October 2, 1967, Correspondence, receipts, shipping records, church minutes, advertisements, etc. Gift of Mr. Thomas H. Sloan, Washington, N. C.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
J. A. Burgess Papers (#22), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of Mr. Thomas H. Sloan
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
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to
help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.
Geographic Entry :
- North Carolina, Beaufort County
Autograph Entry :
Subject Entries :
- BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Musical Instruments Industry
- BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Ships and Shipping
- EDUCATION--COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES-Greensboro College
- TRANSPORTATION--Railroads--Norfolk Southern Railroad
- TRANSPORTATION--Ships and Shipping-Washington, N.C.--1894