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Guide to the Duke Family Papers, 1885-1992 (bulk 1892-1927)

Abstract

James Buchanan (J.B.) Duke (1856-1925) was known for his business acumen, especially in national and international tobacco industries and hydroelectric power. He was married twice, first to Lillian McCredy, who he divorced in 1906 and then Nanaline Holt Inman, who was his spouse from 1907 until his death in 1925.

This collection primarily documents James B. Duke's business and personal activities. Materials include business and personal correspondence, invoices and receipts for both business and personal purchases, financial and legal reports, the last will and testaments of both James B. and Nanaline Duke, and materials documenting the divorce proceedings of J.B. and Lillian McCredy Duke. Miscellaneous records include a booklet tracing the Duke family geneaology.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Duke family
Title
Duke Family papers 1885-1992 (bulk 1892-1927)
Language of Material
English
Extent
9.0 Linear Feet, approx. 3,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Duke Family Papers (formerly DKFM) are part of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives which were donated to the Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The collection spans the years 1885 to 1992, although the bulk of the material dates from the 1890s to the mid-1920s. The collection is arranged into six series: Correspondence, Financial Records, Legal Records, Miscellaneous Records, the Divorce Proceedings of James B. Duke and Lillian McCredy Duke, and Architectural Records. The collection primarily documents James B. Duke's business and personal activities. The correspondence is a combination of business and personal letters, with many of the personal letters related to his philanthropy, such as requests from individuals for financial aid and other forms of assistance or favors, such as making investments and employment. Financial records include invoices and receipts for his businesses such as the British American Tobacco Company and the Raritan Power Co., and purchases for his Fifth Avenue mansion in New York City, Duke Farms in New Jersey, and other personal belongings such as furniture, clothing, and jewelry. The collection also documents the administration of the Estate of James B. Duke, including legal proceedings stemming from claims made against the estate after the will of James B. Duke had been executed. A quarter of the collection focuses on the divorce of J.B. Duke and his first wife Lillian, including statements and affidavits of witnesses involved in the divorce proceedings.Miscellaneous records include a booklet tracing the Duke family geneaology and the Duke Name Project including incomplete names of Duke family members. The architectural records include one drawing for J.B. Duke's home in Charlotte, North Carolina. The remaining architectural records document the residence of Walker P. Inman. The materials in this collection are arranged loosely in chronological order.

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Contents of the Collection

This series contains a mixture of business and personal correspondence. Business correspondence topics include American Tobacco Co., daily transactions, solicitations for donations, and other business ventures. Personal correspondence includes matters related to Duke Farms and personal letters from immediate and distant family members. Correspondence is generally to/from J.B. Duke, but includes correspondence to and from immediate family members such as Nanaline Duke (Mrs. J.B.), Benjamin Duke, Angier Biddle Duke, and Mary Duke.

Correspondence relating to J.B. Duke’s purchases of automobiles. 1906, 1913
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence sent to J.B. Duke from Cary H. Whitaker, Pastor, The Methodist Protestant Church, Graham, N.C. In this letter, Pastor Whitaker requests financial aid from Mr. Duke for the repair of the Church building. He also informs him that one of Washington Duke’s wives is buried in the Church cemetery. J.B.Duke responds by sending a $25 donation. November 2–6, 1908
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence relating to various topics including J.B. Duke’s projects. Includes work by Trumbauer at 1 E. 78th St. 1912–1914
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence sent to J.B. Duke from Ethel Arrington requesting financial aid from Mr. Duke. Duke responds by sending a $20 donation. November 9–11, 1913
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence to Benjamin Duke regarding a variety of matters including donation requests and thank yous for donations. 1914–1915
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence sent to J.B. Duke from nephew Buchanan Duke. January 15, 1915
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence between Benjamin Duke and J.B. Duke. 1892–1899
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence relating to a variety of matters concerning J.B. Duke, solicitations of companies, speeding warnings from N.J. to J.B. Duke, and invitations to social events. 1894, 1905–1908, 1914–1915
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence and other materials relating to operations and business matters of the American Tobacco Co. 1896–1904
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence and other materials relating to operations and business matters of the American Tobacco Co. 1897–1910
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence relating to J.B. Duke’s stock subscriptions to Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company, Richmond, VA. File includes materials relating to lawsuit against company. Includes balance sheets. 1897–1912
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence and other materials relating to operations and business matters of the American Tobacco Co. and British American Tobacco Co. 1900–1904
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business matters. Includes purchase of statues for Duke Farms and greenhouses. 1901–1913
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence, business, relating to J.B. Duke’s daily activities, transactions, and relationships. 1903–1911
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence and related materials concerning a variety of business and personal matters. Includes telegram to Miss Duke from “Daddy,” investments, and insurance. Includes letters to/from N. Duke and letters from Famous Players Film Co. 1905–1952
Box 2 Folder 1
Correspondence relating to J.B. Duke covering a variety of topics including donation requests, securities, sale of house at 1009 5th Ave., Raritan Water Co., etc. 1907–1916
Box 2 Folder 2
Correspondence relating to Mary Duke’s wedding at Duke Farms on June 16, 1915, legal suit, May Inman Gray v. Harriett F. Brandon et al., and other matters. 1908–1915
Box 2 Folder 3
Correspondence, business, relating to J.B. Duke’s daily activities, transactions, and relationships. 1912
Box 2 Folder 4
Correspondence, business, relating to J.B. Duke’s daily activities, transactions, and relationships. 1913
Box 2 Folder 5
Personal correspondence from various Duke family members, 1912-1915
Box 3 Folder 1
Correspondence, business, relating to J.B. Duke’s daily activities, transactions, and relationships. 1914
Box 3 Folder 2
Correspondence relating to a variety of matters including quarterly dividends, notices from the Catawba Power Company, curtains in the NY house, notice to stockholders of the Chester Power Company, and other business matters. 1914
Box 3 Folder 3
Correspondence, business, relating to J.B. Duke’s daily activities, transactions, and relationships. 1915
Box 3 Folder 4
Correspondence, business, relating to J.B. Duke’s daily activities, transactions, and relationships. 1915–1916
Box 3 Folder 5
Letter inviting Nanaline Duke to serve on the Board of Trustees of The Society of the New York Hospital. December 22, 1920
Box 3 Folder 6

This series contains both personal and business financial records. Personal financial records include invoices and receipts for jewelry purchased by Nanaline Duke, home furnishings, art, and interior design records for the Duke's Fifth Avenue mansion,and clothes and toys for daughter Doris. Business financial records consist of invoices, receipts, and related materials from J.B. Duke's business affairs, including receipts for purchases made by the British American Tobacco Co., Ltd. Also in the series are journals and ledgers for the Southern Investment Co. of Canada Limited and the wages of employees, office and miscellaneous salaries from 1919–1950.

Receipts relating to a variety of purchases including some personal expenses (jewelry repairs, doctors), Raritan Water Power Co. 1892, 1903–1915
Box 3 Folder 1
Invoices from Fifth Avenue Auction Room. 1901
Box 3 Folder 2
Invoices and receipts for purchases from various dealers. 1901–1914
Box 3 Folder 3
Invoices of jewelry purchases made by Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Duke from Tiffany & Co. 1902-1911
Box 3 Folder 4
Invoices for purchases made by J.B. Duke. 1902–1912
Box 3 Folder 5
Invoices and receipts for purchases from R.J. Horner & Co. 1905–1907
Box 3 Folder 6
Invoices and receipts for purchases from Gilman Collamore & Co. 1906–1911
Box 3 Folder 7
Invoice for a Louis XVI panel from E. Spencer Hall & Co. 1908
Box 3 Folder 8
Invoices and receipts for purchases made from Elsie de Wolfe. 1908–1909
Box 3 Folder 9
Invoices and receipts for purchases made from A. Miller. 1908–1911
Box 3 Folder 10
Invoices for furniture purchased by Mrs. J.B. Duke at E. Dreyfus in N.Y.C. File includes other invoices for furniture & furnishing purchases made by Nanaline Duke. 1908–1913
Box 3 Folder 11
Estimate for interior design services for Mrs. J.B. Duke at 1009 Fifth Avenue. 1909
Box 3 Folder 12
Invoices and receipts for purchases made from Rowatt & Lyon, Ltd. 1910
Box 3 Folder 13
Receipt for shipping of grandfather clock from England to U.S.A. for J.B. Duke. 1910
Box 3 Folder 14
Receipts - lunch orders for J.B. Duke, 1910-1911
Box 3 Folder 15
Invoices and receipts for purchases made from M. Knoedler & Co. 1910–1912
Box 3 Folder 16
Invoices and receipts for a variety of services including baby clothes and doctor’s bills for Doris Duke, car repairs, golf course, and other business transactions. 1911–1914
Box 3 Folder 17
Invoice for voyage aboard the Lusitania to London from New York for Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Duke, Infant, Maid, Nurse, Mrs. Florine Holt, and Miss Gertrude Nevins for October 4, 1913. Includes invoice for voyage aboard S.S. Olympic for Charles F. Meier on May 3, 1913. April 21–22, 1913
Box 4 Folder 1
Account receipts for transactions from accounts held by Florine Holt and Nanaline Duke with the Farmers’ Loan and Trust Co. 1913
Box 4 Folder 2
Invoices for clothing items for J.B. Duke and Doris Duke. Includes invoices for toys purchased for Doris Duke. Also includes an invoice for services rendered by a wet nurse from Schott’s Wet Nurse Agency. 1913–1915
Box 4 Folder 3
Estimate of George Weston, deceased, worth and related materials. George Weston worked at 1 E. 78th St. for Nanaline Duke. 1932
Box 4 Folder 4
Nanaline Duke and Doris Duke’s N.Y. State Unemployment Insurance Fund Returns. 1951–1962
Box 4 Folder 5
Income tax returns for J.B. Duke. April 10, 1895
Box 4 Folder 6
Invoices, receipts, and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business affairs. 1903–1904
Box 4 Folder 7
Invoices and statements for purchases made by J.B. Duke and the Raritan Power Co. Includes insurance policies for RWPC. 1904–1913 (1 of 2)
Box 4 Folder 8
Invoices and statements for purchases made by J.B. Duke and the Raritan Power Co. Includes insurance policies for RWPC. 1904–1913 (2 of 2)
Box 4 Folder 9
Invoices, receipts, and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business affairs. 1905
Box 4 Folder 10
Invoices, receipts, and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business affairs. 1906
Box 4 Folder 11
Business related records including shares of stock and meeting notices, 1906-1916
Box 4 Folder 12
Invoices, receipts, and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business affairs. 1907
Box 4 Folder 13
Invoices, receipts, and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business affairs. 1908
Box 4 Folder 14
Invoices, receipts, and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business affairs. 1909
Box 4 Folder 15
Invoices, receipts, and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business affairs. 1910
Box 4 Folder 16
Receipts for purchases made by the British American Tobacco Co., Ltd. 1910
Box 4 Folder 17
Invoices, receipts, and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business affairs. 1911
Box 4 Folder 18
Invoices, receipts, and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business affairs. 1912
Box 4 Folder 19
Invoices, receipts, and related materials concerning J.B. Duke’s business affairs. 1913–1917
Box 4 Folder 20
Southern Investment Co. of Canada Limited, Ledger. 1913–1914
Box 5
Southern Investment Co. of Canada Limited, Journal. 1913–1916
Box 6
Southern Investment Co. of Canada Limited, Cashbook, Vouchers, and Checks. 1913–1916
Box 7
Wages of Employees, Office and Miscellaneous Salaries. October 1919–1950
Box 8

Materials contained in this series relate to both personal and business matters. Personal records include insurance policies and the last will and testaments of both J.B. Duke and Nanaline Duke. Business records include a complaint filed by Richard H. Wright against James B. Duke, Benjamin N. Duke, Brodie L. Duke, and George W. Watts regarding the sale of the W. Duke, Sons & Co.

Insurance policies for automobiles owned by J.B. Duke. 1908–1912
Box 9 Folder 1
Lease, J.B. Duke and Olney B. Mairs for Duke’s rental of 1009 Fifth Ave. September 23, 1914
Box 9 Folder 2
Insurance policy from Fireman’s Fund to J.B. Duke for robes, blankets, driving and livery garments, and other clothing contained at Nos. 73–75 E. 89th St., Borough of Manhattan, City of N.Y. November 4, 1915
Box 9 Folder 3
Indenture and Deed of Trust of Personalty establishing The Duke Endowment. Also, includes addition of thereto by Will of J.B. Duke. 1924–1925
Box 9 Folder 4
Last Will and Testament of J.B. Duke (1924) and Codicil (1925). 1924–1925
Box 9 Folder 5
Explanation and breakdown of J.B. Duke’s Will and the four Trusts it set up as written by W.R. Perkins. October 26, 1925
Box 9 Folder 6
Receipt for Legacy and Refunding Bond “In the Matter of the Estate of J.B. Duke, Deceased.” 1926
Box 9 Folder 7
“Determination by the Executors of J.B. Duke, Deceased, of those Entitled to Participate in the Distribution to be Made Under Item VI of the Last Will and Testament of Said Descendant and of the Amounts they are, Respectively, Entitled to Receive.” October 5, 1927
Box 9 Folder 8
Petition of First Accounting "In the Matter of the Estate of James B. Duke, Deceased." Somerset County Orphans’ Court. 1927
Box 9 Folder 9
Appraisal, household furniture and furnishings, at J.B. Duke’s home in Myers Park, Charlotte, N.C. Home also called Lynnewood. 1927
Box 9 Folder 10
Order allowing Final Account “In the Matter of the Estate of James B. Duke.” June 15, 1934
Box 9 Folder 11
Last Will and Testament of Nanaline H. Duke. June 3, 1955
Box 9 Folder 12
Complaint filed by Richard H. Wright against James B. Duke, Benjamin N. Duke, Brodie L. Duke, and George W. Watts regarding the sale of the W. Duke, Sons & Co. 1885
Box 9 Folder 13
Legal brief for “The United States of America against The American Tobacco Company and others.” November 7, 1908
Box 9 Folder 14
Proxy authorizing Thomas J. Maloney, William B. Rhett, and Thomas S. Fuller to vote as Nanaline H. Duke’s Proxy at the annual P. Lorillard Company stockholders meeting. 1915
Box 9 Folder 15
Copies of legal appraisal in the Estate of James B. Duke, deceased, 1925 Dec, 1926 Jan
Box 9 Folder 16

This small series consists of a variety of Duke family related records including a booklet tracing the Duke family geneaology and two logbooks for "Yacht Doris".

Report, “Duke’s Four Homes: Black Architect Designs Buildings at Duke University.” Written by Archival Consultant, Inc. 1989
Box 9 Folder 1
Report of the Trustees of The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. 1992
Box 9 Folder 2
Booklet tracing the Duke family genealogy. c. 1920s
Box 9 Folder 3
Poem eulogizing Angier Buchanan Duke by Plato Tracy Durham, "Aue Atque Vale, Frater! To Angier Buchanan Duke." September 1923
Box 9 Folder 4
Duke Name Project listing incomplete names of Duke family members. c. 1960s
Box 9 Folder 5
Card from flowers sent to Miss Duke for Nanaline H. Duke’s funeral. 1961
Box 9 Folder 6
Newspaper clippings on the death of James B. Duke from The World, The News and Observer, and ". . . Daily News." October 18–28, 1925
Box 9 Folder 7
Logbook, "Yacht Doris." October 1927–April 1928
Box 10
Logbook, "Yacht Doris." April 1928–May 1928
Box 10
Family crest for Edward Duke, circa 1730s
Box 14 Folder 1
Correspondence sent to J.B. Duke relating to various topics including tobacco and donations, 1893-1913
Box 14 Folder 2
Photograph of unknown individual included in "Appraisal of the furnishings of the residence of J.B. Duke, 1 East 78th Street, New York City", 1922 Feb 4
Box 14 Folder 3
Invoices of art and furnishings, jewelry purchased. Includes inventories of several estates and a letter to Walker Inman, 1928-1944, 1977
Box 14 Folder 4
Program, Duke University Founders' Day Observing The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of James Buchanan Duke, 1956 Dec 11
Box 14 Folder 5
Civil Action against the Trust Indenture by J.B. Duke, 1974
Box 14 Folder 6
Christmas card from Nanaline Duke to Mary Duke Biddle, undated
Box 14 Folder 7

This series contains a variety of documents leading up to, during and after the divorce of J.B. Duke and his first wife Lillian. Documents include detective reports recording the activities of Mrs. Duke, statements and affidavits of witnesses involved in the divorce proceedings, cables (written in code) sent and received to and from J.B. Duke , most likely between him and detectives, and petitions, opinions, and legal notices relating to the divorce.

Cables and keys to coded cables to and from J.B. Duke, most likely between himself and detectives. Detectives’ correspondence with J.B. Duke about Mrs. Duke’s activities while J.B. Duke was in London. 1905
Box 11 Folder 1
Reports of activities of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Duke and Mary Smith affadavit, 1905
Box 11 Folder 2
Cables sent and received by W.M. Fuller, J. Parker, and A.H. Burroughs. Some cables written in code. 1905
Box 11 Folder 3
Cables sent and received by J.B. Duke (to and from people other than Mrs. Duke). 1905–1906
Box 11 Folder 4
Correspondence and memoranda relating to legal work by J.B. Duke’s lawyers for his divorce case. 1905–1906 (1 of 2)
Box 11 Folder 5
Correspondence and memoranda relating to legal work by J.B. Duke’s lawyers for his divorce case. 1905–1906 (2 of 2)
Box 11 Folder 6
Materials, including cables to and from J.B. Duke and Lillian McCredy between one another, and testimony from a witness in the Lillian McCredy v. William McCredy divorce proceeding. 1892, 1905
Box 11 Folder 7
Court of Common Pleas, N.Y., Lillian McCredy v. William McCredy. January 14, 1893
Box 11 Folder 8
Legal Brief For Respondent, J.B. Duke, for the Court of Errors and Appeals. 1905
Box 11 Folder 9
Legal notices requesting the appearance of witnesses in the J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke divorce proceedings. 1905
Box 11 Folder 10
Petitions of J.B. Duke, Lillian Duke, Frank T. Huntoon and others related to divorce proceedings. 1905
Box 11 Folder 11
Selection of legal notices, petitions, orders, and answers relating to the J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke divorce in Chancery of N.J. 1905
Box 12 Folder 1
Statement of J.B. Duke as to Christmas presents, gifts, etc. made by him on various occasions. 1905–1906
Box 12 Folder 2
Statements and affidavits of witnesses involved in the J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke divorce proceedings. 1905–1906 (1 of 8)
Box 12 Folder 3
Statements and affidavits of witnesses involved in the J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke divorce proceedings. 1905–1906 (2 of 8)
Box 12 Folder 4
Statements and affidavits of witnesses involved in the J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke divorce proceedings. 1905–1906 (3 of 8)
Box 12 Folder 5
Statements and affidavits of witnesses involved in the J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke divorce proceedings. 1905–1906 (4 of 8)
Box 12 Folder 6
Statements and affidavits of witnesses involved in the J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke divorce proceedings. 1905–1906 (5 of 8)
Box 12 Folder 7
Statements and affidavits of witnesses involved in the J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke divorce proceedings. 1905–1906 (6 of 8)
Box 12 Folder 8
Statements and affidavits of witnesses involved in the J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke divorce proceedings. 1905–1906 (7 of 8)
Box 12 Folder 9
Statements and affidavits of witnesses involved in the J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke divorce proceedings. 1905–1906 (8 of 8)
Box 12 Folder 10
Statements of Duke servants, Mary Fahey, Ingred Anderson, and Ellie Sutlon for divorce proceedings. 1905–1906
Box 13 Folder 1
Testimonies of detectives hired to observe and record Mrs. Duke’s activities. 1905–1906
Box 13 Folder 2
Application of J.B. Duke for subpoenas and subpoenas to specific witnesses. 1906
Box 13 Folder 3
Deposition, Herbert W. Knight On Petition for Divorce, J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke. 1906
Box 13 Folder 4
Memoranda of Authorities concerning Writ of Error to the Supreme Court of the U.S., J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke. 1906
Box 13 Folder 5
Opinion, “On petition for divorce on the ground of adultery, charged with Huntoon, who appeared under the statue and was made a defendant. Final hearing on bill, answer and proof.” 1906
Box 13 Folder 6
Decree of Affirmance between J.B. Duke, Lillian Duke, and Frank T. Huntoon from the N.J. Court of Errors and Appeals. June 17, 1907
Box 13 Folder 7
Preparatory material and summary of related legal suits that were tried under the Act of 1902, Chapter 157. This was the statute that Duke v. Duke was brought against. 1905
Box 13 Folder 8
Accounts and logs of Mr. and Mrs. Duke’s whereabouts (according to detectives?). June 1905–July 1905, November 1905–January 1906
Box 13 Folder 9
Reports of operatives hired to record the daily activities of Mrs. L. Duke. October 1905–December 1905, May 1906
Box 13 Folder 10
Reports of operatives hired to record the daily activities of Mrs. L. Duke. January 1906–March 1906
Box 13 Folder 11
Reports of operatives hired to record the daily activities of Mrs. L. Duke. April 1906
Box 13 Folder 12
Summary, J.B. Duke v. Lillian Duke, Court of Error and Appeals. Vol. II. 1906
Box 13 Folder 13
Publication, New York Inquirer, “Notes on Society and Other Matters” (January 19, 1906), and other newspaper articles. 1905–1906
Box 13 Folder 14
James B. Duke copy of The American Tobacco Company Agreement and By-Laws, 1908 Mar
Box 13 Folder 15

The architectural records include one drawing for J.B. Duke's home in Charlotte, North Carolina. The remaining architectural records document the residence of Walker P. Inman in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

Partial First Floor Plan, Residence for James B. Duke, Charlotte, NC. Charles C. Hook, architect. [1920s]. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM1
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Plot Plan, Sheet 1. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Cellar Plan, Sheet 2. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., First Floor Plan, Sheet 3. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Second Floor Plan, Sheet 4A. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., North Elevation, Sheet 5. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., South or River Elevation, Sheet 6. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., East Elevation, West Elevation, Sheet 7. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Section Looking through West Wing, Sheet 8. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Plans, Sheet 9A. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Elevations and Sections, Sheet 10A. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Plans-Elevations & Section, Sheet 11. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM2
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Section through Guest Room No.1 Looking East, Section through Dining Room Looking West Towards Kitchen, Sheet No. 500. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Living Room, Sheet No. 501. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Gun Room & Dining Room, Sheet No. 502. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Gallery-Entrance & Stair Hall, Sheet No. 503. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Typical Window Detail (also fixing cornice heights), Sheet No. 504. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Electric Plans, Sheet No. 700. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., First Floor Electric Plan, Sheet No. 701. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Garage Electric Plan, Sheet No. 702. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., F.S. Typical Window Detail, Sheet No. 1000. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 Jun 1. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Cellar Plan, Drg. No. HP-1. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 May 25. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., First Floor Plan, Drg. No. HP-2. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 May 25. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Second Floor Plan, Drg. No. HP-1. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 May 25. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., First Floor Plumbing & Heating, Drg. No. HP-4. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 May 25. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3
Residence of Walker P. Inman, Esq., Georgetown County, S.C., Second Floor Plumbing & Heating, Drg. No. HP-5. Wyeth & King, architects. 1935 May 25. Blueprint.
Ovsz. Folder DKFM3

Historical Note

James Buchanan (J.B.) Duke (1856-1925) was known for his business acumen, especially in national and international tobacco industries and hydroelectric power. He was married twice, first to Lillian McCredy, whom he divorced in 1906 and then Nanaline Holt Inman, who was his spouse from 1907 until his death in 1925.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duke Family Papers, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Historical Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Duke Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a donation from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in June 2009.

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Processed by Mary Samouelian, July 2010

Encoded by Mary Samouelian, August 2010

Accession UA2009-0030 is described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.