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Guide to the Seamen's Friend Society of Wilmington Records, 1810-1963

Collection Overview

Correspondence, legal and financial papers, ledger (1853-1923), and memoranda, of a society organized for the improvement of the social, moral, and religious condition of seamen who visited the port of Wilmington, N.C. The society also operated a hospital.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Seamen's Friend Society of Wilmington (Wilmington, N.C.)
Title
Seamen's Friend Society of Wilmington records 1810-1963
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 405 Items
Location
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Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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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

Legal Papers, 1810-1946
Box 1
Correspondence, 1854-1961
Box 1
Correspondence, 1962-1963
Box 1
Financial Papers, 1855-1941
Box 1
Financial Papers, 1950s
Box 1
Financial Papers, 1960s
Box 1
Legal Papers, 1960-1963
Box 1
Meeting Minutes, 1909-1963
Box 1
Clippings, 1883-1962
Box 1
Ledger, 1853-1923
Box 1

Historical Note

Society located in Wilmington, N.C., that raised money through rental of land and buildings to make anonymous donations to various charities. Dissolved in 1963.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Seamen's Friend Society of Wilmington Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Seamen's Friend Society of Wilmington Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1969 and 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.