James P. Beckwith papers, 1789-1989.


Beckwith, James P. James P. Beckwith papers, 1789-1989.

James P. Beckwith papers, 1789-1989.

Family papers of James P. Beckwith of Durham, N.C. Included are letters and other papers, 1789-1869 (microfilm), reflecting the domestic and social life of the Arrington, Heath, Jones, Long, and Williams families, chiefly of Petersburg, Va., and Warrenton, N.C., especially the education of Dr. John Francis Heath (1819-1862) at Harvard University, the University of Berlin (including his journal while there), and the University of Pennsylvania; family Bible records (photocopy) of the family of Hugh Johnson (1762-1810) and Sally (Green) Johnson (1775-1848); genealogy of the Banister-Bolling-Eppes family (photocopy); and commonplace book, 1832-1865, of Mary Kearney (Davis) Williams of "Montmorencie," Warrenton, N.C., containing diary entries, religious meditations, and copies of her letters to family members. Also included are the diaries, 1864-1865 and 1870 (microfilm) of Mary J. White of Warrenton, kept at Wilmiington, N.C., in 1864, while waiting with her father, John White, for an opportunity to run the Union blockade, and later at "Ingleside," Warrenton, concerning church services and domestic affairs; recollections of General Robert E. Lee's visit to Warrenton, 1869-1870 (microfilm), written in 1934 by Mrs. Mary J. Beckwith; "A Short History of the A.E.O.C." (a Harvard University social club), 1835, by Thomas Pinckney Rutledge (1815-1838), edited by James P. Beckwith; and account books, 1925-1961 (6 v.) of Robert Paine Beckwith (1888-1969), physician of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., who specialized in pediatrics and obstectrics from the 1920s through the 1950s. Marginal notes contain genealogical information about his Halifax and Northampton counties, N.C., and Brunswick County, Va., patients, many of whom were from textile mill families.

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