State of N.C. Edgecom County November the 26 1862 Dear and affectionet father and Mother It is with great pain that I seat my selfe to drope you a few lines to in form you that Brother Wiet [Wyatt] is Ded he Did one the 26 of this month he has Bin Sicke fore a month he Will be Bered here the Doctor has never told me What the Diseas Was so I cant say What Was the matter With him Dear and affectionate father and Mother I am Well at this more than Bad cole I hope that Whern this letter gits to hand it Will find you all in joying good halthe i want you to write to me as soon as you gitre this letter if you pleas it Dos give me great pleasure to reseve a letter from you James. Died on the 21 of this mohth and Was Bered here in this plas. Dear father Direct your letters to Tarbour in care of N A Ramsey the 61 Regiment company D Elbert Carpenter.
Category: family papers
Source: Shirley Kilpatrick Collection #10.1.d. Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: U. S. Army Provost Marshal’s Office Pass No. 11382 was issued in Union-occupied New Orleans on 4 February 1863. It allowed John A. Miltz of New Orleans to travel from New Orleans to New York on the Steamer EMPIRE CITY. It is accompanied by Miltz’s oath [...]
Staff Pick for June 18th Source: The Minges Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1136 Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: This collection documents the history of the Minges family in the soft drink business, Pepsi-Cola, in North Carolina. The materials in the collection cover the time period of 1890′s to 1992. Caleb Davis Bradham, born in [...]
Source: John L. Bridgers Family Papers, 727.1.c.8 Staff Person: Maury York Description: This ornate house belonged to John Luther Bridgers, Jr. (1850-1932). It was located adjacent to what is now West Wilson Street in Tarboro, North Carolina. Bridgers is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Joseph Kelly Turner on a history of Edgecombe County, [...]
Source: Elias Carr Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, #160.9.e.29 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: The image shown is of Annie Bruce Carr, daughter of North Carolina Governor Elias Carr. She is sitting in front of a large tree holding her doll. She has twelve other dolls in various poses around her. The image dated 1888 was [...]
Source: Albert R. Smith Collection #9.1.b.23 Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: This Teacher’s First Grade Certificate, dated 12 Oct. 1889, belonged to N. T. Ryals of Johnston County, North Carolina. It showed that Ryals had successfully passed the examination to teach in Johnston County’s public schools. It listed his “true grade of scholarship” in Spelling, Defining, [...]