Cora Warren Beck Memoir, 1855-1867

Manuscript Collection #289

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Cora Warren Beck Memoir
    Creator: Beck, Cora Warren
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Memoir [1855-1867] of the author's childhood in Atlanta, GA, including Civil War and postwar references.
    Extent: 0.044 Cubic feet, 1 volume , memoir, typewritten transcript, 22 pages.
  • Description

    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).

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    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.


  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Warren Beck, Jr.

    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

    Cora Warren Beck Memoir (#289), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by L. Durham, February 1981

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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