C. C. Jackson Papers

Manuscript Collection #520
Jackson, C. C., 1866-approximately 1935
Physical description
0.43 Cubic Feet, 140 items, 3 volumes , consisting of correspondence, birth books, land records, financial records, ledgers, and miscellaneous.
Preferred Citation
C. C. Jackson Papers (#520), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
No restrictions

Papers (1889-1945) including correspondence, birth books, land records, financial records, ledgers, report cards, advertisements, etc.

Biographical/historical information

C. C. Jackson (1866-ca. 1935) of Yeatesville and Pantego, N.C., was a prominent physician and farmer. He was also vice-president of the Bank of Belhaven during the 1920s and was involved in the buying and selling of land throughout his lifetime.

Scope and arrangement

Correspondence mainly concerns the Bank of Belhaven. A 1923 letter from the chief state bank examiner notes its perilous condition, and letters from 1927-1936 concern its liquidation.

Birth memorandum books (1919-1935) list the city and/or township, sex; father's name, race, age, birthplace, and occupation; mother's maiden name, race, age, birthplace, number of children born, number of children living; date of birth; and remarks which usually included time of birth, child's name, medical problems, weight, and whether illegitimate. Another medical file includes an 1897 advertisement for trusses, U.S. Treasury Department Inventory of Opium, etc (1931-1935), an advertising pamphlet for medical and surgical instruments, and a March-April 1935 patient memo book. Two patient ledgers (1927-1934, 1931-1936) give more complete information on Jackson's cases, including name, date of visit, medical problem, medicine, address (town) and charge. Colored patients are noted as is payment in cash or in kind.

Jackson bought a farm in 1931 and his personal ledger (1926-1945) contains farm accounts for Pantego Farm, including tobacco and hog sales and general purchases from 1931 through 1945. Some farm accounts are also noted in the 1931-1936 patient ledger. Financial records are primarily farm-related and include papers that indicate the number of hogs slaughtered (1934-1935), contractual arrangements (1935), tobacco warehouse sales (1938-1945), notes, and chattel mortgages.

Land records are for property in Beaufort County (1891-1932), and Jackson's real estate and personal property file reflects his personal holdings.

A miscellaneous file includes an 1883 report card for Louis Eborn, a broadside for a Free Magic Circus (1941), and ads for pure whiskies from the Casper Co., in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Administrative information
Custodial History

December 10, 1986, 140 items and 3 volumes; Papers (1891-1945) of Beaufort County, N.C., physician, including correspondence, birth record books, land records, farm accounts, ledgers, and miscellaneous. Gift of Margaret R. Jackson heirs, Pantego, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Margaret R. Jackson heirs

Processing information

Processed by M. Boccaccio, July 1987

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
Jackson, C. C., 1866-approximately 1935
Banks and banking--North Carolina--Belhaven
Farms--North Carolina--Pantego
Patients--North Carolina--Beaufort County
Physicians--North Carolina--Beaufort County

Container list
Box 1 Correspondence, 1902-1944, undated; birth memorandum books, 1919-1935; medical file, 1897-1935; land records, 1891-1932; taxes, 1931-1935; financial records, 1889-1945; miscellaneous
Box 2 Personal ledger, 1926-1945
Box 3 Patient ledger, 1931-1936
Box 4 Patient ledger, 1927-1934