Goode Family Papers, 1781-1887

Manuscript Collection #184

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Goode Family Papers
    Creator: Goode family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1781-1887) consisting of photocopies of correspondence, information on variety of subjects, social letters, information on church.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 19 items , photocopies of correspondence (1781-1887).
  • Description

    The collection contains information on a variety of subjects and covers a period of more than one hundred years. Two items deal with the Revolutionary War in that one Luke Wiles was wounded in battle in Guilford County, N.C., and was discharged from the militia due to his wound. In 1825, Wiles sought relief from the national government in the form of a pension.

    A second area of correspondence is that of the 1820s and consists of social letters from Sarah Massie in Lynchburg (Nelson Co.) and Richmond, Virginia, to her aunt, Mrs. Sally T. Massie. Of particular interest are commentaries on private education of the period with a listing of course work, which includes grammar, geography, farming, writing, spelling, and reading. A school of dance is also found to be in existence at this time. An 1825 letter describes a visit to Richmond, Virginia, by the Marquis de LaFayette, including an account of parades, military assemblages, dinners, parties, and a "grand ball" given in his honor. Further correspondence of the 1820s is of a "social" nature, consisting of reports of births, deaths, funerals, marriages, parties, climate, etc.

    A third area of correspondence is that of the 1880s which includes information on a schism of the Episcopal Church in Virginia, a variety of social institutions, and an apparently successful mineral spring in Arkansas owned by a member of the Goode family.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    October 25, 1971, 19 items; Correspondence (1781-1887). Copies of originals in possession of Mr. Thomas H. Bland, Goldsboro, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Loaned by Mr. Thomas H. Bland

    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

    Goode Family Papers (#184), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by T. Coker, January 1972

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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