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    • Irene Smalls

    • African American women; African American Authors; Children's authors; Jonkonnu (Festival)
    • Irene Smalls leading a music program for her book at the Main Library. Irene Smalls (1950- ) is an award-winning children's author. Her book "Irene Jennie and the Christmas Masquerade" describes an old holiday custom celebrated along the Cape...
    • 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...
    • Charles W. Chesnutt

    • Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932; Riots--North Carolina--Wilmington--History--19th century; African Americans--North Carolina
    • Copy print of a black and white photograph of Charles W. Chesnutt. Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an author who made frequent visits to Wilmington, NC. His family was from Fayetteville, NC, though he was born in Cleveland, OH. His...
    • Alexander Hall House

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    • Queen Anne style house built c. 1897 for Alexander Hall (1874-1933), president of the Wilmington Grocery Company; and wife, Margaret Hargrave (1875-1961). According to family tradition, house was a wedding present from the grooms parents. Remained...
    • Governor Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley Family, Historic Houses, Dudley Mansion
    • Located at 400 South Front Street this house was built by North Carolina Governor James Bishop Dudley (1789-1855). Tradition says it was built as early as 1825. This image was taken about 1900.
    • Henry Taylor

    • Free African Americans; Carpenters; African American businesspeople; African American freemasons.
    • Photograph of Henry Taylor, free African American. Henry Taylor (1823-1892) was a free African American man born in Fayetteville, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1850, where he worked as a carpenter. Family tradition says he worked on the...
    • Hosea Horne

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography.
    • Corporal Hosea Horne of the Wilmington Horse Artillery. Hosea Horne enlisted in the Confederate army in New Hanover County, NC in 1862. He became a corporal in Captain Thomas Southerland's Wilmington Horse Artillery, 1st North Carolina Artillery,...

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