Tony N. Forbes Papers

Manuscript Collection #42
Forbes, Tony N., 1873-1911
Physical description
0.507 Cubic Feet, 16 items , including correspondence and copies of pages from a family Bible.
Preferred Citation
Tony N. Forbes Papers (#42), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1891-1893) including correspondence, Bible pages (photocopies) relating to an African American family in Greenville (NC).

Biographical/historical information

Tony N. Forbes (1873-1911), a Negro resident of Greenville, N.C., married Hattie Forbes (1873-1928) in 1894. The Forbeses, who were not related, were the parents of the donor.

Scope and arrangement

The collection contains correspondence written by Tony N. Forbes to Miss Hattie Forbes, between May, 1891, and December, 1893. The letters are concerned primarily with personal matters and include a proposal of marriage. Also included in the collection are four pages from a family Bible, which note the birth, marriage, and death dates of Tony and Hattie Forbes.

Administrative information
Custodial History

February 6, 1968, 16 items; Papers consisting of correspondence (1891-1893) and Bible records. Deposited by Mrs. Hattie Forbes Streeter of Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Hattie Forbes Streeter

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, March 1968

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
Forbes family
Forbes, Tony N., 1873-1911--Correspondence
African Americans-- North Carolina--Greenville--Correspondence
Betrothal--North Carolina--Greenville