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    • Daisy Lovering in Male Costume

    • c. 1890
    • actress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Studio portrait of Daisy Lovering dressed as a man, with “As I walk along” written across the front. Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason...
    • Causeway over Eagles Island

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    • Causeway, Eagles Island, Brunswick County
    • Picture of Brunswick County Road in wet weather, just West of ferry terminal from Wilmington.
    • Tinga Nursery - Bulb Farm - Castle Hayne.

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    • Tinga Nursery, Nursery, Bulb Farm, Castle Hayne, MacRae
    • A native of Sappmeer, Friesland, The Netherlands, Eelco Tinga (1882-1973) was one of the immigrants who Hugh MacRae brought to the Castle Hayne area. Located in northern New Hanover County, Castle Hayne was named for Captain Roger Haynes (died...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Monument of Dr. W. C. Willkings.

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    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves
    • The monument in the photo is to Dr. William Crawford Willkings, aged 30, who was killed in a duel, 3 May 1856, reputed to be the last political duel in the south. Held in Fair Bluff, NC, the duel between Dr. Willkings and his former friend, Joseph...
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Page 4 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0778

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Daisy Lovering in Male Costume Holding Hat

    • c. 1890
    • actress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Studio portrait of actress Daisy Lovering dressed as a man, with “When pogo was a boy” written across the front. Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Sue Lovering, performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and...
    • 1-1956

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    • Azalea Festival, Parade
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    • Lumina 3

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    • 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,...
    • Death Certificate

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    • Death Certificates, E. S. Pigford, physicians
    • Death certificate written out by Dr. E. S. Pigford
    • Airlie Pond

    • 1930s
    • Airlie Estate, ponds
    • The pond at Airlie.
    • Castle Hayne - Flower Farm

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    • Castle Hayne, Flower Farm, MacRae
    • Located in northern New Hanover County, Castle Hayne was named for Captain Roger Haynes (died before November, 1739), who owned a colonial plantation in the area. Around the turn of the twentieth century, Hugh MacRae (1865-1951), a local developer,...
    • Steamer City of Southport.

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    • Cape Fear River, Steamer, City of Southport
    • Cape Fear River - The steamer, City of Southport, took passengers down the river to Southport.
    • NCRPC0775

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Postcard from Daisy Lovering

    • 1942
    • actress, Hollywood, postcard
    • Front of a postcard from Daisy Lovering to her neices Helen and Susan Lovering. The postcard features an illustration of actress Deanna Durbin's Hollywood home. The reverse side gives Daisy's new address. Daisy (1869-1950) was an actress who...
    • Airlie Garden Archive, 1736-2000

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    • Airlie Gardens; Pembroke Jones Hunting Lodge; Pembroke Park; Wrightsville Sound, St.Andrews-on-the-Sound
    • This collection contains materials related to the history of Airlie Gardens and the families that owned the property. Most of the material, in the form of newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, letters, magazines, and handwritten or typed notes,...
    • Wilmington Morning Star, Page 5, July 4, 1918

    • undated
    • Princeton University; Tribute
    • a scan of a newspaper clipping; a transcript of a letter from John Hibben, President of Princeton University, to Leopold Bluethenthal dated July 1, 1918; a tribute to Arthur Bluethenthal and condolences for his passing
    • Shipyard Canteen, World War I

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    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach, NC - Beach car line, looking south from Station One.

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    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Station One, Beach Car
    • The car line followed roughly what is now Lumina Avenue. 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...
    • Parsley Estate - Live Oaks - Masonboro Sound

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    • Parsley Estate, Live Oaks, Masonboro Sound
    • The house was built in 1912-13 by Walter Linton Parsley (1856-1941), a Wilmington lumberman, and was designed by Henry Bacon (1866-1924), a resident of Wilmington during his childhood and the architect of the Lincoln Memorial. The unique octagonal...
    • Blueberry Farm - Huntington.

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    • Blueberry Farm, Blueberries, Huntington
    • A native of Sappmeer, Friesland, The Netherlands, Eelco Tinga (1882-1973) was one of the immigrants who Hugh MacRae brought to the Castle Hayne area. Located in northern New Hanover County, Castle Hayne was named for Captain Roger Haynes (died...
    • View from Brunswick Side of River

    • 1910-1915
    • Cape Fear River, steamer ships, exports, cotton, Alexander Sprunt & Sons
    • Slide taken from Brunswick side of river (Eagles Island), showing 3-4 Tramp Steamers, taking on cotton for export to Europe from Sprunt's. Also Clyde Line Steamer, Freight and Passenger, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad office buildings in background.
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Grave of Nance Adams Martin.

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    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves
    • The cross is over the grave of Nance Adams Martin, daughter of Silas and Margaret Martin, who died in Cardenas, Cuba, on May 25, 1857, at the age of 24. She was on a lengthy sea voyage with her father, who was a captain of a sailing vessel. After...
    • Steamer, City of Southport.

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    • Cape Fear River, Steamer, City of Southport, Eagles Island
    • Cape Fear River - The steamer, City of Southport, heads down river to Southport. Eagles Island is shown in the background.
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Page 3.4 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0939

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Mrs. George Hall, sponsor, wife of shipyard employee, and Mrs. Michael Brown of Wilmington (far right).
    • Back of Postcard from Daisy Lovering

    • 1942
    • postcard, Los Angeles
    • Back of a postcard from Daisy Lovering to her neices Helen and Sue Lovering listing her new address. The front features an illustration of Deanna Durbin's home in Hollywood, CA.
    • Sketch D showing the progress of the survey in section no. IV from 1845 to 1859

    • 1845 to 1859
    • North Carolina--Maps; Outer Banks (N.C.)--Maps; Atlantic coast (N.C.)--Maps
    • Coastal survey map covering the North Carolina coast from Cape Henry, Virginia to Cape Fear, North Carolina. Map includes rivers, sounds, inlets, creeks, bays, lakes, lighthouses, as well as towns and other geographical points of interest.
    • Alice B. Moore Sisson Collection

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    • Sisson, Alice B. Moore (1919-2004); Sisson, William Eliason (1910-1997); Borden Family; Moore Family; Henderson Familly; Lee Family
    • The collection mainly consists of personal papers of and about Mrs. Sisson, her family and their achievements. She was her family's chronicler. The collection contains photographs, newspaper articles, programs, deeds of property, and biographical...
    • Marine Technology 1

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, classrooms, students
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    • William Joseph Woodward

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    • Woodward, William, 1843-1907
    • Studio portrait of William Woodward seated with his sons. William Joseph Woodward was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 1, 1843. He was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, a member of the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment...
    • Preliminary chart of Albemarle Sound, North Carolina

    • 1855
    • North Carolina--Maps; Albemarle Sound (N.C.)--Maps
    • Coastal survey map covering Albemarle Sound from Edenton to the Atlantic Ocean, and a portion of the Outer Banks from Currituck Sound down to Oregon Inlet. Includes rivers that empty into Albemarle Sound, some towns and cities as well as islands,...
    • Construction of  County's Airport Will Start Today

    • undated
    • Bluethenthal Memorial Airport; New Hanover County, NC
    • A scan of a newspaper article in which Addison Hewlett, chairman of the New Hanover County board of commissioners, announces that the construction of the Bluethenthal Memorial Airport will begin immediately and progress quickly
    • Auto Mechanics 11

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, students
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    • Marine Technology 26

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, Professional staff
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    • Carr-Watters Collection, 1741-1954

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    • The collection contains a variety of handwritten and clipped recipes, seven books belonging to the Carr and Watters families, as well as grade school essays written by Eugie Dale Woodruff Watters. Two deeds from the eighteenth century are also...
    • Daisy Lovering in Costume

    • c. 1890
    • acress, theatre, stage, costume
    • Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member...
    • NCRPC0779

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Monument of Henry Bacon.

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    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves, Henry Bacon
    • Monument is to Henry Bacon (1866-1924), who spent his childhood in Wilmington while his father, Henry Bacon, Sr. (1822-1891), was the chief engineer for the "Rocks", a Federal navigation project (begun in 1875) to close New Inlet near Federal...
    • Peanut Farm.

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    • Peanut Farm, Peanuts
    • Three men investigate a peanut stack. "Peanut Politicians" written on back.
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Page 4.4 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0816

    • 07/30/1943
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Miss Mary West Cromartie preparing to christen the S.S. James I. McKay on July 30, 1943.
    • Portrait of Helen Lovering as a Child

    • 1905
    • 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...
    • Sketch d showing the progress of section IV, 1845 to 1852

    • 1845 to 1852
    • North Carolina--Maps; Outer Banks (N.C.)--Maps; Atlantic Coast (N.C.)--Maps
    • Coastal survey map covering the North Carolina coast from Cape Henry, Virginia to Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Map includes sounds, rivers, bays, inlets, banks, tidal stations, lighthouses, and shipwrecks.
    • Marine Technology 3

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, Student, Faculty
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    • Marine Technology 4

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, Student, Faculty, Professional staff
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    • French Ambassador Regrets Inability to Attend Service

    • undated
    • French Ambassador; American Legion; Bluethenthal Memorial Field
    • a scan of a newspaper clipping; the French ambassador declines the American Legion's invitation to attend the memorial ceremony at Bluethenthal Memorial field due to prior commitments in Washington, D.C.
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, Diary
    • Page 4.1 of Civil War diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • Moore's Creek Battleground, Pender County, NC.

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    • Moore's Creek Battlefield, Pender County
    • One of the first battles of the American Revolution was fought at Moore's Creek (near Currie, NC, in Pender County) on February 27-28, 1776. It pitted local Patriots against Highland Scottish Loyalists. Former auditorium at Moore's Creek National...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Monument of Gov. Edward Bishop Dudley.

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    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves, Governor Edward Bishop Dudley
    • Monument of Gov. Edward Bishop Dudley (1789-1855), a native of Wilmington, who was the first governor of North Carolina elected by popular vote. (Sec D, Lot# 77) (Also see #10 for more information about Oakdale Cemetery).
    • Farming

    • c. 1926
    • Farms, Wallace, Triplets
    • Willard, NC natives, triplets, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Mills pose in Wallace about 1926.
    • U.S. Quarantine Office and Stuart House in Southport

    • 1916
    • Brunswick County, dispensaries, hospitals, contagious diseases, Doctors
    • Waterfront view of the Quarantine Office, built in 1905, and located at the foot of Atlantic Ave. (surrounded by wooden fencing). The middle house in the background is the Dr. Lorenzo Frink House at 313 Bay Street, built about 1890. The Stuart...
    • The Original Babies Hospital

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    • hospitals, Babies Hospital
    • Founded on June 6, 1920 by Dr. J. Buren Sidbury (1864-1967), the original wooden building of the Pediatric Hospital burned in 1927. A Mediterranean style replacement was built and a third story was added in 1955-1956.
    • St. James Episcopal Church Graveyard.

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    • St. James Episcopal Church, Churches, Cemetery
    • Southwest corner of Fourth and Market streets. Located on the southwest corner of Fourth and Market streets (Block 154), the earliest mention of St. James' Graveyard was in 1781, during the British occupation of Wilmington, although a portion of...
    • Feast of Pirates, 1927.

    • 1927
    • Feast of Pirates, Cape Fear River
    • To begin Feast of Pirates celebrations, a “pirate ship,” flying the scull and crossbones (pictured here) rounded a bend in the Cape Fear River and prepared to “capture” Wilmington. After doing “battle” with the Coast Guard cutter, Modoc, the...
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Page 3.1 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0776

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Portrait of Daisy Lovering from Rear

    • c. 1890
    • actress, studio portrait, theatre
    • Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering, was an actress who performed in theatres around the country. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member...
    • Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr.

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    • Harriss, Andrew Howell, 1898-1998; Order of the Long Leaf Pine
    • Military photograph of Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr. in uniform. Andrew Harriss (1898-1998) was born in Wilmington, NC. He fought in World War I (with parental consent as he was only 16), and participated in five major engagements during his time...
    • New River, N.C. progress map for 1890

    • 1889-1890
    • New River (Onslow County, N.C.)--Maps; North Carolina--Maps
    • Map of New River from up beyond Cedar Point Creek to where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Including Hell Gate Creek , Wright’s Island, and Cedar Point Creek. Includes shoals, islands, survey stakes, dredging, “dumpage of 1887/88”, and jetties...
    • A Tribute From Princeton Men

    • 1918
    • Princeton University
    • A scan of a newspaper clipping; a transcript of a letter from J. V. Grainger, Jr., to Mayor P.Q. Moore of Wilmington, NC; a tribute to Arthur Bluethenthal on behalf of Princeton University alumni
    • Sketch D showing the progress of the survey in section no. IV, from 1845 to 1871

    • 1845 to 1871
    • North Carolina—Maps; Outer Banks (N.C.)--Maps; Atlantic Coast (N.C.)--Maps; Pamlico Sound (N.C.)--Maps
    • Coastal survey map covering the North Carolina coast from Wimble Shoals to south of Bogue Sound, focusing on Pamlico Sound and Neuse and Pamlico rivers. Map includes sounds, inlets, banks, rivers, stations, bays, creeks, points, and lighthouses.
    • The Right Reverend Thomas Henry Wright

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    • Episcopal Church. Diocese of East Carolina
    • Studio portrait of the Right Reverend Thomas Henry Wright. Thomas Henry Wright (1904-?) attended high school at Tileston in Wilmington, NC and transferred to the newly-built New Hanover High School, where he was president of his class. He attended...
    • North Front Street

    • 1913
    • Masonic Building, Murchison Building, N. Front Street, horse-drawn carriages
    • Front St. prior to automobiles; Masonic Building and Purcell House across Street prior to Murchison Building, 1913
    • Packing Barrels in Brunswick County

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    • Cape Fear River, Barrels, Pine Tar, Brunswick County, Waterfront, Customs House
    • This b&w photograph captures a group of laborers packing barrels along Brunswick County's waterfront.
    • McEachern's Store

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    • Merchants
    • Photograph of McEachern's Store, on Market Street around the middle of the block between 2nd and 3rd streets. William Heiden McEachern (right, 1867-1929) ran the store along with his brother Neil Morriss McEachern (1874-1937). Neil's family lived...
    • Auto Mechanics 18

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, Students, Faculty, College Presidents, College Administrators, professional staff
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    • Miss Jessie Stewart-Later Miss Will Rehder

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    • Rehder family, Stewart family, Nursing Students, Nursing Schools, hospitals, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Jessie Stewart, nursing student at James Walker Memorial Hospital's School of Nursing
    • Class of Nurses, 1920's

    • 1920s
    • education, medical profession, nursing and nurses, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Class of nurses from the James Walker Memorial Hospital, 1920s
    • McEachern Dairy Farm - New Hanover County.

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    • McEachern Farm, Echo Farms, Dairy
    • For decades, the McEachern farm, known as Echo Farms, produced milk for thousands of New Hanover County families. Located on Carolina Beach Road, it was owned by Alexander O. McEachern (1869-1962). McEachern was a pioneer in the diary business,...
    • Hopewell Presbyterian Church Graveyard , near Burgaw, NC.

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    • Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Churches, Cemeteries
    • Hopewell Presbyterian Church was founded in 1800 and is located on Highway #177, about four miles north of Burgaw. Hinton James (1776-1847), first student to enroll in the University of North Carolina, is buried there.
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Pages 4.2-4.3 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0777

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Cape Fear River

    • 1900
    • Cape Fear Ferry, waterfront, Cape Fear, steamer, Wilmington, U.S. Custom House
    • Cape Fear Ferry looking toward Wilmington 1900 - Market Street at Water
    • NCRPC0780

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Portrait of a Young Woman

    • c. 1890
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    • This portrait is probably of actress Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member of the ensemble for the...
    • Dave Nathans

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    • Churches; Historic preservation
    • Dave Nathans standing in front of what is probably St. Andrews' Presbyterian church during his work on its restoration. Dave Nathans, originally a contractor with Urban Building Development, became involved in the preservation and restoration at...
    • Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood

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    • 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...
    • Marine Technology 27

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, Student, Faculty, Professional staff
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    • Auto Mechanics 1

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, students
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    • Original James Walker Memorial Hospital, 1903-1904

    • 1903-1904
    • hospitals, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Originally located on 10th and 11th Streets, between Grace and Red Cross Streets, the fifty-bed facility was a gift from James Walker (1828-1901), a Scottish immigrant who came to the United States in the 1840's. He died before the Hospital was...
    • Old Market House

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    • Market House, Market Street
    • Market House on Market Street between Front and Water Streets; Demolished in 1881
    • Tobacco Farm.

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    • Tobacco Farm, Tobacco
    • One of the most important times for farmers in North Carolina was the annual tobacco harvest. Picking and curing the flue-cured tobacco involved all members of the farm family. After the leaves were stripped from the plants, they were tied onto...
    • Washington, NC - Beaufort County, NC.

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    • Washington, Beaufort County, Chamber of Commerce
    • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Goodwill motorcade visited the town of Washington. The 1916 building in the background housed municipal offices.
    • NCRPC0781

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Portrait of Josh Lovering

    • 1908
    • studio portrait
    • Photography of Josh Lovering, relative of Theodore and Daisy Lovering. Personal note written on the inside cover of the folio reads, "They are very flattering. Your affectionate brother, Josh, Denver, CO, January 14th, 1908."
    • Rev. William H. Milton, D.D.

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    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Milton, William Hammond, 1869-1946
    • The Rev. William H. Milton, D.D., standing in front of what is probably St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC. The Rev. William Hammond Milton, D.D. (1868-1946) was Rector of St James from 1906-1936. He was very involved in the National...
    • Wilmington Light Infantry (W.L.I.) Papers, 1853-1953

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    • Wilmington Light Infantry
    • This collection contains organizational records from the WLI. The majority of the collection focuses on the WLI’s involvement in WWI and documents after the war. A large part of the collection deals with the everyday act of running a business. Box...
    • Auto Mechanics 14

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, students
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    • Dr. Alonzo Dow Bryan-Obituary from Sneads Ferry

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    • Bryan family, physicians, Sneads Ferry
    • "Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Sneads Ferry for Dr. Lorenzo Dow Bryan, above, who died Sunday night. He practiced medicine for 40 years in Sneads Ferry, Fulchers Landing, Holly Ridge, Marines, Gillette, Hampstead and Haw."
    • 3rd and Market Street, Looking West

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    • Headquarters of the Confederacy, Henry Clay, downtown, Potter, DeRossett, Third Street, Market Street
    • The original deRosset House and Potter House, located at Third and Market Streets
    • Tobacco Farm.

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    • Tobacco Farm, Tobacco
    • Two men stand in a tobacco field. One of the most important times for farmers in North Carolina was the annual tobacco harvest. Picking and curing the flue-cured tobacco involved all members of the farm family. After the leaves were stripped from...
    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, NC.

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    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • NCRPC0783

    • Date unknown
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • NC Shipbuilding Company under construction.
    • Portrait of an Unknown Woman

    • c. 1890
    • studio portrait
    • A studio portrait of an unknown woman dressed in fine attire with a curl of hair on her forehead.
    • Rev. Adam Empie, D.D.

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    • 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...
    • Martin George Schnibben

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    • Railroads--Employees; Brotherhood of Railway Clerks
    • Studio portrait of Martin Schnibben taken by Henry Cronenberg. Martin George Schnibben (1900-1972) was the son of Martin and Matilda Wrede Schnibben. Martin worked for the Railway Express Company for 45 years. He was a member of St. Paul's...
    • Comparative chart of Cape Fear River entrances, North Carolina

    • 1857
    • Cape Fear River (N.C.)--Maps; Atlantic Coast (N.C.)—Maps
    • Nautical chart showing depth soundings in the area around the Cape Fear River entrance. Map includes shoals, buoys, inlets, islands, lighthouses, and indicates the location of Fort Caswell.
    • Thomas Norwood  Simmons Papers, 1908-1986

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    • Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1935-1972; Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1908-1986 -- Correspondence; Simmons Sea-Skiff (boat); Boatbuilders -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; Wooden boats -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Boatbuilding -- North Carolina --...
    • This collection contains business documents related to Simmons boat building business and Simmons personal financial records. The collection ranges from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The first box contains correspondence. Most of this material...
    • Compagnie Générale Transatlantique Souvenir Booklet

    • 1917
    • Navigation; Travel
    • Souvenir booklet with cover image of the S.S. Espagne ocean liner; travel from Bordeaux, France to New York, NY; a ship's log used to determine the distance a ship traveled within a certain amount of time; a color map of the Compagnie Générale...
    • Marine Technology 43

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology
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    • Auto Mechanics 10

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, students
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    • Oakdale Cemetery - Monument to Elizabeth Maund Andrews (At left).

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    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves
    • Inscription on the monument of an esteemed Wilmington lady: "Elizabeth Maund Andrews Widow of Edward Lane Robert Strange John Wilder Atkinson" The lady died August 24, 1915 at the age of 77. (Sec H, Lot #91) (Also see #10 for more information...
    • Strawberry Farm.

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    • Strawberry Farm, Strawberries
    • Workers pick strawberries at a field in an unknown location.
    • Northwest Cape Fear River Bridge, under construction.

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    • Northwest Cape Fear River Bridge, Bridges, Cape Fear River, Point Peter
    • Point Peter (center) is at the confluence of the Northeast and Northwest branches of the river. At the confluence of the Northeast and Northwest Cape Fear Rivers, opposite Wilmington, was as early as 1764, called Negro Head Point or Plantation. At...
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Pages 1.2-1.3 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0788

    • 12/06/1941
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Mrs. J. Melville Broughton christening the S.S. Zebulon B. Vance.
    • Portrait of John B. Lovering

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    • studio portrait
    • Portrait of John B. Lovering, brother of Theodore and Daisy Lovering. Census records indicate that of seven or eight children in the Lovering family, only Theodore and Daisy survived to later adulthood. Theodore married Susan Kidder Meares...
    • Charlie Soong

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    • 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...
    • Comparative chart of Cape Fear River bars, North Carolina

    • 1851, 1858
    • Cape Fear River (N.C.)--Maps; Atlantic Coast (N.C.)—Maps
    • Nautical chart showing depth soundings in the area around the Cape Fear River between Oak Island and Smith’s Island. Map includes shoals, lighthouses, islands, and location of Fort Caswell.
    • Owen and Barry Family Papers, 1820-1978

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    • Owen family; Barry family; Dixon family; Guion family; Owen, John, III; Barry, John Decatur; Said, Omar ibn; Yellow Fever -- North Carolina -- Wilmington
    • The collection contains roughly 150 objects, consisting of letters, financial records, legal documents, photographs, newspaper articles, diaries, and family religious books primarily from the Owen and Barry families. Although they range from 1820...
    • Auto Mechanics 9

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Auto mechanics, Students, Faculty
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    • Marine Technology 39

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    • Cape Fear Community College, CFCC, Cape Fear Technical Institute, CFTI, Marine Technology, Student, Faculty
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    • Walter Linton Parsley Estate, Masonboro Sound - Garden.

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    • Garden, Masonboro Sound, Parsley Estate
    • The house was built in 1912-13 by Walter Linton Parsley (1856-1941), a Wilmington lumberman, and was designed by Henry Bacon (1866-1924), a resident of Wilmington during his childhood and the architect of the Lincoln Memorial. The unique octagonal...
    • Lettuce Farm.

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    • Lettuce Farm, Lettuce
    • Lettuce was a mainstay of the truck farm industry.
    • Airlie Gardens - Swans on the pond.

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    • Airlie Gardens, Swans
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Civil War Diary of Henry Hungerford Smith

    • 1864
    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Civil War, diary
    • Page 1.4 of Civil War Diary pages attributed to Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith, husband of Mary Elizabeth Rose Duclos Barry, who was daughter of Mary Stedman Owen and Jonathan Antoine Barry. First entry dated May 3, 1864.
    • NCRPC0790

    • 06/21/1942
    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Miss Anne B. Rutledge, sponsor, of the S.S. Edward Rutledge, NCSB Hull No. 29, launced June, 21, 1942.
    • Major William Arthur Snow

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    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
    • Military photograph of Major William Arthur Snow in uniform. William Arthur Snow (1894-1940) was born in New York and was a graduate of the United States Military Academy and M.I.T. A decorated veteran of World War I, he served with the 2nd...
    • Wilmington Concert Association Collection, 1948-2005

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    • Wilmington Concert Association -- History; Wilmington Concert Association -- Miscellanea; Columbia Concert Association
    • The collection contains a variety of papers relating to the administration of the Wilmington Concert Association. Meeting minutes, by-laws, financial records, member rosters, and correspondence are all included in the collection. The materials are...

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