Robert Alexander Walker Collection

Manuscript Collection #502
Walker, Robert Alexander
Physical description
0.215 Cubic Feet, 3 items , consisting of correspondence, an account book, and a promissory note.
Preferred Citation
Robert Alexander Walker Collection (#502), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1849-1890) including correspondence, an account book, promissory note, price of tobacco, transportation, sale.

Scope and arrangement

An account book (1857-1859, 1882-1890) records the payment and receipt of money for a variety of goods. It also includes an 1859 estimate for the value of six Negroes and the 1890 account of sales for the estate of Hugh Woods.

Also included are a promissory note for $60 (March, 1849) and a letter from a tobacconist in Richmond, Virginia (October, 1866), discussing the price of tobacco and the costs involved in its transportation and sale.

Administrative information
Custodial History

September 2, 1985, 3 items; Person County, N.C., family papers (1849-1890), consisting of correspondence, an account book, and a promissory note. Gift of Mr. Robert A. Walker, Kinston, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Robert A. Walker

Processing information

Processed by M. Quintanilla, May 1988

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
Slavery--North Carolina--Person County
Tobacco industry--North Carolina--Person County
Person County (N.C.)--Commerce