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    • Tidewater Camellia Club Collection

    • Tidewater Camellia Club -- History; Camellias -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Camellias -- Periodicals
    • Box of the collection contains 2 scrapbooks with Camellia Show documents, pictures, membership lists, and newspaper clippings. First scrapbook covers from 1953 through 1971, and the second from 1971 through 1982. Collection has the American...
    • Susan Eugenia Beery Moore

    • Upper class women; Charity organization; Grace United Methodist Church (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Portrait of Susan Eugenia Beery Moore. Susan Eugenia Beery Moore ()1849-1925) was the daughter of Benjamin Beery. Eugenia was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church through most of her childhood and early adulthood and later joined...
    • Leora Hiatt "Billie" McEachern

    • Historians; Genealogists; Authors
    • Photograph of Leora Hiatt McEachern. Leora Hiatt "Billie" McEachern (1909-1982) was born in Sampson County, NC. She grew up in High Point, NC and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1951 with her husband. Billie was a significant contributor to the...
    • William Dougal McCaig

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
    • Portrait of William Dougal McCaig. William Dougal McCaig (1874-1951) was born in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. McCaig entered the railroad service as a young boy and worked his way through the ranks until he became Vice President of the Atlantic...
    • Lumina 3

    • Wrightsville Beach, pavilions, dancing, ballrooms
    • Dancers on the 2nd floor of Lumina ballroom. Strings of lights hanging from the ceiling, wooden dance floors, a large arched area holds the band and is decorated with potted palms. Men are in suits or sportscoats and women are in long dresses,...
    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • 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...
    • Emma Woodward MacMillan

    • MacMillan, Emma, 1893-1975; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Public librarians
    • Photograph of Emma Woodward MacMillan sitting in the North Carolina Room of the Wilmington Public Library on the day that she retired. Emma Woodward MacMillan (1893-1975) is the daughter of William Joseph Woodward and was born in Wilmington, NC....
    • Rev. Adam Empie, D.D.

    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Empie, Adam, 1785-1860
    • Painting of Dr. Adam Empie. Dr. Adam Empie (1785-1860) was known for his erudite, eloquent, and impassioned sermons. He started at St. James Episcopal Church, which was established by the NC General Assembly in 1729, in 1810. He successfully...
    • Delmas D. Haskett

    • Haskett, Delmas D.; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 18th. Company G
    • Delmas D. Haskett working in the North Carolina Room of the New Hanover County Public Library. Delmas Dennis Haskett (1911-2002) was a well respected local historian, genealogist and author. Through his 40 volumes of abstracted records, countless...
    • 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...
    • Thomas C. Jervay

    • African American newspapers; African American--History
    • Thomas Clarence Jervay with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House. Thomas C. Jervay (1914-1993) took over the leadership of his family printing and newspaper business after his father passed away. In 1945 he changed the name of the...
    • Chestnut Street - 200 block.

    • Chestnut Street, N. Second Street, Cape Fear Club, Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood
    • A houseman, with a broom is in front of the Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood house on the corner of North Second and Chestnut streets. To the right, through the trees, is the side entrance of the Cape Fear Club.
    • Joe and Dorothy Nesbitt

    • Nesbitt, Dorothy Buckeridge, 1922-; Photographers; Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Joe and Dorothy Nesbitt. Joesph Gordon Nesbitt (1917-2008) was the chief photographer of the Star-News from 1958-1982. He married Dorothy in 1951. She was a dancer and choreographer who toured Latin America with Col. W. de Basil's Original...
    • John Decatur Barry

    • Barry, John Decatur, 1833-1867; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Daguerreotype of John D. Barry in uniform. John Decatur Barry (1833-1867) went to the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), and enlisted in Company I of the 18th North Carolina Infantry at the start of...
    • John H. McRae

    • Portrait of John H. McRae John McRae (1806-1883) was a Wilmington Town Commissioner as well as the Magistrate of Police in Wilmington, NC from 1847 through 1855. In 1855, the name of the head of the town government changed from Magistrate to...


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