Mildred ALEXANDER BAIRD White Collection
|Title||Mildred Alexander Baird White Collection|
|Alt. Title||Mildred A. B. White Collection|
|Creator||Mildred A. B. White|
|Subject Keyword||Mildred A. B. White ; I. A. Harris, M.D. ; Richmond Pearson ; physicians ; medical practice ; race relations ; politics ; wars ; Buncombe County ; Asheville, NC ; African Americans in western North Carolina ; Robert Brank Vance ; Mecklenburg county ; Jupiter, North Carolina ; Jeter Pritchard ;|
|Subject LCSH||White, Mildred Alexander Baird
Harris, I. A.
Medical care -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County
Physicians -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County
|Description||The main item in this collection is a large account book of Buncombe County
physician Isaac A. Harris, dated 1870 through 1897, listing prices charged for office calls
and treatments. Attached to most of the pages of the ledger, are a number of
newspaper clippings, notices, pages from articles, on various subjects.
Many reflect the political views of Harris who lived in Jupiter, a small
village some fifteen miles north of Asheville. Harris was
politically active in the Republican party and participated in the Mt.
Herman Lodge of Freemasonry in Asheville.
Also included in the collection are letters written by several North Carolina politicians including Richmond Pearson ; articles about Jeter Pritchard, and other politically active men in Buncombe County. The clippings capture the politics and the social life of the years at the end of the century. Included are an assortment of portraits of notable individuals of the time.
[Mrs. White's full name is Mildred Alexander Baird White, which relates her to the Baird family, relatives of the Pearson family.]
Includes the Melton Family Correspondence (Civil War)
|Publisher||D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville|
|Contributor||Southern Highlands Research Center|
|Type||Collection ; Text|
|Format||1 document container|
|Relation||Alexander, J.B. (John Brevard), 1834- . The History of Mecklenburg County : from 1740 to 1900. Charlotte, N.C.: Observer Print House, 1902. ; Full text available of J. B. Alexander. Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers of the Hopewell Section and Reminiscences of the Pioneers and their Descendants by Families, with some Historical Facts and Incidents of the Times in Which They Lived [sic], Charlotte, Observer Printing and Publishing House, 1897 (1 item): http://www.archive.org/stream/sketchesofearlys00alex/sketchesofearlys00alex_djvu.txt ;|
|Coverage||1870-1900's ; Asheville, NC ; Jupiter, NC ; western North Carolina ;|
|Rights||Any display, publication or public use must credit D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.|
|Donor||Donor number 52|
|Citation||Mildred Alexander Baird White Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804|
|Processed by||Southern Highlands Research Center staff ; Special Collections staff, 1980 and 2001|
|Last updated||2005-12-05 JW ; 2008-02-25 ; 2010-12-11 hw|
According to Preston Arthur in his History of Western North Carolina, in January of 1865, I.A. Harris met with many notable politicians and civic leaders at the Buck Hotel in Asheville to sign a paper that declared that the people were tired of any more warfare and that they desired peace and the restoration of the Union. The declaration was prepared by Justice A.S. Merrimon and Adolphus M. Gudger saw to it that it was delivered to Judge John Baxter in Knoxville, TN. who then gave it to the military commander of Knoxville. I.A Harris was an officer of the Confederate Army at the time that his signature was placed on the paper. Others at the January meeting included: Weston Holmes, Alfred M. Alexander, J.E. Reid, J.L. Henry, adolphos E. Baird, G.M. Roberts and Adolphous M. Gudger, and A.S. Merrimon.
I.A. Harris married Catherine Weaver, daughter of Montreville Michael Weaver. Her brother was Dr. Henry Bascomb Weaver (married Hattie Penland), a physician in Asheville.
|i.a. HARRIS Scrapbook||The I.A. Harris, M.D. account book
re-used by Harris as a scrapbook for clippings and correspondences from 1870
through 1908 (total of 222 pages), is found here in two parts:
Also see: Documents (Western North Carolina Heritage)
|Book||Book, by J. B. Alexander titled, Biographical Sketches
of the Early Settlers of the Hopewell Section and Reminiscences of the Pioneers and their
Descendants by Families, with some Historical Facts and Incidents of the Times in Which
They Lived [sic], Charlotte, Observer Printing and Publishing House, 
UNCA SPEC COLL F264.H8 A3 1897
|Photocopies||Four photocopied items of genealogical information on the Alexander and Baird families; includes the Baird's who fought in the Mogul Wars; the Alexander's who fought in the Revolutionary War; and the establishment of Buncombe and Mecklenburg counties (4 items)|
|MELTON FAMILY||Melton/ Baird/ Alexander Correspondence during the Civil War|