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Guide to the Alfred E. Edgcomb Papers, 1906-1983 and undated

Abstract

Businessman active in the lumber industry.

Collection contains correspondence, legal and financial papers, printed materials, photographs, and other materials from lumber businesses beginning before 1910, especially in East Tennessee and in the Philippine Islands with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa. The Insular Lumber Co., Negros Island, P.I., produced mahogany. Also present in the collection are personal and family papers, including numerous photographs.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Edgcomb, Alfred E., 1867-1933.
Title
Alfred E. Edgcomb papers 1906-1983 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
19.2 Linear Feet, Approximately 14,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains personal and business correspondence, legal and financial papers, printed materials, photographs, and other materials from lumber businesses beginning before 1910, especially in East Tennessee and in the Philippine Islands with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa. The Insular Lumber Co., Negros Island, P.I., produced mahogany. Also present in the collection are personal and family papers, including numerous photographs and letters to the Edgcombs from friends.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research but portions of it are unprocessed and unarranged.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

1922-1923
Box 1
Correspondence with Yokohama, Japan
Box 1
Government of the Philippines, Department of Agriculture and National Resources correspondence
Box 1
1914-1919
Box 2
Bank information
Box 2
1914-1917
Box 3
1908-1923
Box 4
Insular Lumber Co.: monthly financial statements, 1908-1915
Box 5
Financial correspondence and stockholders, 1906-1913
Box 5
Fassett Lumber Co.: monthly statements, shipments, earnings, and correspondence, 1916-1923
Box 5
1906-1941
Box 6
Emberville Timber Co., S.S. Boveric Co., and Yadkin Lumber Co.
Box 6
1936-1938
Box 7
Emberville Timber Co., stockholders
Box 7
John A. Hunter Hardwood Corporation
Box 7
1907-1915
Box 8
1909-1937
Box 9
1907-1923
Box 10
1938
Box 11
1908-1915
Box 12
1911-1922
Box 13
1939-1961
Box 14
1914-1923
Box 15
Financial statements, 1907-1922
Box 16
1912-1914
Box 17
Business correspondence
Box 18
1929-1940
Box 19
1939-1961
Box 20
1938-1968
Box 21
1908-1922
Box 22
Stocks and market evaluations, 1937-1958
Box 25
Business materials
Box 26
Property blueprints
Box 26
Maps
Box 26
Business correspondence copies
Box 31-32

Correspondence to Ruth and Alfred Edgcomb, photographs, clippings, and other materials. Most of the correpondence is still in envelopes. All materials in this addition are unprocessed and may need further processing. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.

Clippings
Box 23
Photographs
Box 23
Photographs
Box 24
Personal correspondence
Box 24
Photographs
Box 27-29
Photographs
Box 30
Miscellaneous
Box 30
Correspondence and other materials, 1938-1959, 1983

Many Christmas cards from the 1930s-1950s are present, along with many personal letters to Ruth and Alfred Edgcomb. Also includes a deed, some photographs, and several issues of the Philadelphia weekly entertainment newspaper, 1980s.

(1.5 linear feet)
Box 33
Correspondence and cards, 1930s and 1940s

Includes hundreds of pieces of correspondence, including a small portion housed in small box, sent to Ruth Evelyn Blackwell before she married Alfred Edgcomb.

(1.5 linear feet)
Box 34

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alfred E. Edgcomb Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Alfred E. Edgcomb Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in December 1980 and 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, March 1987

Encoded by Robert Carlson and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, August 2009

Accessions from 1980 and 1986 are described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.