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Guide to the Benjamin Brookshire and M. Benson Lassiter Papers, 1852-1931

Abstract

Brookshire was a physician, of Pekin (Montgomery Co.), N.C.

Correspondence and other personal, business, and land papers, including ledgers, prescription books, bills and receipts. Many of the papers belonged to or relate to M. Benson Lassiter. Chief coverage is for 1860-1890. Includes letters from Brookshire's relatives in North Carolina giving information on farming and farm life during the early 1900s; and letters from family members who settled in Kansas and the Indian Territory of Oklahoma during the 1890s, regarding land claims. Other letters deal with teachers and teaching in North Carolina schools and academies of the 1880s, notably the Bingham School in Orange County and the Oakdale Academy at Oakdale.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University
Creator
Brookshire, Benjamin W.
Title
Benjamin Brookshire and M. Benson Lassiter papers 1852-1931
Language of Material
English
Extent
6.0 Linear Feet, 651 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Correspondence and other personal, business, and land papers of a physician of Gray's Cross Roads in Randolph County and of Pekin and Mt. Gilead in Montgomery County. There is some information on lands in Indian Territory during the 1890s and farm life in North Carolina during the early 1900s. The volumes include ledgers and other accounts, and a prescription book, which also contains a list of voters in Cheek's Creek Township, 1890. A few letters to Brookshire's son, Charles E. Brookshire, refer to education at the Bingham School in Orange County and Oakdale Academy in Oakdale, North Carolina, in the 1880s.

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Contents of the Collection

Daybook, 1866-1884
Volume L:5230
Invoice book, 1866-1871
Volume L:5231
Ledger, 1860-1875
Volume S:5232
Ledger, 1861-1882
Volume M:5233
Ledger, 1874-1885
Volume M:5234
Ledger, 1885-1893
Volume L:5235
Prescription book, 1890-1900

Also has list of voters in Cheek's Creek Co., 1890.

Volume M:5236
Miscellaneous financial papers, 1880s-1930s
Box 1
Letters, 1852-1931 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 1
Bills and receipts, 1850-1880s
(3 folders)
Box 2
Broadsides
Box 2
Printed materials
Box 2
Letters, 1850-1934 and undated
Box 3
Miscellaneous papers, 1880-1936 and undated

Financial papers, printed materials, clippings, writings, and essays.

Box 3

Historical Note

Brookshire was a physician, of Pekin (Montgomery Co.), N.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benjamin Brookshire Papers, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Benjamin Brookshire Papers were acquired by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library in 1950 and 1955.

Processing Information

Processed by RBMSCL Staff, 1989

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, September 2011

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.