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Guide to the Edwin Clarke Gregory Papers, 1877-1948 and undated

Abstract

Lawyer and North Carolina legislator, from Salisbury (Rowan Co.), North Carolina.

Papers, primarily legal, business, and political correspondence, of Gregory and of his father-in-law, Lee Slater Overman, lawyer and U.S. Senator from North Carolina. Gregory's papers give much information on his career in the North Carolina Senate and relate to such topics as agriculture, gold mining, public aid, and public libraries. A majority of the papers before 1930 pertain to Overman's service in the U.S. Senate (1903-1930) and refer to such events as the North Carolina senatorial contest of 1902, the Espionage Acts of 1914 and 1915, and Alfred E. Smith's 1928 presidential campaign in North Carolina. Includes letters of Margaret Overman Gregory relating to her activities in charitable foundations and the American Red Cross about the time of World War I. Correspondents include Josiah W. Bailey, Josephus Daniels, Frank P. Graham, and Sam Rayburn.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Gregory, Edwin Clarke, 1876-
Title
Edwin Clarke Gregory papers, 1877-1948 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.8 Linear Feet, 3,699 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Papers, primarily legal, business, and political correspondence, of Gregory and of his father-in-law, Lee Slater Overman, lawyer and U.S. Senator from North Carolina. Gregory's papers give much information on his career in the North Carolina Senate and relate to such topics as agriculture, gold mining, public aid, and public libraries. A majority of the papers before 1930 pertain to Overman's service in the U.S. Senate (1903-1930) and refer to such events as the North Carolina senatorial contest of 1902, the Espionage Acts of 1914 and 1915, and Alfred E. Smith's 1928 presidential campaign in North Carolina. Includes letters of Margaret Overman Gregory relating to her activities in charitable foundations and the American Red Cross about the time of World War I. Correspondents include Josiah W. Bailey, Josephus Daniels, Frank P. Graham, and Sam Rayburn.

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Contents of the Collection

Collection includes correspondence as well as legal and financial papers.

Correspondence, 1897-1903 Jan.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1903 Feb.-1928
Box 2
Correspondence, 1929-1939
Box 3
Correspondence, 1940-1948 and undated
Box 4
Legal Papers, 1890-1948 and undated
Box 5
Financial Papers, c. 1900-1920 and undated
Box 5
Financial Papers, c. 1930-1940
Box 6
Miscellaneous, 1877-1939
Box 6
Miscellaneous, 1940-1948 and undated
Box 7

Historical Note

Edwin Clarke Gregory was a lawyer and North Carolina legislator, from Salisbury (Rowan Co.), North Carolina.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edwin Clarke Gregory Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Edwin Clarke Gregory Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1956.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 56-84

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.