Over 50 additional newly updated and edited legacy finding aids are now available online. Some of the notable collections in this group are:
William Wallace White was a planter and storekeeper at Holly Hill plantation in Warren (now Vance) County, N.C. His 48 diaries contain a full daily account of his farming activities, which included the cultivation of tobacco, cotton, grain, corn, vegetables, melons, livestock, etc., and of public life in the area.
Edwin McNeill Poteat was a Baptist preacher, teacher, and missionary in China, 1917-1929, author, president of Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, 1944-1948, and pastor at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C., 1929-1937 and 1948-1955, and at Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio, 1937-1944. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, mainly 1944-1955, and writings of Poteat. Included are letters, 1925-1929, discussing the Chinese nationalist movement and its effect on missionary work; correspondence with various religious and social action organizations, particularly concerning conscientious objection to World War I and interracial cooperation; and routine office correspondence. Also included are sermons, articles, speeches, and an unpublished book manuscript.
Elizabeth City Buggy Company of Elizabeth City, N.C., apparently started in 1899 and acted as an agent for Hackney and Chase City Wagons and American Field and Hog Fencing and also manufactured buggies and phaetons. The collection includes daybooks and ledgers, 1827-1932, with names of customers, specifying equipment purchased and repairs for wagons, automobiles, and farm machinery.
Peter Spence Gilchrist was an English immigrant and pioneer in chemical engineering of Charlotte, N.C. Gilchrist designed sulphuric acid plants and fertilizer plants and was a pioneer in the development of the phosphate industry and in chemical engineering in the southeast.The collection includes business letters, chiefly 1904-1910, received by Gilchrist’s firm, Southern Card, Clothing, and Reed Company, relating to the building of fertilizer plants and the installation of works for phosphate processes along the eastern seaboard.
A full list of all updated and published legacy finding aids can be found here.