Henry N. Blount Papers, 1936-1953

Manuscript Collection #43

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Henry N. Blount Papers
    Creator: Blount, Henry N.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1936-1953, undated) including bound volumes, daybooks, and copies of deeds, etc. relating to the prominent Eastern North Carolina family. 8 items.
    Extent: 0.507 Cubic feet, 43 items , consisting of bound volumes, daybooks, copies of deeds and notes on the same.
  • Description

    The collection concerns Henry N. Blount's later years, after his retirement, and consists largely of daybooks (1936-1944, 1946-1947, 1951-1953). Entries are largely concerned with family, garden, and a poultry flock. Included are daily records of weather, cash on hand, income from rental houses and produce sales, and personal and business expenditures.

    Comments in the daybooks concern local events such as deaths, marriages, illnesses, and a few events of broader scope. The marriage and abdication of King Edward (December 10, 1936) is noted and several entries concern World War II. Among these are comments on the explosion of an ammunition truck near Smithfield, N.C. (March 7, 1942) and the purchase of a metal water tank by the Navy for removal to West Virginia (September 13, 1942). Entries other than personal or family cease after 1944.

    Copies of deeds (1810-1814) relate to land that comprised Sans Souci, a farm (now part of Washington, N.C.) where Blount was raised. The farm originally belonged to John Gray Blount.

    Bound volumes include a textbook on bookkeeping by Ephraim W. Smith and Wilbur Smith (1889); Smith's Computer, a book on interest and conversion tables (1919); and Maury's Manual of Geography (1877), which contains information on Henry's father Thomas H. Blount on the flyleaf.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Henry N. Blount (1867-1953) was a member of a prominent Eastern North Carolina family that has served the state since the colonial period. A descendant of John Gray Blount, Henry spent his entire life in the Washington area.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    February 28, 1968, 43 items; Papers consisting of daybooks, (1936-1951), geography book, bookkeeping book, and computer guide. 35 volumes. Donated by Mr. Thomas H. Sloan, Washington, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Thomas H. Sloan

    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

    Henry N. Blount Papers (#43), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by T. Sloan, October 1968

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

Copies of deeds, daybooks (1936-1938). Contains folders f–k.
Daybooks (1938-1943). Contains folders a–f.
Daybooks (1938-1943). Contains folders g–m.
Daybooks (1943-1953) . Contains folders a–e.
Daybooks (1943-1953) . Contains folders f–k.
Bound volumes

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Container List

Copies of deeds, daybooks (1936-1938). Contains folders f–k.
Daybooks (1938-1943). Contains folders a–f.
Daybooks (1938-1943). Contains folders g–m.
Daybooks (1943-1953) . Contains folders a–e.
Daybooks (1943-1953) . Contains folders f–k.
Bound volumes

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