John L. Bridgers Family Papers

1860-1919, 1943
Manuscript Collection #727
Bridgers family; Bridgers, John Luther, 1821-1884
Physical description
0.313 Cubic Feet, 1 archival box, 1 oversize folder , consisting of correspondence, photographs, tax receipt, and presidential pardon
Preferred Citation
John L. Bridgers Family Papers (#727), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1860-1919, 1943) of John L. Bridgers family of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, including correspondence, photographs of the family home "Hilma," family members, and farm scenes, 1869 tax receipt, and a pardon signed by U.S. President Andrew Johnson.

Administrative information
Custodial History

May 17, 1996 (unprocessed), 20 items; Papers (1891-1919) of Edgecombe County, N.C. family, including correspondence, along with photographs of the family home "Hilma," family members, and farm scenes. Donor: Courtesy of the Special Manuscripts Fund.

September 12, 2017 (unprocessed addition 1), 6 items, 0.125 cu.ft.; Addition consists of an 1860 Internal Revenue receipt for excise tax on cotton bales (Tarboro, N.C.), two letters (1861, 1879) written to Capt. Bridgers with the 1861 one being from North Carolina Governor Henry T. Clark, a presidential pardon for John L. Bridgers under the signature of President Andrew Johnson, and a letter (1943) discussing the plan to rename Central School as Bridgers School. Also included are a CD containing images (late 1890s to early 1900s) of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards from around the world, and ephemera, much of it related to Marcus Milton Bridgers, and a booklet entitled "Edgecombe County, North Carolina: Her People and Resources." The booklet will be housed in the North Carolina Collection's Rare Books Room. Gift of Nanny Foster.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Special Manuscripts Fund

Gift of Nanny Foster

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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
Bridgers, John Luther, 1850-1932
Bridgers, Marcus Milton
Clark, Henry T. (Henry Toole), 1808-1874--Correspondence
Family Names
Bridger family
Cotton--North Carolina--Tarboro
Historic buildings--North Carolina--Tarboro