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Thomas W. Rivers Collection

Map Collection #MC0005

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Title: Thomas W. Rivers Collection
Creator: Rivers, Thomas W.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Thomas W. Rivers Collection of Genealogical Charts showing descendants of Robert (1677-1742) and George (1678-1749) Rivers, of Bermuda and James Island, South Carolina; notes; and autographed photographs of Count Felix von Luckner and his ship SEEADLER.
Extent: 5.926 Cubic feet, 1 oversized archival box, consisting of genealogical charts and notes, and photographs.

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Accessions Information

April 24, 1984, 7 items; Five genealogical charts of the Rivers family of South Carolina and Southeastern U.S. and autographed photographs of Count Felix von Luckner and his ship SEEADLER. (Charts located in tube on top of map cases; photographs in vault) Gift of Mr. Thomas W. Rivers of Greenville, N.C.

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

Thomas W. Rivers Collection (#MC0005), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Processing Information

  • Processed by V. Jones, Jr., April 1, 1991

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Captain Robert Rivers (1677-1742?) and his half-brother George Rivers (1678-1749) were sons of Robert Rivers (1647-?) of Bermuda. Before 1696 the brothers moved to James Island, South Carolina.

The five genealogical charts in this collection, drawn and compiled by Joseph D. Rivers, present the descendants of Robert and George Rivers. Birth, marriage, and death dates, along with brief biographical information about the descendants are included on the charts. The charts reveal the history of the Rivers family in England, Bermuda, and South Carolina as well as the history of the Hext, Freer, Patey, Dill, and Taylor families of South Carolina. Illustrations on the charts include maps of Bermuda and the Southeastern United States, as well as wildlife and sailing vessels. The dimensions of the charts range from 46" long to 57" long and from 40 3/4" wide to 41 1/4" wide. Chart 5.a measures 46 1/4" x 40 3/4"; chart 5.b is 46 1/2" x 41"; chart 5.c is 47" x 41"; chart 5.d is 57" x 41"; and chart 5.e is 46" x 41 1/4".

Also included in the collection are genealogical notes on the Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio descendants of Nellie Gifford Wilson and Amos Lee Wilson, and autographed photographs of Count Felix von Luckner and his ship SEEADLER.

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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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