James Redding Rives II Papers, 1918-2005

Manuscript Collection #487

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  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      James Redding Rives, II diary kept during his World War I military service in the 14th Company, 4th Training Battalion, Depot Brigade & 318th Ambulance Company (7 January 1918 - 31 May 1919) including a history of happenings in service from his induction at Petersburg, Virginia, on 9 March 1918, his training, his voyage to France aboard USS SIBONEY, his activities in France, and his return to the United States; including accounts of his daily activities and observation; his movements and locations; lists of his correspondence; descriptions of military operations; names of towns passed through; French - English phrases. English and French language. 3" x 5" 1 item. 49 pp. Note: Fragile; acidic; needs conservation; Pages missing 1918: 1-42.
    • Folder b
      • Historic Whitakers Chapel Eighth Annual Homecoming Service program (11 June 1972). 2 copies. Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Notes: Methodist Church; "Flowers in the altar vases have been placed in memory of . . . James Redden Rives, Jr. (June 11, 1889 - February 23 1972), by his family." Rives was a descendant of men active in the church in the 18th and 19th centuries.   (item #1)
      • Rives, Ralph Hardee, English Department, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Letter to National Council for Boy Scouts of America (16 March 1972) informing the council of his uncles death, providing a biographical sketch, and describing his service to Boy Scouts as a troop leader in Enfield and Greenville, North Carolina. Photocopied typescript. 2 copies. 2 items. 2 p.   (item #2)
      • Paul I. Ernst, Supervisor of Registration and Membership, National Council of Boy Scouts, North Brunswick, New Jersey. Letter to Ralph Hardee Rives acknowledging receipt of his letter to them relating to James R. Rives, II (30 March 1972) 2 copies. 2 items. 2 p.   (item #3)
      • Rambling, by John McGwigan, Enfield Progress, Enfield, North Carolina including mention of James R. "Jimmy" Rives (9 November 1983) Clipping. 2 copies. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Annotated: "James R. Rives."   (item #4)
      • Edward Calvin Johnson Retirement Party invitation, RSVP card, and envelope addressed to Dr. Ralph H. Rives, Enfield, NC (3 June 1986) Printed. 1 item. 3 p. Note: Typed note on verso of invitation: "Calvin Johnson (of Hampton, VA) was the husband of Jeanette Rives Johnson (daughter of James R. and Novia S. Rives)".   (item #5)
      • Ralph Hardee Rives, Enfield, North Carolina. Letter to Jeanette and Calvin Johnson, Hampton, Virginia (5 June 1986) on the occasion of Calvin's retirement; regretting he will not be able to attend the party; thanking Jeanette for donating her father's World War I diary to East Carolina University; and attaching a biographical sketch he had written of James R. Rives, II. TLS. 1 item. 3 p.   (item #6)
      • Rambling, by John McGwigan, Enfield Progress, Enfield, North Carolina including mention of James R. "Jimmy" Rives as a scoutmaster of the first Boy Scout troop in Enfield, North Carolina in 1917 (15 April 1987) Clipping. 2 copies. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Mentions of Rives underlined.   (item #7)
      • James Redden Rives, II in World War I military uniform (ca. 1918) Photographic prints & Envelope. Black & White. Various sizes. 3 items. 3 p. Note: 1 view shows Rives at attention with bugle; 1 view shows Rives seated in studio with landscape background; postcard on verso and envelope annotated by Ralph Hardee Rives.   (item #8)
    • Folder c
      James Redding Rives, II biographical sketch, by Ralph Hardee Rives (2005) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Written for Volume 2 of The Chronicles of Pitt County.

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