Collection (1954-1780, 1861-1866, 1916) consisting of letters, Revolutionary War currency and Civil War money.
Miss Sallie Joyner Davis (1871-1954) was a charter member of the faculty of East Carolina Teachers Training School. A native of Wayne County, she was a niece of Dr. J. Y. Joyner and a descendant of colonial printer James Davis. Miss Davis graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and pursued graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, and the University of California. She taught history at East Carolina University from 1909 to 1945. (During this time period the university was known as East Carolina Teachers Training School and East Carolina Teachers College).
The collection contains a letter (1916) from Colonel Fred A. Olds of the North Carolina Historical Commission to Miss Davis in which he proposes that East Carolina develop a historical collection. In order to encourage the collection, Colonel Olds enclosed a quantity of currency, including colonial proclamation money (1754, 1768, 1771), Revolutionary War currency (1780), and a variety of Civil War money. The letter describes the type of shelving needed for storing documents and provides commentary on the history of the currency.
Gift of Business Manager's Office, East Carolina University.
Processed by D. Lennon, August 1975
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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