Taft Family Papers, 1860s-1890s

Manuscript Collection #784

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Taft Family Papers
    Creator: Taft family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers of Greenville, NC family (ca. 1860s - 1890s) including civil war era photographs, daguerreotypes, a tintype, family histories, an autograph album, a marriage certificate, a school song, and a clipping. (0.25 cf)
    Extent: 0.25 Cubic feet, 24 items , photographs, daguerreotypes, tintype, family histories, autograph album and printed materials
  • Description

    The collection consists mainly of photographs of the Taft and Hoover families, of Pitt County, North Carolina. They date from the Civil War-era through the 1890s. The bulk of the photographs are of family members, taken 1865-1900. One photograph is of J.T.B. Hoover in his Confederate uniform. Others subjects include Adelaide Taft, Alice Hoover Taft, and other family members. There are also a few papers from the Taft family in the collection, mainly personal items such as an autograph book, a marriage certificate, and other family-related papers. Included are two family histories, one written by Adelaide Taft Sigmon and the other a record of a Taft family meeting held in Uxbridge, Massachusetts in 1874. See container list for more details.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    The Taft family is well-established in Pitt County, North Carolina, the first Taft having arrived in Greenville from Uxbridge, Massachusetts before 1811. They were merchants and landowners. For more details on the Taft Family history, see the included written histories.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    August 10, 1999, 24 items; Papers of Greenville, NC family, including photographs, daguerreotypes, a tintype, family histories, an autograph album, a marriage certificate, a school song, and a clipping. Donor: Mrs. Frances Taft Palmer.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Frances Taft Palmer

    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

    Taft Family Papers (#784), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

    Processed by Jessica Carter April 2004

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