McCall-Wade Family Papers, 1860-1870s

Manuscript Collection #181

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Title: McCall-Wade Family Papers
Creators: McCall family
Wade family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1860-1870s, undated) consisting of memoir, comments, physical plan, scrapbook, advertisements, newspapers clippings.
Extent: 0.25 Cubic feet, 19 items , consisting of memoir, scrapbook, and newspaper clippings.

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Accessions Information

October 19, 1971, 15 items; Patent medicine scrapbook (1860-1865), clippings and memoir. Deposited by Mrs. James Wilkinson, Jr., Scotland Neck, 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

McCall-Wade Family Papers (#181), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. James Wilkinson, Jr

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Terry, March 1979

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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The typescript memoir entitled Pioneering, in Quitman, Georgia, consists of the recollection of Annie Elizabeth Miller's childhood years in Quitman, during the Reconstruction era. The author describes the typical diet of the average town citizen, the effects of the Civil War on local food supply, and social activities such as square dancing. In addition Miller describes clothing and dress styles of the period for women.

She describes the typical school day of the average Quitman child and comments on subjects taught, school lunches, and recess recreation activities such as baseball and stickfrog. In addition, the memoir includes a detailed account of the physical plan and furnishing of the school building.

The scrapbook contains health-related newspaper clippings (1860-1865), consisting of advertisements for new health cures and medicines to fight such diseases as cholera, dysentery, diarrhea, jaundice, apoplexy, and kidney disease.

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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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