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Alfred Mordecai papers, 1900-1986.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Mordecai, Alfred, 1890-1975.
Collection number: 4221
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Abstract: Alfred Mordecai, physician of Winston-Salem, N.C., who served with the United States Army Medical Corps, 1918-1944, and as a health officer in Forsyth and Wilkes counties, N.C., 1940s-1960s. His wife was Elsie Elizabeth Hess. Correspondence, writings, essays and addresses, printed materials, maps, drawings, and photographs relating to Alfred Mordecai’s service in World War I; his duties in Forsyth and Wilkes counties, N.C.; rural culture and folk traditions in the area near Blowing Rock, N.C.; and Mordecai’s various interests, including conservation, astronomy, and horticulture.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Includes an image of a man identified as “Uncle” Billy Holmes.