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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...
    • Betty Loughlin

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; East Carolina University
    • Magazine cover for Life Around Wilmington, featuring Betty Loughlin. Life Around Wilmington was an information /shopping guide to the Wilmington, NC area published in the 1950s. In the spring of 1953, Betty Loughlin had her engagement pictures...
    • 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...
    • Joseph Marvin Feagle

    • Insurance agents; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
    • Portrait of Joseph Marvin Feagle. Joseph Marvin Feagle (1887-1947) was born in Florida. At the age of 18, he became a school teacher and remained in the schools of Florida for fifteen years. In 1922, Feagle began a career in the insurance business...
    • Martha Hand

    • Burgaw (N.C.); Centenarians; Pender (N.C.)
    • Martha Hand, seated, with her oldest daughter, Effie Pugh. Martha Cox Hand (ca.1890-2002) lived in three centuries, and her life spanned four generations. She lived in the town of Burgaw, Pender County, NC, and outlived 11 of her 12 children. ...
    • Portrait of Helen Lovering as a Child

    • studio portrait, children
    • A studio portrait of Helen Lovering, with the description that she was 1 year, 3 days old at the time of the photograph. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Lovering had strong family ties to Wilmington, North Carolina and lived there for most...
    • 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...
    • Clara Tate

    • Homemakers
    • Portrait of Clara Tate in her 70s. Clara Tate (1885-1965) was born in Wilmington, NC, and attended the public schools in the area. She was a homemaker and spent her life caring for her eight children. Tate was also a member of St. James A.M.E....
    • Unknown Woman at Orton Plantation

    • Orton Plantation
    • Helen Lovering's shadow can be seen taking the photograph of this unknown woman in front of a treet at Orton Plantation. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Helen had strong family ties to Wilmington and lived there for most of her adult...
    • William Dallas "Joe" Wright II

    • Blacks--Civil Rights
    • Portrait of Joe Wright. William Dallas "Joe" Wright II (1952-1990) was born in Wilmington on December 25, 1952. Wright was one of the youngest members of the Wilmington 10, all of whom were convicted in a case that made national news in 1972....
    • Millie-Christine McKoy

    • McKoy, Millie-Christine, 1851-1912; African American--History; Conjoined twins; Whiteville, (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Millie-Christine McKoy. Millie-Christine McKoy (1851-1912) was born in the Welches Creek area close to Whiteville, NC. (The twins referred to themselves as "I".) She was born a slave and sold when only one-year-old to a series of...
    • Hargrove Bellamy Papers, 1935-1945

    • Bellamy family; Bellamy, Hargrove, -- 1896-1994 -- Correspondence; Robert R. Bellamy & Son -- History; Delgado Cotton Mill (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Astyptodyne Chemical Company (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Navy Relief Society --...
    • This collection contains materials dealing with the life of Hargrove Bellamy from his business interests to his public service career. It also contains a collection of newspaper clippings that deal with local southeastern history, World War II, and...
    • Barbara Grace Hunter

    • Cape Fear Garden Club (Wilmington, N.C.)--History
    • Photograph of Barbara Hunter at the Temple Garden in Landfall. Barbara Grace Hunter (2005- ) has lived in Wilmington most of her life. She is the daughter of Cheryl D. Hunter, who was the Historian for the Cape Fear Garden Club in 2013. She...
    • Aquilla Day

    • Free African Americans; Furniture making; Day, Thomas, 1748-1789
    • Portrait of a woman thought to be Aquilla Day, wife of Thomas Day. Aquilla Wilson Day (1830- ) was the wife of Thomas Day, a renowned artisan, furniture maker, woodworker, and a free black living in North Carolina. They married on January 7, 1830....
    • Corporal Robert H. Worrell

    • Silver Star; Burgaw (N.C.); Pender County (N.C.)
    • Newspaper photograph of Cpl. Robert Worrell in uniform used in article "Our Men in Service", that ran periodically in the paper during WWII. Robert Henry Worrell (1921-1994) was born in Ashton, Pender County, NC. His family later lived in...
    • Ed Danilowicz

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    • Edward Danilowicz on board a boat in character as pirate Stede Bonnet. Edward Joseph Danilowicz (1952-2011) was a talented musician and songwriter from Wilmington, NC. He performed for Opera House Company and the Thalian Association. He was the...

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