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James G. Raby Papers, 1918-1919

(Manuscript Collection #317)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: James G. Raby Papers
Creator: Raby, James G.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 0.287 Cubic feet, 40 items , consisting of correspondence and photographs.

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Accessions Information

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

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

James G. Raby Papers (#317), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Ronald W. Jenkins

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Hart, April 1978

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

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

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

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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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