Marcus Cicero Bogey Papers

1835-1840
Manuscript Collection #110
Creator(s)
Bogey, Marcus Cicero
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 8 items , consisting of correspondence (photocopies of each item included).
Preferred Citation
Marcus Cicero Bogey Papers (#110), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Papers (1835-1840) consisting of correspondence, letters primarily concerned with family members, comments


Biographical/historical information

Marcus Cicero Bogey, a resident of New Bern, N.C., married Margaret Fleetwood. (The Bogeys were grandparents of the donor's husband.)


Scope and arrangement

The collection contains correspondence written from Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana by various members of Mrs. Bogey's family, the Fleetwoods, between June 1834 and December 1840.

The letters are primarily concerned with family matters such as deaths and illness. Included are comments on crop failures in Mississippi, productivity of the soil, adverse weather conditions, and inflated prices of goods, land, slaves, and steamboat transportation. Other topics mentioned concern immigration from North Carolina to the Mississippi-Alabama area, dissatisfaction with the lack of social life, and religious fervor caused in Lenoir County, N.C., by a visit from a traveling preacher.


Administrative information
Custodial History

January 20, 1970, 8 items; Letters (1835-1846) to M. C. and Margaret Bogey. Deposited by Mrs. G. T. Richardson, New Bern, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. G. T. Richardson

Processing information

Processed by H. Hunneycutt, March 1970

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
Bogey, Marcus Cicero
Topical
Agriculture--Alabama
Agriculture--Mississippi
Migration, Internal--Southern States
Plantations--Mississippi
Slavery--Mississippi
Steamboats
Places
Alabama--Climate
Alabama--History--1819-1950
Alabama--Social life and customs
Craven County (N.C.)
Lenoir County (N.C.)
Mississippi--Climate
Mississippi--History
Southern States--Economic conditions
Southern States--Religion