George Washington's Visit to North Carolina Collection, ca. 1987-2004

Manuscript Collection #1035

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: George Washington's Visit to North Carolina Collection
    Creator:
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (ca. 1987 – 2004) of maps, photographs, correspondence, genealogical research on the descendents of Shadrack Allen, Sr., newspaper clippings, photocopies, and other printed sources, including transcriptions of manuscript materials, concerning President George Washington’s historic “Southern Tour” of 1791, focusing especially on those events occurring in Pitt County, North Carolina.
    Extent: 0.05 Cubic feet, 22 items , maps, photographs, correspondence and genealogical research
  • Description
     

    The collection contains various materials, including photographic images, correspondence, genealogical research, gravestone records, maps, reports, clippings and photocopies. The photographs (2004) are of the Shadrack Allen, Sr. home site near “Crown Point”, near Greenville, NC where Washington may have stayed. The correspondence (August 31, 2004 – December 8, 2004) consists of several e-mails regarding the Allen home site and family. The genealogical research and gravestone records (1960) concern the descendants of Shadrack, Allen, Sr. The maps (1994) depict various areas of eastern and coastal North Carolina. The reports pertain to George Washington’s Pitt County tour and a brief history of the Penny Hill Plantation and the Thigpen Family (November 20, 1987). In addition, the collections includes a paper copy of the electronic edition (2001) of William Attmore’s “Journal of a Tour to North Carolina,” and a copy of Archibald Henderson’s book, Washington’s Southern Tour, 1791 (1923).

    Also present is a document titled “Washington’s Southern Tour of 1791,” which documents Betty Ray McCain’s public address (February 21, 1993) to the Capital City Club in Raleigh, N.C. for the North Carolina Society’s Washington’s Birthday Celebration. Also included is a copy of Robert Selig’s “Putting the Washington-Rochambeau Trail on the Map” (2003) from the Spring 2003 issue of Flintlock & Powderhorn. Other articles include “By George” (8/26/2001) by Jane Welborn Hudson, discussing places in Pitt County where George Washington is known to have stopped during his visit, “Historical Society Elects Officers” (6/30/1960), about the election of new officers to the Pitt County Historical Society and an article from Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly (February, 1996) documenting the proceedings of the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A. Masons, Raleigh, on January 10, 1902 concerning George Washington’s visit to Pitt County. Also present are a number of clippings from The Daily Reflector newspaper (September, 1960) covering Senator John F. Kennedy’s stop in Pitt County during his Presidential campaign tour.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    The collection concerns research attempting to document key points traveled by George Washington during his visit to Pitt County, North Carolina in 1791.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    April 27, 2005 0.05 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1987-2004) of maps, photographs, correspondence, genealogical research on the descendants of Shadrack Allen, Sr., newspaper clippings, photocopies, and other printed sources, including transcriptions of manuscript materials, concerning President George Washington's historic "Southern Tour" of 1791, focusing especially those events occurring in Pitt County, North Carolina, compiled by the donor for an article to be published The Chronicles of Pitt County, Vol. 2 (Pitt County Historical Society, 2005). Donor: W. Keats Sparrow

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of W. Keats Sparrow

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    George Washington's Visit to North Carolina Collection (#1035), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Lindsay Flood, March 28, 2008

    Processed by James R. Wils April 2007


Preliminary Inventory

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Correspondence
     

    • Box 1
       
      • Folder a
         
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (8/31/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 2)
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (9/1/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 3)
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (9/4/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 4)
        Marble, Martha. E-mail (9/7/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 5)
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (9/8/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 6)
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (9/11/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 7)
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (12/8/2004) to Keats Sparrow RE: Forbes Cemetary. 1 item. 1 p. (item 8)
  • Genealogical Material
     

    • Box 1
       
      • Folder a
         
        Genealogical Record (undated) of the Descendents of Shadrack Allen, Sr. [Abbreviated Version]. 1 item. 6 p. (item 9)
        Genealogical Record (undated) of the Descendents of Shadrack Allen, Sr. [Full Version]; also a Report, (undated) "Shiloh Farm" pertaining to the Blount-Brown-Smith House of Pitt County. 2 items. 10 p. (item 10)
        Pitt County Gravestone Records (1960) for Sarah Hanrahan, et al. Compiled by Jeannette Cox St. Amend, Wilmington, NC. 1 items. 2 p. (item 11)
  • Clippings & Photocopies
     

    • Box 1
       
      • Folder a
         
        McCain, Betty Ray. "Washington's Southern Tour of 1791." (2/21/1993) Transcript of Address to Capital City Club, Raleigh, NC for the NC Society's Washington's Birthday Celebration. 1 item. 3 p. (item 15)
        Selig, Robert. "Putting the Washington-Rochambeau Trail on the Map." (2003) Photocopies of Magazine Article from Flintlock & Powderhorn Spring 2003 issue. 1 item. 3 p. (item 16)
        Hudson, Jane Welborn. "By George." (8/26/2001) Newspaper Article from the Daily Reflector. 1 item. 3 p. (item 17)
        "Historical Society Elects Officers." (6/30/1960) Photocopy of Newspaper Article. 1 item. 1 p. (item 18)
        Excerpt from the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge; A.F. and A. Masons of North Carolina at Raleigh on January 10, 1902, (February, 1996) RE: George Washington's Visit to Pitt County. PCGQ. 1 item. 2 p. [Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly] (item 19)
        Attmore, William. "Journal of a Tour to North Carolina." (2001) Electronic Edition. 1 item. 25 p. (item 20)
        Henderson, Archibald. Photocopied Manuscript (1923) of Washington's Southern Tour 1791; also Photocopies (9/1/1960 - 9/16/1960) of Articles from the Daily Reflector RE: Senator John Kennedy's Campaign Visit to Pitt County. 2 items. 61 p. (item 21)

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Preliminary Inventory

  • Correspondence
     

    • Box 1
       
      • Folder a
         
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (8/31/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 2)
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (9/1/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 3)
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (9/4/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 4)
        Marble, Martha. E-mail (9/7/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 5)
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (9/8/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 6)
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (9/11/2004) to Liz Sparrow RE: Shadrack Allen House and Family. 1 item. 1 p. (item 7)
        Kittrell, Bill. E-mail (12/8/2004) to Keats Sparrow RE: Forbes Cemetary. 1 item. 1 p. (item 8)
  • Genealogical Material
     

    • Box 1
       
      • Folder a
         
        Genealogical Record (undated) of the Descendents of Shadrack Allen, Sr. [Abbreviated Version]. 1 item. 6 p. (item 9)
        Genealogical Record (undated) of the Descendents of Shadrack Allen, Sr. [Full Version]; also a Report, (undated) "Shiloh Farm" pertaining to the Blount-Brown-Smith House of Pitt County. 2 items. 10 p. (item 10)
        Pitt County Gravestone Records (1960) for Sarah Hanrahan, et al. Compiled by Jeannette Cox St. Amend, Wilmington, NC. 1 items. 2 p. (item 11)
  • Clippings & Photocopies
     

    • Box 1
       
      • Folder a
         
        McCain, Betty Ray. "Washington's Southern Tour of 1791." (2/21/1993) Transcript of Address to Capital City Club, Raleigh, NC for the NC Society's Washington's Birthday Celebration. 1 item. 3 p. (item 15)
        Selig, Robert. "Putting the Washington-Rochambeau Trail on the Map." (2003) Photocopies of Magazine Article from Flintlock & Powderhorn Spring 2003 issue. 1 item. 3 p. (item 16)
        Hudson, Jane Welborn. "By George." (8/26/2001) Newspaper Article from the Daily Reflector. 1 item. 3 p. (item 17)
        "Historical Society Elects Officers." (6/30/1960) Photocopy of Newspaper Article. 1 item. 1 p. (item 18)
        Excerpt from the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge; A.F. and A. Masons of North Carolina at Raleigh on January 10, 1902, (February, 1996) RE: George Washington's Visit to Pitt County. PCGQ. 1 item. 2 p. [Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly] (item 19)
        Attmore, William. "Journal of a Tour to North Carolina." (2001) Electronic Edition. 1 item. 25 p. (item 20)
        Henderson, Archibald. Photocopied Manuscript (1923) of Washington's Southern Tour 1791; also Photocopies (9/1/1960 - 9/16/1960) of Articles from the Daily Reflector RE: Senator John Kennedy's Campaign Visit to Pitt County. 2 items. 61 p. (item 21)

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