Ora Rives Collection
|Title||Ora Rives Collection|
|Creator||Hattie Hill [?]|
|Alt. Creator||Ora Rives|
|Subject Keyword :||Ora Rives ; Mr. Rives ; Mrs. Hill ; Mr. Hill ; Florence Powell ; Croswell boys ; Henderson boys ; Ben ... ; Mary ... ; Hattie Hill [?] ; Toxaway ; Highlands, NC ; French Broad river ; Fairview Lake ; Carley's Creek ; Brevard, NC ; Hogback Mountain ; Sapphire ; Cashiers ; Whiteside Mountain ; Grimshaw's ; Cedar Mountain ; Chimney Top Mountain|
|Subject LCSH :||Rives, Ora
Cedar Mountain, N.C.
Appalachian mountains -- Description and travel
Camping -- Equipment and supplies
|Publisher||D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804|
|Contributor||Sarah Ann Eller|
|Type||Collection ; Image (photographs)|
|Format||1 folder ; photocopy of journal ; scanned and manipulated images from photo album ; 1 CD-ROM with 43 tiff images and 43 jpeg images.|
|Relation||Annie Rives Nicholson Collection (1913-1950's) ; Related to R.H. Scadin Photograph Collection. See, Grimshaw's.|
|Coverage||1905 ; Western North Carolina|
|Rights||Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.|
The collection takes its name from the Rives family who donated the collection materials. In 1905 the Rives and the Hill families came to Cedar Mountain from Aiken, SC for their annual summer stay. They generally spent the months of April to October in Cedar Mountain to escape the lowland heat. While at their summer homes in Cedar Mountain, the families joined in a camping trip to the Toxaway region near Cashiers and Highlands, in western North Carolina. One member of the Hill family, Hattie, an amateur photographer recorded the camping trip and assembled the photographs in an album. She also wrote a brief JOURNAL to accompany the photos. The photo album of 44 images and the journal comprise the Ora Rives collection. The journal, though brief, contains detailed descriptions of the daily activities of the camping party and of camping processes. Some photographs record activities either before or after the camping trip. The original photographs and journal have been retained by the Rives family and the collection is in facsimile only. The D.H. Ramsey Library is appreciative of the opportunity to reproduce this collection for its users.
|Citation||Ora Rives Collection, 1905, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville|
|"Travel: A Family Tradition" - Interview of descendent of the Rives family and paper derived from the interview prepared by Jaya Dorf while a student at UNC Asheville.|
|Processed by||Special Collections staff, 2001|
|Photocopy of Journal "The Camping Trip Thro' Toxaway Country"
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|"Travel: A Family Tradition" - By Jaya Dorf. [Reprinted with permission] Student essay describing the Rives summer travel tradition and the history of the photographic collection by members of the Rives-Nicholson family.|
Box/folder Item Description Thumbnail P01.1.1 1 Photocopy of journal, "The Camping Trip Thro' Toxaway Country"
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[Full Text ] .2 rive_01 "All aboard for Cedar Mountain." June 29, '05 rive_02 "Jim Wise and his family." June 29, '05 rive_03 "The first night in camp." June 29, '05 rive_04 "A relic of by-gone days." July 1, '05 rive_05 "The only one of its kind." July 1, '05 rive_06 "The camp which was located in a beautiful pasture." July 2, '05 rive_07 "A view of the Saluda river." July 4, '05 rive_08 "Hide-away." August 6, '05 rive_09 "Faith Chapel." July 31, '05 rive_010 "Caesar's Head." July 31, '05 rive_011 "In the 'mouth'." July, 1905 rive_012 "Chanie at the spring." July 31, '05 rive_013 "The old grist mill." Aug. 5, '05 rive_014 "Not exactly modern." Aug. 5, '05 [damaged] rive_015 "Miller Burns." Aug. 5, '05 rive_016 "The mill wheel." July 17, '05 rive_017 "Snaking logs." July 17, '05 rive_018 "Hattie on her white charger." Aug. 9, '05 rive_019 "There lingers not a breeze to break
The mirror which its waters make." Aug. 4, '05
.3 rive_020 "The jolly picnicers." Aug. 1, '05 rive_021 "A very modest party." Aug. 1, '05 rive_022 "A rattling good time we had." Aug. 1, '05 rive_023 "Where quiet waters flow." July, 1905 rive_024 "Among the Hemlocks." July 25, '05 rive_025 "A view from Hogback Mt." July 25, '05 rive_026 "'The Lodge' - Hogback Mt." July 25, '05 rive_027 "The campers on Hogback Mt." July 25,'05 rive_028 "Across Fairfield valley." July [?],'05 rive_029 "The distance lends enchantment to the view." July 25, '05 rive_030 "Camp Comfort." July 25, '05 rive_031 "Whiteside Mt. from Chimney Top Mt." July 26, '05 rive_032 "Hogback Mt. from Chimney Top Mt." July 26, '05 rive_033 "Climbing Chimney Top Mt." July 26, '05 rive_034 "'The Nose' - Whiteside Mt." July 27. '05 rive_035 "Whiteside Camp." July 27, '05 rive_036 "The Grimsahw's Home." July 27, '05 rive_037 "Fairfield Lake." July 29, '05 rive_038 "Across Lake Toxaway." July 28, '05 rive_039 "Hogback Mt. across Lake Toxaway." July 28, '05 rive_040 "The last day in camp." July 29, '05 rive_041 "Homeward bound." July 29, '05 rive_042 "The girls turn in the wagon." July 29, '05 rive_043 [No caption - View Caesar's Head cliff]