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Della Barlow papers, 1866-1872.

Author/creator Barlow, Della, 1840-1870
Other author/creatorPerry, John M.
Format Archival & Manuscript Material
Description0.110 cubic ft. (65 items)
Supplemental Content Finding aid
Physical mediumpaper handwritten.
Organization of materialOrganized by material type; arranged chronologically.
Abstract Correspondence, receipt, and a bill of sale. The correspondence is between Miss Barlow and Col. John Perry of Beaufort, N.C. Perry comments on economic difficulties in Beaufort, poor cotton crops, Reconstruction government, military rule under Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, the prospect of African-American domination, shipwrecks on the Outer Banks, attempts at whaling opportunities, and difficulties of rail transportation. The receipt is for payment for dwelling repairs (1870) and the bill of sale is for purchases at Mrs. M. E. Bond's store in Tarboro (1872).
Cite as Della Barlow Papers, #107, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, East Carolina University.
Acquisitions source Joyner- 65 items; Mrs. J. L. Johnson and Mrs. James A. Doggett; Wilmington, N.C. and Goldsboro, N.C.; Jan. 13, 1970.
Biographical noteDella Barlow, resident of Tarboro, N.C., corresponded with her suitor, Col. John Perry, a lawyer living in Beaufort, N.C.
Indexes Card catalogue and registers; available in the Special Collections reading room; folder level control.

Available Items

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Joyner Manuscript Collection #107 -- DOES NOT CIRCULATE. ✔ Available Request Material