Fearing - Ramsay - Commander Family Collection, 1845-1939, undated

(Manuscript Collection #912)

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Series 1 :
Correspondence
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Letters to Woodson Bradford Fearing from his father. Includes comments on current wages in Chicago. (1877); Letters to Enoch Pratt Fearing (1898, 1915); Letters to Lizzie Parker Fearing (1872, 1874) 11 items.
    • Folder b
      Letter to George Fearing from his father (1881); Letters to Mrs. Submit Woodruff Fearing from son Bart. Include comments on Thanksgiving dinner, health, members of the clergy(1875-1876, 1879); Letter to Submit Woodruff Fearing from Grand Delaware State Lottery (1860) 7 items.
    • Folder c
      Letter to Emily Fearing from John Bartlett Fearing about attack on Forts Hatteras and Clark in North Carolina (ca. 1860's); Letter to John Bartlett Fearing from George Fearing (1881); Letter to Johnny from John Bartlett Fearing (1881); Letter to Johnny from Father (1876); Letter to Johnny from M. E. Fearing (1881); Letters to Emily Ramsay Commander from daughter Mollie. Includes comments on dentist visit, school activities, the Catholic Church, male and female friends, request for money and a street procession by The Knights Templar (1871); Letter to Emily Ramsay Commander from sister (1866); Letter to Emily Ramsay Commander from sister Mary E. Jones in Baltimore (1871); Letter to Emily Ramsay Commander commenting on daughter Mollie's improvement in her studies (1871) 14 items.
    • Folder d
      Personal letters of Joseph Commander. Includes letters of affection with "Matilda," one with a lock of her hair. Other topics include business, relationship with daughter Mollie, smallpox and news from his sister in Jackson, Tennessee. There are also many letters between Commander (in Elizabeth City, North Carolina) and Sally Dayle (in Brunswick County, Virginia). Topics include marriage, children and property. (1845, 1870-1874, 1881, 1884); Postcards to Joseph Commander from his mother (1877) 35 items.
    • Folder e
      Personal letters to Mollie Commander Fearing from mother and sister. Topics include daily activities, crops, family and health (1872-1874, 1878-1884); Letters to Mollie Commander Fearing from her aunt (with a lock of Mollie's mother's hair), cousin, friend Betty Johnson and sister. Later letters concern Mollie's deteriorating health (1872) 42 items.
    • Folder f
      Personal letters to Mollie Commander Fearing (1887-1888, 1891-1893) 30 items.
    • Folder g
      Personal letters to Mollie Commander Fearing (1894-1898) 23 items.
    • Folder h
      Personal letters to Mollie Commander Fearing. This correspondence relates to finances, a request for money from a man in prison and one letter from a member of the East Carolina Chapter of The United Daughters of the Confederacy. (1900-1904, 1908-1912, 1920-1921, 1923, 1927) 26 items.
    • Folder i
      Personal Letters to Mollie Commander Fearing from John Bartlett Fearing (1876-1887) 77 items.
    • Folder j
      Personal Letters to John Bartlett Fearing from family and friends (1871-1888) 83 items.
  • Box 2
    • Folder a
      Miscellaneous letters of Fearing-Commander-Ramsay family (1860, 1867, 1871, 1873-1874, 1876-1877, 1887-1888, 1897-1898, undated); Postcards to Walter J. Rhode (1908); Correspondence between Fearing family members about their genealogy (1919, 1932, 1937, 1939) 36 items.
    • Folder b
      Envelopes of the personal letters of the Fearing, Commander, Ramsay family (1872-1874, 1883, 1888, 1891-1894, 1898, 1907-1910, 1917, 1926, undated) 71 items.
Series 2 :
Financial Records
  • Box 2
    • Folder c
      Tax receipts (1891-1897, 1899, 1901-1902, 1904); Tuition payment receipts (1890-1897, 1899-1901); Bond for a deed (1902); Mortgage statement (1893); Albemarle & Pantego Railroad Co. receipts (1887); Doctor payment receipts (1872-1873, 1900-1901) 77 items.
    • Folder d
      McCabe & Grice Dry Goods Co. receipts (1891-1897, 1899, 1901, 1908); Miscellaneous checks(1881, 1890-1891, 1893-1896, 1899-1901, 1910); Receipts for goods (1855, 1859, 1871, 1880-1881, 1888, 1891, 1893-1901, 1900-1910); Miscellaneous receipts (1858, 1890-1891, 1895-1897, 1902, 1907); 138 items.
    • Folder e
      Bank account balances (1853, 1860-1861, 1869); Empty check book (1876) 5 items.
    • Folder f
      Account book for George Fearing, 2 pages used (1900); Account book for Pratt Fearing, 3 pages used (1899); Bank book for Mollie Fearing, First National Bank, Elizabeth City, N.C., 2 pages used (1900); Bankbook for Mollie Fearing, Citizens Bank of Elizabeth City, N.C., 4 pages used (undated); Bankbook for Mollie Fearing, The Savings Bank and Trust Co., Elizabeth City, N.C., 3 pages used (1905) 5 items.
    • Folder g
      Power company receipts (1900, 1909); Insurance receipts (1902, 1905); Attorney Receipt (1899); Bankruptcy receipt for Mollie Fearing (undated); Stock receipt for Old Dominion Steam Co. (1902); Virginia Steamboat receipt (1892) 9 items.
    • Folder h
      D.P. White [Lumber] Co. Elizabeth City log book, 102 pages used (1919) 1 item. 217 p.
Series 3 :
Other Printed Materials
  • Box 3
    • Folder a
      Newspaper clippings; 2 songs (1883, 1892) Pruden Library at Edenton article (1921); Horoscope (undated); Handwritten songs (undated); Invitations to wedding (1891), birthday (1894), graduation (undated); Photographs of unknown females (undated); Miscellaneous Advertisements (undated); Postcards (undated); Miscellaneous handwritten notes (undated); Award of merit to Molly Commander (undated); First class boarding ticket (undated); Cough medicine recipe (undated) 29 items.
    • Folder b
      Daily [work] reports for The Frontier Press Co. (1909); Photocopy negatives of 1860 census records including the name Fearing (1860) 4 items.
    • Folder c
      Second Division of Naval Reserve roll book, 4 pages used (1894) 1 item.
    • Folder d
      Cards with poems and sayings, no names or inscriptions, 2 (1918) 6 (undated) 8 items.

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