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Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company & Graham County Railroad Company

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Identifier: MSS 99-01
Scope and Contents Records of the Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company and the Graham County Railroad Company, dated primarily during the 1920s-1970s, and including correspondence, annual reports and statements, deeds, financial statements, sales, stockholders meetings, tax information, general railroad information and the American Short Line Railroad Association, and publications about the timber industry.

C. W. Slagle Papers

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Identifier: MSS 05-09
Content Description Papers of C.W. Slagle of Macon County, North Carolina, and the related Siler family. The collection includes correspondence, contracts and agreements with C.W. Slagle, surveys and accompanying correspondence and notes, financial records and receipts, letters of W.O. Wolfe to C.W. Slagle (1909) and sketch of monument, correspondence with the Alcoa company (primarily 1913-1918) and W.M. Ritter Lumber Company (primarily 1907 – 1916), a bound account ledger (primarily 1838 – 1868), a bound survey...

Duenner-Young Families

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Identifier: MSS 80-10
Content Description The collection concerns two families, the Young family of Bakersville, NC, and the Duenner family of Knoxville, TN.Correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection, particularly letters from Frederick Otto ("Fritz") Duenner to his stepmother, Ella Young Duenner (the link between two families). The letters begin in 1898, just after Fritz Duenner had graduated from the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, and gone "on the road" in search of jobs as a civil engineer. Duenner's...

Fain Family

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Identifier: MSS 80-21
Content Description The collection consists of papers relating to the Fain family of Cherokee County, NC, especially Mercer Fain (1820-1893) and his sons, John E. Fain and Alfred Allen Fain. Mercer Fain settled in Murphy, NC, around 1839. He was an attorney, land speculator, merchant, and a Confederate leader during the Civil War. He was also a railroad promoter and the first president of the Georgia & North Carolina Railroad, a narrow gauge line from Marietta, GA, which reached Murphy in 1888.

First United Methodist Church, Sylva

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Identifier: MSS 11-02
Scope and Contents Records of the First United Methodist Church of Sylva, North Carolina, including, but not limited to, correspondence; meeting minutes, including Board of Stewards, Pilgrim Class, Anne Cowan Circle, Women's Society of Christian Service, Missionary Society, Women's Society, Woman's Home Mission Society, Wesleyan Service Guild; Quarterly Conference Records Books; Sunday School Record Books; financial records; membership information; memorabilia; church histories; architecture and remodeling;...

Fred Biddix Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-01
Scope and Contents The collection contains financial records of the Spruce Pine Lumber Company (NC), including bank records, receipts, promissory notes, payroll ledgers, and tax forms. There are eleven ledger books containing financial information on the company, covering the period 1926-1947. Also in the collection are pamphlets, brochures, and booklets on the construction industry and issues of the Tri County News (Spruce Pine, NC; Burnsville, NC).

Jackson County Miscellany

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Identifier: SM 95-5
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous items primarily concerning Jackson County, North Carolina, particularly items relating to the McLain family. Notice of Sheriffs Sale: July 3, 1893. Receipt for "keeping watch over New York Corundum Co. property": 1893.J.E. Dickerson & Co. vs. New York Corundum Mining Company: Jan. 4, 1894Account book: 1894. Letter on letterhead of Miller & Fisher ("Dry Goods...

James Robert Love Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 81-06
Content Description Robert J. Love (1760-1845) was born in Augusta County, VA, and died in Waynesville, NC. He served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War. After the war he entered into politics in North Carolina, and served as state representative, justice of the peace, North Carolina Convention delegate, and presidential elector. He married Mary Ann Dillard; together they had thirteen children. For more information see SM 80-55, James Robert Love collection.The collection contains bills and...

James W. Terrell Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-05
Scope and Contents James W. Terrell (1829-1908) was born in Rutherford County, NC. Little is known of his early years, except that he migrated westward to the Haywood County-Jackson County area of North Carolina.In 1852 Terrell took charge of William Holland Thomas's trading store in Quallatown, the business center of the North Carolina Cherokee community. Terrell eventually became an “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), as was his employer and business partner, Thomas.Terrell...

Jesse Bryson Stalcup Collection

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Identifier: MSS 11-03
Content Description The collection contains correspondence of the Stalcup family of Macon County, North Carolina, 1899-1934; documents, including business and financial records; obituary information; thirty (30) photographs depicting images of the Stalcup family, the Buck Creek, North Carolina, vicinity, the Tate City, Georgia, vicinity, Mt. Zion Church in Macon County, mining and industrial scenes, and other scenes or buildings; eight (8) “Time Books” and/or “day books” of Jesse Bryson Stalcup containing names...

John and Irenah Wike Collection

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Identifier: MSS 09-03
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the family of John Wike (1788-1841) and Irenah Isenhower Wike (1789-1875) of Jackson County, North Carolina, containing correspondence from the latter part of the 19th century through the early part of the 20th centur; western North Carolina land grants and deeds from the 19th century; School Census Record cards from the 1930's; brochures from the late 19th century through the early 20th century; a Winchester Firearms poster with land survey information written on the back;...

John Parris Estate Collection

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Identifier: MSS 17-03
Content Description This collection contains papers and possessions from the estate of journalist and author John A. Parris (1914-1999). For biographical information on Parris, please see MSS 00-06 John Parris.

Lanning, Earl F., Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 85-01
Content Description The collection contains deeds, indentures, land grants, and surveys. Most of the items are from Anson County, NC, but there are some from Haywood County and Buncombe County (both NC), and Greene County, TN. Also in the collection is a pledge for money to be paid in lumber, labor, and merchandisable produce to the church of the Forks of the Pigeon (NC) for an Academy, and dated 1845.

Lewis J. Smith Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-43
Content Description Lewis J. Smith (1843-1901) was born in Haywood County, NC. He served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. After the war, Smith settled in the East LaPorte and Cullowhee area of Jackson County, NC. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University, then known as Cullowhee High School and later Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. He served in the North Carolina Senate (1889).The collection concerns the Smith and McGuire families. ...

Louis Hampton Collection

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Identifier: SM 05-07
Scope and Contents The collection contains a variety of items relating to Louis Hampton of North Carolina and later of Tennessee. There is one piece of correspondence, a letter written by Horace Kephart (1862 – 1931) to Louis Hampton, addressed from Lindale, Georgia, and dated October 5, 1909. In the letter, Kephart details his travels over the past year, his current living arrangements with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barnett, future plans, and requests for news from Hampton about recent events in Swain County, North...

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 85-02
Scope and Contents This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection contains financial records, correspondence relating to finances, requests for payment, bank statements, checks and monthly financial reports. For additional information, see the entry descriptions under MSS 80-50, MSS 81-07 and MSS 81-10.

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #6

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Identifier: MSS 87-07
Content Description This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection concerns the John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC).

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #7

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Identifier: MSS 88-02
Content Description This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection includes correspondence, clippings, reports, and other organization papers. See MSS 80-50 for a description of the Association.

Royle and Pilkington Textile Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-68
Content Description Royle and Pilkington Company, Inc. (R&P) was a textile manufacturing plant located in Hazelwood, NC. It was incorporated under Delaware law on August 2, 1928, and registered as a foreign corporation doing business in North Carolina on August 30, 1928. The original officers and directors of R&P at the time of incorporation were: James T Royle President/Director Thomas E Noel Vice President/Director Benjamin Colkitt Treasurer/Director Gerald Colkitt ...

Steam Laundry, Mountain Park Hotel Records

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Identifier: SM 02-01
Content Description Printed receipt book for the Steam Laundry of the Mountain Park Hotel, Hot Springs, North Carolina. Standard charges for particular items of clothing are listed. The pre-printed date on the heading is 1890.

Stringfield, Love, & Sloan Families

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Identifier: MSS 16-02
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Love, Sloan, and related families of Haywood County, NC. See related collections for more information on these families:

MSS 80-06 William Williams Stringfield

MSS 80-20 William Williams Stringfield, Add. #1

SM 80-55 James Robert Love

MSS 81-06 James Robert Love, Add. #1

MSS 15-03 Stringfield, Sloan, and Love Families

Tuckaseigee Bank, Sylva, N.C.

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Identifier: SM 98-1
Scope and Contents Miscellany, containing receipts payment vouchers; bank illustration.

Twentieth Century Club (Sylva, NC)

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Identifier: MSS 86-04
Scope and Contents The Twentieth Century Club, of Sylva, NC--a member of the Federated Women's Clubs of America--was organized in April 1925. The object of the club was to promote interest in education, philanthropy, public welfare, moral values, civics, and fine arts. Early club projects included:1. Establishing a town library,2. Furnishing lunches for needy children,3. Establishing a continuing scholarship for a Western Carolina University Art Department student...

Webster (North Carolina) Miscellanea

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Identifier: SM 95-04
Scope and Contents Receipt from Henry G. Robertson to J.E. McLain on Robertson's Webster, N.C., letterhead for respective amounts of $9.11, $12.72, and $48.92. Dated February 14, 1898. Envelope addressed to J.E. McLain (Asheville, N.C.) with return address to Coleman C. Cowan (Webster, N.C.). Postmarked at Webster, N.C., August 3, 1904. Envelope addressed to J.E. McLain (Asheville, N.C.) with return address to Walter E. Moore (Webster, N.C.). Postmarked at...

Western Carolina Teachers College Receipts

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Identifier: SM 10-18
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two receipts from Western Carolina Teachers College for payment on fees, one dated December 3, 1945, and the other December 6, 1945, and also a receipt for “Lunches – four days per week, Mon. – Thurs.,” dated both December 3, 1945, and January 10, 1946.

Western North Carolina Associated Communities, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 94-1
Content Description For additional information, see the Western North Carolina Associated Communities collection main entry under MSS 80-12. Contents Folder 1 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1988 - September 1989.Folder 2 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1989 - September 1990.Folder 3 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1990 - September 1991.Folder 4 - Bank...

William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-03
Scope and Contents William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) was a prominent businessman, “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), soldier, and politician from western North Carolina. Born near Waynesville, NC, Thomas was related to President Zachary Taylor on his father's side of the family. Thomas became interested in business and law at an early age.Thomas began his long association with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians when Chief Yonaguska "adopted" the young Thomasung white boy as a son. ...