Volumes 44 through 52 of Mr. Francis B. Hays’s Granville County scrapbooks are now available online. These new volumes contain a number of newspaper articles, histories written by Mr. Hays and others, letters, and event programs concerning various churches and schools in Granville County. The scrapbooks cover a wide variety of topics, from honor roll students to teacher salaries and plans for church buildings, and much more.
The scrapbooks are part of the Hays Collection at the Granville County Public Library. Mr. Hays was a local historian and avid collector, as these volumes make clear. He collected materials on a variety of subjects, including schools, churches, marriages, and genealogies. For more materials in this collection as well as more information about Mr. Hays, see the Francis B. Hays Collection on DigitalNC or visit the Granville County Public Library website’s listings of his works.
In addition to the Hays material, the Granville County Public Library has supplied a school master’s ledger from 1790. This ledger contains a number of useful tables concerning basic mathematics and measurements. It also contains a number of letters and other documents concerning the Yancey family.