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Collection Number: 04161

Collection Title: Charles Oscar Beers Papers, 1857-1862.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6 items)
Abstract Charles Oscar Beers (1834-1910) was the co-founder of the North Carolina Lumber Company, Lake Waccamaw, N.C. The collection includes pocket diaries, 1857-1860 and 1862, of Charles Oscar Beers and a biography of Beers (typed photocopy) written by Charles Beers Gault, which includes maps, photographs, and some genealogical material. The diaries for 1857-1860 include discussions of Beers's work surveying for the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad and perhaps other railroads. The 1862 diary chiefly relates to Beers's business ventures at Wades Point, Beaufort County, N.C.
Creator Beers, Charles Oscar, 1834-1910.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles Oscar Beers Papers, #4161, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received as a gift in 1979
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Charles Oscar Beers (1834-1910) was the co-founder of the North Carolina Lumber Company, Lake Waccamaw, N.C. Beers was born in Fairfield, Conn., and moved with his family to Oneida County, N.Y., in 1838. In 1857, he began working for the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad. He later started the C. O. Beers and Company lumber works in Wades Point, N.C., and co-founded the North Carolina Lumber Company in 1869.

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The collection includes pocket diaries, 1857-1860 and 1862, of Charles Oscar Beers and a biography of Beers (typed photocopy) written by Charles Beers Gault, which includes maps, photographs, and some genealogical material. The diaries for 1857-1860 include discussions of Beers's work surveying for the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad and perhaps other railroads with some financial and accounting notes. The 1862 diary chiefly relates to Beers's business ventures at Wades Point, Beaufort County, N.C.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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