Papers (1853-1950) including correspondence, financial papers, receipts, and financial ledger.
The collection contains several items from the Green and Brown families of Greenville, N.C. Early correspondence consists of two letters between female friends (1855 and 1857), which mention illness, death by drowning, and being struck by lightning as well as dances, engagements, and visits of friends and relatives. Other correspondence concerns the acquisition of bonds (1857); advice on the purchase of a multipurpose steam mill to run a cotton gin, gristmill, etc., (1861); speculation in bank notes (1867); and other business activities. Correspondence (1936) between Harry Brown and Cecil B. DeMille concerns a letter from DeMille's grandfather to Brown's grandfather which Brown offered to DeMille.
The remainder of the collection consists mainly of financial and legal papers. Legal papers include lists of claims on the estate of William Brown drawn up by Edward C. Yellowley (1860's); notations posing questions of stockholder liability for the Bank of Washington (undated); and a number of receipts and promissory notes (1850's-1860's).
The final part of the collection is a ledger book for the years 1855 and 1856 containing lists of various people including Edward C. Yellowley, William Brown and Charles Green. Lastly, a tuition statement for the Greenville Male Academy (1902) is included.
Loaned by Mr. Michael Cable
Processed by R. Earl, May 1994
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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