Credle Family Papers, 1807-1937

Manuscript Collection #532

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Credle Family Papers
    Creator: Credle (Family : 1807-1937)
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1807-1837) including correspondence, deeds, chatter mortgages, warranty mortgages, legal records, accounts, a surveyor's map, a photograph, and miscellany.
    Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 94 items, including correspondence, deeds, chattel mortgages, warranty mortgages, legal records, accounts, a surveyor's map, a photograph, and miscellany.
  • Description
     

    The bulk of the correspondence consists of a series of letters from Blount Credle to his fiancee, Eunice, during the summer of 1932 while she was visiting relatives in Burlington, N.C. These letters contain comments on various aspects of life during the Depression, including suicide, lack of business, and prices. Several letters from a surgeon, Stuart McGuire, from St. Luke's Hospital in Richmond, Va., (1917) concern the death of O. T. Credle during surgery and a controversy over the charges for Dr. McGuire's services.

    Also included are numerous Hyde County, N.C., land transactions (1807-1918) and an illustrated surveyor's map (1848) by James Latham, reflecting the boundaries of W. H. Fortescue's land. A photograph of O. T. Credle is retained in the collection.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    June 10, 1987, 94 items; Papers (1807-1937) of Hyde County, N.C., family, including correspondence, deeds, chattel mortgages, accounts, and miscellany. Gift of Mrs. Laura Credle Farley, Greenville, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Laura Credle Farley

    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

    Credle Family Papers (#532), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by J. Layne, January 1988

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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