July 3, 2014, (unprocessed) 3.0 cubic feet; This collection contains correspondence (1841-1937) received by members of the May family of Farmville, Pitt County, N.C., including letters written from Michigan and Tennessee; receipts, promissory notes, and judgments (1813-1910); financial documents (1820s-1920), and account books (1819-1830s). Other material includes grade reports and tuition receipts for Farmville Academy (1899-1900), Farmville Seminary (1887-1888), and Farmville High School (1891, 1900); deeds (1815-1853); a list of African-American slaves with their birthdates (1830s-1850s) and their mothers’ names; catalogs for Trenton High School (1897), St. Mary’s School in Raleigh (1842), and Trinity School in Chocowinity (1907/1908); and a 1900 reward poster for the man who robbed R. L. Davis & Brothers of Farmville. Miscellaneous publications include among others The Primitive Baptist (1853-1860, 1870-1872), almanacs, telephone directories (1934 Greenville, 1930 Farmville), a 1919 Chicago war camp community service publication, and The Southern Women of the Second American Revolution . . . by H. W. R. [Jackson, 1863]. Gift of Robert May and Elsie May Mason.
January 28, 2018, (unprocessed) .05 cubic feet; This addition (1760-1891) consists of a land grant, land division, indentures, a land survey, and documentation for estate administrators related to Flake and Shivers land in Pitt County, North Carolina. Gift of Robert May.
Gift of Robert May
Gift of Elsie May Mason
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Robert May Family Papers (#1227), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA