Finding Aid of the Matilda Lamb Morton Memoirs, 1861 - 1865, PC.1770

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Finding Aid of the Matilda Lamb Morton Memoirs, 1861 - 1865, PC.1770

Abstract

Matilda Lamb (1856-1945), daughter of Wilson Gray Lamb of Elizabeth City, married Winslow Bradford Morton. This collection consists of a retrospective memoir (original manuscript and typescript) of Civil War events in the life of an eastern North Carolina child, Matilda Lamb. In addition are the original obituary for the writer's older brother (mortally wounded in May, 1864, at Wire Bottom Church, Virginia) and a Xerox copy of a May, 1933, letter written by Mrs. Morton to another brother, George Charles Lamb (who figures in some of her adventures recounted in the memoir).

Descriptive Summary

Title
Matilda Lamb Morton Memoirs
Call Number
PC.1770
Creator
Morton, Matilda Lamb, 1856-1945.
Date
1861 - 1865
Extent
4.00 items
Language
English
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], PC.1768, Matilda Lamb Morton Memoirs, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.

    Biographical Note

    Matilda Lamb (1856-1945) was the daughter of Wilson Gray Lamb of Elizabeth City. As a married woman, Mrs. Winslow Bradford Morton of Washington, N.C. recalled in her memoirs the fifth through the ninth years of her life.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Lamb, John Calhoun, 1836-1864.
  2. Lamb, John Calhoun
  3. Morton, Matilda Lamb
  4. Lamb, George Charles
  5. Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Troops Regiment, 17th.
  6. Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 17th
  7. Autobiography--Women authors.
  8. Foster's Raid.
  9. Girls--North Carolina--History--19th century.
  10. Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Social conditions.
  11. Women--North Carolina--History--19th century.
  12. Foster's Raid
  13. Women
  14. Autobiography
  15. Soldiers
  16. Girls
  17. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
  18. Elizabeth City (N.C.)
  19. Fort Branch (N.C.)
  20. Williamston (N.C.)
  21. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  22. Fort Branch
  23. Eastern North Carolina
  24. Williamston
  25. Elizabeth City
  26. Acquisitions Information

    Gift, Mrs. Matilda Lamb (Clark) Robbins, Asheville, N.C., 1987.

    Processing Information

  27. Processed by George Stevenson, April 1991
  28. Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, July 2002, and revised July 2019, for publication in Discover Online Catalog (DOC).