Guide to the Dred and Ella Carr Peacock Scrapbooks, 1849-1903 (bulk 1897-1900)
Seven scrapbooks of clippings related largely to Greensboro Female College and Trinity College (both Randolph County, NC and Durham, NC). Also included is a volume which lists articles related to North Carolina history.
- Record Group
- Dred and Ella Carr Peacock Scrapbooks
- 1849-1903 (bulk 1897-1900)
- Peacock, Dred
- 1 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
- Scrapbook 1, circa 1849, 1867, 1897-1898, 1903
- Scrapbook 2, circa 1869-1897
- Scrapbook 3, circa 1887-1889
- Scrapbook 4, circa 1897-1898
- Scrapbook 5, circa 1898-1900
- Scrapbook 6, circa 1894, 1901-1903
- Scrapbook 7, circa 1896-1897
- List of Newspaper and Magazine Articles on North Carolina History, compiled by Dred Peacock and Charles Lee Raper (1 volume), undated
This collection contains 7 scrapbooks and one notebook listing articles. It is unclear as to which Peacock created them, as both Dred and Ella had strong ties to the main subjects: Greensboro Female College and Trinity College (now Duke University). The scrapbooks include the Ethel Carr Peacock Memorial bookplate and consists largely of clippings and event programs as they pertain to both colleges. There are also clippings related to topics such as the American Civil War and local news and dignitaries. These volumes are fragile and should be handled with care. The notebook contains a list of newspaper and magazine articles on North Carolina history compiled by Dred Peacock and at least one other individual, possibly Charles Lee Raper.
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[Identification of item], Dred and Ella Carr Peacock Scrapbooks, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Contains index, letter to Dr. Peacock from [N. A.?] Graham dated 1898 Mar. 22 attached to folded broadside (memorial to Major General Joseph Graham), and clippings about Greensboro Female College, Trinity College (Durham, N.C.), Stonewall Jackson, the Spanish-American War, state and local dignitaries, and methodism. Also includes programs and political ephemera.
Contains index and clippings, invitations, and programs related to Greensboro Female College and Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.), Trinity College (Durham, N.C.), people and events, such as concerts, commencement, and sermons.
Contains clippings about Greensboro Female College, Trinity College (Durham, N.C.), methodism, international, national, state and local dignitaries, and obituaries. There are some handwritten notes related to several clippings.
Contains a folded, undated map of North Carolina/South Carolina, index, clippings about Greensboro Female College, Trinity College (Durham, N.C.), Wake Forest College, general interest (history-related articles), and education. There are also clippings of historical sketches.
Contains invitations, programs, and clippings. Subjects of clippings include Greensboro Female College, Trinity College (Durham, N.C.), methodism, local news, general interest (history-related articles) and post-Civil War articles (i.e. North Carolina regiments).
Contains loose material, including very fragile and brittle clippings. Also includes invitations and programs.
Reminiscences of Greensboro from 1830 to 1850 / J.C. Wharton (Greensboro record, Nov. 21, 1896) -- Part 2 / J.C. Wharton (typescript) -- Reminiscences of Greensboro from 1830 to 1850, part III / J.C. Wharton (Greensboro patriot, Dec. 16, 1896) -- Reminiscences of Greensboro from 1830 to 1850, part IV / J.C. Wharton (Greensboro patriot, Dec. 23, 1896) -- Reminiscences of Greensboro from 1830 to 1850, part V / J.C. Wharton (Greensboro patriot, Jan. 6, 1897) -- Reminiscences of Greensboro from 1830 to 1850, part VI (Greensboro patriot, Jan. 13, 1897) / J.C. Wharton -- Two historical papers: Was Marshall Ney executed [by Prof. John S. Bassett and] The Mecklenburg Declaration again ... [by Prof. Jerome Dowd] (Charlotte observer, Nov. 10, 1895) -- Our war governor : personal recollections of Zebulon B. Vance / by Richard H. Battle (Raleigh News & observer, May 24, 1896) -- Reminiscences of Randolph (Ashboro Courier, June 18, Sept. 17, 1896 and March 18, 1897) -- W.M. Wingate (typescript) -- Salem Female Academy / Adelaide L. Fries (typescript) -- History of Methodism in North Carolina, 1800-1837 / by Jesse Armon Baldwin (typescript) -- History of Methodism in North Carolina : critical essay on the sources of information / by Stephen B. Weeks (typescript).
8. List of Newspaper and Magazine Articles on North Carolina History, compiled by Dred Peacock and Charles Lee Raper (1 volume), undated
Includes a 1939 letter from John Peacock to Joseph Breedlove, Duke University Librarian, regarding the authorship of the volume. J. Peacock identifies "my father's handwriting" [Dred Peacock] and theorizes Charles Lee Raper as a contributor but expresses uncertainty as to this.
Dred Peacock was born in Wilson County, North Carolina in 1864 to C. C. Peacock, MD and Eva Heath Peacock. He received the following degrees from Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.): A. B. (1887), A. M. (1888), Litt. D. (1899). On June 9, 1887, the day of his graduation, he married Ella Carr (born in 1865), daughter of Trinity College professor O. W. Carr. She graduated from Greensboro Female College when she was 18 years old, and her father was a member of its Board of Directors. Dred became a professor at Greensboro Female College in 1888, teaching Latin and German, as well as physics and chemistry. In 1894, he became its President. He served in that role until 1902, when he resigned for health reasons. He continued his relationship with the college by serving its Board with his father-in-law.
During his tenure as President, the Peacock's daughter, Ethel Carr Peacock, died at the age of 6. In her memory, the Peacocks endowed the library at Greensboro Female College, eventually accumulating over 7,000 volumes. When it appeared the College would close due to financial problems, and in accordance with a resolution passed by the College's Board, the Peacocks gifted their library to Trinity College (now in Durham County, N.C.) as the Ethel Carr Peacock Memorial Collection.
Dred Peacock died at Duke Hospital in 1934. Ella Carr Peacock died in 1947. Both are interred in the Trinity Cemetery (Trinity, N.C.).
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Greensboro Female College (Greensboro, N.C.) -- History
- Peacock, Dred
- Peacock, Ella Carr
- Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.) -- History -- 19th century
- Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.) -- Faculty
- Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.) -- Alumni and alumnae
- Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) -- History -- 19th century
- Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) -- Faculty
The Dred and Ella Carr Peacock Scrapbooks were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1903.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, January 2012
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, February 2012
Updated by Tracy M. Jackson, January 2016 (addition of Scrapbook 7)
Accession UA2012-0036 is described in this finding aid.