Edmund Harding to Mrs. Inglis Fletcher, 12
Edmund H. Harding, a native of Washington, North Carolina, chaired the committees in charge of the 1955 celebrations at Bath.
Harding was a retired insurance and fertilizer salesman who had turned to public speaking. Harding’s connection with Bath
went back to his childhood in the 1890s when his father had served as rector of both St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington
and St. Thomas Church in Bath.
Edmund H. Harding
The Tarheel Humorist
Humor, Philosophy, Music
Washington, North Carolina
July 12, 1955
Mrs. Inglis Fletcher
Edenton, N. C.
Dear Mrs. Fletcher:
Governor Hodges has asked you to serve on the Commission appointed to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the incorporation
of Bath, the first capital of North Carolina. He has asked me to act as Chairman. I hope that you have written him accepting
the appointment. It will not be too big a job if everyone will help.
I am calling a meeting of the Commission to meet at my summer cottage on Pamlico River, seven miles below Washington, next
Monday, July 18th at 3:30 in the afternoon. The place is on the road to the Country Club and will be well marked with the
word HARDING. We will have the meeting at 3:30, after which committees appointed will have a meeting of their own. I shall
cook a couple of pigs. We will eat and you can go home by seven o'clock.
This will be the only general meeting of the Commission and I hope that you will do your best to be present. May I hear from
you please on the enclosed postal card.
Edmund H Harding [signature]
Edmund H. harding
Please try to come and bring John with you.
||Special Collections, Joyner Library, East Carolina University
||Inglis Fletcher Papers, #21.13.d
||Inglis Fletcher Papers