Charles J. O'Hagan Papers

1840-1949; 1840-1882
Manuscript Collection #1274
Creator(s)
O'Hagan, Charles J., 1821-1900; O'Hagan family
Physical description
0.75 Cubic Feet, 2 archival boxes, consisting of correspondence, testamonials, photographs, obituaries, local histories, a wallet, and calling cards
Preferred Citation
Charles J. O'Hagan Papers (#1274), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

This collection includes many letters written during the Civil War between Dr. Charles James O'Hagan, an Irish immigrant who settled in Pitt County, North Carolina, and served in the North Carolina State Troops as a surgeon, and his wife Eliza, their daughters, and friends of the family. Also included are letters (1840s) from family in Ireland and testamonials written to help Dr. O'Hagan find employment; letters written in the post-Civil War era 1860s through 1882; and letters, photographs, and obituaries concerning the related Laughinghouse and Grimes families of Pitt County, N.C., in the late 19th century and early 20th century.


Administrative information
Custodial History

March 29, 2016, (unprocessed), 0.75 cubic feet; This collection includes many letters written during the Civil War between Dr. Charles James O'Hagan, an Irish immigrant who settled in Pitt County, North Carolina, and served in the North Carolina State Troops as a physician, and his wife Eliza, their daughters and friends of the family. Also included are letters (1840s) from family in Ireland and testamonials written to help Dr. O'Hagan find employment; letters written in the 1870s and 1880s; and letters, photographs, and obituaries concerning the related Laughinghouse and Grimes families of Pitt County, N.C. Purchased from William G. O'Quinn with Manuscript Collection Endowment funds.

Source of acquisition

Purchased from William G. O'Quinn

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Key terms
Personal Names
O'Hagan, Charles James
O'Hagan, Eliza--Correspondence
Family Names
Grimes family
Laughinghouse family
O'Hagan family
Topical
Immigrants--North Carolina--Pitt County--19th century
Irish Americans--North Carolina--Pitt County
Ku Klux Klan (1915-)
Physicians--North Carolina--Pitt County
White supremacy movements--North Carolina--Greenville
Places
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865