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Guide to the Richard Henry Gregory papers, 1905-1910

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Abstract

Tobacconist, of Tarboro, N.C., and employee of the British-American Tobacco Company in China, 1905-1935.

Diaries and photographs from Gregory's travels in China, 1905-1906, as an employee of the British-American Tobacco Company. Includes material on travels to Shanghai, Hankow, and the provinces of Honan, Hunan, Hupeh, and Kiangsi, including descriptions of the countryside and customs, and of tobacco culture in the region.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Gregory, Richard Henry.
Title
Richard Henry Gregory papers 1905-1910
Language of Materials
English
Extent
27 items.
Location
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Collection Overview

Diaries and photographs from Gregory's travels in China, 1905-1906, as an employee of the British-American Tobacco Company. Includes material on travels to Shanghai, Hankow, and the provinces of Honan, Hunan, Hupeh, and Kiangsi, including descriptions of the countryside and customs, and of tobacco culture in the region.

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Contents of the Collection

Two diaries kept by Richard Henry Gregory during his travels in China, 1905-1906. Also included is a two-part typed copy of the June-August, 1906 diary that includes photographs with typed captions, and a letter from Gregory to "My Dear Katie," dated January 12, 1906.

Travel diary of Richard Henry Gregory on his first trip to China, April 23, 1905 - June 2, 1905
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Diary of Richard Henry Gregory of British American Tobacco Co., June-August, 1906
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Part I: Typed copy of diary of Richard Henry Gregory of British American Tobacco Co., June-August, 1906 (with photographs and captions)

Diary includes photographs (with typed captions) of Gregory's travels in China.

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Part II: Typed copy of diary of Richard Henry Gregory of British American Tobacco Co., June-August, 1906 (with photographs and captions)

Diary includes photographs (with typed captions) of Gregory's travels in China.

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Letter from R. H. Gregory in Shanghai to "My dear Katie," January 12, 1906
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Series includes photographs of British American Tobacco Company cigarette factories, operations, employees, and executives probably in Hankow, China.

British-American Tobacco Company leaf department, Hankow, China, 1910

Back Row (left to right): E. B. Gregory, H. E. Morton, W. O. Moore; Front Row (left to right): S. P. Clement, R. H. Gregory, John Covington, Wright

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Jane on tennis court
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R. H. Gregory and William Morris, circa 1940

Taken in Rocky Mount, N.C., probably by EC Stocker.

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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
Box 1
British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
Box 1
British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
Box 1
British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
Box 1
British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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British-American Tobacco Company cigarette factory, probably in Hankow, China.
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Historical Note

Richard Henry Gregory, tobacconist of Tarboro, N.C., traveled to China from 1905 to 1906 on behalf of the British-American Tobacco Company. Gregory served as head of the company's Leaf Department in China. In 1912, Gregory married Hattie B. Arrington and together the couple raised two children while living in Shanghai--John, who died during childhood diptheria, and Jane. Gregory made his home in China until his retirement in 1935.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Hattie A. Gregory Papers, 1904-1934 (J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University)
  • Jane Gregory Marrow Oral History Interview, January 26, 1976 (J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University)
  • British-American Tobacco Company Records, 1842-1929 (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Richard Henry Gregory Papers, 1905-1910, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Gift, 1974

Processing Information

Processed by: Rubenstein Library Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, July 2012

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS and local Style Guide.