Little Rock Dairy Farm Records, 1910-1961

Manuscript Collection #563

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Little Rock Dairy Farm Records
    Creator: Little Rock Dairy Farm
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Records (1910-1961) including correspondence, herd books, herd register route books, production records, farm records, a time book, photographs, clippings and printed materials.
    Extent: 0.65 Cubic feet, 37 items , consisting of correspondence, herd books, herd register, route books, production records, farm record books, a time book, photographs, clippings, and printed material.
  • Description
     

    Correspondence concerns the history of the Williamson pecan tree and the development by H. L. Brake of the Brake pecan tree. Clippings and other printed material concern plantings and nut sizes and quality of the Brake pecan (1930s).

    A major portion of the collection reflects the operation of Little Rock Dairy Farm owned by H. L. Brake of Rocky Mount, N.C. A Holstein-Freisian herd register (1920s) gives pedigree information, milk records, date of purchase, and disposition for animals in the herd. When cause of death is known, it is noted. A herd book (1920s-1930s) also gives pedigree information. Herd production (1910-1913) and record books (1930-1937) summarize the number of cows, number dry, pounds of milk, cost of feed, and profit or loss. Individual cow reports and herd books give name, breed, date when the cow was fresh and/or dry, and when it was purchased or sold as well as pounds of milk, value, feed, its cost, and profit or loss.

    Farm record books (1933-1938) give costs for the entire farm, including cost of crops, pasture, woods, orchards, truck land, gardens, buildings and improvements, machinery and equipment, feeds and supplies, and workstock. Other records include tenant and landlord shares, labor, rent, and price of commodities sold. A crop production section of the farm records includes yield and value for the various crops and gives net worth. Route books (1914, 1933-1939) contain customer names, dates, and milk purchased.

    A time book (1935-1936) notes name, time worked, number of days, rate, amount earned, cash received, and purchases. A ledger (1928-1961) gives tenant accounts. Both the time book and the ledger note the housing of tobacco. A 1933 Memorandum Book contains photographs of North Carolina farmers with their tobacco, cotton, and corn crops. A series of loose photographs shows Holsteins in the Brake herd during the 1920s and 1930s.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    December 7, 1988, 37 items and 34 volumes; Records (1914-1961) of Edgecombe County, N.C., dairy farm, including herd books, route books, time book, accounts, pedigree book, correspondence, reports, and photographs. Gift of Mr. William Brake, Rocky Mount, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. William Brake

    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

    Little Rock Dairy Farm Records (#563), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Boccaccio, February 1990

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

Photographs; Cash book, 1934; Time book, 1935-1936; Farm Record books, 1933-1938; Printed material; Clippings
Route books, 1914, 1933-1939
Ledger, 1928-1961
Herd book, 1920s, 1930s

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Container List

Photographs; Cash book, 1934; Time book, 1935-1936; Farm Record books, 1933-1938; Printed material; Clippings
Route books, 1914, 1933-1939
Ledger, 1928-1961
Herd book, 1920s, 1930s


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