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Collection Number: 04701

Collection Title: Thurmond Chatham Papers, 1898-1956

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Size 9.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5000 items)
Abstract Richard Thurmond Chatham, Democratic congressman, industrialist, and philanthropist of Elkin, N.C., worked for the Chatham Manufacturing Company, owned by his family and the world's largest manufacturer of blankets, 1919-1955; served in the U.S. Navy, 1917-1919 and 1942-1945; and served in the U.S. Congress, 1949-1957, where he was a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The collection includes correspondence, bills and receipts, and other materials relating to Richard Thurmond Chatham, chiefly 1949-1956. Most materials touch on Chatham's legislative career only superifically; very few deal directly with legislation or other issues in which Chatham must have been involved. Files include a mixture of personal materials (clubs; travel, including hunting and fishing expeditions; some family materials; interests in birding, gardening, farming; life in Washington, D.C.), business materials (Chatham Manufacturing Company, land deals, and other investments), and legislative/political materials (mostly minor references to various issues and elections, except for 1954-1956 when there are files on foreign affairs). Included are a few letters of Thurmond Clarke, California Superior Court judge, and, later, U.S. District Court judge, about social affairs and his confirmation to the district court, and from H. Smith Richardson, a hunting companion of Chatham's whose letters sometimes touch on political issues. Items relating to foreign affairs, while not extensive, include materials about the House Committee of Foreign Affairs; the Foreign Service; and mutual defense and educational exchange legislation. There are also a few family photographs and several photographs of the flood of 1898, when part of the Chatham Manufacturing Company's plant floated away.
Creator Chatham, Thurmond, 1896-1957.
Language English
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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 Thurmond Chatham papers #4701, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Bookworms and Silverfish in June 1994 (Acc. 94090).
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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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Richard Thurmond Chatham (1896-1957), U.S. congressman, industrialist, and philanthropist, was born in Elkin, Surry County, N.C., the only son of Hugh Gwyn and Martha Lenoir Chatham. His grandfather was Alexander Chatham, founder of Chatham Manufacturing Company in Winston-Salem, N.C. Chatham was educated in the public schools; at Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Va.; at the University of North Carolina, 1915-1916; and at Yale University, 1916-1917. He left college in 1917 to enter the U.S. Navy as a seaman, serving until he was discharged as an ensign in June 1919.

In July 1919, Chatham began working at the Chatham Manufacturing Company, which was the world's largest manufacturer of blankets. After serving as treasurer of the company, he became president in 1929 and chairman of the board of directors in 1945. During his presidency, the company grew in capacity, variety of products, and profits.

From 1942 to 1945, Chatham served in the U.S. Navy with the Bureau of Ordnance and the office of the secretary of the navy. He also saw combat in Europe and the Pacific theater. He attained the rank of commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the secretary of the navy's Commendation Medal, the Royal Order of Nassau with Swords from the Dutch government, and numerous battle stars and theater ribbons. After the war, Chatham founded the Navy Bulletin (later Armed Forces) and operated it at a loss for five years.

With his only previous political experience as a county commissioner in Forsyth County, N.C., Chatham was unsuccessful in a 1946 bid for the Democratic nomination to the 80th Congress from the fifth congressional district. As a member of the Democratic Party's National Committee on Finance during the election of 1948, he was an active Truman supporter and a substantial contributor to the Party. He was elected to the 81st Congress in 1948 and to three succeeding terms, 1949-1957. While in Congress, he was a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and was an advocate of a strong internationalist policy, including recognition of China and support for the Marshall Plan. He lost his seat in Congress in 1956 to Ralph J. Scott, primarily because he refused to sign the "Southern Manifesto," a document that pledged opposition "by all legal means" to school integration. Most of Chatham's southern colleagues in Congress signed the manifesto; in North Carolina, the only non-signer to win renomination in 1956 was Harold D. Cooley.

Chatham was a trustee of the University of North Carolina and of Woodberry Forest School; a member of the National Association of Manufacturers, until he resigned protesting its reactionary policies; president of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce; and a member of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In 1948, he served on the North Carolina Board of Conservation and Development and was president of the North Carolina Dairymen's Association.

His clubs included the Metropolitan Club and the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C., and the Racquet and Tennis Club in New York City. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Textile Science degree from North Carolina State University in 1948. He belonged to the Methodist Church and to Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

On 28 October 1919, Chatham married Lucy Hodgin Hanes, with whom he had two sons, Hugh Gwyn II and Richard Thurmond, Jr. After Lucy died, Chatham married Patricia Firestone Coyner on 16 November 1950. The couple had one son, Walter Firestone, born in 1952. Chatham died in Durham, N.C., and was buried in Winston-Salem. His estate was valued at almost $2,000,000, of which $250,000 was used to establish the Chatham Foundation, a charitable trust supporting education.

[Based on the note by Julian M. Pleasants in the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Volume 1, 1979.]

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Correspondence, bills and receipts, and other materials relating to Richard Thurmond Chatham, chiefly 1949-1956. Most materials touch on Chatham's legislative career only superifically; very few deal directly with legislation or other issues in which Chatham must have been involved. Files include a mixture of personal materials (clubs; travel, including hunting and fishing expeditions; some family materials; interests in birding, gardening, farming; life in Washington, D.C.), business materials (Chatham Manufacturing Company, land deals, and other investments), and legislative/political materials (mostly minor references to various issues and elections, except for 1954-1956 when there are files on foreign affairs). Included are a few letters of Thurmond Clarke, California Superior Court judge, and, later, U.S. District Court judge, about social affairs and his confirmation to the district court, and from H. Smith Richardson, a hunting companion of Chatham's whose letters sometimes touch on political issues. Items relating to foreign affairs, while not extensive, include materials about the House Committee of Foreign Affairs; the Foreign Service; and mutual defense and educational exchange legislation. There are also a few family photographs and several photographs of the flood of 1898, when part of the Chatham Manufacturing Company's plant floated away.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956.

About 4,940 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by year.

Correspondence, bills and receipts, and other materials relating to Richard Thurmond Chatham.

The few materials dated 1906-1948 include a letters and other items relating to the Chatham Manufacturing Company, Elkin, N.C.; Hugh G. Chatham of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and R. M. Chatham of Elkin. In the 1940s, there are materials addressed to Richard Thurmond Chatham at the Chatham Manufacturing Company. Most of the items from this period are about taxes and private and company financial deals.

Most materials 1949-1956 appear to touch on Chatham's legislative career only superficially; very few deal directly with legislation or other issues in which Chatham must have been involved. Folders contain a mixture of personal materials (clubs; travel, including hunting and fishing expeditions; some family materials; interests in birding, gardening, farming; accounts and correspondence with merchants), business materials (Chatham Manufacturing Company, for which he served as chairman of the board until February 1955; land deals; and other investments), and legislative/political materials (mostly minor references to various issues, except for 1954-1956 when there are files on foreign affairs; letters documenting political gifts given and received, especially paperweights and blankets that Eleanor Taylor, Chatham's assistant at Chatham Manufacturing Company was directed to send; slight references to elections; and very minor allusions to Strom Thurmond, who Chatham counted among his cousins).

Materials remain in order as received. In most cases, files are labeled only by letter (which may represent surnames of correspondents or subjects treated). Files for some years are not complete. Note, however, that most folders marked with a single year also contain materials from years immediately preceding or following the year marked on the folder.

Some items of interest have been highlighted in the folder list below.

Folder 1

1906-1948 #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 1

Folder 2-3

Folder 2

Folder 3

1949-1951 Blum's Almanac (thank-you letters from Congressional colleagues to whom Chatham apparently distributed this publication) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 2-3

Folder 4-7

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

1949-1951 Invitations #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 4-7

Folder 8

1949-1950 General (operating statement of Chatham Manufacturing Company; a few items related to Chatham's Congressional office startup) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 8

Folder 9-12

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

1949-1950 Invitations #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 9-12

Folder 13

1949-1950 Taylor, Eleanor (Chatham's assistant at Chatham Manufacturing Company) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 13

Folder 14-15

Folder 14

Folder 15

1949-1952 Dew's Island (Jarvisburg, N.C., land that Chatham owned and was developing) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 14-15

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

1949-1952 Klondike Farm (Elkin, N.C., farm that Chatham owned) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 16-17

Folder 18

1949-1953 Sagar, John (Chatham's agent at Chatham Manufacturing Company, who seems to have handled many financial deals for Chatham) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 18

Folder 19-20

Folder 19

Folder 20

1950 Campaign file (mostly letters relating to settling accounts for campaign expenses) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 19-20

Folder 21

1950 Birthday (letters marking Chatham's birthday) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 21

Folder 22-23

Folder 22

Folder 23

1950 Chatham, Lucy, estate papers #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 22-23

Folder 24

1950 Income tax (letters relating to Chatham's income tax return) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 24

Folder 25

1950 Ronda school building (materials relating to school construction in Ronda, N.C., site of Chatham's Roundabout Farm) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 25

Folder 26

1950 Stationery (bills for letterhead, copies of speeches, etc.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 26

Folder 27

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) A #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 27

Folder 28-30

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) B (outfitting a new boat) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 28-30

Folder 31-33

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) C #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 31-33

Folder 34

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) D #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 34

Folder 35

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Daily calendar #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 35

Folder 36

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) E #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 36

Folder 37

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) F #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 37

Folder 38

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) G #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 38

Folder 39-40

Folder 39

Folder 40

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) H (a few references to China, Korea, and Gordon Gray's appointment as secretary of the Army) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 39-40

Folder 41-42

Folder 41

Folder 42

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Honey (letters of thanks for jars of honey Chatham distributed to Congressional colleagues and others) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 41-42

Folder 43

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Income tax (letters relating to Chatham's income tax return) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 43

Folder 44-47

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Invitations #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 44-47

Folder 48

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) J #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 48

Folder 48a

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) K (a few items about a new hospital in Winston-Salem) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 48a

Folder 49

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) L #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 49

Folder 49a

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) M #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 49a

Folder 50

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Mayflower Hotel statements #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 50

Folder 51

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Mc #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 51

Folder 52

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) N #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 52

Folder 53

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) O #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 53

Folder 54

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) P (letter from J. C. Penny thanking Chatham for an invitation to Winston-Salem; Chatham Manufacturing Company bidding on Navy blanket requisition) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 54

Folder 55

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Political clippings #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 55

Folder 56

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) R (letter about drafting 18-year-olds) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 56

Folder 57-58

Folder 57

Folder 58

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) S (a few letters about Douglas MacArthur) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 57-58

Folder 59

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Stationery (bills for letterhead, copies of speeches, etc.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 59

Folder 60

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) T #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 60

Folder 61

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Taylor, Eleanor (Chatham's assistant at Chatham Manufacturing Company) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 61

Folder 62

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Telegrams (telegrams sent by Chatham covering a wide variety of subject from announcing hearing dates to sending birthday wishes) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 62

Folder 63

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) Telephone statements #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 63

Folder 64

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) V #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 64

Folder 65-66

Folder 65

Folder 66

1951 (many items from 1949-1950) W (setting up greenhouse) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 65-66

Folder 67

1951-1952 Guest book #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 67

Folder 68

1951-1952 Navy status (letters about Chatham's naval service) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 68

Folder 69-71

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

1951-1952 Prospect house (items relating to Chatham's house on Prospect Street in Washington, D.C.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 69-71

Folder 72

Washington household accounts #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 72

Folder 73-74

Folder 73

Folder 74

1951-1953 Charitable contributions #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 73-74

Folder 75

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) A #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 75

Folder 76

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) B #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 76

Folder 77

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Baby congratulations (on birth of Walter Firestone Chatham) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 77

Folder 78

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) C #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 78

Folder 79-80

Folder 79

Folder 80

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Chatham Manufacturing Company #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 79-80

Folder 81-82

Folder 81

Folder 82

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Christmas cards #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 81-82

Folder 83

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) D #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 83

Folder 84

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Daily calendar #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 84

Folder 85

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) G #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 85

Folder 86

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) H #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 86

Folder 87

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) I #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 87

Folder 88

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Income tax (letters relating to Chatham's income tax return) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 88

Folder 89-90

Folder 89

Folder 90

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Invitations #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 89-90

Folder 91

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) J #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 91

Folder 92

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) K #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 92

Folder 93

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) L #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 93

Folder 94

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) M #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 94

Folder 95

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) N #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 95

Folder 96

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Naval hospital records (letters about Chatham's stay in the U.S. Naval Hospital) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 96

Folder 97

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) O #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 97

Folder 98

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) O Street (letters relating to Chatham's selling his home on O Street, Washington, D.C.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 98

Folder 99

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Office account receipts #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 99

Folder 100

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) P #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 100

Folder 101

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Party invitation list #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 101

Folder 102

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) R #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 102

Folder 103

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) S #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 103

Folder 104

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Stationery (bills for letterhead, copies of speeches, etc.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 104

Folder 105

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) T #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 105

Folder 106

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Telegrams (telegrams sent by Chatham covering a wide variety of subject from announcing hearing dates to sending birthday wishes) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 106

Folder 107

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) Telephone statements #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 107

Folder 108

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) U #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 108

Folder 109

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) V #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 109

Folder 110

1952 (a few letters to family and friends discussing achievements in Congress; a growing interest in genealogy) W #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 110

Folder 111

1952-1953 Greenhouse #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 111

Folder 112

1952-1954 Crossroads of Sport, Inc. (dealer in prints and paintings with sports themes) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 112

Folder 113

1952-1954 M Street (papers relating to sale of property Chatham owned on M Street, Washington, D.C.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 113

Folder 114

1952-1954 North Carolina Christmas seal sale #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 114

Folder 115

1952-1954 Ronda (papers relating to Ronda, N.C., site of Chatham's Roundabout Farm) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 115

Folder 116

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) A (letter about burglary at Dean Acheson's house) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 116

Folder 117

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) B #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 117

Folder 118

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Birds #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 118

Folder 119-120

Folder 119

Folder 120

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) C (a few letters of Judge Thurmond Clarke of the California Superior Court, chiefly about social affairs) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 119-120

Folder 121-122

Folder 121

Folder 122

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Chatham Manufacturing Company #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 121-122

Folder 123-124

Folder 123

Folder 124

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Charitable contributions #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 123-124

Folder 125-126

Folder 125

Folder 126

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Christmas cards #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 125-126

Folder 127

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Christmas list #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 127

Folder 128

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) D #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 128

Folder 129

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Daily calendar #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 129

Folder 130

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Dews Island (Jarvisburg, N.C., land that Chatham owned and was developing) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 130

Folder 131

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) E #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 131

Folder 132

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) F #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 132

Folder 133

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) G #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 133

Folder 134

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) H (one letter to family about Congress) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 134

Folder 135

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Income tax (letters relating to Chatham's income tax return) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 135

Folder 136-138

Folder 136

Folder 137

Folder 138

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Invitations #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 136-138

Folder 139

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) J #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 139

Folder 140

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) K #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 140

Folder 141

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Klondike Farm (Elkin, N.C., farm that Chatham owned) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 141

Folder 142

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) L #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 142

Folder 143

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Mc (a few letters relating to political climate in Washington, D.C., on the eve of the presidential inauguration) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 143

Folder 144-145

Folder 144

Folder 145

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) M #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 144-145

Folder 146

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) N #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 146

Folder 147

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) O #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 147

Folder 148

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Office account #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 148

Folder 149

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) P #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 149

Folder 150

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Pinehurst (materials relating to the sale of property Chatham owned in Pinehurst, N.C.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 150

Folder 151

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) R (letter from H. Smith Richardson on "citizenship education") #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 151

Folder 152-153

Folder 152

Folder 153

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) S #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 152-153

Folder 154

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Sagar, John (Chatham's agent at Chatham Manufacturing Company, who seems to have handled many financial deals for Chatham) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 154

Folder 155

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Skylark Buick #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 155

Folder 156

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Stationery (bills for letterhead, copies of speeches, etc.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 156

Folder 157

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) T #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 157

Folder 158

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Taylor, Eleanor (Chatham's assistant at Chatham Manufacturing Company) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 158

Folder 159

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Telegrams (telegrams sent by Chatham covering a wide variety of subject from announcing hearing dates to sending birthday wishes) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 159

Folder 160

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Telephone statements #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 160

Folder 161

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) U #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 161

Folder 162

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) V #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 162

Folder 163

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) W #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 163

Folder 164

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Western Union statements #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 164

Folder 165

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) Williams, J. L. (about a land deal) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 165

Folder 166

1953 (very infrequent references to politics or legislation) X,Y,Z #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 166

Folder 167

1953-1954 Guestbook #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 167

Folder 168

1953-1954 Sparta Farm (about land Chatham owned in Sparta, N.C.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 168

Folder 169

1953-1955 Naval hospital records (letters about Chatham's stays in the U.S. Naval Hospital) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 169

Folder 170-171

Folder 170

Folder 171

1953-1955 Navy courses (about courses Chatham took through the U.S. Naval Correspondence Course Center) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 170-171

Folder 172

1953-1955 Society of the Cincinnati #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 172

Folder 173

1954 A #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 173

Folder 174

1954 B #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 174

Folder 175

1954 C #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 175

Folder 176

1954 "Captain" Chatham congratulatory letters #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 176

Folder 177

1954 Charitable contributions #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 177

Folder 178

1954 Chatham, Hugh G. (letters from Chatham's son, who worked at Chatham Manufacturing Company) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 178

Folder 179

1954 Chatham Manufacturing Company #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 179

Folder 180-181

Folder 180

Folder 181

1954 Christmas #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 180-181

Folder 182

1954 D #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 182

Folder 183

1954 Daily calendar #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 183

Folder 184

1954 E #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 184

Folder 185

1954 European travels #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 185

Folder 186

1954 F #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 186

Folder 187

1954 G #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 187

Folder 188

1954 Grasses #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 188

Folder 189

1954 Greenhouse #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 189

Folder 190

1954 H #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 190

Folder 191-193

Folder 191

Folder 192

Folder 193

1954 Invitations #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 191-193

Folder 194

1954 J #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 194

Folder 195

1954 K (some materials about founding of Naval Reserve Association; a few letters about Chatham's renomination chances) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 195

Folder 196

1954 Klondike Farm (Elkin, N.C., farm that Chatham owned) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 196

Folder 197

1954 L #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 197

Folder 198

1954 Mc #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 198

Folder 199

1954 M #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 199

Folder 200

1954 N #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 200

Folder 201

1954 O #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 201

Folder 202

1954 Office account #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 202

Folder 203

1954 P #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 203

Folder 204

1954 Phoenix reunion ( U.S.S. Phoenix on which Chatham had served) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 204

Folder 205

1954 Prospect house (items relating to Chatham's house on Prospect Street in Washington, D.C.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 205

Folder 206

1954 R #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 206

Folder 207

1954 S (one letter with slight reference to Congress) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 207

Folder 208

1954 Stationery (bills for letterhead, copies of speeches, etc.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 208

Folder 209

1954 T #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 209

Folder 210

1954 Telegrams (telegrams sent by Chatham covering a wide variety of subject from announcing hearing dates to sending birthday wishes) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 210

Folder 211

1954 Telephone statements #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 211

Folder 212

1954 U-V #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 212

Folder 213

1954 W #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 213

Folder 214

1954 Western Union statements #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 214

Folder 215

1954 X,Y,Z #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 215

Folder 216

1954-1955 Clarke, Thurmond (materials relating to Thurmond Clarke, U.S. District Court judge, chiefly about Clarke's confirmation to the federal court; some references to Chatham's renomination prospects) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 216

Folder 217

1954-1955 Dews Island (Jarvisburg, N.C., land that Chatham owned and was developing) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 217

Folder 218-220

Folder 218

Folder 219

Folder 220

1954-1955 Foreign affairs (materials relating to the House Committee of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Service and the Foreign Service Act, and the Foreign Service Academy) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 218-220

Folder 221

1954-1955 Sagar, John (Chatham's agent at Chatham Manufacturing Company, who seems to have handled many financial deals for Chatham) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 221

Folder 222

1955 A #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 222

Folder 223

1955 Air conditioners #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 223

Folder 224

1955 B #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 224

Folder 225-226

Folder 225

Folder 226

1955 C #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 225-226

Folder 227

1955 Charitable contributions #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 227

Folder 228

1955 Chatham Manufacturing Company (including materials on labor organizing and Chatham's resignation as chairman of the board) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 228

Folder 229

1955 Chatham, Lucy, trust #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 229

Folder 230

1955 D #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 230

Folder 231

1955 Daily calendar #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 231

Folder 232

1955 E #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 232

Folder 233

1955 F #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 233

Folder 234-236

Folder 234

Folder 235

Folder 236

1955 Foreign affairs (materials relating to the House Committee of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Service, and the Foreign Service Act) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 234-236

Folder 237

1955 G #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 237

Folder 238

1955 Greenhouse #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 238

Folder 239

1955 H #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 239

Folder 240-242

Folder 240

Folder 241

Folder 242

1955 Invitations #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 240-242

Folder 243

1955 J #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 243

Folder 244

1955 K #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 244

Folder 245

1955 L #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 245

Folder 246

1955 Mc #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 246

Folder 247

1955 M #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 247

Folder 248

1955 N #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 248

Folder 249

1955 NATO meeting (materials relating to proposal to allow members of Congress to attend NATO conferences) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 249

Folder 250

1955 O #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 250

Folder 251

1955 P #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 251

Folder 252

1955 R (a few letters from H. Smith Richardson chiefly about hunting, but with references to political issues) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 252

Folder 253

1955 S #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 253

Folder 254

1955 Stationery (bills for letterhead, copies of speeches, etc.) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 254

Folder 255

1955 T #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 255

Folder 256

1955 Telegrams (telegrams sent by Chatham covering a wide variety of subject from announcing hearing dates to sending birthday wishes) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 256

Folder 257

1955 Telephone statements #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 257

Folder 258

1955 Travel reservations #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 258

Folder 259

1955 V #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 259

Folder 260

1955 W #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 260

Folder 261

1955 Western Union statements #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 261

Folder 262

1955 X,Y,Z #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 262

Folder 263-265

Folder 263

Folder 264

Folder 265

1956 Foreign affairs (materials relating to the House Committee of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Service, the Foreign Service Act, and mutual defense and educational exchange legislation) #04701, Series: "1. Correspondence and Related Materials, 1906-1956." Folder 263-265

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