Shirley Kilpatrick Collection

Manuscript Collection #10
Kilpatrick, Shirley
Physical description
0.055 Cubic Feet, 222 items , consisting of correspondence, deeds, accounts, promissory notes, receipts, and miscellaneous material.
Preferred Citation
Shirley Kilpatrick Collection (#10), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1736-1922) of Lenoir County (NC) land records, financial records, distillery records, etc.

Scope and arrangement

The collection contains a limited amount of correspondence of a routine nature. An 1890 letter discusses the invention of and a patent for a "Machine for Plaining Electrotypes"; and a 1922 letter from Noah J. Rouse of Kinston attacks increased taxation and overspending.

Land records (1736-1884) include deeds, descriptions, a grant, and a sheriff's sale deed for property in Kinston and Lenoir County.

The bulk of the papers consists of routine financial records, including accounts (1845-1902), promissory notes (1844-1903), and receipts (1845-1902).

Other material includes returns and reports concerning the gauging of brandy at a Lenoir County distillery (1878-1880), certificates, a petition for patent and other patent material (1888, 1890), internal revenue assessment (1873), and miscellaneous items.

Administrative information
Custodial History

September 22, 1967, 222 items; Papers (1736-1922) of Moore and Mewborn families of Lenoir County, consisting of correspondence, deeds, accounts, promissory notes, receipts, mortgages, certificates, reports, and other miscellaneous material. Given May, 1966, by Miss Shirley Kilpatrick, Kinston, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Miss Shirley Kilpatrick

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, September 1967

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Rouse, Noah James--Correspondence
Family Names
Mewborn family
Moore family
Deeds--North Carolina--Lenoir County
Liquor industry--Taxation--North Carolina
Printing machinery and supplies--Patents
Printing--North Carolina--History--19th century
Kinston (N.C.)
Lenoir County (N.C.)

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Correspondence & Deeds & Surveys relating to lands in Dobbs County, Craven County, & Lenoir County, North Carolina (1736-1922) ALS, TLS, Holograph & Printed forms. Encapsulated. 25 items. 26 p
Box 1 Folder b Jesse J. Moore, L. J. Mewborn, et. al. Dry Goods, Grocery, Stationery, Etc. Accounts, Kinston, North Carolina (1845-1902) Holograph & Printed form. Encapsulated. 67 items. 67 p
Box 1 Folder c Jesse J. Moore, L. J. Mewborn, et. al. Receipts (1844-1903) Holograph & Printed form. Encapsulated. 67 items. 67 p
Box 1 Folder e Jesse J. Moore, Lemuel J. Newborn & Lemuel J. Mewborn, Jr. Miscellaneous Items, including John A. Miltz's New Orleans, LA Provost Marshal's Pass, Oath of Allegiance & citizenship certificate (New York, NY) - Distillery Tax forms - Mortgages - Lenoir County, NC Probate Court guardianship certificate - Knight's of Pythias Kinston, NC Lodge No. 66 Membership certificate - Machine for Planing Stereotypes Patent Petition, Printed forms & Pamphlet - D. W. Whitaker's Printer's Galley Patent description & drawings - Columbia Typographical Union No, 101, Washington, DC Officers and Members List - Plat of the Benjamin Parrott Land - Confederate States of America 1863 $100 Bonds Nos. 20158-20159 (1862-1897, undated) Holographic & Printed & Printed forms. Encapsulated. 24 items. 41 p