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Collection Number: 02987

Collection Title: Robert Brent Drane Papers, 1694-1975 (bulk 1866-1933)

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Size 5.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2,200 items)
Abstract Robert Brent Drane was rector, 1876-1932, of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edenton, N.C. The collection includes family, business, historical, and genealogical correspondence and other items of Robert Brent Drane. Early correspondence is of Drane's parents, Catherine Caroline Parker and Robert Brent Drane Sr., and of Robert Brent Drane with friends and family while studying theology in New York. Correspondence, 1877-1932, reflects Drane's genealogical and historical interests, including his involvement with the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association and the proposed construction of a memorial at Fort Raleigh, N.C. There is corrrepondence with his cousin, North Carolina bishop Joseph Blount Cheshire, as well as letters to Drane from his children, including some from his daughter Marian while at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., and some, 1915-1925, from his son Frederick Blount Drane, serving as a missionary and later Archdeacon of the Yukon among the native peoples in the Yukon and Alaska. Later correspondence includes letters to Frederick Blount Drane from American soldiers serving in World War II and the Korean War and letters from prominent alumni of the University of North Carolina Class of 1912. Notable correspondence includes letters relating to the Wright brothers' flight trials: two letters, 1908, addressed to Eliza Drane from Collier's Weekly editor Arthur Ruhl describing his attempts to photograph the trials at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and one 1929 letter mentioning Frederick Blount Drane's having taken a piece from one of the Wright gliders. The collection also includes original and transcribed copies of wills, indentures, and deeds; church records; financial records; historical research materials; genealogical notes, charts, and sketches; printed material; and clippings relating to Drane and Webb family members and to ecclesiastical history in the American colonies. Some papers relate to Josiah Collins and Josiah Collins Jr. of Edenton, N.C., and their mercantile endeavors and involvement with the North Carolina Diocese, Saint Paul's Church, and the establishment of the Edenton Academy in Edenton. There are also some records of religious services performed by Frederick Blount Drane at Monroe, N.C., 1925-1955; sermons of Robert Brent Drane and others; blueprints and architectural plans, chiefly relating to the Fort Raleigh monument; and photographs, including a set of portraits, circa 1910, of University of North Carolina athletes in uniform.
Creator Drane, Robert Brent, 1851-1939.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
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 Robert Brent Drane Papers, #2987, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Marian Drane (Mrs. Frank Porter) Graham of Chapel Hill, N.C., December 1953; Robert Drane, Frederick B. Drane, and Mrs. J. Cheshire Webb, August 1968; Elizabeth Webb (Mrs. Don) Matheson of Hillsborough, N.C., January 1975; Jaquelin Drane Nash of Tarboro, N.C., April 1984 (Acc. 840410), September 1987 (Acc. 87102), May 1989 (Acc. 89026), August 1989 (Acc. 89090), and August 1994 (Acc. 94062); Elizabeth Matheson of Hillsborough, N.C., September 1987 (Acc. 87082); Rebecca Drane Warren of Chapel Hill, N.C., May 1985 (Acc. 85063), September 1999 (Acc. 98440), November 1999 (Acc. 98516), December 1999 (Acc. 98527), July 2000, September 2001 (Acc. 99070), October 2002 (Acc. 99344), June 2003 (Acc. 99538), March 2007 (Acc. 100627), October 2011 (101514).
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1A.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Robert Brent Drane (1851-1939) was rector, 1876-1932, of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edenton, N.C. He was born in Wilmington, N.C., to Reverend Robert Brent Drane and Catherine Caroline Parker Drane. After his father's death in 1862, he was raised in the homes of his uncles, the Reverend Joseph Blount Cheshire and Governor Henry Toole Clark. He was educated at Saintt Stephen's College, Annandale, N.Y., and the General Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.

Drane was ordained deacon at Saint James Episcopal Church, Wilmington, N.C., 1875; served as assistant to the rector, 1875-1876; ordained as priest at Calvary Church, Tarboro, N.C., 1876; rector of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edenton, N.C., 1876-1932; and rector of the Church of Saint Andrew's-by-the-Sea, Nags Head, N.C., 1934-1939. Drane also minstered to Saint John-the-Evangelist, Edenton, N.C., an Episcopal AfricanAmerican parish. He was involved with the Diocese of East Carolina and held many positions therein, including president of the convention and of the standing committee; examining chaplain; and delegate to the provincial convention and to the general convention, 1890-1929. He also acted as trustee of Saint Mary's College, Saint Augustine's College, and the University of the South.

In addition to his religious service, Drane was interested in history, particularly of the Episcopal Church and of North Carolina. He was a member and sometime president of the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association and the Roanoke Island Historical Association and member of the North Carolina Historical Commission.

In 1878, Drane married Maria Louisa Warren Skinner. They had seven children: Eliza Harwood (1879-1932), who married Joseph Cheshire Webb; Frank Parker (died 1917); Robert; Frederick Blount; Katherine Parker, who married Bennett Perry; and Marian, who married Frank Porter Graham.

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The collection includes family, business, historical, and genealogical correspondence and other items of Robert Brent Drane. Early correspondence is of Drane's parents, Catherine Caroline Parker and Robert Brent Drane Sr., and of Robert Brent Drane with friends and family while studying theology in New York. Correspondence, 1877-1932, reflects Drane's genealogical and historical interests, including his involvement with the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association and the proposed construction of a memorial at Fort Raleigh, N.C. There is corrrepondence with his cousin, North Carolina bishop Joseph Blount Cheshire, as well as letters to Drane from his children, including some from his daughter Marian while at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., and some, 1915-1925, from his son Frederick Blount Drane, serving as a missionary and later Archdeacon of the Yukon among the native peoples in the Yukon and Alaska. Later correspondence includes letters to Frederick Blount Drane from American soldiers serving in World War II and the Korean War and letters from prominent alumni of the University of North Carolina Class of 1912. Notable correspondence includes letters relating to the Wright brothers' flight trials: two letters, 1908, addressed to Eliza Drane from Collier's Weekly editor Arthur Ruhl describing his attempts to photograph the trials at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and one 1929 letter mentioning Frederick Blount Drane's having taken a piece from one of the Wright gliders. The collection also includes original and transcribed copies of wills, indentures, and deeds; church records; financial records; historical research materials; genealogical notes, charts, and sketches; printed material; and clippings relating to Drane and Webb family members and to ecclesiastical history in the American colonies. Some papers relate to Josiah Collins and Josiah Collins Jr. of Edenton, N.C., and their mercantile endeavors and involvement with the North Carolina Diocese, Saint Paul's Church, and the establishment of the Edenton Academy in Edenton. There are also some records of religious services performed by Frederick Blount Drane at Monroe, N.C., 1925-1955; sermons of Robert Brent Drane and others; blueprints and architectural plans, chiefly relating to the Fort Raleigh monument; and photographs, including a set of portraits, circa 1910, of University of North Carolina athletes in uniform.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated.

About 1,500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly family and genealogical correspondence of Robert Brent Drane. There is also some correspondence of Drane's mother, Catherine Caroline Parker Hargraves Drane; of his children, Frederick Blount Drane and Eliza Drane Webb; and of other family members and relatives. The earliest correspondence, 1837-1866, consists chiefly of letters to Catherine Caroline Parker Hargraves, both before and after her marriage to Robert Brent Drane Sr., from her children and other family members and relatives. There are also some early letters to Robert Brent Drane Sr. relating resolutions of the vestry of his parish and discussing church affairs and the construction of a new church in Wilmington, N.C.

Correspondence, 1867-1876, is chiefly of Robert Brent Drane while at Saint Stephen's College, Annandale, N.Y., and at the General Theological Seminary in New York, N.Y. Letters are to and from his mother, his uncle, Joseph Blount Cheshire, and other friends and relatives, giving family news and discussing the progress of his education. There is also some correspondence with scholarship agencies related to Drane's application for assistance in funding his ministerial education.

Correspondence, 1877-1932, largely reflects Drane's historical and genealogical interests. Many of the items relate to the lineage of the Drane family in England and the United States; the history of the Church of England in the colonies, particularly the baptism of Virginia Dare; and Drane's involvement with the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association and the proposed construction of a memorial at Fort Raleigh, N.C. Among the genealogical and historical correspondents are near and distant Drane relatives including Herbert J. Drane, United States Representative from Florida; other members of the clergy including Drane's cousin, Joseph Blount Cheshire, bishop of North Carolina; and historians including J.D. Sprunt, Samuel A. Ashe, and Collier Cobb. There are also letters to Drane from his children, including some from his daughter Marian while at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., discussing her social life and education, and some, 1915-1925, from his son Frederick Blount Drane who was serving in Alaska as a missionary and later the Episcopal Archdeacon of the Yukon, describing the native peoples and his work there. Correspondence also includes large groups of congratulatory letters from parishioners, clergy, and friends upon Drane's 50th anniversary as rector at Saint Paul's, 1926, and his retirement, 1932, and a group of loosely related letters, mostly 1891-1894, to Mrs. E.D. Foxhall of Tarboro, N.C., from her son John H. Foxhall (died 1901), an agent of the Richmond and Danville Railroad (later Georgia Pacific Railway Company) in Anniston, Ala., and insurance agent in Texas.

Correspondence after 1933 is chiefly of Frederick Blount Drane and includes letters to and from American soldiers serving in Europe and the South Pacific in World War II and in Korea during the Korean War. There is also material relating to Frederick Blount Drane's organization of reunions for the University of North Carolina Class of 1912, including letters concerning achievements of prominent alumni, particularly Thomas Moore Price and Thompson Webb.

Other notable items include a letter, 1938, to Robert Brent Drane and Marian and Frank Porter Graham describing a concert given by two violinist relatives to President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House, and three letters relating to the Wright brothers' flight trials. Two of the letters letters, 1908, addressed to Eliza Drane from Arthur Ruhl, an editor for Collier's Weekly, describe Ruhl's attempts to photograph the trials at Kill Devil Hills, N.C. The third letter, 1929, alludes to Frederick Blount Drane's having taken a piece from one of the Wright gliders.

Folder 1A

Original finding aid #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 1A

Folder 1

1837-1849 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1850-1854 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1855-1859 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

1860-1864 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 4-5

Folder 6

1865-1868 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7-10

Folder 7

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Folder 9

Folder 10

1869 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 7-10

Folder 11-15

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Folder 15

1870 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 11-15

Folder 16-19

Folder 16

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Folder 19

1871 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 16-19

Folder 20-23

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Folder 23

1872 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 20-23

Folder 24-26

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Folder 26

1873 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 24-26

Folder 27-30

Folder 27

Folder 28

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Folder 30

1874 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 27-30

Folder 31-33

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Folder 33

1875 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 31-33

Folder 34-37

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Folder 37

1876 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 34-37

Folder 38-42

Folder 38

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Folder 42

1877 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 38-42

Folder 43-44

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Folder 44

1878 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 43-44

Folder 45

1879 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

1880-1889 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

1890 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

1891 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49

1892-1894 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50-51

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Folder 51

1895 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 50-51

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Folder 54

1896 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 52-54

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Folder 57

1897 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 55-57

Folder 58

1898-1905 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

1906-1909 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 59

Folder 60

1910-1912 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61

1913 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 61

Folder 62

1914 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 62

Folder 63

1915 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 63

Folder 64

1916 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 64

Folder 65

1917-1919 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 65

Folder 66

1920-1925 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 66

Folder 67-69

Folder 67

Folder 68

Folder 69

1926 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 67-69

Folder 70

1927-1928 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 70

Folder 71

1929 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 71

Folder 72

1930 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 72

Folder 73

1931 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 73

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Folder 75

1932 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 74-75

Folder 76

1933-1934 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 76

Folder 77

1935-1937 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 77

Folder 78

1938-1940 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 78

Folder 79

1941-1943 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 79

Folder 80

1944-1945 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 80

Folder 81

1946-1952 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 81

Folder 82

1953-1959 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 82

Folder 83

1962-1966 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 83

Folder 84

1968-1978 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 84

Folder 85-87

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

Undated #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." Folder 85-87

Image Folder PF-2987/4

Photographs sent by soldiers, circa 1942-1952 #02987, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Photographs, 1837-1975 and undated." PF-2987/4

Includes photographs of Korean scenes, a capsized ship, and a small portrait of Linton B. Salmon in uniform.

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About 400 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Chiefly research materials and genealogical notes, charts, and sketches of Robert Brent Drane and Eliza Drane Webb, related primarily to the lineage of the Drane and Webb families. There are also photographs, blueprints, and other materials related to Robert Brent Drane's historical interests, particularly his involvement with historical organizations including the Roanoke Island Memorial Association and the proposed construction of a memorial at Fort Raleigh, N.C., and some information about Saint Paul's activities and history. There is also a set of papers related to the University of North Carolina Class of 1912 reunion and photographs, circa 1910, of University of North Carolina athletes in uniform.

Folder 88-90

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

Biographical and historical sketches #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 88-90

Includes sketches of Robert Brent Drane, Josiah Collins, and members of the Drane and Webb families and related lines.

Folder 91

Genealogical charts #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 91

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-2987/2

Genealogical charts #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." OPF-2987/2

Folder 92-93

Folder 92

Folder 93

Genealogical notes #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 92-93

Folder 94

Genealogy notebook with enclosures #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 94

Contains some interleaved correspondence from relatives and genealogy hobbyists.

Folder 95

Family grave marker inscriptions #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 95

Folder 96

Virginia Dare and Roanoke Island material #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 96

Includes speeches and other writings, programs, and notes related to various celebrations of Virginia Dare Day.

Folder 97

Saint Paul's material #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 97

Includes lists and copies of vestry records related to parshioners' service in the military and Red Cross. There is also an annotated pageant script and items related to celebrations of Robert Brent Drane's milestones with the congregation.

Folder 98

University of North Carolina Class of 1912 material #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 98

Includes mailing lists, programs, and other material related to reunions of the class of 1912.

Folder 99-100

Folder 99

Folder 100

Printed material #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 99-100

Includes "Historical Notices of Saint James' Parish," by Robert Brent Drane Sr., 1843; "A Sketch of the Life of Tristrim Lowther Skinner," by Robert Brent Drane, 1931; "Last Advice of the Reverend Charles Pettigrew to His Sons," 1797; "Old Trinity Church: From the Life of Joseph Blount Cheshire, D.D., 1814-1899, by his son Bishop Cheshire"; and "A Century and a Half of Medicine in North Carolina: Introductory Remarks," by William de B. MacNider. Also includes programs and pamphlets related to historical celebrations and memorials.

Folder 101-103

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Clippings #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 101-103

Folder 104

North Carolina ecclesiastical history notebook, undated #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." Folder 104

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-2987/2

Fort Raleigh memorial blueprints and plans #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." OPF-2987/2

Image Folder PF-2987/1-2

PF-2987/1

PF-2987/2

Photographs and pictures of Drane family members and historical sites #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." PF-2987/1-2

Includes photographic portraits of Drane relatives, and postcards and photographs related to Fort Raleigh and Roanoke Island, N.C.

Image Folder PF-2987/3

Photographs of University of North Carolina athletes, circa 1910 #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." PF-2987/3

Image Folder PF-2987/4

University of North Carolina Class of 1912 Reunion, 1962 #02987, Series: "2. Genealogical and Historical Material." PF-2987/4

Includes photographs of reunion attendees. Also includes photographs of the Webb School, Claremont, Calif., founded by Thompson Webb, member of the Class of 1912.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Includes original and transcribed copies of wills, indentures, and deeds pertaining to members of the Drane and Webb families. The earliest documents are scattered items and groups of papers relating to Robert Brent Drane's historical interests and are chiefly connected to the Edenton, N.C., area and to Josiah Collins and Josiah Collins Jr. The Collins items are related to mercantile endeavors, including ship accounts and subscriptions lists, and to the North Carolina Diocese, Saint Paul's Church, and the establishment of the Edenton Academy. Later papers include Robert Brent Drane's financial and personal records including bills and receipts, inventories of books and stocks, an account book, 19th-century advertisements, and other items.

Folder 105

Legal and financial documents, 1694-1776 and undated #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 105

Folder 106

Legal and financial documents, 1781-1800 #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 106

Folder 107

Legal and financial documents, 1802-1879 #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 107

Folder 108

Legal and financial documents, 1919-1939 and undated #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 108

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-2987/1

Deeds and indentures, 1737-1822 and undated #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." OPF-2987/1

Folder 109

Bills and receipts, 1860-1896 #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 109

Folder 110

Bills and receipts, 1915, 1933-1939 and undated #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 110

Folder 111

Advertisements #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 111

Folder 112

Inventories of assets #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 112

Includes inventories of stocks and other assets of Robert Brent Drane and Frank Parker Drane.

Folder 113A

Report cards #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 113A

Includes report cards for W.C. Kerr, University of North Carolina, 1847-1850, and for Marian Drane, Saint Mary's School, Raleigh, N.C., 1916-1919.

Folder 113B

Certificates and appointments #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 113B

Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-2987/1

Certificates and diplomas #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." X-OPF-2987/1

Folder 114

Account book: Robert Brent Drane, 1879-1900 #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." Folder 114

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-2987/2

Land survey: Josiah Collins, 1824 #02987, Series: "3. Financial and Legal Material, 1694-1939 and undated." OPF-2987/2

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About 75 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Includes sermons by Robert Brent Drane and others. There are also notes kept by Robert Brent Drane and Marian Drane while students and other miscellaenous notes and fragments, including notes and figures written by Frederick Blount Drane about the Wright brothers' flight trials.

Folder 115

Sermons preached by Robert Brent Drane, 1875-1881 #02987, Series: "4. Sermons and Other Writings, 1818-1931 and undated." Folder 115

Folder 116

Sermons preached by Robert Brent Drane, 1881-1888 #02987, Series: "4. Sermons and Other Writings, 1818-1931 and undated." Folder 116

Folder 117

Sermons preached by Robert Brent Drane, 1890-1896 #02987, Series: "4. Sermons and Other Writings, 1818-1931 and undated." Folder 117

Folder 118

Sermons preached by Robert Brent Drane, 1896-1931 and undated #02987, Series: "4. Sermons and Other Writings, 1818-1931 and undated." Folder 118

Folder 119

Sermons preached by others, 1818, 1849 #02987, Series: "4. Sermons and Other Writings, 1818-1931 and undated." Folder 119

Folder 120

Sermons preached by others, 1855-1859 #02987, Series: "4. Sermons and Other Writings, 1818-1931 and undated." Folder 120

Folder 121

"On Repentance," undated #02987, Series: "4. Sermons and Other Writings, 1818-1931 and undated." Folder 121

Folder 122

Exhibit notes #02987, Series: "4. Sermons and Other Writings, 1818-1931 and undated." Folder 122

Folder 123

Miscellaneous writings and notes #02987, Series: "4. Sermons and Other Writings, 1818-1931 and undated." Folder 123

Includes notes and figures written by Frederick Blount Drane about the Wright brothers' flight trials.

Folder 124

Student notebook: Marian Drane, 1885 #02987, Series: "4. Sermons and Other Writings, 1818-1931 and undated." Folder 124

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3 items.

Includes records of religious services performed by Frederick Blount Drane at Monroe, N.C., 1925-1955, and a guest book, 1926-1932, signed by visitors to Robert Brent Drane's parish in Edenton, N.C.

Folder 125

Guest book, Robert Brent Drane, 1926-1932 #02987, Series: "5. Church Records, 1925-1955." Folder 125

Folder 126

Service records, Frederick Blount Drane, 1925-1948 #02987, Series: "5. Church Records, 1925-1955." Folder 126

Folder 125

Service records, Frederick Blount Drane, 1949-1955 #02987, Series: "5. Church Records, 1925-1955." Folder 125

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff, Kate Stratton, March 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton, March 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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