Guide to the A.B. Andrews Papers and Photographs, circa 1850-1865

Summary Information

Title: A.B. Andrews Papers and Photographs, circa 1850-1865
Collection: AC.582
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

This collection gives a glimpse into the life history of A.B. (Alexander Boyd) Andrews and of the Romulus Saunders locomotive and contains several items relating to A.B. Andrews of Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Creator: Andrews, A. B. , (Alexander Boyd)

Biographical/Historical Note

A.B. Andrews was born July 23, 1841 and died April 17, 1915. His wife Julia Martha Johnston Andrews was born December 29, 1846 and died November 30, 1915. Both are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina. Andrews received a Medical Certificate Retiring Invalid Officer April 20, 1865 from the Army of the Confederate States. He married Martha Johnston, daughter of Col. William Johnston (mayor of Charlotte and Commissary General of North Carolina for the Confederacy) in 1867. One of the photos is of the couple on their wedding trip. The town of Andrews, Cherokee County, North Carolina was named for Col. A.B. (Alexander Boyd) Andrews.

Scope and Contents

This collection gives a glimpse into the life history of A.B. (Alexander Boyd) Andrews and of the Romulus Saunders locomotive. This collection contains several items of A.B. Andrews' history including his medical discharge from the Confederate Army, a photo of his bride and him, and an autographed picture of an older A.B. Also included is a black & white photo of the Romulus Saunders locomotive, built in 1857 named for Romulus Mitchel Saunders, Caswell County, North Carolina native.

Arrangement

The items are arranged by subject.

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

The donor of this collection was Seth Lawless, town manager of Beech Mountain, North Carolina in 1995. A letter of why he donated them is found in the control file. Accession number AC.2002.034

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed 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.582: A.B. Andrews, Cherokee County, North Carolina Papers and Photographs, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers and Photographs, circa 1850-1865 ACSC_Box 17, Folder 13