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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.

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In 1841, Trinity College in Randolph County, N.C. was first formally chartered as Union Institute formed by the Union Institution Society, a group of Methodists and Quakers; it served as the foundation for Duke University in Durham, N.C. This artificial reference collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, account books, diaries, printed material, and articles dealing with Union Institute, Normal College, and Trinity College in Randolph County, N.C. Included are accounts of student "tuition & contingencies," and bible, book, boarding fees, paper, and ink purchases. Several volumes include the signatures of students. Roll books contain students' names, courses, attendance, assignments, and grades. One folder relates to Cherokee students and includes a list of 20 names and teachers' comments. Account books with faculty fees and payments are also included. There is also information on the small town of Trinity, North Carolina.

This artificial reference collection was assembled by library staff and donors over many decades. It consists of transcripts, drafts, and photocopies of correspondence, account books, ledgers, diaries, college publications and advertisements, and articles dealing with Union Institute, Normal College, and Trinity College in Randolph County, N.C. Included are accounts of student "tuition & contingencies," and bible, book, boarding fees, paper, and ink purchases. Correspondence is from faculty, students, and presidents of the school, including Braxton Craven.

Roll books contain students' names, courses, attendance, assignments, and grades. Several volumes include the signatures of students. One folder of materials relates to Cherokee students from western N.C. and includes a list of 20 names and teachers' comments; this folder also includes an obituary for Will West, one of the 20 Cherokee boys who attended Trinity and who became a scholar of Cherokee language, culture, and history. Account books with faculty fees and payments, and operational expenses are also included. Finally, there is also information on the small town of Trinity, North Carolina and its connection with the college.