The latest group of legacy finding aids has just been posted online. Some of the notable collections in this group are:
In 1873, the Wilmington, Charlotte, and Rutherfordton Railroad was reorganized as the Carolina Central Railway Company. In 1875, the company completed a line to Shelby, N.C. The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal material, and other records, of the railroad and its officials in Wilmington, N.C., and New York, N.Y., particularly Charles H. Roberts (born 1821), president. Principally consisting of intra-company correspondence, the records chiefly relate to railroad management, financial matters, and bond sales.
James Crawford Biggs was an attorney in various North Carolina locations, 1894-1933 and 1935-1950; solicitor general of the United States, 1933-1935; and federally-appointed trustee for the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Company. Correspondence, chiefly 1915-1924 and 1933-1939; organizational records and financial and legal material relating to the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway; notes for court cases; speeches and other writings on law, politics, and North Carolina history; miscellaneous financial and legal material; and photographs of Biggs and friends from the 1930s and 1940s.
Adelaide Walters (1907-1981) of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a local political activist, volunteer, civic leader, and Democratic Party officer. The collection includes correspondence, writings, clippings, and other papers of Adelaide Walters. These papers are mostly political correspondence and records relating to various organizations, especially the Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen, the Community Church of Chapel Hill, and the Chapel Hill Interfaith Council for Social Service. They treat such topics as civil rights of African Americans in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Democratic Party, women in politics, and urban and regional planning.
E. E. Moffitt was the daughter of North Carolina governor Jonathan Worth. She married first Samuel Spencer Jackson (died 1875), second Samuel Walker (died 1877), and third Eli Needham Moffitt (died 1886). The collection includes correspondence, club records, scrapbooks, and other papers, chiefly 1878-1930, of Elvira Evelyna (Worth) Moffitt, concerning her club work and civic, cultural, and historical projects in Raleigh, N.C., and Richmond, Va. Organizations represented include the Raleigh Woman’s Club, North Carolina Peace Society, Women’s Association for the Betterment of Public Schools, Matthew Fontaine Maury Memorial Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Colonial Dames, and Roanoke Colony Memorial Association.
A complete list of all updated and posted legacy finding aids can be found here.