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Preliminary Guide to the James Southgate Papers, 1794-1944 and undated, bulk 1851-1935

Abstract

Educator, insurance agent, and civic leader, of Durham, N.C.

Family, business, and personal correspondence (chiefly after 1851) of Southgate and of his family. The material concerns Southgate’s insurance business, life in North Carolina, the establishment of Durham, N.C., and of Duke University; the Southgate family in the Civil War, Reconstruction in North Carolina, education and civil activities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and schools in Durham; and the activities and genealogy of the Southgate family. Correspondents and persons mentioned include Mattie Logan Southgate Jones, Delia Haywood Wynne Southgate, James Haywood Southgate, and Myra Ann Muse Southgate.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Southgate, James Haywood, 1859-1916.
Title
James Southgate papers 1794-1944 and undated, bulk 1851-1935
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.4 Linear Feet, 1926 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Family, business, and personal correspondence (chiefly after 1851) of Southgate and of his family. The material concerns Southgate’s insurance business, life in North Carolina, the establishment of Durham, N.C., and of Duke University; the Southgate family in the Civil War, Reconstruction in North Carolina, education and civil activities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and schools in Durham; and the activities and genealogy of the Southgate family. Correspondents and persons mentioned include Mattie Logan Southgate Jones, Delia Haywood Wynne Southgate, and Myra Ann Muse Southgate.

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Contents of the Collection

1794-1852
Box 1
1853-1860
Box 1
1861-1869
Box 1
1870-1881
Box 1
1882-1883
Box 1
1884-1889
(2 folders)
Box 1
1890-1895
Box 2
1896-1899
Box 2
1900-1904
Box 2
1905-1907
Box 2
1908-1909
Box 2
1910-1911
Box 2
1912-1913
Box 3
1914 Jan.-1914 Oct.
Box 3
1914 Nov.-1915
Box 3
1916
Box 3
1917-1919
Box 3
1920-1925
Box 3
1926-1927
Box 3
1928-1930
Box 3
1931-1934
Box 3
Undated and envelopes
(3 folders)
Box 4
Pleasant Trice letters, 1852-1860
Box 4
Harry S. Baker letters, 1863
Box 4
D.W. Jordan letters, 1854
Box 4
Sarah Tillinghass letters, 1849, 1853
Box 4
Miscellaneous letters, 1839-1860
Box 4
Envelopes
Box 4
About Duke University/Trinity College, undated
Box 4
On Women's Work, undated
Box 4
Writings, 1913-1932 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 4
Records of the Durham Athletics (M-2081), 1891
Box 5
Durham Civic Association Notebooks (M-2074), 1915-1918
(2 volumes)
Box 5
1918-1924 and undated
Box 5
1st National Bank account book, 1900
Box 6
Bills and receipts, 1920-1929
Box 6
1900-1944
(3 folders)
Box 6
1938 and undated
(1 folder)
Box 6
Recipes
Box 6
Order of parade
Box 6
Notebook of pressed flowers
Box 6
Curriculum vitae in the form of business cards of Geo. M. Moulton
Box 6

Historical Note

Educator, insurance agent, and civic leader, of Durham, N.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The James Southgate Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a transfer and gift in 1944-1959.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1953 and 1957

Encoded by Christian Ferney

Completed May 22, 2006

This collection is unprocessed: 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 our local Style Guide.