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Block 103, 1878-1919, undated

 Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to real estate transactions of Wilmington’s Block 103, the parameters being S. Fourth Street, Nun Street, S. Fifth Avenue, and Church Street. These documents include envelopes, plat drawings, single sheets of notes, correspondence, mortgage certificates, deeds, Mechanics' Home Association documents, indenture documents, and newspaper clippings. Names of specific people mentioned in these records include Jas. Sprunt, Sarah J. Willson, Frank L. Mills, Jr., W. H. Schaefer, Reslow, John D. Bellamy Jr., Christopher C. Whitehead, W. M. Cumming, Gertrude J. Howell, Mary E. Russell, A. Waddell, Risley, Elizabeth A. Sholar, Benjamin Bell, Jos. C. Hall, F. C. Miller, Rich Wright, Nathan Green, Reston, Miles Costan, Louis Moore, W. W. Willson, Oates, Whitehead, J. Russ, Agnes Russ, Harnett, E. H. Grant, J. N. Hinton, Cornelius Grant, William Whitehead, C. Cornelia Whitehead, Lizzie Hinton, C. Southerland, Ella Southerland, T. A. Shepard, Eugenia Shepard, R. O. Grant, Wm Grant, and Jos M. Grant. This list is not conclusive, as many records are incomplete or illegible. Also includes several reprints of a newspaper article printed in The Wilmington Star (October 29, 1898) "A Horrid Slander," which was a response to Alexander Manly's article "Mrs. Felton's Speech," in the Morning Star. This article contributed to the events of the 1898 Wilmington Coup d'état. Specific dates mentioned in these records include 1878, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1902, 1906, 1911, 1915, 1916, 1918, and 1919, although the bulk of the materials are undated and likely range from the 1870s to 1920.


  • Creation: 1878-1919, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Access to some materials in this collection has been restricted by Special Collections in order to preserve the original materials. Contact the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History at for information on access to this collection.


From the Collection: 24 Containers (Contains 18 bankers boxes, 2 document boxes, 1 oversize box, and 3 oversize folders)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English