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Walter Eugene Daniel Papers

Finding Aid & Inventory

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 images dated 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.

Collection Overview

The Walter Eugene Daniel Papers is comprised of materials that document Daniel's life, particularly as it pertains to Wake Forest College. 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, February 14, 1878. There are seventeen cartes-de-visites (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.

This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1. Family and other images, and Series 2. Writings.

Collection Inventory

  • Family and other images
    • Daniel home in Weldon, NC, ink sketch / Box 1 Folder 5
    • Edwin Ferebee Aydlette tintype (Class of 1879) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • John Calhoun Caddell carte de visite (Class of 1878) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Charles S. Farriss carte de visite (Class of 1880) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Edwin Boushall Ferebee carte de visite (1878-1880) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Jesse Newton Holding cartes de visite (2), Class of 1880 (circa 1880) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • John F. Johnson carte de visite / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Wesley N. Jones carte de visite, Class of 1879 (circa 1879) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Edwin McNeill Poteat carte de visite, Class of 1881 (circa 1881) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Emma James Purefoy Poteat carte de visite / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Benjamin Franklin Sledd carte de visite and negative (circa 1884-1940) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Mrs. Swift carte de visite / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Arthur Edwin Walters carte de visite (Class of 1878) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Unidentified cartes de visite (5) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • Unidentified tintypes (2) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • James W. Mullen photograph and cabinet card / Box 1 Folder 8
    • George H. Brown, Jr., photograph / Box 1 Folder 8
    • William Harvey Vann photograph / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Wake Forest College students photograph (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).

    • Charles Aurelius Webb photograph (1866-1949) / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Edwin Boushall Ferebee cabinet card / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Mary B. Caddell photograph / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Peter Stainback photograph / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Foy Johnson cabinet card (2) / Box 1 Folder 8
  • Writings
    • 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

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator - Creator
Daniel, Walter Eugene, 1859-1942
Title
Walter Eugene Daniel Papers
ID
MS4
Date [inclusive]
1878-1912
Extent
0.21 linear feet  1 half-document box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2014
Conditions Governing Access Note
Collection is open for research. 
Preferred Citation Note
Walter Eugene Daniel Papers, MS4, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Wake Forest College--Alumni and alumnae.
  • Wake Forest College. Board of Trustees.

Personal Name(s)

  • Daniel, Walter Eugene, 1859-1942

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