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Collection Number: 03849

Collection Title: Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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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Size 6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 35 items)
Abstract Alice Noble (1891-1972) was a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., librarian and secretary of the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, staff member of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Research Foundation, and associate secretary and associate editor of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association. The collection includes genealogical and historical data, notes and copies, mounted clippings and pictures, writings, typescripts, and pertinent correspondence, compiled by Alice Noble, mainly in the 1950s and 1960s. The volumes are organized by family name or topic, and include genealogical scrapbooks on the Barron, Brice, Consolvo, Ellis, Graves, Hawks, Hooper, Jones, Lillington, Lister, Noble, Primrose, Robinson, Stephens, Turner, Watters, Yarborough, and related families; genealogical and historical scrapbooks on New Bern, Wilmington, and Hillsborough, N.C., and on the Reverend John La Pierre and the Palatine settlers in North Carolina; a history of the Chapel Hill, N.C., chapter of the American Red Cross during World War I; and a paper on "Pharmacy, Drugs, and Medical Care in Colonial North Carolina." Also included are two Noble family photograph albums.
Creator Noble, Alice.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
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 Alice Noble Volumes, #3849, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mark C. S. Noble III of Tiburon, Calif., through transfer from the North Carolina Collection, May-June 1974.
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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Alice Noble (1891-1972) was a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., librarian and secretary of the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, staff member of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Research Foundation, and associate secretary and associate editor of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association.

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The collection includes volumes, chiefly genealogical units of family and historical data, notes and copies, and mounted clippings and pictures, writings, typescripts, and pertinent correspondence, compiled by Alice Noble, mainly in the 1950s and 1960s. The volumes are organized by family name or topic, and include genealogical scrapbooks on the Barron, Brice, Consolvo, Ellis, Graves, Hawks, Hooper, Jones, Lillington, Lister, Noble, Primrose, Robinson, Stephens, Turner, Watters, Yarborough, and related families; genealogical and historical scrapbooks on New Bern, Wilmington, and Hillsborough, N.C., and on the Reverend John La Pierre and the Palatine settlers in North Carolina; a history of the Chapel Hill, N.C., chapter of the American Red Cross during World War I; and a paper on "Pharmacy, Drugs, and Medical Care in Colonial North Carolina." Also included are two Noble family photograph albums.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Original finding aid #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 1

Folder 1a

Volume 1: Barron and Osborne #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 1a

Includes information on John C. Osborn; David Barron; Samuel Graves Barron (died 1807); and New Bern, N.C.

Folder 2

Volume 2: Brice, Rice, and Carruthers #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 2

Includes 18th century records, chiefly of Craven County, N.C.; information on William Brice, Nathaniel Rice, and others; and Carruthers family data and references to colonial records.

Folder 3

Volume 3: Consolvo (Gonzales) family #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 3

Folder 4

Volume 4: Ellis, James #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 5: Ellis, Richard #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 6: Ellis #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 6

Includes information on many other members of the Ellis family by name, also, Joseph Nelson, Sallie Sitgreaves and her two sisters who married George Ellis and Tom Ellis.

Folder 7

Volume 7: Graves #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 7

Includes data on Thomas Graves, Lancelot G. Berry, Richard Graves and his son Thomas, the Fonvielle family, Elizabeth Graves Henry, Mary Graves Bright, Ann Graves Barron Ellis, Sarah Graves Oram, and Mary Graves Nixon.

Folder 8

Volume 8: Hawks, John #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 9: Hooper #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 9

William Hooper (1742-1790) and his descendants, their families and lives. William's brother George Hooper and George's father-in-law Archibald Maclain, and Thomas Hooper.

Folder 10

Volume 10: Jones #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 10

Frederick Jones and Thomas Jones in colonial Craven County, N.C.; Mary Vail, widow of Frederick Jones; also, Dobbs, Nash, and Abner families, and John Knox Witherspoon (1791-1853).

Folder 11

Volume 11: Lillington #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 11

Includes data on Lillington, Vail, Merrick, Howe, and Spaight families, and Mary Whiting Jones Ellis.

Folder 12

Volume 12: Lister in England #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 12

Information on the Lister family of Shibden Hall, near Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

Folder 13

Volume 13: Lister in the colonies #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 13

Includes information on William Lister; his daughters, Phoebe Lister van Dam and Mary Lister Stephens; and his widow, Susannah Lewes, who married Joseph Balch after William's death.

Folder 14

Volume 14: Noble #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 14

Volume includes material on Alice Noble's father, M. C. S. Noble and immediate family.

Folder 15

Volume 15: Primrose, Robert S. #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 15

Information related to the family of Robert Stuart Primrose (1782-1856) of Scotland.

Folder 16

Volume 16: Primrose, Cicero Stephens #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 16

Volume includes Williams, Guion, Ferrand, Backhouse, Daily, Snead, Gillespie-Snead, Dudley-Hill, Chapman, and Primrose families. Also includes data from and correspondence with Mary F. Henderson.

Folder 17

Volume 17: Robinson and Smith #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volumes 18-20: Stephens #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 18

Volumes include material on Richard Nassau Stephens, Marcus Cicero Stephens (born circa 1774-1775), Mary Anne Ellis Stephens, Anne Stephens Primrose, Robert Primrose, Sam Barron Stephens (1812-1881 or 1882), and other family data.

Folder 21

Volume 21: Turner #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 21

Includes descendants of Robert Turner of Beaufort County, N.C.

Folder 22

Volume 22: Watters #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 22

Includes descendants of John Watters and Joseph Watters of Brunswick County, N.C., and William Watters.

Folder 23

Volume 23: Yarborough #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 23

Includes genealogical material on the family of Alice Noble's mother, Alice Jackson Yarborough Noble (1863-1902). Also information on history and people of Salisbury, N.C., and Rowan County, N.C.

Folder 24

Volume 24: New Bern, N.C., biographies and families #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 24

Contains brief sections on friends of the family and other New Bernians, not related to Alice Noble.

Folder 25

Volume 25: Wilmington and Hillsborough, N.C., biographies and families #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 25

Contains sections on John Burgwyn (1731-1803); John Butler; Giles family; William Soranzo Hassell (1780-1815; James Hogg (1729-1805); and others.

Folder 26

Volume 26: Hillsborough's Burwell School: its pupils #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 26

Compiled sheets on the individual pupils of the Burwell School, Hillsborough, N.C.

Folder 27

Volume 27: Supplementary material concernign the Burwell School #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 27

Includes a list of Hillsborough, N.C., cemetery lots, brochures and bulletins published by the Hillsborough Historical Society in the 1960s, and some letters to Alice Noble about Hillsborough historical matters.

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Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Volumes 28-30: "Historical Gleanings," 1959-1963 #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 28-30

Notebooks contain mounted clippings from Elizabeth Moore's column, "Historical Gleanings," in the New Bern Mirror concerning New Bern and Craven County, N.C., history. See also Volume 31.

Folder 31

Volume 31: Miscellaneous clippings, 1954-1964 #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 31

Includes mounted and loose clippings mainly from New Bern, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C., newspapers. They include articles related to North Carolina history, especially to the New Bern area.

Folder 32

Volume 32: Reverend John Lapierre #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 32

Includes two papers by Lillian Fordham, memoranda, and other material related to John Lapierre.

Folder 33

Volume 33: "The Chapel Hill Chapter of American Red Cross in World War I," compiled by Alice Noble #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 33

Folder 34

Volume 34: "Pharmacy, Drugs, and Medical Care in Colonial North Carolina," preliminary study by Alice Noble, 1963. #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 34

Folder 35

Volume 35: Semons and papers, Reverend Herbert N. Tucker #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." Folder 35

Includes sermons and papers on theological topics written by Tucker either while he was in Chapel Hill, N.C., in the late 1960s as chaplain to Episcopal students and the University of North Carolina, or during 1969-1970 while he was at the Seminary at Alexandria, Va.

Image Folder PF-3849/1

Photographs #03849, Series: "Alice Noble Volumes, 1950-1972." PF-3849/1

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Photographs (PF-3849/1).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, October 2009

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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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