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Guide to the Harry W. Cox Papers, 1948-1977 (bulk 1962-1976)

Abstract

The holdings within this collection are from the files of Harry W. Cox, accountant to Duke Farms throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The topics in this collection are widely varied although they are primarily focused on the personal and business accounting activities of Doris Duke, her estates, and her charitable foundations. Materials included are business correspondence and memoranda, tax returns, invoices, contracts, bills, and legal documents.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Cox, Harry W., 1904-1983
Title
Harry W. Cox papers, 1948-1977 (bulk 1962-1976)
Language of Material
English
Extent
7.2 Linear Feet, 5,400 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Harry W. Cox Papers (formerly MSS.003) are part of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives which were donated to the Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The collection spans the years 1948 to 1977, although the majority of the collection is concentrated in the years 1962 to 1976. The holdings within this collection are from the files of Harry W. Cox, accountant to Duke Farms throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The topics in this collection are widely varied although they are primarily focused on the personal and business accounting activities of Doris Duke, her estates, and her charitable foundations. Materials included are business correspondence and memoranda, tax returns, invoices, contracts, bills, and legal documents. The materials in this collection were originally arranged by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the arrangement has been retained.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

RESTRICTED: Access to several folders in boxes 2, 3, and 4 are restricted and require prior written approval from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to view.

Correspondence and memoranda regarding accounting of The Animal Medical Center, 1969-1972
Box 1 Folder 1
Donations to The Animal Medical Center, 1970-1973
Box 1 Folder 2
Invoices billed to The Animal Medical Center in error, 1969
Box 1 Folder 3
Donation of 1929 Chevrolet "American La France" fire engine to The Animal Medical Center, 1972
Box 1 Folder 4
Monthly lease for The Animal Medical Center, 1972–1973
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence and memoranda regarding distribution of salaries between Duke Farms and The Animal Medical Center, 1972-1973
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence, memoranda, and reports regarding financial and tax matters of the Doris Duke Foundation, 1974–1975
Box 1 Folder 7
Grants and donations made to various organizations by the Doris Duke Foundation. Includes figures of income and expenditures for Doris Duke, 1970–1972
Box 1 Folder 8
Details of stock transactions, transcripts of Custody Principal and Income Accounts, statements of investment, and CPA memoranda,1970–1971
Box 1 Folder 9
Letter addressed to Pete Cooley from Wesley Fach outlining properties owned by Doris Duke, 1965
Box 1 Folder 10
Summary of invoices for Somerville, New York, Honolulu, and Beverly Hills retailers, 1973
Box 1 Folder 11
Notes receivable ledgers and certain non-employee loans, 1965-1967
Box 1 Folder 12
Memorandum regarding regular monthly bills not requiring approval, 1969
Box 1 Folder 13
Inventory of missing items at Duke Farms as a result of burglary, 1973
Box 1 Folder 14
Organizational chart at Duke Farms, circa 1970s
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence confirming receipt of pension checks to former Duke employees, 1975
Box 1 Folder 16
General correspondence regarding Duke Employees Pension Plan, 1967–1973
Box 1 Folder 17
Report (2 copies) authored by Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, Inc. entitled "Pension Plan for Duke Employees/Actuarial Report as of January 1, 1971." Includes blank evaluation forms authored by Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, 1971
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence regarding general personnel topics such as retirements, federal programs affecting salary (the Economic Stabilization Program), salary increases, and salary billing, 1968–1973
Box 1 Folder 19
Records and correspondence concerning dismissed employees, 1957-1973 (1 of 2)
Box 2 Folder 1
Records and correspondence concerning dismissed employees, 1957-1973 (2 of 2)
Box 2 Folder 2
Business reports, requisition and billing correspondence, 1970–1974
Box 2 Folder 3
Correspondence and memoranda regarding various contracts including installation of alarm systems, fountain pump, and paving at Duke Farms, 1970
Box 2 Folder 4
Correspondence and memoranda related to a variety of contracts for the upkeep and security of Duke Farms, 1971-1973 (1 of 2)
Box 2 Folder 5
Correspondence and memoranda related to a variety of contracts for the upkeep and security of Duke Farms, 1971-1973 (2 of 2)
Box 2 Folder 6
Duke Farms Business Report for Month of December 1973, 1973
Box 2 Folder 7
License copies and correspondence for the Heliport at Duke Farms, 1972-1974
Box 2 Folder 8
Verification of donations granted to the Duke Gardens Foundation, 1970–1971
Box 2 Folder 9
Correspondence regarding authorization for the payment of bills and invoices sent to Duke Farms, 1971–1972
Box 2 Folder 10
Correspondence regarding proposed contract for repairs at Rough Point estate, 1970
Box 3 Folder 1
Sample purchase order, 1970
Box 3 Folder 2
Duke Farms weekly business reports from week ending August 7, 1970 through week ending December 1, 1973, 1970–1973
Box 3 Folder 3
Correspondence and application regarding visit to Sikkim, India, 1974
Box 3 Folder 4
Memoranda and correspondence concerning Duke Employees Pension Plan, 1974-1975
Box 3 Folder 5
Application for Patricia Phair to be authorized as a N.J. Notary Public, 1975
Box 3 Folder 6
Correspondence and memoranda regarding various personnel related topics, including salary billing, job descriptions on an individual basis, and salary increases, 1962-1975
Box 3 Folder 7
Correspondence related to Duke Farms security, 1970, 1973
Box 3 Folder 8
Contracts, bills, and correspondence pertaining to the reconstruction and restoration of the Chinese Garden and the Desert Garden at Duke Farms. Includes a solar energy survey and recommendation, 1975
Box 3 Folder 9
Contract with Lord & Burnham for Edwardian Garden reconstruction, 1973
Box 3 Folder 10
Contracts, bills, and correspondence pertaining to the reconstruction and restoration of the greenhouse complex and Italian Garden, 1971-1975 (1 of 2)
Box 3 Folder 11
Contracts, bills, and correspondence pertaining to the reconstruction and restoration of the greenhouse complex and Italian Garden, 1971-1975 (2 of 2)
Box 3 Folder 12
Contract with Lord & Burnham for reconstruction of Semi-Tropical Garden and Colonial Garden, 1974
Box 4 Folder 1
Contracts, bills, and correspondence pertaining to the reconstruction and restoration of the Semi-Tropical Garden, Edwardian Garden, Italian Garden, and Colonial Garden, 1973-1975
Box 4 Folder 2
Correspondence and memoranda regarding various personnel matters including salary reviews and recommendations, salary increase worksheets, retirements, and salary billing clarifications, 1972–1973
Box 4 Folder 3
Bills and invoices sent to Falcon Lair, 1969–1970
Box 4 Folder 4
Requests for employment and notices of salary increments, 1962–1967
Box 4 Folder 5
Correspondence and memoranda regarding the finances and various accounts of the Foundation for Southeast Asian Art & Culture (SEAAC), 1969–1975
Box 4 Folder 6
Invoices from Sears, Sheridan companies, 1970
Box 4 Folder 7
Sale of Haiku Valley, appraisal of Kaneohe property, and appraisal of Halekou Road property. Includes correspondence with Omni Corporation, Eaton Van Winkle & Greenspoon, and Vincent H. Yano, Esq., 1970–1972
Box 4 Folder 8
Documents outlining the dismantled Thai village which was housed on docks in Honolulu for an extended period of time. Includes photocopies of article, 1962–1972
Box 4 Folder 9
SEAAC claim against Walker P. Inman, Jr. for accidental fire of Thai House, 1972
Box 4 Folder 10
Unsolicited offers addressed to SEAAC for the sale of items for its collection. Both offers declined, 1973
Box 4 Folder 11
Correspondence and memoranda regarding various SEAAC personnel matters, including guards for SEAAC property, pension concerns, and the retirement of Webber and Wiegand, 1969-1973
Box 4 Folder 12
Near East Dance Foundation Analysis of disbursements, 1972
Box 4 Folder 13
Near East Dance Foundation Analysis of personal checks signed by Doris Duke, 1971
Box 4 Folder 14
Near East Dance Foundation Disbursements excluding payroll, 1971–1972
Box 5 Folder 1
Documents regarding the finance and quality of the Near East Dance Foundation, including notes on insurance, receipts and disbursements, income and expenses, notes on storage room, unpaid invoices, costume inventory, and detail of checks. Includes chiffon cloth samples, 1972–1975
Box 5 Folder 2
Correspondence and notes regarding the Near East Dance Foundation. Includes meeting notes, notes on film starring Nadia Gamal, and correspondence with Mounir Maassri, 1971
Box 5 Folder 3
Financial documents primarily regarding the Near East Dance Foundation. Includes case-by-case billing, and receipts from research trip to Lebanon by Doris Duke and Robert Farrah, 1972-1975
Box 5 Folder 4
Near East Dance Foundation Statements of Income and Expenditure, 1971-1973
Box 5 Folder 5
Correspondence regarding the changing of Near East Dance Foundation officers, including resignation of Robert Farrah, 1972
Box 5 Folder 6
Ledgers and summaries for personnel of the Near East Dance Foundation, 1971-1972
Box 5 Folder 7
Weekly payroll for Near East Dance Foundation, 1972
Box 5 Folder 8
Robert Farrah's Journal. Includes description of methodology and finances during Farrah’s tenure with the Near East Dance Foundation, 1971
Box 5 Folder 9
1970 Grant from Doris Duke Foundation to the Newport Restoration Foundation, 1970
Box 5 Folder 10
Memorandum concerning plants from Duke Parks billed to Newport Restoration Foundation, labor performed by NRF at Rough Point, and operating expenses, 1971, 1973
Box 5 Folder 11
Documents pertaining to the donation of Prescott Farms property to the Newport Restoration Foundation, 1970
Box 5 Folder 12
Correspondence concerning the transfer of Farewell Street property in exchange for property on the corner of Walnut and Second Streets in Newport, R.I., 1969–1970
Box 5 Folder 13
Letter from potential buyer, expressing interest in real estate to be used for parking lot for Newport Restoration Foundation, 1969
Box 5 Folder 14
Slater Report: Doris Duke Newport, Rhode Island, Restoration and Realty Proposal. Dated September 17, 1968. Cutler Godfrey, Realtor/Edward W. Slater, Architect and Associates, 1968
Box 5 Folder 15
Fire Insurance Policy for Wetmore Property. Includes title transfer to the Newport Preservation Society, 1969–1970
Box 5 Folder 16
Memorandum of congratulations to all employees from F.A. Comstock and a diagram of the Newport Restoration Foundation hierarchy, 1973
Box 5 Folder 17
New York Office - office and deductible expenses for August, 1971
Box 6 Folder 1
Memoranda and correspondence concerning the physical presence at 505 Park Ave., New York City, 1964–1970
Box 6 Folder 2
Memoranda and correspondence concerning the physical presence at 505 Park Ave., New York City, 1970–1972
Box 6 Folder 3
Bills received at the New York City Office. Includes various invoices for personal effects and office supplies, 1969–1973
Box 6 Folder 4
Payment of bills - New York department stores, 1969–1971
Box 6 Folder 5
Payment of bills–spirits. Includes receipts for Aidinoff’s and Wellington’s, 1969–1970
Box 6 Folder 6
Communication and photocopy regarding traveler's checks, 1974–1975
Box 6 Folder 7
Doris Duke Trial Balance–New York Office. Ledger sheets of Assets, Liabilities, and Capital, 1968
Box 6 Folder 8
Vacation details for the New York Office, 1959-1969
Box 6 Folder 9
Memorandum from Harry W. Cox to Doris Duke concerning personnel changes in the New York City Office from March 1969 to September 1970, 1970
Box 6 Folder 10
Correspondence and memoranda regarding various personnel matters including retirements, general salary increases, and letters of recommendation, 1959-1974 (1 of 2)
Box 6 Folder 11
Correspondence and memoranda regarding various personnel matters including retirements, general salary increases, and letters of recommendation, 1959-1974 (2 of 2)
Box 6 Folder 12
Employee's own accounts of business days as requested by Doris Duke. Arranged by week for the period September 29, 1975 through October 17, 1975, 1975
Box 7 Folder 1
Employee's own accounts of business days as requested by Doris Duke. Arranged by week for the period October 17, 1975 through December 1, 1975, 1975
Box 7 Folder 2
Dog licenses, vaccination records, 1968–1969
Box 7 Folder 3
Various invoices, contracts and proposals for maintenance at Rough Point estate, 1967–1973
Box 7 Folder 4
Inventory of items moved from Georgetown, S.C. to Rough Point, 1965
Box 7 Folder 5
Payment of bills – Rough Point, 1969–1970
Box 7 Folder 6
Petty cash for various estates, 1968–1969
Box 7 Folder 7
Various receipts for Rough Point estate, 1968-1969
Box 7 Folder 8
Various invoices for Rough Point estate, including independent contractors, vet bills, and reimbursements, 1967–1975
Box 7 Folder 9
Unsolicited requests for unemployment at Rough Point, 1957-1973
Box 7 Folder 10
Bills for various maintenance work at Shangri La, 1970
Box 8 Folder 1
Memorandum from Harry W. Cox to Doris Duke regarding Honolulu invoices for services and merchandise furnished, 1975
Box 8 Folder 2
Correspondence and invoices regarding outside equipment, facilities, and materials for Honolulu estate, 1963-1965
Box 8 Folder 3
Bills and invoices sent to Doris Duke's Hawaii address, 1970–1973
Box 8 Folder 4
Correspondence from Johnny Gomez mostly concerning billing for Shangri La, 1963-1967
Box 8 Folder 5
Various personnel matters at Shangri La including arrival of married workers from Hong Kong, weekly work reports, and Christmas bonuses, 1965-1974
Box 8 Folder 6
Correspondence concerning John Gomez's resignation, 1967
Box 8 Folder 7
Correspondence concerning the development of the Solberg Airport, 1969
Box 8 Folder 8
Receipts and bills of five trips from New Jersey to Newport, R.I. Includes contractors' claims for reimbursement, 1971
Box 8 Folder 9
Financial documents from Doris Duke's November 1970 trip to Spain, 1970
Box 8 Folder 10
Correspondence regarding Portrait of Marchioness Wellesley With Her Two Sons, 1972
Box 8 Folder 11
Arrangement of May 9, 1970 trip to Newport, R.I. for Doris Duke, 1970
Box 8 Folder 12
Statements, refunds, and accounts for American Airlines, Inc., 1973–1975
Box 8 Folder 13
Correspondence regarding $10,000 gift to Anatolia College from the Doris Duke Foundation, 1970-1971
Box 8 Folder 14
Letter in support of the Duke Indian Oral History Program from the Arizona State Museum, 1971
Box 8 Folder 15
Documents related to gift of $10,000 to Bank Street College of Education from Doris Duke, 1970
Box 8 Folder 16
Correspondence regarding gift of $15,000 for Cancer education program at Bloomfield College from Doris Duke, 1970
Box 8 Folder 17
Documents related to gift of $50,000 to the California Institute of the Arts from Doris Duke, 1970–1971
Box 8 Folder 18
Letter informing Doris Duke of the future sale of the Appiani portrait of Napoleon from Christie, Manson & Woods (Christie's Auction House), 1969
Box 8 Folder 19
Documents related to a gift of $15,000 for speech laboratory at Clarke School for the Deaf from Doris Duke, 1970
Box 8 Folder 20
Correspondence regarding billing dispute with Detroit Metro Inn (Romulus, MI), 1970
Box 8 Folder 21
Correspondence regarding tapestries loaned to and subsequently withdrawn from Duke University. Includes declined invitation to football game, 1970
Box 8 Folder 22
Donation of 22 clothing items to the Education Foundation for the Fashion Industries. Includes detailed description of all items donated, 1971–1972
Box 8 Folder 23
Invoices for various services at Shangri La and Falcon Lair, 1965
Box 8 Folder 24
Correspondence concerning shipment of Valentino parcels from Fabius & Co., 1969–1970
Box 8 Folder 25
Donation of 144 articles to Fashion Institute of Technology. Includes an appraiser's letter to Cox as well as correspondence from Cox to Doris Duke, 1972
Box 8 Folder 26
Political donations and correspondence with Fenwick for Congress, 1973–1974
Box 8 Folder 27
Correspondence regarding tax on purchase from Fernande Desgranges (Paris), 1971
Box 8 Folder 28
Letter from Arthur C. Besemer notifying Eaton of retirement from First National City Bank, 1970
Box 8 Folder 29
Refund and credit for air transportation from Franchino Agency, 1973
Box 8 Folder 30
Report from Gemological Institute of America concerning examination of jewelry. One necklace and two bracelets verified as natural emeralds, 1970
Box 8 Folder 31
Correspondence regarding donation to Mrs. Hulda Goudie from The General Charitable Aid Association, 1968
Box 8 Folder 32
Correspondence and report outlining concerns raised by Harris, Kerr, Forster & Company over the validity of accounting practices by Ford Property Improvements, a contractor hired by the Newport Preservation Foundation, 1970
Box 8 Folder 33
Correspondence regarding several gifts to the Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company from Doris Duke, 1970–1972
Box 8 Folder 34
Correspondence to Horticultural Society of New York regarding request for an appointment with Doris Duke, 1970
Box 8 Folder 35
Correspondence concerning an overcharge dispute with Hotel Prince de Galles (Paris), 1971
Box 8 Folder 36
Documents concerning a variety of topics with respect to Walker P. Inman, Jr., including buying and selling of property, bank accounts, travels, Mr. Inman’s principal of assets ledgers, and discussions about Greenfield Plantation. Also includes notable correspondence from Anthony Drexel Duke, 1966-1972 (1 of 2)
Box 9 Folder 1
Documents concerning a variety of topics with respect to Walker P. Inman, Jr., including buying and selling of property, bank accounts, travels, Mr. Inman’s principal of assets ledgers, and discussions about Greenfield Plantation. Also includes notable correspondence from Anthony Drexel Duke, 1966-1972 (2 of 2)
Box 9 Folder 2
Letter concerning reimbursement for upholstery to the N.Y. Institute of Fine Arts by The Doris Duke Foundation, 1972
Box 9 Folder 3
Letter to Irving Trust Company regarding check for account KOHANIM, 1969
Box 9 Folder 4
Letter regarding donation to Jane Pickens Langley for Congress and JPL for Good Government Committee, 1972
Box 9 Folder 5
Correspondence and contract for John Carl Warnecke and Associates, 1963-1965
Box 9 Folder 6
Letter to K.D.S. Aviation Limited regarding check from Doris Duke for $5,000, 1975
Box 9 Folder 7
Correspondence regarding gift of $19,000 to Knickerbocker Hospital from Doris Duke, 1971
Box 9 Folder 8
Correspondence to/from Tony Lelli concerning three-piece suit ordered by Ms. Duke, including billing dispute, 1970
Box 9 Folder 9
Notice of charge account activation from Maison Glass, June 1973.
Box 9 Folder 10
Receipt of payment for silver dishes from Maison Habis (Beirut), 1972
Box 9 Folder 11
Reservation for the Nureyev-Fonteyn Ballet scheduled for June 19, 1975, 1975
Box 9 Folder 12
Luncheon invitation for October 30 from Laurence S. Rockefeller at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1973
Box 9 Folder 13
Correspondence regarding charge account information and billing dispute with Mercedes-Benz, 1970
Box 9 Folder 14
Thank you notes to Metropolitan Museum of Art for various books, 1970
Box 9 Folder 15
Correspondence regarding gifts of stock to Duke Gardens Foundation, Newport Restoration Foundation, and notes and correspondence concerning financial services performed by Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, 1972–1974
Box 9 Folder 16
Correspondence regarding gift of $12,000 and $350,000 to New York University from Doris Duke, 1970–1971
Box 9 Folder 17
Correspondence requesting access to facilitate Cliff Walk restoration, 1970
Box 9 Folder 18
Letter notifying of executed Proxy for Annual Stockholders Meeting of Newport Country Club, 1973
Box 9 Folder 19
Correspondence regarding gifts of $3,000 and $10,000 to Nightingale-Bamford School from Doris Duke, 1970–1973
Box 9 Folder 20
Correspondence concerning subscription to Orientations Magazine, 1974
Box 9 Folder 21
Correspondence and invoices regarding debate over proper shipping of SEAAC items to New Jersey by Park Travel Agency, Inc. Includes letter from Doris Duke terminating the relationship on December 11, 1972, 1971-1973
Box 9 Folder 22
Correspondence and invoices pertaining to Parke-Bernet auctions in the Fall of 1969. The September and October auction items involve objects sent to Newport, R.I., 1969
Box 9 Folder 23
Correspondence outlining the possibility and recourse against a lawsuit by Penson & Company, Inc., the company responsible for packing the dismantled Thai village, 1972-1973
Box 9 Folder 24
Letter to Philippe Venet for payment for an unknown item, 1971
Box 10 Folder 1
Letter to Price Waterhouse and Company concerning accounting, 1972
Box 10 Folder 2
Letter from Raphaelian Rug Co., Inc. regarding shipping and care of a Persian Keshan silk rug, 1971
Box 10 Folder 3
Correspondence regarding a Spanish tapestry. Several documents are in Spanish with English translation, 1970
Box 10 Folder 4
Offer to Doris Duke to purchase tract of land in Hillsborough. Doris Duke declined, 1975
Box 10 Folder 5
Correspondence regarding upkeep of Holt family plot at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, GA, 1963
Box 10 Folder 6
Correspondence regarding gifts of stock to the Self-Realization Fellowship Church from Doris Duke, 1970–1972
Box 10 Folder 7
Documents pertaining to investment and the eventual failure of the Seventrees Holster company, 1968-1975
Box 10 Folder 8
Correspondence concerning the Estate of Sydney Shaw, 1967-1970
Box 10 Folder 9
Correspondence regarding gift of $1,000 to Somerset Hospital from Doris Duke, 1970–1971
Box 10 Folder 10
Thank you letter from Emmett Hoffmann acknowledging $25 gift to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MN, 1973
Box 10 Folder 11
Reissue of check for libraries of Florida State University and Florida A&M, 1970-1971
Box 10 Folder 12
Letter acknowledging gift of $1,000 to Syvilla Fort Phillips Fund from Doris Duke, 1975
Box 10 Folder 13
Correspondence regarding Doris Duke's investment in the London production of GYPSY via the Sing Out Company , 1973–1975
Box 10 Folder 14
Letter requesting fact-checking of Doris Duke biographical information for Town & Country Magazine, 1973
Box 10 Folder 15
Correspondence regarding dispute of charges for parcel of two magnetic tapes. Also includes correspondence with Clover Enterprises, 1969
Box 10 Folder 16
Census data for Doris Duke’s various foundations, 1972–1974
Box 10 Folder 17
Correspondence regarding gift of stock valued $50,000 to the University of Arizona in support for the Indian Oral History Program, 1970
Box 10 Folder 18
Correspondence regarding support for the Indian Oral History Program at the University of Florida, 1971
Box 10 Folder 19
Correspondence regarding continued support of the Duke Indian Oral History Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1970–1971
Box 10 Folder 20
Correspondence regarding gift of $17,000 to the University of Massachusetts from Doris Duke, 1970
Box 10 Folder 21
Correspondence regarding support of the Duke Indian Oral History Program at the University of New Mexico, 1970–1971
Box 10 Folder 22
Correspondence regarding continued support of the Duke Indian Oral History Program at the University of Oklahoma, 1970–1971
Box 10 Folder 23
Correspondence regarding grant of $50,000 to the University of South Dakota, 1971
Box 10 Folder 24
Correspondence regarding gift of stock to Western History Center, Indian Oral History Project at the University of Utah, 1970–1971
Box 10 Folder 25
Bill for evaluation of jewelry and request for appraisal of 1971 donation to the Newport Restoration Foundation, 1970
Box 10 Folder 26
Letter regarding gift of 51.597 acres in Hillsborough to the Veterans Administration, 1970
Box 11 Folder 1
Correspondence regarding gift of $25,000 for library at Wofford College from Doris Duke, 1970
Box 11 Folder 2
Correspondence to Yves Saint Laurent regarding repair of belt, 1970
Box 11 Folder 3
Letters concerning Doris Duke's role as an Albert Gallatin Fellow in selecting the winner of the Albert Gallatin Medal, 1970
Box 11 Folder 4
Ledgers and notes given to Harry W. Cox upon C.E. Allcock’s retirement. Includes several documents about Duke Farms, explanations of Doris Duke’s Balance Sheet from 1959, and Doris Duke’s Gross Income from 1956-1965, 1927-1966
Box 11 Folder 5
Report from Irene Calvet, Head of Households, to Doris Duke regarding Newport residence, 1970
Box 11 Folder 6
Correspondence regarding the Newport Restoration Foundation, 1969–1971
Box 11 Folder 7
Letters handled by Elise Cooper for Doris Duke. Topics include invitations, billing issues, correspondence with Christie’s auction house, and annual dues for memberships, 1970
Box 11 Folder 8
Elise Cooper’s (Secretary) to Doris Duke regarding both business and personal matters, 1969–1970
Box 11 Folder 9
Confirmation of checks from Morgan Guaranty to Etelvina Ramirez, 1970
Box 11 Folder 10
Inquiry concerning Doris Duke donations from 1934–1971, 1972
Box 11 Folder 11
Correspondence regarding give to Luis Crespo from Doris Duke, 1973
Box 11 Folder 12
Correspondence from Harry W. Cox to Doris Duke concerning a variety of accounting topics, 1969–1973
Box 11 Folder 13
Correspondence regarding contract work for roofing, flashing, and masonry at Rough Point, 1970
Box 11 Folder 14
Political donations for which Doris Duke wished to remain anonymous, 1969
Box 11 Folder 15
Correspondence to and from Harry Cox on a variety of topics including permission for Vallance to bid on portrait of Napoleon and 1969 Capital Gains and Losses, 1969–1972
Box 11 Folder 16
Correspondence regarding the deed to Prescott Farm for Newport Restoration Foundation, 1970
Box 11 Folder 17
Correspondence to and from John Gomez regarding monetary gift upon retirement, notice of infraction, and public tours of Shangri La, 1967–1974
Box 11 Folder 18
Correspondence concerning Falcon Lair credit cards, 1975
Box 11 Folder 19
Correspondence concerning loans made by Doris Duke, 1964–1973
Box 11 Folder 20
Correspondence relating to loan to Mr. and Mrs. John M. Barber by Doris Duke, 1963–1977
Box 11 Folder 21
Correspondence relating to loan to Ralph Bergstresser by Doris Duke, 1967–1973
Box 11 Folder 22
Correspondence and related financial documents relating to loan to Alvin D. Banks by Doris Duke, 1963–1968
Box 11 Folder 23
Correspondence and related financial documents relating to loan to Robert G. Banks by Doris Duke, 1969–1971
Box 12 Folder 1
Correspondence and related financial documents relating to loans to Angier B. Duke and Anthony D. Duke by Doris Duke, 1970–1972
Box 12 Folder 2
Correspondence relating to loan to Eleanor Johnson by Doris Duke, 1956–1959
Box 12 Folder 3
Correspondence relating to loan to Sam and Anita Kahanamoku by Doris Duke, 1964–1969
Box 12 Folder 4
Correspondence relating to loan to Ian R. Tucker by Doris Duke, 1972–1976
Box 12 Folder 5
Correspondence concerning Walker P., Inman, Jr. including closing of various store accounts, 1970
Box 12 Folder 6
Letter regarding possible donation to the Newport Corps of the Salvation Army, 1969
Box 12 Folder 7
Correspondence regarding insurance payments and funding to cover costs incurred by Anita Kahanamoku for her husband Sam's passing, 1966
Box 12 Folder 8
Thank you letter for photograph of Walker Inman, Jr. with his biology master, 1973
Box 12 Folder 9
Correspondence and notes from Jeanne Liccardo to Doris Duke on a variety of topics including travel, financial, goods, and services, 1969
Box 12 Folder 10
Correspondence from Honolulu staff concerning a variety of administrative related topics such as architect's plans, repairs, and notary information, 1970-1975
Box 12 Folder 11
Correspondence from Germaine Mourlanne regarding monthly checks. Also includes a postcard addressed to Elise Cooper, secretary to Doris Duke, 1970-1973
Box 12 Folder 12
Unsolicted correspondence to Doris Duke, 1970
Box 12 Folder 13
Thank you telegram from Doris Duke to Mrs. Michael Cunningham Reid, 1975
Box 12 Folder 14
Correspondence concerning check for $2,000 to assist with medical expenses of Cesar Rubirosa (older brother of Porfirio Rubirosa), 1970
Box 12 Folder 15
Parke-Bernet sales memorandum, 1970
Box 12 Folder 16
Unsolicited offers to sell items to SEAAC, 1974
Box 12 Folder 17
Correspondence from A.D. Searles to Doris Duke requesting approval of payment to A.B. Kahanamoku. Includes letter to Greenspoon notifying of letter from Tashjian, 1973–1976
Box 12 Folder 18
Cancellation of check to Mattie Holt Huffman on her passing, 1975
Box 12 Folder 19
Correspondence notifying continued legal representation of Duke Power Company, Trustees of The Duke Endowment and the Doris Duke Trust after dissolution of Perkins, Daniels & McCormick, 1975-1976
Box 12 Folder 20
Thank you letter from St. Augustin’s Social Action Committee for efforts of Newport Restoration Foundation, 1970
Box 12 Folder 21
Correspondence covering the daily operation of The Animal Medical Center. Dr. Tashjian is a correspondent, receiver, or subject, 1970-1973 (1 of 2)
Box 12 Folder 22
Correspondence covering the daily operation of The Animal Medical Center. Dr. Tashjian is a correspondent, receiver, or subject, 1970-1973 (2 of 2)
Box 12 Folder 23
Thank you and inquiry into availability of works by Maurice Rocco and Mary Lou Williams, 1973
Box 13 Folder 1
Unsolicited and denied business proposals and interview request, 1974
Box 13 Folder 2
Memorandum concerning tax code changes for charitable foundations, 1964–1965
Box 13 Folder 3
Letter to Dr. Tashjian concerning IRS classification, 1970
Box 13 Folder 4
Letter concerning Doris Duke daily planner kept for tax purposes, 1972
Box 13 Folder 5
Documents pertaining to California taxes. Includes payments made in connection with musical activities in California, 1948–1960
Box 13 Folder 6
Financial and tax documents for Rough Point. Includes memorandum of appraisal and a newspaper clipping regarding assessment, 1972-1975
Box 13 Folder 7
Drafts of a contract for Clover Records to finance a 30-minute television documentary based upon Tahiti, 1967 and undated
Box 13 Folder 8
Legal documents for DORIDE Corporation, Inc., 1969–1977
Box 13 Folder 9
Correspondence regarding Duchess property, Somerville, N.J., 1969
Box 13 Folder 10
Agreement and release of escrow monies for Anthony D. Duke and Angier B. Duke, 1969
Box 13 Folder 11
Civil action considering the defendants involved in the income beneficiary of James B. Duke, 1974
Box 13 Folder 12
Correspondence concerning legal use of Duke family name. A nearby (N.J.) restaurant adopted the name "Duke Farms Inn", 1970,1972
Box 13 Folder 13
Correspondence and other legal documents dissolving Duke Farms Foundation, 1970
Box 13 Folder 14
Correspondence, memoranda, and substantiation of Duke Farms taxes, 1970–1973 (1 of 2)
Box 13 Folder 15
Correspondence, memoranda, and substantiation of Duke Farms taxes, 1970–1973 (2 of 2)
Box 13 Folder 16
Federal income tax for Duke Gardens Foundation, Inc., 1958-1971 (1 of 2)
Box 13 Folder 17
Federal income tax for Duke Gardens Foundation, Inc., 1958-1971 (2 of 2)
Box 13 Folder 18
Correspondence, letters, and substantiation of taxes for the Duke Gardens Foundation, Inc. for the period 1970–1972, 1970-1974
Box 13 Folder 19
Documents originating outside of FAS International concerning Common Stock Class Action, 1968-1975
Box 14 Folder 1
Correspondence concerning licensing of guns at Duke Farms, 1970
Box 14 Folder 2
Correspondence and related documents regarding litigation of Newport Restoration Foundation and Ford Property Improvements, Inc., 1970-1972
Box 14 Folder 3
Letter concerning using General John Colter for First National City Bank transactions, 1972
Box 14 Folder 4
Documents concerning the lease of Greenfield Plantation to the Georgetown Steel Corporation, 1968
Box 14 Folder 5
Will of Georgia Inman, Section 1 of 5-Account of Proceedings & Part I, 1958 (1 of 4)
Box 14 Folder 6
Will of Georgia Inman, Sections 2 & 3 of 5-Parts II and III, 1958 (2 of 4)
Box 14 Folder 7
Will of Georgia Inman, Section 4 of 5-Part IV, 1958 (3 of 4)
Box 14 Folder 8
Will of Georgia Inman, Section 5 of 5-Part V, 1958 (4 of 4)
Box 14 Folder 9
Correspondence concerning a lawsuit brought forth by John Gomez concerning overpayment of funds to Abe Poepoe, 1965-1976 (1 of 2)
Box 14 Folder 10
Correspondence concerning a lawsuit brought forth by John Gomez concerning overpayment of funds to Abe Poepoe, 1965-1976 (2 of 2)
Box 14 Folder 11
Charter of Greenfield Executive Conference Corporation, 1968
Box 14 Folder 12
Hillsborough tax bills, 1969
Box 15 Folder 1
Correspondence concerning Hillsborough taxes. Includes Duke Gardens Foundation tax dispute, 1969–1970
Box 15 Folder 2
Correspondence concerning insurance policies for various Duke entities including Duke Farms, SEAAC, and the Near East Dance Foundation, 1969-1975
Box 15 Folder 3
General correspondence regarding medical and disability insurance, 1964–1973
Box 15 Folder 4
Letters received by or copied to Harry Cox on various topics including taxes, Duke employees, litigation, investment proposals, bank balances, and stock advice, 1968-1975
Box 15 Folder 5
Letter regarding settlement of the Martin claim, 1972
Box 15 Folder 6
Correspondence regarding finances and insurance for the Near East Dance Foundation, Inc., 1971–1975
Box 15 Folder 7
Official documents for the Near East Dance Foundation, including Certificate of Incorporation, By-laws, application for authority, and tax exemption application, 1971
Box 15 Folder 8
Correspondence, letters, and substantiation of taxes for the Near East Dance Foundation, 1971-1973 (1 of 3)
Box 15 Folder 9
Correspondence, letters, and substantiation of taxes for the Near East Dance Foundation, 1971-1973 (2 of 3)
Box 15 Folder 10
Correspondence, letters, and substantiation of taxes for the Near East Dance Foundation, 1971-1973 (3 of 3)
Box 16 Folder 1
Letter concerning the status of pending actions against the Newport Restoration Foundation, 1971
Box 16 Folder 2
Correspondence and consent forms granting Powers of Attorney from Doris Duke to others, 1969–1971
Box 16 Folder 3
Correspondence and associated documentation regarding acquisition of the Wetmore property in Newport, RI, 1970–1971
Box 16 Folder 4
Correspondence concerning litigation of Romano vs. Duke, 1972
Box 16 Folder 5
Lease of property on Hanua Street, Ewa, Hawaii, for the Foundation for Southeast Asian Art and Culture (SEAAC), 1970-1972
Box 16 Folder 6
Various documentation regarding taxes for SEAAC, 1970–1973
Box 16 Folder 7
Sheriff’s Execution Against Property in the case of Doris Duke vs. Paris Theodore, 1975
Box 16 Folder 8
Correspondence regarding Newport, RI 1970–1973
Box 16 Folder 9
Letter regarding tax payment of $3,087.37 to the State of New Jersey - Department of the Treasury, 1972
Box 16 Folder 10
Miscellaneous correspondence primarily concerning financial, accounting, and tax matters, 1967–1976
Box 16 Folder 11
Correspondence pertaining to the Tax Reform Act of 1969. Includes information for the Newport Restoration Foundation and Duke Gardens Foundation, 1969-1973 (1 of 3)
Box 16 Folder 12
Correspondence pertaining to the Tax Reform Act of 1969. Includes information for the Newport Restoration Foundation and Duke Gardens Foundation, 1969-1973 (2 of 3)
Box 16 Folder 13
Correspondence pertaining to the Tax Reform Act of 1969. Includes information for the Newport Restoration Foundation and Duke Gardens Foundation, 1969-1973 (3 of 3)
Box 16 Folder 14
Documents concerning the accidental death of Eduardo Tirella in Newport, R.I., 1971
Box 17 Folder 1
Correspondence concerning Doris Duke's traffic ticket in California, 1970
Box 17 Folder 2
Correspondence concerning the claim of Trask vs. Duke, 1967
Box 17 Folder 3
Correspondence regarding dispute over an alligator jacket and black organdie dress. Valentino is the designer, Fabius is the shipping company, and Ira Furman & Co. is the customs broker, 1969-1972 (1 of 2)
Box 17 Folder 4
Correspondence regarding dispute over an alligator jacket and black organdie dress. Valentino is the designer, Fabius is the shipping company, and Ira Furman & Co. is the customs broker, 1969-1972 (2 of 2)
Box 17 Folder 5
Change of Address Notifications, 1973–1975
Box 17 Folder 6
Documents pertaining to a surprise party for Leta McBean co-hosted by Doris Duke and Peter McBean, 1970 (1 of 2)
Box 17 Folder 7
Documents pertaining to a surprise party for Leta McBean co-hosted by Doris Duke and Peter McBean, 1970 (2 of 2)
Box 17 Folder 8
Doris Duke’s driver’s license renewal information and correspondence with Elise Cooper, 1970
Box 17 Folder 9
Financial statement for the 475 Park Avenue Corporation, New York, N.Y., 1971
Box 17 Folder 10
Annual Report for Angier B. Duke Memorial, Inc., 1971
Box 18 Folder 1
Invitations to events, 1970–1972
Box 18 Folder 2
Annual Report for Spouting Rock Beach Association, 1969
Box 18 Folder 3
Correspondence and photographs of two Meissen boxes that Doris Duke offered to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970
Box 18 Folder 4
Financial Statements for Seventrees Holsters Ltd., 1967-1967
Box 18 Folder 5
Photographs – Grist Mill Additional Property, undated
Box 18 Folder 6

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  • Doris Duke Papers on the Falcon Lair Residence, 1937-1999 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
  • Doris Duke Papers on the Shangri La Residence, 1932-2003 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
  • Doris Duke Papers on the Rough Point Residence, 1922-1997 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
  • Duke Gardens Foundation Records, 1912-2002 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
  • Newport Restoration Foundation Records, 1968-1999 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
  • Ibrahim Farrah Papers, 1895-1998 (Dance Heritage Coalition)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harry W. Cox Papers, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Harry W. Cox Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a donation from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in June 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary Samouelian, October 2011

Encoded by Mary Samouelian, October 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: ua2009-0030

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.