Elbridge G. & Julia Catherine Harvey McDaniel Collection

1830-1952, undated (bulk 1877-1924)
Manuscript Collection #1103
Creator(s)
McDaniel, Julia Catherine (Julia Catherine "Miss Kate" McDaniel)
Physical description
1.65 Cubic Feet, 3 boxes, 2 oversize folders, correspondence, ephemera, photographic prints, manuscript volumes and oversize materials
Preferred Citation
Elbridge G. & Julia Catherine Harvey McDaniel Collection (#1103), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

1.65 cubic feet; Collection (1830-1952) including correspondence, ephemera, photographic prints, manuscript volumes & oversized materials, relating to the McDaniel, Harvey, and related families of Kinston and Trenton in Jones & Lenoir Counties, North Carolina, including materials related to the family's real estate holdings, business and social life, church activities, and children's educations.


Biographical/historical information

The Harvey, McDaniel, and related families were from the North Carolina counties of Lenoir and Jones. Matt Harvey married Elizabeth Chapman and had five children; Mary in 1862, Joseph in 1863, Julia Catherine in 1865, John Richard in 1870 and Bessie in 1879. Julia Catherine married Elbridge G. McDaniel, and they had two daughters, Julia ("Miss Kate") in 1891 and Mildred in 1893. Both sisters attended Hollins Institute, a women's college, in Hollins, Virginia. Their father, Matt Harvey died circa 1897. Mildred married O. Samuel Fowle Linton and they had four children. The couple later divorced. For more details, see the container list.


Scope and arrangement

The bulk of the collection documents Julia McDaniel and her immediate family. Among the correspondence is discussion regarding the education of Julia McDaniel's two daughters in primary school, Hollins Institute and through music lessons. Much of this is from the time period when Mildred and Kate were attending the Hollins Institute. Also present is correspondence between Julia and her brother. This mainly concerns Julia's money matters, real estate and banking business done on her behalf by her brother. Also mentioned is local happenings and the price of cotton. Apparently, Julia had moved to Virginia at some point. Most likely, this was after her husband passed away. Also present are letters to Julia from her mother "Lizzie" (in Vanceboro), aunt Minnie (also in Vanceboro) and her sister Bessie who speaks of visiting her by train. Much of the conversations revolve around gardening, other local chores and the weather. Other letters received are from the Bank of Kinston (money owed, land to sell, etc.), Mrs. Helen Rountree Kennedy (music teacher), J. A. Smith in Trenton, North Carolina (rented a store from Julia, Thomas D. Warren in New Bern (Julia's attorney, handling estate, tax, and property matters for her. He was also a member of the State House of Representatives) and Dr. Joseph H. Foy, then Principal at Patrick Henry Public School in St. Louis. Dr. Foy taught Julia as a child, and also makes the following remark regarding the differences in climates in one of his letters.

This climate is far superior to that of Eastern N.C. I have not seen a dozen 'chills' since I reached this state. No member of my family has had one. I lost three children in N.C., came near losing two, and would, in all probability, have lost them had I not luckily decided to go west.

Also present are an assortment of financial records related to the family's general merchandise company, J. R. Harvey & Company. The company was located in Grifton, North Carolina, and was overseen by Julia's brother, John Harvey. Other financial records are from the Bank of Kinston and Citizens Savings Bank (also in Kinston, Hollins Institute (educational expenses). Also included in the collection are property records, bonds, mortgages, liens, tax receipts, uncollectible debt accounts, legal records and store ledgers. A small amount of these relate to Morgan County, Georgia and the North Carolina counties of Jones and Lenoir. Also included the will of Elbridge G. McDaniel, Julia's husband, sent from an attorney in 1897. Ephemeral items include programs and invitations for weddings and graduations. For more details, please see the container list below.


Administrative information
Custodial History

August 1, 2007 601 items, 1.65 cubic feet; Collection (1830-1926, undated [Bulk: 1877-1924]) including correspondence, ephemera, photographic prints, manuscript volumes & oversized materials, relating to the McDaniel, Harvey, and related families of Kinston and Trenton in Jones & Lenoir Counties, North Carolina, including materials related to the family's real estate holdings, business and social life, church activities, and children's education. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Lt. Col. John H. Linton

Source of acquisition

Gift of Lt. Col. John H. Linton

Processing information

Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 3, 2008

Processed by

Dr. Jonathan Dembo, May 2007

Virginia Dodd May 2010

Dale Sauter August 2010

Copyright notice

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


Related material

Julia Catherine "Miss Kate" McDaniel Collection (Manuscript Collection #1102)

John H. Linton Papers (Manuscript Collection #1097)


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Anderson, Mary Gooch, Richmond, VA. Letter to Mrs. J. C. McDaniel (1915) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder b Archbell, Lillie, Kinston, NC. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1888, 1902) 2 items. 9 p. Note: Transcript included
Box 1 Folder c Aycock, C. B., Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC. Letter to Mrs. McDaniel (1901) TLS. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Thanks Mrs. McDaniel for gift of home-grown lemon
Box 1 Folder d Beatty, Maude, Tarboro, NC. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1913) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder e Bessie. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1923) 1 item. 3 p
Box 1 Folder f Connie "Cousin Connie", Trenton, NC. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1909) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder g Conrad [?], Sharpe, Buffalo, NY. Letter to Miss Julia Catherine "Miss Kate" McDaniel (1924) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder h Dixon, D. J., Dixon Brothers General Merchandise, Trenton, NC. Letters to Mrs. J. C. McDaniel (1911-1912) 2 items. 6 p
Box 1 Folder i Dixon, Melia, Wallace, NC. Letter to Mrs. J. C. McDaniel (1905) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder j Faulconer, Sallie E. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1923) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder k Fleming, P. H., Greensboro NC. Letter to Julia Catherine "Miss Kate" McDaniel (1916) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder l Foscue, M. W., Trenton, NC. Letter to Mr. J. R. Harvey (1910) 1 item. 1 p. Note: Concerns sale of McDaniel house in Trenton
Box 1 Folder m Foy, Joseph H. (Dr.), St. Louis, MO. Letters to Mrs. Julia Harvey McDaniel (1899, 1910, 1912, 1914) 4 items. 17 p. Note: Includes transcript of 1899 letter
Box 1 Folder n Harvey, Bessie, Greensboro, NC. Letters to Mrs. Julia C. McDaniel. (1910, 1914, n.d.) 4 items. 16 p. Note: Bessie Harvey was Mrs. McDaniel's sister
Box 1 Folder o Harvey, C. F., Cashier, First National Bank, Kinston, NC. Letters to J. R. Harvey (1908) 2 items. 7 p
Box 1 Folder p Harvey, E. J. "Lizzie", Vanceboro, NC. Letters to Dear Jule (1883-1901) 4 items. 8 p. Note: E. J. Harvey was Mrs. McDaniel's mother; includes transcripts
Box 1 Folder q Harvey, J. B. (Mrs.) "Aunt Minnie", Vanceboro, NC. Letters to Mrs. J. C. McDaniel (1909) 2 items. 6 p
Box 1 Folder r Harvey, John, Holland. Letter to Bessie Harvey (ca. 1952) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder t Harvey, Matthew. Obituary card (1900) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder u Harvey, O. Y., Vanceboro, NC. Letter to Julia Catherine McDaniel (1920) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder v Hollins Institute, Hollins, VA. Letters to Mrs. J. C. McDaniel (1908-1910) 8 items. 13 p. Note: Mrs. McDaniel's daughters, Mildred and Julia Catherine "Kate" both attended Hollins
Box 1 Folder w Inez, Wauchula, FL. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1910) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder x Invitations Received (1910-1923, n.d.) 10 items. 25 p
Box 1 Folder y Y., B., Battalion, A & M College. Letter to Mrs. McDaniel (n.d.) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder z J., L. E., New Bern, NC. Letter to "Dear Niece" (n.d.) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder za Jamison, M. C., Charlotte, NC. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1913) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder zb Kennedy, Helen R., Kinston, NC. Letter to Julia Catherine "Miss Kate" McDaniel (1904-1909, 1924) 10 items. 12 p. Note: Helen Kennedy taught music to Kate & Mildred McDaniel
Box 1 Folder zc Kinston Collegiate Institute (1882, 1994) 3 items. 3 p. Note: Clippings & broadsides
Box 1 Folder zd Krager, Mabel C., Baltimore, MD. Letter to Mrs. J. McDaniel (1916) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder ze Lindsey, Kate S., Southport, NC. Letter to Mrs. Julia, Kate & Mildred McDaniel (1916) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder zf Maude, Trenton, NC. Letter to Julia Catherine McDaniel (1920) 1 item. 4 p
Box 1 Folder zg McDaniel, Julia Catherine "Miss Kate", LaGrange, NC. Letters to "Dear Mamma" (1909, 1923) 6 items. 8 p. Note: "Miss Kate" was Julia Catherine Harvey McDaniel's daughter
Box 1 Folder zh McDaniel, Mildred, Richmond, VA; Jacksonville, FL; Washington, NC; Goldsboro, NC; Vanceboro, NC, etc. Letters to Mrs. Julia C. McDaniel (1912, 1917, 1919, n.d.) 7 items. 18 p. Note: Mildred McDaniel was Julia Catherine Harvey McDaniel's daughter
Box 1 Folder zi Mears, Lizzie H., Preston Heights, VA. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1909) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder zj Memory Book [Incomplete] with sentiments of John S. Powers, Richard H. Lewis & J. R., Goldsboro & Trenton, NC (1882) 1 item. 3 p. Note: First & last pages missing
Box 1 Folder zk Pollock, James B., Trenton, NC. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1911) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder zl Rudd, Sara G., Trenton, NC. Letter to Mrs. Julia C. McDaniel (1911) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder zm S., B. H., Hollins College, VA. Letter to Mildred McDaniel (1909) 1 item. 5 p
Box 1 Folder zn Smith, J. A., Trenton, NC. Letter to Mrs. Julia C. McDaniel (1904-1906) 4 items. 8 p. Note: Mr. Smith rented a store from Mrs. McDaniel
Box 1 Folder zo Smith, May N., Baltimore, MD. Letter to Mrs. J. C. McDaniel (1917) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder zp Spencer, L., Melbourne, FL. Letter to Miss Kate McDaniel (1924) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder zq Spicey, Middleboro, MA. Letter to Missus Julie (1889) 1 item. 3 p. Note: Letter from a former servant girl writing from her new position; Letter was written for her by her new mistress Mrs. James E. Pierce. Includes transcript
Box 1 Folder zr Tolson, Ella Brown, Detroit, MI. Letter to Mrs. Julia C. McDaniel (1915) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder zs Trask, Mary E., Omulsee, OK. Letters to Mrs. McDaniel (1909-1910, 1912) 3 items. 4 p
Box 1 Folder zt Walker, Lula, Bedford, VA. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1916) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder zu Warren, Isabel, Trenton, NC. Letter to Mrs. Julia McDaniel (1911) 1 item. 3 p. Note: "My Dear Aunt Julia"
Box 1 Folder zv Warren, Thomas D., New Bern, NC. Letters to Mrs. Julia C. McDaniel (1904-1911) 38 items. 53 p. Note: Warren was Mrs. McDaniel's attorney and handled estate, tax, and property matters for her. He was also a member of the State House of Representatives
Box 2 Folder a Bank Books: Bank of Kinston & Citizens Savings Bank, Kinston, NC (1901-1906) 3 items. 32 p
Box 2 Folder b Ephemera: Postcards, Greeting Cards, Flower Seed Packets, Printing plates, etc. (n.d.) 20 items. 26 p
Box 2 Folder c First National Bank of Kinston File (1917-1924) 10 items. 10 p
Box 2 Folder d Grocery Expenses File (1908-1913) 28 items. 28 p
Box 2 Folder e Hollins College Expenses File (1908-1912) 11 items. 13 p. Note: Both Mrs. McDaniel's daughters attended Hollins during this period
Box 2 Folder f Insurance Expenses File (1894-1923) 53 items. 66 p. Note: Life and Fire insurance on family, home & store. See also oversized folder
Box 2 Folder g Kinston Graded Schools Receipts File (1906-1908) 5 items. 6 p. Note: Both Mrs. McDaniel's daughters attended Hollins during this period
Box 2 Folder h Miscellaneous Receipts File (1893-1919, n.d.) 81 items. 117 p
Box 2 Folder i National Bank of New Bern File (1901-1904) 3 items. 10 p
Box 2 Folder j Property Records (Bonds, Liens, Mortgages, etc.) File (1830-1903) 90 items. 118 p. Note: Includes documents relating to Morgan County, Georgia; Jones County & Lenoir County, NC
Box 2 Folder k Store Accounts File (ca. 1891-1915) including income, rent, taxes, debts, etc. 27 items. 31 p
Box 2 Folder l Tax Receipts File: Kinston Twp.; Trenton Twp., & Lenoir County, NC (1881-1921) 47 items. 71 p
Box 2 Folder m Uncollectible Debt Accounts File (1883-1907 21 items. 23 p
Box 2 Folder n Photograph of a house with two people in the yard. Reverse side says Miss Rose Quinely
Box 3 Folder a Elbridge G. McDaniel Portrait & Case (ca. 1880s) Black & White. Ambrotype. 3.5" x 4" 1 item. 2 p
Box 3 Folder b Julia Catherine Harvey McDaniel Portrait & Case (ca. 1880s) Black & White. Ambrotype. 3.5" x 4" 1 item. 2 p
Box 3 Folder c Julia Catherine Harvey McDaniel Portrait & Case (ca. 1880s) Black & White. Ambrotype. 3.5" x 4" 1 item. 2 p
Box 3 Folder d Julia Catherine Harvey McDaniel Portrait & Case (ca. 1880s) Black & White. Ambrotype. 3.5" x 4" 1 item. 2 p
Box 4 Folder a Justice's Civil & Criminal Docket, Trenton Twp., Jones County, North Carolina (1888-1889) nos. 1-6, 1-2. 1 vol. 16 p. used of 129 p
Box 4 Folder b Miss Lizzie Chapman's Album of Memories (ca. 1855-1864) Swift Creek, Greenville, Pitt County; New Bern, Lenoir County; Belleview, Beaufort County, NC. 1 vol. 109 p
Box 4 Folder c Miss Mollie Chapman's Album of Gems (ca. 1856-1857) Greenville, Pitt County & New Bern, Lenoir County, NC. 1 vol. 119 p
Box 4 Folder d Store Ledger (1883-1884) 1 vol. 125 p
Box 4 Folder e Store Ledger (1884-1892) 1 vol. 150 p
Folder os1 Jones County deeds and accounts (1881-1892) 4 items. 6 p.; William J. Bell - Elbridge G. McDaniel mortgage agreement, Carteret County, NC (1891) 1 item. 1 p. ; Deed of Conveyance and Power of Attorney (1830) to Adam C. Suffolk, Morgan County, Georgia. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Gov. George R. Gilmer. Fragile. Torn. Text missing
Folder os2 Insurance Policies (1891-1926) 16 items. 79 p