North Carolina - eBooks

Thousands of books have been written on just about every topic pertaining to North Carolina, from its first charter in 1629 to the present day. The Author intends to find as many books online as possible and to include them herein with blank pages removed to minimize file size and to increase readability. All books herein are now considered to be in the Public Domain and no longer under copyright protection. If anyone finds a book herein to not be in the Public Domain, please let me know and I will gladly remove it. The goal here is to pull together as many as can be found into a singular location to help future researchers in their endeavors. More will be added when they are found. Click on the titles to view or download each book.

The titles below are typically about topics of a general nature with respect to the state of North Carolina. Books on more specific topics, such as histories or genealogies of individual counties, will be found on that specific county's webpage herein. Similarly, books about each governor will be found on a specific governor's webpage herein.

Year Published 

Title

Author

Publisher

Notes

1672

The Discoveries of John Lederer in Three Several Marches from Virginia to the West of Carolina

John Lederer

Samuel Heyrick, Holborn, England
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1709

A New Voyage to Carolina

John Lawson

Printed in London in 1709
Click Here for a MS Word transcription of this book.

1715,
1775

All Acts Passed by the General Assembly from 1715 to 1775 under Royal Governors

Colonial General Assembly

Colonial General Assembly
Link takes you to the page with Colonial Assemblies and links to books containing all Acts passed.

1737

Natural History of North Carolina

John Brickell, M.D.

James Carson, Dublin, Ireland
Click Here for a transcription of this book.

1777,
2014

Legislative Documents
Such as Laws, Journals of the Senate,
Journals of the House

NC General Assembly

NC General Assembly
Link takes you to the page with all available documents from 1777 to 2014.

1812

The History of North Carolina Volume I,
The History of North Carolina Volume II

Hugh Williamson, M.D., LL.D

Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia, PA
-

1846

Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical

Rev. William Henry Foote

Robert Carter, New York, NY
-

1851

Historical Sketches of North Carolina 1584-1851

John H. Wheeler

Lippincott, Grambo & Co., Philadelphia, PA
-

1857

The Moravians in North Carolina, An Authentic History

Rev. Levin T. Reichel

J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, PA
-

1858

Chronology of North Carolina 1584-1858

D.K. Bennett

James M. Edney, New York, NY
-

1872

History of the German Settlements and of the Lutheran Church in North and South Carolina

G.D. Bernheim

The Lutheran Book Store, Philadelphia, PA
-

1874

North Carolina Manual

NC General Assembly

NC General Assembly
Link takes you to the page with all available volumes up to 2011.

1877

Sketches of Western North Carolina Historical and Biographical

C.L. Hunter

The Raleigh News Steam Job Print, Raleigh, NC
-

1880

History of North Carolina - Volume I,
History of North Carolina - Volume II

John Wheeler Moore

Alfred Williams & Co., Raleigh, NC
-

1884

Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians

John H. Wheeler

Columbus Printing Works, Columbus, OH
-

1886,
1890

The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Volumes I through X

William L. Saunders

P.M. Hale, Printers
Raleigh, NC
Link takes you to the page with all available volumes.

1889

North Carolina 1780-1781 - Being a History of the Invasion of the Carolinas by the British Army

David Schenck, LL.D

Edwards & Broughton Publishers, Raleigh, NC
-

1892

Sketches of Church History in North Carolina

Clergymen & Laymen

William L. DeRosset, Jr., Wilmington, NC
-

1892

Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the Carolinas of the Nineteenth Century - Volume II - North Carolina

Samuel A'Court Ashe

Brant & Fuller, Madison, WI
-

1893

Iron Ores of North Carolina

H.B.C. Nitze

Josephus Daniels, Raleigh, NC
-

1895,
1905

The State Records of North Carolina, Volumes X through XXVI, Plus Indexes

Walter Clark

M.I. & J.C. Stewart, Printers
Winston, NC
Link takes you to the page with all available volumes.

1898

Lives of Distinguished North Carolinians

W.J. Peele

North Carolina Publishing Society, Raleigh, NC
-

1900

Report of the Second Annual Meeting of the NC Bar Association

J. Crawford Biggs, Secretary

The Seeman Printery, Durham, NC
See later versions in 1916 and 1917 below.

1900,
1901

The NC Historical & Genealogical Register - Vol, I,
The NC Historical & Genealogical Register - Vol. II

J.R.B. Hathaway, Editor

Not Identified
-

1901

The Alstons and Allstons of North and South Carolina

Joseph A. Groves, M.D.

The Franklin Printing & Publishing Company, Atlanta, GA
-

1901,
1926

The North Carolina Booklet

North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Link takes you to the page with all available volumes, 1901 to 1926.

1901,
1923

The North Carolina Year Book

Raleigh News & Observer

Raleigh News & Observer
Link takes you to the page with all available volumes, 1901 to 1923.

1902

History of Wachovia in North Carolina

John Henry Clewell, Ph.D

Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, NY
-

1904

North Carolina - A Study in English Colonial Government

Charles Lee Raper, Ph.D

The MacMillan Company, New York, NY
-

1905
1905,
1906,
1906,
1906,
1907,
1908,
1917

Biographical History of North Carolina - Volume I,
Biographical History of North Carolina - Volume II,
Biographical History of North Carolina - Volume III,
Biographical History of North Carolina - Volume IV,
Biographical History of North Carolina - Volume V,
Biographical History of North Carolina - Volume VI,
Biographical History of North Carolina - Volume VII,
Biographical History of North Carolina - Volume VIII

Samuel A'Court Ashe,
Editor-in-Chief

Charles L. Van Noppen, Greensboro, NC
From colonial times to 1917.

1906

Prominent People of North Carolina

Multiple Unnamed Writers

Evening News Publishing Company, Asheville, NC
-

1907

Literary and Historical Activities in North Carolina 1900-1905 - Volume I

NC Historical Commission

E.M. Uzzell & Co., Raleigh, NC
-

1907

Young Peoples History of North Carolina

Daniel Harvey Hill

Alfred Williams & Co., Raleigh, NC
-

1908

History of North Carolina - Volume I - 1584-1783

Samuel A'Court Ashe

Charles L. Van Noppen, Greensboro, NC
Volume II covers 1783 to 1925, printed in 1925. No eBook yet.

1909

The Great Seal of the State of North Carolina, 1666-1909

J. Bryan Grimes

Not Identified
Grimes was Secretary of State

1910

Abstract of North Carolina Wills

J. Bryan Grimes

E.M. Uzzell & Co., Raleigh, NC
Grimes was Secretary of State

1911

Narratives of Early Carolina - 1650-1708

Alexander S. Salley, Jr.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY
-

1912

The Coastal Plain of North Carolina

William B. Clark, Benjamin L. Miller, L.W. Stephenson, B.L. Johnson, and Horatio N. Parker

E.M. Uzzell & Co., Raleigh, NC
-

1913,
1916

The James Sprunt Historical Publications Volume 13, Number 1 - Six Topics

J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton,
Henry M. Wagstaff

The Seeman Printery, Durham, NC
See another volume below at 1922.

1914

The North Carolina State Flag

W.R. Edmonds

Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., Raleigh, NC
-

1914

Some Neglected History of North Carolina

William Edward Fitch, M.D.

Published by the Author
-

1914

The Fifth Biennial Report of the North Carolina Historical Commission, Dec. 1912 to Nov. 1914

R.D.W. Conner, Secretary

Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., Raleigh, NC
-

1914

The Papers of Archibald D. Murphey - Volume I,
The Papers of Archibald D. Murphey - Volume II

William M. Hoyt

E.M. Uzzell & Co., State Printers, Raleigh, NC
-

1914

Western North Carolina, A History
(From 1730 to 1913)

John P. Arthur

Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., Raleigh, NC
-

1916

Chronicles of the Cape Fear River 1660-1916

James Sprunt

Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., Raleigh, NC
Second Edition.

1916

Road Maps and Tour Book of Western North Carolina

Under Direction of Joseph Hyde Pratt, State Geologist

NC Good Roads Commission
An interesting style of an early Road Atlas.

1916,
1917

Proceedings of the NC Bar Association - 1916,
Proceedings of the NC Bar Association - 1917

Thomas W. Davis, Secrtary

Wilmington Printing Company, Wilmington, NC
Probably many more years available. Will look for soon.

1918

North Carolina Blue Book

W.S. Wilson

Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., Raleigh, NC
Unclear how many years were printed. Authorized by legislature. Replaced by the North Carolina Manual.

1919

History of North Carolina - Volume I,
History of North Carolina - Volume II,
History of North Carolina - Volume III,
History of North Carolina - Volume IV,
History of North Carolina - Volume V

R.D.W. Connor,
William K. Boyd, Ph.D,
J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton, Ph.D,
Staff of Writers,
Staff of Writers

The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, OH & NY, NY
R.D. W Connor was the Secretary of the NC Historical Commission. Boyd and Hamilton were Professors of History.

1922,
1927

The James Sprunt Historical Publications Volume 17, Number 1 - Six Topics

J.G. de Roulhac Hamilton,
Henry M. Wagstaff,
William W. Pierson, Jr.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
There must be many more of these yet to find online. Stay tuned.

1923

Journal of a Lady of Quality, Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina and Portugal in the Years 1774-1776

Janet Schaw

Yale University Press, New Haven, CT
-

1995

An Angel Has Fallen! The Glasgow Land Frauds and the Establishment of the North Carolina Supreme Court - A Master's Thesis

Russell Koontz

Copyright 1995, Russell Koontz
Apparently not in the Public Domain. Found online with no limitations announced.

2002

Overview of North Carolina Census Records, 1787-1920

NC Archives

Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, NC
Possibly a newer version available from the State of North Carolina.


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