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Fletcher - Golden Collection, 1590-1970s

(Manuscript Collection #1056)

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

Title: Fletcher - Golden Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 2.343 Cubic feet, 7 items .

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

December 6, 2005, (unprocessed) 7 items, 2.343 cubic feet; Collection (1590 - 1970s) of historic sculpture, engravings, and prints, including a bust of Ovid Pierce with a pedestal, engravings of American Revolution and War of 1812 scenes, reproductions of John White water colors of Indians fishing and cooking in the 1580s, and map of the English settlers arriving at Roanoke Island in 1585. See preliminary inventory attached. Loaned by Carolista Fletcher-Golden, et al.

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

Fletcher - Golden Collection (#1056), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Carolista Fletcher-Golden, et al.

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 4, 2008


Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#1056.1
    • Folder a#1056.1.a
      Evacuation of Boston engraving (ca. 1850-1900) by Beeler SC showing British departing Boston by rowboat towards ships in the harbor during the American Revolution, 1770-1780. Hand-colored, 1 item. 1 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd. 10/16/1989. LOAN. Note: Engraving appears to have been cut from a publication.
    • Folder b#1056.1.b
      Capture of the Guerriere engraving (ca. 1846) by Roberts and W. Croome showing British ship HMS Guerriere exploding the day after the battle, 8/19/1812. Hand-colored, 1 item. 1 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd. 10/16/1989. LOAN. Note: Engraving appears to have been cut from a publication. Handwritten note adds words: "by the Constitution" to the title. Handwritten note on verso: "XV Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution August 19th 1812." Possibly published by Sarony & Major, 6/8/1846 (See Library of Congress Card # 2003664091)
    • Folder c#1056.1.c
      Battle of Lake Champlain. - M'Donough's Victory engraving (ca. 1846) during the War of 1812, in Plattsburg Bay on Lake Champlain, on 9/11/1814, showing American naval vessels in the foreground firing upon British vessels partially obscured by gunsmoke. Hand-colored. 1 item. 1 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd. 10/16/1989. LOAN. Note: Capt. Thomas MacDonough (USN) defeated a larger British force ending the British invasion of New York. Marginal text "20* 2E 233). Handwritten note on verso: "XV Sept. 11th, 1815." Mirror image of engraving was published by Sarony & Major, dated 6/8/1846 (See Library of Congress Card # 2003664121)
    • Folder d#1056.1.d
      Indians Fishing print (ca. 1970s) (no. 46 A, cf. pl. 129) of a water color by John White showing Indians of the Pamlico Sound wading in shallow water and in canoes fishing with spears and weirs in 1585; a reproduction by the Roanoke Island Historical Association from a watercolor copy in the North Carolina Collection and the University Library in Chapel Hill. Matted and framed dimensions: 14" x 19.25" x 0.75" Print dimensions: 8-78 " x 6-16". 1 item. 1 p. (ca. 0.12 cubic feet) Recd. 10/16/1989). LOAN. Note: Handwritten text: "The manner of their fishing." White was the first Anglo American artist. His water colors were later engraved by de Bry and published in Thomas Harriot Brief and True Report of the New Found Land (1590).
    • Folder e#1056.1.e
      Cooking Fish print (1970s) (no. 49 A, cf. pl. 130 (a)) of a water color by John White showing Ihow the Indians of the Pamlico Sound region cooked fish in 1585; a reproduction by the Roanoke Island Historical Association from a watercolor copy in the North Carolina Collection and the University Library in Chapel Hill. Matted and framed dimensions: 14" x 16.25" x 0.75" Print dimensions: 8-78 " x 6-16". 1 item. 1 p. (ca. 0.10 cubic feet) Recd. 10/16/1989). LOAN. Note: Handwritten text: "The broyling of their fish over the flame of fier. 11 B" White was the first Anglo American artist. His water colors were later engraved by de Bry and published in Thomas Harriot Brief and True Report of the New Found Land (1590).
    • Folder f#1056.1.f
      I. Von der Ankunftt der Engellander in Virginia T. B. 2 [Arrival of the English in Virginia by Theodorus de Bry] (1590) map from: Thomas Harriot, Wunderbarlich doch warhafftige Erklarung von der Gelegenheit und Sitten der Wilden in Virginia. Francoforti [Frankfort], 1590. Plate 1. Map depicts the English arriving at Pamlico Sound, NC in 1585 and finding the Indians and their fortified villages. Scale: 1" = ca. 8 miles. Matted and framed dimensions: 14.75" x 18.75" x 0.75" Map dimensions: 8-78 " x 6-16". 1 item. 1 p. (ca. 0.12 cubic feet) Recd. 10/16/1989). LOAN. Note: This rare first issue of the first edition was made from John White's water color. This version appeared in the German language edition of Thomas Harriot's A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia (1590). Thomas Harriot, who landed with the first colonists, is the namesake of ECU Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.
Box 2#1056.2
Ovid Williams Pierce (ca. 1950s) bust in black stone-plaster by an unknown sculptor. 1 item. 1 piece. (ca. 1.0 cubic feet). Recd. 10/16/1989. LOAN. ON DISPLAY IN SEARCH ROOM. Note: Pierce was a well-known East Carolina University professor of English.
-- See related Ovid Williams Pierce Papers (Manuscript Collection #101)
Box 3#1056.3
Ovid Williams Pierce (ca. 1950s) grey marbled cement pedestal base by an unknown sculptor. 1 item. 1 piece. (ca. 1.0 cubic feet). Recd. 10/16/1989. LOAN. ON DISPLAY IN SEARCH ROOM. Note: Pierce was a well-known East Carolina University professor of English.
-- See related Ovid Williams Pierce Papers (Manuscript Collection #101)

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