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18518
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Three members of the Stanly family of New Bern--grandfather, son, and grandson--had interesting and turbulent careers and were outstanding figures during their respective generations. They were John Wright Stanly, John Stanly, and Edward Stanly.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 43, Mar 1942, p7, 21
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37382
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An exploration revealed its many purposes since 1784. Home for John Stanly Wright's family until the Civil War, it was General Burnside’s New Bern headquarters and a convent for the Sisters of Mercy through 1884. Heirs of James Bryan owned the house until 1932, when it was sold to the New Bern Library Association. The house was the town’s library for three decades before Tryon Palace Commission purchased the building, restored its Georgian style, and moved it to its current location, George Street.
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The Palace (NoCar F 264 N5 P3), Vol. 13 Issue 2, Winter 2015/2016, p6-8
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36124
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Expected was the 1910 celebration: it was the bicentennial of New Bern’s founding. As for one not expected, the author explained its coming from the “tenor of the times.” It, hosted by the newly created historical society, had a guest list including descendants of Baron Christopher de Graffenried and Colonial homes open to visitors. Another aspect remembrance worthy was the first contribution to Tryon Palace’s 1950s restoration, a surplus from funds for the 1929 event.
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36142
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Historic homes such as the Isaac Taylor House and John Wright Stanly House had another value to the community: tales of their reputed hauntings. Other house related horror stories noted were a ghost encountered at the Cherry Point Marine Corp Air Station and vigil involving a parrot.
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36140
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The profile honored Minnette Chapman Duffy, who played an important role in the preservation of New Bern’s history. It discussed her Tennessee origins, introduction to New Bern via marriage, receiving the First Annual Gold Medal, and conversion of the Stanly House into the public library. Included was a photo of a profile-style painting of Duffy, originally hung in the Attmore-Oliver House and later donated to the New Bern Historical Society.