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The Leach family of Randolph County traces its founding to Stephen Leach who appears in the records of provincial North Carolina in the mid-eighteenth century. The Leach family joined other white families in Randolph County to improve the local school, Brown's Schoolhouse, and continued to be involved with the school through to its development into Trinity College. This collection consists of materials regarding the family's history. Included are genealogy research files, correspondence, personal writings, photographs, scrapbook, autograph books, and clippings. Materials with known dates span 1798 to 1994.

This collection contains correspondence, writings, genealogy research files, and photographs of Leach family members and those connected to the family such as the Carr and Mendenhall family members. Includes James Leach's daybook; a land deed and life insurance policy; a Leach family necrology; notes and correspondence about genealogy research; a letter written by O.W. Carr about the removal of Trinity College; autograph books; a scrapbook; and transcriptions of entries from O.W. Carr's journal. Also consists of photograph albums, prints, tintypes, and cased photographs of images of James Leach, Margaret (Mendenhall) Leach, Pattie (Lewis) Leach, and James Addison Leach.

This collection is divided into the following series: Family records, Genealogy, Printed material and miscellany, Albums, and Photographs. Materials with known dates span from 1798 to 1994.


Tomlinson Store Ledger B, 1834-1848 1.2 Linear Feet — 1 Item

Tomlinson Store was a steam tanning works, shoemaking establishment and general store run by Allen U. Tomlinson in Randolph County, NC. Ledger B contains accounts of the Methodist and Quaker families that formed Union Institute as well as Brantley York and school faculty.

Ledger B contains accounts of the Methodist and Quaker families that formed Union Institute and later supported Normal College and Trinity College. There are accounts for Brantley York, for all of the signers of the constitution of the Union Institute Society, and for the faculty of the school. The bulk of the entries date from the 1830s.

Brown's Schoolhouse was established in 1838 in Randolph County, North Carolina. The school would go through iterations as Union Institute Academy, Normal College, and eventually Trinity College. The college relocated to Durham, North Carolina in 1892 and was renamed Duke University in 1924. This collection consists of administrative, academic, and financial records. Materials include accounting ledgers, roll books, student lists and rosters including lists containing the names of students from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, minutes and resolutions, financial and annual reports, account statements, addresses, sermons, correspondence, writings of Braxton Craven, and Trinity College publications.

This artificial collection was assembled by library staff and donors. It contains administrative, academic, and financial records for Union Institute, Normal College, and Trinity College in Randolph County, North Carolina. The collection includes addresses and sermons, college publications, advertisements, and a small amount of writings and correspondence of Braxton Craven and students. Included are ledgers and roll books with records of operational expenses, student grades and fees, assignments, and syllabi. A ledger, "Teaching staff account book, 1859-1862," records some faculty and student activity during the Civil War and makes a few brief references to free Black people traveling with Confederate soldiers.

The collection also includes records of budgets, expenses, and accounts; minutes and resolutions for the Board of Trustees; financial, committee, and annual reports from the president, faculty, and treasurer; and lists with student names. One folder consists of lists with the names of students from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The collection includes a photocopy of an obituary for Will West Long.

Clippings and materials on the history of the college and Trinity, North Carolina are also included in the collection. Some materials in the collection are incomplete or fragmented.