William B. Jarvis Papers

ca. 1822-1919, undated
Manuscript Collection #423
Jarvis, William B.
Physical description
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.
Preferred Citation
William B. Jarvis Papers (#423), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
No restrictions

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.

Scope and arrangement

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
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Dannie B. Wooten

Processing information

Processed by M. Quintanilla, September 1986

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
O'Hagan, Charles J., 1821-1900
Family Names
Brooks family
Jarvis family
Parker family
Wallace family
Corporate Names
Memorial Baptist Church (Greenville, N.C.)
Pitt County (N.C.)--Genealogy

Container list
Box 1 William B. Jarvis Papers, ca, 1822-1919