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Alexander Cuningham papers, 1740-1918 10 Linear Feet — 6,371 Items

Merchant, from Petersburg, Va. Business records and some personal correspondence of four generations of the Cuningham family, including Robert Cuningham; Alexander Cuningham, and his brother, Richard M. Cuningham; the latter's son, John Wilson Cuningham; and grandson, John Somerville Cuningham, all merchants and planters. The early papers center around Alexander and Richard's success as commission merchants for cotton and tobacco in Petersburg, Va., and the firm's planting interests in Person County, N.C. The collection also contains a few family letters, including some from Alexander Jr. while a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and from another son at Leasburg Academy, Caswell County, N.C. The papers of John Somerville Cuningham concern his work as a field agent for the Bureau of Crop Estimates, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, local politics, and family matters.

Business records and some personal correspondence of four generations of the Cuningham family, including Robert Cuningham; Alexander Cuningham, and his brother, Richard M. Cuningham; the latter's son, John Wilson Cuningham; and grandson, John Somerville Cuningham, all merchants and planters. The early papers center around Alexander and Richard's success as commission merchants for cotton and tobacco in Petersburg, Va., and the firm's planting interests in Person County, N.C. The collection also contains a few family letters, including some from Alexander Jr. while a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and from another son at Leasburg Academy, Caswell County, N.C. The papers of John Somerville Cuningham concern his work as a field agent for the Bureau of Crop Estimates, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, local politics, and family matters.

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Otelia Carrington Cunningham Connor was a writer and "enforcer of manners" at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The collection contains a variety of items such as newspaper clippings of articles by and about Otelia Connor, including clippings about "An Evening with Otelia Connor" given at Howell Hall in March, 1963, and items from "The Chapel Hill Weekly"; letters and postcards from her; other personal correspondence with her children and friends; typescripts; correspondence with newspapers to which her articles were sent; genealogy of the Cunningham family; pamphlets; other articles; will of John S. Cunningham; copies of her column in "The Daily Tar Heel"; addresses; tributes to her; an article on the Civil War career of Henry Alexander Carrington; lists showing the division of her mother's china and silver among her four daughters; and other items.

The collection contains a variety of items such as letters and postcards from her; other personal correspondence with her children and friends; correspondence with newspapers to which her articles were sent; genealogy of the Cunningham family; pamphlets; other articles; and a will of John S. Cunningham. There are some typescripts and other materials related to her writings. There are also newspaper clippings with articles by and about Otelia Connor, including clippings about "An Evening with Otelia Connor" given at the University of North Carolina's Howell Hall in March, 1963, and items from The Chapel Hill Weekly;copies of her column in The Daily Tar Heel; addresses; tributes to her; an article on the Civil War career of Henry Alexander Carrington; lists showing the division of her mother's china and silver among her four daughters; and other items.