Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Mary L. Woods Photograph Album, 1918-1922

July 25, 2012 Comments off

Creator: Woods, Mary L.
Collection number: 5522-z
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Abstract: Mary L. Woods was an African American woman from Smithfield, Va. The collection is a photograph album belonging to Mary L. Woods containing 69 snapshots of friends and family members, labeled with names, dates, and comments. The images are posed Read more…

Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

January 18, 2012 Comments off

Creator: Markham, Blackwell.
Collection number: 5427
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Abstract: Blackwell Markham (1897-1977) was a general surgeon in Durham, N.C. He received his medical training at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard University. He served in the United States Army in World War II in North Africa and Europe. The collection contains correspondence, greeting cards, diaries, personal papers, a few business Read more…

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company Records, 1900s-1950s

November 21, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
Collection number: 4572
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Abstract: The Atlantic Coast Line was based in Wilmington, N.C., and possessed rail that ran through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. The Atlantic Coast Line later formed part of the CSX Transportation System. The collection contains Read more…

Helen Laura Ruth Scrapbooks and Student Essay, 1913, 1940, and undated

November 9, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Ruth, Helen Laura.
Collection number: 5428-z
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Abstract:  Helen Laura Ruth was a teacher at Leland University in New Orleans, La., a private institution of higher learning for African Americans founded in 1870. It closed in 1915; was re-named Leland College and re-opened in Baker, La., in 1923; and finally closed in 1960. The collection includes two scrapbooks of Helen Laura Ruth and a student essay. The Read more…

Spears and Hicks family papers, 1852-191.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Spears and Hicks family papers, 1852-191 [manuscript].
Collection number: 4622
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Abstract: Three generations of the Spears and Hicks families of Virginia and North Carolina, including Sallie Gray Spears Lewis (b. 1833), her daughter Sallie Moore Spears Hicks (b. 1860), and her grandson Charles Spears Hicks (b. Read more…

James Allen and Charles B. Allen papers, 1788-1869 (bulk 1856-1869).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Allen, James, fl. 1856-1866.
Collection number: 1697
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Abstract: James Allen was a planter of Warren County, Miss. Charles B. Allen was his son. Personal, family, and business correspondence of James Allen and Charles B. Allen, including European correspondence in the 1850s Read more…

Weedon and Whitehurst family papers, 1824-1869; 1932-1966?

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Weedon and Whitehurst family papers, 1824-1869; 1932-1966?
Collection number: 4057
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Abstract: Scattered business papers, commissions and army orders, and letters of Frederick Weedon (1784-1857), physician of St. Augustine, Fla.; his daughter, Henrietta Williams Weedon Whitehurst (1821-1885); and her husband, Read more…

Edwin Alexander Anderson papers, 1878-1939.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933.
Collection number: 3387
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Abstract: U.S. Navy admiral from Wilmington, N.C., who retired in 1924. Personal correspondence, chiefly 1883-1903, and official naval papers, 1878-1939, of Anderson. Letters to his mother and to his wife, Mertie Lorain Anderson, discuss navy life and describe foreign ports in Read more…

African travel journal, 1846-1847.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Heermance, William Augustus, fl. 1846-1847.
Collection number: 5016-z
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Abstract: William Augustus Heermance (fl. 1846-1847) of New York was supercargo on the Montgomery, an American cargo ship that traded along the coast of West Africa. The Read more…

Categories: 19th Century, Africa, Travel

J. B. Willis papers, 1874-1877.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Willis, J. B., b. 1851.
Collection number: 4996-z
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Abstract: J. B. Willis (b. 1851), a native of Delaware, was a Methodist minister and teacher at New Orleans University, an African-American school in New Orleans, La., and at a normal school in Read more…