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Shirley Kilpatrick Collection, 1736-1922

Manuscript Collection #10

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Title: Shirley Kilpatrick Collection
Creator: Kilpatrick, Shirley
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1736-1922) of Lenoir County (NC) land records, financial records 7 distillery records, etc.
Extent: 0.055 Cubic feet, 222 items , consisting of correspondence, deeds, accounts, promissory notes, receipts, and miscellaneous material.

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Accessions Information

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.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

Shirley Kilpatrick Collection (#10), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Miss Shirley Kilpatrick

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, September 1967

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

Subject Headings Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Geographic Entry :

  • North Carolina, Kinston

Autograph Entry :

  • Rouse, N[oah] J[ames] 1922

Subject Entries :

  • INVENTIONS- -Printing- -19th Century
  • PRINTING- -19th Century
  • TAXATION- -Liquors
  • TAXATION- -1922

Genealogy Entries :

  • MOORE FAMILY- -Lenoir Co., N.C.
  • MEWBORN FAMILY- -Lenoir Co., N.C.

Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

  • Box 1#0010.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#0010.1.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.
    • Folder b#0010.1.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.
    • Folder c#0010.1.c
      Jesse J. Moore, L. J. Mewborn, et. al. Receipts (1844-1903) Holograph & Printed form. Encapsulated. 67 items. 67 p.
    • Folder d#0010.1.d (1 item  digitized)
      Jesse J. Moore, L. J. Mewborn, et. al. Promissory Notes, Tax Receipts, Etc., Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina (1845-1902) Holograph & Printed form. Encapsulated. 67 items. 67 p.
    • Folder e#0010.1.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.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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