Cora Warren Beck Memoir

Manuscript Collection #289
Beck, Cora Warren
Physical description
0.044 Cubic Feet, 1 volume , memoir, typewritten transcript, 22 pages.
Preferred Citation
Cora Warren Beck Memoir (#289), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Memoir [1855-1867] of the author's childhood in Atlanta, GA, including Civil War and postwar references.

Biographical/historical information

Cora Warren Beck was the daughter of Baptist minister Ebenezer W. Warren and grew up in Macon, Georgia. She is listed in the 1850 and 1860 census records.


Scope and arrangement

The undated memoir, written during the author's later years, contains childhood impressions of Cora Warren Beck's homelife in Atlanta, Georgia. It appears that the memoir comprises her experiences during the years between 1855 and 1867.

Of particular interest is the period covering the Civil War and postwar years, during which time the author's family experienced Sherman's occupation of Atlanta (p. 12) and the economic hardships caused by the war.

Other entries of interest include Beck's accounts of two Negro folk songs (pp. 8-9), of conditions in a Union prison camp (p. 16), and of her brother's involvement in the movement of ex-Confederates to Mexico after the Civil War (p. 16).

Administrative information
Custodial History

September 24, 1975, 22 pp. typescript; Memoir written by girl in Civil War in Atlanta, Georgia. Copy of original in possession of Mr. Warren Beck, Jr., Morehead City, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Warren Beck, Jr.

Processing information

Processed by L. Durham, February 1981

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
Beck, Cora Warren
African Americans--Songs and music
American Confederate voluntary exiles--Mexico
Americans--Mexico--History--19th century
Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Economic aspects
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Children
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons

Container list
Box 1 Cora Warren Beck Memoir