Category Archives: Business and Industry

Lewis Family Papers, 1910s-2007

Creator: Lewis family.
Collection number: 5499
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Abstract: The Lewis family arrived in Raleigh, N.C., in 1923, when John D. Lewis Sr. took a job as a district manager for North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company of Durham, N.C. He and his wife, Luella Alice Cox Lewis, and their two children, J.D. Lewis (John D. Continue reading Lewis Family Papers, 1910s-2007

George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

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Collection number: 5516
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Abstract: George W. Robertson (fl. 1807-1855) of Caswell County, N.C., was a physician who also operated a tobacco warehouse and bought and sold slaves. He married Sarah Allen (1803-1871) and together they had eight children, including Willie P.M. Robertson, who Continue reading George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

Howell Begle Collection, 1949-2008

Creator: Begle, Howell, 1944-
Collection number: 20441
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Abstract: Howell Begle is an entertainment and media lawyer and long-time activist on behalf of early rhythm and blues recording artists. In 1982, Begle met Ruth Brown, recording artist with the Atlantic Recording Corporation in the 1940s and 1950s, who had had difficulty securing Continue reading Howell Begle Collection, 1949-2008

Carhart & Roff Letterpress Copybook, 1854-1855

Creator: Carhart & Roff (Macon, Ga.)
Collection number: 5350-z
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Abstract: Carhart & Roff was a merchant firm based in Macon, Ga., that was founded in 1841. The firm was named for its originators and principal investors, Elijah H. Carhart (1827-1885) and Aaron A. Roff (1815-1880). The collection consists of a Continue reading Carhart & Roff Letterpress Copybook, 1854-1855

Fitzgerald family papers, 1864-1954.

Creator: Fitzgerald family.
Collection number: 4177
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Abstract: Diaries, 1864 and 1867-1871, and a sketchbook of Robert G. Fitzgerald (1840-1919); copies of his pension record and marriage certificate and of the manumission certificate of Thomas Fitzgerald (father of Robert G.); two letters; and articles Continue reading Fitzgerald family papers, 1864-1954.

Brumby and Smith family papers, 1833-1929.

Creator: Brumby and Smith family.
Collection number: 2780
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Abstract: The collection includes miscellaneous items of Laura Margaret Cole (Mrs. James R.) Smith (b. 1806) of South Carolina; her daughter, Laura Smith Brumby (fl. 1866- 1885); and her son-in-law, James R. Brumby (b. 1846). Included are a Continue reading Brumby and Smith family papers, 1833-1929.

Singleton family papers, 1759-1905 (bulk 1815-1854).

Creator: Singleton family.
Collection number: 668
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Abstract: The Singletons were cotton planters living near Sumter, S.C. Prominent family members include Richard Singleton (1776-1852), John Singleton (1754-1820), and Matthew R. Continue reading Singleton family papers, 1759-1905 (bulk 1815-1854).

Eleanore Eulalie Cay Fleming papers, 1836-1920.

Creator: Fleming, Eleanore Eulalie Cay, 1848-1934.
Collection number: 4169
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Abstract: Business correspondence, 1851-1855, of Raymond Cay (1805-1880), general merchant and cotton factor of Liberty County, Ga.; personal and family correspondence, 1865-1920, of his daughter, Eleonore Eulalie Cay Fleming of Liberty and Continue reading Eleanore Eulalie Cay Fleming papers, 1836-1920.

Cone Mills Corporation records, 1858-1997.

Creator: Cone Mills Corporation.
Collection number: 5247
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Abstract: Cone Mills Corporation (and predecessor Proximity Manufacturing Company and its other subsidiary and affiliated companies) manufactured denim and other textiles chiefly in North Carolina and South Carolina. Moses Herman Cone Continue reading Cone Mills Corporation records, 1858-1997.