Quinerly Family Papers

Manuscript Collection #186
Quinerly family
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 298 items , consisting of correspondence, legal records, receipts, poetry, and miscellaneous.
Preferred Citation
Quinerly Family Papers (#186), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1861-1946, undated) consisting of correspondence, Indian reservation schools in Oklahoma, legal records, receipts, poetry, receipts, poetry, handwritten history, blueprint.

Scope and arrangement

This collection deals primarily with the Quinerlys of Greenville, N.C., and related families.

Correspondence, largely of a personal nature, constitutes a large part of the collection. A letter from Guatemala describes the rainy season and amount of wild game there (1895). A series of letters (1917-1940) concerns the Cuban sugar cane industry and describes the outlook for crops and prices. Noteworthy items describe problems arising from a revolution on the island (1917), a trip made to Guantanamo, and the city itself (1939).

Other correspondence includes a description of an Indian reservation school in Oklahoma, typical names of children, and tribe names (1922); a trip to and description of the Olympia theater in Miami, Florida (1930); and life in an ROTC artillery camp in Chattanooga, Tennessee (1917).

A large group of letters (undated) concerns personal and family affairs of the Quinerlys. Among these are items describing an E.C.T.C. commencement and the senior class activities that preceded it; and a traveler's first impressions of Atlanta.

Legal and financial papers (1861, 1864, 1894-1943, undated) include contracts, a stock certificate for the Greenville Cotton Mills, Inc., receipts for general purchases and tax payments, and a copy of a farm tax assessment (1864).

Poetry (1884, 1892, undated) deals with topics such as romance and nature.

Miscellaneous items (1864, 1910-1946, undated) include a handwritten history of Pitt County during the Civil War, a handwritten history of Grifton, a blueprint (filed as oversized material), and other items.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 25, 1971, ca. 100 items, correspondence (1891-1945) and miscellaneous. Gift of anonymous donor.

Source of acquisition

Gift of anonymous donor

Processing information

Processed by W. West, April 1979

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
Quinerly family
Corporate Names
East Carolina Teachers College
United States. Army--Military life
United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps
Indians of North America--Oklahoma
Sugar trade--Cuba
Atlanta (Ga.)--Description and travel
Guantánamo Bay (Cuba)--Description and travel
Guatemala--Description and travel
Pitt County (N.C.)--History--19th century

Container list
Box 1 Correspondence (1884-1946)
Box 2 Folder a Correspondence (undated)
Box 2 Folder b-d Legal and financial papers; poetry; and miscellaneous
Folder os1 Blueprint