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.
- Collection Number
- Cronly Family papers
- 28 Linear Feet, 1,962 items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Cronly Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
10. Bound Volumes
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.
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- Beatty family
- Bickett, Thomas Walter, 1869-1921
- Cole, Stephen William
- Cronly family
- Clarke, Harley Lyman
- Cronly, Michael, Sr
- Curtis, Newton Martin, 1835-1910
- Cronly family
- Cronly, Margaret McLaurin, d. 1891
- Democratic Party (N.C.)
- Jamieson, William Darius
- McLaurin family
- Murphy family
- Seitz, Don Carlos, 1862-1935
- Smith, William N. H. (William Nathan Harrell), 1812-1889
- Thompson, Waddy
- Wilmington, Charlotte, and Rutherford Railway Company
- Walker, Platt Dickinson
- Auctioneers -- North Carolina
- Earthquakes -- Southern States
- Family life -- North Carolina -- United States
- Freedmen -- North Carolina
- Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909
- Railroads -- North Carolina
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- North Carolina
- Real estate agents -- North Carolina
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