Credle Family Papers, 1807-1937

Manuscript Collection #532

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Title: Credle Family Papers
Creator: Credle (Family : 1807-1937)
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1807-1837) including correspondence, deeds, chatter mortgages, warranty mortgages, legal records, accounts, a surveyor's map, a photograph, and miscellany.
Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 94 items, including correspondence, deeds, chattel mortgages, warranty mortgages, legal records, accounts, a surveyor's map, a photograph, and miscellany.

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Accessions Information

June 10, 1987, 94 items; Papers (1807-1937) of Hyde County, N.C., family, including correspondence, deeds, chattel mortgages, accounts, and miscellany. Gift of Mrs. Laura Credle Farley, Greenville, 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

Credle Family Papers (#532), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Laura Credle Farley

Processing Information

  • Processed by J. Layne, January 1988

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The bulk of the correspondence consists of a series of letters from Blount Credle to his fiancee, Eunice, during the summer of 1932 while she was visiting relatives in Burlington, N.C. These letters contain comments on various aspects of life during the Depression, including suicide, lack of business, and prices. Several letters from a surgeon, Stuart McGuire, from St. Luke's Hospital in Richmond, Va., (1917) concern the death of O. T. Credle during surgery and a controversy over the charges for Dr. McGuire's services.

Also included are numerous Hyde County, N.C., land transactions (1807-1918) and an illustrated surveyor's map (1848) by James Latham, reflecting the boundaries of W. H. Fortescue's land. A photograph of O. T. Credle is retained in the collection.

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The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Autograph Entries :

  • McGuire, Stuart (2) 1917

Geographic Entries :

  • North Carolina, Hyde County

Subject Entries :

  • ECONOMY--1930s
  • HEALTH AND MEDICINE--Fees
  • HEALTH AND MEDICINE--Sanatoriums--Richmond, Va.--1917
  • LAND--Deeds and Sales--Hyde Co., N.C.

Date Entries :

  • 1880-1889
  • 1910-1919
  • 1930-1937

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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