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Pamlico Lumber Company Papers, 1901-1930

Manuscript Collection #168

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Title: Pamlico Lumber Company Papers
Creator: Pamlico Lumber Company
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1901-1930) consisting of letterpress books, correspondence, letters, logbook, etc.
Extent: 132.0 Cubic feet, 5 items , consisting of letterpress books, correspondence, clippings and miscellaneous.

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Accessions Information

April 29, 1971, 4 volumes; Letterpress books (1903-1907). Gift of Mr. James Smith, Greenville, N.C.

June 30, 1971, 121 items; Correspondence (1901-1905), financial papers. Gift of Mr. Robert Hudgins, New Bern, N.C.

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

Pamlico Lumber Company Papers (#168), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. James Smith
  • Gift of Mr. Robert Hudgins

Processing Information

  • Processed by G. Stinagle, April 1972

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Much of the collection deals with the operation of a lumber mill located in the vicinity of Vandermere, Pamlico County, N.C. Four letterpress books (1902-1907) contain all outgoing correspondence from the mill's local manager C. H. Flowers to the company headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Such information as the amount of lumber cut, repair and operation costs, and the number of hours worked by the labor crew is offered. Of particular interest are the various descriptions of the local labor situation, including the problem of maintaining a sufficient work crew and of satisfying demands for wage increases. These problems in part reflect the economic conditions of Pamlico County at the turn of the twentieth century. A personal notebook (1901-1902) kept by Flowers offers a weekly report of the amount of lumber locally sold and the prices charged.

The major portion of the collection's correspondence contains letters and directives addressed to the local mill from the company's main office. Included are instructions dealing with the buying of logs and equipment, business costs and shipments.

Also included in the collection are various personal letters and clippings of Flowers and his wife.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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