Julian Shakespeare Carr papers, 1892-1923.

Creator: Carr, Julian Shakespeare.
Collection number: 141
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Abstract: Julian Shakespeare Carr (1845-1924) of Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C., was a manufacturer of tobacco products with interests in a wide range of other businesses, including banking and textiles. Carr was also active in the Methodist Church, the Democratic Party, and several Confederate veterans’ organizations, including the North Carolina branch of the United Confederate Veterans, which he served as commander. He was also a strong supporter of various institutions of higher education in the state. Letters, telegrams, printed announcements, programs, and pamphlets, business and legal documents, maps, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Carr’s business and personal affairs. The letters chiefly concern banking, farming, and family matters, but also reflect Carr’s interests in the Civil War and the United Confederate Veterans and in the Methodist Church. Also included are printed and manuscript addresses and Sunday School lessons given by Carr. Of special note is a series of speeches discussing the race problem in North Carolina and throughout the South. Business topics are also represented. Included are seven volumes of Carr’s diary containing brief entries, 1907-1917, and letter books, 1919-1922. These volumes chiefly document Carr’s personal life, particularly his travels and family associations. Also included are a wedding album, 1895, of Carr’s daughter Eliza, and a family history, 1991, by Joseph Julian Carr. Photographs are chiefly of Julian S. Carr.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection includes a group of manuscript addresses and Sunday School lessons given by Carr, some of which discuss race relations in North Carolina and throughout the South (1896-1923).