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    • James E. L. Wade Collection, 1917-1980

    • Wade, James E. L., -- 1889-1980 -- Correspondence; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company -- History; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen -- History; Wade Realty Company (Wilmington, N.C.) --Correspondence; United Service Organizations (U.S.) --...
    • This collection deals largely with James E. L. Wade’s involvement in the public eye in Wilmington beginning with his career as a city councilman and later as mayor of Wilmington in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The first box contains two folders...
    • Alfred Moore Waddell

    • Waddell, Alfred M. (Alfred Moore), 1834-1912; Legislators--United States
    • Portrait of Alfred Moore Waddell taken while he was the Mayor of Wilmington, NC. Alfred Moore Waddell (1834-1912) was born in Hillsborough, NC on September 16, 1834. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1853, Waddell was...
    • Hugh McManus III

    • Educators; New Hanover County (N.C.)
    • Head shot of Hugh McManus III. Hugh Forrest McManus III (1947- ) is a well-known and highly-respected educator in New Hanover County, NC. He has served as principal in several area public and private schools, including Cape Fear Academy, Hoggard...
    • Burett H. Stephens

    • Stephens, Burett H., 1874-1956; Architects--North Carolina
    • Photograph of Burett Stephens. Burett H. Stephens (1874-1956) was a prominent local architect who was originally a native of Ottawa, Canada. He designed many buildings in Wilmington, NC, including the Sunday School Annex for Grace Methodist...
    • Claude Howell

    • Howell, Claude, 1915-1997
    • Photograph of Claude Howell in his studio/apartment. Claude Howell (1915-1997) was one of North Carolina's premier painters. His paintings were mainly concerned with the North Carolina coastal areas, documenting the people and landscapes of the...
    • Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood

    • Wood, Thomas Fanning, 1841-1892; North Carolina. State Board of Health; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Thomas Wood. Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood (1831-1892) was born in Wilmington, NC. Wood was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, assigned to duty in the 18th regiment of the North Carolina Infantry, Company I, known as the...
    • Archibald Ray Black

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Sheriffs; Teacher educators
    • Portrait of Archibald Black. Archibald Ray Black (1823-1889) was born near Point Caswell on the Black River in Pender County, NC. He was a teacher at many Pender County Schools including Rocky Point Academy, Willard and Point Caswell Academy....
    • 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...
    • Charlie Soong

    • Missionaries--China--Biography; Publishers and publishing; Industrialists
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Charlie Soong. Soong (1863?-1918), who was born in China, set sail for Boston, MA, with his uncle in the Spring of 1878. Unsatisfied with his life as a salesman in his uncle's shop, Charlie escaped Boston...
    • Navy SEAL at Camp Davis

    • training, Camp LeJeune, NC
    • A member of the Navy elite Seals, a commando unit, storms into a "Soviet" camp to free a group of "hostages" in a Marine Corps war game Thursday, 8/9, on the site of Camp Davis near Holly Ridge. The Seal would not identify himself. The Marines...
    • Mary Alice Jervay

    • African American Newspapers; African American women; African American--history
    • Photograph of Mary Alice Jervay. Mary Alice McNeill Jervay (1874-1948) was the wife of Robert Smith Jervay, who started a Wilmington weekly newspaper for African American readers in 1927 called "The Cape Fear Journal." She was originally a...
    • Robert Smith Jervay

    • African American Newspapers
    • Robert Smith Jervay Robert Smith Jervay (1873-1941) was born in Summerville, S.C. He moved his family to Wilmington in 1911 for the better educational opportunities, and started a printing business called Jervay Printing. In 1927 his son Henry...


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