ECU Libraries Catalog

Sara Holt Arthur collection, 1816-1899.

Author/creator Arthur, Sara Holt
Format Archival & Manuscript Material
Description0.108 cubic ft. (306 items)
Supplemental Content Finding aid
Physical mediumPaper handwritten printed.
Organization of materialOrganized by type of material; Arranged chronologically.
Abstract Collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, military papers, financial papers, printed material and miscellany of the Holt family, principally William D. Holt. Correspondence (1868-1869) deals with local reaction to the 1868 election and construction of the North Carolina Railroad. Of particular interest is a letter from Troy G. Holt (April 25, 1889) to Leonidas L. Polk, noted North Carolina political figure, journalist, and founder of the Farmers' Alliance that describes the activities of the local Princeton Farmers' Alliance. The letter contains a comprehensive statement of the Alliance philosophy. Other material consists of military papers of the North Carolina Home Guard, personal legal papers, financial records, including a statement of cotton sales at Wilmington, N.C. (1861); account of local votes for the 1860 gubernatorial election; and printed materials related to reconstruction (1866, 1867), the temperance movement (1848), Wilmington market prices (1869), and a Republican election campaign (n.d.).
Cite as Sara Holt Arthur Collection, #52, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, East Carolina University.
Acquisitions source Joyner- 306 items; Mrs. Sara Holt Arthur; Princeton, NC; loan; Mar. 19, 1968.
Biographical noteThe bulk of the items in the collection relate to the activities of William D. Holt, a businessman in Boonehill (now Princeton), N.C. Holt's business interests were varied but centered chiefly on the sale of cotton. Dry goods sales and farming represented other occupational activities.

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner Manuscript Collection #52 - DOES NOT CIRCULATE. ✔ Available Request Material