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Benjamin Newton Duke (1855-1929) was a tobacco manufacturer, industrialist, and philanthropist of Durham, NC and New York, NY and a trustee and major benefactor of Trinity College (later Duke University). He was the son of Washington Duke, older brother of James B. Duke, husband of Sarah Pearson Angier Duke, and father of Angier Buchanan Duke and Mary Duke Biddle. The materials in this collection document the business, financial, philanthropic, and personal interests of Benjamin N. Duke and his family, especially Duke's involvement in the tobacco, textile, banking, and hydroelectric industries in North Carolina and New York and the Duke family's financial support of a variety of institutions, including educational institutions for African Americans and women, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and individual churches, orphanages, hospitals, and community organizations. The Richard B. Arrington series and Alexander H. Sands, Jr., series document the personal and financial interests of Benjamin N. Duke's private secretaries in New York, NY.

The papers of Benjamin Newton Duke have been collected from various sources over time and span the years 1834 to 1969, although the bulk of the material dates from 1890 to 1929. The materials in the collection document the business, financial, philanthropic, and personal interests of Benjamin N. Duke and his family in Durham, NC and New York, NY, especially Duke's involvement in the tobacco, textile, banking, and hydroelectric industries and the Duke family's financial support of a variety of institutions, including educational institutions for African Americans and women, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and individual churches, orphanages, hospitals, and community organizations. Types of material in the collection include correspondence, financial statements and ledgers, bills and receipts, architectural blueprints and drawings, land plats, deeds, photographs, photograph albums, scrapbooks, and a diary.

Family members represented include Sarah P. Duke, Angier Buchanan Duke, Mary Duke Biddle, Washington Duke, James B. Duke, Brodie L. Duke, Lida Duke Angier, and Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr. Other individuals represented include Julian S. Carr, William A. Erwin, John C. Kilgo, William P. Few, Daniel Lindsay Russell, James E. Shepard, and George W. Watts.

The Richard B. Arrington series and Alexander H. Sands, Jr. series document the personal and financial interests of Benjamin N. Duke's private secretaries in New York, NY.

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Gwyn B. Price papers, 1924-1972 18 Linear Feet — Approximately 13,726 Items

Long-time employee of the North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority and resident of Raleigh, N.C. Chiefly clippings on rural electrification amassed by Price during his long employment with the North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority. Also includes correspondence; a typescript of The Story of a Mountain Missionary, Rev. James Floyd Fletcher, 1858-1946 by A. J. Fletcher of Raleigh; and a mimeographed copy of Rural Electrification in North Carolina by Joseph Deutsch (Chapel Hill, 1944).

Chiefly clippings on rural electrification amassed by Gwyn B. Price during his long employment with the North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority. Also includes correspondence; a typescript of "The Story of a Mountain Missionary, Rev. James Floyd Fletcher, 1858-1946" by A. J. Fletcher of Raleigh; and a mimeographed copy of "Rural Electrification in North Carolina" by Joseph Deutsch (Chapel Hill, 1944).