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Johnston Family Papers, 1897-1959

(Manuscript Collection #783)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Johnston Family Papers
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1844-1854, 1897-1959) of Pitt County, NC family, including tobacco warehouse records (1913-1936), store and other business records (1844-1854, 1912-1959), public school records (1897-1926), picture post cards, correspondence and miscellany.
Extent: 3.25 Cubic feet.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

August 10, 1999 (unprocessed), 181 items, 22 volumes; Papers (1844-1854, 1897-1959) of Pitt County, N.C. family, including tobacco warehouse records (1913-1936), store and other business records (1844-1854, 1912-1959), public school records (1897-1926), picture post cards, correspondence, and miscellany. Donor: Dr. Richard Capwell.

January 23, 2002 (unprocessed addition 1), 9 items, 9 volumes; Collection (1846-1959, n.d.) including Johnston – Foxhall Brick Warehouse, Greenville, NC ledger books and loose documents, 1919-1939, a tobacco warehouse owned by F.V. Johnston and F. D. Foxhall, and printed works owned by several generations of the Johnston family. Donor: Dr. Richard Capwell.

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

Johnston Family Papers (#783), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Dr. Richard Capwell

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#0783.1
    Johnston & Foxhall's Brick Warehouse. F. V. Johnston & F. D. Foxhall, Proprietors, Greenville, NC
    • Folder a#0783.1.a
      Cash Book, Sept. 1919 - Fen. 1920 tobacco season sales and expenses.
    • Folder b#0783.1.b
      Profit and Loss and Accounts Book. Sept. 1920 - Mar. 1921 tobacco season.
    • Folder c#0783.1.c
      Ledger. Sept. 1921- Feb. 1922 tobacco season sales and expenses. Note: Three dried tobacco leaves inside front cover.
    • Folder d#0783.1.d
      Cash Book, Sept. 1921 - Mar. 1922 tobacco season sales and expenses. Note: Pale green and brown cover with "2 L" written on it.
    • Folder e#0783.1.e
      Account Book, Sept.1928 - Mar. 1929.
    • Folder g#0783.1.g
      Cash Book, Sept. 1929 - Jan.1930 tobacco season sales and expenses.
    • Folder h#0783.1.h
      J. M. Johnston Credit and Profit and Loss Ledger. 1937.
    • Folder i#0783.1.i
      J. M. Johnston Check Book, Aug. - Nov. 1938. 140 p. plus 158 loose items. Note: Loose items include: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Adjustment Administration correspondence and authorization for transfers; Bank statements and cancelled checks; North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture correspondence; Black sales receipts; and a postcard from Jesse Bailey, 11/22/1938.

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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