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Collection Number: 04899-z

Collection Title: Edwin B. Borden Papers, 1873-1906

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Size About 40 items
Abstract Edwin B. Borden was president of the Bank of New Hanover in Goldsboro, N.C., in the 1880s and 1890s and president of the Bank of Wayne in Goldsboro, N.C., in the early 1900s. He was married to Ella Lambert Borden, originally of Richmond, Va. The collection includes family correspondence of Edwin B. Borden, primarily letters written from Borden to his wife Ella Lambert Borden. These letters are mostly concerned with local and family news, social events, business dealings, family health, and news of their two children. Most of these letters were written from Edwin in Goldsboro to Ella in Asheville, N.C. Several letters were written to Ella in 1886 while she was in a hospital recovering from an unspecified operation. There are also a few letters from Ella to Edwin and to Ella from her cousin Mary and from her friends Belle Henderson and Hannie Caslin. Also included are two unidentified photographs and one tintype. The tintype was originally attached to an 1886 letter from Edwin to Ella; it is an image of a little boy, presumably their son.
Creator Borden, Edwin B., 1867?-1934.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Edwin B. Borden papers #4899-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from J. Douglas Mattox of Raleigh, N.C., on 20 November 1997 (Acc. 97148).
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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Edwin B. Borden was president of the Bank of New Hanover in Goldsboro, N.C., in the 1880s and 1890s and president of the Bank of Wayne in Goldsboro, N.C., in the early 1900s. He was married to Ella Lambert Borden, originally of Richmond, Va.

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The collection includes family correspondence of Edwin B. Borden, primarily letters written from Borden to his wife Ella Lambert Borden. These letters are mostly concerned with local and family news, social events, business dealings, family health, and news of their two children. Most of these letters were written from Edwin in Goldsboro to Ella in Asheville, N.C. Several letters were written to Ella in 1886 while she was in a hospital recovering from an unspecified operation. There are also a few letters from Ella to Edwin and to Ella from her cousin Mary and from her friends Belle Henderson and Hannie Caslin. Also included are two unidentified photographs and one tintype. The tintype was originally attached to an 1886 letter from Edwin to Ella; it is an image of a little boy, presumably their son.

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