Darden Family Papers

1857, 1880-1881, 1907
Manuscript Collection #173
Darden family
Physical description
0.11 Cubic Feet, 3 items, 1 volume
Preferred Citation
Darden Family Papers (#173), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1851,1880-1881,1907) consisting of correspondence, newspapers, notice of sale.

Scope and arrangement

The collection consists of two pieces of correspondence, an estate sale notice, and a bound volume of newspapers. The correspondence concerns incidences of influenza or "la grippe" in Richmond, VA (January 14, 1907), and tonsillitis and diphtheria in Goldsboro, NC (September 23, 1907). The estate sale notice lists items for sale and includes a new cotton gin, supplies for building a gin house, two bushel barrels of apple brandy, 8,000 shingles, and 30 bushel barrels of plank road dip. The bound volume of newspapers contains The Anson Times from October 13, 1880 to October 5, 1881.

Administrative information
Custodial History

June 23, 1971, 3 items and 1 volume; Correspondence (1907) and notice of sale (1857). Volume of Anson Times (1880-1881). Gift of Mr. James H. Darden III, Greenville, NC.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. James H. Darden III

Processing information

Processed by M. Boccaccio; A. Merriman, November 1999

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Family Names
Darden family
American newspapers--North Carolina--Wadesboro
Diphtheria--North Carolina--History--20th century
Epidemics--Southern States--History--20th century
Estate sales--North Carolina
Influenza--Virginia--History--20th century