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

(Manuscript Collection #980)

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Title: W.D. Fields Collection
Creator: Fields, W. D.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1931-1938) of legal documents, bills, receipts, and ephemera relating to the personal and business activities of Farmville, NC farmer and jeweler.
Extent: 0.02 Cubic feet, 1 archival box .

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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

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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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Richard Wolfe

Processing Information

  • Processed by Charles Boyette, May 3, 2005

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, January 7, 2008


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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).

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The Legal Documents series includes a cotton acreage reduction contract for 1933-1934 between Fields and The United States Department of Agriculture. Also present are two mortgages in Fields 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 series documents 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.

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Series 1:
Legal Documents
Series 2:
Receipts

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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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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