W.D. Fields Collection, 1931-1938, undated

Manuscript Collection #980

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: W. D. Fields Collection
    Creator: Fields, W. D.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1931–1938) of legal documents, bills, receipts, and ephemera relating to the personal and business activities of Farmville, N.C., farmer and jeweler.
    Extent: 0.02 Cubic feet, 1 archival box ,
  • Description

    The legal documents include a cotton acreage reduction contract for 1933–1934 between Fields and The United States Department of Agriculture. Also present are two mortgages in Fields's name. One is with Norma B. Bergenon concerning land and is in the amount of $1,200. The other, in the amount of $800, is with F. A. Burns concerning a store and inclusive property. Other documents consist of a business license and automobile registration card.

    The receipts document the personal and business activities of Fields and his wife. Among these are receipts issued by such Farmville businesses as B and W Chevrolet Company, Farmville-Woodward Lumber Company, R. L. Davis and Brothers General Merchants Company, Farmville Furniture Company and North Carolina Insurance Company. Also included are several receipts for tobacco sold to Monk's Warehouse.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    W. D. Fields owned and operated Fields Jewelry Company in the town of Farmville, North Carolina, where he and his wife Bettie resided. Fields also grew tobacco and cotton, and was a member of the Farmville Masonic Lodge (No. 517).

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    December 1, 2003 , ca. 56 items, 0.02 cubic feet; Collection (1931-1938) of legal documents, bills, receipts, and ephemera relating to the personal and business activities of Farmville, N.C., farmer and jeweler, W. D. Fields, and his wife, Betty A. Fields. Donor: Richard Wolfe

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Richard Wolfe

    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

    W. D. Fields Collection (#980), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Charles Boyette, May 3, 2005

    Encoded by Mark Custer, January 7, 2008

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