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Guide to the James Buchanan Duke Papers, 1777-1999 and undated

Abstract

James B. Duke (1856-1925) was a tobacco manufacturer, industrialist, and philanthropist of Durham, North Carolina, and New York City and the youngest son of Washington Duke. He was also father to Doris Duke, who inherited a considerable portion of her father's estate at an early age and became known as "the richest girl in the world." James B. Duke's major business concerns included W. Duke, Sons and Company; American Tobacco Company; British American Tobacco Company; and Southern Power Company. His philanthropic activities included endowments of Trinity College (later renamed Duke University) and Lincoln Hospital of Durham, North Carolina. In December 1924, Duke established the Duke Endowment, a permanent trust fund whose beneficiaries include Duke University and three other institutions of higher education, rural churches, non-profit hospitals, and child care institutions throughout North and South Carolina. The collection was compiled from various sources and includes: correspondence; business, legal, and financial papers; estate and inheritance records; printed materials; miscellaneous materials; architectural drawings and blueprints; and pictures chiefly relating to the businesses, enterprises and philanthropy of James Buchanan Duke in North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and Québec, Canada. About one-half of the collection documents the administration of his estate. Subject areas represented include: American Tobacco Company; British American Tobacco Company; Southern Power Company; business; finance; aspects of the tobacco industry, including automation, marketing and taxation; hydroelectric power; textile mills; charitable works; architectural planning and interior decoration; genealogy of branches of the Duke family; inheritance and succession; estate taxation; and legal procedure for wills, inheritance and business.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Buchanan Duke papers
Creator
Duke, James Buchanan, 1856-1925
Extent
33.0 linear feet, Extent: circa 24,000 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The papers of James Buchanan Duke have been collected from various sources over time and span the years 1777 to 1999, although the bulk of the material dates from the 1890s to the mid-1930s. The collection is divided into 7 series: Correspondence, Business Papers, Legal Papers, Financial Papers, Estate Papers, Miscellaneous, and Pictures. About one half of the collection documents the administration of the Estate of James B. Duke, Deceased, including legal proceedings stemming from claims made against the estate. The remainder of the collection deals largely with businesses and financial investments, mainly through the Business Papers, Financial Papers, and Estate Papers Series. To a lesser extent, aspects of Duke’s philanthropy are documented through the Financial Papers, Correspondence, and Legal Papers, while personal topics are concentrated in the Picture Series, Miscellaneous Series, and Correspondence Series. Subject areas represented in the collection include: the tobacco and hydroelectric power industries; business and finance; philanthropy; genealogy on branches of the Duke family; inheritance; legal procedure; architecture and interior decoration; and, to a lesser degree, family life.

Since brother Benjamin Newton Duke participated in many of the same businesses and enterprises as James B. Duke, items of his business correspondence and documents related to his investments and domestic expenditures are also found throughout the collection.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1880-1940 and undated (bulk 1900-1911)

Primarily personal and business letters and telegrams received and sent by James B. Duke or his agents, with letters sent or received by Benjamin N. Duke scattered throughout the correspondence. Letters related to philanthropic ventures, including contributions to Trinity College (later Duke University) and requests for donations and other forms of aid, are also present. Since the series includes several bound letterbooks, the correspondence was not divided between personal and business subjects. Richard B. Arrington, a secretary and agent for Benjamin N. Duke and James B. Duke, is the principal correspondent on behalf of James B. Duke in the letterbook dated from August 1, 1900 to January 30, 1906. Alexander H. Sands, another secretary and agent for Benjamin N. Duke and James B. Duke, is the principal correspondent on behalf of James B. Duke in the letterbook dated from February 20, 1920 to January 17, 1923. Major correspondents include Lida Duke Angier (Mrs. J.C. Angier), Richard B. Arrington, W.T. Blackwell, Bettie Roney Dailey (Mrs. John C. Dailey), Benjamin Newton Duke, Washington Duke, George W. Hill, Maude Duke Karnes, William R. Perkins, and Alexander H. Sands.

Loose correspondence dated after 1923 is primarily concerned with Benjamin N. Duke’ s effort to identify and, in some cases, financially assist first and second cousins on the Roney side of the family. The main correspondents in this matter are Benjamin N. Duke, Bettie Roney Dailey, Alexander H. Sands, and Edna L. Vaughan.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with loose correspondence first.

1880
(1.0 item)

James B. Duke to Benjamin N. Duke and Sarah P. Duke, 18 August 1880, regarding family trip to Tennessee.

Box 1
1892-1895
(13.0 Items)
Box 1
1896-1897
(11.0 Items)
Box 1
1898-1899
(13.0 Items)
Box 1
1900-1902
(22.0 Items)
Box 1
1903
(16.0 Items)
Box 1
1904-1905
(73.0 Items)

Includes telegrams from Benjamin N. Duke to James B. Duke regarding Washington Duke's health; condolence letters and telegrams to James B. Duke on the occasion of Washington Duke's death

Box 1
1907
(3.0 Items)

Includes instructions from James B. Duke to Benjamin N. Duke for disbursements to Trinity College in 1907

Box 1
1910-1911
(3.0 Items)
Box 1
1913
(8.0 Items)

Includes letter acknowledging receipt of a contribution to the Trinity College endowment; correspondence related to the Conservatory of Music lot in Durham, NC

Box 1
1914
(9.0 Items)

Chiefly letters regarding Execution against the wages of Eustace Crocker (employee) (see also Legal Papers: Agreements, Court Records, Indentures, 1897-1925); letter from Trinity College alumnus to James B. Duke

Box 1
1915-1916
(2.0 Items)

Report from W. P. Few and Trinity College Board of Trustees on the distrubtion of the J.B. Duke's fund for "worn-out" Methodist preachers; J.B. Duke to Frank Vanderlip, requesting he act as the 1916 Trinity College Commencement speaker

Box 1
1917-1918
(8.0 Items)

J.B. Duke to Alex. H. Sands requesting alteration to Doris Duke Trust; correspondence with National Americana Society re: chapter on the Duke family in "Annals of American Families" (see Miscellaneous Series: Printed Materials: Duke family history (oversize))

Box 1
1919, 1922
(2.0 Items)
Box 1
1924

Mainly correspondence related to Benjamin N. Duke's search for relations; includes resolution from Mecklenburg Alumni of Trinity College supporting the change of the institution's name to Duke University

Box 1
1925
(4.0 folders)

Mainly correspondence related to Benjamin N. Duke's search for relations; includes confirmation of transfer of stock from James B. Duke to Duke University for building fund (May 29-June 1, 1925); letter from Benjamin N. Duke to Sarah P. Duke regarding James B. Duke's final illness and treatment (September 26, 1925);

Box 1
1940
(2.0 Items)

Letter from A. H. Sands to R. L. Flowers, April 1940

Box 1
Nanaline Duke, undated
(3.0 Items)

Two letters addressed to W. R. Perkins, one page of notes

Box 1
Letterbook: 1900, August 1-1906, January 30
(1.0 volume)

Fragile—please ask for staff assistance in handling this item.

Box 2
Letterbook: 1906, January 31-1908, November 18, 1906-1908
(1.0 volume)

Fragile—please ask for staff assistance in handling this item.

Box 3
Letterbook: 1908, November 18-1909, December 6, 1908-1909
(1.0 volume)

Fragile—please ask for staff assistance in handling this item.

Box 4
Letterbook: 1909, April 12- 1911, December 18, 1909-1911
(1.0 volume)

Fragile—please ask for staff assistance in handling this item.

Box 5
Letterbook: 1920, February-1923, December, 1920-1923
(1.0 volume)

Fragile—please ask for staff assistance in handling this item.

Box 6

Business Papers, 1884-1941 (bulk 1910s-1920s)

Partial documentation for businesses that James B. Duke owned or had investment interests in, including the American Tobacco Company, British-American Tobacco Company, Duke Farms Company, Orlando Water Power Corporation, Quebec Development Company, Southern Power Company, W. Duke, Sons and Company and other businesses. Contains correspondence; minutes and corporate records; financial records including ledger books, journals, cashbooks, voucher records, vouchers and cancelled checks; stock certificates; contracts; maps of power transmission lines; and financial worksheets.

The most complete records are for Duke Farms Company in Somerville, New Jersey (apparently a holding company), including documentation for Piedmont Electro-Chemical Company, Southern Power Company, Orlando Water Power Company, and other Duke-owned businesses. Also documented are negotiations between James B. Duke on behalf of W. Duke, Sons and Company and The American Tobacco Company, and representatives of the Bonsack Machine Company regarding the cigarette-rolling machinery that contributed to the dominance of Duke family's tobacco businesses.

For W. Duke, Sons and Company material dated after its merger with The American Tobacco Company, see The American Tobacco Company. Correspondence with The Bonsack Machine Company is filed with the W. Duke, Sons and Company correspondence and in The American Tobacco Company letterbook.

Arrangement

Arranged by name of the business and type of material, then chronologically.

Accounts (miscellaneous), 1922, 1927
(4.0 Items)

Worksheets of accounts owed James B. Duke by Orlando Water Power Corporation, Southern Investment Co. of New Jersey, Duke Farms Company; Analysis of profits and loss for Orlando Water Power Company for the years 1916-1920

Box 7
American Tobacco Company: Correspondence, 1892-1894
(3.0 Items)

Includes copy of American Tobacco Company consignment agreement

Box 7
American Tobacco Company: Correspondence, 1897-1900
(14.0 Items)

Includes 10 letters written by Richard Battle and various Colorado grocers related to the dismissal of Battle from American Tobacco Company (June-July 1898)

Box 7
American Tobacco Company: Correspondence: Letterbook, 1894, July 31-1904, October 10

Alphabetical index at beginning of book. Chiefly outgoing correspondence from J.B. Duke, and, to a lesser extent, B. N. Duke and R. Arrington; includes communication with the directors of the Bonsack Machine Co.

Fragile—please ask for staff assistance in handling this item.

Box 7
American Tobacco Company: Financial, 1891, 1895, 1902-1909, 1911
Box 7
American Tobacco Company: Financial: Stocks, bonds, scrip, 1890-1913
Box 7
American Tobacco Company: By-laws, circa 1890
Box 7
American Tobacco Company: Corporate mergers: Continental Tobacco Co., Consolidated Tobacco Co., 1904
Box 7
American Tobacco Company: Leases of property from W. Duke, Sons and Company, 1890
Box 7
American Tobacco Company: Testimony, John R. Miller, et als, complainant and The American Tobacco Co., defendants, 1895, January 2

Testimony of George Arents, treasurer of the American Tobacco Co.

Box 7
American Tobacco Company: United States vs. American Tobacco Company et al., subpoena, 1908, March 11
Box 7
American Tobacco Company: United States vs. American Tobacco Company et al., testimony by J. B. Duke (pp. 3276-3514), 1908
(4.0 folders)
Box 7
Anderson Traction Company: Acquisition, 1909

Correspondence related to the purchase of the Anderson Traction Company by a syndicate that included James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke

Box 7
British-American Tobacco Company, 1902, 1932
(3.0 Items)

Includes notes for telegrams sent by James B. Duke to Washington Duke and Col. Payne; illustrated menu for dinner given by James B. Duke to the British-American Tobacco Co. directors in London

Box 7
British-American Tobacco Company: B.A.T. Bulletin, 1925, October

Newsletter with James B. Duke commemoration

Box 7
British-American Tobacco Company: Chairmanship of the Board of Directors: James B. Duke, 1912, April
(3.0 Items)
Box 7
British-American Tobacco Company: Financial: Accounts with J.B. Duke, 1905-1906, 1910, 1913-1914 and undated
(10.0 Items)
Box 7
British-American Tobacco Company: Financial: Analysis of vouchers, journal entries, 1914, May-1914, June
Box 7
British-American Tobacco Company: Financial: stocks, bonds, warrants, 1912-1913, 1920-1921, 1926
(14.0 Items)
Box 7
Buchanan Investment Corporation: Corporate records: Certificate of Dissolution, 1929, March 27, 1933, February 3
(2.0 Items)
Box 8
Buchanan Investment Corporation: Corporate records, 1924-1929, 1941
(1.0 volume)

Includes Certificate of Incorporation, bylaws

Box 8
Buchanan Investment Corporation: Journal, 1924, September-1929, April
(1.0 volume)
Box 8
Buchanan Investment Corporation: Ledger, 1924-1929
(1.0 volume)
Box 8
Buchanan Investment Corporation: Cashbook, 1924, November-1929, March
(1.0 volume)
Box 8
Buchanan Investment Corporation: Vouchers, 1924-1929
Box 8
Buchanan Investment Corporation: Stocks, 1924-1929
Box 8
Buchanan Investment Corporation: Trial balances, 1925, October - 1929
Box 8
Buchanan Investment Corporation: Check stubs nos. 1-27; Cancelled checks, 1924-1929
Box 9
Duke Farms Company: Correspondence, 1917-1930
Box 9
Duke Farms Company: Minutes: Certificate of Incorporation (copy), 1922; Certificate of Dissolution, 1927, 1922, 1927
Box 9
Duke Farms Company: Minutes, 1922-1931, 1941
(1.0 volume)

In addition to minutes of Board of Directors meetings, includes copies of Certificate of Incorporation; indenture of sale to Doris Duke (1927); Opinion, Doris Duke v. Executors of the Estate of James B. Duke; Inventory of tangible personal property of Duke Farms Co.

Box 9
Duke Farms Company: Ledger, 1922-1931
(1.0 volume)
Box 10
Duke Farms Company: Journal, 1922, December-1931, January
(1.0 volume)
Box 11
Duke Farms Company: Cashbook, 1922, December-1931, January
(1.0 volume)
Box 12
Duke Farms Company: Vouchers, 1922, December-1925, June
(8.0 folders)
Box 9
Duke Farms Company: Vouchers, 1925, July-1931
(7.0 folders)
Box 13
Duke Farms Company: Cancelled checks, 1922-1930
(3.0 folders)
Box 13
Duke Farms Company: Accounts, 1906-1929
Box 13
Duke Farms Company: Accounts (oversize), 1922
Oversize-Folder 1
Duke Farms Company: Appraisal of real and personal property, 1925, December 15; Recast balance sheet...as of 1925, October 10, 1925
Box 13
Duke Farms Company: Assignments (Southern Investment Co. of Canada to Orlando Water Power Corp., 1916; Frank C. Schmitz to Orlando Water Power Corp., 1920; Orlando Water Power to Duke Farms, 1922; Duke Farms to Southern Power Co., 1927), 1916-1927
Box 13
Duke Farms Company: Bill of Sale: Duke Farms Co. to Doris Duke, 1927
Box 13
Duke Farms Company: Financial statements: worksheets (oversize), 1916-1925
Oversize-Folder 1
Duke Farms Company: Federal Income Tax, 1918, 1919, 1926, 1927
(2.0 folders)
Box 13
Duke Farms Company: Federal Income Tax, 1928, 1929, 1930
(3.0 folders)
Box 14
Duke Farms Company: Income taxes (oversize), 1918-1919
Oversize-Folder 1
Duke Farms Company: Loan with National City Bank, New York, 1923-1925
Box 14
Duke Farms Company: Staffing levels, 1917-1927
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Financial statements: worksheets (oversize), 1916-1925
Box 74
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Austrian, 1917-1925
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Brazilian, 1915-1925
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Canadian, 1918-1921
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, English, 1912-1925
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, French, 1912-1925
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, German, 1916-1925
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Hungarian, 1916-1925
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Italian, 1913-1923
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Italian (oversize), 1913-1920
Box 74
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Norwegian, 1916-1926
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Spanish, 1914-1926
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Spanish, published notices, 1919
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Swedish, 1916-1925
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Patents, Swiss, 1917-1925
Box 14
Orlando Water Power Corporation: Plan (blueprint) showing transmission line (oversize)
Box 74
Quebec Development Company, 1914-1924
Box 14
Quebec Development Company: Agreements involving Price Brothers and Company, Ltd., Duke-Price Power, and Orlando Water Power Corp., 1914-1920
Box 14
Quebec Development Company: George D. Haskell vs. Aluminum Company of America et al., 1929
Box 14
Quebec Development Company: Transmission lines in Canada (oversize)
Box 74
Southern Investment Company of Canada, 1913, 1916
Box 14
Southern Investment Company of Delaware and Southern Investment Company of New Jersey: Financial statements, 1912-1922

Includes miscellaneous multi-year financial analyses, such as accounts with J.B. Duke and dividends paid

Box 14
Southern Investment Company of Delaware and Southern Investment Company of New Jersey: Financial statements: worksheets (oversize), 1912-1922
Oversize-Folder 2
Southern Power Company: American Trust Company bonds, 1914-1922
Box 14
Southern Power Company: Maps of transmission system in North Carolina and South Carolina (oversize), 1922, undated
(3.0 maps)

Two maps also show locations of textile mills

Box 73
Textile mills: correspondence, stocks, loans, 1892-1935
Box 14
Union Cotton Bagging Corporation, 1912-1923
Box 14
W. Duke, Sons and Company: Contract: Louis Bastet (tobacco paper), 1885
(1.0 item)
Box 14
W. Duke, Sons and Company: Correspondence, 1889
(1.0 item)

J.B. Duke to B. N. Duke, 29 September 1889

Box 14
W. Duke, Sons and Company: Correspondence: Bonsack Machine Co., 1884-1889
Box 15
W. Duke, Sons and Company: Correspondence: Bonsack Machine Co., 1885-1889
Box 15
W. Duke, Sons and Company: Correspondence: Bonsack Machine Co. (letters received from D. B. Strouse and P. A. Krise) [Books 1-3], 1885, October-1889, December and undated
(3.0 folders)

Originally bound in three letterbooks. Table of contents included for each letterbook. Book 1 contains three letters from Jas. A Bonsack to J.B. Duke.

Box 15
W. Duke, Sons and Company: Correspondence: Bonsack Machine Co., 1890, June

D.B. Strouse to J.B. Duke, June 28, 1890 (2 copies)

Box 15

Legal Papers, 1878-1926 and undated (bulk 1910s-1925)

Property deeds, indentures of sale, and other legal documents and correspondence related to property transactions and agreements; documents and clippings related to Lillian N. Duke’s 1925 appeal of the 1906 divorce suit between herself and James B. Duke; and miscellaneous contracts and court records. Also present are land plats and architectural plans by Horace Trumbauer and other architects for the properties owned by James B. Duke and indentures related to endowments he established. Several of the property transactions documented involve other members of the Duke family, including Benjamin N. Duke and Sarah P. Duke, Washington Duke, Mary E. [Duke] Lyon, and Mary Duke Biddle.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject, then chronologically.

Agreements, court records, indentures, 1897-1925
Box 15
Property and Houses: Appraisals/Inventories, 1918, 1925-1926, undated

Inventories and appraisals of personal property at Charlotte, NC (1926), 1 E. 78th St., New York, NY (1918, 1926), and Rough Point, Newport, R.I. (1925)

Box 15
Property and Houses: Somerville, N.J., deed, 1916
Box 15
Property and Houses: Somerville, N.J., clippings, 1903-1987
Box 15
Property and Houses: Somerville, N.J.: Blueprints, Duke Farms Co. melon house (proposed) (oversize)
Box 72
Property and Houses: East 85th St., New York, NY, 1906-1912
Box 15
Property and Houses: 1 East 78th Street, New York, NY, 1913

Letter and bill from Frederick Collins to J.B. Duke regarding work performed on house

Box 15
Property and Houses: 1 East 78th Street, New York, NY: Architectural plans by Horace Trumbauer, 1909
Oversize-Folder 4
Property and Houses: 1 East 78th Street, New York, NY, clippings, 1914, 1915, 1978
Box 15
Property and Houses: 1009 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, 1901-1919, undated

Includes indentures of sale of property from Benjamin N. Duke and Sarah P. Duke to J.B. Duke (1907), and from J.B. Duke and Nanaline Duke to Mary Duke Biddle (1919); undated inventory of personal property

Box 15
Property and Houses: Charlotte, NC, 1917-1925

Includes accounts of money owed by J.B. Duke to Southern Power Company in relation to purchase of the property

Box 15
Property and Houses: Charlotte, NC, clippings, 1966, 1977, 1997-1998
Box 15
Property and Houses: Charlotte, NC, land plats and blueprints for laundry in residence (oversize), 1919, 1922
Oversize-Folder 3
Property and Houses: Durham, NC: deeds, land plats, indentures, etc., 1878-1907

Includes indentures of sale and deeds for property transactions involving James B. Duke and other Duke family members, including Washington Duke, Benjamin N. Duke, and Mary E. [Duke] Lyon

Box 15
Property and Houses: Durham, NC: land plats, Conservatory of Music and Main Street Methodist Episcopal Church (oversize), 1907, 1913
Box 73
Property and Houses: Miscellaneous, 1901
(1.0 item)

Cover letter for property deeds: Thomas Hall to Wm. Hall, Wm. Hall to Benjamin N. Duke

Box 15
Estate of Elizabeth L. Roney, 1882-1884, undated

James B. Duke was executor of Roney's estate. Includes Last Will and Testament, and correspondence related to settling bills

Box 16
James B. Duke v. Lillian N. Duke and Frank T. Huntoon, 1906: On Petition for Divorce, Final Decree, 1906, May 7
Box 16
Lillian N. Duke v. James B. Duke, 1925: Correspondence, 1925-1926

Main correspondents are W. R. Perkins and representatives of the law firm of Miller & Otis. Contains a few copies of court documents that were sent as enclosures.

Box 16
Lillian N. Duke v. James B. Duke, 1925: Court records, published, 1925
Box 16
Lillian N. Duke v. James B. Duke, 1925: Court records, 1925
Box 16
Lillian N. Duke v. James B. Duke, 1925: Court records, Exhibits, 1905-1906, 1925
Box 16
Lillian N. Duke v. James B. Duke, 1925: Court records, Memorandum, 1907, 1925, undated
Box 16
Lillian N. Duke v. James B. Duke, 1925: Research: Legal precedents, 1925
Box 16
Lillian N. Duke v. James B. Duke, 1925: Miscellaneous, 1925, undated

Includes the final opinion written by Justice Giegrich and clippings related to the lawsuit

Box 16
Indenture: Cemetery endowment, Alamance County, NC, 1924
Box 16
Indenture and Deed of Trust establishing The Doris Duke Trust, 1924, December 11, with October 1925 additions, 1924-1925
Box 16

Financial Papers, 1874-1933 and undated (bulk 1900s-1925)

Contains documents related to James B. Duke’s private and business investments, including ledgers, journals, cashbooks, voucher records, deposit slips, cancelled checks, stock certificates, and account balance worksheets. Also present are expense records for payroll and other costs in the Duke households and offices, including The Duke Endowment. Household and office expenses of Benjamin N. Duke and his family are present to a lesser extent. Miscellaneous business records are scattered throughout. Personal and family expenses are also documented through various orders, invoices and receipts for jewelry, travel, club memberships, automobiles, and other expenses.

Arrangement

Arranged in descending order according to the hierarchy of the original bookkeeping system, followed by miscellaneous financial records and subject folders.

Ledger No. 1, 1890-1901
(1.0 volume)

Accounts grouped by entity involved with alphabetical index at beginning of volume.

Box 16
Ledger No. 2, 1902-1912
(1.0 volume)

Accounts grouped by entity involved with alphabetical index at beginning of volume.

Box 17
Ledger No. 3, 1913-1914
(1.0 volume)

Accounts grouped by entity involved with alphabetical index at beginning of volume.

Box 17
Ledger No. 4, 1915-1920
(1.0 volume)

Accounts grouped by entity involved with alphabetical index at beginning of volume.

Box 17
Ledger No. 5, 1920-1925
(1.0 volume)

Accounts grouped by entity involved with alphabetical index at beginning of volume.

Box 18
Journal No. 1, 1890, December-1905

Accounts grouped by entity involved with alphabetical index at beginning of volume.

Box 18
Journal No. 2, 1906, January-1912

Accounts grouped chronologically. Numbers next to entity names correspond to page numbers in Ledgers Nos. 1-5

Box 18
Journal No. 3, 1912, December-1914

Accounts grouped chronologically. Numbers next to entity names correspond to page numbers in Ledgers Nos. 1-5

Box 19
Journal No. 4, 1915, January-1919

Accounts grouped chronologically. Numbers next to entity names correspond to page numbers in Ledgers Nos. 1-5

Box 19
Journal No. 5, 1920, January-1925, October

Accounts grouped chronologically. Numbers next to entity names correspond to page numbers in Ledgers Nos. 1-5

Box 19
Cashbook No. 1, 1890, December-1901, November
Box 20
Cashbook No. 2, 1902, January-1912, April
Box 20
Cashbook No. 3, 1912, May-1914, December
Box 20
Cashbook No. 4, 1915, January-1918, July
Box 21
Cashbook No. 5, 1918, August-1922, April
Box 21
Cashbook No. 6, 1922, May-1925, October
Box 21
Voucher Records No. 1, 1914, May-December

Record of itemized expenditures, including office, staff, personal, and residential expenses

Box 22
Voucher Records No. 2, 1915, January-1917, June

Record of itemized expenditures, including office, staff, personal, and residential expenses

Box 23
Voucher Records No. 3, 1917, June-1919, January

Record of itemized expenditures, including office, staff, personal, and residential expenses

Box 24
Voucher Records No. 4, 1919, February-1921, April

Record of itemized expenditures, including office, staff, personal, and residential expenses

Box 25
Voucher Records No. 5, 1921, May-1923, May

Record of itemized expenditures, including office, staff, personal, and residential expenses

Box 26
Voucher Records No. 6, 1923, June-1925, February

Record of itemized expenditures, including office, staff, personal, and residential expenses

Box 27
Voucher Records No. 7, 1925, March-October

Record of itemized expenditures, including office, staff, personal, and residential expenses

Box 28
Cancelled checks, Bankers Trust Co., 1916, March 30-1925, July 10
(2.0 folders)
Box 29
Cancelled checks, Farmers' Loan and Trust Co., 1894, October 15-1909, August 9
(4.0 folders)
Box 29
Cancelled checks, Farmers' Loan and Trust Co., 1909, September 2-1924, May 8
(2.0 folders)
Box 30
Cancelled checks, Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, 1912, January 19-1925, June 29
(3.0 folders)
Box 30
Cancelled checks, National Bank of Commerce, 1914, February 25-1925, June 9
Box 30
Cancelled checks, National City Bank of New York, 1922, January 7-1925, September 2
Box 30
Cancelled checks, Passbooks, 1907-1919
Box 30
Deposit Slip Register (J.B. and B.N. Duke), 1918, July-1921, July

Fragile—please ask for staff assistance in handling this item.

Box 31
Deposit Slip Register, 1921, July-1922, June
(1.0 volume)

Mainly payments to the credit of various Duke family members, including Nanaline H. Duke, Doris Duke (via trust), Walker P. Inman, Sarah P. Duke, Mary Duke Biddle, Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr., Angier B. Duke, and Cordelia Biddle Duke. Business expenses scattered throughout.

Fragile—please ask for staff assistance in handling this item.

Box 32
Payroll and other expenses, 1917-1928
(1.0 volume)

Includes transactions with the Estate of James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment, Nanaline H. Duke, Benjamin N. Duke (office and personal), Sarah P. Duke, Mary Duke Biddle, Angier B. Duke

Photocopying of the register is not permitted.

Box 33
Employee Certificates of Residency, NY State Income Tax, 1921-1927
Box 34
Federal Income Tax, 1920-1925
(6.0 folders)
Box 34
State Income Taxes: Correspondence with Income Tax Bureau, State of New York, 1922, 1926
(4.0 Items)
Box 34
Miscellaneous receipts, invoices, etc., 1878-1917
(11.0 folders)

Includes invoices, receipts, certificates and scattered correspondence related to stock transactions, loans, business expenses of J.B. Duke and B.N. Duke, and personal xpenses of J.B. Duke and Nanaline Duke, including those for jewelry, travel, club memberships, automobiles, clothing and other purchases.

Box 34
Miscellaneous receipts, invoices, etc., 1921-1925, undated
(2.0 folders)

Includes invoices, receipts, certificates and scattered correspondence related to stock transactions, loans, business expenses of J.B. Duke and B.N. Duke, and personal xpenses of J.B. Duke and Nanaline Duke, including those for jewelry, travel, club memberships, automobiles, clothing and other purchases.

Box 35
Miscellaneous financial statements of James B. Duke (oversize), 1913-1925, undated
Box 74
Trial balances, 1898-1900
Box 35
Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, NY: Loans and stocks, 1902-1912
Box 35
Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, NY: Passbook, 1912-1919
Box 35
First Methodist Episcopal Church, Somerville, N.J.: Deeds, 1874, 1919, 1925, 1928
Box 35
First Methodist Episcopal Church, Somerville, N.J., 1921-1932, undated
(3.0 folders)

Contains correspondence, receipts, and scattered financial worksheets related to the establishment of a building fund and the design and construction of the church. Also includes building specifications from architect P.C. Van Nuys and builder's contract (1928) and a building fund analysis for the years 1921-1929 (1929).

Box 35
First Methodist Episcopal Church, Somerville, N.J.: Floor plans (oversize)
Box 73
German-American National Bank of New Orleans: liquidation and final dividends, 1931-1933
Box 35
Lincoln Hospital, Durham, NC: Endowment, 1905
(3.0 Items)

Letter, receipt and agreement related to transfer of $5000 worth of American Tobacco Company 4% bonds to the Trustees of Lincoln Hospital

Box 35
List of charitable contributions, 1890-1925, undated
(1.0 item)

List of financial contributions to churches, hospitals, orphanages and homes, YMCA and YWCA, charities, colleges, and unidentified donations

Box 35

Estate Papers, 1777-1934 and undated (bulk 1926-1928)

Contains documentation related to the settlement of the Estate of James B. Duke and is divided into four subseries: Correspondence, Legal Papers, Financial Papers, and Printed Material Subseries. Due to Item VI of Duke’s will, which provided for a bequest of two million dollars to be divided among extended family members, the bulk of the Correspondence and Legal Papers Subseries consist of letters, legal and genealogical research, affidavits, and other documents related to Item VI claims. Also documented are bequests to various trusts, including the Duke Endowment and the Doris Duke Trust; accounts of James B. Duke’s wealth and property at the time of his death; the income earned and taxes levied against ongoing investments and business concerns; and the costs of administering the Estate. Individuals represented in the Estate Papers Series include George G. Allen, Charles Caldwell, Clarence E. Case, Elizabeth Duke, Nanaline H. Duke, William P. Few, Forrest Hyde, C.E. Mapes, William R. Perkins, Alexander H. Sands, James E. Stagg, and Eugene L. Vaughan.

Correspondence, 1925-1931 and undated

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

1925, October-November 30
(3.0 folders)
Box 35
1925, December-1926, May
(9.0 folders)
Box 36
1926, June-1927, February
(9.0 folders)
Box 37
1927, March-August
(7.0 folders)
Box 38
1927, September-1928, February
(8.0 folders)
Box 39
1928, March-1931, March, undated
(6.0 folders)
Box 40

Legal Papers, 1777-1928 and undated (bulk 1925-1928)

Includes records collected and notes and reports of findings made by Charles Caldwell during his pre-trial research; notes and legal research by executors and attorneys; genealogical charts and other sources of information on the Duke family; reports and correspondence from private investigators and handwriting and document experts; affidavits, completed questionnaires, and related correspondence submitted by claimants; court records including evidence; records for the distribution of the monies under Item VI of the will; and other legal records. The bulk of the court records are related to the Elizabeth Duke et al. (Texas) petition for an Item VI distribution. Inventories of Mr. Duke's personal properties are filed under Receipts for Legacy and Refunding Bonds, 1926. Receipts for specific bequests are filed alphabetically by recipient name.

Nanaline Duke et. al. (executors) v. Southern Power Co. (Piedmont Electro-Chemical Co.) and Dillworth Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1923, October-1927, February
(3.0 folders)

Correspondence, affidavits, exhibits, court orders and decrees related to claims made against the estate of J.B. Duke.

Box 40
Nanaline Duke et. al. (executors) v. Southern Power Co. (Piedmont Electro-Chemical Co.) and Dillworth Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Cancelled notes transferred in settlement, 1927, February
Box 40
Research: Genealogical "wheel" charts showing kinship to John Roney and Taylor Duke (oversize), circa 1926
(2.0 charts)
Box 73
Research: Legal precedents, circa 1927
Box 41
Research: Notes on Elizabeth Duke claim, Thomas Duke kinship: (Texas), circa 1927, June
Box 41
Research: Notes on Elizabeth Duke claim, Thomas Duke kinship: (Georgia) (includes affidavits), 1927, June-July
Box 41
Research: Notes on Vaughan claim, Polly (Mary) Duke Vaughan kinship, circa 1927
Box 41
Research: Notes on Washington Duke, 1927
Box 41
Research: Report from National Coloniana Society to Executors on the descendents of J.B. Duke and disputed claims, 1927, April
Box 41
Research: Reports and correspondence from expert witnesses, 1928
Box 41
Research: Sources: Census returns with correspondence, 1800-1870 (1927), 1927-1928
(2.0 folders)

Certified copies of census listings for Granville County, NC, Orange County, NC and Carroll County, GA, and correspondence with genealogists

Box 41
Research: Sources: Census returns: marked as Ex. "A"-Ex. "V," 1810-1870 (1927)
Box 41
Research: Sources: Census returns: Notes, circa 1927-1928
Box 41
Research: Sources: Court records, Franklin County, NC (extracts from minutes), 1852-1853 (1927)
Box 41
Research: Sources: Court records, Orange County, NC (with notes), 1753-1856 (1927)
Box 41
Research: Sources: Court records, Orange County, NC: Taylor Duke, 1799-1818 (1927)
Box 41
Research: Sources: Land and property deeds and transfers, 1777-1880 (1927), 1927

Mainly records of Orange County [Durham County] property transfers, including transactions involving J.B. Duke, Washington Duke, Benjamin N. Duke, Brodie L. Duke, and Mary E. Lyon, and other known or potential relations

Box 41
Research: Sources: Marriage records and notes: Duke, Stagg, Vaughan, 1783-1927
Box 41
Research: Sources: Military service records and notes: M. Tillett Harris et. al., 1784 (1927), 1908-1927

Includes transcript of interview with M. Tillett Harris regarding his Civil War service and his acquaintance with W. "Bill" Vaughan

Box 41
Research: Sources: Wills and inventories (with notes), 1788-1905 (1927), 1927

Includes copies of wills of Washington Duke (1900, 1904), William Duke, Sr. (1839, 1854), and Hardeman Duke (1835)

Box 41
Research: Charles Caldwell: annotated copy of "Determination by the Executors...," 1927
Box 41
Research: Charles Caldwell: Daily Activity Statements, 1927, May 9-September 13
Box 41
Research: Charles Caldwell: Reports, 1927-1928
Box 42
Research: Charles Caldwell: Notes, 1927, June-November
(5.0 folders)
Box 42
Research: Charles Caldwell: Notes, 1927, December-1928, May, undated
Box 42
Research: Charles Caldwell: Expenses and receipts, 1926, July-1928, March,undated
Box 42
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes about Elizabeth Duke's activities, correspondence, and evidence; used to prepare for direct/cross-examination, 1928, January-May, undated
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes regarding exhibits, evidence, expert witnesses, and Elizabeth Duke, 1928, January 18-April 26,undated
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes to prepare for trial on March 24 and 25, 1928, 1928
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes by Charles Caldwell regarding exhibits and evidence for trial, 1927, August 22-1928, April 28
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes for and correspondence to Senator Case, pertaining to evidence and trial, 1928, April 21
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes about Elizabeth Duke used to prepare for trial, 1928
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Reports of private investigator on Elizabeth Duke and others, 1927, November 29-December 17
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes on witnesses, 1928, March, undated
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Pretrial conference between lawyers for Estate / Elizabeth Duke (transcript), 1927, November 25
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes on testimonies and affidavits of Dr. Henry M. Dukeand others, 1928, January 20, 1928, January 20
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes on testimonies and affadavits of John T. and Frances E. Eady, 1928, January 23-24
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes on testimonies (2 folders), 1928, January 23-31
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes on testimony and affidavits of Hattie Gaffield, 1928, January 26
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes on transcript of testimony, pp. 569-1120, 1928, January 25-31
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes from testimonies, 1928, March 15-16; notes in preparation for March 16, 1928, March
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes from testimony with Charles Caldwell's notes made during trial, 1928, March 19-22
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes from testimony by W. R. Perkins, including notes on evidence, 1928, March 22-26
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Pre-trial records: Interrogatories, 1928, April
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes on testimonies of George G. Allen, August Harkhorn, Stewart L. Hawkins, C.E. Mapes, 1928, May 21
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Notes on testimonies, undated
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Names of claimants presenting claims through E. Duke, 1927
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Charles Duke kinship (Georgia), 1928
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: David Duke kinship (Georgia and Miss.), 1926-1928
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: David and Thomas Duke kinship and affiliation with Primitive Baptist Church, affidavits, 1927
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: David Duke kinship, 1927
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Robert Duke kinship, 1926
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Thomas Duke kinship: affidavits, 1926-1927
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Thomas Duke kinship: affidavits, 1927
(2.0 folders)
Box 43
Elizabeth Duke claim: Thomas Duke kinship: affidavits, 1927-1928
(4.0 folders)
Box 44
Elizabeth Duke claim: Thomas Duke kinship: (Primitive Baptist), affidavits and evidence, 1927
Box 44
Elizabeth Duke claim: Thomas Duke kinship: (Primitive Baptist), affidavits and interviews, 1927
Box 44
Elizabeth Duke claim: Misc. affidavits, 1926-1928
Box 44
Elizabeth Duke claim: Affidavits relating to her evidence, 1927-1928
Box 44
Vaughan claim: List of descendants, undated
Box 44
Vaughan claim: Executor's questionnaires and affidavits (disallowed claims), 1925-1927
(2.0 folders)
Box 44
Vaughan claim: Statement by Eugene Lee Vaughan, 1926, June 22
Box 44
Vaughan claim: Statement of evidence submitted by E.L. Vaughan, 1926, October 18
Box 44
Vaughan claim: Evidence submitted by E.L. Vaughan, 1926
Box 44
Vaughan claim: Statement on behalf of E.L. Vaughan, setting forth the grounds of his claim, with affidavits, 1927, April 18
(2.0 folders)
Box 44
Vaughan claim: Recapitulation of the facts on which E.L. Vaughan bases his claim, 1927, May 5
Box 44
Vaughan claim: Notes about claims and evidence, undated
Box 44
Vaughan claim: Affidavits, A-W, 1925-1927, undated
(3.0 folders)
Box 44
Vaughan claim: Tillett Harris's affidavits, records of questioning, pension records, 1927, undated
Box 44
Vaughan claim: Last will and testament of James Vaughan ( 1788, October 26), undated
Box 45
On Petition for Decree of Distribution of $2 million under Item VI of [ J.B. Duke's] Will, Decree of Distribution, 1927, November
Box 45
On Petition for Decree: Order of Adjournment, 1927, November 25
Box 45
On Petition of Edward Lee Vaughan for reopening case, etc.; Order, 1928, January 6
Box 45
On Petition for Decree: Order, 1928, January 6
Box 45
On Petition for Decree: Trial transcript, 1928, January 6
Box 45
On Petition for Decree: Trial transcript [Elizabeth Duke claim], 1928, January 20
(2.0 folders)
Box 45
On Petition for Decree: Trial transcript [Elizabeth Duke claim], 1928, Jan 23.-25
(1.0 volume)
Box 45
On Petition for Decree: Trial transcript [Elizabeth Duke claim], pp. 557-1835, 1928, January 25-31; March 15-22
(1 volume and 10 folders)
Box 46
On Petition for Decree: Trial transcript [Elizabeth Duke claim], pp. 1836-2151, 1928, March 16-26
(1.0 volume)
Box 47
On Petition of Decree of Distribution: Order, 1928, May 21
Box 47
Clippings: Item VI of J.B. Duke's will, Elizabeth Duke claim, court hearings, 1927-1928
Box 47
Evidence: Index to P series and E.D. series (with notes), 1928
Box 47
Evidence: P series: P 1-2, undated
Box 47
Evidence: P series: P 3, 6-40, 1926-1928, undated
Box 47
Evidence: P series: P 41-60, 1866-1928, undated
Box 47
Evidence: P series: P 61-81, 1801-1928
Box 47
Evidence: P series: P 82-91, 95-96, 1861-1928, undated
Box 47
Evidence: P series: P 98, 1894-1928
Box 47
Evidence: P series: P 100, undated
Box 48
Evidence: P series: P 102-123, 1861-1928, undated
Box 48
Evidence: P series: P 130-140, 1861-1928, undated
Box 48
Evidence: P series: P 141-159, 161, 1866-1928, undated
Box 49
Evidence: P series: P 126-129, 1928
Box 49
Evidence: P series: P 160, pp. 1-38, 1928
(3.0 folders)
Box 49
Evidence: P series: P 160, pp. 1-38, 1928
(3.0 folders)
Box 49
Evidence: pages from church books (photographs and photostats), 1928
(2.0 folders)

Photographs of church records, many with segments cut out (possibly used to construct evidence exhibits)

Box 49
Evidence: E.D. series: E.D. 1-5, 1928
Box 49
Evidence: E.D. series: E.D. 6, 7, 20, 26, 1928
Box 50
Evidence: E.D. series: E.D. 13-14, 18-19, 21-23, 1928
Box 50
Determination by the Executors of James B. Duke, Deceased, of Those Entitled to Participate in the Distribution Made Under Item VI..., 1927
Box 50
Determination by the Executors: Final awards, circa 1926-1928
Box 50
Determination by the Executors: Schedule of Disallowed Claims, circa 1927-1928
Box 50
Claims (allowed): Duke, John Taylor, kinship through: (Executors' questionnaires), 1927
Box 50
Claims (allowed): Duke, John Taylor, kinship through: James A. Duke, Martha Angeline Duke Moore (affidavits), 1926
Box 50
Claims (allowed): Duke, John Taylor, kinship through: Lida Duke Angier, Pattie Duke Moore (affidavits), 1926-1928
Box 50
Claims (allowed): Duke, John Taylor, kinship through: Nannie Duke Wyant, Maude Duke Karnes Stuart (affidavits), 1926-1927
Box 50
Claims (allowed): Duke, John Taylor, kinship through: John T. Duke, Lillie I. Duke (affidavits), 1926
Box 50
Claims (allowed): Duke, Robert, kinship through: Andrew J. Duke, Charles Washington Duke, Eliza Annie Duke (Evans)
Box 50
Claims (allowed): Duke, Robert, kinship through: Robert A. Duke (questionnaires and affidavits), 1926-1928
Box 50
Claims (allowed): Duke, William J., kinship through: (Executors' questionnaires), 1927
Box 50
Claims (allowed): Duke, William J., kinship through: James McCadden Duke, William Kirkland Duke, Price (Luena Duke Price) (affidavits), 1926-1927
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Duke, William J., kinship through: Holloway, Patterson, Lyon (affidavits), 1925-1928
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Riggs, Amelia Frances Duke, kinship through, 1925-1927
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Stagg, Mary Duke, kinship through, 1926-1928
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Fonville, Catherine Roney, kinship through: Executors' questionnaires, 1927
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Fonville, Catherine Roney, kinship through: affidavits, 1925-1928
(2.0 folders)
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Roney, Amos K., kinship through: Executors' questionnaires, affidavits, 1926-1927
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Roney, Benjamin F., kinship through: Executors' questionnaires, 1927
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Roney, Benjamin F., kinship through: affidavits, 1925-1926
(2.0 folders)
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Roney, Calvin Newton Duke, kinship through: Executors' questionnaires, affidavits, 1925-1927
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Roney, Henry C., kinship through: Executors' questionnaires, 1927
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Roney, Henry C., kinship through: affidavits, 1925-1926
(2.0 folders)
Box 51
Claims (allowed): Roney, John T., kinship through: Executors' questionnaires, affidavits, 1926-1927
Box 51
Claims (disallowed): Clinton, Mary, kinship through, 1926-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Alfred Lee, kinship through, 1925-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Clevarious, kinship through, 1926-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Daniel (Virginia), kinship through (Virginia), 1926-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, David Washington, kinship through, 1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Edmund, kinship through, 1926-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Francis Kirkland, kinship through, 1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, James, (Sarah E. Duke Osborn), kinship through, 1926-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, James, kinship through (Virginia and West Virginia), 1926-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, James, kinship through (West Virginia), 1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, James P., kinship through (Louisiana and Alabama), 1926-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, John Taylor, kinship through: Walter Lewis Duke (problem of), 1929
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, John Taylor, kinship through: Grief Duke (problem of): includes Duke, Latta, Garrard, Proctor, questionnaires and affidavits, 1925-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Joseph, kinship through, 1926-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Llewellyn/Robert, kinship through, 1925-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Mary Elizabeth, kinship through, 1926-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Polly, kinship through, 1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Reany (Reny), kinship through, 1927-1928
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Robert, kinship through, 1926-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Samuel , kinship through, 1925, undated
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, Tyre or Noah, kinship through, 1925-1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, William (Durell Mangum), kinship through, 1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, William (Polly Duke Compton), kinship through (Indiana, Ohio, and Virginia), 1898-1927
(3.0 folders)
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, William, kinship through (Virginia and Tennessee), 1856-1927
(2.0 folders)
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, William Edmund, kinship through, 1927
Box 52
Claims (disallowed): Duke, William J., kinship through (North Carolina), 1925-1927
(5.0 folders)
Box 53
Claims (disallowed): Duke, William J. (John Duke) kinship through, 1926-1927
Box 53
Claims (disallowed): Duke, William J. (Polly Duke Hardin), kinship through, 1926-1927
Box 53
Claims (disallowed): Jacobs, Melinda Duke, kinship through, 1926-1927
Box 53
Claims (disallowed): Roney, kinship through, 1925-1927
(2.0 folders)
Box 53
Claims (disallowed): Roney (Trollinger), kinship through, 1926-1927
(2.0 folders)
Box 53
Claims, miscellaneous: Executors' questionnaires and affidavits, 1872-1927
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Angier, John, 1926
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Clute, Grover V., 1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Clute, John H., 1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Fonville, Gabriel L., 1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Garrison, Barbara, 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Jones, Sallie Colbino, 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Lyon, W.F., 1927
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Moore, Martha Ann, 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Park, Marlowe Roney, 1927
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Riggs, Frances, 1926-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Stagg, William L., 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Assignments: Wood, Joseph M., 1926-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Attachment by the Court of share for Mrs. W.H. (Roxie) Foushee (Wilkinson v. Foushee), 1928-1929
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Barton, Essie Lee and Jessie May, 1923-1927
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Bowden, Alice M., 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Dailey, John Calvin and Lucille Park, 1927
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Davis, Henry W., Stanley W., and Montrose J., 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Duke, Charles W., 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Fonville, Ralph W. and Raymond E., 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Holloway, Clarence R., Hallie, Reba, and J. Earl, 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Patterson, Victor Hugo, Maurine, and Elbert Earle, 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Price, William N., 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Roney, Mildred, 1927-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Rowland, Mary Florence and Annie Elizabeth, 1924-1928
Box 53
Item VI Beneficiaries: Guardianship: Wilson, Walter A. and Doris A., 1927-1928
Box 53
Receipts for Distributions of Assets, Income, and Legacies, and Refunding Bonds, 1926-1934
(4.0 folders)

Beneficiaries include The Doris Duke Trust, The Duke Endowment, and Nanaline H. Duke

Box 54
Receipts for covering specific bequests (A-Z), 1927-1929
(11.0 folders)

Item VI beneficiaries

Box 54
Estate of James B. Duke, First Accounting: Petition on First Accounting with schedules, 1926, December 31
(1.0 volume)

Schedules include inventories of assets, stocks, bonds as of October 1925; inventories of personal property at homes in New York, NY, Rough Point, RI, and Myers Park, Charlotte, NC; income to the Estate from October-December 1926; funeral expenses; and administration expenses through December 1926.

Box 55
Estate of James B. Duke, Second and Final Accounting: Petition on Final Accounting with schedules, 1934, April 26; Order Allowing Final Account, 1934, June 15, 1934, June 15
(1.0 volume and 1 item)

Schedules include records of income to the Estate and expenses paid by executors since the First Accounting (December 1926)

Box 55

Financial Papers, 1925-1934

Includes final accounting work papers for the estate, a ledger book, journal, cashbooks, trial balances, analysis of income, statements of income, voucher records, vouchers and receipts, and income tax returns. For inventories of James B. Duke’s personal properties or receipts for specific bequests granted through his will, see the Legal Papers subseries.

Arrangement

Arranged with the estate's final accounting work papers first (related to Order Allowing Final Account); followed by volumes and records in descending order according to the hierarchy of the bookkeeping system, miscellaneous bookkeeping records, subject files, and banking records. Vouchers and receipts are arranged according to the original schedules of accounting ascribed by the executors.

Final Accounting work papers, 1925-1934
Box 55
Final Accounting work papers, 1934-1937
Box 55
Statements of Distribution of the Estate, 1926-1934
Box 55
Ledger, 1925-1934
(1.0 volume)
Box 56
Journal, 1925, October 11-1934, June
(1.0 volume)
Box 56
Cashbook No. 1, 1925, October 16-1932, September 30
(1.0 volume)
Box 56
Cashbook No. 2, 1932, October 1-1934, June 18
(1.0 volume)
Box 56
Voucher Records No. 1, 1925, October-1930, April
(1.0 volume)
Box 57
Voucher Records No. 2, 1930, May-1934, June
(1.0 volume)
Box 58
Miscellaneous bookkeeping: Trial Balances, 1925-1934
(10.0 folders)
Box 59
Miscellaneous bookkeeping: Analyses of Income, 1925-1928
Box 59
Miscellaneous bookkeeping: Statements of Income, 1929, June-December
Box 59
Miscellaneous bookkeeping: Bonds owned by J.B. Duke on 1925, October 10
Box 59
Miscellaneous bookkeeping: Stocks and bonds, 1925-1933
Box 59
Miscellaneous bookkeeping: Inventory of office furniture at 535 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, circa 1934
Box 59
Check stubs: National Bank of Commerce, 1925, October 11-1913, September 28
Box 59
Check stubs: The National City Bank of New York, 1925, October 11-1928, February 1
Box 59
Cancelled checks: National Bank of Commerce, 1925-1928, September 13
Box 59
Cancelled checks: The National City Bank of New York, 1925-1928, September 13
Box 59
Vouchers and receipts, Administration expenses, 1926, December-1927, February
(3.0 folders)
Box 59
Vouchers and receipts, Administration expenses, 1927, March-1928, September
(11.0 folders)
Box 60
Vouchers and receipts, Administration expenses, 1928, October-1931, June
(16.0 folders)
Box 61
Vouchers and receipts: Administration expenses, 1931, July-1934, June
(15.0 folders)
Box 62
Vouchers and receipts: Bonds/securities delivered to trustees of The Duke Endowment, Trust for Doris Duke, and others, 1928-1933
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Investments and exchanges, 1926-1931
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Property sold, 1927-1931
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Expenses paid from income, 1927-1933
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Collection charges, 1926-1934
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Taxes, 1927-1934
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Debts of decedent, 1927
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Inheritance taxes, 1926-1933
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Executors' fees, 1927-1929
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Liquidation of accounts payable, 1926-1931
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Residuary bequests, 1927-1934
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Distribution of income, 1927-1934
Box 63
Vouchers and receipts: Miscellaneous, 1927-1931
Box 63
Bank advices: Bankers Trust Company, Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, Guaranty Trust Company of New York, National Bank of Commerce in New York, 1926
Box 63
Bank advices: Bankers Trust Company, 1927
Box 63
Bank advices: Farmers Loan and Trust Co., 1927
Box 64
Bank advices: Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1927
Box 64
Bank advices: National City Bank of New York, 1927
Box 64
Bank advices: National Bank of Commerce in New York, 1927
Box 64
Bank advices: Bankers Trust Co., 1928
Box 64
Bank advices: Farmers Loan and Trust Co., 1928
Box 64
Bank advices: Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1928
Box 64
Bank advices: National Bank of Commerce in New York, 1928
Box 64
Bank advices: National City Bank of New York, 1928
Box 64
Bank advices: Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1929
Box 64
Bank advices: National Bank of Commerce in New York (Bank of Commerce in New York), 1929
Box 64
Bank advices: Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1930
Box 64
Bank advices: Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1931-1934, April
(4.0 folders)
Box 64
Passbooks: Central Union Trust Company, 1926-1930; Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1927-1928
Box 65
Check stubs: Bankers Trust Company, 1925, November 5-1928, October 4
Box 65
Check stubs: The Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, 1925, October 11-1928, September 13
Box 65
Check stubs: Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1925, October 11-1934, June 18
(2.0 folders)
Box 65
Cancelled checks: Bankers Trust Company, 1925-1928
Box 65
Cancelled checks: The Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, 1925-1928, September 13
Box 65
Cancelled checks: Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1925-1928
(3.0 folders)
Box 65
Cancelled checks: Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1929-1934
(2.0 folders)
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Legal and other fees paid, 1928
Box 65
Federal Income Tax, 1925-1927
(10.0 folders)
Box 65
Federal Income Tax, 1928-1934
Box 66
Federal Estate Tax, 1931
(1.0 item)
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State and local taxes: NJ, NY, NC, TX, VA, 1925-1934

Includes receipt for New Jersey transfer inheritance tax for Doris Duke (1933)

Box 66

Printed Material, 1925-1926 and undated

Includes publications used by the executors to substantiate their legal case.

Handbook of County Records, corrected to Dec. 31, 1924 [NC], 1925
Box 66
Handwriting Expert Testimony, circa 1920s
Box 66
Confederate Homes and Pensions [public law], circa 1927
Box 66
Eleventh Biennial Report of the N.C. Historical Commission: December 1, 1924 to November 30, 1926, 1927
Box 66

Miscellaneous, 1898-1999 and undated

Mainly clippings and printed material related to James B. Duke’s life and his businesses, including memorial resolutions and articles. Also contains miscellaneous personal and family items, such as passports, a birth certificate, and tailoring dimensions. A scrapbook that originated after James B. Duke’s death contains photographs and clippings related to James B. Duke’ s involvement in hydroelectric power and other business and philanthropic interests.

Biography: Nanaline H. Duke, ca. 1970s; family history, Inman family, undated, circa 1970s, undated
Box 66
Birth certificate, Doris Duke, 1912
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Clippings, "The Beginnings of a Trust" [American Tobacco Co.], Colliers (oversize), 1907, August
Box 73
Clippings, Doris Duke, 1937, 1964-1990, 1999

Includes articles about Doris Duke's renovation efforts in Newport, RI

Box 66
Clippings, miscellaneous, 1898-1915, 1924-1934
Box 66
Clippings, miscellaneous, 1947, 1960-1998, undated
Box 66
Diploma from Eastman National Business College 1875, September 8
Oversize-Folder 6
Passports: James B., Nanaline, and Doris Duke, 1923
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Proof for cast of commemorative plate: Signing of The Duke Endowment, undated (after 1924)
Box 74
Scrapbook on James B. Duke: Business, philanthropic, family, undated

Chiefly photographs and clippings related to business undertakings, including copies of photographs from James B. Duke's 1923 trip with Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) executives to the Saguenay River in Quebec, Canada.

Box 66
Tailoring dimensions and shoe pattern, James B. Duke, circa 1909-1923, undated
Box 67

Printed Material, 1919-1982 and undated

Arranged chronologically by printed or estimated publication date.

Biographical statements about James B. Duke, 1952-1982, undated
Box 67
Biography of Eugene Healan Thomason, with description of J.B. Duke's patronage, undated
Box 67
Memorials: Address Commemorating the Ninth Anniversary of The Duke Endowment, given by George G. Allen, Greenville, SC, 1933
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Memorials: "In Memoriam, James B. Duke," Alumni Register of Duke University, 1925, November
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Memorials: Resolution: Death of Benjamin N. Duke: The Duke Endowment (presentation copy), 1929
Box 67
Memorials: Resolution: Death of Benjamin N. Duke: Duke Power Company (presentation copy), 1929
Box 67
Memorials: Resolution: Death of James B. Duke: The Duke Endowment (presentation copies), 1925
Box 67
Memorials: Resolution: Death of James B. Duke: Furman University (presentation copies), 1926
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Memorials: Resolution: Death of James B. Duke: Piedmont and Northern Railway Company (presentation copy), 1926
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Memorials: Program: Duke University: Memorial service for James B. Duke, 1925, October
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Memorials: Program: Duke University: Annual memorial services, 1939
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Memorials: Program: Johnson C. Smith University, 89th Anniversary ("Saluting James Buchanan Duke..."), 1956
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Duke family history (oversize), undated

Possibly publication proof for chapter on the Duke family in "Annals of American Families" (see Correspondence Series, 1917)

Box 73
Potvin, Damase and W. O'Farrell, The Saguenay River trip: historical, legendary, descriptive [travel literature], Quebec, 1923
Box 67
Free, E. E., "The New Empire of the Saguenay" (reprint), 1926
Box 67
Teague, Katherine, "A Twentieth Century King Midas?: James B. Duke," circa 1928-1929
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"In A Carolina Forest" [Duke University], in Time, 1931, April 27
Box 67
Cash, W.J., "Buck Duke's University," in The American Mercury, 1933, September
Box 67
Rickey, James W. [Aluminum Company of America], "Hydro Power for the Production of Aluminum," copied from Transactions of the Electrochemical Society, Vol. LXX, 1936
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Saguenay River Developments, undated (1948 or later)
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Watson, E.A. and L. McW., "Lynchburg Tobacco Imprints," in The Iron Worker, 1950-1951

Article describes the history of the Bonsack Machine Company and its manufacture by the Lynchburg Iron Foundry, as well as the use of the machines by W. Duke, Sons and Co. and the American Tobacco Company

Box 67
Hunt, Roy A [Aluminum Company of America], "The Aluminum Pioneers," Newcomen Society in North America, 1951
Box 67
Fox, John W., Outline of Development of Duke Power Company, 1952
Box 67
Towe, Kenneth C. [American Cyanamid Co.], "William Brown Bell," Newcomen Society in North America, 1953; "Remarks Before the NY Society of Security Analysts," 1955;, 1953, 1955
Box 67
The American Tobacco Story [American Tobacco Company], 1962
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Durden, Robert F., Troubled Legacy: James B. Duke's Bequest to His Cousins (reprint), 1973
Box 67

Pictures, 1870s-1960s and undated (bulk 1910s)

The Pictures Series contains photographs of James B. Duke, Washington Duke, Benjamin N. Duke, and their immediate and extended families; photographs and sketches of properties and houses including Duke Farms (James B. Duke’s Somerville, NJ estate), Duke’s mansion in Charlotte, NC, the Duke Homestead, and Fairview (Washington Duke's home in Durham, NC); pictures from the album of Mildred Karnes Baldwin, first cousin once removed of James B. Duke; and various photographs related to business interests of James B. Duke.

Dailey, Bettie Roney (Mrs. John C.), undated
Box 68
Duke, Angier B. (oversize), circa 1923
Box 73
Duke, Artelia Roney, portrait, undated
(1.0 item)

Image of Artelia Roney Duke portrait at Elon University, Elon, NC, reproduced as part of memorial article "Artelia Roney Duke: an Appreciation"

Box 68
Duke, Benjamin N.: The Misses Selby studio portrait, circa 1900s-1910s (oversize); Underwood and Underwood studio portrait, circa 1910s-1920s (oversize), circa 1900s-1920s
Box 73
Duke, Benjamin N.: Underwood and Underwood studio portrait, circa 1910s-1920s (oversize), circa 1900s-1920s
Box 74
Duke, Benjamin N. and Sarah P. with family, 1890s, circa 1916

Benjamin N. Duke, Sarah P. Duke, Angier B. Duke, Cordelia Duke Biddle and infant Angier Biddle Duke (circa 1916); Portrait of Sarah P. Duke with young Mary Lillian Duke [Mary Duke Biddle], Angier B. Duke, and unidentified woman (1890s); Benjamin N. Duke, possibly Ms. McCabe of Petersburg, Sarah P. Duke, James B. Duke, Angier B. Duke, and Mary Lillian Duke [Mary Duke Biddle] (1890s)

Box 68
Duke, Doris, christening the Liberty Ship SS James B. Duke, 1944
(1.0 photograph)
Box 68
Duke, James B.: Eastman Business College student, circa 1870s, 1934
(3.0 photographs)

Portrait of James B. Duke while he was a student at Eastman Business College, Poughskeepie, New York; includes copy of 1934 letter from R.L. Flowers to W.R. Perkins describing the photograph.

Box 68
Duke, James B., circa 1910s-1920s, undated

Various prints of Underwood and Underwood portrait

Box 68
Duke, James B.: Underwood and Underwood studio portraits (front and profile) (oversize), circa 1910s-1920s
Box 73
Duke, James B.: Painting by John DaCosta, circa 1910s-1920s

Black and white photographs of painting

Box 68
Duke, James B.: Engraving (with signature), circa 1905
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Duke, James B. and Benjamin N., 1924 and undated

Studio portrait of J.B. Duke and B.N. Duke (circa 1910s-1920s); Photographs of the brothers on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey (1924)

Box 68
Duke, James B., Benjamin N., Washington and others: Erwin, NC barbecue, circa 1902-1904

Various prints of two group photographs at an Erwin, NC gathering. Individuals pictured include: Benjamin N. Duke, Washington duke, James B. Duke, T.J. Walker, A.B. Carrington, J.S. Cobb, John C. Angier, A.G. Carr, W.A. Erwin, J. Edward Stagg, Frank Tate, E.S. Yarbrough, Captain Lemon, F.L. Fuller. Dates vary across copies of photograph.

Box 68
Duke, James B., Benjamin N. and others near Erwin, North Carolina, circa 1902-1903

Group crossing the bridge over the Cape Fear River near Duke [Erwin], NC in buggies. Pictured are James B. Duke, Benjamin N. Duke, F.L. Fuller, W.A. Erwin, and J.S. Cobb. Dates vary across copies of photograph.

Box 68
Duke, James B. and Doris, 1919
(1 photograph and 1 photographic postcard)

Includes one photographic postcard from Doris Duke to Benjamin N. Duke, postmarked 1919. Postcard reads "With my best love Doris."

Box 68
Duke, James Buchanan and Dula, Caleb C., undated
(2.0 photographs)

Two still images captured from motion picture reel filmed at Dula's Yonkers, New York home.

Box 68
Duke, James B. with family and friends, Myers Park, Charlotte, North Carolina, undated
(21.0 photographs)

Photographs of social gatherings at the Duke mansion in Myers Park, Charlotte, NC. See also Mildred Karnes Baldwin album.

Box 68
Duke, James B., fishing trip, Carteret Lodge near Newport, North Carolina, undated

Photographs feature James B. Duke, unidentified companions and lodge staff.

Box 68
Duke, James B., funeral, 1925
(2.0 folders)

Photographs of funeral procession and crowds along Main St. and other parts of Durham, NC; mourners and wreaths at Duke Mausoleum in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham (where J.B. Duke was originally interred); family, mourners and hearse outside Duke Memorial Methodist Church, Durham; students, faculty and memorial wreaths at Duke University (East Campus)

Box 68
Duke, Nanaline H., 1915
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Duke, Sarah P. and Jerry Markham (gate watchman, Southern R.R.), circa 1910s-1920s

Identification of Markham based on caption of identical image in the Mildred Karnes Baldwin album

Box 68
Duke, Washington: Underwood and Underwood studio portraits (armchair) (oversize), circa 1890s-1905
Box 73
Duke, Washington, circa 1890s-1905, undated
(5.0 photographs)

Includes prints of Underwood and Underwood armchair portrait (2 images), Washington Duke with bicycle (2 images), and the Washington Duke memorial statue on the Woman's College Campus [East Campus], Duke University

Box 68
Few, Benjamin F.; Few, Mary R.with Frank Rounds, 1960s
Box 68
Inman, Walker P., undated
(1 photograph and 1 negative)
Box 68
Perkins, William R., 1933
Box 68
Pickens, Marshall I., undated
Box 68
Roney, Amos Kendall, Artelia Roney Duke Memorial Science Building, Elon College, North Carolina, undated
Box 69
Sands, Alexander H., undated
Box 69
Spence, Hersey Everett and Bessie Whitted Spence (Duke University) with Frank Rounds, circa 1960s
Box 69
Staff and owners of British-American Tobacco Co. on the SS James B. Duke (oversize), undated
Oversize-Folder 5
Buildings and property: Duke Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South [Duke's Chapel United Methodist Church], Braggtown, Durham, NC (Horace Trumbauer drawings) (oversize), undated
Box 73
Buildings and property: Duke Homestead; "Duke's First Factory" [barn], "Duke's mixture factory" (oversize), undated
(2.0 folders)
Box 73
Buildings and property: Duke Homestead (Washington Duke) and buildings, undated
(5.0 photographs)

Prints of Washington Duke on the porch of the the Duke Homestead dwelling; images of tobacco barns, one with Washington Duke standing beside it.

Box 69
Buildings and property: Somerville, NJ, Estate: Postcards, circa 1907-1910, undated
(3 postcards, 2 photographs)

Includes black and white enlargements of two postcards

Box 69
Buildings and property: Somerville, NJ, Estate: Hand-colored photographs: identified areas, undated
(2 folders (20 photographs))
Box 69
Buildings and property: Somerville, NJ, Estate: Hand-colored photographs: unidentified areas, undated
Box 69
Buildings and property: Somerville, NJ, Estate: Photograph of Horace Trumbauer's sketch of proposed mansion [never completed], circa 1911, 1975

Includes 1975 letter describing the background of the planning of the building.

Box 69
Southern Power Co., Laying cornerstone of Great Falls Station on Catawba River, SC, 1905
(1.0 photograph)

Individuals pictured include W. S. Lee, Benjamin N. Duke, Dr. W. Gill Wylie, James B. Duke, and Mary Duke Biddle

Box 69
Quebec Development Company, Saguenay River, Quebec, Canada: Photographic postcards, 1924, undated
(5.0 photographs)

Scenes of La Grande Decharge (Alma, Quebec), Isle Maligne Station cofferdam, and mixer house fire

Box 69
Quebec Development Company, Saguenay River, Quebec, Canada: Photographic postcards of scenes from the construction of Isle Malign Station, undated
(23.0 photographs)
Box 69
Quebec Development Company, Saguenay River, Quebec, Canada: Photos of Isle Malign on Saguenay River, undated
(3.0 photographs)
Box 69
Quebec Development Company, Saguenay River, Quebec, Canada: Photos of staff of Quebec Development Company - identified individuals: D.F. Noyes, S.W. Myatt, Frank Harrison, undated
(2.0 photographs)
Box 69
Quebec Development Company, Saguenay River, Quebec, Canada: Souvenir photograph booklets, 1924
(2.0 booklets)

Photographs of construction of Isle Malign Station in Paper Manufacturers' Souvenir, 1924; Photographic map of Saguenay River in Programme of Summer Meeting for Saguenay Branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada, 1924, June 6.

Box 69
Mildred Karnes Baldwin Album: List of album photographs; "Fairview" (home of Washington Duke) and extended Duke family, 1910-1912, 1950, undated
(10.0 photographs)
Box 70
Mildred Karnes Baldwin Album: Benjamin N. Duke and Sarah P. Duke, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1914
(2.0 photographs)

Pictures of the exterior of "Fairview," Washington Duke's house in Durham, and various extended family members and friends. Individuals pictured include Lida Duke Angier [Mrs. John C. Angier] Lillie Duke, John C. Angier, Mildred Karnes [Baldwin], J.D. Karnes, J. W. Karnes, W. C. Bradsher, Mrs. Bradsher, Mr. Dibbrel, S.W. Sparger, Dr. Pierce, Frances Green, Nancy Green Jones, and Nancy Karnes Bryant.

Box 70
Mildred Karnes Baldwin Album: Duke Farms, Somerville, NJ and Myers Park, Charlotte, NC, 1925 and undated
(7.0 photographs)
Box 70
Mildred Karnes Baldwin Album: James B. Duke, Benjamin N. Duke and W. W. Flowers, Atlantic City, NJ; James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke, Charlotte, NC, 1920, 1924
(3.0 photographs)

Photographs of J.B. Duke's car; the fountain, greenhouse, and offices at Duke Farms; J.B. Duke and Lucille Shane in New Jersey, and a social gathering at J.B. Duke's mansion in Myers Park, Charlotte, NC.

Box 70
Mildred Karnes Baldwin Album: Benjamin N. Duke, circa 1910s-1920s; Sarah P. Duke and Jerry Markham (gate watchman, Southern R.R.), 1916 and undated
(2.0 photographs)
Box 70
Mildred Karnes Baldwin Album: James B. Duke, Lucille Shane, and Eustice Crocker (chauffeur), New Jersey, 1925
(1.0 photograph)
Box 70
Negatives: Mildred Karnes Baldwin Album, 1910-1925 and undated
(7.0 folders)
Box 71
Negatives: Duke, James B.: Painting by John DaCosta (color negatives)
Box 71
Negatives: Copy negative of portrait of J.B. and B.N. Duke
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Negatives: Duke, James B. and Benjamin N.
(2.0 negatives)
Box 71
Negatives: Duke, James Buchanan and Dula, Caleb C.
Box 71
Negatives: Duke, Benjamin N.
Box 71
Negatives: Duke, James B., Benjamin N., Washington and others, Erwin, NC; gathering at Myers Park, Charlotte, NC
Box 71
Negatives: Duke, Benjamin N. and Sarah P., Atlantic City, New Jersey
Box 71
Motion picture: James B. Duke and Caleb C. Dula at Dula's residence, Yonkers, New York (16mm copy print and negative), undated
(2.0 reels)

No audio

Box 72
Motion picture: James B. Duke and Caleb C. Dula at Dula's residence, Yonkers, New York (VHS use copy), undated

No audio

Box 72

Historical Note

Date Event(s)
1856, Dec. 23 Born, Orange County, N.C.
1870s Attended Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
1878 Full partner in newly incorporated W. Duke, Sons and Company
ca. 1883 President, W. Duke, Sons and Company
1884 Moved to New York, N.Y. Negotiated contract with Bonsack Machine Company for use of cigarette manufacturing machine
1890 Organized The American Tobacco Company
1902, Sept. 27 Signed agreement with British tobacco manufacturers to form British-American Tobacco Company
1904, Sept. Married Lillian McCreedy (divorced 1906)
1905 Established Southern Power Company with Benjamin N. Duke and George W. Watts
1907, July 23 Married Nanaline Holt Inman
1911, May Dissolution of the American Tobacco Company ordered by the United States Supreme Court
1912, Nov. 22 Daughter, Doris Duke, born
ca. 1915 Purchased hydroelectric power resources on Saguenay River, Quebec, Canada
1915-1919 Began plans for a philanthropic trust to serve educational and other institutions in North Carolina and South Carolina
1917 Duke Farms Company, Somerville, N.J., incorporated
ca. 1923 Duke-Price Power Company established
1924, Dec. 11 Signed indentures establishing The Duke Endowment and The Doris Duke Trust
1925, Oct. 10 Died, New York, N.Y.
1928, May 21 Final determination by State of New Jersey Court in the Matter of the Estate of James B. Duke, Deceased
1930 Remains removed to the Memorial Chapel of Duke University Chapel
1934, June 18 Estate of James B. Duke liquidated
1961 Widow, Nanaline H. Duke, died

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Buchanan Duke Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The James Buchanan Duke Papers were transferred to the Special Collections Department from various sources beginning in 1957 and continuing through 1990. Funds from The Duke Endowment supported the reprocessing of this collection from 1991 to 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by Donna Longo DiMichele

Completed April 2, 1992

To allow for improved housing and preservation, negatives in Pictures Series were separated and re-housed by Elizabeth Terry, and finding aid adjusted, June 2007.

Reprocessed by Mary Mellon, July 2014.