Alice Morgan Person Collection

1878-1943, 2004-2008, undated
Manuscript Collection #1116
Creator(s)
Person, Alice Morgan, 1840-1943
Physical description
5.156 Cubic Feet, 702 items
Preferred Citation
Alice Morgan Person Collection (#1116), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions


Administrative information
Custodial History

October 19, 2007, (unprocessed) 6 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Collection (1913, 2007, undated) related to Alice Morgan Person, the noted pioneer North Carolina woman inventor, manufacturer and saleswoman of "Joe Person's Remedy" a patent medicine including an obituary clipping, a funeral clipping and digital reproductions of the items. Donor: Mrs. Graham Barden, Jr.

February 26, 2008, (unprocessed addition 1) 686 items, 4.99 cubic feet; Collection (1881-1943, undated) of bills, receipts, ledgers, correspondence, papers, clippings, & printed materials, etc. related to Alice Morgan Person (Mrs. Joseph Arrington Person) the noted pioneer North Carolina woman inventor, manufacturer and saleswoman of "Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy" a patent medicine; also related to her son Rufus M. Person, who continued to produce the medicine following his mother's death in 1913. Donor: Mr. Michael Boyce

March 7, 2008, (unprocessed addition 2) 1 item, 0.002 cubic feet; A Collection of Popular Airs As arranged and played only by Mrs. Joe Person at the Southern Expositions: Italian Waltz. Nelly Bly. Dixie. Weird Waltz and Polka. Shoo Fly. De Year of Jubilo. Polka. Dance, the Boatman Dance. Billy in the Low Grounds. Carolina Racket. I Bet my Money. Oh! Carry me back. 'Liza Jane. I'm gwine down Town. Walk Around. Printed. Sheet Music. (Richmond, VA: Hume, Minor & Co. & Kittrell, NC: Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889.) Donor: Ms. Peggy Brinkley & Susan J. Joyner

June 3, 2008, (unprocessed addition 3) 2 items, 0.012 cubic feet; A Collection of Popular Airs As arranged and played only by Mrs. Joe Person at the Southern Expositions: Italian Waltz. Nelly Bly. Dixie. Weird Waltz and Polka. Shoo Fly. De Year of Jubilo. Polka. Dance, the Boatman Dance. Billy in the Low Grounds. Carolina Racket. I Bet my Money. Oh! Carry me back. 'Liza Jane. I'm gwine down Town. Walk Around. Printed. Sheet Music. (Richmond, VA: Hume, Minor & Co. & Kittrell, NC: Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889.) See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Ms. Alice Ritter

June 9, 2009, (unprocessed addition 4) 2 items, 0.002 cubic feet; Letters (11/15/1878; 3/22/1880) from Mrs. Alice Morgan Person. Holograph letters. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Mrs. Graham Barden, Jr.

August 31, 2009, (unprocessed addition 5) 7 items, 0.002 cubic feet; Digital photographs (2004-2008) including Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy shipping crate and bottles, front view; Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy shipping crate and bottles, side view; McGhee-Person house; McGhee-Person house, corner view; Graves of Alice Person's husband and son; Graves of Alice Person and her daughter; & Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy bottles taken by the donor, near the Tar River, Franklinton, Franklin County; & Charlotte, North Carolina; also printed copies of digital images. See inventory attached. Donor: David Hursh

July 17, 2011, (unprocessed addition 6) 8 items, 0.156 cubic feet; 1 scrapbook (ca. 1899-1929), containing newspaper clippings about Alice Person and other family members, and 7 letters (1898-1913, undated) written by or to Alice Person. Donor is the great granddaughter of Alice Person through Alice's daughter Alice Gibson Harris and her daughter Fate. Donor: Virginia W. Brewer

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Graham Barden, Jr.

Gift of Michael Boyce

Gift of Peggy Brinkley & Susan J. Joyner

Gift of David Hursh

Gift of Alice Ritter

Gift of Virginia W. Brewer

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, February 26, 2008

Copyright notice

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


Related material

Alice Morgan Person Papers (#3987) at the Southern Historical Collection, Manuscripts Department, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Key terms
Personal Names
Businesswomen--North Carolina
Person, Alice Morgan, 1840-1913
Topical
Patent medicines
Women inventors--North Carolina

Container list
Box 1 Folder a-1 Portrait of Alice Morgan Person and two of her sons (undated) Photographic print. Black & White. 1 item. 1 p. Note: captioned "Alice Pearson (?) Rufus Morgan's sister & sons." See also digital reproduction
Box 1 Folder a-2 Obituary article (6/14/1913) entitled "Mrs. Joe Person Dies in New Mexico of Apoplexy; With Sister Was en Route to Arizona When Overtaken by Death . . . Accomplished Greatest Work Ever Done by Any Women in State -- Heroic, Noble, Brilliant Woman -- Inventor of Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy." 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder a-3 Funeral article (June 1913) entitled "Mrs. Joe Person Laid to Rest Today; Remains Reached Charlotte Last Night From Santa Fe New Mexico -- Masons of Santa Fe and Others Shown Great Kindness," Charlotte News (June 1913) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder a-4 Digital reproductions (2007) of clippings and photographic print. 3 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder b Abernethy Lumber Company, North Charlotte, NC. Receipts (1940) 5 items. 5 p
Box 1 Folder c Baytor, Blanche, Boydton, VA. Correspondence (1939-1940) 17 items. 17 p
Box 1 Folder d Bowie, Thomas C., West Jefferson, NC. Correspondence (1940) 3 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder e Charlotte, NC. Collector of Revenue. Letters (1939) 2 items. 2 p
Box 1 Folder f Clippings (1881-1882, 1913, undated) 4 items. 7 p
Box 1 Folder g Commercial Printing Service, Charlotte, NC. Receipts (1940) 3 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder h Dayton Pump & Manufacturing Co., Dayton, OH. Order & Memos. (1937) 3 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder i Douglas, Ben E., Charlotte, NC. Credit Report (1939) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder j Dixie Tag & Envelope Co., Charlotte, NC. Receipts (1941) 2 items. 2 p
Box 1 Folder k Ephemera (undated) 3 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder l Fox, Burke W., DDS, Charlotte, NC. Notes (1941) 2 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder m Lee A. Folger, Inc. Buick Sales Service, Charlotte, NC. Receipts, Etc. (1940-1941) 13 items. 14 p
Box 1 Folder n Finch, P. B., General Merchant, Kittrell, NC. Letter (1940) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder o Broome's Garage, Charlotte, NC. Bills & Receipts (1926-1932) 3 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder p Gordon, Annie May (Mrs.) Birthday card. (undated) 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder q Glenn, F. H., Shelby, NC. Correspondence (1941) 3 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder r Handbook of the University of North Carolina (1919-1920) Presented by the Y. M. C. A. Printed. 5 items. 88 p. Note: Fragile. Insect damage. Loose pages
Box 1 Folder s Industrial Loan and Investment Bank, Charlotte, NC. Loans & Receipts (1941-1943) 40 items. 70 p
Box 1 Folder t Johnston Brothers Grain, Flour, Feed . . . , Charlotte, NC. Statements & receipts (1938-1941) 7 items. 7 p
Box 1 Folder u Kistler Hardware Company, Charlotte, NC. Receipt. (1938) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder v J. Van Lindley Nursery Company, Pomona, NC. Brochure for Apple Trees (undated) 1 item. 3 p
Box 1 Folder w Masons, Charlotte, NC. File (1937-1942) 45 items. 124 p
Box 1 Folder x Mecklenburg County, NC. Collector of Revenue. Bill (1938) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder y Mecklenburg Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Charlotte, NC. Receipts. (1929-1938) 16 items. 16 p
Box 1 Folder z Mecklenburg Times, Charlotte, NC. Bill (1939) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder za C. C. Montgomery Tubular Well Drilling, Charlotte, NC. Receipt (1937) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder zb Morgan, Ralph, Penland, NC. Letter (1940) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Dear Cousins"
Box 1 Folder zc Old Dominion Box Co., Charlotte, NC. Correspondence, Bills, Receipts (1940-1941) 10 items. 10 p
Box 1 Folder zd News & Observer, Charlotte, NC. Letter (1940) 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder zf Person, Boots. Birthday card to father (ca. 1940) 1 item. 2 p. Note: R. M. Person's son
Box 1 Folder zg Person, Mary, Raleigh, NC. Letters (1940) 2 items. 4 p
Box 1 Folder zh Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company, Charlotte, NC. Bills, Etc. (1914) 26 items. 26 p
Box 1 Folder zi Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy Company, Charlotte, NC. Bills, Etc. (1913) 226 items. 227 p
Box 1 Folder zj Person Remedy Company, Charlotte, NC. Bills, Receipts, Etc. (1903-1941, undated) 14 items. 14 p
Box 1 Folder zk Photographic Prints Person Family (1889, undated) 2 items. 2 p
Box 1 Folder zl Postcards of North Carolina (ca. 1900-1910) Black & White. 2 items. 2 p
Box 1 Folder zm W. E. Price & Son Insurance, Charlotte, NC. Receipts (1939, 1941) 2 items. 2 p
Box 1 Folder zn Pump and Lighting Company, Inc., Charlotte, NC. Bills & Receipts, Etc. (1941) 3 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder zo Stewart Radiator Co., Auto Glass, Charlotte, NC. Receipts (1940-1941) 3 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder zp Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC. Correspondence (1941-1942) 29 items. 30 p
Box 1 Folder zq Victor Shaw Company Tire Rebuilders, Charlotte, NC. Receipts (1939-1941) 10 items. 13 p
Box 3 Folder a Payable / Receivable Accounts Book (1914-1916) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 106 p
Box 3 Folder b Joe A. Person School Notebook Mrs. T. J. Wilson's [Class ?] (Sept. 1925) Bound Mss vol. 1 vol. 75 p
Box 3 Folder c Account Book, Person Remedy Company (1919-1942) Loose leaf Mss Vol. 1 vol. Ca. 750 p
Box 3 Folder d Account Book, Person Remedy Company (1916-1920) Loose leaf Mss Vol. 1 vol. Ca. 1000 p
Box 3 Folder e Ledger, Person Remedy Company (1904-1910) Bound Mss vol. 1 vol. 160 p
Box 4 Folder a Cash Journal, Person Remedy Company (1899-1900) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 53 p. Note: Single-Entry ledger. Torn. Insect damage. Pages missing. Needs conservation
Box 4 Folder b Day Book [Person Remedy Company] (1897-1899) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 150 p
Box 4 Folder c Expense Ledger, R. M Person (1916-1917) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 44 p
Box 4 Folder d Merchants & Farmers National Bank, Charlotte, NC. Ledger, R. M. Person's Account (1916-1917) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 94 p
Box 4 Folder e Merchants & Farmers National Bank, Charlotte, NC. Ledger, R. M. Person's Account (1917-1922) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 75 p
Box 4 Folder f Reports of Salesmen, Person Remedy Company (1914) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 143 p. Note: Only 6 pages used
Box 4 Folder g Games Daybook (undated) Games in front; Solitaires in centre; conundrums at back. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 32 p
Box 4 Folder h Cabbage Plants Daybook (1926-1940) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 200 p. Note: Cover torn off
Box 4 Folder i Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1907-1910): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Cash Paid Out; Report Rendered by Anna; Report of Shipments; Rufus' Salary; Letters of Enquiry. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p
Box 4 Folder j Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1909-1912): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p
Box 4 Folder k Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1911-1914): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p
Box 4 Folder l Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1901-1904): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry; Cash Paid Out; Cash On Hand; Shipments from Laboratory; Sales Misc. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p
Box 4 Folder m Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1902-1906): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry; Cash Paid Out; Cash On Hand; Misc. Sold. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p
Box 5 Folder a Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1906-1908): Orders Sent; Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry; Cash Paid Out; Cash On Hand; Misc. Sold. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p
Box 5 Folder b Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1910): Reports Rendered by Anna; Reports Rendered by Mrs. J.P.; Cash Paid Out; Cash On Hand & Received; Expense Account for Remedy Co. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 50 p
Box 5 Folder c Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1901-1902): Cash Paid Out; Names Given by Dr. Bellamy; Orders Sent In; Cash On Hand & Received; Rufus' Reports; Notes of Whereabouts; Letters of Enquiry. Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p. Note: Badly torn. Needs conservation
Box 5 Folder d Mrs. Joe Person Journal (1891-1907) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 50 p
Box 5 Folder e Mrs. Joe Person Single Entry Ledger (1899-1900, 1912) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 50 p. Note: Very badly torn. Pages not in order; Pages Missing
Box 5 Folder f Merchants & Farmers National Bank, Charlotte, NC Account Book (1910-1914) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 75 p
Box 5 Folder g R. M. Persons Account Book (1912-1915) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 138 p
Box 5 Folder h R. M. Persons Account Book (1893-1896) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 64 p
Box 5 Folder i Mrs. Joe Person's Account Book (1907-1909) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p
Box 6 Folder a Cash Journal, Person Remedy Company (1/1 - 2/23/1917) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 78 p
Box 6 Folder b Advertising Ledger, Person Remedy Company (1916-1917) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 100 p
Box 6 Folder c Daybook, Person Remedy Company (1916-1925) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 250 p
Box 7 Folder a Cash Book Journal, Person Remedy Company (April - December 1916) Bound Mss Ledger. 1 vol. 150 p
Box 7 Folder c A Transcription of the Beautiful Song The Blue Alsatian Mountains! Also "Down-Town Girls" and "Boatman Dance," As Arranged and Played by Mrs. Joe Person, Kittrell, N. C.(Published by Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889) Sheet Music. Printed. 1 item. 4 p. 1889
Box 7 Folder d A Collection of Popular Airs As arranged and played only by Mrs. Joe Person at the Southern Expositions: Italian Waltz. Nelly Bly. Dixie. Wierd Waltz and Polka. Shoo Fly. De Year of Jubilo. Polka. Dance, the Boatman Dance. Billy in the Low Grounds. Carolina Racket. I Bet my Money. Oh! Carry me back. 'Liza Jane. I'm gwine down Town. Walk Around.Sheet Music. Printed. (Richmond, VA: Hume, Minor Co. Kittrell, NC: Mrs. Joe Person, © 1889). 1 item. 8 p. 1889
Box 8 Folder a Letters (11/15/1878; 3/22/1880) from Mrs. Alice Morgan Person to "Boo" wishing him to come before Christmas, discussing a situation in which she feels she has been treated badly; advising Boo to let no one else see the letter and to tear it up as soon as he is done reading it; verso is a typed form letter describing a remedy to get rid of small cancerous sores; second letter is to Mary ask her how Boo is doing; telling Mary that she doesn't write to anyone unless it concerns medicine; & that she is very anxious to make everything and that money is scarce, Etc. Recd. 5/7/2009. Notes: Both items are damaged by insects and in need of conservation