J. A. Burgess Papers, 1890-1903

Manuscript Collection #22

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: J. A. Burgess Papers
    Creator: Burgess, J. A.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1890-1903) including correspondence, receipts, shipping records, church minutes, advertisements, etc. Collections by the agent for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad Company in Washington (NC)
    Extent: 0.43 Cubic feet, 434 items , correspondence, receipts, shipping records, church minutes, advertisements, tickets, and miscellaneous items.
  • Description

    This collection consists of papers which accumulated in a Washington, N.C., office building over a number of years through successive use by various companies.

    Most of the correspondence deals with the shipment of merchandise, tracers for misplaced goods, and complaints for overcharge or delay. One letter includes a price list for coffins (1894). Other correspondence concerns expenses for the spring term at Greensboro Female College and mentions some of the subjects being taught (1900).

    Other items include shipping papers of the Styron Transportation Company, which operated the steamer Aurora (1894), and receipts for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad Company (1893-1894). Also among the financial papers are various receipts, invoices, and contracts (1890).

    Among the miscellaneous items are minutes of the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention (1891), advertisements, and tickets for the steamer Aurora.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    October 2, 1967, Correspondence, receipts, shipping records, church minutes, advertisements, etc. Gift of Mr. Thomas H. Sloan, Washington, N. C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Thomas H. Sloan

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    J. A. Burgess Papers (#22), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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