Exum L. Curl Papers, 1854-1857

Manuscript Collection #112

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Exum L. Curl Papers
    Creator: Curl, Exum L.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1854-1857) including Day book for Nash County school teacher, notes, listing of student names, rules of school, dates of terms etc.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 1 item , Day Book.
  • Description
     

    The Exum L. Curl Papers consist of a Day Book of the Nash County school Districts 12 and 13, as recorded by school teacher Exum L. Curl for the years 1854-1857. The book, which is hand written and bound by sewn leather, contains notes pertaining to school matters, listings of names of students, rules of the school, the dates of terms, number of days taught and number of days each student attended. Also included are scattered financial records and examples of problems in history, math, and verse.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    January 28, 1970, 1 volume; Day Book (1854-1857) for Nash County school teacher. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Burton Ricks, Enfield, North Carolina.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Burton Ricks

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Exum L. Curl Papers (#112), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by H. Hunneycutt, March 1970

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

  • Box 1
     
    • Day Book, 1853-1859 (bulk 1854-1857)
       
      Day Book for Common School in District No. 13 Commenting the 27th day of Oct. 1856, by E. L. Curl: A Book containing the number of days I have taught school in the years 1854, 55 & 56 also the names of students that attended said schools and the number of days each one went. E.L.C. (item 1)
      I commenced teaching school at Beech Spring in School District No. 13 the 12th day of January 1857 at $25. per month. Exum L. Curl. (item 2)
      Number of days taught 1856 - 1857 (item 3)
      E. J. Jaysson [paid] to E. L. Curl 1856-1859 (item 4)
      Names of Males 1856-1856: Henry J. Bachelor; Redmund W. Bachelor; Philander N. Bachelor (item 5)
      Poetry recitation for visiting parents. "Kind friends and dear parents, we welcome you here / To our nice pleasant schoolroom, and teacher so dear; . . . (item 6)
      William McKee Eason; John Eason; John C. Joyner, 1856 (item 7)
      Poetry recitation for visiting parents (cont.) (item 8)
      John H. Joyner; Meady B. Williford; Redmund Pharlis; Asberry Joyner, 1856 (item 9)
      Poetry recitation for visiting parents (cont.) (item 10)
      Massillon L. Tunnell; Orran E. Joyner; Ashley Joyner; Henry; Joyner [1857] (item 11)
      Blank (item 12)
      William Gray; Doctor L. Y. Williford [1857] (item 13)
      Blank (item 14)
      Blank (item 15)
      Blank (item 16)
      Names of Females: Rhoda N. Bachelor; Adelia Joyner; Sally Pridgen, 1856-1857 (item 17)
      Blank (item 18)
      Malvina Joyner; Mary J. Pharlis; Finetty Ann Joyner; Galisha Joyner, [1856-1857] (item 19)
      Blank (item 20)
      Martha Ann Lee; Mary Jane Lee; Mary Ann Joyner, [1856-1857 (item 21)
      Math problem: The double and half of a certain number increased by 7½ make 100. What is that number? Undated. (item 22)
      Day Book for Common School in District No. 12 Commenting the 20th day of July 1857, by Exum L. Curl: Number of days taught. The common school in District No. 12 ended the 8th day of December 1857. (item 23)
      Blank (item 24)
      Names of Males: Jolly B. Whitley; William Joyner; John Joyner; Gilbert Joyner; Newsom Joyner, 1857 (item 25)
      Joshua W. Vick; John Culpepper; William D. Davis, 1857 (item 26)
      Kinchen Joyner; Asberry Joyner; John Joyner; John E. Ricks; William Ricks, 1857 (item 27)
      Blank (item 28)
      Columbus Ricks; John Satterwait; Spencer Satterwait; Eli Joyner; Willie Whitely, 1857 (item 29)
      Blank (item 30)
      Laurence Whitely; James Vick; Joseph Vick; Willie Vick; Massillon L. Tunnell, 1857 (item 31)
      Exum F. Vick; William L. Batts; John Batts; Rufus Whitley; Vanburen W. Langley, 1857 (item 32)
      Names of Females: Sally Whitely; Martha Rackley; Martha Ann Lee, 1857 (item 33)
      Blank (item 34)
      Nancy Joyner; Martha A. J. Ricks; Elizabeth Batts; Georgeanna Batts, 1857 (item 35)
      Blank (item 36)
      Nancy B. Vick; Rachal B. Vick; Mary F. Vick; Matilda Whitley, 1857 (item 37)
      Blank (item 38)
      Mary Jane Baker; Margaret Batts; Ellen Whitley; Lucy Satterwhite, 1857 (item 39)
      Blank (item 40)
      Elizabeth Satterwhite; The names of scholars that attended the Common School in District No. 12 the year 1857 (item 41)
      The names of scholars that attended the Common School in District No. 12 the year 1857 [cont.] (item 42)
      The names of scholars that attended the Common School in District No. 12 the year 1857 [cont.] (item 43)
      The names of scholars that attended the Common School in District No. 12 the year 1857 [cont.] (item 44)
      Blank (item 45)
      Draft Report of the School Committee. Unfilled Blank form. Mss. (item 46)
      Draft Cover Letter of the School Committee to the Chairman of Superintendents of Commons Schools for Nash County. Unfilled Blank form. Mss. (item 47)
      Tuition Receipts, 1856-1858 (item 48)
      Day Book for Common School in District No. 12 Commencing the 8th day of January 1855, by Exum L. Curl. (item 49)
      John Barnes List 383 Acres; 1 White pole, 2 Black. Wm. J. D. Barnes; Math problem, undated. (item 50)
      Number of days taught [1855]; The dumber of days Nathan W. Vick works with E. K. Curl, March 1855. (item 51)
      R. A. Culpepper to 7 doses of Quinine. (item 52)
      Names of males: Kinchen Edwards; Arram E. Joiner; Massillon L. Tunnell; William L. Batts; John W. Batts, 1855 (item 53)
      Bill for Sugar, Coffee, Shoes; Yards of Stuff for B.; Snuff; Paper of Tacks, 1855 (item 54)
      James Vick; Joseph Bick; Nathan W. Vick; Exum F. Vick; Willie Vick; John E. Ricks, 1855 (item 55)
      Bill for Posts, Scantling; Flooring, Weather boarding, 12 x 9 foot boards, 9 x 9 boards, 1855 (item 56)
      Elijah F. L. Williford; Doctor L. T. Williford; Meady B. Williford; John R. Harrison; Nicholas Harrison, 1855 (item 57)
      Blank (item 58)
      Neverson Bachelor; James W. Bachelor; Burton B. Williford, 1855 (item 59)
      Blank (item 60)
      Names of Females: Arabella Walker; Virginia L. D. Curl; Nancy B. Vick; Rachal B. Vick; Frances Vick, 1855 (item 61)
      Blank (item 62)
      Drewsy Ann Whitley; Martha A. F. Whitley; Mary Ann Rose; Frances Rose; Emily J. Rose; Martha A. J. Ricks, 1855 (item 63)
      Blank (item 64)
      Martha A. Bachelor; Rhoda A. Bachelor; Sally Whitely, 1855 (item 65)
      Blank (item 66)
      The 2nd Session of the Common School in District No. 12 Commenced the 11day of June 1855; Number of Days Taught; The Common School in District No. 12 ended the 16th day of November 1855. Byrd B. Tunnell; Henry Vick; and William Rose, Committee (item 67)
      Henry Dautry; William Batts; Doctor L. J. Williford; Meady B. Williford; Joshua W. Vick, 1855 (item 68)
      Names of Males: Kinchen Edwards; Orram E. Joiner; John E. Ricks; William D. Ricks; Christopher C. Ricks, 1855 (item 69)
      Blank (item 70)
      Burton B. Williford; Nathan W. Vick; Exum F. Vick; Willie Vick; James Vick; Joseph Vick, 1855 (item 71)
      Blank (item 72)
      Massillon L. Tunnell; James W. Bachelor, 1855 (item 73)
      Blank (item 74)
      Names of Females: Arabella Walker; Virginia L. D. Curl; Margaret C. Batts; Martha E. Batts; Mary F. Vick, 1855 (item 75)
      Georgeanna Batts, 1855 (item 76)
      Rachal B. Vick; Martha A. J. Ricks; Nancy B. Vick; Martha A. F. Rackley; Sally Whitley, 1855 (item 77)
      Mary Ann Rose; Frances Rose; Emily J. Rose; Martha Ann Rose; Rhoda Ann Bachelor, 1855 (item 78)
      [Students Class Standing], 1855 (item 79)
      [Students Class Standing, cont.], 1855 (item 80)
      A school commenced at Beech Spring the 23rd day of January 1854 under the superintendence of Exum L. Curl as teacher and Moses Joiner, Alfred Joiner, and Weaks Parker as trustees. The school is for the term of one scholastic year divided into two equal sessions of five months each. Exum L. Curl. (item 81)
      [Day of the Week that each month begins on in 1854] (item 82)
      The number of days I teach school in the year 1854, E. L. Curl. (item 83)
      Number of days taught in each month, 1854 (item 84)
      Names of male students; Kinchen Edwards; Richard R. Whitley; Henry Batchelor, 1854 (item 85)
      William D. Davis; Henry A. Davis; Thompson Williford, 1854 (item 86)
      Meady Williford; Ashley Joiner; Henry Joiner, 1854 (item 87)
      Francis B. Joiner; Orran D. Joiner; Massillon L. Tunnell, 1854 (item 88)
      John H. Joiner; Emison Joiner; William J Culpepper, 1854 (item 89)
      Redmund Batchelor; John Gay; Elijah Williford, 1854 (item 90)
      Names of female students: Polly W. Parker; Frances A. F. Pharless; Mary J. Pharless, 1854 (item 91)
      Mary Joiner; Delila Joiner; Rhoda Batchelor, 1854 (item 92)
      Martha Edwards; Mahaly Edwards; Deller Williford, 1854 (item 93)
      Nancy B. Vick; John Gay; Elizabeth Batchelor; Robert H. Joiner, 1854 (item 94)
      Amount due the 1st session which ended the 16th of June 1854 (item 95)
      Amount due the 1st session which ended the 16th of June 1854, cont.; Wright W. Joiner departed this life the 26th of Oct. 1856; I commenced teaching school at Spring Green in the new school house the 27th day of October 1856. (item 96)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County] 1856 (item 97)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County, cont.] 1856 (item 98)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County, cont.] 1856 (item 99)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County, cont.] 1856 (item 100)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County, cont.] 1856 (item 101)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County, cont.] 1856 (item 102)
      Lesson 1st: When was America discovered? 1492; By whom? Christopher Columbus . . . 1856 (item 103)
      Lesson 2nd: After whom was America called? Americus Vespucius; After whom should it have been called? Columbus . . . 1856 (item 104)
      Lesson 2nd. Contd., 1856 (item 105)
      Lesson 3rd: Number of children over 6 and under 21 years old in District No. 12, 1856 (item 106)
      Lesson 3rd. Contd., 1856 (item 107)
      Receipts from students, 1855 (item 108)
      The weight of Jim, 1855 (item 109)
      Account of a Murder Trial (1853) State vs. Kehuckey Baptists Preacher George W. Carawan for the murder in 1852, of Rose Bay, Hyde County, Singing Georgraphy School Teacher, Clement H. Lassiter, at the Beaufort County Courthouse, Washington, NC. Note: "The jury found the prisoner guilty . . . And before the judge could pass sentence he shot Mr. Warren one of the states counsel, and then shot his own brains out." (item 110)
      State vs. George W. Carawan for the murder of Clement H. Lassiter, cont. [1855] (item 111)
      F. M. Curl hired Ned the year 1857 at $150, 1857 (item 112)
      Front Cover: E.L. Curl Book 1854 (item i)
      Inside Front Cover: Book 1854 (item ii)
      Back Cover, undated (item cxiv)
      Inside Back Cover: Exum, undated. (item cxiii)

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Container List

  • Box 1
     
    • Day Book, 1853-1859 (bulk 1854-1857)
       
      Day Book for Common School in District No. 13 Commenting the 27th day of Oct. 1856, by E. L. Curl: A Book containing the number of days I have taught school in the years 1854, 55 & 56 also the names of students that attended said schools and the number of days each one went. E.L.C. (item 1)
      I commenced teaching school at Beech Spring in School District No. 13 the 12th day of January 1857 at $25. per month. Exum L. Curl. (item 2)
      Number of days taught 1856 - 1857 (item 3)
      E. J. Jaysson [paid] to E. L. Curl 1856-1859 (item 4)
      Names of Males 1856-1856: Henry J. Bachelor; Redmund W. Bachelor; Philander N. Bachelor (item 5)
      Poetry recitation for visiting parents. "Kind friends and dear parents, we welcome you here / To our nice pleasant schoolroom, and teacher so dear; . . . (item 6)
      William McKee Eason; John Eason; John C. Joyner, 1856 (item 7)
      Poetry recitation for visiting parents (cont.) (item 8)
      John H. Joyner; Meady B. Williford; Redmund Pharlis; Asberry Joyner, 1856 (item 9)
      Poetry recitation for visiting parents (cont.) (item 10)
      Massillon L. Tunnell; Orran E. Joyner; Ashley Joyner; Henry; Joyner [1857] (item 11)
      Blank (item 12)
      William Gray; Doctor L. Y. Williford [1857] (item 13)
      Blank (item 14)
      Blank (item 15)
      Blank (item 16)
      Names of Females: Rhoda N. Bachelor; Adelia Joyner; Sally Pridgen, 1856-1857 (item 17)
      Blank (item 18)
      Malvina Joyner; Mary J. Pharlis; Finetty Ann Joyner; Galisha Joyner, [1856-1857] (item 19)
      Blank (item 20)
      Martha Ann Lee; Mary Jane Lee; Mary Ann Joyner, [1856-1857 (item 21)
      Math problem: The double and half of a certain number increased by 7½ make 100. What is that number? Undated. (item 22)
      Day Book for Common School in District No. 12 Commenting the 20th day of July 1857, by Exum L. Curl: Number of days taught. The common school in District No. 12 ended the 8th day of December 1857. (item 23)
      Blank (item 24)
      Names of Males: Jolly B. Whitley; William Joyner; John Joyner; Gilbert Joyner; Newsom Joyner, 1857 (item 25)
      Joshua W. Vick; John Culpepper; William D. Davis, 1857 (item 26)
      Kinchen Joyner; Asberry Joyner; John Joyner; John E. Ricks; William Ricks, 1857 (item 27)
      Blank (item 28)
      Columbus Ricks; John Satterwait; Spencer Satterwait; Eli Joyner; Willie Whitely, 1857 (item 29)
      Blank (item 30)
      Laurence Whitely; James Vick; Joseph Vick; Willie Vick; Massillon L. Tunnell, 1857 (item 31)
      Exum F. Vick; William L. Batts; John Batts; Rufus Whitley; Vanburen W. Langley, 1857 (item 32)
      Names of Females: Sally Whitely; Martha Rackley; Martha Ann Lee, 1857 (item 33)
      Blank (item 34)
      Nancy Joyner; Martha A. J. Ricks; Elizabeth Batts; Georgeanna Batts, 1857 (item 35)
      Blank (item 36)
      Nancy B. Vick; Rachal B. Vick; Mary F. Vick; Matilda Whitley, 1857 (item 37)
      Blank (item 38)
      Mary Jane Baker; Margaret Batts; Ellen Whitley; Lucy Satterwhite, 1857 (item 39)
      Blank (item 40)
      Elizabeth Satterwhite; The names of scholars that attended the Common School in District No. 12 the year 1857 (item 41)
      The names of scholars that attended the Common School in District No. 12 the year 1857 [cont.] (item 42)
      The names of scholars that attended the Common School in District No. 12 the year 1857 [cont.] (item 43)
      The names of scholars that attended the Common School in District No. 12 the year 1857 [cont.] (item 44)
      Blank (item 45)
      Draft Report of the School Committee. Unfilled Blank form. Mss. (item 46)
      Draft Cover Letter of the School Committee to the Chairman of Superintendents of Commons Schools for Nash County. Unfilled Blank form. Mss. (item 47)
      Tuition Receipts, 1856-1858 (item 48)
      Day Book for Common School in District No. 12 Commencing the 8th day of January 1855, by Exum L. Curl. (item 49)
      John Barnes List 383 Acres; 1 White pole, 2 Black. Wm. J. D. Barnes; Math problem, undated. (item 50)
      Number of days taught [1855]; The dumber of days Nathan W. Vick works with E. K. Curl, March 1855. (item 51)
      R. A. Culpepper to 7 doses of Quinine. (item 52)
      Names of males: Kinchen Edwards; Arram E. Joiner; Massillon L. Tunnell; William L. Batts; John W. Batts, 1855 (item 53)
      Bill for Sugar, Coffee, Shoes; Yards of Stuff for B.; Snuff; Paper of Tacks, 1855 (item 54)
      James Vick; Joseph Bick; Nathan W. Vick; Exum F. Vick; Willie Vick; John E. Ricks, 1855 (item 55)
      Bill for Posts, Scantling; Flooring, Weather boarding, 12 x 9 foot boards, 9 x 9 boards, 1855 (item 56)
      Elijah F. L. Williford; Doctor L. T. Williford; Meady B. Williford; John R. Harrison; Nicholas Harrison, 1855 (item 57)
      Blank (item 58)
      Neverson Bachelor; James W. Bachelor; Burton B. Williford, 1855 (item 59)
      Blank (item 60)
      Names of Females: Arabella Walker; Virginia L. D. Curl; Nancy B. Vick; Rachal B. Vick; Frances Vick, 1855 (item 61)
      Blank (item 62)
      Drewsy Ann Whitley; Martha A. F. Whitley; Mary Ann Rose; Frances Rose; Emily J. Rose; Martha A. J. Ricks, 1855 (item 63)
      Blank (item 64)
      Martha A. Bachelor; Rhoda A. Bachelor; Sally Whitely, 1855 (item 65)
      Blank (item 66)
      The 2nd Session of the Common School in District No. 12 Commenced the 11day of June 1855; Number of Days Taught; The Common School in District No. 12 ended the 16th day of November 1855. Byrd B. Tunnell; Henry Vick; and William Rose, Committee (item 67)
      Henry Dautry; William Batts; Doctor L. J. Williford; Meady B. Williford; Joshua W. Vick, 1855 (item 68)
      Names of Males: Kinchen Edwards; Orram E. Joiner; John E. Ricks; William D. Ricks; Christopher C. Ricks, 1855 (item 69)
      Blank (item 70)
      Burton B. Williford; Nathan W. Vick; Exum F. Vick; Willie Vick; James Vick; Joseph Vick, 1855 (item 71)
      Blank (item 72)
      Massillon L. Tunnell; James W. Bachelor, 1855 (item 73)
      Blank (item 74)
      Names of Females: Arabella Walker; Virginia L. D. Curl; Margaret C. Batts; Martha E. Batts; Mary F. Vick, 1855 (item 75)
      Georgeanna Batts, 1855 (item 76)
      Rachal B. Vick; Martha A. J. Ricks; Nancy B. Vick; Martha A. F. Rackley; Sally Whitley, 1855 (item 77)
      Mary Ann Rose; Frances Rose; Emily J. Rose; Martha Ann Rose; Rhoda Ann Bachelor, 1855 (item 78)
      [Students Class Standing], 1855 (item 79)
      [Students Class Standing, cont.], 1855 (item 80)
      A school commenced at Beech Spring the 23rd day of January 1854 under the superintendence of Exum L. Curl as teacher and Moses Joiner, Alfred Joiner, and Weaks Parker as trustees. The school is for the term of one scholastic year divided into two equal sessions of five months each. Exum L. Curl. (item 81)
      [Day of the Week that each month begins on in 1854] (item 82)
      The number of days I teach school in the year 1854, E. L. Curl. (item 83)
      Number of days taught in each month, 1854 (item 84)
      Names of male students; Kinchen Edwards; Richard R. Whitley; Henry Batchelor, 1854 (item 85)
      William D. Davis; Henry A. Davis; Thompson Williford, 1854 (item 86)
      Meady Williford; Ashley Joiner; Henry Joiner, 1854 (item 87)
      Francis B. Joiner; Orran D. Joiner; Massillon L. Tunnell, 1854 (item 88)
      John H. Joiner; Emison Joiner; William J Culpepper, 1854 (item 89)
      Redmund Batchelor; John Gay; Elijah Williford, 1854 (item 90)
      Names of female students: Polly W. Parker; Frances A. F. Pharless; Mary J. Pharless, 1854 (item 91)
      Mary Joiner; Delila Joiner; Rhoda Batchelor, 1854 (item 92)
      Martha Edwards; Mahaly Edwards; Deller Williford, 1854 (item 93)
      Nancy B. Vick; John Gay; Elizabeth Batchelor; Robert H. Joiner, 1854 (item 94)
      Amount due the 1st session which ended the 16th of June 1854 (item 95)
      Amount due the 1st session which ended the 16th of June 1854, cont.; Wright W. Joiner departed this life the 26th of Oct. 1856; I commenced teaching school at Spring Green in the new school house the 27th day of October 1856. (item 96)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County] 1856 (item 97)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County, cont.] 1856 (item 98)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County, cont.] 1856 (item 99)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County, cont.] 1856 (item 100)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County, cont.] 1856 (item 101)
      Rules of School [& Duties of Teacher, School District No. 13, Beech Spring, Nash County, cont.] 1856 (item 102)
      Lesson 1st: When was America discovered? 1492; By whom? Christopher Columbus . . . 1856 (item 103)
      Lesson 2nd: After whom was America called? Americus Vespucius; After whom should it have been called? Columbus . . . 1856 (item 104)
      Lesson 2nd. Contd., 1856 (item 105)
      Lesson 3rd: Number of children over 6 and under 21 years old in District No. 12, 1856 (item 106)
      Lesson 3rd. Contd., 1856 (item 107)
      Receipts from students, 1855 (item 108)
      The weight of Jim, 1855 (item 109)
      Account of a Murder Trial (1853) State vs. Kehuckey Baptists Preacher George W. Carawan for the murder in 1852, of Rose Bay, Hyde County, Singing Georgraphy School Teacher, Clement H. Lassiter, at the Beaufort County Courthouse, Washington, NC. Note: "The jury found the prisoner guilty . . . And before the judge could pass sentence he shot Mr. Warren one of the states counsel, and then shot his own brains out." (item 110)
      State vs. George W. Carawan for the murder of Clement H. Lassiter, cont. [1855] (item 111)
      F. M. Curl hired Ned the year 1857 at $150, 1857 (item 112)
      Front Cover: E.L. Curl Book 1854 (item i)
      Inside Front Cover: Book 1854 (item ii)
      Back Cover, undated (item cxiv)
      Inside Back Cover: Exum, undated. (item cxiii)


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