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Whitaker - Bulloch Family Papers, 1747-1962

(Manuscript Collection #917)

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

Title: Whitaker - Bulloch Family Papers
Creators: Bulloch family
Whitaker family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 1.723 Cubic feet, 236 items .

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

Accessions Information

June 12, 2003, (unprocessed) 7 items, 0.021 cubic feet; Whitaker Family Bible genealogical information (1747-1842), and loose printed material related to the Whitaker - Bulloch family of Halifax County, NC. Donor: William Whitaker Bulloch & Anne Boyd Whitaker Bulloch

June 12, 2003, (unprocessed addition 1) 66 items, 0.022 cubic feet; Papers (1813-1913), including correspondence, documents, printed forms, resolutions, and loose printed material related to the Whitaker - Bulloch family and Whitaker Chapel of Halifax County, NC. Donor: William Whitaker Bulloch & Anne Boyd Whitaker Bulloch

January 22, 2007, (unprocessed addition 2) 163 items, 1.68 cubic feet; Papers (1789-1962, undated) pertaining to the Whitaker family of Enfield and Whitaker Town, North Carolina, the Pierson family of Baltimore, Maryland, and the James W. Batchelor family of Halifax County, NC, including bible pages, diaries, cemetery records, financial records, correspondence, genealogical information, photographic prints, and their social, educational, literary, and business activities. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: William Whitaker Bulloch & Anne Boyd Whitaker Bulloch

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

Whitaker - Bulloch Family Papers (#917), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of William Whitaker Bulloch
  • Gift of Anne Boyd Whitaker Bulloch

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, March 10, 2008


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#0917.1
    • Folder a#0917.1.a
      Whitaker Family Bible genealogical information (1747-1842), and loose printed material related to the Whitaker - Bulloch family of Halifax County, NC. 7 items, 7 p.
    • Folder b#0917.1.b
      Papers (1813-1913), including correspondence, documents, printed forms, resolutions, and loose printed material related to the Whitaker - Bulloch family and Whitaker Chapel of Halifax County, NC. 66 items.
    • Folder c#0917.1.c
      Miscellaneous receipts (1824, 1833-1835). 12 items, 12 p. Notes: Found inside ledger dating 1823-1853, #917.3.g Deals with daily expenses and with crop prices.
    • Folder d#0917.1.d
      Receipts, Correspondence, and financial records (ca. 1830-1881). 6 items, 30 p. Notes: Collected by Lawrence Whitaker.
    • Folder e#0917.1.e
      Pages from a ledger, letters, and miscellaneous papers (1884-1885, n.d.) 9 items, 9 p. Notes: Found in the Wilson carry Whitaker Ledger, #917.3.d.
  • Box 2#0917.2
    • Folder a#0917.2.a
      Miscellaneous newspaper clippings (n.d.). 29 items, 29 p. Notes: Taken from Ledger dating 1864-1866, #917.3.e.
    • Folder b#0917.2.b
      Miscellaneous receipts, and advertisements (1892-1942, n.d.) 10 items, 145 p. Notes: Found in T.L. Whitaker Account Book, #917.3.c.
    • Folder c#0917.2.c
      Correspondence, receipts, and ledger notes (1875-1878) 14 items, 14 p. Notes: Found in Ledger dated 1875-1878, #917.3.j.
    • Folder d#0917.2.d
      Genealogical information, embroidery sample, Whitaker's Chapel History, and miscellaneous items (1883-1924, n.d.). Found in F.H. Whitaker's Ledger, dated 1873-1890, #917.3.h. 11 items, 38 p. Notes: 1 item needs rehumidification, unfolding, and placed in os folder. See also: Whitaker Chapel Collection #CR3.
    • Folder e#0917.2.e
      Cancelled checks, bank statements, and correspondence (1901-1911). 3 items, 46 p. Notes: Records of Mrs. Lillie Whitaker.
    • Folder f#0917.2.f
      Catalog of books (ca 1910). Whitaker's Library. 1 item, 144 p. Notes: books listed ranged from ca. 1830-1910.
    • Folder g#0917.2.g
      Photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence (ca. 1906-1962). 50 items, 62 p. Notes: Collected by Mrs. Martha B. "Patty" Whitaker.
    • Folder h#0917.2.h
      Collection of genealogical papers (ca. 1793-1934, n.d.) pertaining to the James W. Batchelor family of Halifax County, North Carolina, including family record pages listing both Negroes and Whites, letters, obituary clippings, etc. found in Boyd Family Bible. 8 items, 17 p. Notes: Contains slave birth and death records.
  • Box 3#0917.3
    • Folder a#0917.3.a
      Diary 1865 (1885-1886) of an unknown person, recording addresses, cash accounts and travel expenses. 1 item, 64 p. Notes: Pocket diary with leather cover and closing latch; does not record events from 1865.
    • Folder b#0917.3.b
      Whitaker's Chapel Cemetery register (1789-1845), containing Whitaker family cemetery plot occupants. 1 item. 210 p. 29 p. used. Notes: Fragile. Loose pages. Needs some conservation work. See also: Whitaker Chapel Collection #CR3.
    • Folder c#0917.3.c
      Account book (1886-1893) compiled by T.L. Whitaker, listing monthly accounts. 1 item. 60 p. Notes: Loose materials found in the ledger are in folder #917.2.b.
    • Folder d#0917.3.d
      Cash account ledger (1884-1885) financial information with history of "Mission Work of the Methodist Protestant Church," 1861-1884, compiled by Wilson Cary Whitaker. 1 item, 60 p. Notes: . .Loose papers found in ledger are in folder # 917.1.e.
    • Folder e#0917.3.e
      Ledger (1864-1866) compiled by Clifton Whtaker, consisting mostly of financial records; also including five pages of poetry, a note about the Pearson family of Baltimore, MD, and 6 pages of financial records covered with newspaper clippings. 1 item, ca 130 p. Notes: Autographed by "Clifton Whitaker." Loose papers found in ledger are located in folder #917.2.a.
  • Box 4#0917.4
    • Folder a#0917.4.a
      Record book (1881-1885) of Union Literary Society, Whitaker Town, North Carolina, including lists of members, officers, minutes, and readers, etc. 1 item, ca 60 p. Notes: Fragile. Covers nearly off. Needs conservation.
    • Folder b#0917.4.b
      Notebook of cash accounts and expenses, and a cholera medicine recipe (1823-1853) compiled by Cary Whitaker. 1 item, ca 60 p. Notes: Very brittle and needs preservation work. Leather torn from covers. Loose papers found in ledger are in folder #917.1.c. Also writing is in two different direction and by two different people.
    • Folder c#0917.4.c
      Cash account ledger for Whitaker family legal work (1873-1896) compiled by F.H. Whitaker, Enfield, North Carolina. 1 item. 70 p. 17 p. used. Notes: Loose paper found in ledger are in folder #917.2.d
    • Folder d#0917.4.d
      School notebook and diary compiled by Alice (or Abby or Carolina) Pierson, Baltimore, Maryland (ca 1844-1849) in a re-used cash account book compiled by an unknown person recording purchases of cloth. 1 item, ca 60 p. Notes: Cover is missing and pages are loose
    • Folder e#0917.4.e
      Ledger (1875-1878) 1 item, ca 60 p. Notes: Owner unknown but contains monthly financial records. Loose papers found in ledger are in folder #917.2.c

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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