Douglas P. Williams Collection

1890
Manuscript Collection #998
Creator(s)
Jarvis, Thomas Jordan, 1836-1915
Physical description
0.003 Cubic Feet, 1 item
Preferred Citation
Douglas P. Williams Collection (#998), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions


Biographical/historical information

Thomas J. Jarvis was born on January 18, 1836 in Jarvisburg, North Carolina to Bannister Hardy Jarvis and Elizabeth Daley. He served in the Civil War and became a teacher, lawyer and politician. As advocates for white supremacy, he and his wife Mary Woodson were sympathetic and had connections to the Ku Klux Klan. In 1898, he also played a significant role in promoting white supremacy during the NC state elections. Jarvis is best known for being one of the founders of East Carolina Teachers Training School, which later became East Carolina University. ECTTT originally aimed to bolster literacy and the white vote while excluding others. Jarvis passed away in Greenville in June 17, 1915.


Scope and arrangement

The collection contains photocopies of an 1890 letter from Thomas Jordan Jarvis, Greenville, NC to Horace P. Gates, New York, NY, tentatively accepting Gates' invitation to meet Civil War veterans of the Roanoke Island campaign at their reunion in New York. Jarvis shares that he surrendered to the military authorities of the United States and took the Oath Allegiance after the war. He then describes his service and experiences during the war.


Administrative information
Custodial History

March 24, 2004, 1 item, 0.003 cubic feet; Letter (2/1/1890) from Thomas Jordan Jarvis, dated Greenville, NC to Horace P. Gates, New York, NY, tentatively accepting Gates' invitation to meet Civil War veterans of the Roanoke Island campaign at their reunion in New York, and recounting his own service during the war; and dealer's note on verso of p. 10. Holograph. Donor: Douglas P. Williams

Source of acquisition

Gift of Douglas P. Williams

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, March 17, 2008

Processed by Aleck Tan, February 2020

Processed by Aleck Tan, February 2020

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Letter (2/1/1980) from Thomas Jordan Jarvis to Horace P. Gates, 1890

Letter dated 2/1/1890 from Thomas J. Jarvis to Horace P. Gates regarding his experiences during the Civil war and Gates' invitation to meet Civil War veterans of the Roanoke Island campaign at their reunion in New York