Edwards Family Papers and Stantonsburg Drug Company

1918-2004
Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.57
Creator(s)
Edwards Family
Physical description
0.8 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Edwards Family Papers and Stantonsburg Drug Company (LL 02.57), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
No restrictions

The collection has personal papers, photographs, awards, and letters from Luther K. Edwards Sr. and L. Kenneth Edwards Jr. The letters are primarily from Kenneth's Louisburg College days between 1933 and 1934. Additionally, the collection has advertisements, licenses, pharmacy regulations, and a day book from the Stantonsburg Drug Company, which was owned and operated by Luther and Kenneth Edwards.


Biographical/historical information

Luther Kenneth Edwards Sr. was born 1888 August 6. He lived in Stantonsburg, North Carolina, until he was 16 at which point he entered the Littleton High School. He attended Trinity College in Durham and then Southern College of Pharmacy, now College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Mercer University. Edwards opened the Stantonsburg Drug Company in 1912. He married Blanche Ivey in 1915 and had four children, L. Kenneth Jr., Grace, Howard, and Tom. Luther Edwards Sr. died 1949 March 29.

Luther Kenneth Edwards Jr. was born 1916 October 18 in Stantonsburg, North Carolina. After graduating from Stantonsburg High School, he attended Louisburg College. In 1939, he graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy and joined his father's business, the Stantonsburg Drug Company. Edwards became manager after his father's illness and owned the business from 1950 until his retirement in 1982. In 1977, he received the "Bowl of Hygeia" award for outstanding service to his community from the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association. He married Addie Mae Howard in 1937 and they had two daughters, Nancy Karen Edwards and Joan Howard Edwards. Luther Edwards Jr. died 2006 November 20.


Scope and arrangement

The collection has personal papers, photographs, awards, and letters from Luther K. Edwards Sr. and L. Kenneth Edwards Jr. The letters are primarily from Kenneth's Louisburg College days between 1933 and 1934. Additionally, the collection has advertisements, licenses, pharmacy regulations, and a day book from the Stantonsburg Drug Company, which was owned and operated by Luther and Kenneth Edwards.


Administrative information
Custodial History

2007 June 5: Pharmacy Books and property of Luther Kenneth Edwards Sr. Gift of Joan Edwards Robbins

2007 June 5: Artifacts, papers, and books. Gift of Karen E. Michaud

2007 June 5: Diploma of Luther K. Edwards/ Southern College of Pharmacy and photos. Gift of Grace Edwards Bynum

Source of acquisition

Gift of Joan Edwards Robbins

Gift of Karen E. Michaud

Gift of Grace Edwards Bynum

Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015. Revised by Layne Carpenter, 2018.

Copyright notice

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


Language of material

English

Related material

Edwards Family Papers (CD 01.86),The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.