December 12, 1979, 1 item; Halifax County, N.C., public school register, 1888-1889. Gift of Mr. William E. Elmore, Greenville, N.C.
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Helen R. Morecock Papers (#398), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of Mr. William E. Elmore
Helen R. Morecock was a teacher in school districts 5, 6, and 16 of Halifax County, North Carolina.
The school register records data mostly for two- to three-month, mid-year terms from 1888-1899.
The major information contained in this official
North Carolina Public School Register consists of lists of the names of the pupils, along with their age and sex, their parents' or guardians' names, their attendance records, and their grades on general subjects. Family names listed most often include Anderson, Brickwell, Butts, Carter, Cullom, Dickens, Faucette, Green, Hamill, Hearlow, Johnson, Johnston, Keeter, Morecock, Morris, Neville, Powers, Rhea, Rogers, Snipes, Weeks, and Williams. The race of all of the pupils was given as "white."
The register also records for each term the teacher's salary, the names of the persons on the school committee, and the titles of textbooks used.
For other collections pertaining to schools in Halifax County, see #154 and #335.