Charles W. Smith, Jr., Collection, 1868-1987

Manuscript Collection #228

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Charles W. Smith, Jr., Collection
    Creator: Smith, Charles W.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (1868-1897) consisting of correspondence, contract and a newspaper.
    Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 5 items , consisting of correspondence, contract, and a newspaper.
  • Description
     

    Correspondence in the collection pertains to politics and real estate. A letter (August, 1868) written from Queens County, N.Y., comments on national political activities and predicts an end to Radical [Republican] domination. The writer also cautions against publicizing pro-Confederate Democratic views. A second letter (February, 1890) pertains to the purchase of a 3,000 acre tract of land near Croatan by a Boston firm mentions the possible formation of an improvements syndicate in North Carolina using European capital.

    Also included is a sharecroppers contract (1888) for farming land in Craven County, a description (undated) of Clermont Plantation on Trent River, and a copy of The Free Will Baptist (December 22, 1897).

    For related material see: William E. Clarke Papers, #269.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    June 4, 1973, 5 items; Papers (1868-1897), including correspondence, a contract, and a newspaper. Gift of Mr. Smith, New Bern, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Smith

    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

    Charles W. Smith, Jr. (#228), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, February 1975

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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