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Mary C. Watkins Notebooks

Identifier: MSS 0351

Scope and Contents

The Mary C. Watkins Notebooks are three notebooks in which Watkins took class notes and completed course exercises. The first notebook is a brown composition book from the 1890s. The notebook consists predominantly of mathematical notations from textbook exercises and also contains notes on Cookery, including recipes. The second is titled, "Physical Laboratory Manual and Note Book" by Alfred P. Gage and the thrid is titled, "Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry" by R. P. Williams. Both are also partially annotated by Watkins as she completed a portion of the excercises in the books.


  • circa 1890s


Conditions Governing Access

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. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Mary C. Watkins of Poplar Hill, North Carolina was a student at the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), attending from 1892 to 1894.


0.09 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook box)

Language of Materials



Mary C. Watkins was a student at the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School from 1892-1894.

The Mary C. Watkins Notebooks consist of three notebooks in which Watkins took class notes and completed course exercises while attending the school in the early 1980s.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from Classed Archives in September 2008.

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Andrea Cole, July, 2010

Mary C. Watkins Notebooks
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Repository Details

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

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US