Emmett R. Wooten Papers, 1914

Manuscript Collection #413

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Emmett R. Wooten Papers
    Creator: Wooten, Emmett R. (Emmett Robinson), 1878-1915
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1914) consisting of carbon copies, letters, position of stock, law, legislation.
    Extent: 0.108 Cubic feet, 16 items , consisting of carbon copies of correspondence.
  • Description

    The Wooten Papers consist of carbon copies of sixteen letters written in 1914 by Emmett R. Wooten. All of the letters, addressed to North Carolina political figures, solicit support for Wooten's candidacy for Speaker of the House for the 1915 General Assembly. One letter (Sept. 26, 1914) explains Wooten's position on stock laws pertaining to Lenoir County. Because of the stock laws of surrounding counties, Wooten was forced to introduce such legislation for Lenoir County.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Emmett Robinson Wooten, son of John C. and Mary Cobb Wooten, was born in November of 1878 at Ft. Barnwell, Craven County, N.C. Wooten received his education at Wake Forest College and also at the University of North Carolina law school. Admitted to the bar in 1900, Wooten opened his practice in Kinston. After serving as attorney for Kinston and Lenoir County, Wooten was elected to four consecutive terms in the N.C. House of Representatives (1909-1915). Not long after his election as Speaker of the House in 1915, Wooten died from injuries caused by an automobile accident.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    June 5, 1980, 16 items; Correspondence (1914) of Lenoir County, N.C., legislator. Gift of anonymous donor.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of anonymous donor

    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

    Emmett R. Wooten Papers (#413), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Murphy, September 1982

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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