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Francis Roger Gregory Papers, 1820-1880

Manuscript Collection #561

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Title: Francis Roger Gregory Papers
Creator: Gregory, Francis Roger
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1820-1880) including daybook, poetry, rhymes, predictions, proverbs, measurements for timber and shingling, borrowing money.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 1 item, daybook.

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Accessions Information

October 19, 1988, 1 volume; Daybook (1820-1880) of Granville County, N.C., physician. Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard, Tarboro, 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

Francis Roger Gregory Papers (#561), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard

Processing Information

  • Processed by A. Fouts, February 1989

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

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The collection consists of an agricultural notebook of Dr. Francis Roger Gregory and Mattie L. Gregory of Granville Co., N.C. The book contains records of sheep, pig, cow, and horse prices for 1868-1875 (pp. 100-224) and the gestation period for each (p. 5). It gives a day-to-day account of raising tobacco and corn and how the weather conditions affected these crops for 1824-1860 (pp. 12-60). There is a yearly account (1820-1850) of the most "cold unseasonable weather" (pp. 157-158).

The book gives the weights of different grains (p. 9) and crib content measurements (p. 4) as well as measurements for timber and shingling (pp. 6-8). It contains accounts of different persons who either bought items or borrowed money from Mattie L. Gregory (pp. 100-224) possibly as tenant farmers. Items included foodstuff, seeds, clothing, furniture, and liquor and the prices for each.

Poetry and rhymes were collected and noted (pp. 185-187, 119-120) as well as some proverbs, sayings, and predictions (pp. 61-98). Cures for sprains and other minor injuries as well as for rheumatism (p. 1) and distemper in a cow (p. 10) are noted.

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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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