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Zora Ashley Hardee Papers, 1890-2000, undated

(Manuscript Collection #919)

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

Title: Zora Ashley Hardee Papers
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 2.45 Cubic feet, 4 containers.

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

Accessions Information

June 13, 2003 (unprocessed) 267 items, 1.0 cubic feet; Papers (1904-1963, undated) of a wealthy tobacco, cotton, peanut planter, who was also a businessman & justice of the peace Pinecrest Farm, Enfield, North Carolina including manuscripts, photographic prints, printed forms, and printed materials, etc. relating to his family, including J. W. Hardee and Katie Davenport; his education & military service during World War I; his farming & commercial activities; & his religious and fraternal associations, etc. Donor: Ralph Hardee Rives

October 14, 2006 (unprocessed addition 1) 459 items, 1.45 cubic feet; Papers (1890-2000, undated) of a wealthy tobacco, cotton and peanut planter from Pinecrest Farm, Enfield, NC, who served in World War I, as a justice of the peace, and as a member of the Historic Eden Methodist Protestant Church and of the Farmers Union, and including materials relating to his family, friends, education, social life, marriages, business, military, and farming activities, and including manuscripts, photographic prints, printed forms, and printed materials, etc. Donor: Ralph Hardee Rives

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

Zora Ashley Hardee Papers (#919), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Ralph Hardee Rives

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, January 3, 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#0919.1
    • Folder a#0919.1.a
      Bank of Enfield, North Carolina files (1921-1928) 5 items. 18 p.
    • Folder b#0919.1.b
      Buies Creek Academy files (1912-1914) including correspondence, photographs, grade cards & printed materials, etc. 28 items. 91 p.
    • Folder c#0919.1.c
      Buies Creek Academy files (1912-1914) spelling notebooks. 3 items. 91 p.
    • Folder d#0919.1.d
      Commercial and Farmers Bank, Enfield, North Carolina records (1911-1917) including checks cashed, deposit slips & statements, etc. 33 items. 200 p.
    • Folder e#0919.1.e
      Commercial and Farmers Bank, Enfield, North Carolina records (1918-1919) including checks cashed, deposit slips, statements & agricultural lien & loan, etc. 22 items. 164 p.
    • Folder f#0919.1.f
      Commercial and Farmers Bank, Enfield, North Carolina records (1920-1921) including checks cashed, deposit slips & statements, etc. 23 items. 151 p.
    • Folder g#0919.1.g
      Commercial and Farmers Bank, Enfield, North Carolina records (1922-1924) including checks cashed, deposit slips & statements, etc. 24 items. 174 p.
    • Folder h#0919.1.h
      Cotton & Peanut sales receipts, agreements, etc. (1922-1958, undated) 5 items. 49 p.
    • Folder i#0919.1.i
      Ephemera (1923-1958, undated) 5 items. 5 p.
    • Folder j#0919.1.j
      Z. A. Hardee - J. W. Morris contracts (1918 & 1921) for farming purposes. 2 items. 3 p. Note: sharecropping agreements. 1921 agreement unsigned.
    • Folder k#0919.1.k
      Hardware receipts (1911-1927) 6 items. 12 p.
    • Folder l#0919.1.l
      Hartford Fire Insurance Company policy (1922) insuring tobacco sheds. 1 item. 5 p.
    • Folder m#0919.1.m
      Hartford Fire Insurance Company policy (1925-1926) insuring retail general store and contents. 1 item. 5 p.
    • Folder n#0919.1.n
      Justice of the Peace, Halifax County, North Carolina commission (1921) printed form & envelope. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Signed by Governor Cameron Morrison & Secretary of State J. Bryan Grimes.
    • Folder o#0919.1.o
      Leaf Tobacco sales receipts (1912-1923, undated) 7 items. 40 p.
    • Folder p#0919.1.p
      Medical bills (1912-1923, undated) 5 items. 11 p.
    • Folder q#0919.1.q
      Miscellaneous bills & receipts (1917-1958, undated) 19 items. 27 p.
    • Folder r#0919.1.r
      Motor Vehicle license information (1919-1927) 6 items. 23 p.
    • Folder s#0919.1.s
      New York Life Insurance Company loan (1924) 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder t#0919.1.t
      New York Life Insurance Company policy file (1912-1923) 12 items. 72 p.
    • Folder u#0919.1.u
      Portriat of Z. A. Hardee (1920) in protective folder. Photographic print. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder v#0919.1.v
      Programs (1920, undated) of Bear Swamp School commencement & performance of "The Womanless Wedding" sponsored by the Ladies' Aid Society of the M. P. and Baptist Churches, Enfield, NC. Printed. 2 items. 3 p.
    • Folder w#0919.1.w
      Tax Receipts (1915-1921) Enfield Township, Halifax County, North Carolina. Printed forms. 12 items. 12 p. Note: Includes Special Poll Tax & Special Road Tax.
    • Folder x#0919.1.x
      William Rufus Walker letter & obituary clipping (9/30/1963) to Mr. & Mrs. Z. A. Hardee. 2 items. 4 p. Note: Comments on teaching in North Carolina prisons & execution of Eden Mills.
    • Folder y#0919.1.y
      War Risk Insurance correspondence (1920-1924) with U. S. Treasury Department including payment receipts & printed materials. 16 items. 97 p.
    • Folder z#0919.1.z
      Weaver Fertilizer Company files (1945, 1956) 4 items. 12 p.
    • Folder za#0919.1.za
      World War I files (1918-1941, undated) including clippings, correspondence & military service records, etc. 8 items. 13 p. Note: Zora Ashley Hardee served in the Quartermaster Corps.
    • Folder zb#0919.1.zb
      J.W. Hardee S. E. Ledger (1904) containing accounts for Dock Davis, Thad Davis, Enfield Farmers Warehouse Co., Handy Brown & Alonzo Willey. 1 item. 24 p. used out of 174 p. Note: Single Entry Ledger.
    • Folder zc#0919.1.zc
      J. W. Hardee - Z. A. Hardee Day Book (1923-1926) for sawmill accounts. 1 item. 20 p. used out of 60 p.
    • Folder zd#0919.1.zd
      Historic Views of Gettysburg: Illustrations in Half-Tone of all the Important Views and Historical Places on the Gettysburg Battlefield, by Robert C. Miller. (Gettysburg, PA: Jennie Wade Museum, J. I. Mumper, Custodian, c [1912]) Pamphlet & Mailing envelope. 11.75" x 9.25" 2 items. 27 p. Note: envelope torn.
    • Folder ze#0919.1.ze
      Pamphlets & Brochures, etc. (1912-1918, undated) Printed. 7 items. 36 p. Note: Religious and agricultural subjects.
    • Folder zf#0919.1.zf
      Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal, The: Containing also the Ritual and Selections from Scripture for Responsive Reading. Baltimore * Pittsburgh: Board of Publication of the Methodist Protestant Church, 1919) Book. 1 item. 225 p. Note: Inscribed: "Property of Eden Church Please leave at seat."
  • Box 2#0919.2
    • Folder a#0919.2.a
      Salle B._____, Mt. Olive, NC. Letters (1919-1920) 2 items. 10 p.
    • Folder b#0919.2.b
      Annie B. Belle, Enfield, NC. Letters (1912-1913) 6 items. 18 p.
    • Folder c#0919.2.c
      Katie Bennett, Enfield, NC. Letters (1911) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder d#0919.2.d
      Rom T. Daniel, Heathsville, NC. Letters (1912) 2 items. 12 p.
    • Folder e#0919.2.e
      Commercial and Farmers Bank, Enfield, NC. File (1913) including checks cashed, deposit slips & statements, etc. 6 items. 31 p.
    • Folder f#0919.2.f
      Jennie Lewis Cousins, Enfield, NC. Letters & Postcards (1910-1912) 21 items. 73 p. Note: Jennie Lewis (Mrs. Newbill W. Cousins, born 6/12/1890 - died 7/29/1979.
    • Folder g#0919.2.g
      Jennie Lewis Cousins, Enfield, NC. Letters, Postcards & Photographic prints (1913-1914) 19 items. 88 p. Note: Jennie Lewis (Mrs. Newbill W. Cousins, born 6/12/1890 - died 7/29/1979.
    • Folder h#0919.2.h
      Davenport Family. Correspondence & Clippings (1933-1997) 9 items. 42 p. Note: Includes Mary Davenport Murray will.
    • Folder i#0919.2.i
      Harvey Chester Durham, Enfield, NC. Wedding invitation (1923) 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder j#0919.2.j
      Ephemera (undated) 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder k#0919.2.k
      Juanita Hammer, High Point, NC. Letters (1922) 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder l#0919.2.l
      Mr. & Mrs. Asa Hardee, Henderson, NC. Letters (1913) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder m#0919.2.m
      Cecil Exum Hardee, Pinehurst, NC. Letters, Photographic prints, Financial papers, etc. (1911-1964, undated); also materials relating to his widow, Margaret Hardee Kennerly. 35 items. 101 p. Note: C. E. Hardee was Zora Ashley Hardee's brother. He was born 2/9/1886, died 1/15/1919 of influenza. His widow later married H. C. Kennerly (See H. C. Kennerly Papers #109).
    • Folder n#0919.2.n
      James Washington Hardee, Enfield, NC. Clippings (1909-1942) 3 items. 3 p. Photocopies. Note: J. W. Hardee was Zora Ashley Hardee's father. He was born 7/17/1858m died 1/7/1942. These items were found in Zora Ashley Hardee's trunk after his death.
    • Folder p#0919.2.p
      James Washington Hardee, Enfield, NC. Financial papers, etc.(1900-1942, undated) 22 items. 102 p. Note: J. W. Hardee was Zora Ashley Hardee's father. He was born 7/17/1858 and died 1/7/1942. These items were found in Zora Ashley Hardee's trunk after his death.
  • Box 3#0919.3 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#0919.3.a
      James Washington Hardee, Enfield, NC. Letters, etc. (1907-1993) 27 items. 141 p. Note: J. W. Hardee was Zora Ashley Hardee's father. He was born 7/17/1858m died 1/7/1942. These items were found in Zora Ashley Hardee's trunk after his death.
    • Folder b#0919.3.b
      James Washington Hardee, Enfield, NC. Photographic prints (ca 1890s-1930s) 15 items. 15 p. Note: J. W. Hardee was Zora Ashley Hardee's father. He was born 7/17/1858m died 1/7/1942. These items were found in Zora Ashley Hardee's trunk after his death.
    • Folder c#0919.3.c
      Junius Hardee. Lease of the Boone Place to Z. A. Hardee (5/12/1915) 1 item. 1 p. Note: For $50 per year. Junius was the brother of James Washington Hardee. The lease was witnessed by R. E. Hardee and Lonnie A. Williams.
    • Folder d#0919.3.d
      Katie Davenport Hardee. Death and Funeral file (9/5 - 9/9/1935) including correspondence, etc. 24 items. 61 p. Note: Katie Davenport Hardee (1903-1935) was Mrs. Zora Ashley Hardee. The files consists mainly of sympathy cards & letters addressed to Zora Ashley Hardee and family.
    • Folder e#0919.3.e
      Katie Davenport Hardee. Death and Funeral file (9/10 - 10/16/1935, 5/9/1965) including correspondence, etc. 24 items. 55 p. Note: Katie Davenport Hardee (1903-1935) was Mrs. Zora Ashley Hardee. The files consists mainly of sympathy cards & letters addressed to Zora Ashley Hardee and family.
    • Folder f#0919.3.f
      Katie Davenport Hardee. Death and Funeral file (9/5 - 9/9/1935) including clippings & photographic prints. 7 items. 7 p. Note: Katie Davenport Hardee (1903-1935) was Mrs. Zora Ashley Hardee.
    • Folder g#0919.3.g
      Katie Davenport Hardee. Engagement & Marriage file (1925-1935) including correspondence, etc. 27 items. 84 p. Note: Katie Davenport Hardee (1903-1935) was Mrs. Zora Ashley Hardee. File includes photographic prints & wedding announcements.
    • Folder h#0919.3.h
      Mary E. Partin Hardee. Lease of Ned Gunter Farm to Z. A. Hardee (7/7/1919) 1 item. 1 p. Note: $75 per year. Witnessed by Annie B. Bennett. Mary E. Partin Hardee was the widow of Junius Hardee.
    • Folder i#0919.3.i
      Paul Hardee, Enfield, NC. Letters (1935) 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder j#0919.3.j
      R. E. Hardee, Enfield, NC. Letters (1914) 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder k#0919.3.k
      Thelma W. Boyd Hardee, Enfield, NC. (ca 1930s-2000) including Photographic prints, obituary clippings & postcard.. 14 items. 14 p. Note: Thelma W. Boyd Hardee (1904-1999) was Zora Ashley Hardee's second wife. She graduated from ECTC in 1929.
    • Folder l#0919.3.l
      Zora Ashley Hardee, Enfield, NC. Miscellaneous photographic prints (ca 1911-1977) 55 items. 55 p.
    • Folder m#0919.3.m
      Zora Ashley Hardee, Enfield, NC. (1965, 1978) appreciation & obituary. Ephemera. 2 items. 6 p.
    • Folder n#0919.3.n (2 items  digitized)
    • Folder o#0919.3.o
      T. J. High, Wilmington, NC. Letters (1913-1914) 2 items. 2 p. Note: Buies Creek Academy school friend.
  • Box 4#0919.4
    • Folder a#0919.4.a
      Leola Salene Kivette, High Point, NC. Letters (1915-1920, undated) 6 items. 32 p. Note: includes 2 photographic prints & invitation to her wedding.
    • Folder b#0919.4.b
      Marvin Kivette, High Point, NC. Letters (1912) 2 items. 5 p. Note: Buies Creek Academy school friend.
    • Folder c#0919.4.c
      Lady Bug, Greensboro, NC. Letters & postcards (1912) 4 items. 15 p. Note: contains views of State Normal & Industrial College, Greensboro, NC.
    • Folder d#0919.4.d
      Susia Locke, Enfield, NC. Letters & postcards (1911-1912) 4 items. 4 p.
    • Folder e#0919.4.e
      Gary Walter Lloyd, Kenbridge, VA. Wedding invitation (1921) 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder f#0919.4.f
      Miscellaneous correspondence (1913-1918) 3 items. 14 p.
    • Folder g#0919.4.g
      Miscellaneous postcards (1911-1913, undated) 19 items. 19 p.
    • Folder h#0919.4.h
      Leola Motley, Littleton, NC. Postcards (1912) 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder i#0919.4.i
      rev. A. P. Mustain, Wake Forest, NC. Postcards (1912) 3 items. 3 p. Notes: Baptist clergyman, serving at Antioch Baptist Church, Enfield, NC.
    • Folder j#0919.4.j
      W. W. Peek, Durham, NC. Letter (8/21/1912) Typed letter signed. 1 item. 2 p. Notes: Letter from headmaster of Trinity Park School responding to Z. A. Hardee's request for information. Peele later became a bishop.
    • Folder k#0919.4.k
      Public High School is Better than Private High School, The (undated) by Z. A. Hardee. Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. Notes: school essay.
    • Folder l#0919.4.l
      Raynor, _______, Enfield, NC. Letters & postcards (1912-1913) 5 items. 17 p.
    • Folder m#0919.4.m
      Lossie Hardee Rives, Enfield, NC. Letters, clippings, photographic prints, etc. (1910-1930, undated) 19 items. 81 p. Notes: Zora Ashley Hardee's sister.
    • Folder n#0919.4.n
      Ethel Clement Sherrod, Scotland Neck, NC. Letters, photographic prints & clippings. (1911-1920) 17 items. 38 p.
    • Folder o#0919.4.o
      Annie Mae Sledge, Greensboro, NC, etc. Letters (1912-1923) 16 items. 24 p. Notes: Annie M. Sledge was Z. A. Hardee's fiance, ca. 1915-1919. File contains photographic prints of Pinecrest Farm, Enfield, NC.
    • Folder p#0919.4.p
      Mary Inez [Surles], Proctorville, NC. Letters (1912-1914, undated) 18 items. 67 p.
    • Folder q#0919.4.q
      Lonnie A. Williams, Raleigh, NC. Letters (1914) 1 item. 3 p. Notes: Lonnie A. Williams was Z. A. Hardee's foster brother.
    • Folder r#0919.4.r
      Regulations for the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1911) 1 item. 70 p. Notes: inscribed: "Z. A. Hardee, B. C. A."
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Z. A. Hardee - Kate Porenfort Marriage Certificate(6/28/1925) in the Methodist Protestant Church. Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Notes: Singed by Pster R. L. Hitchcox, Criswell, NC; witnessed by C. N. Porenfort, Matilda Alexander & Mary Colan Jackson.
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Good Roads Proclamation by the Governor (9/27/1913) Broadside. 9.25" x 15.75" 1 item. 1 p. Signed by Governor Locke Craid & Jno. B. Kerr, Private Secretary.
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Katie Davenport diploma (3/29/1916) from Washington County, North Carolina Public Schools, Grammar School Department. Printed form. 16.75" x 14" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Katie Davenport (10/29/1903-9/4/1935) married Zora Ashley "Dawsey" Hardee, of Pinecrest Farm, on 28 June 1925.
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Masonic apron, for Enfield Lodge No. 447, A. F. & A. M., Enfield, North Carolina (1920) belonging to Z. A. Hardee. Leather with cotton string belt & protective flap. 14" x 11.75" 1 item. 2 p.

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