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Quentin Gregory Oral History Interview, March 22, 1972

Oral History #OH0003

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Title: Quentin Gregory Oral History Interview
Creators: Gregory, Quentin
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocasette, 1 hour, 19 pages.

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General note

1905-1920

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

Preferred Citation

Quentin Gregory Oral History Interview (#OH0003), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Quentin Gregory

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Mr. Gregory, of Halifax, N.C., was a tobacconist in China from 1905 to 1920. He was general inspector for all sales in China for the British-American Tobacco Company.

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He tells of tobacco operations in China during his stay; Chinese attitudes toward American, British, and German businessmen; missionary reactions to businessmen; aftermath of the Boxer Rebellion; the revolution in 1912; travel in China; horseracing; railroads; and a visit to an opium den.

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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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