Smith-Grady Family Papers, 1817-1902

Manuscript Collection #94

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Smith-Grady Family Papers
    Creator: Grady family
    Smith family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1817-1902) consisting of deeds, receipts, clipping, account book, dauguerreotype, transfer of land, photographs. 10 items.
    Extent: 4.45 Cubic feet, 10 items , consisting of deeds, receipts, clipping, account book, and a daguerreotype.
  • Description

    This collection contains the deeds of Berkley and Mary Smith who sold parcels of land in the Southwest Creek area of Lenoir County to Stephen Herring (March 19, 1817) and Bryan Davenport (January 1, 1902), and the transfer of land from Oliver Herring to Calvin Herring (May 28, 1857). Also included is an account book (1845-1854) belonging to Whitfield Grady that records the purchases of foodstuffs, agricultural equipment, and labor. Financial records include receipts, money orders, etc. (1866-1899). There is also a photo of Silvia, a freed slave formerly belonging to Whitfield Grady.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    May 31, 1969, 10 items, papers (1817-1902), including account book (1845-1854) of Whitfield Grady, deeds, receipts, clipping, and a daguerreotype. Deposited by Mrs. Gray Smith, Deep Run, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Gray Smith

    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

    Smith-Grady Family Papers (#94), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Quintanilla, October 1986

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Preliminary Inventory

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

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