Victoria Louise Pendleton Memoir, 1852-1924

Manuscript Collection #17

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Title: Victoria Louise Pendleton Memoir
Creator: Pendelton, Victoria Louise
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Memoir (1852-1924) of the daughter of a prominent Pitt County (NC) farmer, etc.
Extent: 0.1 Cubic feet, 3 items, photocopies, including a memoir, genealogy notes, and a program

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Accessions Information

September 27, 1967, 2 items; Memoir (1852-1924) of Victoria Louise Pendleton and the program of a play. Loaned for copying October, 1966, by Warren County Memorial Library, Warrenton, North Carolina.

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

Victoria Louise Pendleton Memoir (#17), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Loaned by Warren County Memorial Library

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, October 1967

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Victoria Louise Pendleton (1838-1931) was the daughter of James Clark, a prominent Pitt County farmer. She entered the Warrenton Female Collegiate Institute in 1852 and graduated in 1854. In 1869, she opened a school exclusively for girls in Warrenton. She was one of Warrenton's most respected and admired women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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The bulk of this collection consists of a memoir (1852-1924) of Victoria Louise Pendleton. In writing her memoir, Mrs. Pendleton draws upon not only her own recollections but also sources such as newspaper articles, histories, and reports.

The memoir deals almost exclusively with descriptions of and incidents involving Confederate Civil War generals; North Carolina educators and governors; and the schools, churches, and famous homes in Warrenton. Subjects of particular interest include Generals Robert E. Lee and Joseph Johnston, Governors Zebulon B. Vance and Charles B. Aycock, Charles McIver, and Rose O'Neal Greenhow. The Civil War and post-Civil War activities are given for each of these personalities.

Also included in this collection is a program of the play Ester, the Beautiful Queen, presented in Warrenton, N. C., in 1894; and genealogical notes on the descendants of William and Mary Hayes Plummer of Gloucester Co., Va., and Warren Co., N.C.

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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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