F. L. Bond Papers, 1851-1864

Manuscript Collection #296

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: F. L. Bond Papers
    Creator: Bond, F. L.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1851-1864) of Tarboro, NC furniture manufacturer and dealer, consisting of diary, scrapbook, list of vessels, Civil War events, addresses, prices, clippings.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 1 volume , diary scrapbook.
  • Description

    The F. L. Bond papers consist of a diary scrapbook (1851-1864) written by F. L. Bond, "Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of Furniture and Mattresses," of Tarboro, N.C.

    The diary records news in Tarboro, including deaths of friends and family, as well as news of state and national concern. Mr. Bond's notations reveal his varied interests in education for the poor, temperance, religion, inventions, commercial improvements for Tarboro and North Carolina and North Carolina's government. He records events of the Civil War in the Tarboro area, including troop movements, Union prisoners, engagements and movements on the Tar River. Bond was also keenly interested in the advancement of the mechanical trade and the diary reflects this through listings and some descriptions, plans or recipes for various patent machines, medicines, industrial products, and foods as well as addresses for such useful products.

    Entries of interest include a list of vessels arriving at Wilmington, N.C. in the year ending May 1851 complete with descriptions; a notation on a yellow fever epidemic in Wilmington, N.C. (June-November, 1862); a description of an advertisement of a new book he planned to publish entitled, The Follies of N.C. and Her Legislators; Addresses and prices of journals concerning temperance and education; a list of military events connected with a bridge over the Tar River in Edgecombe County, N.C.; a description of the convention for succession in Columbia, S.C. (December, 1860); rules and regulations of F.L. Bond's cabinet shops; and a description of his idea for the beautification of the railway between Tarboro and Rocky Mount by planting flowers.

    Clippings include anti-Union propaganda, quaint sayings and philosophy.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    October 27, 1975, 1 volume; Tarboro, N.C. daybook (photocopy) of the Civil War period. Gift of Mr. Steven L. Cummings, Route 1, Box 112, Tarboro, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Steven L. Cummings

    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

    F. L. Bond Papers (#296), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Speas, April 1976

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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