Old Money

Source: Sallie Joyner Davis Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #133

Twenty shillings

Twenty shillings

Staff Person: Brian Johnson

Description:
This image is from a collection that contains a letter (1916) from Colonel Fred A. Olds of the North Carolina Historical Commission to Miss Sallie Joyner Davis in which he proposes that East Carolina develop a historical collection. In order to encourage the collection, Colonel Olds enclosed a quantity of currency, including colonial proclamation money (1754, 1768, 1771), Revolutionary War currency (1780), and a variety of Civil War money.

Miss Sallie Joyner Davis (1871-1954) was a charter member of the faculty of East Carolina Teachers Training School. A native of Wayne County, she was a niece of Dr. J. Y. Joyner and a descendant of colonial printer James Davis (see 1780 currency). Miss Davis graduated from U.N.C.-Greensboro and pursued graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, and the University of California. She taught history at East Carolina University from 1909 to 1945. (During this time period the university was known as East Carolina Teachers Training School and East Carolina Teachers College).

The finding aid for this collection can be found at: Manuscript Collection 133

Fifty dollars

Fifty dollars

Five pounds

Five pounds

Ten Shillings

Ten Shillings

One dollar

One dollar

Confederate ten dollar bill

Confederate ten dollar bill

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