Guide to the Mary Nelson Carter Scrapbook, 1898-1901, undated

Summary Information

Title: Mary Nelson Carter Scrapbook, 1898-1901, undated
Collection: AC.452
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

The Mary Nelson Carter Scrapbook is an antique scrapbook with photographs of western North Carolina and foreign lands, some identified, others not. Handwritten notes have been made on most photos, probably by Ms. Carter.

Creator: Carter, Mary Nelson

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Nelson Carter was an author, best known for her book, North Carolina Sketches: Phases of Life Where the Galax Grows. She married Charles Carter, a doctor, in 1863 and they moved to Blowing Rock, North Carolina in the 1880s. Mary Nelson Carter died in 1908.

Scope and Contents

In the collection are several loose photos, some cardstock photos printed with Scenes from Western North Carolina by T.H. Lindsey, Asheville, North Carolina, and an old scrapbook, with photos and mementos, some from foreign places, from 1898 to 1892, collected by Mary Nelson Carter, North Carolina author of Phases of Life Where the Galax Grows, published in 1900. Many of the materials appear to be clipped from magazines or books.


There is no formal arrangement of this collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was donated by the great granddaughter of Mary Nelson Carter, Barbara Moore Vayo, in 2008. Accession number AC.2008.070

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Simms Toomey Revised processing by Anita Elliott, July 2013. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.452: Mary Nelson Carter Papers, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, NC, USA.

Container List

Scrapbook, 1898-1901, undated Box 1