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Guide to the Daniel McGregor Williams papers, 1917-1975, bulk 1918-1933

Summary

Daniel McGregor Williams was a University of North Carolina graduate, civil engineer, water resources expert, and member of Company D of the 105th Engineers Regiment of the 30th Division of the American Expeditionary Force in the latter part of World War I. Collection is arranged into six series: correspondence, 1917-1918; addresses and writings, 1918-1933; miscellany, 1917-1957; clippings and printed material, 1918-1975; pictures, 1918-1920s; and volumes, 1924-1952. Correspondence includes commendations and military orders, while the writings include a personal account of Williams's war experiences, with detailed information on his division, its members, and engagements. Printed materials include clippings about Durham, North Carolina's water supply. World War I photographs include members of Company D, 105th Engineers, and the ship ZEALANDIA. Some photos are from the early 1920s and some show a clearing of land for the building of an electric power plant in Asheville, N.C. The volumes include a report on the power possibilities of the Flat River; a report on water improvements for Durham, N.C.; an annual report of Durham, N.C.; and a report on steps necessary to insure electric power in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01387
Title
Daniel McGregor Williams papers
Date
1917-1975, bulk 1918-1933
Creator
Williams, Daniel McGregor, 1890-1975
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, Approx. 127 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection is arranged into six series: correspondence, 1917-1918; addresses and writings, 1918-1933; miscellany, 1917-1957; clippings and printed material, 1918-1975; pictures, 1918-1920s; and volumes, 1924-1952. Correspondence includes commendations and military orders, including a facsimile of John J. Pershing's signature. Williams's writings include a personal account of his war experiences, including descriptions of the tunnels dug by the Germans on the Hindenburg Line. There is detailed information on Williams's division, its members, and engagements.

Among the printed materials are clippings about Durham's water supply including the Flat River Dam. World War I photographs include images of members of Company D, 105th Engineers, and the ship ZEALANDIA, an important Australian passenger and troop transport ship. Some photos are from the early 1920s and some show a clearing of land for the building of an electric power plant in Asheville, N.C. Volumes consist of a report on the power possibilities of the Flat River; a report on water improvements for Durham, N.C.; an annual report of Durham, N.C.; and a report on steps necessary to insure electric power in Rocky Mount, N.C.

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[Identification of item], Daniel McGregor Williams papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1917-1918
Box 1
Addresses and writings, 1918-1933
Box 1
Memorabilia, 1917-1957
Box 1
Clippings and certificates, 1918-1975
Box 1
Photographs, 1918-1930
(5 folders)
Box 1
Durham water works proposals, 1924-1925
Box 1
Durham power proposal, 1928
Box 1
Durham annual report, 1952
Box 1
 


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Provenance

The Daniel McGregor Williams papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1986

Encoded by Elizabeth Shesko, April 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2-10-86

This collection has been given basic processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.