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Alfred Harding Yopp Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-030
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies of music scores and sheet music primarily composed by Alfred Harding Yopp, Wilmington musician and businessman, as well as correspondence, newspaper clippings, and programs.

Dates: 1896-1976 (photocopies)

Colin D. Heaton Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-220
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopies of various “Top and Most Secret” military correspondences. Primary reference material covers military operations, statistics, and personal correspondences between Russian, allied, and Czechoslovakian armed forces. The researcher may find official German and Czechoslovakian records not translated to be of particular interests along with official accounts of various wartime assaults on enemy targets.These photocopies of WWII era documents...
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 03/07/2000

Dr. John D. Bellamy Family Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-066
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photocopies of land grants, deeds, and land surveys for various properties in North and South Carolina. Also of significance in this collection are photocopies of Dr. Bellamy's Oath of Allegiance (U.S. Department of State Certificate), his pardon from President Andrew Johnson, and his letter of the pardon to Secretary of State William H. Seward.

Dates: 1778-1865 (photocopies)

Duplin County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds

Identifier: SC-MS-027
Scope and Contents This item is a photocopy of a listing of Duplin County, North Carolina marriage bonds that extends from the county's earliest recorded marriage bonds in 1730 to circa 1870. The original listing is in the office of the Register of Deeds for Duplin County, at Kenansville, North Carolina. The listing is alphabetical by grooms' last names and is followed by an index of brides' names. The listing includes the names of the groom, bride, bondsman and witness, the date of bond, and, occasionally,...
Dates: 1730 - circa 1870 (photocopies)

Ellen Douglas Bellamy Journal

Identifier: SC-MS-067
Scope and Contents This collection consists entirely of photocopies of pages from a journal or school exercise book kept by Miss Ellen Douglas Bellamy during the Civil War. Some time later, possibly in the 1870s, the journal was used as a scrapbook and printed clippings were pasted over the handwritten text. The collection includes copies of pages both before and after clippings were stripped away.The later clippings are primarily selections from popular magazines and are characteristic of...
Dates: 1861-1863 (photocopies)

Gillespie Family Genealogical Record

Identifier: SC-MS-025
Scope and Contents This family genealogy begins with David Gillespie, Sr., and his wife, Miss Borthick. Their son, David Jr., had three sons, James, Archibald and Borthick, who emigrated to New Bern, North Carolina. Borthick returned to Ireland while Archibald and James remained. James purchased land near Kenansville and named his home Golden Grove. This record lists James’ descendants, sometimes as far as the ninth generation-James being the third. This record is 41 pages long and is a photocopy; the original...
Dates: 1977, Undated (photocopies)

Governor John W. Ellis Proclamation

Identifier: SC-MS-041
Scope and Contents

A copy of a rare broadside calling the North Carolina legislature into special session was issued by Gov. John W. Ellis on April 17, 1861. The session was called as a result of Abraham Lincoln's call to arms "for the invasion of the peaceful homes of the South....." Only one original is known to exist (according to the donor) from which this copy was made.

Dates: 1861 April 17 (photocopy)

Henry (Harry) Bacon Private Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-003
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence from Henry (Harry) Bacon to his family. Most of the letters are addressed to his mother, but some are to his older sister Katherine and his younger brother Carl. Many are illustrated with humorous sketches portraying various predicaments of daily life. The post-college letters in this group came from scattered times of his life and contain frequent though modest allusions to his professional achievements. These letters are photocopies of letters lent...
Dates: 1881-1921 (photocopies), 1969, 1994; Majority of material found within 1885

Howell Family Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-062
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two copies of letters written from William Howell to Lawson Howell in October 1863; a copy of a letter from W.H. Spurlin to his cousins; a copy of a Company Muster Roll for Wm. M. Howell, 5 Regiment South Carolina State Troops; a copy of The Confederate States of America, Officers' Pay Account for Lieutenant W. Howell; copies of Furlough slips for Lawson Howell; and a copy of the Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing for Lawson Howell.

Dates: 1863-1864 (photocopies)

Joseph J. Davis and Family Private Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-065
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of letters and notes from Joseph Jonathan Davis to his wife Katherine Elizabeth Shaw. Many of the letters in this collection are referenced in T.H. Pearce’s, They Fought: The Story of Franklin County Men in the Years 1861-1865. Davis’s letters to his wife discuss his experience during the Civil War regarding soldiers, living conditions, weather, etc. Many of his letters include requests to his wife for supplies and also...
Dates: 1862-1894 (photocopies)

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