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Dodge, James Philander, Jr., Papers, 1916 – 1946 – James Philander Dodge, Jr. (1893-1967), a native of St. Augustine, Florida, was living at Linville Falls, North Carolina, when the United States entered World War I. Dodge served in Europe in both World Wars. In between and after the wars he worked for the State Highway Commission. As this collection of materials now stands, it is made up almost altogether of maps, photographs, typescripts, military orders and ephemera brought together by Dodge during the three epochs in his life as army officer and claims adjuster. There is but very little touching his life outside those areas. 111 items.
Douglas, Robert Martin, Letters, 1866 – 1873 – Robert Martin Douglas (1849-1917) was the son of Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, celebrated U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate in 1860, and Martha Denny (Martin) Douglas of Rockingham County, North Carolina. Robert served first as private secretary to Governor William Woods Holden and later to President Grant. The letters in this collection were all written to Douglas during the period falling between his graduation from Georgetown University and his resignation as private secretary to President Grant. Copies of his replies to the letters are not present. 143 items.
Eames, R. M., Papers, 1876 – 1898 – Chartered by the North Carolina legislature, February 11, 1881, the North State Mining Company was established for the working of “marketable minerals” in western North Carolina. R. M. Eames was one of the company directors and a mining superintendent. The letters, receipted bills, payrolls, prospectus, broadsides, newspapers, inventories, deeds, agreements, and account books furnish a glimpse of the workings of the North State Mining Company. 211 items, 2 bound volumes.
Shepherd, James E., Papers, 1806 – 1884 – James Edward Shepherd (1847-1910), lawyer and jurist, was born at Mintonville, near Suffolk, Virginia, the son of Thomas Swepson Shepherd (1811-1860) and his first wife Ann Eliza Browne (1813-1852). Shepherd attended the University of North Carolina in 1867 and 1868, and was admitted to the bar and opened a practice in Wilson in 1869. Shepherd was elected one of the justices of the North Carolina Supreme Court in 1888 and was appointed chief justice in 1892. The collection consists of letters, deeds, bills of sale, bill of lading, subpoenas and other legal writs, printed matter, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and paper photographs. 91 items.