September 22, 1967, 222 items; Papers (1736-1922) of Moore and Mewborn families of Lenoir County, consisting of correspondence, deeds, accounts, promissory notes, receipts, mortgages, certificates, reports, and other miscellaneous material. Given May, 1966, by Miss Shirley Kilpatrick, Kinston, N.C.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Shirley Kilpatrick Collection (#10), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of Miss Shirley Kilpatrick
The collection contains a limited amount of correspondence of a routine nature. An 1890 letter discusses the invention of and a patent for a "Machine for Plaining Electrotypes"; and a 1922 letter from Noah J. Rouse of Kinston attacks increased taxation and overspending.
Land records (1736-1884) include deeds, descriptions, a grant, and a sheriff's sale deed for property in Kinston and Lenoir County.
The bulk of the papers consists of routine financial records, including accounts (1845-1902), promissory notes (1844-1903), and receipts (1845-1902).
Other material includes returns and reports concerning the gauging of brandy at a Lenoir County distillery (1878-1880), certificates, a petition for patent and other patent material (1888, 1890), internal revenue assessment (1873), and miscellaneous items.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to
help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.
Geographic Entry :
Autograph Entry :
- Rouse, N[oah] J[ames] 1922
Subject Entries :
- INVENTIONS- -Printing- -19th Century
- PRINTING- -19th Century
- TAXATION- -Liquors
- TAXATION- -1922
Genealogy Entries :
MOORE FAMILY- -Lenoir Co., N.C.
- MEWBORN FAMILY- -Lenoir Co., N.C.