|Title:||Abigail Brothers Stanley Memoir|
|Creator:||Stanley, Abigail Brothers|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Memoir (undated) consisting of typescript memoir, economic activities.|
|Extent:||0.1 Cubic feet, typescript memoir.|
October 26, 1973, 25 pages; Memoir of Pasquotank County native. Gift of Mrs. Doris Fearing, Elizabeth City, N.C.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Abigail Brothers Stanley Memoir (#243), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by L. Hofler, April 1974
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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.
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