J. A. Burgess Papers, 1890-1903

Manuscript Collection #22

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

Title: J. A. Burgess Papers
Creator: Burgess, J. A.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1890-1903) including correspondence, receipts, shipping records, church minutes, advertisements, etc. Collections by the agent for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad Company in Washington (NC)
Extent: 0.43 Cubic feet, 434 items , correspondence, receipts, shipping records, church minutes, advertisements, tickets, and miscellaneous items.

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

Accessions Information

October 2, 1967, Correspondence, receipts, shipping records, church minutes, advertisements, etc. Gift of Mr. Thomas H. Sloan, Washington, 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

J. A. Burgess Papers (#22), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Thomas H. Sloan

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

Many of the items in this collection concern J. A. Burgess, an agent for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad Company.

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

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 AURORA.

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

Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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 :

  • Peacock, D[red] 1900

Subject Entries :

  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Musical Instruments Industry
  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE--Ships and Shipping
  • EDUCATION--COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES-Greensboro College
  • RELIGION--Missions
  • TRANSPORTATION--Railroads--Norfolk Southern Railroad
  • TRANSPORTATION--Ships and Shipping-Washington, N.C.--1894

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

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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