William B. Jarvis Papers, ca. 1822-1919, undated

Manuscript Collection #423

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: William B. Jarvis Papers
    Creator: Jarvis, William B.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: William B. Jarvis papers (ca. 1822 - 1919, undated) including family bible records, clippings, genealogical notes, photographs, cipher book, and a periodical relating to the Jarvis, Brooks, Monk, Parker, and Wallace families, Memorial Baptist Church (Greenville, NC), and the Monumental Bronze Company.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 12 items , pictures and Bible records (copies), newspaper clippings, and genealogical notes pertaining to Jarvis, Parker, Brooks, and Wallace families, as well as a cipher book, pamphlet, photo, and other miscellaneous items.
  • Description

    The bulk of the collection consists of Bible records, genealogical notes, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the Jarvis and related families, including the Parker, Brooks, and Wallace families. These families are primarily from Pitt County; the Wallaces migrated to Colorado.

    Two items of particular interest are a cipher book (ca. 1822) and a photograph of the old sanctuary building of Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville, along with a commentary on the church.

    Miscellaneous items include a copy of a photograph of Dr. W. C. Abott, an issue of "Agents Monthly," put out by the Monumental Bronze Company, and a clipping describing Dr. Charles J. O'Hagan and his activities at the State Medical Convention in Charlotte.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    February 26, 1981, 12 items; Family Bible records, clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous.

    August 25, 19821 volume; Cipher books (1822). Gift of Mr. Dannie B. Wooten, Fountain, N.C.

    April 15, 1992 (unprocessed addition 1), 1 item; Bladen County, N.C. land grant (1860) for J.A. Parker. Donor: Mr. Dannie B. Wooten.

    September 10, 1992 (unprocessed addition 2), 1 item; Photograph (1919) of Thomas Overton Monk and Florence Huggin Monk. Donor: Mr. Dannie B. Wooten.

    August 20, 2003 (unprocessed addition 3), 17 items; Collection (1848-1919) of clippings, genealogical pages, photographic prints, etc. from the Jarvis family Bible, including birth, deaths, marriages, and memoranda, relating to the family of William B. Jarvis and his wife Martha Ann Parker of Greenville, NC, and Washington, NC. Donor: Mr. Dannie B.Wooten.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Dannie B. Wooten

    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

    William B. Jarvis Papers (#423), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Quintanilla, September 1986

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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