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George W. Burch Family Papers

Title: George W. Burch Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1884-1899
Extent of Materials: 1 box
Location: Shelf 79
Processor: Todd Johnson
Description: A small collection of school-related records and Methodist newspapers from the George W. Burch family of Durham.
Scope and Content: School records for Lizzie and Carrie Burch, daughters of George W. Burch, date from 1885-1892 and 1899. Methodist newspapers, including the Christian Advocate (Nashville, TN) and the Raleigh Christian Advocate (Raleigh, NC), are addressed to George W. Burch and date from 1884-1885.
Restrictions: The collection is open for research
Biographical/Historical Note: George W. Burch was head of the flavoring department at Blackwell’s Durham Tobacco Company from as early as 1887 to around 1908. From 1908 to 1910 he worked for a short-lived New York-based company, Khedivial Tobacco Company, which opened a cigarette factory in Durham while an anti-trust lawsuit was pending against the American Tobacco Company (owner of the Blackwell company beginning in 1901).
Container List: Location Description Years
Office-23 Burch, Lizzie and Carrie, school records 1885-1891
Office-23 Burch, Lizzie and Carrie, school records 1885-1891
Office-23 Burch, Lizzie and Carrie, school records 1885-1891
Office-23 Burch, Lizzie, school commencement invitations 1890-1892, 1899
Office-23 Burch, Lizzie, school commencement invitations 1890-1892, 1899
Office-23 Burch, Lizzie, school commencement invitations 1890-1892, 1899
Office-23 Methodist newspaper-Christian Advocate Sept. 26, 1885
Office-23 Methodist newspaper-Christian Advocate Oct. 24, 1885
Office-23 Methodist newspapers-Christian Advocate Nov. 14, 1885
Office-23 Methodist newspapers-Raleigh Christian Advocate Feb. 27, 1884