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Guide to the Southgate-Jones Family Papers, 1760-2008

Collection Overview

The Southgate-Jones family papers, 1794-1990s (bulk 1912-1933), are largely comprised of both business and personal correspondence, but also include printed material; photographs; genealogical information; business records in the form of volumes, reports, and minutes of meetings; clippings; and legal and financial papers. Several generations of Southgate and Jones family members are represented, including James Southgate, James H. Southgate, Mattie Logan Southgate Jones and James Southgate ("South") Jones. These individuals were involved in business, educational, political, civic, social and cultural activities in Durham and North Carolina during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Areas include insurance, real estate and tobacco businesses, banking, the administration of Trinity College, the women's suffrage movement, the Durham Civic Association, and Durham Masonic Lodge No. 352. The collection is useful for studying the history of Durham and North Carolina, the regional application of national policy toward farmers during the 1920s and 1930s, and the family history of prominent citizens.

A significant portion of the collection was generated by James Southgate Jones as President of the North Carolina Joint Stock Land Bank of Durham. This organization was one of twelve created by the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916, to encourage farmers to purchase land with low interest, long term loans financed by the sale of stocks and bonds to investors. The bank was liquidated in 1942. The majority of correspondence dating before 1930 in the North Carolina Joint Stock Land Bank of Durham Series contains documents relating to the sale of farm land in North Carolina and, to a much lesser extent, Virginia; the financing of loans; and, after 1930, the increasingly harsh economic situation farmers faced as banks foreclosed on their loans. There is also discussion of foreclosure policies, relief programs, and the Hull-Wolcott Bill of 1933 in later correspondence. Included are communications with investment brokers in New York and Boston, property owners, real estate agents in North Carolina and elsewhere, prospective clients, banks in North Carolina and other states, and to a lesser extent the United States Treasury Department. There is also correspondence between James Southgate Jones, other officers of the bank and members of its Board of Directors. The series contains some financial reports from other land banks in Nebraska, Chicago, California, and Washington, D.C. Also included in the financial papers subseries are: lists of property owned, money loaned, farms for sale, farms purchased, and foreclosures; receipts for the sale of land and stock; balance sheets; and bank expenditures.

Other family business endeavors are documented in the Correspondence and Business Records Series. Both series contain information about the business endeavors of tobacco merchant T.D. Jones, including letters and notes from tobacco merchants throughout the Southeast who sold his products. Volumes in the Business Records Series record the financial affairs of J. Southgate and Son, an insurance agency begun by James Southgate and later headed by James H. Southgate; agencies affiliated with J. Southgate and Son; and Southgate Jones and Company Real Estate, headed by James Southgate Jones. Scattered Correspondence, 1890s- early 1910s, and a letterbook of James H. Southgate (1901-1906), relating to J. Southgate and Son, concern these businesses. As President of Southgate Jones and Company Real Estate, James Southgate Jones handled property in North Carolina, such as farmland and Durham homes and businesses as well as property in Virginia and New York. The bulk of the Correspondence between 1912 and 1914 deals with the promotion of North Carolina land to prospective buyers, especially in the North and West; and efforts of businessmen to make deals with Jones. These letters may be useful for examining the development of Durham between 1910 and 1920. There is limited correspondence regarding early land stock business unaffiliated with the North Carolina Joint Stock Land Bank of Durham.

Information on the civic and political activities of family members is located in the Correspondence, Printed Material, Writings and Speeches and Miscellaneous Series. Correspondence, particularly after 1916, was generated almost exclusively by Mattie Southgate Jones's involvement in the Durham Civic Association and a variety of women's clubs. The Miscellaneous Series contains materials relating to her involvement with the North Carolina State Fair, suffrage, and a Durham campaign for a waste disposal program. Correspondence about the suffrage campaign, 1918-1922, discusses soliciting names for petition drives, lobbying state senators, and political strategy and organization. Mrs. Jones was responsible for petition drives on the Trinity College campus. Other suffragist leaders with whom she frequently corresponded include Gertrude Weil, who served as Vice President and President of the North Carolina Equal Suffrage Association. A letterbook (1897-1902) kept by James Southgate concerns his involvement with the Masons, Elks and Templars. In addition to a small number of letters pertaining to his insurance business, the bulk are to other Lodge members and pertain to the Grand Chapter, the national organization and other business of Durham Masonic Lodge No. 352, including the sponsorship of an Orphan Asylum in Oxford, North Carolina. James H. Southgate's letterbook (1901-1906) contains a small amount of correspondence, 1903-1904, concerning his position as a Trustee of Trinity College, and includes discussion of the Bassett affair and the formation of Greensboro Women's College.

The extensive genealogical research of Mattie Southgate Jones is located in the Correspondence, Genealogy, Pictures and Miscellaneous Series. Additional information on family members can be found in the Clippings, Legal Papers and Financial Papers Series. The majority of letters written in the Correspondence Series between 1922 and 1934 consist of contacts made by relatives in North Carolina and elsewhere, in response to Mrs. Jones's queries. The largest amount of material relates to the Jeffreys, Jones, Southgate, and Wynne families. Photographs in the Pictures Series correspond to written information, and often unidentified loose photographs can be matched to labeled ones in albums.

The Correspondence Series contains a small amount of commentary, 1861-1863, on the Civil War, including letters from family members serving with the 1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment. One letter includes an account by a civilian of the Union cavalry expedition from New Bern to Tarboro and Rocky Mount, North Carolina in July, 1863. The series also contains correspondence between family and friends. Included are a number of letters, 1906-1930, between James Southgate Jones ("South") and his uncle James H. Southgate, mother Mattie Southgate Jones, and brother Lyell Jones, written while he was away at school or traveling. Letters, 1909-1910, that South and Lyell wrote during a trip out West describe new surroundings, particularly New Mexico. There are also letters from South, Mattie, and other family members to Lyell from 1912-1913, during his extended illness and stay at the Winyah Sanatorium in Asheville, N.C. Other correspondents include James Southgate and Celestia Muse Southgate Simmons.

The collection also includes lantern slides, tintypes, daguerrotypes, and cartes-de-visites in the Picture Series. Subjects include family members and Durham businesses, streets and homes in the late nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

Additions to the collection have not been interfiled, and include business records, photographs, scrapbooks, a cookbook, and autobiographies of some family members. Please consult the detailed list below for more information.

The papers of James Southgate (1832-1914) form a separate collection in the Duke University Special Collections Department. Collections in the Duke University Archives related to the career of James Haywood Southgate include the William Preston Few Papers, the Trinity College Board of Trustee Papers, and the John Carlisle Kilgo Papers.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Southgate-Jones Family papers, 1760-2008
Creator
Southgate-Jones family
Extent
22.4 linear feet, circa 13,456
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Durham, North Carolina 27708-0185
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

Business and personal letters, spanning several generations of Southgate and Jones family members. Most correspondence after 1930 is personal. Arranged chronologically. Letterbooks are arranged at the end of the loose correspondence.

1794-1874(7 folders)
Box 1
1875-1895(7 folders)
Box 2
1896-1909, Nov.(8 folders)
Box 3
1909, Dec.-1912, Apr.(5 folders)
Box 4
1912, May-1912, Oct.(6 folders)
Box 5
1912, Nov.-1913, May(6 folders)
Box 6
1913, June-1914, Apr.(6 folders)
Box 7
1914, May-1922(5 folders)
Box 8
1923-1951(8 folders)
Box 9
undated
(5 folders)
Box 10
1897-1906(2 letterbooks)
Box 11

Four subseries: Correspondence, Financial Papers, Minutes of Board Meetings, and Reports. Chiefly typed business correspondence, mostly to and from James Southgate Jones. Arranged chronogically within each subseries.

1923-1928, Mar.(7 folders)
Box 12
1928, Apr.-Oct.(7 folders)
Box 13
1928, Nov.-1929, Apr.(6 folders)
Box 14
1929, May-Oct.(6 folders)
Box 15
1929, Nov.-1930, Aug.(6 folders)
Box 16
1930, Sept.-1931, July(6 folders)
Box 17
1931, Aug.-1932, Feb.(6 folders)
Box 18
1932, Mar.-Aug. 15(6 folders)
Box 19
1932, Aug. 16-Dec.(5 folders)
Box 20
1933-1943 and undated
(5 folders)
Box 21
1927-1942(2 folders)
Box 21
undated
Box 22
1926-1933
Box 22
1922-1941, undated
(2 folders)
Box 22

Chiefly volumes pertaining to family businesses, primarily J. Southgate and Son, and Southgate Jones and Company Real Estate. Volumes include policy registers, records of payments, ledgers, and letterbooks. Several pertain to the incorporation and transactions of the Standard Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc., of which James H. Southgate was a founding member. A number of others are unlabeled, but appear to be related to J. Southgate and Son. Also includes a small amount of loose papers, including copies of individual insurance policies, financial statements, programs, pamphlets and notes.

1858-1875, undated
Box 22

Wills, deeds, indentures, stock certificates, military releases and other legal agreements pertaining to members of the Jeffries, Wynne, Person, Jones, and Southgate families. Arranged chronologically.

1760-1942, undated
Box 22

Chiefly receipts, but also includes bills, lists of assets, a secretary's report filed by James Southgate for the Durham Lodge and records of fraternity dues, financial statements, a volume for household expenses and an inventory. Represents the personal business endeavors of members of Jeffreys, Jones, Person, and Southgate family members in Virginia and North Carolina. Arranged chronologically. One volume is located with the Oversize Materials.

1791-1943, undated
(2 folders)
Box 23
Household Account Book, 1891-1892
Box 23

Chiefly speeches given to local businesses and clubs, mostly by James Southgate and James Southgate Jones, and memorials; clippings about speeches; articles and drafts of articles about Durham, local families and prominent citizens, some of which were written by Southgate Jones and published as a series in the Durham Morning Herald in 1945; children's stories; poetry written by family members; and a draft of an autobiography written by James Southgate Jones. Contains fragments and some anonymous writings. Arranged chronologically.

1883-1947, undated
(3 folders)
Box 23

Extensive research notes; lists of descendants, genealogical charts, and time lines which include birth, death and marriage dates; narratives of portions of family history; and correspondence, mostly between Mattie Southgate Jones and other family members and researchers. Also includes original letters from individuals, typed transcripts of ancestral letters, and texts of letters and other archival materials copied into notebooks; copies of family seals; texts of family wills; lists of property owned; clippings; and printed material including published genealogies and booklets. One volume of genealogical charts. Arranged alphabetically by family name.

Bennett family, undated
Box 24
Hill family, undated
(2 folders)
Box 24
Hunt family, undated
Box 24
Jeffreys family, undated
(2 folders)
Box 24
Jeffreys family, undated
(2 folders)
Box 25
Jones family, undated
(5 folders)
Box 25
Muse family, undated
Box 25
Napier family, undated
Box 25
Norfleet family, undated
Box 26
Southgate family, n.d
(3 folders)
Box 26
Stokes family, undated
Box 26
Swann family, undated
Box 26
Thomas family, undated
Box 26
Wynne family, undated
(2 folders)
Box 26
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 26
Miscellaneous volume, 1926
Box 27

Chiefly volumes kept by family members for personal and organizational records. Included are autograph books, address books, journals, a scrapbook, keepsake albums and fraternity rosters. Also included are clippings, printed material, correspondence, notes and loose organizational records. Divided into subject files and volumes. Volumes are arranged alphabetically by author if one is identified, and chronologically otherwise.

Dedication of Bennett Place Memorial, 1921-1923, undated
Box 27
Durham Civic Association, 1911-1920, undated
Box 27
Suffrage, 1917, undated
Box 27
1893-1953, undated
Box 27
Jones, James Southgate, 1907
Box 27
Jones, Mattie Southgate, 1882-1924
Box 27
Jones, T.D., 1877-1878
Box 27
Montgomery, Mary E., 1861-1869 and 1800s
Box 27
Simmons, Celestia Muse Southgate, 1886
Box 27
Simmons, Celestia Muse Southgate, 1887-1895, undated
Box 28
Southgate, James, 1852
Box 28
Southgate, Poly, 1818
Box 28
1899-1922, undated
(3 folders)
Box 28
undated
(2 folders)
Box 29

Chiefly photocopies of articles, primarily from Durham newspapers, and a number of scrapbooks. Articles relate to Durham history, family members or other prominent citizens. Some scrapbooks contain poems, essays, stories and illustrations from contemporary newspapers. Arranged chronologically.

1888-1982, undated
Box 29
Scrapbooks, 1923-1927, undated
Box 29

Chiefly booklets, including catalogues and other publications relating to schools family members attended; and those produced for Mason,Templar and Elk conventions and special events. Also included are publications about businesses and Durham city government, programs for commencements, recitals, memorial services, banquets, church services, meetings of the Up-to-Date Club and other special events; and reprints of articles and speeches given at a variety of locations in North Carolina and elsewhere. Also includes periodicals, flyers, invitations and calling cards, most of which were generated from the religious, fraternal, civic, social, political and intellectual organizations with which family members were associated. Arranged alphabetically by organization, type of material, and subject, and then chronologically.

Durham, N.C., 1906-1954, undated
Box 30
Durham Churches, 1908-1926, undated
Box 30
Equal Suffrage, 1910-1920, undated
(2 folders)
Box 30
Invitations, calling cards, etc., 1853-1921, undated
(2 folders)
Box 30
Masons, Templars, Elks, 1860-1930, undated
(4 folders)
Box 31
Memorials, 1822-1924, undated
Box 31
North Carolina League of Women Voters Newsletter, 1924-1929
Box 32
Organizations, 1895-1929, undated
(2 folders)
Box 32
Programs, 1870s-1953, undated
(3 folders)
Box 32
Up-to-Date Club programs, 1896-1945
Box 33
Washington and Lee University, 1905-19152 folders)
Box 33
Women's Clubs, 1916-1927,undated
(2 folders)
Box 33
Miscellaneous, 1823-1899
Box 33
Miscellaneous, 1900-19615 folders)
Box 34
Miscellaneous, undated
(2 folders)
Box 35

Chiefly photograph albums and loose photographs. Loose pictures are arranged alphabetically by last name of person when known and by subject. Albums are arranged chronologically if dated. Lantern slides are housed in a separate box following the loose pictures.

Photograph albums, 1936, undated (2 vols.)
Box 35
Photograph albums, undated (2 vols.)
Box 36
undated (2 vols.)
Box 37
fragments, undated (see oversize folder)
Box 37
1883-1911, undated
Box 38
T.D. Jones residence on Chapel Hill St., undated
Box 38
Underpass construction on Chapel Hill St., undated
Box 38
Albert Lyell, undated
Box 38
James Southgate [b. 1888], undated
Box 38
Mattie Southgate [1864-1936]
Box 38
Thomas Decatur [1852-1889], undated
Box 38
Simmons, Celestia Muse Southgate, undated
Box 38
Delia Haywood Wynne [1826-1888], undated
Box 38
James [1832-1914], undated
Box 38
James Haywood [1859-1916], undated
Box 38
People, Identified, A-R, 1805-1900, undated
Box 38
People, Identified, S-Z, 1885-1954, undated
Box 39
People, Unidentified, 1890, undated
Box 39
Places, Miscellaneous, 1915-1940, undated
Box 39
Watercolors and sketches, Mattie Southgate Jones and Anonymous, undated
Box 39
Lantern slides, Durham, 191120 envelopes)
Box 40
Correspondence, 1794
Box 50
Financial Papers, 1929-1933 and undated
Box 50
Reports, 1929-1933 and undated
Box 50
1873-1909 and undated
Box 50
Columbus Insurance and Banking Co., Abstract of policies, 1879-1889.
Volume 1
J. Southgate and Son, Letterbook, 1882-1883.
Volume 2
J. Southgate and Son, Record of payments, 1887-1906.
Volume 3
J. Southgate and Son, Policy Register, 1909-1914.
Volume 4
J. Southgate and Son, Record of payments, 1910-1913.
Volume 5
J. Southgate and Son, Abstract of policies, 1911-1914.
Volume 6
J. Southgate and Son, Account book, 1911-1916.
Volume 7
J. Southgate and Son, Account book, 1911-1917.
Volume 8
New England Fire Insurance Co. of Providence, R.I., Policy Register, 1911-1912.
Volume 9
Southgate Jones and Co. Real Estate, Account book, 1912-1914.
Volume 10
Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc., Scrapbook, 1908.
Volume 11
Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc., Record of payments, 1908-1911.
Volume 12
Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc., Record of payments, 1908-1912.
Volume 13
Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc., Record of disbursements, 1908-1912.
Volume 14
Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc., Application register, 1909-1913.
Volume 15
Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc., Policy Register #1, 1909-1911.
Volume 16
Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc., Policy Register #2, 1910-1911.
Volume 17
Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc., Account book, 1911.
Volume 18
Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc., Policy Register, undated
Volume 19
Star Fire Insurance Co. of New York, Record of accounts and payments, 1882-1883.
Volume 20
1887-1897, (Record of accounts and payments)
Volume 21
1908-1910, (Policy Register)
Volume 22
1908-1912, (Account books)
Volumes 23-24
1910-1911, (Promotion lists)
Volume 25
1910-1912, (Orders for Byrd Knotters)
Volume 26
1912-1915, (Account book)
Volume 27
1912-1915, (Account book)
Volume 28
1914-1916, (Account book)
Volume 29
1914-1917, (Account book)
Volume 30
undated, (Index of names)
Volume 31
undated, (Policy expirations)
Volume 32
1783-1951
Box 50
1863
Box 50
Volume, personal finances, unidentified, 1901-1902
Box 50
undated
Oversize Folder 1
1909-1927 and undated
Oversize Folder 2
undated
Box 50
1921-1939 and undated
Oversize Folder 2
1906-1918 and undated
Box 50
Scrapbook, undated
Box 49
Scrapbook, 1922-1935 and undated
Box 50
1885-1940 and undated
Box 50
Photograph album fragments, 1908 and undated
Box 49
Loose pictures, undated
Box 49

Addition (2009-0020) (1800 items; 4 lin. ft.; dated 1910s-1990s and no date) contains materials from the Southgate Jones Jr.'s involvement in the Durham revitalization project (1950s), the United Fund of Durham (1960s-1990s), and the family's ownership of a molybdenum mine in North Carolina (1950s-1970s). Also included are fire insurance records (organized by Durham street, 1960s-1970s), three large maps of the molybdenum mine area, and a scrapbook celebrating J. Southgate and Son Inc.'s 75th anniversary of business in 1947.

Oversized panoramic photographs have been sent to the Preservation Department.

United Fund of Durham materials
Box 41
Miscellaneous materials
Box 41
Molybdenum mine materials
Box 42
J. Southgate and Son Inc. 75th Anniversary scrapbook, 1947
Box 43
North Carolina Molybdenum Corporation Inc. 1943 metal seal
Box 43
Fire insurance catalog cards, A-E
Box 44
Fire insurance catalog cards, W. Main St.-Swift Ave.
Box 45
Molybdenum mine area maps (3)
Box 46
NAIA, Signal Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee, March 14-16, 1922. Photographer: McMayberry
Box 46
NAIA, Boston, September 12, 1916
Box 46
NAIA, Mid-year conference, Mt. Vernon, Virginia, February 16, 1917. Photographer: Schultz
Box 46
NAIA, 20th Annual convention, Asheville, North Carolina, July 12, 1917. Photographer: McCanless
Box 46
Unlabeled group photograph at a beach
Box 46

Accession (2010-0086) (5 items; 2.0 lin. ft.; dated 1896-2008) includes scrapbooks from the political and insurance career of James H. Southgate, dated 1896-1916; typed and handwritten versions of Southgate Jones' autobiography; and a spiral bound volume containing the autobiography of Southgate Jones Jr., dated 2008.

Bound copy of Southgate Jones Jr.'s autobiography, In the Presence of the Past, 2008
Box 47
Typed and holograph copies of Southgate Jones' autobiography, date unknown
Box 47
2 scrapbooks from the career of James H. Southgate, 1896-1916
Box 47

Accession (2011-0091) (1 item, 0.2 lin. ft.; between 1920-1950) is a early- to mid-twentieth century cookbook owned by Mrs. Mattie Logan Southgate Jones, comprising handwritten recipes, many obtained from family members and friends.

Cookbook pages
Box 48
Cookbook binder
Box 48

Historical Note

James Southgate

DateEvent(s)
1832, July 26Born, Edgefield, Va.
1849-1852Attended the University of Virginia
1853Became member of the Masonic Lodge in Norfolk, Va.
Opened Norfolk Military Institute with brother
1857, Aug. 4Married Delia Haywood Wynne
1861-1863Served in the Confederate Army
1862-1867President of Louisburg Female College in Louisburg, N.C.
1872Moved to Hillsborough, N.C., and began Southgate Insurance Agency, later called J. Southgate and Son
1876Moved to Durham, N.C. to expand insurance business
1876-1878 and 1886-1887Appointed Worshipful Master for Durham Masonic Lodge No. 352
1914, Oct. 28Died, Durham, N.C.

Mr. Southgate was a teacher and educational administrator who later opened the first insurance business in Durham. He was a member of the Royal Arch Masons and the Knights Templar. After his career at Louisburg Female College, he served as president of Olin College in Iredell County, N.C. Among his children were James Haywood Southgate (1859-1916) and Mattie Logan Southgate Jones (1864-1936).

James Heywood Southgate

DateEvent(s)
1859, July 12Born, Norfolk, Va.
1878Became partner in J. Southgate and Son Insurance Company
1882, Dec.Married Kate Shephard Fuller (d. 1892)
1896Elected presidential candidate on Prohibition ticket
1896-1916Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Trinity College
1913-1914President of National Association of Insurance Writers
1916, Feb. 22Died, Durham, N.C.

Mr. Southgate attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill briefly before entering the insurance business. He played a principal role in J. Southgate and Son from the 1880s onward, serving as President until his death. He was the first in Durham to enter the banking business. Southgate was active in Democratic and Prohibition politics, and served as President, Director, or Trustee of a number of civic and professional groups including the Durham Chamber of Commerce, the Durham Land and Security Company, the North Carolina Peace Society, the Durham County Fair, the Citizens' National Bank, the YMCA, the Durham Public Library, and the Southern Conservatory of Music. He was Secretary of Durham Masonic Lodge No. 352 and a member of the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church.

Thomas Decatur Jones

DateEvent(s)
1852, Oct. 18Born in Danville, Va.
1881Moved to Durham, N.C.
1884, Oct. 21Married Mattie Logan Southgate
1889, Oct. 30Died

Mr. Jones was a dealer in fancy leaf tobacco, a business which he expanded profitably in Durham, N.C. He had two children, including a son, James Southgate Jones. He was a member of the Durham Tobacco Association and the Durham Chamber of Commerce.

Mattie Logan Southgate Jones

DateEvent(s)
1864, Oct. 14Born
1917Helped plan women's parade for the North Carolina State Fair
1918 and 1920Campaigned for the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution
1936Died

Mrs. Jones attended Reverend Harris's College in Staunton, Va. Among the positions she held were President of the Durham Equal Suffrage League, President of the Durham Civic Association, and Chairman of the Fifth District of the Equal Suffrage Association of North Carolina. She was a member of the North Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs.

James Southgate ("South") Jones

DateEvent(s)
1888, July 23Born
1905-1907Attended Bingham School in Asheville, N.C.
1909Opened the People's Bank in Chapel Hill, N.C.
1910Became President of Southgate Jones and Company Real Estate
1917Became manager of the Durham Morris Plan Company
1920, Feb. 7Married Nancy Amorette Green
1920s-1930sPresident of the North Carolina Joint Stock Land Bank of Durham

Mr. Jones also attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. Before opening the People's Bank, he was employed at the First National Bank of Durham. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Masonic and Pythian Lodges, and the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a charter member and treasurer of the Durham Chamber of Commerce and President of the Durham YMCA.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Southgate-Jones Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Southgate-Jones Family Papers (1760-2008) were donated to the Special Collections Department in 1970 by members of the Jones family. Some papers were transferred to the collection from the former Trinity College Papers in 1971.

Additions to this collection include: 2009-0020, 2010-0086 and 2011-0091.

Processing Information

Processed by Janie Morris and Denise Dolan

Date Completed: November 6, 1991

Encoded by: Alvin Pollock, Stephen Miller

Updated by: Meghan Lyon, February, 2009 and May, 2010

Updated by: Alice Poffinberger, June 2011

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.