Jane Gregory Marrow Family Papers, 1845-1992, undated

Manuscript Collection #652

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Jane Gregory Marrow Family Papers
    Creator: Marrow, Jane Gregory, 1916-2006
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1845-1992, undated) including correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, a water color, clippings, a doctor's journal, a recipe book and miscellaneous.
    Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 55 items ,
  • Description

    The collection includes correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to different branches of Marrow's family. The Arrington, Philips, and Battle family records are comprised of a typescript family history that includes a description of Nashville, NC (p. 16) as well as genealogical information.

    The McNeill family information contains detailed reminiscences (1900) about the Civil War including battles at Sharpsburg, MD, in 1862 (pp. 17-18), Harper's Ferry, WVA, and the taking of 13,000 Union prisoners in 1862 (p. 17), Fredericksburg, VA, in 1862 (pp. 18-19), and "Dimry's" (Drewry's) Bluff, VA, in 1864 (pp. 19-21). Also described are the formation of Company G of the 24th North Carolina Regiment (pp. 15-16) and the foraging for supplies (January-April 1864?) in Greenville, NC (pp. 21-22). Throughout these records, McNeill family connections are discussed, and a watercolor of the Philadelphus Presbyterian Church in Robeson County, NC, is included.

    The Marrow family records are comprised of correspondence (September 26, 1887; May 23-June 3, 1992) concerning the return of a sword in 1887 taken from an officer of the 16th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers at Plymouth, NC, during the Civil War, and correspondence concerning the sale of the family farm in North Carolina and Virginia (March 5-June 9, 1975; November 18, 1986-August 6, 1989). Also included are photographs and clippings concerning the Civil War sword, a typescript list of the family's land holdings (1758-1812), genealogical information, and family photographs.

    The journal of Dr. J. J. Philips of Edgecombe County, NC, details the accounts and treatments of his patients (1845). Interesting entries throughout the journal concern the medical treatment of slaves; medicines prescribed, including quinine, castor oil, peppermint, calomel, digitalis, iodine, morphine, gonorrhea salts, paregoric, and many others; procedures performed including tooth extraction (p. 9) and a foot operation (p. 68); physician consultations (pp. 55, 128, 152, 174); and the prices charged. On the inside back cover of the ledger a list of slaves, their names, and their monetary value are listed (August 28, 1852). Finally, a cookbook belonging to Lucie Gregory contains numerous recipes for such things as hog's foot jelly and squirrel barbecue, as well as home remedies for various ailments.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Lucy Jane Gregory Marrow was born in China (1916) where her father, Richard Henry Gregory (1876-1955), worked for the American Tobacco Company. Marrow returned to North Carolina with her mother, Harriet Arrington Gregory (1878-1960) to attend college (1934).

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    August 19, 1993, 27 items; Papers of Philips, Gregory, McNeill, and Marrow families, including Dr. J. J. Philips account book (1845-1848), Lucie Brodie Gregory recipe book, history of McNeill family, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous. Gift of Dr. Jane G. Marrow, Tarboro, NC.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Dr. Jane G. Marrow

    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

    Jane Gregory Marrow Family Papers (#652), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by J. Smalley; M. Boccaccio; A. Merriman, November 1999

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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