Victoria Louise Pendleton Memoir

Manuscript Collection #17
Pendelton, Victoria Louise
Physical description
0.1 Cubic Feet, 3 items, photocopies, including a memoir, genealogy notes, and a program
Preferred Citation
Victoria Louise Pendleton Memoir (#17), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Memoir (1852-1924) of the daughter of a prominent Pitt County (NC) farmer, etc.

Biographical/historical information

Victoria Louise Pendleton (1838-1931) was the daughter of James Clark, a prominent Pitt County farmer. She entered the Warrenton Female Collegiate Institute in 1852 and graduated in 1854. In 1869, she opened a school exclusively for girls in Warrenton. She was one of Warrenton's most respected and admired women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Scope and arrangement

The bulk of this collection consists of a memoir (1852-1924) of Victoria Louise Pendleton. In writing her memoir, Mrs. Pendleton draws upon not only her own recollections but also sources such as newspaper articles, histories, and reports.

The memoir deals almost exclusively with descriptions of and incidents involving Confederate Civil War generals; North Carolina educators and governors; and the schools, churches, and famous homes in Warrenton. Subjects of particular interest include Generals Robert E. Lee and Joseph Johnston, Governors Zebulon B. Vance and Charles B. Aycock, Charles McIver, and Rose O'Neal Greenhow. The Civil War and post-Civil War activities are given for each of these personalities.

Also included in this collection is a program of the play Ester, the Beautiful Queen, presented in Warrenton, N. C., in 1894; and genealogical notes on the descendants of William and Mary Hayes Plummer of Gloucester Co., Va., and Warren Co., N.C.

Administrative information
Custodial History

September 27, 1967, 2 items; Memoir (1852-1924) of Victoria Louise Pendleton and the program of a play. Loaned for copying October, 1966, by Warren County Memorial Library, Warrenton, North Carolina.

Source of acquisition

Loaned by Warren County Memorial Library

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, October 1967

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Aycock, Charles B. (Charles Brantley), 1859-1912
Greenhow, Rose O'Neal, 1814-1864
Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
McIver, Charles Duncan, 1860-1906
Pendleton, Victoria Louise
Plummer, Mary Hayes
Plummer, William
Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894
Church buildings--North Carolina--Warrenton
Educators--North Carolina--Warrenton
Hotels--North Carolina--Warrenton
Private schools--North Carolina--Warrenton
Gloucester County (Va.)--Genealogy
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Officers
North Carolina--Social life and customs--19th century
Warren County (N.C.)--Genealogy
Warrenton (N.C.)--Buildings, structures, etc
Warrenton (N.C.)--History