McCall-Wade Family Papers

Manuscript Collection #181
McCall family; Wade family
Physical description
0.25 Cubic Feet, 19 items , consisting of memoir, scrapbook, and newspaper clippings.
Preferred Citation
McCall-Wade Family Papers (#181), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1860-1870s, undated) consisting of memoir, comments, physical plan, scrapbook, advertisements, newspapers clippings.

Scope and arrangement

The typescript memoir entitled Pioneering, in Quitman, Georgia, consists of the recollection of Annie Elizabeth Miller's childhood years in Quitman, during the Reconstruction era. The author describes the typical diet of the average town citizen, the effects of the Civil War on local food supply, and social activities such as square dancing. In addition Miller describes clothing and dress styles of the period for women.

She describes the typical school day of the average Quitman child and comments on subjects taught, school lunches, and recess recreation activities such as baseball and stickfrog. In addition, the memoir includes a detailed account of the physical plan and furnishing of the school building.

The scrapbook contains health-related newspaper clippings (1860-1865), consisting of advertisements for new health cures and medicines to fight such diseases as cholera, dysentery, diarrhea, jaundice, apoplexy, and kidney disease.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 19, 1971, 15 items; Patent medicine scrapbook (1860-1865), clippings and memoir. Deposited by Mrs. James Wilkinson, Jr., Scotland Neck, N. C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. James Wilkinson, Jr

Processing information

Processed by M. Terry, March 1979

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
Personal Names
Miller, Annie Elizabeth
Family Names
McCall family
Wade family
Patent medicines--History--19th century
Public schools--Georgia--Quitman--History--19th century
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia--Quitman
Women's clothing--Georgia--Quitman--History--19th century
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century