Accession: MSS 80-5
Inclusive dates: 1820-1908
Size of collection: 3 linear ft.
James W. Terrell (1829-1908) was a business associate of William Holland Thomas. In 1852 Terrell took charge of Thomas' trading store in Quallatown, a business center for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian community, and eventually became an Indian agent. Terrell served as a captain in the Thomas Legion during the Civil War. After the war ended, he lived in Webster, Jackson County, North Carolina. The collection contains correspondence, bills and receipts, account books, legal papers, and Terrell's reminiscences of his service in the Civil War.