John Ray Eaton Papers 1909-1918

Size
0.25 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00179

The John Ray Eaton papers contain personal correspondence, photographs of the farm at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, a copy of Massey's Garden Book for the Southern States, and a farming log book.

John Ray Eaton (1884-1918) graduated from the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University) in 1910 and became the superintendent of its farm.

Biographical/historical note

John Ray Eaton (1884-1918) graduated from the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University) in 1910 and became the superintendent of its farm.

Scope/content

The John Ray Eaton papers contain personal correspondence, photographs of the farm at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University), a copy of Massey's Garden Book for the Southern States, and a farming log book.

Early correspondence relates to Eaton's school career at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, including a letter he wrote to his sister regarding final examinations. Some later letters discuss farm equipment, including fertilizer, huskers, and shredders.

The author of Massey's Garden Book for the Southern States, W. F. Massey, was a professor of horticulture, arborculture, and botany at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts from (later North Carolina State University) from 1889 until 1905.

The farming log book is in poor condition. Except for a few words, the first page is unreadable. The next two pages contain a list of Varieties of peas planted in North plot no. 1 and North plot no. 2. The next entries, which date from July 1910 until August 1911, consist of a record of the daily work performed on the college farm by Eaton and the hands who worked under his direction. The last pages of the booklet consist of a time sheet for each hand for the months of August and September 1911.

Physical description

1 box

Arrangement

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Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Ray Eaton Papers, MC 00179, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Received from Rachel E. Dunham, 1985 - 1995.

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
Correspondence 1909
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence 1910
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence 1911-1913
Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence 1914-1916
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence 1917-1918
Box 1, Folder 5
Photographs 1910-1915
Box 1, Folder 6
Exam 1910
Box 1, Folder 7
Massey's Garden Book for the Southern States 1918
Box 1, Folder 8
Farming log book 1910-1911
Box 1, Folder 9

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Ray Eaton Papers, MC 00179, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.