Collection (1844-1972) of material related to Craven Co., N.C., or to maritime topics. Cemetery records for Craven Co., N.C., list 800 tombstones and include some hand-drawn maps and local historical notes. Records of the New Bern Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, New Bern, N.C., include a minute book (1954-1966), membership roll calls, correspondence, clippings, notes, reports, resolutions, and other materials. Postcards, stereographs, and sheet music concern naval and maritime themes and include World War I patriotic sheet music. Scrapbook (1919-1922) contains clippings on the construction of concrete ships at the Newport Shipbuilding Corporation of New Bern, N.C., and on the New Bern Bears baseball team. Other postcards and printed materials concern the North Carolina Outer Banks ferries; Bethlehem Steel Corporation; and the U.S. Navy, including the USS Maine, early submarines USS Porpoise and USS Shark, the USS San Francisco, and a compilation of articles written during WWI for the onboard newspaper of the USS George Washington entitled The Hatchet of the United States Ship George Washington by Captain Edwin T. Pollock and Lieutenant Paul F. Bloomhardt.
This collection consists of tombstone lists and cemetery descriptions from Craven County, N.C., and "Old Craven Township No. 4," now in Pamlico County.
Approximately 800 tombstones are listed, with burials from 1755 to the 1970s. Forty-two family and church cemeteries are on the inventory. Green includes a two-page list of thirty-six of these, with the number of known burials and the oldest known burial listed for each. Although the sites are listed under township cover-sheets, precise directions are given to each cemetery. The largest ones are in New Bern or its immediate area. Hand-drawn maps are included for several sites, and the background and present condition of family sites are described. Also included are a map for Township No. 9 and four pages of copied inscriptions from historic sites in the New Bern area. Revolutionary, Confederate, and unmarked graves are noted, as are those of Richard Dobbs Spaight and other prominent early North Carolinians of the New Bern area.
Gift of Mr. John B. Green, III
Gift of Mr. John Green
Processed by F. Elliot, October 1986
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