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Vertical File Collection, 1839-1991, undated

(Manuscript Collection #936)

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

Title: Vertical File Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.914 Cubic feet, 88 items .

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

Accessions Information

September 9, 2003, (unprocessed) 81 items, 0.9 cubic feet; Collection (1839-1991) of printed materials, including broadsides, pamphlets, periodicals, advertising materials, programs, books, leaflets, etc. relating to the biography and history of North Carolina and the South, arranged according to subject matter and drawn from various manuscript collections. See preliminary inventory attached.

November 11, 2003, (unprocessed addition 1) 2 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Photographic negatives (undated) of two scenes with two adjacent stone buildings on a tree-lined urban street, possibly in Kinston, North Carolina. Black & white. 2 copies of each negative. 12" x 10". Donor: Anonymous

June 15, 2005, (unprocessed addition 2) 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; Broadside (1853) The Key to the Mysteries of Mormonism. Color print. 18" x 12" New York, NY: I Van Deusen and Maria his Wife, 1853. Note: Filed oversized. Print illustrates doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church). Signed "Thomas Spring [?]" verso. Transferred from Laupus Library, ECU, by Ruth Moskop, Greenville, NC.

August 11, 2006, (unprocessed addition 3) 2 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Collection (1920-1939, 1958-1975) of genealogical records from the Tyndall and Daniel families bibles. Donor: Donald C. McLane, III

August 11, 2006, (unprocessed addition 4) 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; License No. 1434 (9/20/1949) from the City of Greenville, North Carolina for the firm to operate a warehouse for Star No. 1 & No. 2 ($100.00) and Gold Leaf ($50.00) tobacco, located on 9th Street, for the year ending 6/30/1950; signed by H. H. Duncan, tax collector. Printed form. Donor: John D. Carter

December 7, 2006, (unprocessed addition 5) 1 item, 0.01 cubic feet; Ledger (1783) of an unidentified English mercantile firm recording credits and debits relating to cargoes of broadcloth, fustians, flax, Indian chintz, linen, sugar, sundries, etc. and expenses of voyages of the ships CHARLOTTE, COBHAM, ELIZABETH, FANNY, ISABELLA, RACHEL, SARAH, TAY VERNON, etc. to America, Boston, Hamburg, Jamaica, Leith, Lisbon, Madeira, Perth, & Rotterdam, etc.; also expenses for outfitting, warehouse duties & insurance, etc. Donor: Neill A. Lindsay, III

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

Vertical File Collection (#936), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Anonymous Gift
  • Transferred from Laupus Library, ECU, by Ruth Moskop, Greenville, NC
  • Gift of Donald C. McLane, III
  • Gift of John D. Carter
  • Gift of Neill A. Lindsay, III

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#0936.1
    • Folder a#0936.1.a
      Timely Facts About Tobacco Profits. Pamphlet
    • Folder a.2#0936.1.a.2
      Letter (3/30/1949) from B. T. Sustare, Manager, The American Agricultural Chemical company, Norfolk, VA to Tabitha M. DeVisconti, Farmville, NC. 2 p. 1940
    • Folder b#0936.1.b
      Kimball Farm, Oxford, NC. Leaflet. 1 item. 15 p. 1916
    • Folder c#0936.1.c
      Presentation and Unveiling of Memorial Tablet: Charles Brantly Aycock, Goldsboro, North Carolina, November1, 1929. Program Leaflet. 1 item. 25p.
    • Folder d#0936.1.d
      BUNKER, Chang and Eng. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1839 by John M. Elliott in the Clerk's Office for the southern District of N. York. P.A. Mesier, Lithography, NO. 28 Wall Street, N.Y. Siamese Twins. Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. 1839
    • Folder e#0936.1.e
      Liddell Company, Manufacturers of Engines, Boilers, Saw Mills, Cotton and Yarn Presses, Shafting, Pulleys, Etc., Charlotte, N.C. (New York: Charles F. Bloom, Printer, 1889). 1 item. Pamphlet. Partly used as a scrapbook of newspaper clippings on recipes and medicinal remedies for various diseases.
    • Folder f#0936.1.f
      The Gold Dust Twins At Work and Play, as Sketched by the Famous Artist E. W. Kemble. (Chicago: N. K. Fairbank Co., 1902) 1 item. 8 p. Pamphlet.
    • Folder g#0936.1.g
      Big Four Warehouse For the Sale of Leaf Tobacco, Carver, Currin & Cozart Proprietors, Durham, N. C., 193_. Blank Receipt form. 1 item . 1 p.
    • Folder h#0936.1.h
      C. G. Graves & Co. Corn, Oats, Hay, Flour, Bacon and all Heavy and Fancy Groceries, Carthage, N. C. 191_. Blank letterhead paper. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder i#0936.1.i
      American Saw Mill Machinery Co., Hackettstown, New Jersey: The Saw Mill and the Tractor in the North Carolina Woods: They Are All American, of Course. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder j#0936.1.j
      DREWRY, Guy Humphrey Biographical Data Draft. 1 item. 4p. Typescript. Photocopy. Ca. 1973
    • Folder k#0936.1.k
      The Davidson College Bulletin, Published by Davidson, N.C., Series XIV, no. 3 (March 1915). 1 item 8 p.
    • Folder k.2#0936.1.k.2
      The Davidson College Bulletin, Published by Davidson, N.C., Series XIII, nos. 3-5 (August 1914). 1 item 4 p.
    • Folder l#0936.1.l
      Sanitary Drinking Cups, Southern School Supply Co., Raleigh, NC. n.d. 1 item. 1 p. Paper drinking cup.
    • Folder m#0936.1.m
      Odell's System of Short-Hand (Taylor Improved) (New York: O. A. Roorbach, ca. 1872) 1 item. 42 p. Pamphlet
    • Folder n#0936.1.n
      Ballots. 3 items. 7 p.
    • Folder o#0936.1.o
      Statements of Hon. Frank P. Graham of North Carolina in the Senate of the United States: 1. Farewell Statement; 2. Statehood for Hawaii and Alaska; 3 An American National and International Program. Reprinted from the Congressional Record. (Washington, DC: U. S. Govt. Print. Off., 1950). 1 item. 37 p
    • Folder p#0936.1.p
      "Grimesland" A Story from Pitt County's Past Prepared for the Pitt County Historical Society, by Joseph W. Congleton, Jr., May 19, 1977. Photocopy Typescript. 1 item. 8 p.
    • Folder q#0936.1.q
      Greenville Drug Co. J. Key Brown, Druggist. Prescription delivery envelope. 1 item. 1 p. N.d.
    • Folder r#0936.1.r
      Goodson & Flanagan, Greenville, North Carolina advertising fan. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder s#0936.1.s
      Memoir of Mrs. Stonewall Jackson. (Mary Ann Morrison) Mecklenburg Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Charlotte, N.C. (1915) 1 item. 14 p. Pamphlet
    • Folder t#0936.1.t
      Stonewall Jackson: Sketch of the life of Stonewall Jackson written by Mrs. Emil Shaffer, nee Miss Anna Jackson Preston, and presented to the Senate on May 10, 1928, by Hon. Cole L. Blease, Senator from South Carolina [Reprinted from Senate Document No. 173, Seventieth Congress] 74th Congress 2d Session, Senate, Document No. 148 (Washington, DC: U. S. Govt. Print. Off., 1936.) 1 item, 4 p.
    • Folder u#0936.1.u
      Two Historic Shrines: the Wright Memorial on Kill Devil Hill and Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island Price 25 cents. Edited by W. O. Saunders Founder and Past President of the Kill Devil Hills Memorial Association, Secretary of the U. S. Roanoke Colony Commission. (Elizabeth City, NC: W. O. Saunders, c. 1937) Pamphlet. 1 item. 30 p.
    • Folder v#0936.1.v
      State Bank & Trust Company, Greenville, N.C. On Guard America. Defense Bond envelope. 1 item. 1 p. (c.1941 Banthrico Inc., Chicago.
    • Folder w#0936.1.w
      A Little About Our Usefulness. Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, Cor. Third and Main Streets, Winston-Salem., N.C. Pamphlet. 1 item. 10.p c. 1910.
    • Folder x#0936.1.x
      The North Carolina Awards. 22nd North Carolina Awards Program, The Raleigh Marriott November 22, 1985. 1 item. 16 p.
    • Folder x.2#0936.1.x.2
      The North Carolina Awards. 23rd North Carolina Awards Program, The Raleigh Marriott November 22, 1986. 1 item. 16 p.
    • Folder y#0936.1.y
      Brief History of the Order of Knights of Pythias. Compiled and promulgated by Supreme Lodge Extension and Educational Commission. Presented to J. Key Brown who was admitted to membership in Tor Rever Lodge No. 93, Greenville, NC. Pamphlet. 1 item. 16 p. 1914
    • Folder z#0936.1.z
      This is the Hut the "Y" Built. United War Work Campaign, November 11 to 18, 1918, by Bruce Barton; illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg and Louis Ruyl. (National War Work Council of the Y.M.C.A.) Pamphlet. 1 item. 16 p.
    • Folder za#0936.1.za
      Woodrow Wilson asks North Carolina to Re-Elect Lee S. Overman Candidate for United States Senator. Campaign leaflet. 1 item. 1 p. 1914
    • Folder zb#0936.1.zb
      Headquarters, Moore County Democratic Executive Committee, Carthage, N.C. Blank Letterhead. 1 item. 1 p. n.d.
    • Folder zc#0936.1.zc
      Invitation to inauguration ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States; Inauguration Ceremonies Program, January 10th, 1961. Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. (2 copies); 1961 Inauguration Ceremonies General Admittance to Preferred Standing Room, East Front of Capitol, Senate Side, Ticket. 5 items. 19 p. 1/20/1961
    • Folder zd#0936.1.zd
      The Republic: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Dissemination of Political Information, V. 4, nos. 3,5-6 (March, May, June 1875); v. 5, nos. 1,3,5 (July, Sept., Nov. 1875). Periodical. Published by the Republic Publishing Company, Washington DC. 6 items. 386 p.
    • Folder ze#0936.1.ze
      Why North Carolina Voted Dry, by Frances Renfrow Doak. Read before a convention of the United Dry Forces in Greensboro, January 16, 1934. (Raleigh, N.C.: Capital Printing Co., 1934). Pamphlet. 1 item. 26p
    • Folder zf#0936.1.zf
      Carolina and the Southern Cross: History Not Hatred, Nor Sectional Strife. Dedicated to our busy people who always have time to make history but never time for research. V. 1, no. 8 (October 1913). Periodical. 1 item. 24 p.
    • Folder zg#0936.1.zg
      Merchants' Protective Union for the Continent from New York to San Francisco: A monthly chronicle of the Merchants' Protective Union, Organized under the laws of the State of New York for the Promotion and Protection of Trade. No. 1 (July 1868) (New York, NY: Merchants Protective Union, 1868). 1 item. 60 p.
  • Box 2#0936.2
    • Folder a#0936.2.a
      "Barthram's Dirge, China, A Glance at its Past, its Present, and its Future. . . " Unidentified Periodical, pp. 445-520. Incomplete. 1 item. 75 p. n.d.
    • Folder a.2#0936.2.a.2
      "The Dead Letters, Narrative of a Poor Seamstress, by M.A. Denison, Part IV, . . . " Aurora, pp. 151-176. Incomplete. 1 item. 25 p. n.d.
    • Folder a.3#0936.2.a.3
      "What is the Proper Law of Marriage. . . " Aurora, pp. 153-160. Incomplete. 1 item. 7 p. n.d.
    • Folder b#0936.2.b
      "Picked Up Here and There" and "Gleanings from the Gullies," (Haw River, NC: J. C. Stutts, c. 1918). Book. 1 item 98 p.
    • Folder c#0936.2.c
      Minutes of the 162nd Annual Session of the Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association, Held with the church at Bear Grass, Martin County, NC, October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 1927. (Wilson, NC: P.D.Gold Publishing Co., 1927) Pamphlet. 1 item. 12p.
    • Folder d#0936.2.d
      First Methodist Church, Wadesboro, NC. Christmas Postcard. (New York, NY: Custom Studios, c. 1961)
    • Folder e#0936.2.e
      Unidentified Methodist Hymnal, pp. 399-734. Incomplete. 1 item. 335 p.
    • Folder f#0936.2.f
      The Little Breese God Sent. A Story of Christmas Consequences, by Ada Melville Shaw. (Nashville, TN: Executive Committee Foreign Missions, Presbyterian Church, U.S., n.d.) Pamphlet. 1 item. 15 p.
    • Folder g#0936.2.g
      Program of the Inaugural Ceremonies, Raleigh, North Carolina, January 2-3, 1969 (Raleigh, NC: Commercial Printing Co., 1969) Pamphlet. 1 item. 16 p.
    • Folder h#0936.2.h
      An Address: The Country Lawyer, Delivered at the Twenty-first Annual Session of the North Carolina State Bar Association, at Greensboro, August 6th, 1919, by H. F. Seawell, of Carthage, NC. Pamphlet. 1 item. 22 p.
    • Folder i#0936.2.i
      Mary Pickford Company Presents Mary Pickford in her second very own picture from her own studios "The Hoodlum" . . . ; Matinee -- Tonight ADMS 25 c. First National Exhibitors Circuit. Advertising Flyer. 1 item. 2 p. n.d.
    • Folder j#0936.2.j
      How to Behave; or, The Spirit of Etiquette. A Complete Guide to Polite Society, for Ladies and Gentlemen. . . . 5th edition rev. enlarged. (New York: O. A. Roorbach, n.d.) Pamphlet. 1 item. 34 p.
    • Folder k#0936.2.k
      East Carolina Balloon Race, September 13, 14, & 15 [1985], Eastern Regional Jetport, Kinston, North Carolina. Program. 1 item.26 p.
    • Folder l#0936.2.l
      Steam Logging Machinery, by Surry Parker, Pine Town, NC. (Pine Town, NC: Surry Parker, c. 1912) Pamphlet. 1 item 35 p. 2 copies.
    • Folder m#0936.2.m
      The Observance of Old Christmas at Swansboro, North Carolina, January 6-7, 1983. Souvenir Booklet. Sponsored by the Music and Drama Subcommittee of Swansboro's 200th Anniversary Celebration Committee. Pamphlet. 1 item. 38p.
    • Folder n#0936.2.n
      Norfolk Southern Railroad Company Change of Schedule Effective June 11th 1914 Between Raleigh and Charlotte, Aberdeen and Asheboro, Star and Ellerbe, Carthage and Pinehurst, Raleigh and Fayetteville. Broadside. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder o#0936.2.o
      Ericsson Line: By River, Lock, and Bay: Pamphlet & Panoramic Map of the Baltimore and Philadelphia [Ericsson Line] Steamboat Company's Route: Philadelphia to Baltimore. 1 item. 16 p. 1897
    • Folder p#0936.2.p
      A Sea Story [about the USS HARTFORD, 1858-1991], by Wesley Sullivan. Typescript. 1 item. 9.p. C. 1991
    • Folder q#0936.2.q
      A Story of a Court-Martial Or, How American Justice was Administered in Havana in 1898, After the French Order, by J. F. Mills, Late of the 1st North Carolina Volunteer Infantry, Cedar Key, FL, April 22, 1900. Pamphlet. 1 item. 11 p.
    • Folder r#0936.2.r
      Confederate Veteran, Nashville, TN, v. 5, no. 9 (Sept. 1897), pp. 449-496. Published monthly in the interest of Confederate veterans and kindred topics. Periodical. 1 item. 47 p.
    • Folder s#0936.2.s
      United Service Organization [USO] Greenville and Pitt County, NC Guest, Hostess, and Welcome to Greenville Name Tags. 8 items. 8 p. c.1942-1945
    • Folder t#0936.2.t
      Sans Souci Book Club, Greenville, North Carolina Year Book 1939-1940. 1 item. 22 p. 1939
    • Folder u#0936.2.u
      The Woman's Club of Greenville, NC Year Book, 1946-1947. Pamphlet. 1 item 8 p.
    • Folder u.2#0936.2.u.2
      The Woman's Club of Greenville, NC Year Book, 1952-1953. Pamphlet. 1 item 15 p.
    • Folder v#0936.2.v
      Greenville Garden Club [Year Book] 1940-1941. Pamphlet. 1 item. 21 p. 1940
    • Folder v.2#0936.2.v.2
      Greenville Garden Club [Year Book] 1941-1942. Pamphlet. 1 item. 16 p. 1941
    • Folder w#0936.2.w
      Broadside (1853) The Key to the Mysteries of Mormonism
    • Folder x#0936.2.x
      Collection (1920-1939, 1958-1975) of genealogical records from the Tyndall and Daniel families bibles
    • Folder y#0936.2.y
      License No. 1434 (9/20/1949) from the City of Greenville, North Carolina for the firm to operate a warehouse for Star No. 1 & No. 2 ($100.00) and Gold Leaf ($50.00) tobacco, located on 9th Street, for the year ending 6/30/1950; signed by H. H. Duncan, tax collector.
    • Folder z#0936.2.z
      Ledger (1783) of an unidentified English mercantile firm recording credits and debits relating to cargoes of broadcloth, fustians, flax, Indian chintz, linen, sugar, sundries, etc. and expenses of voyages of the ships CHARLOTTE, COBHAM, ELIZABETH, FANNY, ISABELLA, RACHEL, SARAH, TAY VERNON, etc. to America, Boston, Hamburg, Jamaica, Leith, Lisbon, Madeira, Perth, & Rotterdam, etc.; also expenses for outfitting, warehouse duties & insurance, etc.

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