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Cora Warren Beck Memoir, 1855-1867

(Manuscript Collection #289)

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Title: Cora Warren Beck Memoir
Creator: Beck, Cora Warren
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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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.

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Warren Beck, Jr.

Processing Information

  • Processed by L. Durham, February 1981

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

Source: Ancestry.com

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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).

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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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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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