North Carolina Geological Collection

1891-1913, 1935, undated
Manuscript Collection #196
Pratt, Joseph Hyde, 1870-1942
Physical description
0.25 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
North Carolina Geological Collection (#196), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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This collection (1891-1913, 1935, undated) contains clippings, signed petitions, correspondence, field notes and blueprints relating to Big Cold Water Creek Drainage District in Cabarrus Co., to the Hazel Creek section of Swain and Graham counties and to North Carolina Fisheries Committee activities (re oysters and fish) affecting mainly northeastern North Carolina--especially Ocracoke and also Pamlico and Dare counties. There are indications that the material may have originated with N.C. State Geologist Joseph Hyde Pratt.

Administrative information
Custodial History

March 1, 1972, (unprocessed addition 1), Papers (1856 - 1913), consisting of correspondence, petitions, charts, maps, proclamations, clippings, and miscellaneous. Transferred from J.Y. Joyner Library

Source of acquisition

Gift of J.Y. Joyner Library

Processing information

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.

Container list
Box 1 Petitions and related documents concerning fish industries of eastern N.C., 1891-1935

Prominent documents include: 1900 Report from the U.S. Commission on Fish and Fisheries on the condition of oyster beds in Ocracoke, N.C., 1910 Newspaper article from The Morning Star, Wilmington reports on an investigation by the Legislative Fish Committee of the General Assembly and Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt, State Geologist of N.C.'s fish industries in order to create legislation that will protect and promote fish industries of the state, "The North Carolina Game Law" passed in 1935 by the N.C. General Assembly, undated petitions against legislation prohibiting the setting of pound nets, from the fisherman of Dare and Pamlico Counties addressed to the Legislative Fish Committee, Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt, and Governor R.B. Glenn. Includes Blueprints of Great Falls Water Power M. and I. Co's Canal, Roanoke River, North Carolina. George M. Lehmance, 1891-1892, and Field Sheets - Hazel Creek Section.