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


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


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

Matilda Lamb Morton Memoirs
Call Number
Morton, Matilda Lamb, 1856-1945.
1861 - 1865
4.00 items
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. Morton, Matilda Lamb
  3. Lamb, George Charles
  4. Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 17th
  5. Autobiography--Women authors.
  6. Foster's Raid.
  7. Girls--North Carolina--History--19th century.
  8. Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Social conditions.
  9. Women--North Carolina--History--19th century.
  10. Autobiography
  11. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
  12. Elizabeth City (N.C.)
  13. Fort Branch (N.C.)
  14. Williamston (N.C.)
  15. Eastern North Carolina
  16. Acquisitions Information

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

    Processing Information

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