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Grigg T. Tyson Papers, 1870-1952 (bulk 1917-1926)

(Manuscript Collection #1023)

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Title: Grigg T. Tyson Papers
Creator: Tyson, Grigg T.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers of Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, North Carolina farmer and justice of the peace, including bills, receipts, letters, maps, plats, & surveys, photographic print, writings, genealogical accounts, estate records, and agricultural records.
Extent: 0.87 Cubic feet, 58 items , financial papers, correspondence, maps, surveys, photographic print, genealogical materials, estate records and agricultural records

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Accessions Information

February 2, 2005, 45 items, 0.87 cubic feet; Papers (1870-1952 Bulk: 1917-1926) of a Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, North Carolina farmer and justice of the peace, including bills, receipts, letters, maps, plats, & surveys, photographic print, writings, genealogical accounts, estate records, and agricultural records. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.

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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

Grigg T. Tyson Papers (#1023), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008

  • Processed by Brittany Paige Bryant April 2006


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Grigg T. Tyson Sr. was a Justice of the Peace of Beaver Dam Township and a farmer in Farmville, North Carolina. Tyson was very involved in his community receiving commission as Justice of the Peace of Beaver Dam Township in 1881. He was also a member of The National Minute Men Committee of the Democratic National Committee, a member of the 4-H Club. Tyson also collected a record the Regiment of Militia for Pitt County for the 18th day of November 1773. In fact, Tyson was well known in his community for researching genealogy, particularly that of the Joyner family.

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Tyson’s papers include bills and receipts, his commission as Justice of the Peace, commission as a member of the National Minute Men Committee of the Democratic National Committee and accounts of the descendants of John Joyner and his wife Annie and a field return of the regiment of militia for Pitt County at a General Muster the 18th day of November, 1912. Also included is a tintype photograph believed to be of Tyson, letters to and from ladies, cancelled checks and statements from the National Bank of Greenville. In addition, present is Tyson genealogy, a writing in opposition to a proposed road bonds issue in Farmville, NC, as well as an account of Tyson’s childhood and early life. Grigg T. Tyson Jr.’s final estate account and cancelled checks and statements from the National Bank of Greenville NC are also present.

The papers range from 1870-1952 with the bulk of the papers dating between 1917 and 1926. The agricultural log book contains the accounting records of the Tyson farm as well as several loose leaf papers relating to international events. These items include a page from History of the World War, a photo of Clark Gable, press bulletin # 112 of the N.C. Geological and Economic Survey, documentation of 4-H Club meetings held in January 1939, bulletin # 101 of Western Livestock Insurance Company and Mutual of Life Insurance Company of New York. The agricultural log itself serves as a source on dealing with domesticated animals, including how to feed, milk, slaughter, medically treat and sell the animals. The agricultural log also suggests how to keep good finical records on a farm.

Maps in the collection document Tyson’s property and adjacent properties, a survey for a new road running from Williams Old Mill to Farmville, N.C. and a surveys of Gum Branch completed in 1887 and 1916. For more details, please see the container list.

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Series 1:
Bills & Receipts
Series 2:
Writings
  • Box 1#1023.1
    • Folder f#1023.1.f
      Be Shy of Bonds[written in opposition to proposed Road Bonds issue Farmville, NC] by G.T. Tyson (ca. 1919) 1 item. 1p.
    • Folder g#1023.1.g
      Darling Please Except [sic] This [poem] by Grigg T. Tyson, Farmville, NC (3/22/1879) 1 item 1 p.
    • Folder h#1023.1.h
      Yea Olden Times, For the Constitution [Account of Childhood & Early Life, 1818-1840s] by G.T. Tyson (1889) 1 item 7p Note: page 4 missing
Series 3:
Clippings
Series 4:
Correspondence
Series 5:
Genealogical Accounts
Series 6:
Miscellaneous
  • Box 1#1023.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder m#1023.1.m
      Field Return of the Regiment of Militia for Pitt County at General Muster the 18th Day of November 1773 (n.d) [From Ms Records of Office of Secretary of State, Vol. IX, p__] Holograph coy. 1 item 2 p.
    • Folder n#1023.1.n (1 item  digitized)
      G.T. Tyson [?] Tin plate photographic print. (Ca. 1870) 1item 1p.
    • Folder o#1023.1.o
      G.T. Tyson, Jr. Estate Final Account (11/28/1952) 1 item. 2 p. Carbon typescript.
    • Folder p#1023.1.p
      Loose papers from Agricultural Log Book [Accounting records; History of the World War pg. 665-666; photocopy of Clark Gable with signature; Press Bulletin #112 of the NC Geological & Economic Survey (9/25/1913); Schedule for 4-H club meetings in Jan. (1/2/1939); letter from John to his Brother (9/28/1922); Accounting records; Receipts from Hub Hardware Company (11/29/1922); Receipt (11/24/1922); Bulletin # 101 of Western Livestock Insurance Company, Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York-received Premium of Grigg T. Tyson, policy #2838, 794 (12/24/1912) 11 items. 18 p.
Series 7:
Commissions
  • Box 2#1023.2
    • Folder a#1023.2.a
      Commission as member of the National Minute men Committee of the Democratic National Committee for Grigg T. Tyson (1912) 1item 1p.
    • Folder b#1023.2.b
      Commission as Justice of the Peace, Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, NC for Grigg T. Tyson (6/11/1881) 1item 1p. Note: Signed by Gov. Thomas J. Jarvis
Series 8:
Maps & Surveys
  • Box 2#1023.2
    • Folder c#1023.2.c
      Map of G.T. Tyson Farm, Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, NC (May 1914). 1"= 500' by Jarvis B. Harding, CE. 1 item 1 p.
    • Folder d#1023.2.d
      Survey for a New Road from Williams old mill to Farmville, NC (12/18/1901) No scale. Survey by Robert Washington, Ayden, NC. 1 item 1 p.
    • Folder e#1023.2.e
      Plot & Note of Mr. James Cobb's land, formerly part of the Smith lands, on Gum Branch (4/21/1887). 16 poles = 1". P. Matthews, Surveyor, Greenville, NC. Survey & Plat of 89 acres of land of Gum Branch (4/17/1916) Thomas Cotton, Surveyor, Greenville, NC. No scale. 2 items 2 p.
    • Folder f#1023.2.f
      Agricultural Log Book, G.T. Tyson Farm (1917-1924) 1 vol. 491 p. Note: only 46 p. used
Series 9:
Oversized Materials
Oversize Folder os1#1023.os1
Map Showing G. T. Tyson's & Adjacent Properties (undated) Tracing. No Scale. 1 item 1 p.

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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