James W. Cox papers, 1741-1889 (bulk 1830s-1870s).

Creator: Cox, James W.
Collection number: 3653
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Abstract: Scattered papers, chiefly 1830s-1870s, of Cox, businessman, local official at Kinston, N.C., and mayor of Goldsboro, N.C. These papers include accounts and receipts of Cox, his father, and other relatives; financial records of Cox as board chairman of the Lenoir County, N.C., common schools, 1852-1861; general merchandise accounts, 1865-1867; accounts with labor and domestic help, 1884-1889; accounts, receipts, and vouchers of Cox as an agent of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, 1868-1869; letters, 1860, from Cox’s son, James G. Cox, a student at the University of Virginia, 1860, and notes, presumably made by James G. Cox, from law lectures given by Professor John Barbee Minor at the University of Virginia, 1860; two items, 1863, relating to hiring slaves, signed by Washington Duke (1820-1905); and various other personal, public, and business papers.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains miscellaneous receipts and communications relating to the hiring of slaves (1861-1865), including two items signed by Washington Duke (1863).