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Dicksy M. Bagby Papers, 1891-1896

Manuscript Collection #185

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Title: Dicksy M. Bagby Papers
Creator: Bagby, Dicksy M.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1891-1896) consisting of correspondence from friends and relatives, correspondence of social reflection, cultural mores, climatic conditions in Virginia.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 37 items , consisting of correspondence (1891-1896)

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Accessions Information

October 25, 1971, 37 items; Correspondence (1891-1896). Loaned by Mr. Thomas H. Bland, Greenville, N.C.

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

Dicksy M. Bagby Papers (#185), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Mr. Thomas H. Bland

Processing Information

  • Processed by T. Coker, January 1972

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The collection consists of correspondence to Dicksy M. Bagby from her friends and relatives (1891-1896). Exception to this is one letter from Dicksy to her mother with commentary on the death of a mutual acquaintance. Many of the letters are of an amorous, personal nature written by the many suitors of Miss Bagby. Others from family and friends discuss various social activities: church, parties, dances, planned excursions, etc. Correspondence reveals that Dicksy Bagby was employed as a school teacher. The bulk of this correspondence is of interest primarily through its reflection of social conditions, cultural mores, and climate conditions in Virginia (especially Richmond and Newport News) during this period.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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