Guide to the Cronly Family Papers, 1806-1944
The Cronly family included Michael Cronly, Sr., auctioneer and real estate broker of Wilmington, N.C. and his wife, Margaret McLaurin Cronly and their nine children.
Collection includes correspondence, legal papers, finanical papers, writings, account books, volumes, clippings and printed material. It ranges in date from 1806-1944.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Cronly family
- Cronly Family Papers, 1806-1944
- Language of Material
- approx. 28 Linear Feet, 1,962 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Correspondence, financial records, legal and other papers of the Cronly family. Subjects include auctions and auctioneering, Wilmington social life, Civil War experiences, the Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Railway Company, railroad bonds issued in North Carolina during Reconstruction, an earthquake that struck the Carolinas in 1886, the Democratic Party and politics in North Carolina, and blacks during Reconstruction. Includes information on the Beatty, McLaurin and Murphy families of North Carolina, and descriptions of Charleston, Atlantic City (N.J.), Denver, Genoa (Italy), and the Hudson Fulton Celebration in New York City (1909). Correspondents include Thomas Walter Bickett, Jr., Harley Lyman Clarke, Stephen William Cole, Newton Martin Curtis, William Darius Jamieson, Herbert Putnam, Don Carlos Seitz, William Nathan Harrell Smith, Waddy Thompson, and Platt Dickinson Walker. The collection ranges in date from 1806-1944.
Collection also contains numerous bound volumes, ledgers, and account books that have not been inventoried or described.
Collection is open for research.
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Ledgers, account books, and other bound volumes relating chiefly to the business interests of the Cronly family. Volumes have not been individually identified or described.
The Cronly family of Wilmington, N.C. includes Michael Cronly, Sr., auctioneer and real estate broker, and his wife, Margaret McLaurin Cronly as well as their nine children.
- Beatty family.
- Bickett, Thomas Walter, 1869-1921.
- Clarke, Harley Lyman.
- Cole, Stephen William.
- Cronly family
- Cronly, Margaret McLaurin, d. 1891.
- Cronly, Michael, Sr.
- Curtis, Newton Martin, 1835-1910.
- Jamieson, William Darius.
- McLaurin family.
- Murphy family.
- Seitz, Don Carlos, 1862-1935.
- Smith, William N. H. (William Nathan Harrell), 1812-1889.
- Thompson, Waddy.
- Walker, Platt Dickinson.
- Democratic Party (N.C.)
- Wilmington, Charlotte, and Rutherford Railway Company.
- Freedmen--North Carolina.
- Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909.
- Railroads--North Carolina.
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--North Carolina.
- Earthquakes--Southern states.
- Auctioneers--North Carolina.
- Real estate agents--North Carolina.
- North Carolina--Politics and government--1865-1950.
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.
- Wilmington (N.C.)--Social life and customs.
- Family life--North Carolina--United States.
[Identification of item], Cronly Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
The Cronly Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift and purchase between 1968-1969.
Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff,
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, June 2010
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.