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Collection Number: 01532

Collection Title: St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 625 items)
Abstract St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Edenton, N.C., was organized in 1701. Materials include a microfilmed volume with minutes of the vestry and other records, 1701-1776; records of the Overseers of the Poor, 1778- 1779; and an account of the services of Rev. Charles Pettigrew, 1781. Also included is a copy of the 1776 declaration of independence of the vestry of St. Paul's Church; and a typed copy of the 1846 indenture relating to maintenance of the Pettigrew burial ground. Materials from the 1880s through the 1930s include letters, financial documents, membership lists, club reports, and a few items relating to the Diocese of East Carolina and to the activities of other Episcopal churches. In the 1940s and 1950s, there are similar materials with the addition of many items relating to the work of the St. Paul's Restoration and Building committees, including copies of earlier documents relating to the church's architectural history and financial items documenting work done during the restoration/building process. In the 1960s through the 1990s, most items relate to general church operations.
Creator St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Edenton, N.C.)
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 St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records #1532, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Joseph Blount Cheshire before 1940 (1776 declaration, formerly collection #2087), volume lent for microfilm by the Vestry of St. Paul's Church in 1954, and received from Rebecca Drane Warren and Elizabeth V. Moore in November 1993 (Acc. 94098).
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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Materials include a microfilmed volume with minutes of the vestry and other records, 1701-1776; records of the Overseers of the Poor, 1778-1779; and an account of the services of Rev. Charles Pettigrew, 1781. Also included is a copy of the 1776 declaration of independence of the vestry of St. Paul's Church; and a typed copy of the 1846 indenture relating to maintenance of the Pettigrew burial ground. Materials from the 1880s through the 1930s include letters, financial documents, membership lists, club reports, and a few items relating to the Diocese of East Carolina and to the activities of other Episcopal churches. In the 1940s and 1950s, there are similar materials with the addition of many items relating to the work of the St. Paul's Restoration and Building committees, including copies of earlier documents relating to the church's architectural history and financial items documenting work done during the restoration/building process. In the 1960s through the 1990s, most items relate to general church operations.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

1701-1781; 1846 (3 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 1

Volume (on microfilm only) containing minutes of the vestry and other records, 1701-1776; records of the Overseers of the Poor, 1778-1779; and an account of the services of Rev. Charles Pettigrew, 1781. Declaration of independence of the vestry of St. Paul's Church, 1776 (handwritten copy from the church register prepared by the donor before 1940). Indenture relating to maintenance of the Pettigrew burial ground, 1846 (typed copy).

Folder 2

1880s-1900 (about 20 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 2

A few letters and financial documents relating to church business and several lists of church members.

Folder 3

1910s (about 10 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 3

Letters, financial documents, and membership lists.

Folder 4

1920s (about 25 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 4

Letters, financial documents, membership lists, and reports from church-related clubs.

Folder 5-6

Folder 5

Folder 6

1930s (about 100 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 5-6

Letters, financial documents, membership lists, club reports, and a few items relating to the Diocese of East Carolina and to the activities of other Episcopal churches.

Folder 7-11

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

1940s (about 250 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 7-11

Letters, financial documents, membership lists, club reports, a few items about the Diocese of East Carolina and activities of other Episcopal churches, and many documents relating to the work of the St. Paul's Restoration and Building committees. Included are copies of earlier documents relating to the church's architectural history and many financial items documenting work done during the restoration/building process.

Folder 12-14

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

1950s (about 150 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 12-14

Letters, financial documents, membership lists, club reports, a few items about the Diocese of East Carolina and activities of other Episcopal churches, and, through 1951, documents relating to the work of the St. Paul's Restoration and Building committees.

Folder 15

1960s (about 10 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 15

Budgets, printed materials, and a few letters relating to church work.

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

1970s (about 30 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 16-17

Letters, financial materials, and other documents relating to church work.

Folder 18

1980s (about 15 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 18

Letters, financial materials, printed items, and other documents relating to church work.

Folder 19

1990s (about 10 items) #01532, Series: "St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1701-1993." Folder 19

Printed items and other documents relating to church work.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, August 1994

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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