Stan Little Collection, 1890s-1950

Manuscript Collection #1013

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  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Photo #1: Allen Hardee House. Photo Date unknown; probably ca. 1898. Size: 9 3/16" x 7". Description: Photo shows entire front of house with the following standing in the foreground: (Left to Right) In front of picket fence: unidentified boy, Epenetus Hardee. Behind picket fence: Ernest Edward Hardee (son of Epenetus and Serena), Serena Nelson Hardee (wife of Epenetus). This house is thought to have been built for Allen Hardee (1802-1870) in the mid-1840s after he migrated to Greene Co., NC, from Pitt Co., NC. Allen deeded this house and farm to his son, Epenetus in 1869. A negative of this photo is at the N. C. State Archives, Raleigh (Negative Number: N.89-6-167).
    • Folder b
      Photo #2: Allen Hardee House. Photo Date unknown; probably ca. 1910. Size: 8 1/16" x 6 2/16". Description: Photo shows only part of façade and front porch with the following in the foreground: (L. to R.) Row 1: Guy Hardee, Ralph Pope Hardee, Marjorie Hardee, Epenetus Hardee, Serena Nelson Hardee. Row 2: Ernest Edward Hardee, Bessie Taylor Hardee. By the time this photo was taken, the front porch had been updated with new turned supporting posts with sawn brackets, new handrails, turned balusters, and foot rails-all typical porch features of the Victorian period. A negative of this photo is at the N. C. State Archives, Raleigh (Negative Number: N.89-6-168).
    • Folder c
      Photo #3: George M. Tucker and wife, Mary Jane Hardee Tucker, Family. Photo Date unknown. probably ca. 1900. Size: 9¼" x 7 5/8". Description: Photo shows family in foreground with a pond or lake in the background. (L. to R.) Note: Identification of children based on other existing identified photos of the children (Marion Henry and Mary Serena) and on the children's birth dates. Row 1: Leslie Dewey, Leroy Nelson, Heber Olney. Row 2: Marion Henry, Ada Hardee, George M., Myrtle Leona, Mary Jane, Roy Hardee, George Franklin. Row 3: Unidentified lady whose image has been cut from photograph, Mary Serena.
    • Folder d
      Photo #4: Epenetus Hardee and wife, Serena Nelson Hardee. Photo Date unknown. This photo may date from the 1880s or ca. 1890 as Serena is not wearing a black or dark colored outfit which was her mode of dress in all known existing photos that include her from ca. 1898 and afterwards. Size: 7½" x 5". Description: Photo shows Epenetus Hardee sitting in a rocking chair with Serena Nelson Hardee standing beside him.
    • Folder e
      Photo #5: Four Generations of Epenetus and Serena Hardee Family Members. Photo Date unknown; probably ca. 1910. Size: 5 5/8" x 3 7/8". Description: (L. to R.) Mary Jane Hardee Tucker (1861-1922, Mrs. George M. Tucker, daughter of Epenetus and Serena Hardee), Dorothy Davenport (1905-____, daughter of Mary Serena Tucker Davenport), Mary Serena Tucker Davenport (1884-1971, daughter of George M. and Mary Jane Hardee), and Serena Nelson Hardee (1831-1919, mother of Mary Jane Hardee Tucker). Note: John V. Lucas, Jr., includes this same photo in Photographs - Moore/Hardee/Tucker Families, Greene and Pitt Co., NC, in the reference collection of Sheppard Memorial Library, Greenville, NC. Its call number is NC 929.2 PHO. In this work, the photo is entitled, "The Tucker-Hardee-Nelson Family of Pitt & Greene Co., NC, Circa 1910."
    • Folder f
      Photo #6: Mary Serena Tucker Davenport. Photo Date unknown; probably ca. 1905. Note: This photo is also included in Photographs - Moore/Hardee/Tucker Families, Greene and Pitt Co., NC.
    • Folder g
      Photo #7: Roy Hardee Tucker (1890-1976). Photo Date unknown. Son of George M. and Mary Jane Hardee Tucker.
    • Folder h
      Photo #8: Baby Photo. Photo Date unknown; probably taken in the late 1890s or ca. 1900. This photo is thought to be of one of the younger children of George M. Tucker (1857-1927) and wife, Mary Jane Hardee Tucker (1861-1922).
    • Folder i
      Photo #9: Henry Marion Hardee (1867 - 1949). Photo Date unknown. Son of Epenetus and Serena Nelson Hardee.
    • Folder j
      Photo #10: Martin Luther Schonk Family. Photo Date unknown; probably ca. 1943. Description: (L. to R.) Row 1: Martin Luther Schonk (1892-1954), Marie Elizabeth Hardee Schonk (1897-____). Row 2: Robert Martin Schonk (1925-____), Patricia Anne Schonk. Note: Marie was a daughter of Henry Marion Hardee (1867-1949).
    • Folder k
      Photo #11: Ada Hardee Ormond (1869-1946). Photo Date unknown; probably taken circa 1920. Daughter of Epenetus and Serena Nelson Hardee.
    • Folder l
      Photo #12: Ernest Edward Hardee and wife, Bessie Taylor Hardee. Photo Date unknown; probably Dec. 1898 or early 1899. Note: Ernest Edward Hardee (1876-1934, a son of Epenetus and Serena Nelson Hardee) and Bessie Taylor (____-1961) were married on Dec. 1, 1898. This photo was probably taken not long after their marriage.
    • Folder m
      Photo #13: Bessie Taylor Hardee with Two Unidentified Boys. Photo Date unknown; probably early or mid-1890s. Description: (L. to R.) Unidentified boy, Bessie Taylor Hardee, Unidentified boy. Note: The boys standing by Bessie are younger than her and may be her brothers.
    • Folder n
      Photo #14: Ralph Pope Hardee (1904-1979). Photo Date unknown. Son of Ernest E. and Bessie Taylor Hardee.
    • Folder o
      Photo #15: Ada Hardee Ormond (1869-1946). Photo Date unknown, probably taken in the 1930s or 1940s. Daughter of Epenetus and Serena Nelson Hardee.
    • Folder p
      Photo #16: Guy Hardee. Photo Date unknown. Description: Photo of Guy Hardee in profile. Guy was a son of Ernest E. and Bessie Taylor Hardee.
    • Folder q
      Photo #17: Guy Hardee. Photo Date unknown. Description: Typical portrait photo of Guy Hardee showing his full face.
    • Folder r
      Photo #18: Unidentified Lady Holding A Baby And Standing By A Carriage With The Parrott Hospital (Original Building), Kinston, NC, In The Background. Photo Date unknown. Note: The frame building shown in this photo was a former home that was converted to use as Kinston's first hospital. It was later replaced with a brick hospital building on the same site.
    • Folder s
      Photo #19: "Big Four of K. F. S., 1898, 1. Lalla Harper, 2. Mary Faison, 3. Mary Moye, 4. Marjorie Taylor". Photo Date 1898. Note: Photo title above is the identifying information found on the back of the photo.
    • Folder t
      Photo #20: "Clara from Muncie, Clara Thornton". Photo Date unknown. Note: Photo title above is the identifying information found on the back of the photo.
    • Folder u
      Photo #21-43: Unidentified Photos: 23
    • Folder v
      Six ca. 1900 postcards depicting scenes of courtship and marriage.
    • Folder w
      Funeral register of Ernest E. Hardee (1876-1934)
    • Folder y
      A typewritten narrative entitled, "The Name and Family of Hardy".
  • Box 2
    • Folder a
      Simmons, Lossie Barnes (Mrs.) 128 Nash St., Rocky Mount, NC expense account book (9 Sept. 1940 - 12 June 1941) with poem and notes on movies. 1 item. 21 p.
    • Folder b
      Simmons, Lossie Barnes (Mrs.) 128 Nash St., Rocky Mount, NC expense account book (27 Jan. 1938 - 16 Aug.1939) with diary entries 6 Aug. - 31 Dec. 1938 - notes on dogs's names, Ivory soap, etc. 1 item. 82 p. Note: Diary entries begin on last page of notebook.
    • Folder c
      Simmons, Lossie Barnes (Mrs.), notebook with addresses of people and places in New York, NY (n.d.). 1 item. 5 p.
    • Folder d
      Simmons, Lossie Barnes (Mrs.), diary (1939) with memoranda of movies seen, etc. in New York, NY. 1 item. 365 p.
    • Folder e
      Simmons, Lossie Barnes (Mrs.), diary (1943) with memoranda of conversations with her daughter Lossie, in Rocky Mount, NC and New York, NY. 1 item. 365 p.
    • Folder f
      Simmons, Lossie Barnes (Mrs.), diary (1944) with family news, movies seen, deteriorating health (cancer) etc., in Rocky Mount, NC. 1 item. 365 p. Note: the diary is blank after 12 Oct. 1944.
    • Folder g
      Simmons, Lossie Barnes (Mrs.), Private diary (1946) with family news, movies seen, health problems from cancer surgery, Oct. 1944) etc., 522 Nash Street, Rocky Mount, NC. 1 item. 365 p.
    • Folder h
      Simmons, Lossie Barnes (Mrs.), Private diary (1947) with family news and conflicts, movies seen, health problems from cancer surgery, Oct. 1944) etc., 522 Nash Street, Rocky Mount, NC. 1 item. 365 p.
    • Folder i
      Photographs of unidentified family members (ca. 1940s). 8 items. 8 p. Note: 1 colorized.
    • Folder j
      Photograph of Mrs. Lossie Barnes Simmons' grandchildren, Lee and Nancy (ca. 1940s). Black & white. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder k
      Photograph of Flagg Court [Apartment Building, New York, NY ?] (May 1936) 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder l
      One Hundred and Fifty-Sixth Annual Commencement Program University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Kenan Stadium, Monday, June 5, 1950. Pamphlet. 1 item. 40 p. Note: Name of Joseph Francis Bowen, Jr., who received a B.A. is underlined in ink.

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