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Abigail Brothers Stanley Memoir

Manuscript Collection #243

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Title: Abigail Brothers Stanley Memoir
Creator: Stanley, Abigail Brothers
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Memoir (undated) consisting of typescript memoir, economic activities.
Extent: 0.1 Cubic feet, typescript memoir.

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Accessions Information

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

Abigail Brothers Stanley Memoir (#243), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Doris Fearing

Processing Information

  • Processed by L. Hofler, April 1974

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

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

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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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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