Abigail Brothers Stanley Memoir

circa 1860-1900
Manuscript Collection #243
Stanley, Abigail Brothers
Physical description
0.1 Cubic Feet, typescript memoir.
Preferred Citation
Abigail Brothers Stanley Memoir (#243), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
No restrictions

Memoir (undated) consisting of typescript memoir, economic activities.

Scope and arrangement

The Abigail Brothers Stanley Memoir concentrated on the latter half of the nineteenth century in Pasquotank County, N.C. The reminiscences of Mrs. Stanley are of interest for their insight into the social and cultural history of this area. Of particular interest are commentaries concerning the hiding of men in the swamps and woods during the Civil War to avoid the Confederate conscription officers, fighting between "Buffaloes" and "Guerellars" in Pasquotank County, and the hardships confronting the family after the Civil War. The memoir also includes information on the education system in Pasquotank; attitudes toward religion, witchcraft and drinking; punishment for stealing horses; and economic activities of the citizens. Considerable family history is included in the memoir.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 26, 1973, 25 pages; Memoir of Pasquotank County native. Gift of Mrs. Doris Fearing, Elizabeth City, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Doris Fearing

Processing information

Processed by L. Hofler, April 1974

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
Stanley, Abigail Brothers
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Public schools--North Carolina--Pasquotank County
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--North Carolina
Pasquotank County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Pasquotank County (N.C.)--History, Military--19th century
Pasquotank County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--19th century