Belvidere Academy Papers, 1856-1954

Manuscript Collection #4

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Belvidere Academy Papers
    Creator: Belvidere Academy
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1856-1954) pertaining to the Perquimans County Quaker school.
    Extent: 0.083 Cubic feet, 10 items, photocopies, historical articles, pamphlet.
  • Description
     

    Material in the collection is devoted entirely to the history of the Society of Friends in Eastern North Carolina. The focus of the articles is Belvidere, located in Perquimans County, N.C., which was the point of origin of the Friends of North Carolina. The Perquimans County "Meeting" of the Society of Friends was for a time the largest Friends community in North Carolina.

    The article, by Catherine Albertson, entitled Belvidere: A Quaker Stronghold, traces the development of the Friends Society in Perquimans County from 1672 through 1954. The history of the Belvidere Academy, a Friends school, is traced from 1833 until its transfer to the North Carolina Public School System in 1914.

    The "History of Piney Woods Meeting, 1794-1954" and Belvidere present less detailed accounts of the Friends of Perquimans County and the Belvidere Academy.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    September 19, 1967, 3 items (photocopies); History of Belvidere, N.C., an article entitled Belvidere: A Quaker Stronghold by Catherine Albertson and a "History of Piney Woods Meeting, 1794-1954." Loaned for copying by Rev. Harold White, Belvidere, N.C. Originals at Guilford College, Greensboro.

    October 22, 1968, 6 items (photocopies); Piney Woods Meeting Bulletin (1954); "Historical Account of Friend's School, Now Known as Belvidere Academy," by Josiah Nicholson; school record (1895-1901); lists of faculty, and a clipping. Loaned for copying by Rev. Harold White, Belvidere, N.C. Originals at Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.

    June 14, 1999, (unprocessed addition 1), 1 item, 16 p., 0.010 cubic feet; Mary Jordan White 1859-1909: a biography of a beloved student, teacher, and principal, 1896-1909, of Belvidere Academy, a Quaker School, in the predominantly Quaker village of Belvidere, near Hertford in Perquimans County, North Carolina; also including excerpts from the scores of letters received after her death, by Anonymous. [1910] Printed pamphlet. Recd. 6/14/1999. Donor: William E. "Mickey" Elmore.

    Acquisition Information

    Loaned by Rev. Harold White
    Gift of William "Mickey" Elmore

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Belvidere Academy Papers (#4), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon; M. Elmore, September 1984

    Encoded by Apex Data Services


Preliminary Inventory

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1
     
    • Folder a
       
      Container List [1967] Carbon typescript. 1 item. 1 p. (item 1)
      Belvidere -- A Quaker Stronghold, by Catherine Albertston [ca. 1967] Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 9 p. Note: Two versions of the same text. (item 2)
      Belvidere [ca. 1967] Photocopy holograph & carbon typescript. 2 items. 8 p. (item 3)
      History of Piney Woods Meeting 1794-1954 [1954] Mimeograph typescript. 1 item. 1 item. 5 p. (item 4)
      Piney Woods Meeting Bulletin: 160th Anniversary of Piney Woods Monthly Meeting of Friends (3 Oct. 1954) Photocopy leaflet. 1 item. 2 p. (item 5)
      List of the tachers, 1833-1909; List of pupils, 1903 [1909] Photocopy holograph & carbon typescript. 2 items. 7 p. (item 6)
      Historical Account of Friend's School, Now Known as Belvidere Academy, by Josiah Nicholson (undated) Photocopy holograph. 1 item. 8 p. Note: Signed: "Written by Josiah Nicholson; copied by Margaret B. White." (item 7)
      School Record of Belvidere Academy (1895-1901) Photocopy printed form. 2 items. 43 p. (item 8)
      Belvidere Academy Burns Tuesday: A Look Backward As Found in the Perquimans Weekly Files of Yesteryear (10 May 1935) Photocopy clipping. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Last part of clipping missing. (item 9)

This page is only for requesting materials that you wish to view in person in the Reading Room at Joyner Library. It does not permit you to view the materials online or to request their photoduplication. If you would like to request materials for photoduplication, please visit our Copying and Permissions page.

Use the checkboxes to select the boxes/folders you would like to view, then click continue at the bottom of the page.





Preliminary Inventory

  • Box 1
     
    • Folder a
       
      Container List [1967] Carbon typescript. 1 item. 1 p. (item 1)
      Belvidere -- A Quaker Stronghold, by Catherine Albertston [ca. 1967] Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 9 p. Note: Two versions of the same text. (item 2)
      Belvidere [ca. 1967] Photocopy holograph & carbon typescript. 2 items. 8 p. (item 3)
      History of Piney Woods Meeting 1794-1954 [1954] Mimeograph typescript. 1 item. 1 item. 5 p. (item 4)
      Piney Woods Meeting Bulletin: 160th Anniversary of Piney Woods Monthly Meeting of Friends (3 Oct. 1954) Photocopy leaflet. 1 item. 2 p. (item 5)
      List of the tachers, 1833-1909; List of pupils, 1903 [1909] Photocopy holograph & carbon typescript. 2 items. 7 p. (item 6)
      Historical Account of Friend's School, Now Known as Belvidere Academy, by Josiah Nicholson (undated) Photocopy holograph. 1 item. 8 p. Note: Signed: "Written by Josiah Nicholson; copied by Margaret B. White." (item 7)
      School Record of Belvidere Academy (1895-1901) Photocopy printed form. 2 items. 43 p. (item 8)
      Belvidere Academy Burns Tuesday: A Look Backward As Found in the Perquimans Weekly Files of Yesteryear (10 May 1935) Photocopy clipping. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Last part of clipping missing. (item 9)

Once you have selected all of the boxes/folders you would like to view, click