May 31, 1969, 10 items, papers (1817-1902), including account book (1845-1854) of Whitfield Grady, deeds, receipts, clipping, and a daguerreotype. Deposited by Mrs. Gray Smith, Deep Run, N.C.
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Smith-Grady Family Papers (#94), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
This collection contains the deeds of Berkley and Mary Smith who sold parcels of land in the Southwest Creek area of Lenoir County to Stephen Herring (March 19, 1817) and Bryan Davenport (January 1, 1902), and the transfer of land from Oliver Herring to Calvin Herring (May 28, 1857). Also included is an account book (1845-1854) belonging to Whitfield Grady that records the purchases of foodstuffs, agricultural equipment, and labor. Financial records include receipts, money orders, etc. (1866-1899). There is also a photo of Silvia, a freed slave formerly belonging to Whitfield Grady.