John B. Green Collection, 1844-1972

Manuscript Collection #380

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: John B. Green Collection
    Creator: Green, John B.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1844-1972) of material related to Craven Co., N.C., or to maritime topics. Cemetery records for Craven Co., N.C., list 800 tombstones and include some hand-drawn maps and local historical notes. Records of the New Bern Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, New Bern, N.C., include a minute book (1954-1966), membership roll calls, correspondence, clippings, notes, reports, resolutions, and other materials. Postcards, stereographs, and sheet music concern naval and maritime themes and include World War I patriotic sheet music. Scrapbook (1919-1922) contains clippings on the construction of concrete ships at the Newport Shipbuilding Corporation of New Bern, N.C., and on the New Bern Bears baseball team. Other postcards and printed materials concern the North Carolina Outer Banks ferries; Bethlehem Steel Corporation; and the U.S. Navy, including the USS Maine, early submarines USS Porpoise and USS Shark, the USS San Francisco, and a compilation of articles written during WWI for the onboard newspaper of the USS George Washington entitled The Hatchet of the United States Ship George Washington by Captain Edwin T. Pollock and Lieutenant Paul F. Bloomhardt.
    Extent: 0.73 Cubic feet, 131 items , ca. 0.73 cubic feet, copies, of cemetery records, hand-drawn maps, and local historical notes.
  • Description

    This collection consists of tombstone lists and cemetery descriptions from Craven County, N.C., and "Old Craven Township No. 4," now in Pamlico County.

    Approximately 800 tombstones are listed, with burials from 1755 to the 1970s. Forty-two family and church cemeteries are on the inventory. Green includes a two-page list of thirty-six of these, with the number of known burials and the oldest known burial listed for each. Although the sites are listed under township cover-sheets, precise directions are given to each cemetery. The largest ones are in New Bern or its immediate area. Hand-drawn maps are included for several sites, and the background and present condition of family sites are described. Also included are a map for Township No. 9 and four pages of copied inscriptions from historic sites in the New Bern area. Revolutionary, Confederate, and unmarked graves are noted, as are those of Richard Dobbs Spaight and other prominent early North Carolinians of the New Bern area.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    March 12, 1979, 89 pages; Craven County, N.C., cemetery records. Copies of original in possession of John B. Green III, New Bern, N.C.

    April 27, 1994, (unprocessed addition 1), 60 items, 0.200 cubic feet; New Bern Chapter Records (1954-1967) of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, New Bern, North Carolina Chapter including minute book, January 1954 - September 1966, including membership roll calls, ca. 1953-1965; also correspondence, clippings, notes, reports, resolutions, memorials, poems, songsheets, brochures, pamphlets, membership application forms, etc., 1954-1968, undated. Holograph, Typescript and Printed; See prelinary inventory. Donor: Mr. John B. Green, III

    March 4, 1997, (unprocessed addition 2), 1 box, 54 items, 0.050 cubic feet; Collection (1898-1972, undated) of picture post cards, stereographs and sheet music with naval and maritime themes, including World War I patriotic sheet music for "The Navy Took Them Over" and "The Navy Will Bring Them Back" Lyrics by Yeoman Howard Johnson, U.S.N. Music by Ira Schuster, copyrighted by Leo Feist. See preliminary inventory. Donor: Mr. John B. Green, III

    September 5, 2000, (unprocessed addition 3), 1 volume, 1 item, 0.200 cubic feet; Scrapbook (1919-1922) containing clippings on construction of concrete ships at the Newport Shipbuilding Corp., New Bern, North Carolina; and on the New Bern Bears baseball team. Also included is a photograph of two ships under construction at the Newport Ship Building Yard. See preliminary inventory. Donor: Mr. John Green

    August 4, 2006, (unprocessed addition 4), 11 items, 0.220 cubic feet; Collection (ca 1844, 1906-1961, undated) including a letter from Upton Beall to Commander Ed. W. Carpenter, Navy Yard, Gosport, VA, 14 Dec. 1844, agreeing to officiate his wedding; postcards and printed materials related to the U. S. Navy, North Carolina outer banks ferries, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, USS MAINE, the early submarines USS PORPOISE and USS SHARK, USS SAN FRANCISCO, ca 1906-1961; also The Hatchet of the United States Ship GEORGE WASHINGTON, compiled by Captain Edwin T. Pollock, U.S. Navy and Lieut. (J.G.) Paul F. Bloomhardt, Chaplain Corps., U. S. Navy (New York: J. H. Little & Ives Co. ©1919 by Capt. Edwin T. Pollock) See preliminary inventory. 1 box. 1 vol. & 11 items. 149 p. (ca. 0.220 cubic feet) Recd. 5/12/2006. Donor: John B. Green, III.

    June 2, 2010, (unprocessed addition 5), 4 items, 0.010 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1900-1911, 1942) of three postcards with nautical scenes including "U.S. Monitor 'The Terror'", including boxing, wrestling, & animal mascots aboard U.S. naval ships CONNECTICUT and LOUISIANA; Postcard from unknown author, Roxbury, New Hampshire to Mrs. Francis Roberts, Northfield, Vermont; verso shows excursion ship & pleasure vessels in Sunapee Harbor, N.H.; package of World War II ephemera including two "Remember Pearl Harbor / Keep 'em Flying! / Uncle Sam Needs Pilots / Be A U. S. Army Aviation Cadet" stickers with ordering information card. See preliminary inventory. 4 items. 6 p. (ca 0.010 cubic feet) Recd 2/11/2010. Donor: John B. Green, III.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. John B. Green, III
    Gift of Mr. John Green

    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

    John B. Green Collection (#380), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by F. Elliot, October 1986

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Preliminary Inventory

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 3
    Letters and Postcards (1844-1961, undated)
    The Hatchet of the USS George Washington

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Preliminary Inventory

  • Box 3
    Letters and Postcards (1844-1961, undated)
    The Hatchet of the USS George Washington

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