New accessions to East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Contributed by Dale Sauter

#1342 Benjamin W. Daniels and Mabel A. Grant Daniels Papers

Included are a copy of the Daniels-Murphrey Family History compiled and edited by Eleanor Daniels Casey in 1993, a photograph of the USS Nebraska that Benjamin Daniels of Wayne County, North Carolina, sailed on to Europe in WWI, and three photographs of Benjamin Daniels in his WWI US Navy uniform

#1343 1st Battalion, 1st NC Volunteer Infantry, in Cuba Collection

The four-month stay in Cuba of the 1st Battalion, 1st North Carolina Volunteers, from December 1898 through March 1899 is documented in these sixty amateur albumen photographs with captions. The photographs are 3 1/2" x 3 3/8" in 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" mounts. The soldiers arrived in Havana, Cuba, the day after the Treaty of Paris was signed ending the Spanish American War.

#936 Vertical File Collection (Addition 15)

This ca. 1910 cabinet photograph is of the C. T. Munford store located at 402-404 South Evans Street in Greenvillle (Pitt County), North Carolina.

#1345 Goldsboro, NC, Store Ledger

This ledger (1873-1874) chronicles the stock sold at a Goldsboro, North Carolina, store including, among other items, turpentine, staves, hoops, chicks, postage, timber, and bbls (barrels), and also mentions labor, hauling, and "stilling."

#1346 Stallings Air Force Base, Kinston, NC, Collection

This collection documents Stallings Air Force Base for the years 1952 and 1953 through 44 slides (most are identified with names and dates) and ephemera such as scrapbook pages containing photographs and notes, a Christmas card, a dinner program, newspaper clippings, a base map, and a pilot training certificate

#0294 Pitt County Historical Society Papers (Addition 18)

This addition includes Historical Society minutes and financial information (2005-2014), photographs (original and copies) gathered for possible use in Vol. II of the Pitt County Chronicles, and documents related to the historic Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church after it was deeded to the Historical Society in 2000. The remaining material (previously stored in the Red Banks Church) includes published Primitive Baptist Association Minutes for North Carolina and other states, the Red Banks Home Demonstration Club minutes and correspondence (1946-1950), large oval photographs of George W. Stokes and his wife Mary Ann Hardee, scan prints of Cherry family members, old Greenville advertising fans, a scrapbook for the Town & Country Senior Citizens Club (1978-1999), and 35 8mm reels of home movies (1947-1967) made by the Keel family of Greenville, N.C. (North Carolina Primitive Baptist Assoc. minutes were transferred to the North Carolina Collection in Joyner Library.)

#1347 Brake Family Papers

Included are a Brake Family History; a survey (1984) and history of the Brake Family Cemetery located near the corner of Cokey Road and Calhoun Road in Rocky Mount, North Carolina; a deed and a marriage license; documents (1957-1980) related to the West Edgecombe Volunteer Fire Department which included volunteer firefighter Robert Earl Brake; tobacco sale bills (1926-1933, undated) from several warehouses in Rocky Mount;  and a 1931-1932 Faculty and Student Directory for N.C. State.

#CR0004 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Papers (Additions 1 and 2)

Records (1990s-2018) of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville, North Carolina, including newsletters, bulletins, by-laws, reports, financial information, publications, photographs, correspondence, and clippings; and information concerning outreach ministries, the process of building and financing the new church building (including also the stained-glass windows), and the purchase and installation of the C. D. Fisk organ.

#1169-017 Stuart Wright Collection: Fred Chappell Papers (Addition 3)

This addition includes correspondence (2008-2017) between Stuart Wright and Fred and Susan Chappell, also containing drafts of poems, photographs, and programs; and an original painting (2012) titled “René Magritte, Siegfried, Wo bist du?” (After “The Hat” by René Magritte) by Fred Chappell’s good friend, artist and illustrator, Fritz Janschka.  The painting is part of Janschka’s Homages to the Masters (and Mistresses) series.

#MN0015 Miscellaneous Newspapers: The London American: London, England

Included is the July 30, 1862, issue of The London American.

#546 Hughes-Grimsley Family Papers (Addition #1)

This donation consists of thirteen tintypes of Hughes family members and of the Thomas Hughes, Jr., house at Lizzie in Greene County, North Carolina.  All the images are identified

#1301 Benjamin Holt Ticknor Papers

Papers (1862-1914) concern the life of Benjamin Holt Ticknor (1842-1914) of Boston, Massachusetts, after he enlisted in the 45th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, Co. G, in 1862 during the Civil War.  Included are thirteen letters written to his father during the war with nine (November 1863-March 1864) of them written from Fort Totten in New Bern, N.C.  Several documents relate to a court martial and trial in which he participated; other documents relate to his postwar involvement in the Loyal Legion and genealogy research. Also included are photographs of his funeral procession.  (Transferred from Denning House Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts.)

#1348 Michael J. Hamer Papers

This collection (1980s-2010s) contains material related to the life of Michael J. Hamer, an English professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, from 1986 through 2013, and a prolific songwriter, singer, and band leader who died in 2019.  Included are notebooks containing his handwritten lyrics, poems, photographs, reel to reel tapes, clippings, and other material pertaining to his musical career.

#1349 Henry A. Phelon Civil War Logbook/Scrapbook

Included is a logbook/scrapbook kept by Henry A. Phelon (1831-1902), who served as an acting Master in the Union Navy (1862-1865) during the Civil War. Orders, holograph letters, dispatches, handwritten copies of documents, and newspaper clippings glued into this scrapbook chronicle his wartime service under Rear Admiral Samuel P. Lee with the Blockading Squadron off the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina on the U.S. Steamers Shawsheen, Monticello, and Daylight, and U.S. Ironclad Steamers Canonicus and Atlanta. Later clippings (through 1900) and documents pertain to his post-war years, most of which was spent in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

#1350 Hometown Bethel Scrapbooks

Hometown Bethel was started in 2002 by local women as a way to restore and revitalize Bethel, North Carolina.  These five scrapbooks (2002-2016) were compiled by Frances Rogerson (and one by Annette Roebuck) as a way to preserve the history of Bethel and highlight events held to celebrate Bethel and encourage involvement.  Included are photographs, clippings, handwritten information, Whistle Worthy News newsletters, and photocopies documenting local history and events such as Harvest Festival, Easter celebrations, Christmas parade, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day.  Also included is a book they published in 2004 about Bethel veterans through the centuries

#1351 Hyde County, N.C., Land Records

This collection includes Hyde County, North Carolina, land records (1797-1825) for Benson, English, Bell, Carrowon, and Selby families; a will (1791) for Samuel Selby; and an 1824 letter.

#1352 Black Jack (NC) Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church

Included are five ca. 1950 black and white photographs of the exterior of Black Jack Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Pitt County, North Carolina.  The photographs show people standing outside the front and side of the building. Also included is a clipping about member Mrs. Ella Hudson’s ninety-third birthday celebration. 

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