Creator: Pugh, James Thomas, 1873-1942.
Collection number: 1590
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Abstract: Family correspondence and storekeeping records of a North Carolina family in the 19th century. The collection includes accounts of dealings in merchandise by James Monroe Pugh (b. 1826), father of James Thomas Pugh, 1850s and late 1865, at various places in North Carolina, particularly in Alamance County. Civil War items include letters of James Monroe Pugh as a sergeant in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment serving in Virginia, and records he kept relating to cavalry horses and forage. The bulk of the papers consists of family letters and store records of James Monroe Pugh and his wife, Sallie Keck Pugh, at Morrisville, Wake County, N.C., 1868-1910. Family letters relate primarily to everyday life and interests, but include letters from James Thomas Pugh as a student and Latin instructor at the University of North Carolina, 1890-1894; a classics student at Harvard, 1895-1897; teaching in Cleveland, Ohio, 1896-1897; and practicing law in Boston after 1897. Also included is family correpondence of James Thomas Pugh’s wife, Mabel Vaughan Pugh, and of his sons, Edward C. and Roger Vaughan Pugh.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection