September 19, 1967, 3 items (photocopies); History of Belvidere, N.C., an article entitled
Belvidere: A Quaker Stronghold by Catherine Albertson and a "History of Piney Woods Meeting, 1794-1954." Loaned for copying by Rev. Harold White, Belvidere, N.C. Originals at Guilford College, Greensboro.
October 22, 1968, 6 items (photocopies); Piney Woods Meeting Bulletin (1954); "Historical Account of Friend's School, Now Known as Belvidere Academy," by Josiah Nicholson; school record (1895-1901); lists of faculty, and a clipping. Loaned for copying by Rev. Harold White, Belvidere, N.C. Originals at Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.
June 14, 1999, (unprocessed addition 1), 1 item, 16 p., 0.010 cubic feet;
Mary Jordan White 1859-1909: a biography of a beloved student, teacher, and principal, 1896-1909, of Belvidere Academy, a Quaker School, in the predominantly Quaker village of Belvidere, near Hertford in Perquimans County, North Carolina; also including excerpts from the scores of letters received after her death, by Anonymous.  Printed pamphlet. Recd. 6/14/1999. Donor: William E. "Mickey" Elmore.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Belvidere Academy Papers (#4), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Loaned by Rev. Harold White
- Gift of William "Mickey" Elmore
Material in the collection is devoted entirely to the history of the Society of Friends in Eastern North Carolina. The focus of the articles is Belvidere, located in Perquimans County, N.C., which was the point of origin of the Friends of North Carolina. The Perquimans County "Meeting" of the Society of Friends was for a time the largest Friends community in North Carolina.
The article, by Catherine Albertson, entitled
Belvidere: A Quaker Stronghold, traces the development of the Friends Society in Perquimans County from 1672 through 1954. The history of the Belvidere Academy, a Friends school, is traced from 1833 until its transfer to the North Carolina Public School System in 1914.
The "History of Piney Woods Meeting, 1794-1954" and
Belvidere present less detailed accounts of the Friends of Perquimans County and the Belvidere Academy.