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    • 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...
    • William Lincoln Smith House

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    • Believed to be built by Henry M. Bishop in 1846. Later bought by William L. Smith as his family residence. Miss Mamie L. Alderman operated a private school here from 1904 until her death in 1934. The school was continued by her niece, Laura...
    • Oldham-Allison Building

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    • 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...
    • Ivey Hayes

    • Artists; African American artists
    • Ivey Hayes (1948-2012) was born in Pender County, NC. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and become a well-known and widely-respected artist in the Lower Cape Fear region. To earn a living, Hayes worked...
    • Cape Fear Hotel Barber Shop

    • barbering, shops, New Hanover County, businesses
    • C. Donald Zearfoss reads a newspaper as Larry Colvin cuts his hair at the Cape Fear Hotel Barber Shop on 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington, N.C. Zearfoss has been getting his hair cut by Colvin for 12 years.
    • A.M. Wilson House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built as residence for Captain Alexander M. Wilson, Sr. (1851-1914); and wife, Ellen Nora Piver (1857-1911). At age 12, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was engaged in the battle of Fort Fisher. He later became a...
    • 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...
    • Dave Allen

    • Allen, Dave, 1949- ; Swimming coaches; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Head shot of Dave Allen. Dave Allen (1949- ) originated the swimming and diving program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 1977, and has been the head coach ever since. His teams have won 12 straight CAA titles. He has been voted...
    • 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...
    • Mary Lou Alford

    • Nursing; New Hanover Regional Medical Center
    • Head shot of Mary Lou Alford. Mary Lou Alford (1935- ) was the Chief of Nursing at New Hanover Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, NC for 12 1/2 years. She supervised 600 nurses, and retired in 1990 after 34 years in nursing. She was on the New...
    • Portrait of James Walker

    • Walker family, Architects, builders, philanthropists, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, portraits
    • Portrait of James Walker now hanging on wall at the University of North Carolina at 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,...

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