McCall-Wade Family Papers, 1860-1870s

Manuscript Collection #181

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: McCall-Wade Family Papers
    Creator: McCall family
    Wade family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1860-1870s, undated) consisting of memoir, comments, physical plan, scrapbook, advertisements, newspapers clippings.
    Extent: 0.25 Cubic feet, 19 items , consisting of memoir, scrapbook, and newspaper clippings.
  • Description
     

    The typescript memoir entitled Pioneering, in Quitman, Georgia, consists of the recollection of Annie Elizabeth Miller's childhood years in Quitman, during the Reconstruction era. The author describes the typical diet of the average town citizen, the effects of the Civil War on local food supply, and social activities such as square dancing. In addition Miller describes clothing and dress styles of the period for women.

    She describes the typical school day of the average Quitman child and comments on subjects taught, school lunches, and recess recreation activities such as baseball and stickfrog. In addition, the memoir includes a detailed account of the physical plan and furnishing of the school building.

    The scrapbook contains health-related newspaper clippings (1860-1865), consisting of advertisements for new health cures and medicines to fight such diseases as cholera, dysentery, diarrhea, jaundice, apoplexy, and kidney disease.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    October 19, 1971, 15 items; Patent medicine scrapbook (1860-1865), clippings and memoir. Deposited by Mrs. James Wilkinson, Jr., Scotland Neck, N. C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. James Wilkinson, Jr

    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

    McCall-Wade Family Papers (#181), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Terry, March 1979

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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