Newly processed collections at the East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Francis Marion Mellette Collection

This collection includes copies of Mellette family history, a 1960 history of Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge Number 304 in Deep Run, North Carolina, and an undated member ledger.

Eborn S. Pitt Papers

This collection contains the correspondence, contracts, lease agreements, and ledgers for the Farmers Tobacco Warehouse in Claxton, Georgia, and the Metter Tobacco Warehouse in Metter, Georgia (1947-1955.) There are also multiple contracts with the business partners and letters with E.S. Pittman concerning the business operations at the warehouse.

Pickwick Book Club Records

Records (1954-1980), including minutes and booklets, of the Pickwick Book Club of Greenville, North Carolina.

Hardee Family Collection

Correspondence, notes, a family history, and other genealogical materials of Col. David L. Hardee pertaining to the Hardee-Hardy families.

Henry Merritt Stenhouse Papers

This collection contains the written works of Dr. Henry Merritt Stenhouse, a U.S. Naval doctor. The written works detail his life as a naval doctor while in China and Japan (1918) and thoughts towards the Russian Revolution, the Chinese revolution, and their cultures. They also give detailed accounts of some illnesses, diseases, and injuries treated by Dr. Stenhouse as well as his life as a medical student at the University of Colorado.

Chatham Book Club Records

Records of Greenville, North Carolina, book club (1937-1977), including minutes, correspondence, newsletter clippings, constitution and by-laws, and two scrapbooks.

Democratic Women of North Carolina Collection

Papers (1960-1962, 1986, undated) compiled by Doris M. Cromartie during her service as vice chair of the executive committee of the Democratic Women of North Carolina, including correspondence, lists of workers, by-laws, newsletter, articles, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to Democratic Party activities in North Carolina.

Petition (1767) to King George III from N.C. Land Speculator Henry McCulloch

Included is a 1767 petition ("Memorial") written by Henry McCulloch, a London merchant, colonial official and North Carolina land speculator, to King George III of England. The topic of the "Memorial" is the difficulties encountered in encouraging settlements in North Carolina after the Anglo-Cherokee War (congruent with the French and Indian War) and the need for relief from paying quit rents.

44th Massachusetts Vol. Reg., Co. I, Private's Papers

This collection contains a diary (February 16, 1863-May 16, 1863) and correspondence (September 14, 1862-September 15, 1864) written by an unknown private serving in Co. I of the 44th Massachusetts Volunteers Regiment during the Civil War. The diary was written by a man named Daniel while his company is camped at Brice's Creek, North Carolina.

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