Edward B. Ellis, Jr., Papers

1857-2021
Manuscript Collection #753
Creator(s)
Ellis, Edward Barnes
Physical description
11.5 Cubic Feet, 32 boxes, 5 oversize folders, consisting of photographs, negatives, correspondence, clippings, newspapers, ephemera, engravings, political pins, sheet music, stereo cards, postcards, First Day Covers, collectible playing cards and tobacco cards, maps, and publications
Preferred Citation
Edward B. Ellis, Jr., Papers (#753), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
Access to audiovisual and digital media is restricted. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

The over eleven cubic feet of papers (1857-2021) in this collection compiled by local historian Edward Ellis are related to the history of Havelock and New Bern, N.C., the Civil War (especially New Bern and Eastern North Carolina), Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, Sir Henry Havelock and Ellis's publications. Items included are aerial photographs (1938/1939, 1950) of Craven, Pamlico and Carteret counties, N.C.; New Bern Civil War-related items; two issues of The New York Times (1862) related to the Civil War in New Bern; 1857 issues of The Illustrated London News, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Harper's Weekly and The New York Times related to Sir Henry Havelock and the war in India; ephemera, engravings, prints and an image on glass related to Sir Henry Havelock; Havelock Tobacco caddy labels; Havelock Progress newspaper negatives (1981-1983); photographs used in Ellis's book Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point (2010); manuscripts for Ellis's books In This Small Place (2005), and New Bern History 101 (2009); and four cubic feet of historical files relating to Havelock and New Bern, N.C., Cherry Point, the Civil War, genealogy and other historical topics. Also included are a short history of the Second Marine Aircraft Wing, and ninety-seven photographs (1941) with corresponding indexes and map documenting property adjoining Havelock, N.C. prior to demolition of buildings for construction of Cherry Point Marine Air Station. The photographs include scenes of farm houses, barns, outbuildings, fishing camps, fields, roads, and waterways.


Biographical/historical information

Edward Barnes Ellis, Jr., donor of this collection, has researched and preserved the history of Havelock, North Carolina, and the surrounding area for many decades. He was named the official historian of Havelock, North Carolina, in 1984. A Craven County, North Carolina, native, he served in the N.C. General Assembly for four years as a legislative representative for state employees, although for most of his career, he has engaged in the newspaper business as a reporter, photographer, columnist, editor and publisher. Ellise is the founder of the Havelock News and the former publisher of Cherry Point's Windsock, and he has written several books including In This Small Place, New Bern History 101, and Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point.

Source:

http://www.edwardellis.com/2017/06/14/hello-world/

Havelock is located in Craven County, North Carolina. Its name is derived from Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857), a British officer who became famous during the Indian Rebellion of 1857-1859 (also known as the First War of Independence and Sepoy Mutiny). While the area had been inhabited at least since the 1850s when it was called "Havelock Station" when the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad built a depot there and the Cherry Point Marine Air Station had been established in 1941, Havelock was not formally established as a town until 1959. As of 2010, the town had a population of just over 20,000.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havelock,_North_Carolinahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Havelock

Cherry Point Marine Air Station is located at the foot of the great Outer Banks, approximately ninety miles west-southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. In July 1941, after an authorization by Congress, clearing of swamps, farmland and timberland totaling some eight thousand acres began. In November (only seventeen days before the attack on Pearl Harbor) initial construction of the station commenced. The facility was originally commissioned on May 20, 1942 as Cunningham Field, in honor of Lt. Col. Alfred A. Cunningham, the Marine Corps' first aviator. The name Cherry Point, taken from a local post office set among cherry trees, was later applied to the facility.

The initial purpose of the station was a training facility during World War II for Marines bound for service in The Pacific Theater, as well as a base for anti-submarine operations. During the Korean and Vietnam wars, Cherry Point assisted by supplying a steady supply of replacement aviation personnel. With the deployment of several squadrons, the station played a major role in the victory in Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Storm.

Source: Official website of MCAS Cherry Point, NC

http://www.cherrypoint.usmc.mil/


Scope and arrangement

This collection contains ninety-seven photographs and a few documents pertaining to the future site of Cherry Point Marine Air Station. The photographs document land and structures before clearing took place to build the facility. The forty-two homes that existed on the property are shown in the photographs along with farmhouses, outbuildings, several vehicles, fields, roads, waterways and a service station. The area was photographed as part of government contract NOy 4957 during August and September 1941, a few months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The photographs contain tract numbers that correspond to a map still retained by Ellis. According to Ellis, by the time the photographs were taken most of the homes in the photographs had been abandoned and some had already been razed. Those that did remain were razed soon after the photographs were taken. At least one settlement that was dislocated by the construction of Cherry Point was Little Witness. Little Witness was an African- American settlement at the intersection of Hancock Creek and the Beaufort Road (Highway 101). Ellis later recorded interviews of original residents, but these are not part of the collection.

The photographs in this collection were given to the donor, Edward B. Ellis Jr., by the Secretary to the Commanding General at Cherry Point. Ellis made copies of the photographs and gave sets to the Cherry Point Command Historian, the Alfred A. Cunningham Air Museum and the new Little Witness Church of Havelock, NC. He also kept some for his personal archives.

The photographs in Box 1, Folder c were taken on August 3, 1941 by Wooten-Moulton Studios of New Bern, North Carolina. Photograph #6 is missing from the collection and photograph #10 is signed and dated by G. Moulton on the back.

The photographs in Box 1, Folder d were taken on August 28-29, 1941. Roy Eubanks of Beaufort, North Carolina was the photographer. Photographs #8D, #24 are missing, and #28 is erroneously labeled as "another" #23. According to Ellis, the building in photograph #24 was the schoolhouse at the settlement of Little Witness.

The photographs in Box 1, Folder e were taken on September 15-16, 1941. The photographer is unknown. Photograph #4 is missing. According to Ellis, the church in photograph #4 was the church at the settlement of Little Witness.

Among the documents are three indexes (duplicated in the container list for the collection) by Ellis describing each photograph. Another document composed by Ellis offers further provenance of the photographs and history of the area. The last document is a short history of the Second Marine Aircraft Wing, first commissioned in July 1941 in San Diego, California. This division was moved to Cherry Point in 1946.

Also included is an ownership map (June 1941 Public Works Drawing No. 2063, 30.5" x 24") of lands taken by the U. S. Government for the proposed Cherry Point Marine Aviation Base at Cherry Point, North Carolina. This item was surveyed and mapped by the U. S. Forest Service. The map is keyed to photographs included in the collection.

Additions to this collection have further expanded on the history of Havelock and its neighboring areas and the Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. Additionally, items regarding Ellis' own works and efforts in acquiring historical materials have been compiled in recent additions to the collection. Several of his published works are found within the Havelock Historical Files sections, alongside other published materials.

These additions have been organized into Series 3 through 13. Series 3 is Materials Related to Sir Henry Havelock, namesake for Havelock, North Carolina, which are found in box 2, part of box 4, and boxes 5 and 6. Included are several newspaper articles related to Sir Havelock during the British capture of India; these papers include Harper's Weekly, December 19, 1857; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, December 19, 1857; The Illustrated London News, September 5, 1857, September 12, 1857, and September 19, 1857. The other items in this box related to Havelock included tobacco caddies from the 1880s. There is a good deal of material related to Ellis' work, How Havelock Got Its Name, including maps and portraits of Henry Havelock, alongside his notes. Additional Havelock items are excerpts from a notebook of Ellis, which contains photocopies of pictures, historical articles, books, and correspondence Ellis had with other historians.

Boxes 5 and 6 contain memorabilia related to Henry Havelock. Included in box five are a variety of tobacco related items with depictions of Havelock, or simply named after him. These include tins for Havelock brand cigarettes and other tobacco mixture products, and a steel match box. Box six contains a variety of memorabilia related to Havelock including several stereographic pictures of scenes relating to battles in Lucknow, India; poetry regarding the death of Havelock in India; a Union case (to hold a photograph) with a depiction of Havelock on the outside of each half of the case; a glass photograph of the S.S. Havelock; and collectible playing cards and tobacco cards bearing images of Havelock and his son.

Series 4 (Box 3) is Aerial Photographs of Craven, Carteret, and Pamlico Counties, North Carolina, 1938-1939. These photographs were taken by Talbert Adams and Ellis provided a brief biography of Adams and descriptions of the photographs included. The bulk of the photographs come from Pamlico County, and are organized by two series, AOK and AOS. A few photographs contain descriptions of locations, but the majority of the photographs are left blank. There are approximately 258 photos taken by Adams in this box.

Series 5 is Photographs (also some images in publications) and Negatives. U.S. military photographs include naval stations during the World War II and photographs related to aircraft stationed at Cherry Point are found in Box 2. Materials on Cherry Point Air Station found in Box 4 are primarily photographs (1940s) of aircraft, personnel, officers, and of airship carriers. Some of these photographs were taken by Marvin H. Gottlieb including the ones documenting President Truman's visit in 1948. There are also documents belonging to Gottlieb and information about him included here. Box 7 contains negatives taken or collected by Ellis for pictures found in the Havelock Progress from 1981 through 1983. These images depict everyday life in Havelock, N.C., and the surrounding area including holiday celebrations, high school events, civic groups, wrecks, disasters, military crashes of planes and helicopters, new construction, churches, and Senator John East's 1982 visit to Cherry Point. Box 8 contains images found in Ellis' Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point photo collection; a copy of the publication is also contained here. These photographs depict the people and places of Havelock in the early 20th century, as well as a few photocopies of portraits from the 19th century.

Series 6 (Box 8) is Materials relating to the publication of Windsock (weekly newspaper published at Cherry Point MCAS) which was published by Ellis Publishing Company (owned by Edward B. Ellis, Jr.) for many years. Materials document Ellis's dealings with the Cherry Point Air Station newspaper, the Windsock, including government contracts, applications, and correspondence. Notable items concern a dispute with the New Bern Sun Journal over coverage of the Cherry Point 50th anniversary program, the Department of Defense guidelines related to publishing military newspapers, and a portfolio for the Ellis' publishing company which was presented when his company applied to publish the Windsock paper.

The bulk of this collection is contained in Series 7, titled Havelock, North Carolina, Historical Files (roughly alphabetical by topic), which is comprised of ten boxes (Boxes 9-18) containing documents, brochures, ephemera, photographs, and clippings collected or written by Ellis regarding the town of Havelock and its history, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, and the surrounding areas. Each box has been sorted by the donor in a roughly alphabetical order of topics. Included in these boxes are materials related to a variety of individuals and families from the Havelock area, as well as major events and businesses related to the town.

Boxes 9, 10 and part of 11 of Havelock Historical Files (covering topics starting with the letters A through D) are notable for the volume of material related to Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. This includes records on the acquisition of public lands to create the air station in the 1940s, and its general history into the 1990s. There is a good deal of memorabilia including comics (by General Electric) given out at air shows, DVDs, air show programs, and programs related to its 50th anniversary. There are several Archaeological Consultant Research papers and surveys on Cherry Point which outline the lands around Cherry Point and have information regarding items such as local graves in the area. Additionally, there is a report, History of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, NC 1941-1945, written by Florence K. Jacobs (1st Lt. USMCWR and the Air Station Historical Officer) included which details the beginnings of Cherry Point, and a publication titled "The Flying Marines" written by Gertrude Carraway. Of particular interest may be a flight manual from Cherry Point (1947). While the bulk of these boxes contains items on Cherry Point, there is also a considerable amount of material on Havelock at large. Ellis has collected a variety of newspapers, photographs, and general information on prominent residents and groups within Havelock including Ed Blair, Gertrude Carraway, Alice Bayer, Graham Barden, Donald Colglazier, Wallace Conner, the Civitan Club, and the Brimsley Brothers. Ellis has also collected materials on James Davis, North Carolina's first printer; there are photocopies of issues of the New Bern Gazette with this material (1751-1794).

General items include articles (1986, 1989) used in Havelock Community pages in the telephone books and in Carolina Telephone's "Cross Talk" issues, the creation of Camp Bryan (1899), material and photographs documenting the first shopping center established in Havelock (1948-1950), photocopies of records related to CCC Camp Patterson (originally for whites only and later for African Americans only), and notes on the Croatan National Forest (1987-1998).

Boxes 12 and 13 and part of box 11 of Havelock Historical Files (covering topics starting with the letters E through H) similarly contain information on several individuals from Havelock and Craven County including Charles B. Ellis, Arthur W. Edwards, Joseph R. Forest, W. Jesse Gurganus, and Major General Paul J. Fontana. There are materials for the Ellis, Hardy-Hardee, Durant, Earp, Hancock, Slocumb, and Jones families in these boxes. The Ellis family material includes genealogical notes, correspondence, photographs, and family trees; it mainly pertains to Wayne County but also some to Craven County. There are also items related directly to Edward B. Ellis, Jr.'s life. The majority of the material found here is related to the city of Havelock history including documents on the creation of the 2007 Havelock Historical Exhibit, guidebooks and brochures on the town, transcripts of town historical program "Havelock Today", and items on Havelock's 50th anniversary. Several guidebooks are included which outline not only Havelock, but Cherry Point as well. (1954-1966) Furthermore there are a few maps regarding boundaries and property lines for Havelock and Cherry Point. Other materials are related to ECAHF (Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation).

Boxes 14, 15, and part of 16 of Havelock Historical Files (covering topics starting with the letters H through M) contain information related to several individuals in Havelock and the surrounding area including Kenneth Jones, William and Louise Jackson, William Kleschick, and Tom Haywood (and the Kicking Machine at his country store in Croatan, NC). Also included here is a transcript of a 2008 interview conducted by Ellis with Jesse Helms. Family records included in this box relate to the Holton, Hunter, and Loftin families. This box contains a variety of community documents, including newspaper articles and ephemera related to the Havelock chili festival (1982-1985); materials associated with the Havelock Retail Merchant Association, a group which predated the Board of Commerce for Havelock, and ran from 1953 to 1960; condition codes and location codes for the Havelock rescue department; information on the use of the former Magnolia Plantation to create Carolina Pines golf course; and "Havelock Report on Incorporation" by Warren Wicker. Photographs, negatives, and slides (1983-2005), most produced by Ellis, document Gene Jackson's businesses in Havelock which are the Sherwood Motel and Westbook Shopping Center.

Ellis has collected materials related to the history of law enforcement in Havelock, especially as relates to the career of Detective William Dodson. The majority of the material concerns the 1979 disappearance of Rodney Ropp, the kidnapping of Bob Elting and murder of John Hein (1980) by Domenick "Butch" Krango, and the 1984 murder of Joel Long which wasn't solved until 1989.

Materials on the Tuscarora Indians related to the Tuscarora War have been included in this box as well. This box also contains a number of published materials. A collection of photographs by Ellis, entitled Historic images of Havelock and Cherry Point, documents scenes, locations, and people in the two areas; Abraham Lincoln, a Native of NC by G.G. Evans, Sr., discusses the longstanding rumor that Lincoln was originally born in Western North Carolina; and there is Ellis' book, In This Small Place, which discusses the history of Havelock and Craven Counties. Included are the final printed version, along with Ellis' manuscript with handwritten revisions.

Boxes 17, 18, and part of boxes 16 and 19 are the last of the boxes that make up the Havelock Historical Files (covering topics starting with the letters M through W). Individuals discussed in these boxes include Kissie Sykes (related to ghost stories around Cherry Point), Elmer P. Thompson, Eugene P. Smith, Richard Rice, Walter J. Wynne Jr., K. E. Tilton, Re. Henry H. Witten, brothers Johnny Dean Oliver and Braxton Oliver, Tom Mylett, and Charles H. Markey. Also discussed is Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez of Venezuela whose visit to New Bern in 1783 led to the preservation of John Hawks's plan for the grounds of Tryon Palace. Family history notes relate to the Physioc family of Havelock and the Slocum/Slocumb family. Military items in these boxes include photographs, handbooks and programs related to Cherry Point 1971-1993. There is also a transcript of President Truman's visit to Cherry Point in 1948. Three unofficial guidebooks (1971-1982) outline the history, purpose, and impacts of the Cherry Point station on the surrounding communities. Included as well is an economic brochure explaining Cherry Point's expenses and revenue with regards to the surrounding populations, and a 1964 East Carolina University Geography Dept. thesis entitled, The Impact of Cherry Point Marine Air Corps Station Upon Local Settlement, by Reuel Pietz which discusses the impact the base has had on Havelock. With regards to the Marine Corps, two small booklets outline details regarding the history of the marines from 1775-1981 and the weaponry used by the Marines as it was in 1981. A final point of interest regarding Cherry Point is several personnel lists for the base circa 1986. Broader Havelock materials included in this box are documents on moonshining in the region, newspaper articles on the Havelock Time Capsule buried in 1984, and a list of postmasters in Havelock and Craven County (1828-1900). There are numerous articles and notes related to early Havelock history including attempts to drill for oil near the town, descriptions of the town before the establishment of Cherry Point, railroads and railroad depots, and the history of Trader's Store in Havelock. A few 1950s issues of Havelock newspapers are here and there is a ledger containing information on zoning regulations, building codes, and various ordinances concerning Havelock (1966-1975).

Series 8 (portions of Boxes 18 and 19) includes materials related to Other Topics Researched by Ellis. There's information on Carraway Farms, a real estate venture by Ellis in the Harlowe area near Havelock; material related to the former Magnolia Plantation whose land was developed as Carolina Pines Golf Course; and photographs, information sheets, and correspondence about the restoration of Foscue Plantation House in Jones County, N.C. Two other interests documented here are Lauch Faircloth's 1984 N.C. gubernatorial campaign, and materials related to Operation Desert Storm in 1991 including letters from Marines stationed in Saudi Arabia, military cartoons, and an issue of "Brown Side Out" (newspaper of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force). Also found here are some letters (1991) from the Confederate Knights of America (CKA) Klavern in Cheltenham, Maryland. This group was an offshoot of the Ku Klux Klan.

Series 9 (Box 20) includes Materials from Additions 3 and 4 contains further materials related to Havelock. Addition #3 is a publication by Ellis titled Memories of Old Havelock, N.C., Correspondence with Johnny Dean Oliver, which documents Havelock's past with photographs and interviews between Ellis and brothers Dean and Braxton Oliver. Addition #4 contains a variety of political stickers and pins relating to various North Carolina campaigns from the 1960s-1990s; these includes campaigns of Jim Gardner, Richardson Preyer, Terry Sanford, Jim Hunt, Skipper Banks, Tom Mylett, Lee K. Allen Gerald Anderson, Robert Morgan, Jimmy Green, Lauch Faircloth, Rufus Edmisten, Jesse Helms, Ike Andrews, John Nichols, Ruth Cook, John East, and Beverly Perdue.

Series 10 (Box 21) contains Materials from Havelock, North Carolina, Historical Files on the Civil War in North Carolina, especially related to Craven County and nearby areas. The majority of this material is collected from web pages related to the Civil War and other online sources. The major focus of this material is the Union capture of New Bern in 1862 and New Bern in 1864. Some materials refer to a "deserted cavalry camp" found when Union General Ambrose Burnside's troops landed at Slocum's Creek near New Bern on March 13, 1862. Other topics touched on are Croatan Station, forts at Havelock Station and Evan's Mill, Confederate spy Emeline Pigott, Confederate Scout Dickinson in eastern North Carolina in 1864, and the capture of the Fifth Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Company A at New Bern. There are five original engravings (1862, undated) of and information about Union general Ambrose Burnside, who was prominent in the capture of New Bern; and a print made from an 1865 engraving of the "Capture of Roanoke Islands, Charge of Zouaves." Ellis also has a transcribed portion of the Union soldier Levi Kent's journal as related to New Bern in March of 1862. Original materials relating to the Havelock and New Bern regions during the nineteenth century include a page with an engraved image of turpentine gathering in North Carolina, an accounting of "Shelling of Fort Anderson" on March 14, 1863, told in lyric form by G. H. Sutherland, a February 4, 1862, invoice for supplies delivered to Wm. H. Sanford at Camp Graham, an 1858 letter from John D. Whitford in New Bern, and an 1883 broadside advertising a farm near New Bern called "Camp Palmer."

Series 11 (Box 22 and part of Box 23) deals with Materials from Havelock, North Carolina, Historical Files on New Bern, North Carolina. Notable among other materials related to New Bern is Ellis' own 2009 publication, New Bern History 101, The Essential Facts for the Native, Newcomer, or Visitor to the Colonial Capital of North Carolina. Besides the finished publication, there are also manuscript copies with handwritten notations. Other items include a photocopy of Hardy Bryan Croom's publication (which was published posthumously in 1837 by Dr. John Torrey) A Catalogue of plants, native or naturalized, in the vicinity of New Bern, North Carolina: with remarks and synonyms; a 1976 special edition of The Sun Journal titled "Tides;" March 1952 issue of New High School's newspaper "The Cub;" and two historical guidebooks (1939, 1947). There is material from a "Best in Our State" Seminar Ellis attended and spoke at in 2010. A 2021 publication written by Ellis is titled Whispers of the Long Departed and it documents the untold history of Southern Craven County.

Series 12 (Box 23 and part of Box 22) contains Materials from Havelock, North Carolina, Historical Files Related to World War II and Edward B. Ellis, Sr.'s Service. Included here are the official military records for Edward B. Ellis, Sr.'s post-World War II service in the U.S. Naval Reserve (1945-1953) and some booklets aimed at helping World War II veterans return to a post-war life. Certificates, ID cards, clippings photographs, and issues of Civilianaire newsletter document his life in the post-war era working at MCAS Cherry Point. Also here is a Daughters of the Confederacy medal awarded to Ellis, Sr. posthumously. There is a variety of material related to the Forrest family of New Bern during World War II including postcards related to Fort Bragg, Camp Haan, Scott Field in Illinois, Camp Lejeune, and Kessler Field (often containing Air Corps humor); correspondence; V-mail from France; ration books; and a book entitled The Seventy-First Came to Gunskirchen Lager which documents the 71st Infantry's liberation of the Gunskirchen Lager concentration camp, with photographs and firsthand accounts.

Series 13 includes the Oversize Materials. The first oversize folder contains a digital image of the 1941 map showing the ownership of lands that became MCAS Cherry Point; prints of scans of N.C. State Highway and Public Works Commission Maps (1940 map with revisions from 1946, 1954, and 1959) concerning land now part of Cherry Point; three issues of the New York Times: Dec. 31, 1857 (has an article about Gen. Havelock at Lucknow), Feb.12, 1862 (Gen. Burnside Expedition to N.C.), and March 20, 1862 (Battle of New Bern); a large reproduction of an 1899 map of J. A. Bryan's Lands in Craven, Carteret, and Jones Counties; 1955 proposed boundaries of Havelock; and a photocopy of front and back covers of May 1, 1952, issue of Havelock Journal saluting 10 years of progress for Havelock and Cherry Point. The second and third oversize folders include issues of the now discontinued Havelock Progress (1972, 1976, 1982, 1987), The Havelock News (1987, 1988, 1990; mostly related to Joel Long murder case), The Shopper (1975), and The Garner News (April 6, 1977). The second oversize folder also contains documents regarding the Havelock Historical Exhibit.

Series 14 contains the research documentation for Edward Ellis's 2021 publication "Whispers of the Long Departed: Untold History of Southern Craven County, NC." Of particular interest are documents related to the Woodbridge settlement set up in Craven County, NC, near present day Havelock by the American Missionary Association for the benefit of former slaves in the area. Among the many documents collected related to Woodbridge are photocopies of letters and reports in the American Missionary Association's archive held at Fisk University. Also present are papers related to the families that settled in Woodbridge. Simmons Surveying produced a map of present-day western Havelock for Ellis who produced an overlay of American Missionary Association's plat of Woodbridge to superimpose over it (use the stars to line up the overlay and the modern map).

Also of special interest are the many maps that document the changing boundaries through history of the area that now makes up Havelock and Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station.


Administrative information
Custodial History

December 4, 1997, 102 items; 97 photographs, 2 sheets of information related to the photographs, and 3 original indexes listing photographs. Donor: Mr. Edward B. Ellis, Jr.

April 5, 2006, (addition 1), 2 items, ownership map (June 1941) of lands taken by the U. S. Government for the proposed Cherry Point Marine Aviation Base at Cherry Point, North Carolina, surveyed and mapped by the U. S. Forest Service. Public Works Drawing No. 2063. Dimensions: 30.5" x 24". Donor: Mr. Edward B. Ellis, Jr.

August 18, 2011, (addition 2), 7 cubic feet; Papers (1857-2011) collected by local historian Edward Ellis are related to Havelock, N.C., history, New Bern, N.C., history, the Civil War, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, Sir Henry Havelock and Ellis's publications. Items included are aerial photographs (1938/1939, 1950) of Craven, Pamlico and Carteret counties, N.C.; photographs (1940s, 1950s), printed items, patches and a DVD video related to Cherry Point; New Bern Civil War-related sheet music, broadside, invoice, letter and two issues of The New York Times (1862); issues of The Illustrated London News, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Harper's Weekly and The New York Times (1857), sheet music, stereo cards, postcards, First Day Covers, collectible player cards and tobacco cards, engravings, prints and an image on glass related to Sir Henry Havelock; Havelock Tobacco caddy labels; Havelock Progress newspaper negatives (1981-1983); photographs used in Ellis's book Historic Images of Havelock & Cherry Point (2010); manuscripts for Ellis's books In This Small Place (2005), and New Bern History 101 (2009); two VHS videocassettes and four cubic feet of historical files relating to Havelock and New Bern, N.C., Cherry Point, the Civil War, genealogy and other historical topics. Donor: Mr. Edward B. Ellis, Jr.

October 31, 2012, (addition 3), 0.025 cubic feet, 1 volume; Memories of Old Havelock, N.C., Correspondence with Johnny Dean Oliver is a publication compiled by Edward B. Ellis, Jr., in 2011 to document Havelock's past by recording longtime resident Johnny Oliver's memories and photographs. The Addendum to this publication is a reprint of a Havelock News article from 2010 about brothers Johnny Dean Oliver and Braxton Oliver. Donor: Mr. Edward B. Ellis, Jr.

July 14, 2015, (addition 4), 0.046 cubic feet; Addition consists of twenty-eight pins and three stickers (ca. 1964-1992) related primarily to North Carolina politicians such as Jim Gardner, Richardson Preyer, Terry Sanford, Jim Hunt, Jimmy Green, Lauch Faircloth, Rufus Edmisten, Jesse Helms, Ike Andrews, and Beverly Perdue among others. Also included are two North Carolina State Fair Media Pass pins for 1990 and 1991. Donor: Mr. Edward B. Ellis, Jr.

July 20, 2018, (addition 5), 0.12 cubic feet; Addition consists of eight scans (four jpgs and four TIFs) on a DVD-R and four professional quality prints of the map scans (Courtesy of The State Archives of North Carolina) tracing the land encompassed by Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station at Havelock, Craven County, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. These North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission maps (1940-revised 1946, 1954, and 1959) are very important because they show who owned the land at the time. The maps cover from Croatan to Havelock via Highway 70, the town of Havelock, from Havelock to Newport via Highway 70, and Highway 101 from Cherry Point to North Harlowe at the Carteret County line. Donor: Mr. Edward B. Ellis, Jr.

April 19, 2022, (addition 6), 5.0 cubic feet; This addition includes research documentation for Ellis's book Whispers of the Long Departed: Untold History of Southern Craven County, NC published in 2021. Of particular interest are documents related to the Woodbridge settlement set up in Craven County, N.C., near present day Havelock by the American Missionary Association for the benefit of former slaves in the area. Also of special interest are the many maps that document the area of Havelock and Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. Donor: Mr. Edward B. Ellis, Jr.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Edward B. Ellis, Jr.

Processing information

Processed by Naomi Winkelman, April 29, 2003

Additional processing by Robert Hines, 2016

Revision and completion of processing by Martha Elmore and Matt Lowe, 2021-2022

Encoded by Mark Custer, January 8, 2008

Copyright notice

J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University owns copyright to the collection. Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Key terms
Personal Names
Havelock, Henry, Sir, 1795-1857
Oliver, Johnny Dean
Corporate Names
United States. Marine Corps. Marine Aircraft Wing, 2nd
Topical
African American neighborhoods--North Carolina--Craven County
Places
Craven County (N.C.)--Maps
Havelock (N.C.)--History
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (N.C.)
New Bern (N.C.)--History

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Index #1 (corresponds to photographs in Box 1, Folder c); Index #2 (corresponds to photographs in Box 1, Folder d); and Index #3 (corresponds to photographs in box 1, Folder e).
Box 1 Folder b Document giving provenance for the photographs and history of the area; and a short history of the Second Marine Aircraft Wing, which was commissioned in July 1941 in San Diego, California, and then moved to Cherry Point in 1946.
Box 1 Folder c Item 1 Looking east from point 250' west of East Prong of Slocum Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway #70 (1) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 2 Looking east from bridge over East Prong of Slocum Creek on U.S Highway #70 (2) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 3 Looking west on N.C. Highway 101 from Russell's Service Station (3) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 3.5 House located on tract #539 (3.5) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 4 Looking east on N.C. Highway 101 from point 900' west of Cherry Point Road (4) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 5 Looking east on N.C. Highway 101 from intersection of Cherry Point Road showing north side of right of way (5) (next sequential photograph missing) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 7 Looking east on N.C. Highway 101 from intersection of Cherry Point Road showing south side of right of way (7) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 8 Looking east from a point 5/10 mile (at culvert) east of Cherry Point intersection on N.C. Highway 101 showing north side of right of way (8) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 9 Looking east from a point 5/10 mile (at culvert) east of Cherry Point intersection on N.C. Highway 101 showing south side of right of way (9) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 10 Looking east from a point 1.1 miles East of Cherry Point intersection on N.C. Highway 101, showing north side of right of way (10) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 11 Looking east from a point 1.1 miles east of Cherry Point intersection on N.C. Highway 101, showing south side of right of way (11) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 12 Looking east from a point 1.5 miles east of Cherry Point intersection on N.C. Highway 101, showing north side of right of way (12) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 13 Looking west from a point 55'east of Shop Branch of Hancock Creek, showing north side of right of way on N.C. Highway 101 (13) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder c Item 14 Looking west 1/10 mile west of bridge at Shop Branch of Hancock Creek, showing north side of right of way of N.C. Highway 101 (14) 8/3/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 1 Woodsland looking north from Cherry Point Road. Located on Tract #62c (1) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 2 Smokehouse and poultry barn looking northwest, located on Tract #254 (2) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 3 Tobacco barn and two houses looking west, located on Tract #254 (2a) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Drawer d Item 2b House looking west, located on Tract #254 (2b) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 3 Woodsland looking northwest from Cherry Point Road, located on Tract #544 (3) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 4 Woodsland looking north from southwest edge of Tract #361 (4) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 5 Camp looking east, located on Tract #464 (5) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 6 Two houses looking North West located on Tract #62-h (6) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 7 House looking west, located on Tract #202-a (7) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 8 Tobacco barn located on Tract #199 (8) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 8a House looking Northeast located on Tract #199 (8a) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 8b Barn looking northwest on tract #199 (8b) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 8c West side of camp, located on Tract # 199 (8c) (next sequential photograph missing) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 8e Pier looking west located on Tract #199 (8e) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 9 Woodsland looking west from center of Tract #286 (9) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 10 Woodsland looking southwest from center of Tract #42 (10) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 11 Cottage and house located on Tract #462 (11) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 11a Stable looking northwest on Tract #462 (11a) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 12 Cottage looking southeast, located on Tract #543 (12) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 12a Pier looking southwest, located on Tract #543 (12a) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 13 Camp looking north, located on Tract #440 (13) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 14 Camp looking southwest, located on Tract #532 (14) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 15 Woodsland looking west, located on Tract #291 (15) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 16 House and pack house looking East located on Tract #540 (16) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 16a Two tobacco barns looking east, located on Tract #540 (16a) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 17 Woodsland looking west, located on Tract #2a (17) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 18 Cemetery lot looking east from a field in the northwest corner of Tract #549, located on Tract #538a (18) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 19 House looking north, located on Tract #535 (19) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 20 House looking northwest located on Tract #448 (20) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 21 Woodsland looking southeast from north side of Tract #221, located on Tract #221 (21) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 22 House looking north, located on Tract #235-a (22) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 22a Camp looking west, located on Tract #235-a (22a) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 22b Walkway looking east, located on Tract #235-A (22b) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 22c Camp looking west. Located on Tract #235-A (22c) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 23 Woodsland and cultivated land looking east from the northwest corner of tract #474, located on Tract #474 (23) (next sequential photograph missing) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 25 Woodsland looking northwest from approximate center of Tract #109, located on Tract #109 (25) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 26 Woodsland looking northeast from southwest side of Tract #221-b, located on Tract #221b (26) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 27 Woodsland looking southwest from approximate center of tract #52, located on Tract #52 (27) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder d Item 28 Woodsland looking northwest from southwest side of Tract #550, located on Tract #550 (28) 8/28/1941, NOTE: erroneously labeled "23"
Box 1 Folder d Item 29 Woodsland looking south from approximate center of Tract #221-a, located on Tract #221-a (29) 8/28/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 1 House looking northeast. Located on Tract #533-a (1) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 2 House looking northeast. Located on Tract #533 (2) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 3 House looking northwest. Located on Tract #476 (3) (next sequential photograph missing) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 5 House looking northwest. Located on Tract #475 (5) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 5a Barn looking northeast. Located on Tract #475 (5a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 5b Tobacco barn looking southeast. Located on Tract #475 (5b) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 6 Barn and tobacco barn looking northeast. Located on Tract #476 (6) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 6a House looking northwest. Located on Tract #473 (6a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 7 House looking northeast. Located on Tract #549 (7) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 7a Tobacco barn looking southwest. Located on Tract #549 (7a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 8 House looking North West. Located on Tract #445 (8) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 9 House looking southwest. Located on Tract #546 (9) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 10 House looking west. Located on Tract #472 (10) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 10a House looking west. Located on Tract #472 (10a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 11 House and outhouse looking west. Located on Tract #447 (11) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 12 House looking northeast. Located on Tract #368 (12) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 13 Camp looking southwest. Located on Tract #545 (13) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 14 Camp looking northeast. Located on Tract #287 (14) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 14a Pier looking east. Located on Tract # 287 (14a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 15 House looking northwest. Located on Tract #471-a (15) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 15a House looking East. Located on Tract #471-a (15a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 16 House looking west. Located on Tract #526 (16) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 17 House looking South. Located on Tract #524 (17) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 18 House looking south. Located on Tract #529 (18) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 19 House looking west. Located on Tract #531 (19) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 19a House and tobacco barn looking west. Located on Tract #531 (19a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 20 House looking southwest. Located on Tract #174-a (20) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 20a House looking southwest. Located on Tract #174-a (20a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 21 House looking northwest. Located on Tract #527 (21) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 21a Tobacco barn and stable looking north. Located on Tract #527 (21a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 22 House looking north. Located on Tract #547 (22) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 23 House looking northwest. Located on Tract #470 (23) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 24 House, barn and stable. Looking east and located on Tract #469 (24) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 25 House looking north. Located on Tract #467 (25) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 26 House and stable looking northeast. Located on tract #465 (26) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 26a Tobacco barn looking north. Located on Tract #46 (26a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 27 House looking south. Located on Tract #288 (27) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 27a Barn, stable and shop looking southwest. Located on Tract #288 (27a) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 27b Tobacco barn looking north. Located on Tract #288 (27b) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 27c House and smokehouse looking west. Located on Tract #288 (27c) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 27d Two tobacco barns looking west. Located on Tract #288 (27d) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 28 House looking north. Located on Tract #471(28) 9/16/1941
Box 1 Folder e Item 29 Camp looking southwest. Located on Tract #541(29) 9/16/1941
Box 2 Folder a Havelock Brand Tobacco Caddy Labels, depict Havelock's role in the Battle of Lucknow in India. 1880s
Box 2 Folder b Engravings, Portraits, Sheet Music depicting Sir Henry Havelock's role in British wars in India. 1857, undated.
Box 2 Folder c 5 Newspapers: Harper's Weekly, December 19, 1857; Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, December 19, 1857; The Illustrated London News, September 5,1857, September 12,1857, and September 19 1857. Discusses British military efforts in India at that time, focus on Sir Henry Havelock.
Box 4 Folder d Material related to Henry Havelock [1st half of material removed from a Notebook referred to here as Notebook A]. 1859, 1982, 1983, undated
Box 4 Folder e Material related Sir Henry Havelock [2nd half material removed from a Notebook referred to here as Notebook A] 1983, 1986-1989, 1992, 2010.
Box 4 Folder f Material related to Edward B. Ellis, Jr., book "How Havelock got its name." 1985-1987, 1997.
Box 4 Folder g Material related to Sir Henry Havelock. Includes some photographs and negatives.
Box 4 Folder h Materials related to Sir Henry Havelock [1st half of Notebook referred to here as Notebook B]. 1861, 1971, 1992, 2005, undated.
Box 4 Folder i Material related to Sir Henry Havelock [2nd half of material removed from a Notebook referred to here as Notebook B]. 1812, 1908, 1929, 1971, 1991, 2002, undated.
Box 5 Several tobacco related items with Havelock's name used for branding. Includes flint matches from the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. kept in a steel case, a red tin for Havelock Smoking Mixture, a small green tin for Havelock Flake Cut Tobacco and a larger one for Havelock Ready Rubbed Tobacco, and a yellow tin for Havelock Mixture of Smoking Tobacco. Undated.
Box 6 Commemorative items related to Sir Henry Havelock's death following battle of Lucknow, India. Includes 4 stereograph images with details on the conflict and poetry related to Havelock's death; a glass photographic slide of the S.S. Havelock; a Union Case with a depiction of Havelock on the outside of both pieces; and 9 collectible playing cards and tobacco cards bearing images of Havelock and his son. Undated.
Box 3 Folder a Small Biography of Talbert "Ted" Adams, aerial photographer who took the images in this series. Additionally there is information regarding the nature of this work, and locations photographed. 2007, 2001.
Box 3 Folder b Aerial Photos of Craven and Carteret County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOK 105,106,110,112 Series, 1939.
Box 3 Folder c Aerial Photos of Craven County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOK 107 Series, 1939.
Box 3 Folder d Aerial Photos of Craven County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOK 108 Series, 1939.
Box 3 Folder e Aerial Photos of Pamlico County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOS 24 Series, 1938.
Box 3 Folder f Aerial Photos of Pamlico County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOS 25-27 Series, 1938.
Box 3 Folder g Aerial Photos of Pamlico County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOS 29 Series, 1938.
Box 3 Folder h Aerial Photos of Pamlico County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOS 55 Series, 1938.
Box 3 Folder i Aerial Photos of Pamlico County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOS 64 Series, 1938.
Box 3 Folder j Aerial Photos of Pamlico County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOS 73 Series, 1938. .
Box 3 Folder k Aerial Photos of Pamlico County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOS 79 Series, 1938.
Box 3 Folder l Aerial Photos of Pamlico County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOS 83 Series, 1938.
Box 3 Folder m Aerial Photos of Pamlico County, NC. Some notes describing locations, and details on back on photographs. AOS 87 Series, 1938.
Box 2 Folder d Published photographic images collection of US Navy during WWII, titled "U.S. Navy War Photographs, Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Harbor." 1941-1945.
Box 2 Folder e Photographs, pamphlets, and magazines on Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. Includes photographs of aircraft, base, and air station personnel. 1944-1947.
Box 4 Folder a Photographs related to Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. 1941, 1947-1949. Photographers are Marvin H. Gottlieb, Dorsey, and Charles H. Markey.
Box 4 Folder b Photographs related to Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station (including President Truman's visit in 1948). Photographer is Marvin H. Gottlieb. 1948, undated.
Box 4 Folder c Items related to Marine official photographer Marvin H. Gottlieb including documents certifying his graduation from Naval School of Photography in 1947 and his appointment as Corporal in the Marine Corps in 1948, and emails (2010) concerning his life.
Box 7a Havelock Progress (N.C) newspaper. Negatives taken in 1981 and 1982 of events occurring in Havelock, N.C., and the surrounding area. Topics include churches, wrecks, fires, new construction, Havelock High School events (football, homecoming, award nominees, band), Christmas parade, civic groups such as the Shriners and the Civitans, flooding, military crashes of planes and helicopters, city officials, and yards of the month.
Box 7b Havelock Progress (N.C) newspaper. Negatives taken mostly in 1982, and 1983 (some in 1976, 1978, and some without dates) of events occurring in Havelock, N.C., and the surrounding area. Topics include churches, wrecks, fires, new construction, Havelock High School events (football, homecoming, award nominees, band), Christmas parade, civic groups such as the Shriners and the Civitans, flooding, military crashes of planes and helicopters, city officials, and yards of the month. Also documented are Senator John East's 1982 visit to Cherry Point, the Chili Festival, and Black History Week.
Box 8 Folder a "Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point" by Edward Barnes Ellis, Jr. 2010.
Box 8 Folder b Images used in the Introduction, pages 4 and 6, and Chapter 4 of "Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point" by Edward Barnes Ellis.
Box 8 Folder c Images used in Chapter 2 of "Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point" by Edward Barnes Ellis.
Box 8 Folder d Images used in Chapter 3 of "Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point" by Edward Barnes Ellis.
Box 8 Folder e Images used in Chapter 5 of "Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point" by Edward Barnes Ellis.
Box 8 Folder f Images used in Chapter 6 of "Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point" by Edward Barnes Ellis.
Box 8 Folder g Images and collected information related to Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. 1958-1959, 2009-2011.
Box 8 Folder h General materials related to Ellis' period as publisher of Windsock, a weekly paper for Cherry Point air base. Includes Department of Defense guidelines for military papers, outline of Ellis' publishing company, copy of AMICON news; 1984-1992.
Box 8 Folder i Two copies of contracts outlining terms of Ellis' publishing contract for Cherry Point. 1985.
Box 8 Folder j Correspondence with military officials on terms of Ellis' publishing contract. Outlines for contract renewals, amendments, and general updates. Also included is a complication with the Sun Journal in 1992; 1984-1992.
Box 8 Folder k Copy of Ellis Publishing Company portfolio. Undated.
Box 8 Folder l Correspondence, memos, notes, and receipts related to Windsock contract; 1989, undated.
Box 8 Folder m Two special editions of Windsock paper; one on the retirement of Major Dennis K. Brooks, and one commemorating 50th anniversary of aviation air show at Cherry Point; 1989, undated.
Box 9 Folder a Prominent individuals in Havelock during 20th century: Ed Blair, Gertrude Carraway, Alice Bayer, Graham Barden; 1987-2008, undated.
Box 9 Folder b Other prominent individuals and organizations: Donald Colglazier, Wallace Conner, Civitan Club, and Brimsley Brothers; 1979, undated.
Box 9 Folder c Notes on James Davis and the New Bern Gazette. Notes by Ellis, 1978, undated.
Box 9 Folder d Materials on Croatan National Forest. 1987-1998, 2005, undated.
Box 9 Folder e Materials on Camp Bryan includes photocopies of 1899 prospectus, and a booklet titled "Camp Bryan Centennial 1898-1998." Additionally a booklet entitled "Camp Lejeune Leathernecks" written by Gerturde S. Carraway in 1946. 1946, 1992, 1998, undated
Box 9 Folder f Photocopies of papers on CCC Camp Patterson, Havelock, NC. 1994, 2011, undated. Records indicate it was a CCC Camp for white men only in 1934 and 1935, but was considered for African Americans only by 1936.
Box 9 Folder g Documents on roads and transportation in Havelock, Craven County, NC. 1975-1990, undated.
Box 9 Folder h Bryan Family papers from Havelock; 2005, undated.
Box 9 Folder i Documents concerning first shopping center in Havelock, N.C. 1948-1950.
Box 9 Folder j Papers related to the Havelock Community pages in the telephone book, 1986,1989, undated.
Box 9 Folder k Materials related to Craven County publicity; dedication program for Havelock Learning Center at Craven Community College and Census numbers, 1984-1986, 2001.
Box 9 Folder l Article about Havelock, N.C., written by Ellis for use in Carolina Telephone Co.'s "Cross Talk" Magazine and articles about other N.C. cities used in "Cross Talk" issues. 1986, undated.
Box 9 Folder m 2011 article by Ellis in "Carolina Business Journal." 1925 B,B,&T check.
Box 9 Folder n Correspondence concerning issues Ellis is interested in, 1991 press pass for Presidential visit to Cherry Point MCAS, Crossroads Bowling Lanes token (Havelock 1950s), Iraqi surrender pass from Operation Desert Storm, and Sanford for U.S. Senate bumper stickers. 1950s, 1984-2007.
Box 10 Folder a Material concerning Cherry Point Air Station includes uniform patches, 1982 first day cover autographed by USMC Maj. Gen. Marion Carl, 1951 booklet about Cherry Point accompanied by a letter, picture booklet, DVD about Flying Maines at Cherry Point (2011), a play program for "All Fouled Up," and Armed Forces Day programs (1963-1964). 1951-2011, undated.
Box 10 Folder b Material concerning Cherry Point Air Station including Air Show programs (1980s), and a Welcome Guide (2008-2009).
Box 10 Folder c Photocopies of 1940 Condemnation Document re land around Cherry Point, cemetery listings for Cherry Point property, and 1975 newspaper clipping re base housing. 1940, 1975, undated.
Box 10 Folder d Materials re Cherry Point 50th Anniversary including "Windsock" special edition, license plate, poster, and invitation documents. 1992.
Box 10 Folder e Cherry Point related items: passes and ID cards, photocopy of 1945 graduation exercises program for Cherry Point School, 1991 barracks dedication program, 2005 speech and related documents re Ellis's book "In This Small Place," list of Cherry Point commanders, and info. Re the LINK trainer at Cherry Point and the Women's Reserve role. 1945-2011, undated.
Box 10 Folder f Materials related to Cherry Point: Nov. 14, 1944, issue of "Windsock," "The Flying Marines" (USMC Air Station) by Gertrude Carraway (1946),correspondence (1991) re updating "The Flying Marines, clippings (re expansion of the base and airspace, and history), and fundraising efforts of the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation. 1944-2011, undated.
Box 10 Folder g "Jet Facts" pamphlets (1960, 1961) by GE and collectible comics by GE titled "Adventures in Jet Power" (1950, 1955, 1958, 1961) given out at MCAS Cherry Point air shows. Also matchbook cover from enlisted club at MCAS. 1950-1961, undated.
Box 10 Folder h A History of Coast Guard Aviation, undated.
Box 10 Folder i "History of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina 1941-1945" compiled by Florence K. Jacobs,1st Lt. USMCWR, Air Station Historical Officer. Also in pdf format on a flash drive that has been removed. undated.
Box 11 Folder a Archaeological Consultant Research Papers relating to Cherry Point Region, First Folder: Cemeteries around Cherry Point and a research survey of Cherry Point, 1985, undated.
Box 11 Folder b Archaeological Consultant Research Papers relating to Cherry Point Region, 2nd Folder: First half of complete survey of Cherry Point region, 1985.
Box 11 Folder c Archaeological Consultant Research Papers relating to Cherry Point Region, 3rd folder: Second Half of Complete survey on Cherry Point Region, pg. 113-296,1985.
Box 11 Folder d Cherry Point Flight Instrument Manual. 1947.
Box 11 Folder e Clippings, programs, photographs and negatives re to notable individuals in Havelock and New Bern: Charles B. Ellis, Arthur W. Edwards, Joseph R. Forrest, W. Jesse Gurganus, Major General Paul J. Fontana. Also included is the June 18, 1954, issue of The Berean Banner. 1954-2011, undated.
Box 11 Folder f "The Eastern North Carolina Hardy-Hardee family in South and Southwest" by David L. Hardee. Undated.
Box 11 Folder g Family history material related to the Ellis Family of Wayne County, N.C., and Earp Family of Johnston County, N.C. documents. 1987, 2004, undated.
Box 12 Folder a Genealogical notes related to the Slocumb, Hancock, Evan Jones and Roger Jones families of Craven County and the layout of Havelock.
Box 12 Folder b A Collection of Papers, Notes and Genealogy about George Durant 1630-1693 compiledin 1987 by Ima Eula Mewborn, Eleanor Bizzell Powell, Dr. G. Howard Phillips, and Charles B. Ellis. Also pamphlets, etc., related to a 1991 tour of Historic Durants Neck in Perquimans County, N.C.
Box 12 Folder c Photographs of First Baptist Church in Havelock, materials related to printing brochures for Forest Oaks Memorial Gardens in Havelock, and photocopies of articles related to creating more state-run cemeteries for veterans. 1987, undated
Box 12 Folder d Materials related to printing jobs Ellis did for Havelock city government--public safety patches, fire and rescue patches, stationery, and name cards. Also a photograph of the first Havelock water plant, 1984 Havelock High School Commencement program, and invitation (2002) and tickets for The Grand Opening of the Havelock Tourist Center and USMC Avaiation Exhibit.
Box 12 Folder e Early Havelock government (court records) materials and correspondence given to Ellis by Irv Beck, one of the original Havelock City Commissioners. 1959-1973
Box 12 Folder f Photocopy of 1921 booklet related to Pamlico Lumber and Development Co.'s Havelock Farms, 1983 Aerial view of Havelock (taken by Ellis), and photocopy of the 1989 docket from the first day of court held at Havelock's District Court. 1921, 1983-1989 undated
Box 12 Folder g Havelock 1986/87 Directory, Havelock brochures, Havelock and Cherry Point maps (1988/89, 1992), 1991 Graduation program for A. W. Edwards Elementary School, 1991 Happy Havelock Homecoming pictorial review, and 1976 program for Cherry Point-Havelock Bicentennial Celebration. 1976-1992, undated
Box 12 Folder h Havelock-Cherry Point Guide Books, Nov. 1953, Dec. 1953, 1953.
Box 12 Folder i Havelock-Cherry Point Guide Books, 1954-1961.
Box 13 Folder a Havelock-Cherry Point Guides. 1962, 1965/66.
Box 13 Folder b Materials related to Havelock's 50th Anniversary. 2009
Box 13 Folder c Transcripts of Havelock Today broadcasts. 1992-1993, undated
Box 13 Folder d Items related to the development of Havelock Historical Exhibit. 2007, undated
Box 13 Folder e ECAHF (Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation) committee reports, and fundraising materials. April 2011.
Box 13 Folder f Photographs and correspondence concerning the Dedication of the AV-8 Harrier in Havelock on November 22, 1986.
Box 13 Folder g Ellis Family (of Wayne County, NC, primarily, but also some of Craven County) items: genealogical records, correspondence, photographs, and family trees.
Box 13 Folder h Genealogy records related to the parents and grandparents of Edward B. Ellis, Jr. Also includes the May 21, 1943, Senior Supplement of the Goldsboro Hi News (put out by the Student Association of Goldsboro High School, Wayne Co., N.C.) and the 1968 25th Reunion Program for the Goldsboro H. S. Class of 1943.
Box 13 Folder i Documents relating to Edward B. Ellis, Jr.'s life from childhood school certificates through his appointment as Historian for the City of Havelock in 1984. 1957-1984, undated.
Box 13 Folder j Newspaper clippings related to events affecting Havelock, Craven county. 1959-1964.
Box 14 Folder a Biographies and materials related to notable individuals in Havelock and the surrounding area: Kenneth Jones, William and Louise Jackson, William Kleschick, Tom Haywood (Tom Haywood's Kicking Machine at his country store in Croatan, N.C.); also transcript of an interview with Jesse Helms. 1937, 1975-2008, undated
Box 14 Folder b Holton family history of Eastern North Carolina; and Loftin Family History by Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Creasy (1936). 1936, 2005, undated
Box 14 Folder c Genealogical records for the Hunter family of Craven Co., N.C., especially James H. Hunter. 2005-2010, undated
Box 14 Folder d Articles about the history of Havelock collected by Ellis. 1945-2011, undated.
Box 14 Folder e Photocopies of maps (1730, 1941, 1937, undated) of Colonial NC, early Havelock, and early property maps in Havelock.
Box 14 Folder f Papers associated with the Havelock Retail Merchant Association which was the forerunner of the Greater Havelock Area Chamber of Commerce. 1953-1956
Box 14 Folder g Papers associated with the Havelock Retail Merchant Association and the Greater Havelock Area Chamber of Commerce. 1958-1982, undated
Box 14 Folder h Materials on Carolina Pines Development (golf course community) in Craven Co., NC; history of Magnolia Plantation until it became Carolina Pines. 1988-2009
Box 14 Folder i Photocopy of Craven County land records concerning conflict over tract #620 optioned by the Board of Commissioners in 1937 and also by Martin Carter and his wife Lovena. Abstractor's notes. 1938
Box 14 Folder j Havelock Senior High School items. 1976, 1992
Box 14 Folder k Memorabilia related to the Dedication and Open House for Havelock Medical Center. 1979
Box 15 Folder a Items related to the history of law enforcement in Havelock; photocopies of material related to Detective William A. Dodson and his cases. 1987
Box 15 Folder b Items related to the 1984 Joel Long murder case and the years Dodson spent working on the case (with help from Ellis who was publisher and editor of The Havelock News) before it was solved in 1989. 1984-1990
Box 15 Folder c Documents and photographs related to 1979 disappearance of Rodney Ropp, and to investigation of kidnapping of Bob Elting and murder of John Hein (1980) by Domenick "Butch" Krango. 1979-1982, undated
Box 15 Folder d Havelock Chili Festival articles and memorabilia. 1982-1985, undated
Box 15 Folder e Condition codes and Location codes for Havelock Rescue. 1987
Box 15 Folder f Photocopies of historical articles and articles by Ellis on Native Americans in Havelock, Craven County, region; focus on Tuscarora War. 1908-2005, undated
Box 15 Folder g Photographs, negatives, and slides concerning Gene Jackson's businesses in Havelock: Sherwood Motel and Westbrook Shopping Center. 1983-2005, undated
Box 15 Folder h Clipping re the newspaper Havelock Progress ceasing its publication in 1987. Papers related to the founding of The Havelock News including a 1986 letter from N.C. Governor James "Jim" G. Martin; awards received by The Havelock News (and Ellis) from the North Carolina Press Association (1991, 1992); clipping (2010) re Ellis donating books about Sir Henry Havelock to the Havelock-Craven County Public Library.
Box 16 Folder a Special Report on Incorporation of Havelock, NC, by Warren J. Wicker, Assistant Director, Institute of Government , UNC-Chapel Hill. 1959
Box 16 Folder b Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point, by Edward B. Ellis, Jr. 2010
Box 16 Folder c Abraham Lincoln, A Native of North Carolina, by G.G. Evans, Sr. Undated
Box 16 Folder d In This Small Place, Edward Ellis, Manuscript and 8th revision. 2005
Box 16 Folder e Published book: In This Small Place, by Edward B. Ellis, Jr. 2005
Box 16 Folder f Notable individuals related to Havelock: Rev. Henry H. Witten, Jr., K.E. Tilton, Walter J. Wynne, Jr., Richard Rice (in article re Havelock's first public school building), Eugene P. Smith (includes photographs and negatives), Elmer P. Thompson, Jr., Kissie Sykes ghost story related to a cemetery on Cherry Point grounds, and Vince McMahon. 1942-2010, undated
Box 16 Folder g Notable individuals related to Havelock: brothers Johnny Dean Oliver and Braxton Oliver, Tom Mylett, Charles H. Markey, and information re the 1783 visit by Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez of Venezuela to New Bern which led to the preservation of John Hawks's plan for the grounds of Tryon Palace and a letter from Hawks describing the interior of the palace. 1960-2010, undated
Box 16 Folder h Materials on the Physioc family of Havelock who settled there in 1734, especially cemetery records with photographs of the stones. 1987, undated
Box 17 Folder a Images and information about railroads and railroad depots around Havelock; correspondence on Kiwanis miniature train in Havelock city park; 2008 plan for a Havelock Atlantic and East Carolina Railroad Museum. 1984-2008, undated
Box 17 Folder b Notes, correspondence, articles on early Havelock re attempts to drill for oil in area, life prior to the establishing of Cherry Point, and mills and their impact on the town. 1976-2010
Box 17 Folder c Photocopies of information re early settlements on Neuse River, and also Slocum family history.
Box 17 Folder d Materials associated with moonshining around Havelock. 1923-2002
Box 17 Folder e Brief histories of Newport and the Outer Banks (1958, undated), and photocopy of 1857 Rowe family guardianship record related to land that will later become The Anglican Missionary Association's Woodbridge settlement at Havelock.
Box 17 Folder f Havelock News April 27, 1950; Havelock Journal February 15, 1952; partial undated issue of the Havelock Journal.
Box 17 Folder g Materials re notable areas around Havelock: Money Island, Tyron Palace, Treasure Cove, Neusiok Trail. 1913-2009, undated
Box 17 Folder h List of Postmasters (1828-1900) for Havelock and the rest of Craven County prepared by Ellis; photocopies of original Craven County postal related records. 1971-1987, undated
Box 17 Folder i Trader's Store in Havelock: includes photocopies of property deeds, clippings and correspondence re saving the historic store, obituaries and a few store papers. 1891-2011, undated
Box 17 Folder j Materials on former Brigadier General Ivan Miller at Cherry Point; includes transcript of President Truman's visit to the base and of the naming of a street in Havelock after Miller. 1948-2007, undated
Box 17 Folder k Clippings and papers related to the burying of the Havelock time capsule near Havelock's Public Safety Building in 1984; this folder also includes a sealed envelope (listing the materials in the time capsule) that is not to be opened until 50 years later in 2034 on the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of Havelock.
Box 17 Folder l 1981 deed of sale for property bought by Edward Ellis and his wife in Craven Co.; photocopies of earlier deeds for the same land. 1969-1981
Box 17 Folder m Children's thank-you notes (1984-1985) to Ellis for the talks he gave to their school classes; list of donors Ellis compiled to donate to the Oliver North Legal Assistance Fund (1987); postcard (1984) re archaeological and historical survey of Cherry Point vicinity.
Box 17 Folder n Notes given to Ellis in 1992 about 1964 near closing attempt of O and R at Cherry Point. 1964, 1992
Box 17 Folder o Soil Survey of Craven County printed off the internet in 2005; Ellis' 2005 description of the MIRM Case Study re housing at Carolina Pines.
Box 17 Folder p Royal Air Force, Red Arrows Display Team photographs and booklet. 1983
Box 18 Folder a Post cards with images of turpentine stills in Florida and unidentified sites in the Southern U.S.; an etching of a turpentine distillery; info. off the internet re N.C. Naval Stores. 1908, 1911, 2007, undated
Box 18 Folder b Special Edition of Havelock News, focus on the Vietnam War. 2005
Box 18 Folder c Military Records and Memorabilia associated with Cherry Point including essential personnel lists (1986) and unofficial base guides to MCAS Cherry Point (1971, 1982, 1984).
Box 18 Folder d Military Records and Memorabilia associated with Cherry Point including photographs of airplanes, helicopters,and officers; booklet for 206th Anniversary Celebration (at Cherry Point on Nov. 10, 1981) of the U.S. Marine Corps; 1993 Handbook for Military Families; 1992 Economic Impact Analysis of MCAS Cherry Point; program for 1992 Change of Command Ceremony; and other items. 1981-1993, undated
Box 18 Folder e "The Impact of Cherry Point Marine Air Corps Station Upon Local Settlement," by Reuel Pietz written as a thesis in the Geography Dept. at East Carolina College (later University). 1964
Box 19 Folder a Documents relating to Carraway Farms (real estate venture by Ellis) in the Harlowe area, near Havelock, NC. Included are 1991 letter, 1916 blueprint property map, 1949 deed, and advertising. 1916, 1949, 1991, undated.
Box 19 Folder b Zoning ordinances for Havelock, 1966.
Box 19 Folder c Ledger containing zoning ordinances, building regulations in town of Havelock; 1974-1975, 3 items.
Box 18 Folder f Materials related to Operation Desert Storm including letters from Marines stationed in Saudi Arabia written to Ellis, photographs of Group Capt. Niall Irving of the RAF and Maj. Keith Oliver of MCAS Cherry Point, Feb. 6, 1991, issue of "Brown Side Out" (newspaper of the 1 Marine Expeditionary Force), military cartoons. 1991
Box 18 Folder g Material related to political figures: autographed photograph of Sam J. Ervin, Jr., 1990 letter from Terry Sanford, and bumper stickers for Sanford and Ross Perot. 1954, 1990.
Box 18 Folder h Material related to Magnolia Plantation in Craven Co., N.C., and Carolina Pines Golf Course that is built on part of it. 1977, 2011.
Box 19 Folder d Articles and photographs attributed to Ellis including a short story about Unicorns, Dec. 6-12, 1975 issue of "This Week's Spotlight on the East,"3 issues (Mar. 12-18, Apr. 2-8, June 18-24, 1975) of "The Shopper" (for Craven, Jones, Pamlico cos.), Oct. 1975 issue of "News From Oriental on the Neuse." Also includes a photograph of a Bombadier (tracked vehicle used in Croatan Nat. Forest) used in a "Shopper" issue. 1975, undated.
Box 19 Folder e Pamphlet on C-130 Hercules turboprop military transport aircraft, index of historical papers published by Trinity College Historical Society, and two VHS tapes. One tape shot by June Rodd shows a"Beacon of Flame" ceremony to honor troops during first Gulf War in 1991, and a march of support and rally at Havelock City Park. The other tape shot in 1992 is a NADEP (Naval Air Depot in Cherry Point) Welcome Aboard. 1991-1992,undated, 4 items.
Box 19 Folder f Lauch Faircloth 1984 NC governor campaign materials, photographs, and negatives. Lauch interview notes taken by Ellis. 1984, undated
Box 19 Folder g Restoration of Foscue Plantation House in Jones County, NC which was built ca. 1804 and is the earliest brick house built in Jones County. Included are restoration photographs, information sheets about the house and the Foscue family, correspondence with Ellis re an article he was writing about the house. 1973-1975, undated
Box 19 Folder h Correspondence from the Confederate Knights of America CKA (offshoot of Ku Klux Klan) Klavern in Cheltenham, Maryland. 1991.
Box 20 Folder a "Memories of Old Havelock, NC: Correspondence with Johnny Dean Oliver" compiled by Edward B. Ellis, Jr. 2011.
Box 20 Folder b North Carolina Political Pins and Stickers for Lauch Faircloth, John East, Jimmy Green, Richardson Preyer, Skipper Banks, Ike Andrews, Jim Gardner, Robert Morgan, Rufus Edmisten, Lee K. Allen, Tom Mylett, Beverly Perdue, and Gerald Anderson.
Box 20 Folder c North Carolina Political Pins and Stickers for Ruth Cook, Don Beaver, Jim Hunt, John Nichols, NC Delegate for Ronald Reagan, Jesse Helms, and Terry Sanford. Also 1990 and 1991 NC State Fair Media Pass pins.
Box 21 Folder a Background information on the Civil War in NC materials collected by Ellis. Some items retrieved from internet 2004-2009.
Box 21 Folder b Background information and printed sources on Union seizure of New Bern in 1862. Some items retrieved from internet 2002-2009.
Box 21 Folder c Materials on Confederate Efforts in NC; focus on area of New Bern in 1864. Some items retrieved from internet 2005-2009, undated
Box 21 Folder d Printouts of Materials about the Civil War in Eastern NC in 1863-1864. Some items retrieved from internet 2008.
Box 21 Folder e Materials associated with Union army in NC (especially around New Bern); regiment listings, army summons, naval movements. Some items retrieved from internet 2004-2009.
Box 21 Folder f Excerpts from historical publications referring to a "deserted cavalry camp" when Union Gen. Burnside's troops landed at Slocum's Creek near New Bern, N.C., on March 13, 1862. Also includes printed maps of the "camp." 2006 correspondence. Some items retrieved from internet 2009.
Box 21 Folder g Photocopies or printouts of material documenting Croatan Station in Craven Co. during Civil War; the Confederate fort there; capture of Co. A of the Fifth Rhode Island Heavy Artillery there and their fates at Andersonville Prison. Also mentioned are the forts at Havelock Station and Evan's Mill. Items retrieved from the internet 2005-2011.
Box 21 Folder h References (1862-1864) found in "The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies" to Havelock and Craven County during Civil War. Retrieved from the internet 2009.
Box 21 Folder i Materials collected re Civil War in Craven Co. Includes info. on Confederate spy Emeline Pigott, and on a Confederate drum captured by Union soldiers on the battlefield at New Bern on Mar. 14, 1862. 1992, 2008-2010.
Box 21 Folder j Five original engravings (1862, undated) of Union General Ambrose Burnside and information about him. Information re Confederate Scout Dickinson in 1864 Eastern N.C. Translated portion of Union soldier Levi Kent's journal related to New Bern March 1862. 1862, 2004-2009, undated.
Box 21 Folder k Photocopies of Harper's Weekley images of of fighting in New Bern area March 1862. Article re Kady Brownell who served with her husband's Rhode Island Infantry Company in the New Bern area. Internet article retrieved 2005.
Box 21 Folder l New Bern Civil War related items: First Day Cover for New Bern Being Captured by the Union troops in March 1862; "Prison Life Among the Rebels" (recollections of chaplain captured with 5th Rhode Island Artillery at New Bern May 1865); Photocopy of "Battle of New Bern" by Richard Iobst. 1987, 1990
Box 21 Folder m March 2006 issue of "Historic New Bern Herald" with article about March 14, 1862, battle; January 1990 "North Carolina Times (Journal of the Civil War)"; clippings (1984, undated) re Civil War.
Box 21 Folder n Print from 1865 engraving of the "Capture of Roanoke Islands, Charge of Zouaves."
Box 21 Folder o Original items primarily related to the Civil War and the antebellum period in New Bern and Craven Co., N.C including: page with engraved image of turpentine gathering in N.C.; accounting of "Shelling of Fort Anderson" on Mar. 14, 1863, told in lyric form by G. H. Sutherland; Feb. 4, 1862 invoice for supplies delivered to Wm. H. Sanford (CSA Commissary of Subsistence) at Camp Graham; 1858 letter from John D. Whitford in New Bern; 1883 broadside advertising a farm near New Bern called "Camp Palmer."
Box 22 Folder a Items related to New Bern: Historic New Bern guide books (1939, 1947), postcards, and a handout. 1939-2008, undated
Box 22 Folder b New Bern 2010 Area Guide and Business Directory; ca. 1981 booklet re New Bern put out by Craven County Industrial Development Commission.
Box 22 Folder c Special Edition of The Sun Journal, entitled "Tides"; focus on events from 1976 in New Bern, and in Craven and surrounding counties as well as some national and international events. 1976
Box 22 Folder d The Cub, March 1952; New Bern High School's newspaper.
Box 22 Folder e 2009 photocopy of "A catalogue of plants, native or naturalized, in the vicinity of New Bern, North Carolina; with remarks and synonyms" written by Hardy Bryan Croom, and posthumously published in 1837 by Dr. John Torrey.
Box 22 Folder f Programs for New Bern Civic Theater productions in 1976.
Box 22 Folder g 8" x 10" negative of Port of New Bern 1908 done by The Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Box 22 Folder h "Best of Our State," event sponsored by Our State magazine held in New Bern in 2010. Programs, and copy of remarks made by Edward Ellis.
Box 22 Folder i New Bern History 101, The Essential Facts for the Native, Newcomer, or Visitor to the Colonial Capital of North Carolina; book written by Edward Ellis. 2009
Box 22 Folder j New Bern History 101; manuscript copies with handwritten notes for the book written by Edward Ellis. 2009
Box 22 Folder k New Bern History 101; manuscript copies with handwritten notes for the book written by Edward Ellis. 2009
Box 23 Folder k Book "Whispers of the Long Departed" written by Edward B. Ellis, Jr. in 2021 documenting the untold history of Southern Craven County, N.C.
Box 22 Folder l Official Military Records for Edward Ellis, Sr.'s post-WWII service in the U.S. Naval Reserve (1946-1953). Also a few 1945 documents.
Box 23 Folder a Material related to Edward B. Ellis, Sr.'s civilian job with MCAS Cherry Point. 1956-1981.
Box 23 Folder b Post-WWII military items related to Edward B. Ellis, Sr. including among other materials a 1945 booklet "Going Back to Civilian Life," National Service Life Insurance booklet, and 1945 Unemployment Compensation Commission of N.C. booklet aimed at veterans. 1945-1950
Box 23 Folder c Additional materials related to Ellis, Sr: Marriage license, grade school certificates, issues of Civilianaire newsletter put out by Industrial Relations Dept. at MCAS Cherry Point (1960s), clippings, and photographs of Ellis and of officers at MCAS Cherry Point. 1943-1967
Box 23 Folder d Certificates earned by Edward B. Ellis, Sr., for completed courses while in the Navy and working at MCAS Cherry Point, and Commendations while at Cherry Point. 1944-1979
Box 23 Folder e Military and Civilian ID cards belonging to Edward Ellis,Sr. 1951-1953, undated
Box 23 Folder f Documents belonging to J.R. Forrest concerning the WWII service of New Bern resident Lonnie Wade Forrest (Edward Ellis, Jr.'s uncle): included are a book entitled The Seventy-First Came to Gunskirchen Lager (describes in detail and images the condition of the prisoners in the camp when liberated), Forrest's picture, and a 1946 letter written to Forrest. 1946, undated
Box 23 Folder g WWII ration books belonging to Rev. J. R. Forrest, Janice Forrest, and Edward Ellis, Sr., all of New Bern. 1942-1945
Box 23 Folder h WWII era postcards 6 postcards are from Cecil Forrest (1943, 1945) and some images are of Fort Bragg, Scott Field (Ill.) and army humor; 7 postcards are from Lonnie Forrest (1942-1944) and include some images of Fort Bragg and Camp Haan (CA); and 2 postcards are from Clifton Forrest (1942) and include an image of Air Corps humor from Kessler Field and one of a B-17-E Boeing Flying Fortress. Unused postcards are of White Lake, Fayetteville, and Camp Lejeune, all in NC. 1942-1945
Box 23 Folder i WWII correspondence (1944-1945) from Lonnie Forrest in France using V-mail. One letter (1943) from Clifton Forrest stationed in Nevada. 1943-1945
Box 23 Folder j Daughters of the Confederacy Cross of Military Service Medal posthumously awarded to Edward B. Ellis, Sr. in 1990 for his WWII service. Explanatory documents and invitation also included.
Oversize Folder os1 Original 1941 U.S. Forest Service survey map of ownership of land taken by the U.S. government for use by MCAS Cherry Point; 2 prints of digital reconstruction of this map done by Joshua R. Paulan from overlapping portions of the original map; and digital image of Paulan's map. Also prints of scans (courtesy of The State Archives of North Carolina) of N.C. State Highway and Public Works Commission Maps (1940 map with revisions from 1946, 1954, and 1959) concerning land now part of Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station; New York Times issues (December 1857, February and March 1862); photocopy of front and back covers of Havelock Journal for May 1, 1952, saluting 10 years of progress for Havelock and Cherry Point; March 1955 proposed boundaries for Havelock; and 28" x 36" reproduction of the August 1899 map of J. A. Bryan's Lands in Craven, Carteret, and Jones counties, N.C.
Oversize Folder os2 Materials related to the Havelock History Exhibit; 1975 issues of "The Shopper;" and issues of the 1987, 1988, and 1990 Havelock News (most are related to the Joel Long murder case).
Oversize Folder os3 Newspapers from Havelock Historical Files: "Arab News" (Saudi Arabia English language daily) issues January 15, 1991, and January 16, 1991; April 6, 1977 issue of Garner News; and issues of the 1972, 1976, 1982, and 1987 The Havelock Progress. 1972-1991
Oversize Folder os4 Issues of the "Carolina Farmer" newspaper--complete December 1983 issue and portions of Aug. 1983 - April 1984 issues. Ellis was editor for the North and South Carolina editions of "Carolina Farmer" at that time.
Oversize Folder os5 May 4, 1891, Map of Timber Lands and Water Privilege on Slocombs Creek in Craven Co., N.C., belonging to James A. Bryan of New Bern [map is reduced from June 1890 original by Surveyor H. A. Brown]; 1998 Poster for Camp Bryan by F. J. McDonald. Issues (Sept. 26, 1952; Dec. 5, 1952; March 22, 1957; Feb. 26, 1960; Nov. 18, 1944; July 1, 1988 Special Edition on Maj. Dennis K. Brooks, JPAO, retired) of the Cherry Point "Windsock" and an undated example of the "Windsock" in a broadsheet format. Copies of Havelock map from "The Havelock Journal" of May 1, 1952, the H.A. Marshall Map of 1899, Havelock, N.C. and Vicinity (orig. map in State Archives), and 1860 Census map showing the slave population of the South, and the New Railroad and County Map of North Carolina circa 1880; and "The way it was. . . 1941" map of Havelock published by Markey Maps. Also includes a photograph of the Cherry Point Main Gate at intersection of Roosevelt Blvd. and Highway 101 in 1967, an image of the March 14, 1862, Battle of New Bern, and a "Return to Owners for Cigarette Loading--Do Not Load With Fertilizer--Oil--Tar--Acids--Sulphur" sign from Norfolk Southern Railway Company.
Box 24 Folder a Photocopies of archaeological surveys (1994, 2002, 2003, 2004) of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point; History (1985) of MCAS Cherry Point Vicinity taken from Archaeology Resource Consultants report.
Box 24 Folder b Genealogical information related to Allways/Always family of Craven County.
Box 24 Folder c Genealogical information related to the Borden, Thorpe, and Holton families of New Bern, NC; and a brief history of New Bern.
Box 24 Folder d Photocopies of documents about Sarah Marshall Boone who was related to a Confederate spy during the Civil War.
Box 24 Folder e Photocopies of documents (1861, 1866) related to Eliza H. Borden's (Mrs. Benjamin F. Borden) attempts to receive her dower and thirds allotment from the land of her deceased previous husband Benjamin W. Thorpe. [Notes Edward Ellis: "Benjamin W. Thorpe died November 21, 1856, wife Eliza remarried to Benjamin F. Borden.]
Box 24 Folder f Photocopies of documents related to the Gorrell, Chestnut, and Williams families.
Box 24 Folder g Documents related to historical cemeteries on the property at Cherry Point.
Box 24 Folder h Documents related to churches and ministers in Havelock, N.C., and documents related to an Ownership Map of Proposed Cherry Point Marine Aviation Base (June 1941) showing landowners' names and acreage amounts.
Box 24 Folder i Information related to Cherry Point cemetery 7; historical crime in New Bern; and eminent domain seizure of land in Craven County for MCAS Cherry Point Air Station. Also includes emails with Debra Newton-Carter of Asheville, and a copy of the muster roll for Ezekiel Nottingham in the United States Colored Troops, 36th Reg., Co.G.
Box 24 Folder j Copies of letters from the 18th Century regarding William Dove, and documents and information from old newspapers related to early Craven Co. settlers including the Handcock, Slokum/Slockum/Slockom/Slocum, Lovick, Rowe, and Borden families.
Box 24 Folder k Documents and copies of newspaper articles related to farms and farmers in Craven Co., and documents related to Free African Americans in Craven Co.
Box 24 Folder l Photocopies of Craven Co. death certificates from the early 20th Century, material related to the history of Havelock and Harlowe, a photograph of Harry Strunk, and transcripts of the wills (1803, 1807) of James Hyman and Thomas Hyman who owned enslaved persons in Craven Co.
Box 25 Folder a Photocopies of documents related to the Holland family of Slocumb's Creek, New Bern, and Cravensville (Post Office) in Craven Co. and of the Bell family of Harlowe, and copies of newspapers mentioning Collins H. Hunter of Havelock and Roxboro, N.C.
Box 25 Folder b Documents related to wildlife and hunting in Havelock, and copies of early 18th Century Craven Co. legislative documents.
Box 25 Folder c A Short History of the Community of Harlowe, North Carolina and the Harlowe United Methodist Church 1829-1974; Copies of documents related to moonshine and liquor in Havelock, NC.
Box 25 Folder d Documents related to Havelock, NC land grants; copies of news articles from Havelock and Cherry Point, NC.
Box 25 Folder e Correspondence to and from Edward B Ellis, Jr.; historical materials related to Havelock, NC.
Box 25 Folder f Photographs of Moonshine Stills around Havelock, NC.
Box 25 Folder g Genealogical information related to the Hunter family of Roxboro, N.C., and copies of portions of maps (1794-1900) related to Havelock and Craven Co. and to Carteret Co., N.C.
Box 26 Folder a Documents related to the North Carolina Pulp Company who was the largest conveyor of land for the construction of the Cherry Point US Marine Corps Air Station; documents and copies of newspaper articles related to exploratory oil drilling in Havelock, NC.
Box 26 Folder b Photocopies of sections on Contentnea Monthly Meeting in Wayne Co. and Core Sound Monthly Meeting in Carteret Co. from Volume 1 of the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw. Also a printout of "the Quaker Map: From Harlowe to Mill Creek" from David Cecelski's Coastal Review online.
Box 26 Folder c Copies of newspaper articles related to creek recreation in Craven Co, NC, and related to runaway enslaved persons in Craven Co, NC; Information and documents related to the history and genealogy of the Rice Family in Havelock, NC; copies of documents related to Craven County, NC, Post Offices and postmasters.
Box 26 Folder d Documents related to Reams and Webber Lumber Camp in Craven Co, NC, mentions of Sylvester Wayne Reams and Godfrey A. Webber, brothers-in-law with Sawmill at Hancock Creek in the 1890s, and genealogy of Reams and Webber families in PA. Newspaper accounts of Godfrey being murdered by his wife's lover, Cyrus Dixon. Documents related to Craven County Schools. [notes Edward Ellis: "School Board set policy and picked school books, 47 districts up to civil war? Local committee approved bills, pay.]
Box 26 Folder e Documents related to 1840s Craven County Schools; to Havelock's namesake, British General Sir Henry Havelock; and to the Sparks family of Havelock, NC.
Box 26 Folder f Documents related to the Craven Co. timber, lumber, and sawmills. Also included are portions of oral history transcripts done by UNC-Chapel Hill that deal with Craven Co., N.C.
Box 26 Folder g Materials related to George T. Willis and his Civil War military service; List of abstracts of Craven County Wills of property, waterways and people related to Havelock, N.C.; Documents related to Walter J. Wynne Jr. and the 3rd Battalion of 398th Infantry Regiment of the 100th Division of the Seventh Army during WWII; Documents and genealogy related to Jeremiah Cherry and John Whitehead and Cherry Point, Craven Co, NC.
Box 27 Folder a Documents related to Havelock History-copies of historical material and copies of newspaper articles, a copy of "The Historical News" from March 2007; "Havelock Chamber of Commerce 2017 Area Guide and Membership Directory"; 50th anniversary Havelock Brochure; "MCAS Cherry Point Diamond Anniversary Air Show, 2007," program; program "Commemorating the 50th anniversary 1959-2009 city of Havelock" (news and shopper magazine). Also Ellis's Havelock historical data file.
Box 27 Folder b Documents related to the Havelock Schollenberger family.
Box 27 Folder c Documents related to 'Woodbridge' settlement in Craven County, NC, set up for the benefit of former slaves by the American Missionary Association, near Havelock in 1869; copies of Woodbridge deeds.
Box 27 Folder d Documents related to 'Woodbridge' settlement in Craven County, NC, set up for the benefit of former slaves by the American Missionary Association, near Havelock in1869; copies of Woodbridge deeds.
Box 27 Folder e Copies of 4 documents related to the Jacob Utley Family and Rev. Edward Bull; Documents related to Woodbridge residents, churchgoers, and the American Missionary Association; oral history transcription of son of N.C. enslaved persons narrative; Documents related to historical background of North Carolina enslaved persons; copy of notes related to Woodbridge settlers Joseph Williams and Adam Cully.
Box 27 Folder f Copies of notes and other documents related to Carrie E Waugh, a teacher at Woodbridge (1875-1878); copies of part of book "Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920" by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore.
Box 27 Folder g Copies of Horace James letters (held at American Missionary Assoc. Archives at Fisk University). James worked with the Freedmen's Bureau for Eastern District in N.C. (camps he created became James City) and was later involved in managing 2 farms in Pitt Co. with hired African American laborers.
Box 27 Folder h Documents related to Rev. William Harmon Ellis, teacher at Woodbridge (1879-1882). Copies of 19th Cen. documents related to ministers and teachers in Woodbridge, N.C., and New (or Field) Appointments for North Carolina (1870-1889) listed in American Missionary Magazine for American Missionary Association.
Box 28 Folder a Documents related to an unsuccessful attempt to buy land by Edward B Ellis, Jr., documents hold genealogical materials about the Cully Family because Eliza Annie Cully was one of the American Missionary Association settler familes at Woodbridge. Copies of census documents from the 1870 census for Township 6 of Craven Co., N.C. (post office New Bern).
Box 28 Folder b Copies of newspaper articles related to Woodbridge settlement. Copies of letters written by Woodbridge teacher Alicia S. (Blood) Brown (1873-1875) to American Missionary Association (AMA). Copies of articles from books about AMA and the Congregational Christian Church.
Box 28 Folder c Copies of documents related to Woodbridge and to the AMA. Copies of "the War Within the Confederacy: White Unionist of North Carolina" by Michael K. Honey.
Box 28 Folder d Documents related to the Dutch Colony in Havelock, N.C.
Box 28 Folder e Copies of more material about the American Missionary Assoc. from their Archives at The Amistad Research Center at Fisk Univ. in Tennessee.
Box 28 Folder f Copies of parts of "A Glorious Work": The American Missionary Association and the Black North Carolinians, 1863-1880, dissertation (1982) by Maxine Delores Jones at Florida State Univ.
Box 28 Folder g Transcript of Woodbridge chapter in Ellis's book. Materials related to "The Woodridge Mystery."
Box 28 Folder h Full text of "Tar-Heel Sketch Book, A brief Biographical Sketch of the Life and Public Acts of the Members of the General Assembly of North Carolina Session of 1879." Materials related to Rev. Edward Bull.
Box 28 Folder i Materials related to the American Missionary Association. CD (produced by www.successmatters.biz in 2004) of e-book "American Missionary Association" written in 1888.
Box 28 Folder j Copies of documents related to Rev. Edward Bull and the Bull family of Danbury, Connecticut.
Box 29 Folder a Document lists all the Edward Bull and other Woodbridge, N.C., documents at Fisk University. Included here are copies of the documents for 1868 through 1871.
Box 29 Folder b Included are copies of all the Edward Bull and other Woodbridge, N.C., documents at Fisk University for 1872.
Box 29 Folder c Included are copies of all the Edward Bull and other Woodbridge, N.C., documents held at Fisk University for 1873 through 1877.
Box 29 Folder d Documents related to and notes about Edward Bull, Ellis's Havelock Historical Data File "The Woodbridge Mystery," and notes/articles from the "Gazetteer of Craven County, N.C."
Box 29 Folder e Notes and copies of articles and letters and the official annual reports of the American Missionary Association.
Box 29 Folder f Photographic print of Rev. Edward Bull taken from N.C. Senate 1891 image (image on CD from N.C. State Archives), Edward Bull and Woodbridge-related documents and newspaper articles, genealogical notes related to Lovick and Salone Families of Craven Co., N.C., and map of Havelock (modern western Havelock) done by Simmons Surveying for Ellis with overlay of American Missionary Association's plat of Woodbridge to superimpose over it (use the stars to line up the overlay and the modern map).
Box 29 Folder g "Camp Lejeune Leathernecks", United States Marine Corps Training Center booklet written by Gertrude Carraway (Oct. 1946); Photograph of Havelock businessman Frank Russell; copy of archival photograph of Havelock Christian Church; print of historic photograph of sisters Thelma, Eloise, and Zippiette Aemsbons of Havelock; print of historic image (1953) of Fire at Canipe Buick Co. in Havelock; Marine Corps photograph of Corporal Dorothy Skagg; copy of engraving titled "New Bern", drawn by William Momberger; autograph of Graham A. Barden, member of Congress from North Carolina; and A Crusade of Brotherhood blotter from the American Missionary Association.
Box 29 Folder h Postcards of African Americans titled "Old Time Wood Sawyer New Bern," "Off for a Joy Ride near New Bern, NC," "Seven up in Dixieland," and Souvenir Folder of postcards (postmarked 1915) titled "Greetings from the Sunny South" which depicts African Americans working with cotton, logging, turpentine, sugarcane, or watermelons and at their homes; copy of photograph titled "Agricultural Peasant of the Black Belt"; Copy of map of Southeast U.S.; a booklet titled "We Have this treasure-Part I-An Historical Sketch, 1878-1952, Part II-A Program Analysis, 1952-1956" of the First Methodist Church, Havelock, North Carolina by Harvey Langill Watson; Share Purchase certificates for Havelock Land Company of New Bern, NC,(1925) and for Great Lake Drilling Company of New Bern, NC,(1925) and for Lawrence O'Bryan Branch for Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company (1853); info on Lawrence O'Bryan Branch.
Box 30 Folder a Havelock Area News Items: Documentation for "Whispers of the Long Departed: Untold History of Southern Craven County, NC," by Edward Ellis.
Box 30 Folder b Havelock Area News Items: Documentation for "Whispers of the Long Departed: Untold History of Southern Craven County, NC," by Edward Ellis.
Box 30 Folder c Havelock Area News Items: Documentation for "Whispers of the Long Departed: Untold History of Southern Craven County, NC," by Edward Ellis.
Box 30 Folder d Havelock Area News Items: Documentation for "Whispers of the Long Departed: Untold History of Southern Craven County, NC," by Edward Ellis.
Box 29 Folder e Havelock Area News Items: Documentation for "Whispers of the Long Departed: Untold History of Southern Craven County, NC," by Edward Ellis.
Box 30 Folder f Documents related to Ellis's research in 2016 into past commercial activity on property owned by Cherry Branch Partners along US 70 West of Havelock.
Box 31 Folder a Ephemera related to the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and the inauguration of George W. Bush as President where Ellis was a special guest of the delegation from the territory of Guam via his brother-in-law Juan Carolos Benitez; and "The Taj Magazine" 1994, a special issue on Lucknow which includes information on Sir Henry Havelock and the 1857 battle at Lucknow.
Box 31 Folder b Ephemera related to Lions Clubs internationally donated by Curtis Bare in 1989 including pins from Ontario and New Brunswick, Canada, and flags from Havelock New Zealand and Havelock North.
Box 31 Folder c Thirty color slides related to Cherry Point Marine Air Base and Havelock; CD titled "Flying Marines at Cherry Point" done by Ellis (2011) for Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation; postcards of New Bern, N.C.: Rhem House, Henderson House, and Mulberry House; photograph of Rose Bros. Furniture store by Charles H. Markey Advertising-Printing in New Bern; and photograph of the Craven County Farmers Club (May 7, 1926) taken at Jim Becton Farm on Adams Creek (accompanying printouts from microfilm of newspapers reveal that they took the Cutter Pamlico to the farm).
Box 31 Folder d Negatives of old Havelock donated by Dr. Jack Dudley of Morehead City and prints provided by Ellis: topics include Robert L. Rose Motor Co., Parker Motors Billboard, Cities Service Station, Colonial Store sign, Western Auto Store, Rose Motel, and the original building of Annunciation Catholic Church.
Box 31 Folder e Thank-you notes and cards of congratulation, well wishes, and birthday wishes sent to Ellis and letters regarding his work as the Havelock News editor. 1988-1993.
Box 31 Folder f Photographs related to Ellis Publishing Company. Negatives (4"x5", 7"x9") and photocopy of photograph of Sir Henry Havelock.
Box 31 Folder g 1946 booklet for Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station; clippings re Ellis and of articles in the Havelock News about Ellis; newspaper articles related to Edward Ellis and Havelock history; letter from Ellis to Joshua R. Paulan re Paulan's digital work on the Cherry Point Property Map; documents related to Ellis's work as the publisher of the Havelock News; biographical information about Ellis; Program for his talk on his 2009 publication "Historic Images of Havelock and Cherry Point"; and "It's a Snap," the NC Seat Belts for Safety Newsletter (spring 1988) with an article by Ellis.
Box 32 Publication "Whispers of the Long Departed: Untold History of Southern Craven County, NC" written by Edward B. Ellis, Jr. in 2021.