Harvey Family Papers

1788-1941, undated
Manuscript Collection #1167
Creator(s)
Harvey, Mary Wesley; Harvey family
Physical description
0.001 Cubic Feet, 97 items
Preferred Citation
Harvey Family Papers (#1167), 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

The Harvey Family Papers consists of documents spanning the history of the Harvey Family in Pitt County, North Carolina, 1788-1941. Charles Wesley Harvey Jr. was born on December 21, 1907 and died on September 28, 1968 in Pitt County. He attended and collected the several dance cards found within the collection. Harvey was an involved member of the Pitt community and served as a Council Member in the City Council from 1957-1961 (City of Greenville).

Biographical Note by Shelby Sapp, 5/20/2010.


Scope and arrangement

The Harvey Family Papers consist of five series of documents ranging in time from 1788-1941. Series I consists of a succession of dance cards from the late 1920s to the late 1930s. The first folder contains dance cards from Eastern North Carolina and Virginia (1923-1938), including locations such as: Farmville, NC; Kinston NC; Rocky Mount, NC; Williamston, NC; Windsor, NC; Robersonville, NC; Morehead City, NC; Virginia Beach, VA. The second folder contains dance cards and a dance ticket from East Carolina Teacher College (1931-1938) located in Greenville, NC. The next folder consists of more dances cards and dance tickets (1928-1934) from dances held within Greenville, NC. The next folder contains more dance cards (1926-1927) from events held in Washington, NC. The next two folders contain dance cards from events in Wilson, NC (1939-1940) and Tarboro, NC (1931-1934). The following folder houses dance cards from Western and Central North Carolina (1928-1930), including locations such as: High Point, NC; Ashville, NC; Raleigh, NC. The final folder in this series consists of dance cards and tickets (1926-1930) from unknown cities and locations.

Series II contains miscellaneous cards and tickets (1926-1938) most unidentified. The series includes a labeled ticket to a Horse Show located in Greenville, NC.

Series III contains tickets to a variety of sporting events (1933-1936), at Duke University, in Durham NC, and a Greenville v. Tarboro football game Greenville, NC.

Series IV consists of a series of photographs (1941) of the 11th Marine Air Group stationed in Morehead City, NC.

Series V consists of oversize documents. The first item in this series is a Land Grant for the State of North Carolina (1788) to John Coart, granting him 25 acres of land within Pitt County on the South Side of Grindle Creek and South of the Neuse River. The second document within this series is a Land Grant from the State of North Carolina (1877) to Allen Johnson for 32 acres of land in Pitt County. The land was purchased by Johnson at 12.5 cents an acre, and it consists of land adjoining the existing farm of Allen Johnson to that of John Edwards. The third item in this series is a land deed (1819) from William Pugh to Pamela Johnson. The land described in this deed lay south of Grindle Creek and consisted of roughly 200 acres of land. The fourth document in the oversized folder is a Deed (1821) from John Coart of New Bern, North Carolina to Frederick Johnson of Craven County, North Carolina, for 23 acres of land in Pitt County for the cost of 300 dollars. The final item in this series is the Deed (1877) of W.A. and Mary E. Quinnery to Jacob McCotter for land in Pitt County, North Carolina, this land totaled 274 acres. Mary E. Quinnery purchased the land from Joe Patrick upon his death. Land Commission Allen Johnson oversaw the sale.

Description Note: by Shelby Sapp, 5/20/2010.


Administrative information
Custodial History

May 25, 2010, 97 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Papers (1788-1941) relating to the Harvey Family of Pitt County, North Carolina, including land grants; deeds of land in Pitt County, 1788-1821; a series of cards for dances, attended by C.W. Harvey, Jr., 1920-1940, in such eastern and central North Carolina towns including Greenville, Washington, Wilson, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Williamston, Raleigh and High Point; also a group of aerial photographs showing the 11th Marine Air Group flying over Morehead City, NC taken by the Marine Air Group?s Photo Section, 1941. See preliminary inventory attached. 1 box & 1 oversized folder. 97 items. 100 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet) Recd. 7/31/2009. Note: Items found in oversized folder need conservation; processed by Jonathan Dembo & Shelby Sapp Donor: Mary Wesley Harvey

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mary Wesley Harvey

Processing information

Encoded by Jonathan Dembo & Shelby Sapp, May 25, 2010

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 Eastern North Carolina and Virginia Beach, Virginia [Farmville, NC; Kinston NC; Rocky Mount, NC; Williamston, NC; Windsor, NC; Robersonville, NC; Morehead City, NC; Virginia Beach, VA] Dance cards attended by Mr. C. W. Harvey, Jr. (1923-1938). Ephemera. 10 items. 13p
Box 1 Folder b East Carolina Teachers College [Greenville, NC] Dance cards and tickets attended by Mr. C. W. Harvey, Jr. (1931-1938). Ephemera. 3 items. 3p
Box 1 Folder c Greenville [Greenville, NC] Dance cards attended by Mr. C. W. Harvey, Jr. (1928-1934, n.d.) Ephemera. 3 items. 3p
Box 1 Folder d Washington [Washington, NC] Dance cards attended by Mr. C. W. Harvey, Jr. (1926-1927) Ephemera. 9 items. 9p
Box 1 Folder e Wilson [Wilson, NC] Dance cards attended by Mr. C.W. Harvey, Jr. (1939-1940, n.d.) Ephemera. 3 items 3p
Box 1 Folder f Tarboro [Tarboro, NC] Dance cards attended by Mr. C.W. Harvey, Jr. (1931-1934, n.d.) Ephemera. 3 items. 3 p
Box 1 Folder g Western North Carolina and Raleigh, North Carolina [High Point, NC; Ashville, NC; Raleigh, NC] Dance cards and tickets attended by Mr. C. W. Harvey, Jr. (1928-1930) Ephemera. 4 items. 4p
Box 1 Folder h Unidentified cities dance cards and tickets attended by Mr. C. W. Harvey, Jr. (1926-1930, n.d.) Ephemera. 19 items. 19p
Box 1 Folder i Miscellaneous Cards and Tickets, including a pass to a Horse Show [Greenville, NC] all attended by Mr. C.W. Harvey, Jr. (1926-1938, n.d.) Ephemera.16 items. 16p
Box 1 Folder j Duke University [Durham, NC] and Tarboro v. Greenville [Greenville, NC] sporting event tickets, attended by Mr. C. W. Harvey, Jr. (1933-1936) Ephemera. 4 items. 4 p
Folder os1 Land grant State of North Carolina to John Coart [Pitt County, NC] (1788), Land grant of State of North Carolina to Frederick Johnson [Pitt County, NC] (1877), Deed of William Pugh of Pitt County, NC to Pamela Johnson of Craven County, NC for land [Pitt County, NC] (1819), Deed of John Coart of New Bern, NC to Allen Johnson for land [Pitt County, NC] (1821), Deed of W.A. and Mary E. Quinnery to Jacob McCotter for land [Pitt County, NC] (1877). Printed Form. 5 items 5 p. Note: Oversized items need conservation; fragile, brittle, torn, repaired with pressure sensitive tape