Westfall Collection, 1802-1863

Manuscript Collection #8

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Westfall Collection
    Creator: Westfall, Stephen
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1802-1863) of a New York family including correspondence from England,
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 15 items , consisting of correspondence, deeds, a will, a lease, receipts, a note, and a newspaper.
  • Description
     

    Correspondence includes two letters (1831, 1839) from England to relatives in America, describing the unsettled conditions and continued burning of large farms in the English countryside. Other subjects of discussion include agricultural failures, adventures of a seafaring relative, and the unequal division of a family estate in addition to general family news.

    Other items include New York deeds (1802, 1827), a lease (1810), a will (1863), receipts (1822-1861), a note written in German, and a copy of The Clinton Courier (Clinton, N.Y.), January 20, 1863.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    September 21, 1967, 15 items; Papers (1802-1863) of the Miller family of New York, consisting of correspondence, deeds, a will, a lease, receipts, a note, and a newspaper. Deposited February 1966 by Mr. Stephen Westfall, Martinsville, Virginia.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Stephen Westfall

    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

    Westfall Collection (#8), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, September 1967

    Encoded by Apex Data Services


Preliminary Inventory

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

  • Box 1
     
    • Folder a
       
      Letter to Frank from Mother. Date: 2 August 1895. (item 1)
      Letter to Frank from Mother. Date: 2 August 1895. (item 2)
      Letter to Mrs. Miller from A. S. Barrington. Undated. (item 3)
      Receipt. Date: 22 February 1817. (item 4)
      Receipt. Date: 2 May 1822. (item 5)
      Receipt. Date: 22 February 1823. (item 6)
      Receipt. Date: 27 March 1827. (item 7)
      Receipt. Date: 12 September 1861. (item 8)
      Note. Undated. (item 9)
      Will of Andrew Miller. Date: 8 April 1863. (item 10)

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Preliminary Inventory

  • Box 1
     
    • Folder a
       
      Letter to Frank from Mother. Date: 2 August 1895. (item 1)
      Letter to Frank from Mother. Date: 2 August 1895. (item 2)
      Letter to Mrs. Miller from A. S. Barrington. Undated. (item 3)
      Receipt. Date: 22 February 1817. (item 4)
      Receipt. Date: 2 May 1822. (item 5)
      Receipt. Date: 22 February 1823. (item 6)
      Receipt. Date: 27 March 1827. (item 7)
      Receipt. Date: 12 September 1861. (item 8)
      Note. Undated. (item 9)
      Will of Andrew Miller. Date: 8 April 1863. (item 10)

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