James G. Raby Papers

Manuscript Collection #317
Raby, James G.
Physical description
0.287 Cubic Feet, 40 items , consisting of correspondence and photographs.
Preferred Citation
James G. Raby Papers (#317), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1918-1919) of prominent physician in Leggett, NC, who served as a 2nd Lieutenant during World War I, consisting of correspondence, photographs, automobile prices, availability of prices, letters.

Biographical/historical information

The Raby family lived in Edgecombe County. James G. Raby was a prominent physician in Leggett, N.C. who served as lieutenant in WWI.

Scope and arrangement

The collection consists primarily of letters (July 22, 1918 - Mar. 19, 1919) written to Raby who served in Morrison, Va.; Lakedown Salisbury, England; and New York City. Comments concern the purchase of war bonds; inflated cost of shoes, clothing, groceries and utilities; and government restrictions on Sunday automobile driving. Of significance is a discussion of a Spanish influenza epidemic in Rocky Mount and Tarboro. Also mentioned is discussion of automobile prices and the availability of rides.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 27, 1976, 40 items; World War I correspondence (1918-1919) and photographs of Tarboro, N.C. resident. Gift of Ronald W. Jenkins, Wheaton, Maryland

Source of acquisition

Gift of Ronald W. Jenkins

Processing information

Processed by M. Hart, April 1978

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
Raby, James G.
Automobiles--Prices--United States
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919--North Carolina--Rocky Mount
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919--North Carolina--Tarboro
Physicians--North Carolina--Leggett
Savings bonds--United States--History
Soldiers--Correspondence--North Carolina
World War, 1914-1918--Economic aspects
World War, 1914-1918--Finance--United States