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Lawrence A. Watts, Jr. Collection, ca. 1880-1954

(Manuscript Collection #1077)

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

Title: Lawrence A. Watts, Jr. Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: This collection contains photographs of descendants of Willie Brown (1799-1867) and Nancy Moye Brown of Greenville and Pitt County, North Carolina, especially through the line of their son Dr. William Moye Benjamin Brown (1823-1903) and his wife Jane Marie Greene. Also included are photographs of members of the Waldrop, Moore, Morrill/Morrell, Ernul, Cherry and Watts families related through the spouses of the children of Dr. William Moye Benjamin Brown and photographs (1920, undated but before 1908) of the James Brown home at 627 Dickinson Ave. in Greenville, N.C. Non-photographic material includes The Genealogy of the Lost Robert White Watts and his Descendants, by Lawrence A. Watts, Jr. (2006), relating to the Watts family of Lynchburg and Amherst County, Virginia and Greenville, North Carolina.
Extent: 0.27 Cubic feet, 4 items , photographs, a CD, and a publication.

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

Accessions Information

August 14, 2006, (unprocessed) 3 items, 0.250 cubic feet; Photograph album (ca. 1880-1954) containing images of the Brown, Moore, Morrill, Ernul, Cherry, and Watts families, of Pitt County, North Carolina, with captions and index; and a compact disc with digital copies of the images. 52 black & white, 1 color, & 2 colorized images, in 1 vol. (loose leaf) & 1 compact disc & case. Donor: William B. Kittrell

January 24, 2008, (unprocessed addition 1) 1 item, 0.02 cubic feet; The Genealogy of the Lost Robert White Watts and his Descendants, by Lawrence A. Watts, Jr. (2006), relating to the Watts family of Lynchburg and Amherst County, Virginia and Greenville, North Carolina. Photocopy typescript. Spiral bound. 1 vol. 67 p. (ca. 0.02 cubic feet). Recd. 1/16/2008 . Note: Includes foreword, genealogical charts, illustrations, and historical notes. Donor: Lawrence A. Watts, Jr.

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

Lawrence A. Watts, Jr. Collection (#1077), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of William B. Kittrell

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008


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

The people represented in these photographs are the descendants of Willie Brown (1799-1867) and Nancy Moye Brown of Greenville and Pitt County, North Carolina, especially through their son Dr. William Moye Benjamin Brown (1823-1903) and his wife Jane Marie Greene. Photographs of members of the Waldrop, Moore, Morrill/Morrell, Ernul, Cherry and Watts families relate to the spouses of James Brown, William Benjamin Brown, Wyatt Livingston Brown, Zeno Brown, Jane Brown Morrell and Wiley Brown (children of Dr. William Moye Benjamin Brown) and their children.

Source for family relationships: http://www.ourfamtree.org/browse.cfm/William-Moye-Benjamin-Brown/f28107#top, a website created by Ray Gurganus.

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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