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Collection Number: 04187

Collection Title: Bessie Heath Daniel Papers, 1753-1987

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Size 10.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1820 items)
Abstract Bessie Heath Daniel, farmer, teacher, and amateur historian, of Person County, N.C., was born to Lewis Heath Daniel, a tobacco farmer and distillery warehouse employee, and Sallie Barnett Daniel at the family home in Flat River, N.C. She had one sister, Bertha Daniel Cloyd, who married Edward Lamar Cloyd, dean of students at North Carolina State University for nearly 40 years, with whom she had two children, Edward Lamar Cloyd Jr., and Ann Daniel Cloyd. Bessie Heath Daniel attended the State Normal and Industrial College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in Greensboro, N.C., and worked there in the office of the president. She also held positions as the treasurer of the Kanuga Club near Hendersonville, N.C., and as an administrative assistant in the Agricultural Extension Service of Roxboro, N.C., and Person County. Daniel held numerous clerical positions, taught at Roxboro High School and the Hillcrest School in Flat River, and from 1923 to her retirement managed the family tobacco farm. From 1957 to 1975, she hosted a weekly radio program on WRXO in Roxboro, N.C., devoted to Person County history. The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal materials, and other items relating to Bessie Heath Daniel and others. Personal and business correspondence is mostly among Bessie Heath Daniel, Sallie Barnett Daniel, Lewis Heath Daniel, Bertha Daniel Cloyd, and their friends and family. Topics include tobacco farm management, rural household affairs, and the daily life of young female college students in the early 1900s. Financial materials including financial and legal documents from the 19th and 20th centuries; documents relating to Lewis Heath Daniel's employment at the distillery warehouse in Roxboro, N.C.; bank books; account books (one of which includes a muster roll for Company A, 35th Battalion of Home Guards and a list of names and birth dates of slaves born 1813-1864); documents relating to the Daniel homestead and tobacco farm in Flat River, N.C.; and receipts. There are also materials relating to Bessie Heath Daniel's weekly radio program; school materials including a cipher book, possibly of J. A. Lunsford; an "Album of Remembrance" of Carrie Scott while attending the Warrenton Female Collegiate Institute; materials relating to Bessie Heath Daniel and Bertha Daniel Cloyd's education, such as notebooks, essays, tests, and grade reports; historical and genealogical materials including pages of a family record including birth, death, and marriage dates for the Ward, Bacon, Lamkin, Gregory, Edwards, and Scott family members, 1753-1886; printed materials; photographs, including a daguerreotype of Ann Lunsford Daniel; and other items.
Creator Daniel, Bessie Heath, 1886-1976.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Bessie Heath Daniel Papers #4187, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy of two account books (filmed July 1979) available.
  • Reel 1: Folders 86-87
Acquisitions Information
Received from Dan Jackson and Hester B. Jackson of Dobson, N.C., in June 1979, October 1980, August 1982 (Acc. 82074), and July 1983; received from Dan Jackson in October 2005 (Acc. 100196).
Additional Descriptive Resources
Print finding aid available; describes items in folders 86-88, 117-118 and 124 only.
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Bessie Heath Daniel (1886-1976), was a farmer, teacher, and amateur historian of Person County, N.C. She was born to parents Lewis Heath Daniel (1850-1934) and Sallie Barnett Daniel (1860-1916) at the family homestead and farm in Flat River, N.C. She had one sister, Bertha Daniel, also known as Bertha Daniel Cloyd. Daniel's parents were tobacco farmers, farming the land that her paternal grandfather purchased in 1847. In addition to tobacco farming, Lewis Heath Daniel was employed at a distillery warehouse in Roxboro, N.C., from 1890 to 1900.

Bessie Heath Daniel attended the State Normal and Industrial College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in Greensboro, N.C., and graduated in 1905. From 1905 to 1909, her sister Bertha attended the Normal College as well. During Daniel's undergraduate years and for four years after graduation, Daniel worked in the office of the college president, as an assistant to the campus librarian, and as a teacher in the business department. Upon leaving her position at the college, Daniel worked as the treasurer of the Kanuga Club near Hendersonville, N.C.; a teacher at Roxboro High School and the Hillcrest School; an administrative assistant in the Agricultural Extension Service in Roxboro and Person County; and held clerical positions in Statesville, N.C., Asheville, N.C., Rutherfordton, N.C., and Washington D.C. (during World War I). From 1923 to her retirement, Daniel managed the family farm at Flat River.

Bessie Heath Daniel's sister Bertha married Edward Lamar Cloyd, who served as dean of students at North Carolina State University for nearly forty years. They had two children, Edward Lamar Cloyd Jr., called "Son," and Ann Daniel Cloyd, in whose lives Bessie Daniel was an active participant.

Daniel was an avid local historian and collected materials relating to the history of Person County and the genealogy and history of the her family. From 1957 to 1975, she hosted a weekly radio program on WRXO in Roxboro, N.C., which was devoted to Person County history and other items of relevance to the region.

Bessie Heath Daniel died at the age of 89 in February 1976.

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The collection includes personal and business correspondence, mostly among Bessie Heath Daniel, Sallie Barnett Daniel, Lewis Heath Daniel, Bertha Daniel Cloyd, and their friends and family. Topics include tobacco farm management, rural household affairs, and the daily life of young female college students in the early 1900s. Financial materials including financial and legal documents from the 19th and 20th centuries; documents relating to Lewis Heath Daniel's employment at the distillery warehouse in Roxboro, N.C.; bank books; account books (one of which includes a muster roll for Company A, 35th Battalion of Home Guards and a list of names and birth dates of slaves born 1813-1864); documents relating to the Daniel homestead and tobacco farm in Flat River, N.C.; and receipts. There are also materials relating to Bessie Heath Daniel's weekly radio program; school materials including a cipher book, possibly of J. A. Lunsford; an "Album of Remembrance" of Carrie Scott while attending the Warrenton Female Collegiate Institute; materials relating to Bessie Heath Daniel and Bertha Daniel Cloyd's education, such as notebooks, essays, tests, and grade reports; historical and genealogical materials including pages of a family record including birth, death, and marriage dates for the Ward, Bacon, Lamkin, Gregory, Edwards, and Scott family members, 1753-1886; printed materials; photographs, including a daguerreotype of Ann Lunsford Daniel; and other items.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated.

About 680 items.

Arrangement: chronological by year.

Correspondence relating to the personal and business activities of Bessie Heath Daniel, her family, and her forbears. The bulk of the correspondence is personal. Business correspondence is much sparser.

A small portion of the correspondence was received by the Southern Historical Collection already having suffered significant mold or physical damage or having deteriorated to fragments. These items have been placed in folder 80.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated.

About 600 items.

Arrangement: chronological by year.

Personal correspondence consists predominantly of letters written to and from Bessie Heath Daniel and other members of the Daniel family. Letters written prior to 1900 are chiefly those written to or from Sallie Barnett Daniel, and describe daily life in rural Person County. Folder 1 contains a letter of August 1831 from Dr. Currie Barnett, Bessie Heath Daniel's great-grandfather, to his daughter, Elizabeth Bolton, advising her as to how to be a good wife and run a household.

Correspondence from 1900 to around 1910 is generally between Bessie, her sister Bertha, and their parents while one or both children was attending the State Normal and Agricultural College in Greensboro. Letters from Bessie and Bertha describe the daily life of a young female college student, while letters from their parents, chiefly from Sallie Barnett Daniel, describe the daily life and business of running a farm.

Many letters from the first quarter of the 19th century are addressed to "Miss Daniel" and are from former or current students of Bessie Heath Daniel while she was teaching.

The bulk of the correspondence after about 1930 is generally from Bertha Daniel Cloyd, after she married Edward Lamar Cloyd, her son, Edward Lamar Cloyd Jr., daughter, Ann Daniel Cloyd, their children, and Bessie Daniel.

See Folder 133 in Subseries 5.2 for letters written from Bessie Heath Daniel to Hester and Charles Jackson during the years 1972-1976.

Some folders are noted as containing transcripts of letters. These transcripts were donated as a part of the collection and were possibly created by Hester Jackson as part of her effort to write a book about the Daniel family.

Folder 1

Letter from Dr. Currie Barnett to his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Bolton, August 1831, plus transcript and photocopy. #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1870-1879 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1880 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

1881 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 4-5

Folder 6

1882-1889 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1890-1898 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1900-1901 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9-13

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

1902 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 9-13

Folder 9 contains transcripts of some letters.

Folder 14-18

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

1903 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 14-18

Folder 14 contains transcript of one letter.

Folder 19-22

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

1904 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 19-22

Folder 19 contains transcripts of some letters.

Folder 23-28

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

1905 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 23-28

Folder 23 contains transcripts of some letters.

Folder 29-31

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

1906 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 29-31

Folder 29 contains transcripts of some letters.

Folder 32-36

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

1907 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 32-36

Folder 32 contains transcripts of some letters.

Folder 37-43

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

1908 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 37-43

Folder 37 contains transcripts of some letters.

Folder 44-47

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

1909 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 44-47

Folder 44 contains transcripts of some letters.

Folder 48-50

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

1910 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 48-50

Folder 51

1911 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 51

Contains transcripts of some letters.

Folder 52

1912 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53

1913-1915 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54

1916-1919 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 54

Folder 55

1920 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 55

Folder 56

1921-1922 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 56

Folder 57

1923-1925 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 57

Folder 58

1926-1929 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

1930-1936 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 59

Contains transcript of one letter.

Folder 60

1937-1939 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61

1940-1948 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 61

Folder 62

1952-1959 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 62

Folder 63

1961-1963 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 63

Folder 64

1967-1969 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 64

Folder 65

1970-1971 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 65

Folder 66-67

Folder 66

Folder 67

1972-1973 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 66-67

Folder 68

1974-1975, 1980 #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 68

Folder 69

Handwritten transcripts #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 69

Folder 70-79

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

Folder 75

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Undated #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 70-79

Folder 80

Fragments of letters #04187, Subseries: "1.1. Personal Correspondence, 1831-1980 and undated." Folder 80

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Business Correspondence, 1876-1970.

About 80 items.

Arrangement: chronological by year.

Business correspondence is chiefly that of Lewis Heath Daniel and Bessie Heath Daniel, and generally relates to the business of running a dairy and tobacco farm. Other business correspondence relates to Bessie Daniel's work as a teacher, a typist, and a secretary.

Folder 81

1876-1899 #04187, Subseries: "1.2. Business Correspondence, 1876-1970." Folder 81

Folder 82

1900-1909 #04187, Subseries: "1.2. Business Correspondence, 1876-1970." Folder 82

Folder 83

1910-1911 #04187, Subseries: "1.2. Business Correspondence, 1876-1970." Folder 83

Folder 84

1912-1919 #04187, Subseries: "1.2. Business Correspondence, 1876-1970." Folder 84

Folder 85

1920-1970 #04187, Subseries: "1.2. Business Correspondence, 1876-1970." Folder 85

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1838-1976 and undated.

About 265 items.

Arrangement: by type of material.

Financial materials include account books, bank books, materials relating to the ownership of the Daniel farm and homestead, and receipts.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Financial and Legal Documents, 1854-1976 and undated.

About 65 items.

Arrangement: by type of material.

Account books, bank books, and financial and legal documents relating to the business activities of Bessie Heath Daniel, her father, Lewis Heath Daniel, and their forbears. Of special interest is an account book in Folder 86, which includes a muster role for Company A, 35th Battalion of Home Guards and a list of names and birth dates for slaves born 1813-1864. Folder 93 contains documents relating to Lewis Heath Daniel's employment at a distillery warehouse in Roxboro, N.C., 1890-1900.

Account books in folders 86-87 are also available on microfilm.

Folder 86

Account book, 1856-1862 #04187, Subseries: "2.1. Financial and Legal Documents, 1854-1976 and undated." Folder 86

Apparently of Campbell Barnett, Bessie Heath Daniel's grandfather, of Person County, N.C., listing merchandise sold and payments received. Arrangement of entries is by name of customer. Also included are a muster role (1862?) for Company A, 35th Battalion of Home Guards and a list of names and birth dates for slaves born 1813-1864. (Also available on microfilm.)

Folder 87

Account book, 1854, 1858-1860 #04187, Subseries: "2.1. Financial and Legal Documents, 1854-1976 and undated." Folder 87

Of J. A. Lunsford, and Bros., dry goods merchants of High Hill, Person County, N.C. Entries, for suppliers from whom merchandise was purchased, are arranged chronologically. (Also available on microfilm.)

Folder 88

Account book, July 1855-December 1860 #04187, Subseries: "2.1. Financial and Legal Documents, 1854-1976 and undated." Folder 88

Of J. A. Lunsford and Bros., High Hill, Person County, N.C. Entries, for customers, are arranged chronologically.

Folder 89

Account book, 1878-1880 #04187, Subseries: "2.1. Financial and Legal Documents, 1854-1976 and undated." Folder 89

Folder 90

Account book, 1877-1886 #04187, Subseries: "2.1. Financial and Legal Documents, 1854-1976 and undated." Folder 90

Folder 91-92

Folder 91

Folder 92

Financial and legal documents #04187, Subseries: "2.1. Financial and Legal Documents, 1854-1976 and undated." Folder 91-92

Folder 93

Distillery warehouse documents #04187, Subseries: "2.1. Financial and Legal Documents, 1854-1976 and undated." Folder 93

Folder 94

Bank books #04187, Subseries: "2.1. Financial and Legal Documents, 1854-1976 and undated." Folder 94

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Daniel Farm and Homestead Materials, 1945-1976 and undated.

About 50 items.

Papers documenting the changing ownership of the Daniel farm and homestead throughout time, inventories of Bessie Heath Daniel's possessions, and documentation of a legal dispute occuring in the 1950s between Bessie Heath Daniel and one of her neighbors regarding their adjoining property line.

Folder 95-99

Folder 95

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

Daniel Farm and Homestead Materials #04187, Subseries: "2.2. Daniel Farm and Homestead Materials, 1945-1976 and undated." Folder 95-99

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Receipts, 1838-1975 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Radio Program Materials, 1957-1974 and undated.

About 350 items.

Arrangement: chronological by year.

Materials relating to Bessie Heath Daniel's weekly radio program about Person County and its history on WRXO in Roxboro, N.C., running from 1957 to 1975. Papers include notes she made for her programs along with pertinant clippings and articles, and an annual report for the radio station for the year 1973.

Folder 105

1957-1960 #04187, Series: "3. Radio Program Materials, 1957-1974 and undated." Folder 105

Folder 106

1961-1963 #04187, Series: "3. Radio Program Materials, 1957-1974 and undated." Folder 106

Folder 107

1964-1967 #04187, Series: "3. Radio Program Materials, 1957-1974 and undated." Folder 107

Folder 108-109

Folder 108

Folder 109

1969-1970 #04187, Series: "3. Radio Program Materials, 1957-1974 and undated." Folder 108-109

Folder 110-111

Folder 110

Folder 111

1971 #04187, Series: "3. Radio Program Materials, 1957-1974 and undated." Folder 110-111

Folder 112

1972-1973 #04187, Series: "3. Radio Program Materials, 1957-1974 and undated." Folder 112

Folder 113

1973-1974 #04187, Series: "3. Radio Program Materials, 1957-1974 and undated." Folder 113

Folder 114-115

Folder 114

Folder 115

Undated #04187, Series: "3. Radio Program Materials, 1957-1974 and undated." Folder 114-115

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. School Materials, 1829-1905 and undated.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: by type of material.

Materials relating to Bessie Heath Daniel and Bertha Daniel's education at the Roxboro Institute, a public school they attended, and the State Normal and Industrial College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), including notebooks, essays, tests, and grade reports. Also included is a cipher book, circa 1829-1841, possibly belonging to J. A. Lunsford, in and an "Album of Remembrance," belonging to Carrie Scott while she attended the Warrenton Female Collegiate Institute in Warrenton, N.C., in 1857-1858. Folder 122 contains a handwritten copy of Bessie Heath Daniel's senior speech at the State Normal and Industrial College, entitled "Southern Women as Breadwinners, and folder 123 contains Daniel's senior class yearbook and class pin."

Folder 116

Math exercise notebook #04187, Series: "4. School Materials, 1829-1905 and undated." Folder 116

Folder 117

Cipher book, circa 1829-1841 #04187, Series: "4. School Materials, 1829-1905 and undated." Folder 117

Possibly belonging to J. A. Lunsford, Person County, N.C. About 350 pages.

Folder 118

"Album of Remembrance," 1857-1858 #04187, Series: "4. School Materials, 1829-1905 and undated." Folder 118

Of Carrie Scott, Warrenton Female Collegiate Institute, Warrenton, N.C., consisting of brief messages from teachers and fellow students.

Folder 119

Roxboro Institute #04187, Series: "4. School Materials, 1829-1905 and undated." Folder 119

Folder 120

School notebooks: Bertha Daniel #04187, Series: "4. School Materials, 1829-1905 and undated." Folder 120

Folder 121

School notebooks: Bessie Daniel #04187, Series: "4. School Materials, 1829-1905 and undated." Folder 121

Folder 122

North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College #04187, Series: "4. School Materials, 1829-1905 and undated." Folder 122

Folder 123

Yearbook and senior class pin, 1905 #04187, Series: "4. School Materials, 1829-1905 and undated." Folder 123

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Historical and Genealogical Materials, 1753-1987 and undated.

About 175 items.

Arrangement: by type of material.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1. Materials Compiled by Bessie Heath Daniel, 1753-1976 and undated.

About 75 items.

Materials relating to Bessie Heath Daniel's quest for information regarding the history of Person County and the Daniel family genealogy, which were closely linked. Folder 124 contains pages of a family record, possibly taken from Bibles. Folders 125-129 contain information on the Daniel, Lunsford, and other Person County families, information on the history of the Daniel Homestead and Person County in general, and parts of a transcript which appears to be autobiographical accounts of events by Lewis Heath Daniel. Folders 130-131 contain information on the history of post offices and early mail routes of Person County.

Folder 124

"Family Record" pages #04187, Subseries: "5.1. Materials Compiled by Bessie Heath Daniel, 1753-1976 and undated." Folder 124

Presumably removed from family Bibles. There are two sets, each consisting of four pages. Family names include Ward, Bacon, Lamkin, Gregory, Edwards, and Scott. Dates of births, marriages, and deaths recorded range from 1753 to 1886.

Folder 125-129

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Folder 128

Folder 129

Historical and genealogical materials #04187, Subseries: "5.1. Materials Compiled by Bessie Heath Daniel, 1753-1976 and undated." Folder 125-129

Folder 130-131

Folder 130

Folder 131

Post office history materials #04187, Subseries: "5.1. Materials Compiled by Bessie Heath Daniel, 1753-1976 and undated." Folder 130-131

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Materials Compiled by Hester Jackson, 1976-1987 and undated.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Materials compiled by Hester Jackson, a close friend and neighbor of Bessie Heath Daniel's, to whom she willed her papers at the time of her death. These papers represent Jackson's efforts to further Daniel's genealogical and historical research with the intention of writing a book.

Folder 132

Two letters #04187, Subseries: "5.2. Materials Compiled by Hester Jackson, 1976-1987 and undated." Folder 132

Contains a presumably unmailed letter from Hester Jackson to Carolyn Wallace, then director of the Southern Historical Collection, regarding the donation of the Bessie Heath Daniel Papers, dated 5 September 1979, and a letter received by Hester Jackson from the North Carolina Genealogical Society approving her proposal for a book on the Sallie Barnett Daniel letters (never written), dated 8 April 1987.

Folder 133

Letters from Bessie Heath Daniel to Hester and Charles Jackson, 1972-1976 #04187, Subseries: "5.2. Materials Compiled by Hester Jackson, 1976-1987 and undated." Folder 133

Folder 134-136

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

Barnett family materials #04187, Subseries: "5.2. Materials Compiled by Hester Jackson, 1976-1987 and undated." Folder 134-136

Folder 137

Bessie Daniel Materials #04187, Subseries: "5.2. Materials Compiled by Hester Jackson, 1976-1987 and undated." Folder 137

Two photographs (one of Bessie Heath Daniel with her mother, father and sister and one of two unidentified women standing in front of the Washington Monument) have been separated from this folder and can be found in P-4187/6.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Printed Materials.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: by type of material.

Printed materials include clippings, programs and invitations, postcards, greeting cards, and calling cards, printed ephemera, and a few periodicals.

Folder 138

Clippings #04187, Series: "6. Printed Materials." Folder 138

Folder 139

Programs and invitations #04187, Series: "6. Printed Materials." Folder 139

Folder 140

Postcards, greeting cards, and calling cards #04187, Series: "6. Printed Materials." Folder 140

Folder 141-143

Folder 141

Folder 142

Folder 143

Printed ephemera #04187, Series: "6. Printed Materials." Folder 141-143

Folder 144-145

Folder 144

Folder 145

Periodicals #04187, Series: "6. Printed Materials." Folder 144-145

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Other Papers, circa 1900-1980 and undated.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: by type of material.

Other papers include writings of undetermined authorship, often hand-written and fragmented; Bessie Heath Daniel's last will and testament; photocopies of articles about Bessie Heath Daniel; fragments of papers; and Bessie Heath Daniel's 1974 and 1975 day planners.

Folder 146

Writings #04187, Series: "7. Other Papers, circa 1900-1980 and undated." Folder 146

Folder 147-148

Folder 147

Folder 148

Other papers #04187, Series: "7. Other Papers, circa 1900-1980 and undated." Folder 147-148

Folder 149

Fragments #04187, Series: "7. Other Papers, circa 1900-1980 and undated." Folder 149

Folder 150

Day planners, 1974 and 1975 #04187, Series: "7. Other Papers, circa 1900-1980 and undated." Folder 150

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Photographs, 1895-1976 and undated.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Margaret Dickson, June 2006

Encoded by: Margaret Dickson, June 2006

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