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Robert Alexander Walker Collection, 1849-1890

Manuscript Collection #502

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Title: Robert Alexander Walker Collection
Creator: Walker, Robert Alexander
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1849-1890) including correspondence, an account book, promissory note, price of tobacco, transportation, sale.
Extent: 0.215 Cubic feet, 3 items , consisting of correspondence, an account book, and a promissory note.

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Accessions Information

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.

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

Robert Alexander Walker Collection (#502), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Robert A. Walker

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Quintanilla, May 1988

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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