B. B. Sugg Papers

Manuscript Collection #219
Sugg, B. B. (Benjamin Bruce), 1884-1975
Physical description
0.22 Cubic Feet, 27 items , consisting of a letter, a speech, and annual reports.
Preferred Citation
B. B. Sugg Papers (#219), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
No restrictions

Papers (1948-1972) consisting of a letter, speech, annual production and sales, letter.

Biographical/historical information

Benjamin Bruce Sugg (1884-1975) was a prominent Pitt County tobacconist who founded the Star Warehouse in 1915.

Scope and arrangement

The correspondence consists of a letter (1972) from Joseph Redmond Williams, president of Tobacco Associates, Inc., to Sugg giving his observation on British involvement in the tobacco trade and tobacco prices.

Included with the letter is a copy of a speech (1972) made by Williams before the South Carolina Warehouse Association congratulating its members for a job well done in promoting U.S. tobacco in other markets.

Several annual reports containing annual production and sales figures are included; two were prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1971, 1972), one by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture (1971-1972), and one by Interstate Tobacco Company (1948).

A collection of annual reports (1949-1972) of Tobacco Associates Incorporated is included. These give statistics for annual production and sales.

Administrative information
Custodial History

December 18, 1972, 27 items; Annual reports (1948-1972) and a letter (1972). Gift of Mr. B.B. Sugg, Sr., Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. B.B. Sugg, Sr.

Processing information

Processed by B. Terrell, April 1984

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
Sugg, B. B. (Benjamin Bruce), 1884-1975
Williams, Joseph Redmond
Corporate Names
Interstate Tobacco Co.
North Carolina. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Tobacco Associates
United States. Department of Agriculture
Tobacco industry--Great Britain
Tobacco industry--North Carolina--Pitt County
Tobacco--Prices--United States