Quinerly Family Papers, 1861-1946

Manuscript Collection #186

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Quinerly Family Papers
    Creator: Quinerly family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1861-1946, undated) consisting of correspondence, Indian reservation schools in Oklahoma, legal records, receipts, poetry, receipts, poetry, handwritten history, blueprint.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 298 items , consisting of correspondence, legal records, receipts, poetry, and miscellaneous.
  • Description

    This collection deals primarily with the Quinerlys of Greenville, N.C., and related families.

    Correspondence, largely of a personal nature, constitutes a large part of the collection. A letter from Guatemala describes the rainy season and amount of wild game there (1895). A series of letters (1917-1940) concerns the Cuban sugar cane industry and describes the outlook for crops and prices. Noteworthy items describe problems arising from a revolution on the island (1917), a trip made to Guantanamo, and the city itself (1939).

    Other correspondence includes a description of an Indian reservation school in Oklahoma, typical names of children, and tribe names (1922); a trip to and description of the Olympia theater in Miami, Florida (1930); and life in an ROTC artillery camp in Chattanooga, Tennessee (1917).

    A large group of letters (undated) concerns personal and family affairs of the Quinerlys. Among these are items describing an E.C.T.C. commencement and the senior class activities that preceded it; and a traveler's first impressions of Atlanta.

    Legal and financial papers (1861, 1864, 1894-1943, undated) include contracts, a stock certificate for the Greenville Cotton Mills, Inc., receipts for general purchases and tax payments, and a copy of a farm tax assessment (1864).

    Poetry (1884, 1892, undated) deals with topics such as romance and nature.

    Miscellaneous items (1864, 1910-1946, undated) include a handwritten history of Pitt County during the Civil War, a handwritten history of Grifton, a blueprint (filed as oversized material), and other items.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    October 25, 1971, ca. 100 items, correspondence (1891-1945) and miscellaneous. Gift of anonymous donor.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of anonymous donor

    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

    Quinerly Family Papers (#186), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by W. West, April 1979

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

  • Box 2
    Correspondence (undated)
    Legal and financial papers; poetry; and miscellaneous

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Container List

  • Box 2
    Correspondence (undated)
    Legal and financial papers; poetry; and miscellaneous

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