Alice Morgan Person Collection, 1881-1943, 2007, undated

Manuscript Collection #1116

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Title: Alice Morgan Person Collection
Creator: Person, Alice Morgan, 1840-1943
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 5.156 Cubic feet, 702 items .

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Accessions Information

October 19, 2007, (unprocessed) 6 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Collection (1913, 2007, undated) related to Alice Morgan Person, the noted pioneer North Carolina woman inventor, manufacturer and saleswoman of "Joe Person's Remedy" a patent medicine including an obituary clipping, a funeral clipping and digital reproductions of the items. Donor: Mrs. Graham Barden, Jr.

February 26, 2008, (unprocessed addition 1) 686 items, 4.99 cubic feet; Collection (1881-1943, undated) of bills, receipts, ledgers, correspondence, papers, clippings, & printed materials, etc. related to Alice Morgan Person (Mrs. Joseph Arrington Person) the noted pioneer North Carolina woman inventor, manufacturer and saleswoman of "Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy" a patent medicine; also related to her son Rufus M. Person, who continued to produce the medicine following his mother's death in 1913. Donor: Mr. Michael Boyce

March 7, 2008, (unprocessed addition 2) 1 item, 0.002 cubic feet; A Collection of Popular Airs As arranged and played only by Mrs. Joe Person at the Southern Expositions: Italian Waltz. Nelly Bly. Dixie. Weird Waltz and Polka. Shoo Fly. De Year of Jubilo. Polka. Dance, the Boatman Dance. Billy in the Low Grounds. Carolina Racket. I Bet my Money. Oh! Carry me back. 'Liza Jane. I'm gwine down Town. Walk Around. Printed. Sheet Music. (Richmond, VA: Hume, Minor & Co. & Kittrell, NC: Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889.) Donor: Ms. Peggy Brinkley & Susan J. Joyner

June 3, 2008, (unprocessed addition 3) 2 items, 0.012 cubic feet; A Collection of Popular Airs As arranged and played only by Mrs. Joe Person at the Southern Expositions: Italian Waltz. Nelly Bly. Dixie. Weird Waltz and Polka. Shoo Fly. De Year of Jubilo. Polka. Dance, the Boatman Dance. Billy in the Low Grounds. Carolina Racket. I Bet my Money. Oh! Carry me back. 'Liza Jane. I'm gwine down Town. Walk Around. Printed. Sheet Music. (Richmond, VA: Hume, Minor & Co. & Kittrell, NC: Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889.) See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Ms. Alice Ritter

June 9, 2009, (unprocessed addition 4) 2 items, 0.002 cubic feet; Letters (11/15/1878; 3/22/1880) from Mrs. Alice Morgan Person. Holograph letters. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Mrs. Graham Barden, Jr.

August 31, 2009, (unprocessed addition 5) 7 items, 0.002 cubic feet; Digital photographs (2004-2008) including Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy shipping crate and bottles, front view; Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy shipping crate and bottles, side view; McGhee-Person house; McGhee-Person house, corner view; Graves of Alice Person's husband and son; Graves of Alice Person and her daughter; & Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy bottles taken by the donor, near the Tar River, Franklinton, Franklin County; & Charlotte, North Carolina; also printed copies of digital images. See inventory attached. Donor: David Hursh

July 17, 2011, (unprocessed addition 6) 8 items, 0.156 cubic feet; 1 scrapbook (ca. 1899-1929), containing newspaper clippings about Alice Person and other family members, and 7 letters (1898-1913, undated) written by or to Alice Person. Donor is the great granddaughter of Alice Person through Alice’s daughter Alice Gibson Harris and her daughter Fate. Donor: Virginia W. Brewer

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

Alice Morgan Person Collection (#1116), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Graham Barden, Jr.
  • Gift of Michael Boyce
  • Gift of Peggy Brinkley & Susan J. Joyner
  • Gift of David Hursh
  • Gift of Alice Ritter
  • Gift of Virginia W. Brewer

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, February 26, 2008


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

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 3#1116.3
    Person Remedy Company Ledgers
    • Folder a#1116.3.a
      Payable / Receivable Accounts Book (1914-1916) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 106 p.
    • Folder b#1116.3.b
      Joe A. Person School Notebook Mrs. T. J. Wilson's [Class ?] (Sept. 1925) Bound Mss vol. 1 vol. 75 p.
    • Folder c#1116.3.c
      Account Book, Person Remedy Company (1919-1942) Loose leaf Mss Vol. 1 vol. Ca. 750 p.
    • Folder d#1116.3.d
      Account Book, Person Remedy Company (1916-1920) Loose leaf Mss Vol. 1 vol. Ca. 1000 p.
    • Folder e#1116.3.e
      Ledger, Person Remedy Company (1904-1910) Bound Mss vol. 1 vol. 160 p.
  • Box 4#1116.4
    Person Remedy Company Ledgers
    • Folder a#1116.4.a
      Cash Journal, Person Remedy Company (1899-1900) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 53 p. Note: Single-Entry ledger. Torn. Insect damage. Pages missing. Needs conservation.
    • Folder b#1116.4.b
      Day Book [Person Remedy Company] (1897-1899) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 150 p.
    • Folder c#1116.4.c
      Expense Ledger, R. M Person (1916-1917) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 44 p.
    • Folder d#1116.4.d
      Merchants & Farmers National Bank, Charlotte, NC. Ledger, R. M. Person's Account (1916-1917) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 94 p.
    • Folder e#1116.4.e
      Merchants & Farmers National Bank, Charlotte, NC. Ledger, R. M. Person's Account (1917-1922) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 75 p.
    • Folder f#1116.4.f
      Reports of Salesmen, Person Remedy Company (1914) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 143 p. Note: Only 6 pages used.
    • Folder g#1116.4.g
      Games Daybook (undated) Games in front; Solitaires in centre; conundrums at back. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 32 p.
    • Folder h#1116.4.h
      Cabbage Plants Daybook (1926-1940) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 200 p. Note: Cover torn off.
    • Folder i#1116.4.i
      Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1907-1910): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Cash Paid Out; Report Rendered by Anna; Report of Shipments; Rufus' Salary; Letters of Enquiry. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p.
    • Folder j#1116.4.j
      Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1909-1912): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p.
    • Folder k#1116.4.k
      Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1911-1914): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p.
    • Folder l#1116.4.l
      Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1901-1904): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry; Cash Paid Out; Cash On Hand; Shipments from Laboratory; Sales Misc. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p.
    • Folder m#1116.4.m
      Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1902-1906): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry; Cash Paid Out; Cash On Hand; Misc. Sold. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p.
  • Box 5#1116.5
    Person Remedy Company Ledgers
    • Folder a#1116.5.a
      Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1906-1908): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry; Cash Paid Out; Cash On Hand; Misc. Sold. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p.
    • Folder b#1116.5.b
      Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1910): Reports Rendered by Anna; Reports Rendered by Mrs. J.P.; Cash Paid Out; Cash On Hand & Received; Expense Account for Remedy Co. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 50 p.
    • Folder c#1116.5.c
      Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1901-1902): Cash Paid Out; Names Given by Dr. Bellamy; Orders Sent In; Cash On Hand & Received; Rufus' Reports; Notes of Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p. Note: Badly torn. Needs conservation.
    • Folder d#1116.5.d
      Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1891-1907) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 50 p.
    • Folder e#1116.5.e
      Mrs. Joe Person Single Entry Ledger (1899-1900, 1912) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 50 p. Note: Very badly torn. Pages not in order; Pages Missing.
    • Folder f#1116.5.f
      Merchants & Farmers National Bank, Charlotte, NC Account Book (1910-1914) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 75 p.
    • Folder g#1116.5.g
      R. M. Persons Account Book (1912-1915) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 138 p.
    • Folder h#1116.5.h
      R. M. Persons Account Book (1893-1896) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 64 p.
    • Folder i#1116.5.i
      Mrs. Joe Person's Account Book (1907-1909) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p.
  • Box 7#1116.7 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    Oversized Ledgers
    • Folder a#1116.7.a
      Cash Book Journal, Person Remedy Company (April - December 1916) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 150 p.
    • Folder b#1116.7.b

      Italian Waltz. Nelly Bly. Dixie. Wierd Waltz and Polka. Shoo Fly. De Year of Jubilo. Polka. Dance, the Boatman Dance. Billy in the Low Grounds. Carolina Racket. I Bet my Money. Oh! Carry me back. 'Liza Jane. I'm gwine down Town. Walk Around. Sheet Music. Printed. (Richmond, VA: Hume, Minor & Co. & Kittrell, NC: Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889). Note: Autographed: "Miss Hannah McLennan, Aug. 8, 1891." Donors are Alice M. (Mrs. Joseph) Person's great-great-granddaughters. 1 item. 7 p.

    • Folder c#1116.7.c
      A Transcription of the Beautiful Song The Blue Alsatian Mountains! Also "Down-Town Girls" and "Boatman Dance," As Arranged and Played by Mrs. Joe Person, Kittrell, N. C.(Published by Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889) Sheet Music. Printed. 1 item. 4 p. 1889
    • Folder d#1116.7.d
      A Collection of Popular Airs As arranged and played only by Mrs. Joe Person at the Southern Expositions: Italian Waltz. Nelly Bly. Dixie. Wierd Waltz and Polka. Shoo Fly. De Year of Jubilo. Polka. Dance, the Boatman Dance. Billy in the Low Grounds. Carolina Racket. I Bet my Money. Oh! Carry me back. 'Liza Jane. I'm gwine down Town. Walk Around.Sheet Music. Printed. (Richmond, VA: Hume, Minor & Co. & Kittrell, NC: Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889). 1 item. 8 p. 1889

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