Lawrence and Florence White Papers

ca. 1940-1996
Manuscript Collection #1267
Creator(s)
White, Florence Hines, 1917-; White, Lawrence, 1912-
Physical description
0.304 Cubic Feet, 2 archival boxes, consisting of a scrapbook, digital images, record books, receipts, loan agreement, and financial reports
Preferred Citation
Lawrence and Florence White Papers (#1267), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

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).


Biographical/historical information

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.


Scope and arrangement

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.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth W. Davenport

Processing information

Processing completed May 16, 2017, by Megan Turner.

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.