ca. 800 items (1.0 linear ft.)..
Chiefly material collected by Mary Margaret McLeod in the course of researching her family history. Some of McLeod's personal correspondence and material concerning her career and her civic activities are also included. Letters, 1888-1994, and postcards, 1908-1994, are from family members about their activities and to McLeod from friends and patients. Included in the correspondence are letters from John Archibald McLeod and James Burgess McLeod to their mother, Evvie Thomas McLeod, and postcards from Private Thomas C. McLeod in Europe during World War I. Autobiographical materials include notes about McLeod's early years and also some information about her professional activities. Genealogical materials, 1875-1994, relate to the McLeod family of Moore and Lee counties, N.C. (Lee County was formed in 1907 from Moore and Chatham counties), including materials that went into McLeod's "Duncan McLeod and Barbara Kelly and Their Descendants," and materials relating to James A. McLeod and to the Buie, Dye, Gaster, McBryde, McDonald, McGregor, Shaw, Smith-Campbell-Graham, Thomas, and Williams families. Pictures, ca. 1880-1994, are chiefly of McLeod family members. Also included are bills, receipts, and notes, 1855-1908, some relating to Duncan McLeod; McLeod family deeds and land records, 1842-1939, tax receipts, 1869-1915, and account books, 1871-1886, including some store and farm records; newspaper clippings about McLeod, McLeod family members, and Lee and Moore county history; and other materials.
Mary Margaret McLeod was a pediatrician, who in 1946 started the first pediatric medical practice in Sanford, N.C. After practicing for 50 years, McLeod retired in 1987 and began serious study of her family's history.
In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#4908).