Lawrence and Florence White Papers, ca. 1940-1996

Manuscript Collection #1267

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Lawrence and Florence White Papers
    Creator: White, Florence
    White, Lawrence
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: This collection includes a Wedding Anniversary Scrapbook (ca. 1940-1996) kept by Lawrence White and Florence Hines White of Hope Plantation located on Washington Post Road in New Bern, North Carolina; digital images of the images in a photograph album created by the donor which documents the lives of Lawrence and Florence White of Hope Plantation and their families; and digital images of plantation chits related to farms in the Washington Post Road area. Also included are farm record books (1944, 1948) and related documents (1943-1950).
    Extent: 0.304 Cubic feet, 2 archival boxes, consisting of a scrapbook, digital images, record books, receipts, loan agreement, and financial reports
  • Description
     

    This collection documents the lives of Florence Hines White and Lawrence White. Included is a Wedding Anniversary Scrapbook (ca. 1940-1996). Contained within the scrapbook are entries from their wedding day and on each wedding anniversary. It also consists of souvenirs from their honeymoon, congratulatory cards and letters, a record of items received at their wedding shower and wedding anniversary cards. Also included in the papers are Farm Family Record Books (1944-1945, 1947-1948) and a Family Living Worksheet (1949). Loose documents consist of a loan agreement and request for funds, annual income return for 1944 and sales receipts for Sheppard Warehouse, Central Warehouse, Eagle Warehouse and Dixie Chemical Corporation (1943-1950). Items which are only available digitally include images of plantation chits related to farms in the Washington Post Road area and a family photo album.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Florence Hines White (b. 06/10/1917) and Lawrence White (b. 12/23/1912) were married on November 15th, 1940. Florence was a graduate of Jasper High School in New Bern, NC. Lawrence was a graduate of Contentnea High School in Kinston, NC and the Coyne Electric School in Chicago. The couple lived and worked on their plantation, Hope Plantation, in New Bern, NC.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    January 7, 2016, 0.25 cubic feet; This collection includes a Wedding Anniversary Scrapbook (ca. 1940-1996) kept by Lawrence White and Florence Hines White of Hope Plantation located on Washington Post Road in New Bern, North Carolina; digital images of the images in a photograph album created by the donor which documents the lives of Lawrence and Florence White of Hope Plantation and their families; and digital images of plantation chits related to farms in the Washington Post Road area. Gift of Elizabeth W. Davenport.

    September 21, 2016, 0.054 cubic feet;This addition consists of Farm Family Record Books for 1948 and 1944 for the Lawrence and Florence White farm in Craven County, North Carolina. Included are monthly records for receipts for farm and family living expenses, farm and household inventories, and annual summaries of money taken in, expenses, capital goods bought, and canned and frozen goods. Loose documents (1943-1950) consist of a loan agreement, financial reports, and Kinston tobacco warehouse receipts. Gift of Elizabeth W. Davenport.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Elizabeth W. Davenport

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    The donor (s) do hereby offer and give to the University all legal title, copyright, and literary property rights that they may have in the scrapbook portion of the donation. The donor retains copyright for the photo album and plantation chits, but the University claims the right to post the digital images online and to allow students full scholarly use of those images.

    Preferred Citation

    Lawrence and Florence White Papers (#1267), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

    Processing Information

    Processing completed May 16, 2017, by Megan Turner.

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