 January 14)
      • Louisa [Mrs. Abel] Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1849 February 5)
      • Benjamin Churchill to Samuel Wait (1849 February 10)
      • Jacob Powers to Sarah Wait (1849 February 18)
      • Louisa [Mrs. Abel] Meriam to Sarah Wait (1849 March 13)
      • Elias Dodson to Samuel Wait (1849 May 31)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1849 June 23)
      • Thomas Meredith to Samuel Wait (1849 July 5)
      • M. M. Wood to Samuel Wait (1849 July 7)
      • A. L. Pope to Samuel Wait (1849 July 20)
      • E. P. Powell to Samuel Wait (1849 August 3)
      • Nathaniel Jones Palmer to Samuel Wait  (1849 August 9)
      • Henry H. Burrington to Samuel and Sally Wait (1849 August 22)
      • Louisa [Mrs. Abel] Meriam to Sarah Wait (1849 September 20)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1849 September 24)
      • Louisa [Mrs. Abel] Meriam to Charles  (1849 September 24)
      • Thomas C. Dodson to Samuel Wait (1849 October 8)
      • John C[ave] Rogers to Samuel Wait (1849 October 16)
      • Elias Dodson to Samuel Wait (1849 November 5)
      • J. J. Biggs to Samuel Wait (1849 November 17)
      • Calvin Graves to Samuel Wait (1849 December 17)
      • William Hill Jordan, Sr. to Samuel Wait (1849 December 19)
    • (1850) box 6 folder 6
      • P[eter] F[rancisco] Pescud to Samuel Wait (1850 January 22)
      • Louisa [Mrs. Abel] Meriam to Sally Wait (1850 January 27)
      • Barzillai Graves to Samuel Wait (1850 March 5)
      • H. H. Burrington to Samuel Wait (1850 March 10)
      • W[ashington] L[ee] Wait to Samuel Wait (1850 March 11)
      • H[enry] Keeling to Samuel Wait (1850 March 21)
      • Charles Wing to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1850 March 26)
      • Nathaniel J[ones] Palmer to Samuel Wait (1850 April 24)
      • Louisa [Mrs. Abel] Meriam to Sally Wait (1850 April 29)
      • Horace Clark to Samuel Wait (1850 July 1)
      • Elias Dodson to Samuel Wait (1850 July 10)
      • Calvin Graves to Samuel Wait (1850 August 12)
      • Calvin Graves to Samuel Wait (1850 August 13)
      • B. F. Larrabee to Samuel Wait (1850 November 25)
      • H. H. Burrington to Samuel Wait (1850 December 16)
      • Joseph B. Outlaw to Samuel Wait,Joseph B. Outlaw to Samuel Wait (1850 December 27)
    • (1851) box 6 folder 7
      • Nathaniel J[ones] Palmer to James Simpson Purify (1851 March 15)
      • Robert Ira Devin to Samuel Wait (1851 May 10)
      • Cynthia C. Meriam to Sarah and Samuel Wait (1851 June 26)
      • Archibald McDowell to Samuel Wait (1851 July 29)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1851 July 29)
      • Jacob Powers to Samuel Wait (1851 August 16)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1851 August 20)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1851 September 1)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1851 September 12)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1851 September 25)
      • Samuel Wait to North Carolina Baptist State Convention (1851 October 8)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1851 October 9)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1851 November 1)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1851 November 15)
      • Mary P. White to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1851 November 19)
    • (1852) box 6 folder 8
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1852 January 5)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1852 January 9)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1852 January 18)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1852 February 6)
      • William W. Burrington (1852 February 9)
      • Samuel Wait to Charles Clark (1852 February 11)
      • M. Clark to Samuel Wait (1852 February 20)
      • M. Clark to Samuel Wait (1852 February 21)
      • Mylon Meriam to Sarah Wait (1852 March 7)
      • Mary P. White to Samuel Wait (1852 March 18)
      • Saul Field Phillips to Samuel Wait (1852 April 10)
      • John M[archant] Brewer to Samuel Wait (1852 April 17)
      • Samuel Wait to Ann Eliza Brewer (1852 May 7 )
      • Thomas Henderson Pritchard to Samuel Wait (1852 May 16)
      • Irah Chase to Samuel Wait (1852 June 4)
      • James M. C[abe] Brinson to Samuel Wait (1852 June 7)
      • M. Clark to Samuel Wait (1852 June 19)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1852 June 27)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1852 July 3)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1852 July 11)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1852 July 31)
      • Martha Wait to Samuel Wait (1852 August 12)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1852 August 19)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1852 August 23)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Sally Wait (1852 October 22)
      • Jonas D. Clark to Samuel Wait (1852 November 12)
    • (1853 January-March) box 6 folder 9
      • Thomas W. Tobey to Samuel Wait (1853 January 10)
      • Elias Dodson to Samuel Wait (1853 January 12)
      • A. E. Powers to Samuel Wait (1853 January 13)
      • William Hutchinson to Samuel Wait (1853 January 15)
      • W. G. Simmons to Samuel Wait (1853 January 18)
      • James Barnett Taylor to Samuel Wait (1853 January 20)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1853 January 22)
      • S[olomon] S[ampson] Satchwell to Samuel Wait (1853 January 23)
      • Richard Jacks to Samuel Wait (1853 January 25)
      • Basil Manly to Samuel Wait (1853 February 3)
      • Thomas R. Glenn to Samuel Wait (1853 February 12)
      • Catherine Armstrong to Samuel Wait (1853 February 18)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1853 February 18)
      • Mary P. White to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1853 February 19)
      • R[ufus] T. Heflin to Samuel Wait (1853 February 21)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1853 February 28)
      • Andrew Bailey to Samuel Wait (1853 March 5)
      • Ann Eliza Bernard to Samuel Wait (1853 March 5)
      • Samuel Wait to Samuel S[impson] Biddle (1853 March 5)
      • W. G. Simmons to Samuel Wait (1853 March 9)
      • Richard Jacks to Samuel Wait (1853 March 15)
      • Elias Dodson to Samuel Wait (1853 March 18)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1853 March 21)
      • William Crenshaw to Samuel Wait (1853 March 24)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1853 March 28)
    • (1853 April-August) box 6 folder 10
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1853 April 7)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1853 April 12)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1853 April 16)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1853 April 19)
      • Henry P. Easton to Samuel Wait (1853 April 22)
      • Joshua John James to Samuel Wait (1853 April 23)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1853 April 25)
      • W[arren] Overby to Samuel Wait (1853 April 28)
      • James P. Montague to Samuel Wait (1853 April 29)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1853 April 29)
      • T[homas] Hume to Samuel Wait (1853 May 3)
      • Robert B. Crawford Howell to Samuel Wait (1853 May 5)
      • W[ashington] L[ee] Wait to Samuel Wait (1853 May 9)
      • John D. Wilkerson to Samuel Wait (1853 May 23)
      • N. L. Graves to J. E. James (1853 May 23)
      • Samuel S[impson] Biddle to Samuel Wait (1853 May 27)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1853 July 14)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1853 July 15)
      • Catherine Armstrong to Samuel Wait (1853 July 17)
      • Calvin Graves to Samuel Wait (1853 July 18)
      • M. Clark to Samuel Wait (1853 July 20)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1853 July 30)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1853 August 4)
      • John M[erchant] and Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1853 August 24)
      • John Bruce Brewer to Samuel Wait (1853 August 26)
      • William Hooper to Samuel Wait (1853 August 29)
      • Calvin Graves to Samuel Wait (1853 August 30)
    • (1853 September-December) box 7 folder 1
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1853 September 5)
      • William Hayes Owen to Samuel Wait (1853 September 6)
      • Beriah N. Leach to Samuel Wait (1853 September 9)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1853 September 12)
      • Elijah Clark to Samuel Wait (1853 September 22)
      • H. H. Burrington to Samuel Wait (1853 September 24)
      • M. Clark to Samuel Wait (1853 September 24)
      • James J. Peck to Samuel Wait (1853 October 1)
      • Robert W. Cushman to Samuel Wait (1853 October 22)
      • Samuel Wait to Martha Clark (1853 October 25)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1853 October 27)
      • H. H. Burrington to Samuel Wait (1853 November 4)
      • John Brown White to John M[erchant] Brewer (1853 November 15)
      • Joshua John James to Samuel Wait (1853 November 17)
      • John M[erchant] and Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1853 November 20)
      • William Hutchinson to Samuel Wait (1853 November 21)
      • Sallie Vail to Samuel Wait (1853 November 22)
      • W[llis] W[hitaker] Childers to Samuel Wait (1853 November 28)
      • Mary B. Owen to Samuel Wait (1853 December 7)
      • W[ashington] L[ee] Wait to Samuel Wait (1853 December 10)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1853 December 18)
      • Mary P. White to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1853 December 19)
      • Samuel Wait to Martha Clark (1853 December 27)
    • (1854 January-April) box 7 folder 2
      • Samuel S[impson] Biddle to Samuel Wait (1854)
      • Samuel S[impson] Biddle to Samuel Wait (1854 January 2)
      • Samuel Wait to Samuel S[impson] Biddle (1854 January 6)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 January 13)
      • Samuel S[impson] Biddle to Samuel Wait (1854 January 16)
      • H. H. Burrington to Samuel Wait (1854 January 18)
      • William Hayes Owen to Samuel Wait (1854 January 18)
      • Tomas M. Tobey to Samuel Wait (1854 January 23)
      • Tiberius Gracchus Jones to Samuel Wait (1854 January 31)
      • Thomas Henderson Pritchard to Samuel Wait (1854 February 1)
      • John M[archant] Brewer to Samuel Wait (1854 February 4)
      • John Albert Broadus to Samuel Wait (1854 February 13)
      • H. H. Burrington to Samuel Wait (1854 February 17)
      • Hugh Quinn to Samuel Wait (1854 February 19)
      • Sally Wait to Miss Williams (1854 March 3)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1854 March 4)
      • M. Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 March 6)
      • William Hill Jordan, Sr. to Samuel Wait (1854 March 7)
      • Sallie Vail to Samuel Wait (1854 March 14)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1854 April 5)
      • Thomas W. Tobey to Samuel Wait (1854 April 5)
      • William Hayes Owen to Samuel Wait (1854 April 19)
    • (1854 May-August) box 7 folder 3
      • W[ashington] L[ee] Wait to Samuel Wait (1854 May 1)
      • M. L. Eldridge to Samuel Wait (1854 May 14)
      • William Hayes Owen to Samuel Wait (1854 May 14)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1854 May 16)
      • William Crenshaw to Samuel Wait (1854 May 22)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 May 29)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 June 4)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 June 11)
      • Sally Wait to Ann Eliza Wait (1854 July 8)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1854 July 10)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1854 July 11)
      • M. L. Eldridge to Samuel Wait (1854 July 11)
      • Hugh Quinn to Samuel Wait (1854 July 13)
      • Joshua John James to Samuel Wait (1854 July 19)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 July 26)
      • Jonas D. Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 July 27)
      • Sally Wait to Ann Eliza Wait (1854 August 5)
      • Georgia [Mrs. Thomas] Meredith to Samuel Wait (1854 August 10)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1854 August 11)
    • (1854 September-December) box 7 folder 4
      • Francis G. Cummings to Samuel Wait (1854 September 1)
      • Elias Dodson to Samuel Wait (1854 September 11)
      • Samuel Wait to James Simpson Purify (1854 September 27)
      • John M[erchant] Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1854 September 30)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 October 8)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Sally Wait (1854 October 9)
      • Charles T. Palmer to Samuel Wait (1854 October 9)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1854 November 3)
      • Elijah Hester to Samuel Wait (1854 November 16)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 November 19)
      • Elijah Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 November 21)
      • A. C. Stroud to Samuel Wait (1854 November 28)
      • A. G. Stevens to Samuel Wait (1854 December 1)
      • H. W. Montague to Samuel Wait (1854 December 1)
      • M. J. Whipple to Samuel Wait (1854 December 1)
      • J. G. Barrow to Samuel Wait (1854 December 2)
      • William T. Walters to Samuel Wait (1854 December 2)
      • William Crenshaw to Samuel Wait (1854 December 3)
      • Elias Dodson to Samuel Wait (1854 December 4)
      • Archibald McDowell to Samuel Wait (1854 December 6)
      • W. G. Simmons to Samuel Wait (1854 December 18)
      • Jonas D. Clark to Samuel Wait (1854 December 20)
      • Elijah Hester to Samuel Wait (1854 December 22)
      • William Crenshaw to Samuel Wait (1854 December 22)
      • W[ashington] L[ee] Wait to Samuel Wait (1854 December 23)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1854 December 28)
    • (1855) box 7 folder 5
      • W. G. Simmons to Samuel Wait (1855 January 19)
      • Calvin Graves to Samuel Wait (1855 January 22)
      • Emily M. White to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1855 March)
      • John Q. A. Drake to Samuel Wait (1855 March 9)
      • Samuel Wait to John M[erchant] and Ann Eliza Brewer (1855 March 12)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1855 March 20)
      • Thomas W. Tobey to Samuel Wait (1855 March 27)
      • Jonas D. Clark to Samuel Wait (1855 May 28)
      • M. A. Moore to Sarah Wait (1855 June 2)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1855 June 16)
      • Samuel Wait to John M[erchant] and Ann Eliza Brewer (1855 July 22)
      • Joshua John James to Samuel Wait (1855 July 24)
      • John M[erchant] Brewer to Samuel Wait (1855 August 27)
      • Samuel Wait to Ann Eliza Brewer (1855 August 31)
      • Jesse B Brewer to Samuel Wait (1855 September 24)
      • Samuel Wait to Ann Eliza Brewer and John M[erchant] Brewer (1855 September 30)
      • John Mitchell to Samuel Wait (1855 October 2)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1855 October 29)
      • Amos Johnston Battle to Samuel Wait (1855 December 12)
    • (1856) box 7 folder 6
      • Martha A. Dowd to Samuel Wait (1856 February 12)
      • Jane A. Waite to Samuel Wait (1856 February 20)
      • John M[erchant] and Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1856 February 21)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Sally Wait (1856 February 25)
      • Thomas Bragg to Samuel Wait (1856 March 3)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1856 March 10)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Sally Wait (1856 March 10)
      • Robert W. Cushman to Samuel Wait (1856 March 22)
      • John Bruce Brewer to Samuel Wait (1856 March 26)
      • Charles Clark to Samuel Wait (1856 March 31)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1856 April 5)
      • L. H. Shuck to Samuel Wait (1856 April 7)
      • Samuel Wait to John M[erchant] and Ann Eliza Brewer (1856 April 22)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Sally Wait (1856 May 25)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1856 July 9)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1856 July 28)
      • John Bruce Brewer to Samuel Wait (1856 July 28)
      • R[ufus] P[inckney] Jones to John M[erchant] Brewer (1856 August 9)
      • John Bruce Brewer to Samuel Wait (1856 August 13)
      • Ann Eliza Brewer to Sally Wait (1856 September 1)
      • Sally Wait to John M[erchant] and Ann Eliza Brewer (1856 October 5)
      • Thomas W. Tobey to Samuel Wait (1856 December 4)
      • Thomas W. Tobey to Samuel Wait (1856 December 5)
    • (1857) box 7 folder 7
      • Jonas D. Clark to Samuel Wait (1857 January 18)
      • B[enjamin] W[esley] Justice to Cousin James (1857 January 30)
      • W[ashington] L[ee] Wait to Samuel Wait (1857 January 30)
      • Thomas W. Tobey to Samuel Wait (1857 )
      • Cynthia C. Meriam to Sarah Wait (1857 April 13)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1857 May 18)
      • Sally Wait to Samuel Wait (1857 May 21)
      • Mary Meriam to Sarah Wait (1857 August 22)
      • Samuel Wait to Richard Lewis Brewer (1857 August 25)
      • Samuel Wait to Sally Wait (1857 September 26)
      • W[ashington] L[ee] Wait to Samuel Wait (1857 October 20)
      • Caroline P. Battle to Samuel Wait (1857 November 29)
      • Thomas Jefferson Bowen to Samuel Wait (1857 December 20)
    • (1858) box 7 folder 8
      • Jonas D. Clark to Samuel Wait (1858 January 6)
      • Caroline P. Battle to Samuel Wait (1858 January 7)
      • Henry Lee Graves to Samuel Wait (1858 January 15)
      • V. A. Fuller to Samuel Wait (1858 February 3)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1858 February 8)
      • Quent[on Durwood] Busby to John M[erchant] Brewer (1858 April 23)
      • Caroline P. Battle to Samuel Wait (1858 April 25)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1858 May 3)
      • Jonathan Meriam, Jr. to Samuel Wait (1858 May 5)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1858 May 6)
      • R. T. Sanders to Samuel Wait (1858 May 17)
      • Calvin Graves to Samuel Wait (1858 June 21)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1858 June 21)
      • P[eter] F[rancisco] Pescud to Samuel Wait (1858 July 19)
      • R. T. Sanders to Samuel Wait (1858 August 2)
      • Samuel Wait to F. Graves (1858 October 8)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1858 November 2)
    • (1859) box 7 folder 9
      • Caroline P. Battle to Samuel Wait (1859 January 16)
      • John Brown White to Samuel Wait (1859 January 27)
      • Jonas D. Clark to Samuel Wait (1859 February 5)
      • W[ashington] L[ee] Wait to Samuel Wait (1859 April 4)
      • Smith Wait to Samuel Wait (1859 April 8)
      • Smith Wait to Samuel Wait (1859 April 11)
      • S[olomon] S[ampson] Satchwell to Samuel Wait (1859 August 22)
      • John M[archant] and Ann Eliza Brewer to Samuel and Sally Wait (1859 September 13)
      • Abram Maer Poindexter to Samuel Wait (1859 September 24)
      • Isaac Meriam to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1859 November 13)
    • (1860-1866) box 7 folder 10
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1860 June 8)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Aunt and Uncle Wait (1860 August 8)
      • Annie (?) to (?) (1860 September 21)
      • John B[rown] White to Samuel Wait (1860 October 8)
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1860 December 9)
      • Caroline P. Battle to (?) (1861 January 6)
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1861 February 10)
      • W[illiam] P[urefoy] Solomon to Sarah Wait (1864 May 1)
      • Jonas Clark to Samuel Wait (1865 August 26)
      • John B[rown] White to Samuel Wait (1865 September 1)
      • Samuel Wait to the Trustees of Wake Forest College (1865 September 25)
      • Jonas Clark to Samuel Wait (1865 September 27)
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1865 October 20)
      • Jonas Clark to Samuel Wait (1866 January 27)
      • John B[rown] White to Samuel Wait (1866 February 5)
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1866 August 20)
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1866 October 1)
      • John B[rown] White to Samuel Wait (1866 November 26)
    • (1867-1897) box 7 folder 11
      • Elias Dodson to Samuel Wait (1867 February 22)
      • Isaac Powers to Samuel and Sarah Wait (1867 April 17)
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Samuel Wait (1867 May 20)
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Sarah Wait (1867 July 5)
      • Smith Wait to Sarah Wait (1867 August 11)
      • Eben Conant to Sarah Wait (1867 August 14)
      • Mylon Meriam to Sarah Wait (1867 August 18)
      • W[ashington] L. Wait to Sarah Wait (1867 October 21)
      • Jonathan Meriam to Sarah Wait (1867 November 1)
      • C[ynthia]. Meriam to Sarah Wait (1867 November 10)
      • Dunn, Todd and county to Dear Sir (1869 August 14)
      • Jimmie (?) to Mother (1869 September 17)
      • M. McIlwaine and Company to J[ohn] M. Brewer (1870 June 14)
      • Dunn, Todd and country to Dear Sir (1871 January 11)
      • M. Dunawald to J[ohn] M. Brewer (1871 February 4)
      • Dunn, Todd and country to Mr. W. G. Summons (1879 July 14 )
      • Dunn, Todd and country to Dear Sir (1879 September 22)
      • John B[rown] White to Mrs. J[ohn] M. Brewer (1881 March 23)
      • Thomas H[enry] Briggs to John M. Brewer (1888 October 9)
      • Fan (?) to Mamma (1893 September 17)
      • S[amuel] W[ait] Brewer to J[ohn] M. Brewer (1894 December 22)
      • S[amuel] W[ait] Brewer to Mrs. J[ohn] M. Brewer (1895 September 9)
      • Jennie Louis Brewer to John M. Brewer (1896 May 1)
      • J[ames] C[oleman] Marcom to J[ohn] M. Brewer (1897 February 23)
      • John B[ruce] Brewer to Mrs. J[ohn] M. Brewer (1897 March)
    • (undated) box 7 folder 12
      • Anne G. to Ann Eliza Wait
      • Cynthia C. Meriam to (?)
      • E. M. Yates to Samuel Wait (?) (September 19)
      • Fragment of letter by Jacob Powers (?)
      • Harriet Chase to Sarah Wait
      • Hugh Kelly Brewer to Ann Eliza Brewer
      • Isaac Meriam to Sarah Wait (circa 1819-1827)
      • Lucilla (?) to Ann Eliza Wait
      • Mary Staughton Lynd to Ann Eliza Wait (August 7)
    • Unidentified Correspondence box 7 folder 13
  • Financial Documents, Wake Forest College
    • Account with John Berry [architect and builder] for extra work on college buildings (1838) box 8 folder 1
    • Auditor's statements (3) (1835-1857) box 8 folder 2
    • Balances due from students (1834-1836) box 8 folder 3
    • Bills of sale (12) (1836-1897) box 8 folder 4
    • Receipts (27) (1926-1967) box 8 folder 5
    • Department accounts  (1834-1837) box 8 folder 6
    • Promissory notes (10) (1852-1876) box 8 folder 7
    • Property inventory (1837) box 8 folder 8
    • Samuel Wait's accounts with the college (9) (1834-1839) box 8 folder 9
    • Statement of accounts (1837) box 8 folder 10
    • Student receipts, Oxford Female College (6) (1837) box 8 folder 11
    • Subscriptions for college buildings (1836) box 8 folder 12
    • Uncollected notes (undated) box 8 folder 13
  • Financial Documents
    • Confederate money (28) (undated) box 8 folder 14
    • Expenses notebook (1 vol.) (1869-1870) box 8 folder 15
    • Miscellaneous financial documents (6) (undated) box 8 folder 16
    • Missions collections (1872) box 8 folder 17
    • Monies received notebook (1 vol.) (1838-1845) box 8 folder 18
    • Notes of money due Samuel Wait (36) (1835-1857) box 8 folder 19
    • R.S. Perry Company payroll (undated) box 8 folder 20
  • Legal Documents
    • Brewer, John M., Wake Forest, N.C., to Samuel Wait (1852) box 8 folder 24
    • Harrison, Benjamin S., excutor of Nancy Smith, Wake Forest, N.C., to Samuel Wait (1839) box 8 folder 21
    • Isham Holding, Wake Forest, N.C., to Samuel Wait (1842) box 8 folder 22
    • Kerr, John, Caswell County, N.C., to Samuel Wait (1852) box 8 folder 23
    • Marriage Intentions, Sharon, Mass. (6) (1818-1819) box 8 folder 25
    • Marriage Licenses, Craven Country, North Carolina (6) (1828-1829) box 8 folder 26
    • Meriam, Charles R., will (1850) box 8 folder 27
    • Meriam, Sarah, Rutland, Vt. to [Daughter] Sally Meriam Wait (1827) box 8 folder 28
    • North Carolina Mutual Fire Insurance Company receipts, 1863-1864 premium notice (1870) box 8 folder 29
    • Plot of numbered lots surrounding Wake Forest College (undated) box 8 folder 30
    • State of Vermont petitions (2) (1819-1854) box 8 folder 33
    • Wait, Samuel, estate notice (1867) box 8 folder 32
    • Wait, Sarah, receipt in settlement of Charles Meriam's estate (1843) box 8 folder 31
    • Wake Forest College trustees to Samuel Wait (with the seal of the college) (1842) box 8 folder 34
    • Wake Forest College trustees to Samuel Wait (with the seal of the college) (1844) box 8 folder 35
  • Personal Memorabilia
    • Calling card (undated) box 8 folder 36
    • Honorable dismissal from the Theological Institute (1821) box 8 folder 37
    • Meriam, Jonathan, obituary from The Observer, East Pultney, Vt. (1846 October 26) box 8 folder 38
    • Meriam, Mylon, calling card (undated) box 8 folder 39
    • Ordination certificate of Samuel Wait, Sharon Baptist Church (Sharon, Mass.)  (1818) box 8 folder 40
    • Recommendation letter from Billington, Vt. (1817) box 8 folder 41
    • Recommendation letters from Brutus Baptist Church (1826) box 8 folder 42
    • Recommendation letters from Columbian College, D.C. (1826) box 8 folder 43
    • Recommendations from Middleton, VT (1815) box 8 folder 44
    • Wait, Samuel, obituary in Biblical Recorder  (1867 July 31) box 8 folder 45
    • Wait, Sarah Meriam, funeral sermon in Biblical Recorder  (1871June 28) box 8 folder 46
    • U.S. Census, Wake County, North Carolina, Wait household (photocopy) (1850) box 8 folder 47
  • Pictorial
    • Brewer, John Marchant and Ann Eliza Wait, golden wedding photograph (copy) (1894 November 5) box 9 folder 23
    • Broadbent and Taylor photograph, unidentified (undated) box 8 folder 48
    • Center White Creek, Church Eagle Bridge, N.Y., photograph (undated) box 8 folder 49 (Organized by William Wait, grandfather of Samuel Wait)
    • Wait, Samuel. Carte de visite by L.W. Andrews Studio of the Photographic Art, Raleigh, N.C. (undated) box 8 folder 51
    • Wait, Sally Meriam. Color negatives, color print, black and white negative of portrait hanging in Wait Chapel by Lee Runion (1995 January) box 8 folder 52
    • Wait, Samuel. Color negatives and prints of portrait hanging in Wait Chapel by Lee Runion (1995 January) box 8 folder 53
    • Wait, Samuel. Black and white negatives and print of portrait hanging in Wait Chapel (undated) box 8 folder 54
    • Wait family sites in Vermont, color photographs (circa 2002) box 8 folder 55
    • Wake Forest College lithograph (undated) box 8 folder 50
  • Printed Materials
    • Fliers (1853-1854) box 8 folder 56
      • Cambridge Washington Academy exhibition (1854)
      • Prescott Brothers advertisement (1853)
    • Invitations (1822-1922) box 8 folder 57
      • Columbian College. July 4th celebration (1822)
      • Party given by N.C. Governor Charles Manly (1849)
      • Long Island College Hospital commencement (1878)
      • Chowan Baptist Female Institute commencement (1896)
      • Gattie Cherry-Edward Cullom marriage (1922)
    • The Standard issue, Raleigh, North Carolina (1845) box 12 folder 1
    • Masonic Membership Certificate, Middletown, Vt. (1811 May 24) box 9 folder 1
    • Philadelphia Baptist Association article (undated) box 9 folder 2
    • Presidents of Wake Forest College notes by John Brewer (undated) box 9 folder 3
    • Sharon, Mass., First Baptist Church (1964) box 9 folder 4
    • Wachs, Ronald, "Domicile and Duty" and "Duty Against Family" (1967-1973) box 9 folder 5
    • Wachs, Ronald, "(Duty) Against Family: A Vermont Minister Adopts a Slave State," Vermont History: Proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society, vol. 41, no. 1 (1973 Winter) box 9 folder 6
    • Wake Forest College first public exam (1834) box 9 folder 7
  • Writings
    • Biblical Recorder article (1844) box 9 folder 8
    • Biblical Recorder article (undated) box 9 folder 9
    • Central Baptist Association (N.C.) circular letter (1861) box 9 folder 10
    • Diary, 1 vol. (1841-1845) box 9 folder 11
    • Diary of travels and preaching appointments (1 vol.) (1826-1833) box 9 folder 12
    • Diary, containing a list of students (1 vol.) (1826-1851) box 9 folder 13
    • Transcript of diary, containing a list of students (1826-1851) box 9 folder 14
    • Merriam, Jonathan, deacon's parting address (1826 March 26) box 9 folder 15
    • Notebook, 1 vol. (1820) box 9 folder 16
    • Poem by William A. Finney upon the death of Abigail Farrington (1813 March 30) box 9 folder 17
    • Poems (4) (undated) box 9 folder 18
    • Sermon notes, 1 vol. (undated) box 9 folder 19
    • Wake Forest College. Baccalaureate address (1839) box 9 folder 20
    • Wait, Sally Merriam, journal, with transcript by Mrs. Byrd Tribble (undated) box 9 folder 21
    • Wait, Samuel, combination diary and expense journal (1 vol.) (1838-1841) box 9 folder 22
  • Artifacts
    •  RG14_185 Eyeglasses and case belonging to Samuel Wait, given to the University by Misses Ellen and Ann Eliza Brewer (undated)
    • Daguerreotype of Samuel Wait, given to the University by Misses Ellen and Ann Eliza Brewer (circa 1860) / box 10
    • Part of flageolet, a woodwind instrument (1834) / box 11
    • Pastel still life of fruit bowl done by Sally Wait, given the University by Misses Ellen and Ann Eliza Brewer (undated) box 12 folder 2
    •  RG14_204 Small wooden trunk belonging to Samuel Wait, newspapers lining dates to the Battle of Waterloo (circa 1815)
    • Wooden walking stick belonging to Samuel Wait; animal antler handle, 3 feet tall (undated)

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Samuel and Sarah Wait Papers
ID
MS117
Date [inclusive]
1813-1975
Extent
7.75 Linear Feet  9 document boxes, 2 artifact boxes, 1 oversize box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Natalie Cascario and Stephanie Bennett 2017, 2019
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Samuel and Sarah Wait Papers (MS117), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

See also these other Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives collections:

  • John M. Brewer Papers (MS130)
  • Louisburg Baptist Church Records (CRMF212 or MS766)
  • New Bern First Baptist Church Records (CRMF689)
  • William P. Richardson Papers (MS202)
  • Rolesville Baptist Church Records (CRMF825)
  • Milachi Strickland Letter (MS280)

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