April 21, 2006, 4 items, 0.0001 cubic feet; Collection (1903, 1952) of two photographic prints and a newspaper clipping relating to the steamer Olive, its crew, and its destruction in a cyclone on 16 February 1903, near Holley's Warf, on the Chowan River, in Bertie County, North Carolina; also a photograph of an unidentified sunken steamer. Donor: Clara Murphy Bond Bell
June 10, 2010, 1 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Albemarle Boat Sinking Recalled (16 February 1952) a retrospective newspaper article concerning the destruction of the steamer Olive by a tornado, on 16 February 1903, on the Chowan River near Holley's Warf, in Bertie County, North Carolina. Newspaper Clipping. See preliminary inventory. Recd. 11/4/2009. Notes: The donor's grandfather, J. T. Murphy, was the assistant engineer on the Olive when it sank. The disaster killed 17 people. Donor: Clara Murphy Bond Bell.
Gift of Clara Murphy Bond Bell
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Steamer Olive Collection (#1050), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by Allison N. Miller, 7 April 2016
Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 1, 2008