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Walter Eugene Daniel (1859-1942) was a native of Halifax County, N.C., a lawyer, Wake Forest College alumnus (1878), and trustee of Wake Forest College (1889-1931). The collection is comprised of various manuscripts and photographs dating from 1878-1912.

Biographical and Historical Note

Walter Eugene Daniel (1859-1942) was a native of Halifax County, N.C. He was a lawyer, a Wake Forest College alumnus (class of 1878), and a trustee of Wake Forest College from 1889-1931.

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Collection Overview

The Walter Eugene Daniel Papers is comprised of various manuscripts and images. Daniel's letter to his wife was written from Wake Forest College, June 13, 1894, after Daniel had delivered the alumni address at the 1894 commencement. He mentions Edwin McNeill Poteat (1861-1937) who delivered the baccalaureate sermon; Fernando Coella McConnell (1856-1929) who delivered the literary address; Reverend William Cornelius Tyree (1860-1928); and Professor William Louis Poteat. The collection also contains a typescript of Daniel's address delivered before the literary societies of Wake Forest College, Feb. 14, 1878. There are seventeen carte-de-vistes (7 unidentified), 3 tintypes, and 11 photographs of students, ca. 1878-1912 have been added to the collection. Other additions include a poem read at the Daniel family reunion in 1992 and 'Highlights in the Life of Walter Eugene and Jeannette Snead Daniel' by Kate Barrow and an undated ink drawing of the Daniel home in Weldon, N.C.

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Collection Inventory

  • Biographical Information (1879-1912) / Box 1 Folder 1
  • Wake Forest Literary Society Address (Feb. 15, 1878) / Box 1 Folder 2
  • Poem read by Kate Barrow at Daniel Reunion (July 22, 1979) / Box 1 Folder 3
  • "Highlights in the Life of Walter Eugene and Jeannette Snead Daniel" / Box 1 Folder 4
  • Ink sketch of the Daniel home in Weldon, NC / Box 1 Folder 5
  • Photographs, Cabinet cards, Cartes de visite, and tintypes
    • Tintype of Edwin Ferebee Aydlette (?) (Class of 1879) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carte de visite of John Calhoun Caddell (Class of 1878) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carte de visite of Charles S. Farriss (Class of 1880) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carte de visite of Edwin Boushall Ferebee (1878-1880) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • 2 cartes de visite Jesse Newton Holding (Class of 1880) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carte de visite of John F. Johnson (?) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carte de visite of Wesley N. Jones (Class of 1879) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carte de visite of Edwin McNeill Poteat (Class of 1881) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carte de visite of Emma James Purefoy Poteat / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carte de visite and negative Benjamin Franklin Sledd (1864-1940) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carte de visite of Mrs. Swift / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Carte de visite of Arthur Edwin Walters (Class of 1878) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • 5 Unidentified cartes de visite / Box 1 Folder 7
    • 2 Unidentified tintypes / Box 1 Folder 7
    • Photograph of James W. Mullen / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Cabinet card of James W. Mullen / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Photograph of George H. Brown, Jr. / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Photograph of William Harvey Vann / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Photograph of Wake Forest College Students (circa 1911-1913) / Box 1 Folder 8  Scope and Contents note

      Pictured in photo: James Allison McDowell (Scotland Neck, NC); Eugene Allen Daniel (Weldon, NC); Seddon Goode, Jr.; William Alwyn Darden; Newton Jackson Shepherd (Weldon, NC).

    • Photograph of Charles Aurelius Webb (1866-1949) / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Cabinet Card of Edwin Boushall Ferebee / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Photograph of Mary B. Caddell / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Photograph of Peter Stainback / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Cabinet card of Foy Johnson / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Cabinet card of Foy Johnson / Box 1 Folder 8

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Walter Eugene Daniel Papers
ID
MS4
Date [inclusive]
1878-1912
Extent
0.21 linear feet 1 half letter legal box

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2014
Conditions Governing Access Note
Collection is open for research. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z.Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note
Gift from the Alumni Office. 
Preferred Citation Note
Walter Eugene Daniel Papers, MS4, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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