Guide to the Benjamin Brookshire and M. Benson Lassiter Papers, 1852-1931
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.
- Collection Number
- Benjamin Brookshire and M. Benson Lassiter papers
- Brookshire, Benjamin W.
- 6 Linear Feet, 651 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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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Brookshire was a physician, of Pekin (Montgomery Co.), N.C.
[Identification of item], Benjamin Brookshire Papers, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University.
The Benjamin Brookshire Papers were acquired by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library in 1950 and 1955.
Processed by RBMSCL Staff, 1989
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, September 2011
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