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Tony N. Forbes Papers, 1891-1893

Manuscript Collection #42

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Title: Tony N. Forbes Papers
Creator: Forbes, Tony N., 1873-1911
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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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.

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Hattie Forbes Streeter

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, March 1968

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

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

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.

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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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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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