Quinerly Family Papers, 1861-1946

Manuscript Collection #186

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Title: Quinerly Family Papers
Creator: Quinerly family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1861-1946, undated) consisting of correspondence, Indian reservation schools in Oklahoma, legal records, receipts, poetry, receipts, poetry, handwritten history, blueprint.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 298 items , consisting of correspondence, legal records, receipts, poetry, and miscellaneous.

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Accessions Information

October 25, 1971, ca. 100 items, correspondence (1891-1945) and miscellaneous. Gift of anonymous donor.

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

Quinerly Family Papers (#186), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of anonymous donor

Processing Information

  • Processed by W. West, April 1979

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

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This collection deals primarily with the Quinerlys of Greenville, N.C., and related families.

Correspondence, largely of a personal nature, constitutes a large part of the collection. A letter from Guatemala describes the rainy season and amount of wild game there (1895). A series of letters (1917-1940) concerns the Cuban sugar cane industry and describes the outlook for crops and prices. Noteworthy items describe problems arising from a revolution on the island (1917), a trip made to Guantanamo, and the city itself (1939).

Other correspondence includes a description of an Indian reservation school in Oklahoma, typical names of children, and tribe names (1922); a trip to and description of the Olympia theater in Miami, Florida (1930); and life in an ROTC artillery camp in Chattanooga, Tennessee (1917).

A large group of letters (undated) concerns personal and family affairs of the Quinerlys. Among these are items describing an E.C.T.C. commencement and the senior class activities that preceded it; and a traveler's first impressions of Atlanta.

Legal and financial papers (1861, 1864, 1894-1943, undated) include contracts, a stock certificate for the Greenville Cotton Mills, Inc., receipts for general purchases and tax payments, and a copy of a farm tax assessment (1864).

Poetry (1884, 1892, undated) deals with topics such as romance and nature.

Miscellaneous items (1864, 1910-1946, undated) include a handwritten history of Pitt County during the Civil War, a handwritten history of Grifton, a blueprint (filed as oversized material), and other items.

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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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