Grigg T. Tyson Papers

1870-1952, 1917-1926
Manuscript Collection #1023
Creator(s)
Tyson, Grigg T.
Physical description
0.87 Cubic Feet, 58 items , financial papers, correspondence, maps, surveys, photographic print, genealogical materials, estate records and agricultural records
Preferred Citation
Grigg T. Tyson Papers (#1023), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Papers of Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, North Carolina farmer and justice of the peace, including bills, receipts, letters, maps, plats, & surveys, photographic print, writings, genealogical accounts, estate records, and agricultural records.


Biographical/historical information

Grigg T. Tyson Sr. was a Justice of the Peace of Beaver Dam Township and a farmer in Farmville, North Carolina. Tyson was very involved in his community receiving commission as Justice of the Peace of Beaver Dam Township in 1881. He was also a member of The National Minute Men Committee of the Democratic National Committee, a member of the 4-H Club. Tyson also collected a record the Regiment of Militia for Pitt County for the 18th day of November 1773. In fact, Tyson was well known in his community for researching genealogy, particularly that of the Joyner family.


Scope and arrangement

Tyson's papers include bills and receipts, his commission as Justice of the Peace, commission as a member of the National Minute Men Committee of the Democratic National Committee and accounts of the descendants of John Joyner and his wife Annie and a field return of the regiment of militia for Pitt County at a General Muster the 18th day of November, 1912. Also included is a tintype photograph believed to be of Tyson, letters to and from ladies, cancelled checks and statements from the National Bank of Greenville. In addition, present is Tyson genealogy, a writing in opposition to a proposed road bonds issue in Farmville, NC, as well as an account of Tyson's childhood and early life. Grigg T. Tyson Jr.'s final estate account and cancelled checks and statements from the National Bank of Greenville NC are also present.

The papers range from 1870-1952 with the bulk of the papers dating between 1917 and 1926. The agricultural log book contains the accounting records of the Tyson farm as well as several loose leaf papers relating to international events. These items include a page from History of the World War, a photo of Clark Gable, press bulletin # 112 of the N.C. Geological and Economic Survey, documentation of 4-H Club meetings held in January 1939, bulletin # 101 of Western Livestock Insurance Company and Mutual of Life Insurance Company of New York. The agricultural log itself serves as a source on dealing with domesticated animals, including how to feed, milk, slaughter, medically treat and sell the animals. The agricultural log also suggests how to keep good finical records on a farm.

Maps in the collection document Tyson's property and adjacent properties, a survey for a new road running from Williams Old Mill to Farmville, N.C. and a surveys of Gum Branch completed in 1887 and 1916. For more details, please see the container list.


Administrative information
Custodial History

February 2, 2005, 45 items, 0.87 cubic feet; Papers (1870-1952 Bulk: 1917-1926) of a Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, North Carolina farmer and justice of the peace, including bills, receipts, letters, maps, plats, & surveys, photographic print, writings, genealogical accounts, estate records, and agricultural records. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.

Processing information

Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008

Processed by Brittany Paige Bryant April 2006

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 Bills & Receipts (1883) 2 items. 2 p
Box 1 Folder b Bills & Receipts (1922, 1926) 5 items. 8p
Box 1 Folder c National Bank of Greenville, Greenville, NC. G. T. Tyson, Sr. Cancelled checks & statements (March-Oct 1922) 6 items. 76 p
Box 1 Folder d National Bank of Greenville, Greenville, NC. G. T. Tyson, Jr. Cancelled checks & statements (Oct.-Dec. 1922) 3 items. 56 p
Box 1 Folder e Tax Receipts, Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, NC (1905-1920) 11 items 11 p
Box 1 Folder f Be Shy of Bonds[written in opposition to proposed Road Bonds issue Farmville, NC] by G.T. Tyson (ca. 1919) 1 item. 1p
Box 1 Folder g Darling Please Except [sic] This [poem] by Grigg T. Tyson, Farmville, NC (3/22/1879) 1 item 1 p
Box 1 Folder h Yea Olden Times, For the Constitution [Account of Childhood & Early Life, 1818-1840s] by G.T. Tyson (1889) 1 item 7p Note: page 4 missing
Box 1 Folder i Clippings (ca. 1917-1919) 2 items 2p
Box 1 Folder j Letters to and from ladies (1870,1884) 2 items. 2 p
Box 1 Folder k Descendants of John Joyner and Wife Annie, ca. 1740-1782, by Grigg T. Tyson (ca. 1899) 1 item 2 p
Box 1 Folder l Tyson, T. B. Letter to G.T. Tyson, re: Tyson genealogy (7/12/1920) TLS. 1 item 4 p
Box 1 Folder m Field Return of the Regiment of Militia for Pitt County at General Muster the 18th Day of November 1773 (n.d) [From Ms Records of Office of Secretary of State, Vol. IX, p__] Holograph coy. 1 item 2 p
Box 1 Folder o G.T. Tyson, Jr. Estate Final Account (11/28/1952) 1 item. 2 p. Carbon typescript
Box 1 Folder p Loose papers from Agricultural Log Book [Accounting records; History of the World War pg. 665-666; photocopy of Clark Gable with signature; Press Bulletin #112 of the NC Geological & Economic Survey (9/25/1913); Schedule for 4-H club meetings in Jan. (1/2/1939); letter from John to his Brother (9/28/1922); Accounting records; Receipts from Hub Hardware Company (11/29/1922); Receipt (11/24/1922); Bulletin # 101 of Western Livestock Insurance Company, Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York-received Premium of Grigg T. Tyson, policy #2838, 794 (12/24/1912) 11 items. 18 p
Box 2 Folder a Commission as member of the National Minute men Committee of the Democratic National Committee for Grigg T. Tyson (1912) 1item 1p
Box 2 Folder b Commission as Justice of the Peace, Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, NC for Grigg T. Tyson (6/11/1881) 1item 1p. Note: Signed by Gov. Thomas J. Jarvis
Box 2 Folder c Map of G.T. Tyson Farm, Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, NC (May 1914). 1"= 500' by Jarvis B. Harding, CE. 1 item 1 p
Box 2 Folder d Survey for a New Road from Williams old mill to Farmville, NC (12/18/1901) No scale. Survey by Robert Washington, Ayden, NC. 1 item 1 p
Box 2 Folder e Plot & Note of Mr. James Cobb's land, formerly part of the Smith lands, on Gum Branch (4/21/1887). 16 poles = 1". P. Matthews, Surveyor, Greenville, NC. Survey & Plat of 89 acres of land of Gum Branch (4/17/1916) Thomas Cotton, Surveyor, Greenville, NC. No scale. 2 items 2 p
Box 2 Folder f Agricultural Log Book, G.T. Tyson Farm (1917-1924) 1 vol. 491 p. Note: only 46 p. used
Box 2 Folder os1 Map Showing G. T. Tyson's & Adjacent Properties (undated) Tracing. No Scale. 1 item 1 p