Credle Family Papers

1807-1937
Manuscript Collection #532
Creator(s)
Credle (Family : 1807-1937)
Physical description
0.22 Cubic Feet, 94 items, including correspondence, deeds, chattel mortgages, warranty mortgages, legal records, accounts, a surveyor's map, a photograph, and miscellany.
Preferred Citation
Credle Family Papers (#532), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Papers (1807-1837) including correspondence, deeds, chatter mortgages, warranty mortgages, legal records, accounts, a surveyor's map, a photograph, and miscellany.


Scope and arrangement

The bulk of the correspondence consists of a series of letters from Blount Credle to his fiancee, Eunice, during the summer of 1932 while she was visiting relatives in Burlington, N.C. These letters contain comments on various aspects of life during the Depression, including suicide, lack of business, and prices. Several letters from a surgeon, Stuart McGuire, from St. Luke's Hospital in Richmond, Va., (1917) concern the death of O. T. Credle during surgery and a controversy over the charges for Dr. McGuire's services.

Also included are numerous Hyde County, N.C., land transactions (1807-1918) and an illustrated surveyor's map (1848) by James Latham, reflecting the boundaries of W. H. Fortescue's land. A photograph of O. T. Credle is retained in the collection.


Administrative information
Custodial History

June 10, 1987, 94 items; Papers (1807-1937) of Hyde County, N.C., family, including correspondence, deeds, chattel mortgages, accounts, and miscellany. Gift of Mrs. Laura Credle Farley, Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Laura Credle Farley

Processing information

Processed by J. Layne, January 1988

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.