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Steamer Olive Collection, 1913, 1962

(Manuscript Collection #1050)

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

Title: Steamer Olive Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0011 Cubic feet, 5 items .

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Accessions Information

April 21, 2006, (unprocessed) 4 items, 0.0001 cubic feet; Collection (1913, 1962) of two photographic prints and a newspaper clipping relating to the Steamer Olive, its crew, and its destruction in a cyclone on 16 February 1913, near Holley's Warf, on the Chowan River, in Bertie County, North Carolina; also a photograph of an unidentified sunken steamer, possibly the Steamer Mayflower. Donor: Clara Murphy Bond Bell

June 10, 2010, (unprocessed addition 1), 1 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Albemarle Boat Sinking Recalled (16 Feb. 1962) a retrospective newspaper article concerning the destruction of the Steamer OLIVE by a tornado, on 16 Feb. 1913, 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.

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

Steamer Olive Collection (#1050), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Clara Murphy Bond Bell

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 1, 2008


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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