Enos Harrell Papers

Manuscript Collection #46
Harrell, Enos
Physical description
0.121 Cubic Feet, 8 items, consisting of a letter, promissory note, and receipts.
Preferred Citation
Enos Harrell Papers (#46), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1815-1866) including a promissory note, receipts, and a letter from the Freedman's Bureau relating to the payment of wages to Sophia Dunford, a freedwoman. 8 items.

Scope and arrangement

The most significant item in the collection is a letter from the Headquarters, Freedmen's Bureau, Subdivision of Tarboro, Rocky Mount, N.C., sent to Enos Harrell and dated January 14, 1866. The letter charges that Harrell failed to pay proper wages to Sophia Dunford, a Black woman formerly enslaved by Harrell. The Freedmen's Bureau, an important factor in the work of Reconstruction in the South, was charged with, among other things, the settlement of disputes between white former enslavers and freed Black people.

Also included, in addition to receipts (1815-1847), is a promissory note which reflects the hiring of Sophia Dunford in 1855. The note was payable to Luinda Dunfred.

Administrative information
Custodial History

March 13, 1968, 8 items; Papers, consisting of a letter, promissory note, and receipts. Given to J. Y. Joyner Library by Mr. Alexander B. Andrews, Raleigh, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Alexander B. Andrews

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, May 1968

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Descriptions updated by Jennifer Overstreet, July 2020

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
Harrell, Enos
Corporate Names
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
Freedmen--North Carolina--Edgecombe County
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--North Carolina--Edgecombe County
Slave labor--North Carolina--Edgecombe County
North Carolina--Race relations