MS135
Documents Relating to Public Education
in New Hanover County
1866-1923

This Collection has been designated Accession Number 135 of the Manuscripts Collection, Special Collections Department, William Madison Randall Library, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-3297. 

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Inventory
Manuscript/Box/File

135/1/1
12 September 1883, Rochester, NH, Cabinet card photo inscribed "Yours faithfully, Amy M. Bradley." on verso "Just sixty."

135/1/2
10 June 1866, Washington, DC, Correspondence certifying the Amy M. Bradley [AMB] was a member of the Soldiers Union Lodge.

135/1/3
5 June 1867, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence Silas N. Martin to AMB. [2 items]

135/1/4
16 August 1867, China, ME, Correspondence Estelle Johnson to AMB.

135/1/5
22, 25 October 1867, Wilmington, NC, Deed & construction bid for the free school house on Sixth St. from Joseph W. Wheeler. 

135/1/6
9 November 1867, Washington, DC, Correspondence Geoff Bullech [?] War Dept. Bureau Refugees, Freemen and Abandoned Lands to AMB.

135/1/7
May, November 1867, March 1867, Receipts for Union School construction. [4 items], Financial pledges for book purchase. [1 item]

135/1/8
23 June 1868, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence George W. Williams to AMB.

135/1/9
8 December 1868, Boston, MA, Correspondence Arthur T. Lyman to AMB.

135/1/10
February, June 1868, Mercantile receipts for Union School. [2 items]

135/1/11
April, November 1868, Receipts for Union School construction. [2 items]

135/1/12
9 March, 3 April, 12 December 1868, Receipts for supplies and services

135/1/13
December 1868, Pledges of financial support for AMB's school.

135/1/14
13 January 1868, Receipt for Union School construction

135/1/15
15 January 1869, Raleigh, NC, Correspondence Thomas Johnson to AMB

135/1/16
18 January 1868, Boston, MA, Correspondence Charles Lowe to AMB.

135/1/17
21 September 1869, Correspondence B. Sears, General Agent to AMB.

135/1/18
30 October 1869, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence S. S. Ashley, Superintendent of Public Instruction to James H. Chadbourn [JHC], Chairman of School Committee for Wilmington Township [2 leaves].

135/1/19
20 December 1869, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to Board of Commissions for New Hanover County.

135/1/20
10 February 1870, Raleigh, NC, Correspondence JHC to S.S. Ashley [3 leaves].

135/2/21
28 July 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence Silas N. Martin to AMB. [photocopy]
18 August 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence Silas N. Martin. Mayor of Wilmington, to AMB.

135/2/22
5 August 1870, Dover, NH, Correspondence Claribel Gerrish to AMB.

135/2/23
1 November 1870, Wilmington, NC, Contract between Wilmington Township School District and Heannah Blake.

135/2/24
1 November 1870, Wilmington, NC, Contract between Wilmington Township School District and Ella Roper.

135/2/25
19 November 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to JHC.

135/2/26
1 December 1870, Wilmington, NC, Contract between Wilmington Township School District and Mattie J. Norton.

135/2/27
1 March 1871, Wilmington, NC, Contract between Wilmington Township School District and Esther A. Warner.

135/2/28
22 April 1877, New York, NY, Correspondence Mary Hemenway [MH] to JHC.
5 May 1871, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH.

135/2/29
25 October 1871, Wilmington, NC, Report for school year ending 30 Sept. 1871. AMB to JHC.

135/2/30
[Fall] 1871, Annual Report Wilmington Township.

135/2/31
30 January 1872, New York, NY, Correspondence MH to JHC

135/2/32
4 June 1872, Boston, MA, Correspondence MH to JHC.
13 June 1872, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence MH to JHC.

135/2/33
27 July 1872, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/34
3 September 1872, Barnstable, MA., Correspondence MH to JHC
23 September 1872, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH.
7 October 1872, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/35
24 September 1872, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to John A. Fox re: school furniture

135/2/36
1867-1873, List of School Committee Members

135/2/37
10 July 1873, Newport, RI, Correspondence MH to JHC

135/2/38
22 July 1873, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/39
22 October 1873, Boston, MA., Correspondence MH to JHC
26 October 1873, 26 October 1873, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/40
16 November 1873, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH
28 November 1873, Boston, MA, Correspondence MH to JHC

135/2/41
4 December 1873, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH
5 December 1873, Boston, MA, Correspondence MH to JHC

135/2/42
9 December 1873, Boston, MA, Correspondence Edith Hemenway [daughter of MH] to JHC
13 December 1873, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/43
5 December 1873, [no location], Correspondence AMB to General Charles Leonid with added note from Edith Hemenway dated 9 December 1873.

135/2/44
13 December 1873, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH
16 December 1873, Boston, MA, Correspondence MH to JHC

135/2/45
8 January 1874, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/46
22 October 1874, Readville, MA, Correspondence MH to JHC
13 November 1874, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/47
28 June 1875, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH
14 October 1875, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH
27 November 1875,Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/48
17 June 1876, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH
27 November 1876, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/49
16 June 1877, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH
13 November 1877, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/50
27 November 1878, Blue Hills, MA, Correspondence A.M. Cowans [writing for MH] to JHC

135/2/51
2 June 1881, 2 June 1881, Correspondence MH to JHC
5 June 1881, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to MH

135/2/52
28 May 1891, Readville, MA, Correspondence MH to JHC
28 May 1891, Readville, MA, Correspondence MH to AMB

135/2/53
1 December 1883 - 1 December 1884, Union School Accounts

135/2/54
12 December 1885Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to Horace A. Baggs,[HB] Chairman of the Board of Education

135/2/55
10 February 1886, Abstract of title to Lot 6, Block 130 [6th and Ann Sts.] purchased by school committee [7 leaves]
ca. July 1891, Memo of title to east half of Lot 5, Block 130

135/2/56
July 1886, Contract between James Post and Wilmington School District for school construction
1886, Contract between James Post and School District to finish and furnish school. Plan of lot

135/2/57
13 December 1886, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to HB

135/2/58
31 December 1887, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to HB
1 December 1886 - 1 December 1887, Receipts and disbursements for Union School


135/2/59
18 December 1888, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to HB

135/2/60
18 March 1891, Legal document: Agreement for Submission to Appraisers, Wilmington, NC [property at 6th and Ann Sts. damaged by fire]

135/2/61

September 1891, Disbursement to James Post for Union School construction

135/2/62
1891, Contract between James Post and Wilmington School District for school construction lot 6, block 30 [2 copies]

135/2/63
12 September 1891, Correspondence AMB to George B. Randlette [nephew] financial instructions and disposition of AMB's estate

135/2/64
18 October 1894, Contract between James Post and Wilmington School District with specifications for construction of annex to Union School, 5th and Nun Sts.[ 5 leaves]

135/2/65
1 August 1895, Bids for Erection of Anne S. Williston School

135/2/66
29 May 1895, Diploma Wilmington Public Schools certifying completion of elementary and high school course of study [blank]

135/2/67
October 1897, Duties of School Committee [2 leaves]

135/2/68
10 January 1898, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JHC to JHC, Jr. re: division of funds between the two races

135/2/69
[ca. 1890's], High school attendance report

135/2/70
17 November 1898, Enrollment report Union School by M.E. Cook

135/2/71
24 April 1901, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence Duncan McEachern, Chairman of Board of County Commissions, New Hanover County to JHC

135/2/72
11 April 1901, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence Alfred M. Waddell, Mayor of Wilmington to JHC

135/2/73
1895-96, 1896-97, 1898-99,1899-1900, 1900-01, School reports by M.E. Cook [4 items]

135/2/74
8 October 1900, 7 October 1901, Graded Schools Membership/Attendance. Opening Day

135/2/75
October 1900, November 1900, Graded Schools Attendance Reports

135/2/76
January-April, October- November 1901, Graded Schools Attendance Reports

135/2/77
1900, 1901, Graded Schools Annual Reports

135/2/78
1900-1901, High School Repairs

135/2/79
[ca. 1890-1901], Curriculum Grades 1-8

135/2/80
[ca. late 1890's- 1900, 1902], Curriculum Grades 1-8

135/2/81
3 June 1895, Notice of election of JHC as school committeeman. Envelope with messages added 28 September 1916

135/2/82
1921-1922, Hemenway School List of Teachers to Receive on Reading Circle Work [sic.] Edgar E. Bundy

135/2/83
1 March 1923, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence Mary Alderman to J.C. Seegers

135/2/84
no date, Duties of Supervisor [fragment]

135/2/85
[ca. 1900-1920], Amy Bradley Sketch by Sarah McLaurin, carbon typescript [3 leaves]

135/2/86
1 July 1881-30 November 1881, 1 December 1881-1 December 1882, Williston School Report

135/2/87
1881, 1882, Williston School Accounts

135/2/88
1895, Platt of Williston School Property Survey

135/2/89
9 November 1891, Correspondence Williston and Peabody Graded School Teachers to Board of Education [typescript carbon draft, 3 leaves]

135/2/90
1899-1900, 1900-1901, Williston Annual Reports

Addition 1 Photocopies of materials from Unitarian Universalist Association Archives and Harvard Divinity School Archives

135/2/91
1868, Yearbook of the American Unitarian Association, p.54-55
June 1870, "Miss Bradley and her Schools in Wilmington," Old and New v.1
26 May 1969, Note on sources

135/2/92
18 November 1865, Boston, MA, Correspondence Edward E. Hale, [EEH] Secretary of Soldiers Memorial Society to Miss Bradlee [probably AMB]
20 November 1865, Boston, MA, Correspondence [? possibly EEH] to Mr. Abbot [fragment]

135/2/93
30 January 1866, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence James Thurston [JT] to EEH
13 February 1866, Wilmington, 1866, Correspondence JT to [illegible]
23 February, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence JT to EEH
27 October 1866, Correspondence [?EEH] to Miss Harrod
8 November 1866, Correspondence [?EEH] to AMB

135/2/94
5 October 1868, Boston, MA, Correspondence EEH to Miss Haskell
27 October 1868, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to Rollin H. Neal
1 December 1868, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to John L. Emmons [JLE]
17 December 1868, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence Emily Harwood to Adams Ayer
21 December 1868, Financial Memo: Appropriation to Wilmington

135/2/95
11 January 1869, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to JLE
5 March 1869, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to JLE
23 January, 8 March 1869 Boston, MA, Correspondence [fragment] EEH to [unknown]
17 March 1869, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence EEH to AMB
2 April 1869, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence Sarah Haskell to EEH. "Testimonial in recognition of Miss Bradley's work in Wilmington."
5 April 1869, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to JLE. [2 copies]
7 April 1869, Boston, MA, Correspondence JLE to EEH
5 April 1869, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to Messers Leowe and Neale
18 May 1869, Wilmington, NC, Report to Soldiers Memorial Association by W. J. Perry
18 May 1869, Wilmington, NC, Report to Miss Amy Bradley by the Committee of the Free Schools [ S.A. Hart, JHC, SNM] Financial accounts for FY ending 30 June 1869
7 October 1869, Correspondence AMB to Adams Ayer
4 July 1869, Wilmington, NC, Newspaper clipping Daily Journal, Wilmington, NC
26 June 1869, Correspondence H.C.Vogell, Superintendent of Education, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen... to Adams Ayer
12 October 1869, Raleigh, NC, Correspondence AMB to JLE
2 November 1869, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to JHC
15 November 1869, Wilmington, NC [ca. June 1869], Program: Exhibition of the Union Grammar School

135/2/96
21 February 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to JLE
13 May 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence Anna W. Barker to Rev. Charles Loring [CL]
20 May 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to Mr. Leowe
1 October 1866 to 30 June 1870, Receipts for the Wilmington Mission
22 October 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to MH
17 November 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to EEH
2 December 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to JHC
13 December 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence [fragment, probably JHC] to AMB
17 December 1870, Raleigh, NC, Correspondence S.S. Ashley to Rev. B. Sears, Agent Peabody Education Fund
28 December 1870, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to B. Sears
2 January 1871, Staunton, VA, Correspondence B. Sears to AMB

135/2/97
7 January 1871, School Report by Amy Bradley [2 leaves]

135/2/98
10 January 1871, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to Charles Leowe
13 January 1871, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to MH
8 December 1871, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to EEH
18 December 1871, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to JLE
 

135/2/99
6 January 1872, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence AMB to EEH
11 January 1872, Boston, MA, Correspondence CL to EEH
11 March 1872, Boston, MA, Correspondence CL to EEH

135/2/100
11 November 1873, Boston, MA, Correspondence CL to EEH
12 November 1873, Boston, MA, Correspondence CL to EEH
16 November 1873, Charlestown, [MA], Correspondence Emma G. Shaw to EEH
8 December 1873, Boston, MA, Correspondence CL to EEH
11 December 1873, 8 p.m. [Boston, MA], Correspondence CL to EEH
11 December 1873, Boston, MA, Correspondence CL to EEH
15 December 1873, [Boston, MA], Correspondence CL to EEH
16 December 1873, [Boston, MA], Correspondence CL to EEH
20 December 1873, [Boston, MA], Correspondence CL to EEH

135/2/101
24 July [1874], [Boston, MA], Correspondence MH to EEH

135/2/102
5 February 1876, Wilmington, NC, Correspondence Mary E. Russell to EEH

135/2/103
3 November 1878, [Boston, MA], Correspondence CL to EEH

135/2/104
Report of Superintendent of Public Instruction, New Hanover County, 1923-1924

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