John L. Bridgers Family Papers, 1860-1919, 1943

Manuscript Collection #727

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: John L. Bridgers Family Papers
    Creator: Bridgers family
    Bridgers, John Luther, 1821-1884
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: 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.
    Extent: 0.313 Cubic feet, 1 archival box, 1 oversize folder , consisting of correspondence, photographs, tax receipt, and presidential pardon
  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Special Manuscripts Fund
    Gift of Nanny Foster

    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

    John L. Bridgers Family Papers (#727), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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