Tony N. Forbes Papers, 1891-1893

Manuscript Collection #42

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Tony N. Forbes Papers
    Creator: Forbes, Tony N., 1873-1911
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1891-1893) including correspondence, Bible pages (photocopies) relating to an African American family in Greenville (NC).
    Extent: 0.507 Cubic feet, 16 items , including correspondence and copies of pages from a family Bible.
  • Description

    The collection contains correspondence written by Tony N. Forbes to Miss Hattie Forbes, between May, 1891, and December, 1893. The letters are concerned primarily with personal matters and include a proposal of marriage. Also included in the collection are four pages from a family Bible, which note the birth, marriage, and death dates of Tony and Hattie Forbes.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Tony N. Forbes (1873-1911), a Negro resident of Greenville, N.C., married Hattie Forbes (1873-1928) in 1894. The Forbeses, who were not related, were the parents of the donor.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    February 6, 1968, 16 items; Papers consisting of correspondence (1891-1893) and Bible records. Deposited by Mrs. Hattie Forbes Streeter of Greenville, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Hattie Forbes Streeter

    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

    Tony N. Forbes Papers (#42), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, March 1968

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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