Skip to main content

You've searched: All Collections

  • All fields: 12
(55 results)

Display: 20

    • Martin S.  Willard Collection, 1810-1993

    • Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933; Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933. -- Correspondence; Carolina Insurance Comany -- History; North Carolina. -- Dept. of Insurance -- History; New Hanover County (N.C.). -- Board of Commissioners --...
    • This collection contains 35 boxes holding ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspapers, deeds, photographs, and insurance documents. Boxes 1-6 contain ledgers filled with correspondence from Willard’s insurance business. There are 16...
    • Georgia Etta Orrell McClelland

    • American Legion. Auxiliary; Women
    • Pphotograph of an announcement that Mrs. Georgia Etta McClelland was elected President of the North Carolina Department, American Legion Auxiliary. Georgia Etta Orrell McClelland (1881?-1935) was the wife of Colonel Royce Stanley McClelland. She...
    • Oldham-Allison Building

    • Mission Revival style building constructed as a grist mill for Captain William P. Oldham (1836-1918), native of Orange County, NC, and Confederate officer. Occupied variously by a stable, ice and cold storage company, and welding and auto repair...
    • Portrait of James Walker, Architect

    • Walker family, Architects, Builders, Philanthropists, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, portraiture
    • This portrait of James Walker can be found hanging on a wall at UNC-Wilmington. James Walker, (1826-1901) was born in Scotland and came to the U.S. (New York), with his brother at the age of 12. He started out as a stone mason, then later moved to...
    • Shipyard Canteen, World War I

    • Shipyards; World War I; Local history
    • Photograph of Liberty Shipyard Commissary during World War I. Marion Reaves is the young boy at the counter in the white shirt and tie. He worked from 11:30 through 12:30 for dinner, earning 50 cents a day. Marion W. Reaves (1904-1970) was the...
    • Richard Evers

    • Orchids; Wilmington (N.C.); American Orchid Society
    • Richard Evers holding one of his beautiful orchids, probably at the auditorium of the New Hanover County Arboretum. Richard P. Evers (1944- ) is a member of the Cape Fear Orchid Society. The Cape Fear Orchid Society was founded in 1987 to study...
    • Dr. Edward Jenner Wood

    • Wood, Edward, 1878-1928; Tropical medicine; North Carolina Medical Society
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Dr. Edward Jenner Wood. Dr. Edward Jenner Wood was born in Wilmington, NC on June 12, 1878, the son of Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received a...
    • Dr. Hooper, Sr., Dr. Koonce and Dr. McEachern

    • Hooper family, Koonce family, McEachern family, physicians
    • Dr. Joseph Ward Hooper, Sr. (1887-1952), was born in Baltimore, Maryland February 17, 1887. He married Louise Smallbones and they had a son, Joseph Ward Hooper, Jr., who was also a Physician. He received his M.D. from the University of Maryland in...
    • Christopher Trotman Nixon

    • Boston Red Sox (Baseball team); High schools--North Carolina
    • Trot Nixon pitching for the New Hanover High School Wildcats. Christopher Trotman "Trot" Nixon (1974- ) was born in Durham, NC. He played baseball (outfield) and football (quarterback) for New Hanover High School (NHHS) in Wilmington, NC, and...
    • Joseph Gardner Swift

    • Swift, Joseph Gardner, 1783-1865
    • Portrait of Joseph Gardner Swift in the U.S. Army. Joseph Gardner Swift (1783-1865) was the first graduate of the West Point Military Academy in 1802. In 1804 he was at Ft. Johnston in Smithville, NC (Southport) to develop a plan of defense for...
    • Andrew Harriss Family History Collection, 747-1998

    • Harris family; Montgomery family; Foy family; Nixon family; Saunders family; Jennings family; Bellamy family; Borden family; Milton family; Howell family; Wright family; Hyde family; Chapin family; Lee family; Ward family
    • The collection consists of genealogical data compiled by Andrew H. Harriss, Jr. over many years. Both his paternal and maternal lineages are included, many of them, early families of the Lower Cape Fear region. The information was taken from 12...
    • Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr.

    • Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. (1858-1924) was a planter and land owner in the Lower Cape Fear region, credited with much of the agricultural and industrial development of the area. He was a wholesale...
    • Graveside Marker, James Walker, Oakdale Cemetery

    • Walker Family, Cemeteries, Wilmington, Architects, Builders, Gravestones
    • James Walker, (1826-1901) was born in Scotland and came to the U.S. (New York), with his brother, at the age of 12. He started out as a stone mason, then later moved to Washington D.C. to help work on the Capitol and the Smithsonian Institute,...
    • Katie Smith Abraham

    • Vaudeville; African American dancers
    • Newspaper photograph of portrait of Katie Abraham. Katie Mae Smith Abraham (1904-1995) was born in Wilmington, NC. At the age of 17, she became a vaudeville trouper for the Silas Green Minstrel Show. She left the show in 1932, moving back to...
    • Dr. Theodore Bryant Kingsbury

    • Newspaper Editors; Kingsbury, Theodore Bryant, 1828-1911
    • Studio photograph of Theodore Bryant Kingsbury. Dr. Kingsbury (1828-1911) was an editor of the Wilmington Morning Star for 12 years, and then editor of the Wilmington Messenger for 13 years. He edited various other weekly and daily publications...
    • Eliza Nutt Parsley

    • United Daughters of the Confederacy. Cape Fear Chapter No. 3
    • Copy of a painted portrait of Eliza Nutt Parsley. Eliza "Hallie" Hall Nutt Parsley (1842-1920) married William M. Parsley in 1862. He was in Company F of the 3rd NC Regiment, NC Infantry. He advanced to the rank of Lt. Colonel, and died...


Display a larger image and more item information when the pointer pauses over a thumbnail

Layout options:

Select the collections to add or remove from your search