Enos Harrell Papers, 1815-1866

Manuscript Collection #46

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Enos Harrell Papers
    Creator: Harrell, Enos
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1815-1866) including a promissory note, receipts, and a letter from the Freedman's Bureau relating to the payment of wages of a former slave. 8 items.
    Extent: 0.121 Cubic feet, 8 items, consisting of a letter, promissory note, and receipts.
  • Description

    The most significant item in the collection is a letter from the Headquarters, Freedmen's Bureau, Subdivision of Tarboro, Rocky Mount, N.C., sent to Enos Harrell and dated January 14, 1866. The letter charges that Harrell failed to pay proper wages to a Negro servant, Sophia Dunford. The Freedmen's Bureau, an important factor in the work of Reconstruction in the South, was charged with, among other things, the settlement of disputes between Whites and Negroes.

    Also included, in addition to receipts (1815-1847), is a promissory note which reflects the hiring for the year 1855 of a Negro girl named Sophia. The note was payable to Luinda Dunfred.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    March 13, 1968, 8 items; Papers, consisting of a letter, promissory note, and receipts. Given to J. Y. Joyner Library by Mr. Alexander B. Andrews, Raleigh, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Alexander B. Andrews

    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

    Enos Harrell Papers (#46), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, May 1968

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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