Description: Main entrance to Trinity College showing Duke Building. Durham resident Julian Shakespeare Carr donated his racetrack and park for what is now East Campus. When the school moved to Durham in 1892 from Randolph County, a railroad box car transported the old college bell, clock, safe, and several books. Had the little school remained in Randolph County, it would likely not have survived the unexpected national economic depression of 1893. President John Crowell firmly believed that if the college were to survive the rapidly changing conditions of the new South, the school had to move from its old campus (which was at least five miles from the nearest railroad, telegraph, and telephone). With a "newer outlook" and the the generosity of Durham residents, Trinity's grew. The monetary value of the college easily increased over ten times after its relocation to the Bull City.
Postmark place and date: Durham May 13 1906; Richmond, Va. May 1906
Addressee: Mr. Edgar McPherson; Richmond, Va.; Box 44
Handwritten text on front of card: Hope to see you very soon, will let you know when I come. Ho! For Colorado. A. L. Cox How about Easter Monday?
Handwritten text on back of card: none
Printed text: Raphael Tuck & Sons' Post Card Series No. 1063. "Durham, N.C." Art Publishers to Their Majesties the King and Queen. Durham Book and Stationery Co.
Filename: JS067 - JS067b