Wilmington (N.C.) -- History -- Sources
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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 sentimental...
Dates: 1861-1863 (photocopies)
Scope and Contents This collection contains the biographies of two prominent Wilmingtonians, General William MacRae and Colonel Walker Taylor. Both items are photocopies of the original. MacRae served with the Confederacy in the Civil War and worked as a civil engineer for the Macon and Brunswick Railroad. Taylor served as a community and civic leader, and in 1913, President Woodrow Wilson named him the U.S. Collector of Customs for the Wilmington Port.
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials pertaining to Wilmington real estate transactions and landownership, organized by block within the original city limits, as well as Eagle Island, Wrightsville Beach, and Masonboro. Material originally belonged to William B. McKoy (1852-1928), a prominent attorney and historian in Wilmington from the 1880s to the 1920s, who was also chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee during the Wilmington Coup d’état of 1898. Materials include envelopes, plat...
Dates: 1801-1928, bulk 1845-1921