October 27, 1976, 40 items; World War I correspondence (1918-1919) and photographs of Tarboro, N.C. resident. Gift of Ronald W. Jenkins, Wheaton, Maryland
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James G. Raby Papers (#317), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of Ronald W. Jenkins
The collection consists primarily of letters (July 22, 1918 - Mar. 19, 1919) written to Raby who served in Morrison, Va.; Lakedown Salisbury, England; and New York City. Comments concern the purchase of war bonds; inflated cost of shoes, clothing, groceries and utilities; and government restrictions on Sunday automobile driving. Of significance is a discussion of a Spanish influenza epidemic in Rocky Mount and Tarboro. Also mentioned is discussion of automobile prices and the availability of rides.