Smith-Grady Family Papers

Manuscript Collection #94
Grady family; Smith family
Physical description
4.45 Cubic Feet, 10 items , consisting of deeds, receipts, clipping, account book, and a daguerreotype.
Preferred Citation
Smith-Grady Family Papers (#94), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1817-1902) consisting of deeds, receipts, clipping, account book, dauguerreotype, transfer of land, photographs. 10 items.

Scope and arrangement

This collection contains the deeds of Berkley and Mary Smith who sold parcels of land in the Southwest Creek area of Lenoir County to Stephen Herring (March 19, 1817) and Bryan Davenport (January 1, 1902), and the transfer of land from Oliver Herring to Calvin Herring (May 28, 1857). Also included is an account book (1845-1854) belonging to Whitfield Grady that records the purchases of foodstuffs, agricultural equipment, and labor. Financial records include receipts, money orders, etc. (1866-1899). There is also a photo of Silvia, a freed slave formerly belonging to Whitfield Grady.

Administrative information
Custodial History

May 31, 1969, 10 items, papers (1817-1902), including account book (1845-1854) of Whitfield Grady, deeds, receipts, clipping, and a daguerreotype. Deposited by Mrs. Gray Smith, Deep Run, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Gray Smith

Processing information

Processed by M. Quintanilla, October 1986

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
Grady family
Smith family
Account books--North Carolina--Lenoir County
Deeds--North Carolina--Lenoir County
Freedmen--North Carolina--Lenoir County
Receipts (Acknowledgments)--North Carolina--Lenoir County (N.C.)
Lenoir County (N.C.)