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Octavia Jordan Perry Manuscript

Identifier: MSS 0068

Scope and Contents

The Octavia Jordan Perry Papers contain an original typescript and 13 original watercolor illustrations for The Indian Bracelet.


  • 1982


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Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Octavia Jordan Perry was born 21 April 1895 in Orange County, North Carolina, where her father was a country doctor. While a young child, she moved with her family to Durham, North Carolina. In 1916 she graduated from Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), and three years later married Charles W. Perry.

In 1963, Perry published My Head's High for Proudness, a folk tale set in the North Carolina mountains and inspired by summers spent in Sparta, North Carolina. She published The Indian Bracelet, a children's story, in 1982. Other works by Perry include The Tuggles, Flow'rland Lays, These Jordans Were Here, and a centennial history of the First Presbyterian Church of High Point, North Carolina. Mrs. Perry passed away in 1991.


0.20 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Octavia Jordan Perry (1895-1991) was a 1916 alumna of Woman's College (now UNCG) and an author of folk tales, children's stories, and local history. This collection contains an original typescript and 13 original watercolor illustrations for her story entitled The Indian Bracelet.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of the author, June 1982.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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