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titleJames Buchanan Duke papers, 1777-1990 (bulk 1890s-1930s).
repositoryDuke University Library
collection titleCorrespondence; business, legal, and financial papers; estate and inheritance records; printed materials; miscellaneous materials; architectural drawings and blueprints; and pictures chiefly relating to the businesses, enterprises and philanthropy of James Buchanan Duke in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, and New Jersey.

About one-half of the collection documents the administration of his estate. Subject areas represented include: American Tobacco Company; business; finance; tobacco industry, marketing and taxation; hydroelectric power; textile mills; charitable works; architecture; interior decoration; genealogy of branches of the Duke family; inheritance and succession; and legal procedure for wills, inheritance and business.

Correspondents include George G. Allen, Lida Duke Angier, Charles Caldwell, Clarence E. Case, Benjamin N. Duke, Nanaline H. Duke, Washington Duke, William P. Few, William R. Perkins, and Alexander H. Sands. Other individuals represented in the collection include Artelia Roney Duke, Benjamin Newton Duke, Doris Duke, Washington Duke, and Horace Trumbauer.

Historical and Biographical Notes
Tobacco manufacturer, industrialist, and philanthropist, of Durham, N.C., and New York City.

Preferred Citation:
[Identification of item], James Buchanan Duke Papers, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University.

Notes:
Related collections in the Duke University Special Collections Library include the Washington Duke Papers, the Benjamin Newton Duke Papers, and the Semans Family Papers.
extent33 linear ft
formatsCorrespondence Business Papers Financial Records Legal Papers Printed Materials
accessCollection is open for research. However, patrons must sign the Acknowledgment of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection. Also, all or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. Consequently, there may be a 24-hour delay in obtaining these materials. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library to use this collection.
record linkhttp://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/rbmscl/dukejb/inv/
record sourcehttp://library.duke.edu/catalog/search/recordid/DUKE000853493
finding aidInventory in repository and on the web.
acquisition informationThe James Buchanan Duke Papers were transferred to the Special Collections Department from various sources beginning in 1957 and continuing through 1990. Funds from The Duke Endowment supported the reprocessing of this collection from 1991 to 1992.
updated02/07/2020 18:20:05
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titleSurvey and research report on Lynnwood: James B. Duke House, 1977 Jan. 1.
repositoryUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
collection titleIn:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission collection.

Includes an historical sketch, an architectural description of the house, a map showing the house's location, and photographs of the property.

Bio/History:
Located at 400 Hermitage Road in the Myers Park area of Charlotte, N.C. Oldest part of the structure built by Zebulon V. Taylor and dates from 1915; purchased in 1919 by James B. Duke, noted industrialist and philanthropist, who transformed the house into a mansion and called it Lynnwood; later purchased by Martin L. and O.B. Cannon and renamed White Oaks.
extent15 leaves in various foliations : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
formatsSketches Photographs Notes
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
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titleErwin Cotton Mills Records, 1832-1976, 1892-1967.
repositoryDuke University Library
collection titleAccount books, nearly complete, and office files, very incomplete, of a textile mill, chiefly 1892-1967, and also some personal papers of William Allen Erwin.

The files include letters, volumes, legal and financial papers, memoranda, printed material, reports, blueprints, etc. Correspondence is extensive only for 1928. There is material, primarily account books, for: Pearl Cotton Mills in Durham, N.C.; Cooleemee Cotton Mills in Cooleemee, N.C.; the Erwin Yarn Co., a textile selling agency in Philadelphia, Pa.; and the J.N. Ledford Co., a department store in Couleemee. Company plants represented were in N.C. except for Stonewall Cotton Mills, Stonewall, Miss., beginning in 1948.

Topics include the operations of Erwin Mills; the textile industry; relations with the Textile Workers Union of America in the 1930s and 1940s; extensive records on mill buildings, houses, and equipment; James Buchanan Duke; Benjamin Newton Duke; profit sharing; Alpine Cotton Mills; Durham Cotton Manufacturing Co.; Locke Cotton Mills; Oxford Cotton Mills; proposed consolidation, 1928, with Springs Cotton Mills, Thomaston Cotton Mills, and Riverside and Dan River Mills; house and dormitiory construction; real estate; hunting dogs; the Protestant Episcopal Church; St. Mary's School, Raleigh, N.C.; state and national politics in 1928; and the Erwin, Holt, and Smedes families.
extent155 linear ft
formatsBusiness Papers Financial Records Legal Papers Ephemera Personal Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/rbmscl/erwin/inv/
finding aidInventory in the repository.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:09
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titleInez Duke (Angier) Stokes Papers, 1888-1975
repositoryDuke University Library
collection titleCollection contains pictures, a scrapbook, and other genealogical materials including five family photographs.

Materials include photocopied pages from John Duke's Bible and reminiscences by Lida Duke of her family including comments about James, Benjamin, and Washington Duke; clippings relating to marriages, deaths, and will stipulations; items related to philanthropic endeavors such as Trinity College which later became Duke University;

an invitation from Lincoln Memorial University to attend the laying of a cornerstone to the B.N. Duke Hall of Citizenship; items relating to Duke University including a program, pictures, and clippings regarding the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens; items relating to the Duke Homestead and the Duke Centennial Celebration of 1939.

There is extensive information about Doris Duke including clippings about her marriages to James H.R. Cromwell and Porfirio Rubirosa, and other information revealing how closely her actions were reported upon in the press. The scrapbook provides information about Duke University as well as the family that founded it.


Addition (2007-0024)(5250 items; 7.0 linear ft.)(dated 1893-1963) contains notebooks documenting travel in the US and Europe, 6 postcard albums, 3 scrapbooks, photographs, paper dolls, papers documenting the Duke and Angiers families, birth and marriage certificates, financial records, and a copy of Thomas Moore's POETICAL WORKS.

Bio/History:
Member of the families associated with the British-American Tobacco Company.
extent10 items + 7 linear ft.
formatsPhotographs Scrapbooks Photocopies Clippings Ephemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://library.duke.edu/catalog/search/recordid/DUKE002394229
finding aidCataloged from card catalog.
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titleLida Duke Angier Papers, 1899-1928, 1948 and n.d.
repositoryDuke University Library
collection titleBiographical sketch of Lida Duke Angier written by her daughter, Carlotta Gilmore Angier Satterfield (Mrs. H.C. Satterfield), discussing the family, the Duke Memorial Church, and philanthropy.

Letters to Mrs. Angier pertaining to the settlement of the James B. Duke estate, in particular the bequest to his cousins. Includes several handwritten letters from B.N. Duke pertaining to J.B. Duke's will, disbursements to Mrs. Angier and various other relatives, and personal matters.

Also contains clippings and other miscellaneous items.

Bio/History:
Niece of Washington Duke, cousin to J.B. and B.N. Duke, sister-in-law of Mrs. B.N. Duke, wife of Jonathan C. Angier.

extent151 item.
formatsEstate Papers Manuscript Correspondence Clippings Personal Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://library.duke.edu/
finding aidUnprocessed collection. Cataloged from guide and accession records.
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titlePapers, 1923-1960.
repositoryDuke University Library
collection titleBound copy of Afro-American poet Plato T. Durham's poem in memory of Angier B. Duke, AVE ATQUE VALE, FRATER!; album of photographs of James B. Duke's funeral; illuminated, leather-bound testimonials to Mr. Allen; album of the dedication of the Allen Plant; college diplomas from Duke, Furman, and Davidson; a manuscript of John W. Jenkins' JAMES B. DUKE, MASTER BUILDER; and a copy of GEORGE GARLAND ALLEN, A LIFE TO BE HONORED, written by Michael Durham and commissioned by Lucy Burwell Allen Fowlkes and Mary Garland Allen Gregg. Includes large photograph of James B. Duke and fellow directors of the Aluminum Company of America at Isle Maligne, July 14, 1925, and a large photograph of a Duke alumni dinner and dance in New York on December 6, 1935.

Note(s): Unprocessed collection. Cataloged from accession record./ Bio/History: Businessman and Duke University alumnus
extent19 items.
formats
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://library.duke.edu/
updated11/12/2014 11:30:09
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titleFrank C. Brown papers, 1899-1943.
repositoryDuke University Library
collection titleThe Frank C. Brown papers contain correspondence, logs, diaries, reports, lantern slides, notebooks, clippings, a scrapbook, and other materials. While some papers relate to teaching and English department activities, the bulk of the collection concerns the construction of Duke University, including correspondence with the Horace Trumbauer architectural firm, builder and manufacturer information, construction progress reports, travel diaries of visits to other campuses, and records of James B. Duke's views on architecture and involvement in campus planning.

Bio/History:
Frank Clyde Brown (1870-1943) served as Professor of English at Trinity College and Duke University, and as Comptroller and University Marshal of Duke University. He oversaw the initial construction of Duke University's West Campus and the renovation of East Campus. Brown also founded the North Carolina Folklore Society.
extent30 linear ft
formatsBusiness Papers Correspondence Diaries Photographs Scrapbooks
accessIn off-site storage; 24 hours advance notice may be required for use.
record linkhttp://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/dynaweb/univarchives/uabrownfc
record sourcehttp://library.duke.edu/
finding aidInventory in repository and on web.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:09
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titlePerkins, William Robertson, 1875-1945. Papers, 1903-1945.
repositoryDuke University Library
collection titleCorrespondence, legal papers, genealogical material, memorial resolutions, abstract of title to the proposed site of the Jamestown Exposition, articles, and other papers, chiefly relating to Perkins' position as personal legal counselor to James Buchanan Duke and the Duke family, including papers relating to state and federal tax litigation of the Duke family, lawsuit of George D. Haskell against the Duke estate (1926-1929) and Haskell vs. Aluminum Company of America (1926-1929), and Duke's proposed extension of the Piedmont and Northern Railway.

Correspondents include George Garland Allen, Arthur Vining Davis, and William States Lee.

Bio/History:
Lawyer, of New York, N.Y.
extent5,709 items.
formatsCorrespondence Legal Papers Financial Records
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://library.duke.edu/
finding aidFinding aid in the repository.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:09
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