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Collection Number: 04498

Collection Title: Ervin Family Papers, 1847-1987.

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Size 9.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2600 items)
Abstract John Witherspoon Ervin (1823-1902), a teacher and writer, his wife, Laura Catherine Nelson Ervin, and their six sons and three daughters, lived in Morganton, N.C. Their fifth son, Samuel James Ervin (1855-1944) married Laura Theresa Powe (1865-1956); he became a prominent lawyer in western North Carolina. Correspondence among members of the Ervin family, chiefly 1915-1960; legal account books of Samuel James Ervin and medical account books of William Caldwell Tate (1808-1869), both of Morganton; short stories and poems by John Witherspoon Ervin; and other items. Most of the correspondence concerns family matters and was addressed to Laura Powe Ervin or one of her daughters, Catherine Ellerbe Ervin (1890-1940) or Jean Conyers Ervin (b. 1909). Some letters from Samuel James Ervin, Jr. (1896-1985), then U.S. senator, are included. Other material includes legal notes and writings by Samuel James Ervin, Sr., a diary kept in Morganton in the late 1930s by Catherine Ervin, photographs and other material relating to Ervin family history, and files relating to Jean Conyers Ervin's work in speech therapy.
Creator Ervin family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Ervin Family Papers #4498, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Jean Ervin of Morganton, N.C., in October 1987 and January 1988.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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John Witherspoon Ervin (27 March 1823 - 15 April 1902) was a teacher in Clarendon County, South Carolina; he married Laura Catherine Nelson in 1844. In 1874, the Ervins moved to Morganton, North Carolina, where Ervin taught school and wrote fiction and poetry. The Ervins had six sons and three daughters.

The Ervins' fifth son was Samuel James Ervin (21 June 1855 - 13 July 1944). S. J. Ervin passed the North Carolina bar examination in 1879 and became one of the most prominent lawyers of his time in western North Carolina. He married Laura Theresa Powe (25 June 1865 - 14 June 1956) in 1886, and with her had ten children, among whom were Joseph W., Samuel James, Jr. (the U.S. senator), Jean, Catherine, and Laura.

William Caldwell Tate (circa 1825-1870), two of whose account books are in this collection, was the father of Catherine Elvira Powe, mother of Laura Theresa Powe (wife of S. J. Ervin the elder).

ERVIN FAMILY

John Ervin (1754?-1810) m. (1-1775) Jane Witherspoon (1753-1790) (2) Margaret Witherspoon

James Robert (1788-1836) m. 1813 Elizabeth Powe (1798-1832)

John Witherspoon (1823-1902) m. 1844 Laura Catherine Nelson (1821-1887)

Lawrence Nelson (b. 1845)

Erasmus Ellerbe (b. 1847)

John Conyers (1848-1922?)

Donald McQueen (1850-1915)

Susan Elizabeth (b. 1854)

Louise Nelson (1854-1929)

Annie Davis (b. 1861)

Henry Flinn (1864-1865)

Samuel James (1855-1944) m. 1886 Laura Theresa Powe (1865-1956)

Laura Witherspoon (1888-1976) m. James King Hall (1875-1948)

James King (b. 1918)

Dorman Thompson (b. 1919)

Samuel Ervin (b. 1921)

Catherine Ellerbe (1890-1940)

Margaret Tate (1892-1911)

Edward Powe (1894-1933)

Samuel James (1896-1985) m. Margaret Bruce Bell (1898-1986)

Samuel James (b. 1926) m. Elizabeth (Betty) Crawford

Elizabeth "Betsy" Fore m. 1987 Kenneth Anthony Razza

Robert Crawford m. 1987 Mary Cameron Clark

Samuel James "Jimmy" m. 1986 Mary Temple Coutu

Margaret Bell

Margaret Leslie m. Gerald Hansler

Laura Powe

Hugh Tate (b. 1898)

Joseph Wilson (1901-1945) m. Susan Graham Erwin

Eunice Worth (b. 1903)

John Witherspoon (1906-1973)

Jean Conyers (b. 1909) m. (1) Frank Porcher (2) Herbert Nelson Budlong

Other children

Other children

POWE FAMILY

Erasmus Powe (1768-1829?) m. 1792 Esther Ellerbe (1770?-1853?)

Elizabeth (1798-1832) m. 1813 James Robert Ervin (1788-1836)

William Ellerbe (1793-1845) m. 1815 Elizabeth Sloan Torrence (1797-1840)

William Ellerbe, Jr. (1829-1905) m. 1862 Catherine "Katie" Elvira Caldwell (1841-1918)

Laura Theresa (1865-1856) m. 1886 Samuel James Ervin (1855-1944)

Edward Knox (1863-1929)

Erasmus Ellberbe (b. 1873)

Mary Wood (1876-1932)

William Tate (1869-1906)

Elizabeth "Bessie" Torrence (or Tate) (1866-1895)

Other Children

TATE FAMILY

Hugh Tate (1772-1816) m. 1798 Margaret Erwin (1777-1850)

William Caldwell (1808-1869) m. (1-1836) Laura Thera Wilson Polk (1808-1848) Polk (1808-1848) m. (2) Adeline Massey

Catherine "Katie" Elvira m. 1862 William Ellerbe Powe, Jr. (1829-1905)

Other Children

Other Children

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The arrangement of this collection and the inclusive dates and size of each series and subseries are indicated below. This material is arranged within each series and subseries largely as it was when it was received at the Southern Historical Collection.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. William Caldwell Tate, 1847-1869.

2 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Two account books of William Caldwell Tate (1808-1869), a physician in Morganton, North Carolina. This series also contains a letter written by William Caldwell Tate during a trip north in 1845.

Folder 1

Account Book, 1847-1855 #04498, Series: "1. William Caldwell Tate, 1847-1869." Folder 1

Folder 2a

Account Book, 1855-1869 #04498, Series: "1. William Caldwell Tate, 1847-1869." Folder 2a

Folder 2b

Letter #04498, Series: "1. William Caldwell Tate, 1847-1869." Folder 2b

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. John Witherspoon Ervin Undated, (circa 1850-1875).

96 items.

Arrangement: By type of work, then alphabetically by title.

Fiction and poetry written by John Witherspoon Ervin (1823-1902), a teacher in Clarendon County, South Carolina and Morganton, North Carolina. Note: see Folder 126 for biographical information on John Witherspoon Ervin.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Longer Works Undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Poetry Undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Samuel James Ervin, Sr., and Laura Powe Ervin, 1885-1956 and undated.

About 836 items.

Legal writings and account books of Samuel James Ervin, Sr., (1855-1944); notebooks and an address book of Ervin's wife, Laura Powe Ervin (1865-1956); correspondence between Samuel James Ervin, Sr., and his wife; and letters to the Ervins from their children, other family members, and friends and business associates.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Samuel James Ervin, Sr., Legal Notes and Writings, Undated.

5 items

Notes on cases and chapters on the competency of witnesses and the relevancy and law of evidence. This subseries also includes a typed copy of an undated commencement address written by Samuel James Ervin, Sr.

Folder 38

Notes #04498, Subseries: "3.2. Samuel James Ervin, Sr., Legal Notes and Writings, Undated." Folder 38

Folder 39-43a

Folder 39

Writings #04498, Subseries: "3.2. Samuel James Ervin, Sr., Legal Notes and Writings, Undated." Folder 39-43a

Folder 43b

Commencement address #04498, Subseries: "3.2. Samuel James Ervin, Sr., Legal Notes and Writings, Undated." Folder 43b

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Laura Powe Ervin Notes and Notebooks, 1929 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated.

About 800 items

Arrangement: By correspondent, then chronologically.

Correspondence between Samuel James Ervin, Sr., and Laura Powe Ervin; and letters from their children, other family members, and friends. This subseries also contains letters, mostly to Laura Powe Ervin, but also to Samuel James Ervin, Sr., and the Ervin children, written at the time of the illnesses and deaths of various family members. Letters from Samuel James Ervin, Jr., are in Folder 51.

Folder 46-47

Folder 46

Folder 47

Correspondence between Samuel James Ervin, Sr. and Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 46-47

Folder 48

Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall to Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49

Catharine Ellerbe Ervin to Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

Edward Powe Ervin to Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

Samuel James Ervin, Jr., to Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 51

Folder 52

Hugh Tate Ervin to Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53

Joseph Wilson Ervin to Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54

Eunice Worth Ervin to Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 54

Folder 55

John Witherspoon Ervin to Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 55

Folder 56-60

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Jean Conyers Ervin to Laura Powe Ervin, 1921-1956 and undated #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 56-60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

Daughters-in-law, cousins, grandsons, and other family members to Laura Powe Ervin, 1879-1957 and undated #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 61-62

Folder 63

Others to Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 63

Folder 64

At Margaret Tate Ervin's death (1 September 1911) #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 64

Folder 65

At Catharine Elvira Powe's death (Laura Powe Ervin's mother) (9 February 1918) #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 65

Folder 66

At Edward Knox Powe's death (Laura Powe Ervin's brother) (28 September 1929) #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 66

Folder 67

At Mary Wood Powe's death (Laura Powe Ervin's sister) (22 November 1932) #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 67

Folder 68

At Edward Powe Ervin's death (1 March 1933) #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 68

Folder 69

At the time of Laura Powe Ervin's illness (Richmond, Virginia, 1937) #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 69

Folder 70

At Catharine Ellerbe Ervin's death (2 November 1940) #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 70

Folder 71

At Samuel James Ervin, Sr.'s death (13 July 1944) #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 71

Folder 72

At Joseph Wilson Ervin's death (25 December 1945) #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 72

Folder 72A

His sister Louise to Samuel James Ervin, Sr. #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 72A

Folder 73

His children to Samuel James Ervin, Sr. #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 73

Folder 74

James King Hall to Samuel James Ervin, Sr. #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 74

Folder 75a

Others to Samuel James Ervin, Sr. #04498, Subseries: "3.4. Correspondence, 1885-1956 and undated." Folder 75a

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Catharine Ellerbe Ervin, 1910-1940.

About 727 items

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About 725 items

Arrangement: By correspondent.

Letters to Catharine Ellerbe Ervin from family members, friends, and others, and a few copies of outgoing letters.

Folder 76-77a

Folder 76

Letters from Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 76-77a

Folder 77b

Fragments of letters from Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 77b

Folder 78

Letters from Samuel James Ervin, Sr. #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 78

Folder 79

Letters from Joseph Wilson Ervin #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 79

Folder 80

Letters from Jean Conyers Ervin #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 80

Folder 81

Letters from other family members #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 81

Folder 82-83

Folder 82

Folder 83

Letters from P. G. Hamlin, 1914-1917 #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 82-83

Folder 84

Correspondence with Bayard Wooten, Chapel Hill photographer, 1935-1938 #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 84

Folder 85

Correspondence with officials of the North Carolina College for Women, 1927-1931 #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 85

Folder 86

Letters from others, 1913-1924 #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 86

Folder 87

Letters from others, 1925-1928 #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 87

Folder 88

Letters from others, 1929-1930 #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 88

Folder 89

Letters from others, 1931-1935 #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 89

Folder 90

Letters from others, 1936-1940 #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 90

Folder 91

Letters from others, undated #04498, Subseries: "4.1. Correspondence, 1910-1940." Folder 91

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2 items

Typed and handwritten versions of a diary of Catharine Ervin recounting daily events and containing garden notes and newspaper clippings; and Catharine Ervin's writings about the history of women's work in the First Presbyterian Church, Morganton, North Carolina.

Folder 94a

Garden Diary #04498, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1937-1940." Folder 94a

Folder 95b

History of Women's Work, First Presbyterian Church, Morganton, N.C. #04498, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1937-1940." Folder 95b

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Jean Conyers Ervin, 1829-1987.

About 760 items

Letters to Jean Conyers Ervin; material relating to her work as a speech therapist and professor of speech and other subjects; and material relating the history of the Ervin family.

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About 550 items.

Arrangement: By correspondent.

Letters written by family, friends, and professional associates to Jean Conyers Ervin. Of particular interest are letters and postcards from Samuel James Ervin, Jr., in Folder 97, dated 23 June 1940, 19 June 1963, 4 March 1966, 7 October 1968, 23 March 1970, 19 June 1970, 13 January 1971, 9 July 1971, 17 September 1974, 8 May 1975, 8 March 1976, and 20 April 1976.

Folder 95

Letters from Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1927-1987." Folder 95

Folder 96

Letter from Samuel James Ervin, Sr. #04498, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1927-1987." Folder 96

Folder 97

Letters from brothers and sisters #04498, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1927-1987." Folder 97

Folder 98

Letters from other family members #04498, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1927-1987." Folder 98

Folder 99

Letters from others, 1942-1966 #04498, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1927-1987." Folder 99

Folder 100a

Letters from others, 1967-1977 #04498, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1927-1987." Folder 100a

Folder 100b

Letters from others, 1978-1987 #04498, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1927-1987." Folder 100b

Folder 101

Letters from others, undated #04498, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1927-1987." Folder 101

Folder 102

Letters from Bower and Lucille Aly 1944-1976 and undated #04498, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1927-1987." Folder 102

Folder 103

Correspondence with the Mayflower Society of Connecticut #04498, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1927-1987." Folder 103

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987.

160 items.

Arrangement: By subject. Then alphabetical within subject.

Files concerning professional activities, trips, property, and other aspects of Jean Ervin's life. Folder 116 contains a letter from Samuel James Ervin, Jr. (24 November 1980).

Folder 104

Professional Activities and Writings An Automated Program in Speech Therapy #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 104

Folder 105

Professional Activities and Writings Esophageal Speech #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 105

Folder 106

Professional Activities and Writings Virginia License Law #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 106

Folder 107

Professional Activities and Writings Writings and Speeches #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 107

Folder 108

Professional Activities and Writings Writings of Others and other items #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 108

Folder 109

Trips An Adventure in World Understanding (23 June-25 August 1963) #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 109

Folder 110

Trips An Adventure in World Understanding #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 110

Folder 111

Trips Christian Heritage Tour (14-29 May 1979) #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 111

Folder 112

Property 2315 N. Vernon Street, Arlington, Va. #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 112

Folder 113

Property Holly Tree, Earlysville, Va. #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 113

Folder 114

Property Holly Tree Insurance #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 114

Folder 115

Miscellaneous Art Objects. Horace Burr #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 115

Folder 116

Miscellaneous The History of Burke County. Related materials #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 116

Folder 117

Miscellaneous May Thompson Evans. Nomination for Distinguished Women of North Carolina Award #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 117

Folder 118

Miscellaneous North Caroliniana Society Dinner honoring Samuel James Ervin, Jr. #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 118

Folder 119

Miscellaneous #04498, Subseries: "5.2. General Subject Files, 1950-1987." Folder 119

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986.

50 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Information collected by Jean Ervin on the history and genealogy of the Ervin family. This subseries includes information about the Ervin, Erwin, Faison, McFadden, Goode, James, Tait, and Tate families. See also Folder 101, Undated letter from Claudia (Mrs. John M.) Belk. Folders 123, 125a, 125b, 126, and 129 contain material written by Samuel James Ervin, Jr.

Folder 120a

Ervin Family Genealogy #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 120a

Folder 120b

Descent of Ervins from John Knox #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 120b

Folder 121

Will of Alexander Erwin #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 121

Folder 122a

Will of Joseph Wilson #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 122a

Folder 122b

Albert Torrence (1752-1825) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 122b

Folder 123

Colonal John Ervin (1754-1810) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 123

Folder 124

Record from the Bible of Colonal John Ervin #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 124

Folder 125a

Colonel James Robert Ervin (1788-1836) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 125a

Folder 125b

Hugh Tate (1772-1816) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 125b

Folder 126

John Witherspoon Ervin (1823-1902) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 126

Folder 127a

Erwin family #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 127a

Folder 127b

Ervin and McFaddin families #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 127b

Folder 127c

A Legacy (Goode, James, Tait, and Ervin families) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 127c

Folder 128a

Faison Family of Old Duplin #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 128a

Folder 128b

Interesting Kindred of Benjamin Williams, Governor of North Carolina #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 128b

Folder 129

William Caldwell Tate (1808-1869) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 129

Folder 130

Robert Tate (1827-1911) and Julia Adelaide Tate Barbour #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 130

Folder 131

Laura Powe Ervin (1865-1956) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 131

Folder 132

Jean Conyers Ervin's notes on interviews with Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 132

Folder 133

Samuel James Ervin, Sr. Dictation to Jean Conyers Ervin #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 133

Folder 134

Edward Knox Powe (1863-1929) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 134

Folder 135a

Edward Knox Powe (1898-1938) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 135a

Folder 135b

Samuel James Ervin, Jr. (1896-1985) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 135b

Folder 136

Jean Conyers Ervin (1909- ) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 136

Folder 137

Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall (1888-1976) and other Halls #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 137

Folder 138

James King Hall (1875-1948) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 138

Folder 139

Margaret Bruce Bell Ervin (1898-1986) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 139

Folder 140

Samuel James Ervin, III (1926- ) #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 140

Folder 141a

Samuel James Ervin IV and Robert C. Ervin. Graduation invitations #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 141a

Folder 141b

Miscellaneous items #04498, Subseries: "5.3. Ervin Family History, 1829-1986." Folder 141b

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984.

100 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Letters to other members of the Ervin family, primarily to children of Samuel James Ervin, Sr., and Laura Powe Ervin. This series also includes writings and clippings concerning Eunice Worth Ervin and the writings and subject files of other Ervin family members.

Folder 142

Letters to Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall from Laura Powe Ervin and Samuel James Ervin, Sr. #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 142

Folder 143

Letters to Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall from Catharine Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 143

Folder 144

Letters to Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall from Eunice Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 144

Folder 145

Letters to Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall from John Witherspoon Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 145

Folder 146

Letters to Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall and family from Jean Conyers Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 146

Folder 147

Letters to Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall from others #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 147

Folder 148a

Letters to James King Hall from Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 148a

Folder 148b

Letters to Margaret Tate Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 148b

Folder 148c

Margaret Tate Ervin. Miscellaneous items #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 148c

Folder 149

Letters to Edward Powe Ervin from Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 149

Folder 150

Letters to Edward Powe Ervin from Eunice Worth Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 150

Folder 151

Letters to Edward Powe Ervin from Jean Conyers Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 151

Folder 152

Letters to Eunice Worth Ervin from Laura Powe Ervin and Samuel James Ervin, Sr. #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 152

Folder 153

Letters to Eunice Worth Ervin from Catharine Ellerbe Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 153

Folder 154

Letters to Eunice Worth Ervin from Joseph Wilson Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 154

Folder 155

Letters to Eunice Worth Ervin from Jean Conyers Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 155

Folder 156

Letters to Eunice Worth Ervin from others #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 156

Folder 157

Eunice Worth Ervin. The Bicentennial of Burke County #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 157

Folder 158

Eunice Worth Ervin. Writings and Clippings #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 158

Folder 159

Eunice Worth Ervin. Quaker Meadows Cemetary #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 159

Folder 160

Eunice Worth Ervin. Miscellaneous #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 160

Folder 161

Letters to Joseph Wilson Ervin from Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 161

Folder 162

Letters to Joseph Wilson Ervin from Catherine Ellerbe Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 162

Folder 163

Joseph Wilson Ervin. Debate about Charles B. Aycock #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 163

Folder 164

Joseph Wilson Ervin (?). Debate about women's suffrage #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 164

Folder 165a

Speech by Guy T. Carswell (?) at time of Joseph Wilson Ervin's Congressional campaign #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 165a

Folder 165b

Typed copy of article about Joseph Wilson Ervin from the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel, 21 January 1945 #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 165b

Folder 166

Letters to John Witherspoon Ervin from Laura Powe Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 166

Folder 167

Letters to John Witherspoon Ervin and wife Dot from various individuals. Also includes miscellaneous items concerning John Witherspoon Ervin. #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 167

Folder 168a

Fragments of letters from Laura Powe Ervin to her children #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 168a

Folder 168b

Catechisms studied by some of the Ervin children #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 168b

Folder 169a

Letters to Mary Wood Ervin #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 169a

Folder 169b

Letter to Edward Knox Powe from William Caldwell Tate #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 169b

Folder 169c

Letters to Catharine Tate Powe (Laura Powe Ervin's mother) #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 169c

Folder 170

Letters to Margaret Bruce Bell Ervin (Mrs. Samuel James Ervin, Jr.) #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 170

Folder 171

Letters from Laura Powe Ervin and Samuel James Ervin, Sr., to their grandchildren #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 171

Folder 172

Miscellaneous letters #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 172

Folder 173

Miscellaneous non-correspondence #04498, Series: "6. Other Ervin Family Members, 1918-1984." Folder 173

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54 items

Mostly black and white photographs of various members of the Ervin family.

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Town residence of William Caldwell Tate, Morganton, N.C.; Home of Hugh Tate and later of William Caldwell Tate, Morganton, N.C.; Ervin Homeplace, Morganton, N.C. (2 pictures); Table Rock Mountain, Morganton, N.C.; Grave marker of James King Hall (2 pictures). #04498, Series: "7. Pictures, circa 1900-1987." P-4498/folder 1

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John Witherspoon Ervin (2 pictures); Samuel James Ervin, Sr. (3 pictures); Laura Theresa Powe Ervin; Bob Tate; Mattie Tate Wood; Mattie Tate Wood. Mary McR. Todd Tate, Paul T. Tate, Jr., and James E. Wood, Jr. #04498, Series: "7. Pictures, circa 1900-1987." P-4498/folder 2

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Samuel James Ervin, Jr. (6 pictures); Samuel James Ervin, Jr., Margaret Bruce Bell Ervin, Laura Powe Ervin, Margaret Leslie Ervin, Elizabeth "Betty" Crawford Ervin, Samuel James Ervin, III. #04498, Series: "7. Pictures, circa 1900-1987." P-4498/folder 3

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Samuel James Ervin, III (2 pictures); Samuel James Ervin, III, his wife Elizabeth Crawford Ervin, and their four children, Samuel James Ervin, IV. #04498, Series: "7. Pictures, circa 1900-1987." P-4498/folder 4

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Leslie Ervin Hansler and Gerald Hansler; Hugh Tate Ervin, Jr.; Joseph Wilson Ervin (2 pictures); John Witherspoon Ervin; Dorothy Kimball Ervin and John Witherspoon Ervin, Jr. #04498, Series: "7. Pictures, circa 1900-1987." P-4498/folder 5

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Jean Conyers Ervin and John Marshall "Jack" Starrett (2 pictures); Jean Conyers Ervin (7 pictures); Wedding of Dorothy Mitchell and Hugh Bebb Jones, with brother of Hugh Bebb Jones and Jean Conyer Ervin; Jean Conyers Ervin, Sumiko, and Mrs. Chigusa; Jean Conyers Ervin, Mr. and Mrs. Chigusa?; Jean Conyers Ervin and tour group (2 pictures). #04498, Series: "7. Pictures, circa 1900-1987." P-4498/folder 6

Image P-4498/folder 7

John Sherin Ervin, Bruce Keith Ervin, Jean Nelson Ervin, and Jean Conyers Ervin; Laura Powe Ervin and Catharine Ellerbe Ervin, Eunice Worth Ervin, Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall, and Jean Conyers Ervin; Jean Conyers Ervin, Laura Theresa Powe Ervin, and Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall in front of Ervin Homeplace; Elizabeth "Betty" Crawford Ervin, Jean Conyers Ervin Budlong, and Herbert Nelson Budlong; Friend of Jean Conyers Ervin, Dorothy Friend, Laura Witherspoon Ervin Hall, Laura Powe Ervin, and Josephine Prall. #04498, Series: "7. Pictures, circa 1900-1987." P-4498/folder 7

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Processing Information

Processed by: Gina Overcash, January 1988

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection is not yet refoldered since additions are expected.

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