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    • Joshua Grainger Wright

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Photograph of Joshua Grainger Wright, taken from "History of North Carolina, Vol. IV North Carolina Biography." Joshua Grainger Wright (1840-1900) was born in the family home now known as the Burgin-Wright House. He was a soldier, businessman,...
    • Modern View of the Burgwin-Wright House, Wilmington

    • Burgwin-Wright House, John Burgwin, Lord Cornwalis, Judge Joshua Grainger Wright, Wright Family, Burgwin family, North Carolina Society of Colonial
    • One of the few Georgian-style houses to survive in Wilmington, the house was built about 1770-1771, by John Burgwin (1731-1803), a prominent lawyer, merchant and owner of considerable area real estate. Prior to the purchase by Burgwin, the lot was...
    • Allen-Collier House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Fulton Temple Allen (1868-1941), secretary-treasurer of Acme Fertilizer Company; and wife, Anna Bell Pearce (1870-1948), natives of Virginia. Purchased in 1963 by Joshua Frank Collier (1902-1965), realtor,...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Banks Channel, Race
    • A crowd gathers to watch races in Banks Channel. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of...
    • Eleanor Wright

    • Upper class women; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Newspaper photograph of Miss Eleanor Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Wright, aboard the Holland America Liner Statendam, off for a mid-winter cruise through the Caribbean. Eleanor Wright Beane (1915-2002) was the granddaughter of...
    • Fishing pier at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Piers, Fishing
    • Fishermen display their catches at an ocean pier. From the fishermen's clothing, it appears to be in the late fall, when blue fish are usually abundant in the surf. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a...
    • Burgwin-Wright House

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    • Georgian style house built on foundation of abandoned jail for John Burgwin (1731-1803), merchant and lawyer, Clerk of Court in Bladen and New Hanover counties, Clerk of NC Provincial Assembly, Secretary to Royal Governor Dobbs and Treasurer of...
    • Susie Sellers Carson, Chris Fonvielle, Tabitha McEachern

    • Carson, Susie Sellars, 1920-2008; Fonvielle, Chris Eugene, 1953-; McEachern, Tabitha, 1920-2003; Local history
    • Color photograph of a birthday celebration for Susie Sellars Carson, possibly 2002. Susie Sellars Carson (left), Chris Fonvielle (middle), Tabitha McEachern (right). Susie Sellars Carson (1920-2008) was a lifelong resident of Southport, NC. She...
    • Surf bathers at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier islands, which spans almost all of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard, Oceanic
    • Coast Guardsmen participate in an aquatic contest on the ocean side of the Oceanic Hotel. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard
    • Coast Guardsmen practice with a buoy in life-saving exercise on the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard
    • In Banks Channel, the Coast Guard demonstrates how to turn over a boat. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Seashore Hotel, Hotels, Banks Channel
    • A panoramic view of the beach taken from Harbor Island across Banks Channel. The Seashore Hotel is the large building at left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Seashore Hotel, Hotels, Banks Channel
    • A panoramic view of the beach taken from Harbor Island across Banks Channel. The Seashore Hotel is the large building at left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Swimsuit Contest
    • A bathing beauty contest is held at an unknown location on the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • View from the upper story of the famous pavilion, looking east at bathers in the ocean. Note movie screen at extreme left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and...
    • Dr. Avant House & Office

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    • Colonial Revival style house and office built for Frank W. Avant (1876-1973), physician, native of Southport; and wife, Florence L. Nichols (1887-1962), native of Newark, NJ. He was a founder of Community Hospital, president of the New Hanover...

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