Francis Roger Gregory Papers, 1820-1880

Manuscript Collection #561

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Francis Roger Gregory Papers
    Creator: Gregory, Francis Roger
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1820-1880) including daybook, poetry, rhymes, predictions, proverbs, measurements for timber and shingling, borrowing money.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 1 item, daybook.
  • Description
     

    The collection consists of an agricultural notebook of Dr. Francis Roger Gregory and Mattie L. Gregory of Granville Co., N.C. The book contains records of sheep, pig, cow, and horse prices for 1868-1875 (pp. 100-224) and the gestation period for each (p. 5). It gives a day-to-day account of raising tobacco and corn and how the weather conditions affected these crops for 1824-1860 (pp. 12-60). There is a yearly account (1820-1850) of the most "cold unseasonable weather" (pp. 157-158).

    The book gives the weights of different grains (p. 9) and crib content measurements (p. 4) as well as measurements for timber and shingling (pp. 6-8). It contains accounts of different persons who either bought items or borrowed money from Mattie L. Gregory (pp. 100-224) possibly as tenant farmers. Items included foodstuff, seeds, clothing, furniture, and liquor and the prices for each.

    Poetry and rhymes were collected and noted (pp. 185-187, 119-120) as well as some proverbs, sayings, and predictions (pp. 61-98). Cures for sprains and other minor injuries as well as for rheumatism (p. 1) and distemper in a cow (p. 10) are noted.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    October 19, 1988, 1 volume; Daybook (1820-1880) of Granville County, N.C., physician. Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard, Tarboro, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard

    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

    Francis Roger Gregory Papers (#561), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by A. Fouts, February 1989

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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