Francis Roger Gregory Papers

Manuscript Collection #561
Gregory, Francis Roger
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 1 item, daybook.
Preferred Citation
Francis Roger Gregory Papers (#561), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1820-1880) including daybook, poetry, rhymes, predictions, proverbs, measurements for timber and shingling, borrowing money.

Scope and arrangement

The collection consists of an agricultural notebook of Dr. Francis Roger Gregory and Mattie L. Gregory of Granville Co., N.C. The book contains records of sheep, pig, cow, and horse prices for 1868-1875 (pp. 100-224) and the gestation period for each (p. 5). It gives a day-to-day account of raising tobacco and corn and how the weather conditions affected these crops for 1824-1860 (pp. 12-60). There is a yearly account (1820-1850) of the most "cold unseasonable weather" (pp. 157-158).

The book gives the weights of different grains (p. 9) and crib content measurements (p. 4) as well as measurements for timber and shingling (pp. 6-8). It contains accounts of different persons who either bought items or borrowed money from Mattie L. Gregory (pp. 100-224) possibly as tenant farmers. Items included foodstuff, seeds, clothing, furniture, and liquor and the prices for each.

Poetry and rhymes were collected and noted (pp. 185-187, 119-120) as well as some proverbs, sayings, and predictions (pp. 61-98). Cures for sprains and other minor injuries as well as for rheumatism (p. 1) and distemper in a cow (p. 10) are noted.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 19, 1988, 1 volume; Daybook (1820-1880) of Granville County, N.C., physician. Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard, Tarboro, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard

Processing information

Processed by A. Fouts, February 1989

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
Gregory, Francis Roger
Gregory, Mattie L.
Agriculture--North Carolina--Granville County
Farmers--North Carolina--Granville County
Physicians--North Carolina--Granville County
Granville County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--19th century