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Collection Number: 03564

Collection Title: John Sprunt Hill Papers, 1679-1967

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Size 5.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4500 items)
Abstract Banker, lawyer, and legislator John Sprunt Hill (1869-1961) founded the Durham Loan & Trust with his father-in-law, George Washington Watts. A University of North Carolina alumnus, Hill was a major figure in Durham, N.C., business, politics, and philanthropy for almost 60 years. In addition to his business career, he served in the North Carolina Senate, 1933-1938. Much of his philanthropy was directed at the city of Durham and the University of North Carolina, including the donation of the Carolina Inn to UNC. The collection consists of correspondence, family materials, letterbooks, minutes, planning materials, clippings, maps, photographs, and other materials. Included are genealogical studies and correspondence about the Hill and related families in Virginia and North Carolina, including the Beal, Brownrigg, Buckner, Campbell, Dudley, Faison, Hill, Jennings, Lanier, Latham, Littlejohn, Major, McCulloch, Montfort, Sims, Snead, Stith, Watts, Wilcox, and Williams families. There are also a few 17th- through 19th-century family wills, deeds, and letters. Other items relate to John Sprunt Hill's service in the North Carolina Senate, specifically his work on liquor legislation and issues relating to the University of North Carolina. There are also letterbooks, correspondence, and other materials about Hill's legal and financial career in New York City and Durham, N.C. Businesses and organizations mentioned include the Durham Loan & Trust, Durham Bank & Trust, Home Savings Bank, farmers' co-operatives, the Home Security Life Insurance Company, the North Carolina Highway Commission, and Erwin Mills. There are also maps, correspondence, campaign advertising, voter lists, clippings, and other materials related to Hill's interest in New York City's Democratic Party, 1900-1902, and a number of personal and family materials, including information on Hill's estate and sympathy letters upon his death, answered by Hill's son George Watts Hill. A number of architectural drawings, some for building in Durham, are also included. The Addition of November 2008 contains correspondence, financial records, and other materials related to the personal and professional activities of John Sprunt Hill and Annie Sprunt Hill. Included are letters and other materials related to John Sprunt Hill's election to the North Carolina General Assembly in 1934; his work on the consolidation of the University of North Carolina system, 1934-1936; speeeches; clippings; and other professional materials. There are letterbooks containing business correspondence, mostly belonging to John Sprunt Hill, but with occasional letters from Annie Watts Hill, 1920-1925; a ledger listing stocks held by the Hills, 1906-1923; genealogies of the Watts family; photographic postcards of buildings around Durham, N.C., likely taken by Hill's son, George Watts Hill, in 1930; financial materials of Annie Watts Hill and her estate; and a scrapbook of undated photographs, likely taken sometime in the mid-to-late 19th-century in Scotland, England, and France.
Creator Hill, John Sprunt, b. 1869.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Sprunt Hill Papers #3564, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the John Sprunt Hill Estate, Durham, N.C., in January 1962; George Watts Hill, Durham, N.C., in June 1965; and Mary L. Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C., in June 2004 (Acc. 99799) and November 2008 (Acc. 101025).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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John Sprunt Hill was born on 17 March 1869 in Faison, Duplin County, N.C. He was the son of William Edward Hill and Frances Diana Hill. After leaving school at age twelve, he worked in a country store for four years. He then attended the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1889 with a Ph.B. Following graduation, Hill taught at Faison High School for two years. He began attending law school at the University of North Carolina in 1891 and, in 1892, moved to New York City to complete his degree at Columbia University. Hill graduated with a law degree in 1894 and that same year was admitted to the bar in New York and began practicing.

Hill opened his own law firm and practiced estate law, becoming a well-regarded and successful lawyer. In 1898, Hill partipated in the Spanish-American War, fighting in Puerto Rico. He returned to New York and continued his law practice, also becoming involved with the Democratic Party in Manhattan. He joined and served as a leader in groups like the Reform Club and the Young Men's Democratic Club. Hill ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 1900, but was defeated.

Hill married Annie Louise Watts on 29 November 1899. Her father was George Washington Watts, a North Carolina businessman who had co-founded the American Tobacco Company. After several years of marriage, Hill decided to move with his wife and young son to Durham, N.C., to go into business with his father-in-law. Watts and Hill became powerful partners in the growing city. They founded the Home Savings Bank and Durham Loan & Trust Company. Hill served as president and chair of the board of these institutions, respectively. In 1916, Watts and Hill founded the Home Security Life Insurance Company. In response to the deep economic depression of the 1930s, they reorganized the Durham Loan & Trust Company into the Durham Bank & Trust Company in 1931. In 1950, the Home Savings Bank merged with the Durham Bank & Trust. In early 1961, shortly before Hill's death, the Durham Bank & Trust became Central Carolina Bank and Trust Company.

In addition to banking and insurance, Hill was active in a wide variety of other areas. He served as vice-president of Erwin Cotton Mills from 1908 to 1910. A golf enthusiast, he began building what became the Hillandale Country Club in Durham in 1909. Hill donated the golf course to Durham in 1934, one of many philanthropic gifts the Hills made to the city. In the 1910s, Hill became interested in farmers' co-operative organizations and credit unions and launched a personal campaign to help establish them around North Carolina. Hill served on the North Carolina Highway Commission from 1921 to 1931, then successfully ran for a seat in the North Carolina Senate, serving from 1933 to 1938.

Perhaps Hill's longest-running interest was his love of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He donated generously from the time of his graduation in 1889 until his death. In 1904, Hill was named a trustee of the University of North Carolina and continued as a trustee of the consolidated university in 1932. Hill remained a trustee for the rest of his life. In 1920, Hill built the Carolina Inn next to the University of North Carolina campus and later donated the hotel to the University. The profits from the hotel helped support what became the North Carolina Collection in the Wilson Library. Hill and his family made numerous other financial donations for University projects.

Annie Watts Hill died on 26 March 1940. She and John Sprunt Hill had three children: George Watts Hill, Laura Valinda Hill DuBose and Frances Faison Hill Fox.

John Sprunt Hill died on 29 July 1961 at the age of 92.

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The John Sprunt Hill collection consists of correspondence, family materials, letterbooks, minutes, planning materials, clippings, maps, photographs, and other materials related to Hill's career as a North Carolina banker, lawyer, and legislator, and his interest in genealogy. The collection includes genealogical studies and genealogical correspondence, primarily from the 20th century. They concern the Hill family and related families in Virginia and in Duplin County, N.C. Other family names mentioned include Beal, Brownrigg, Buckner, Campbell, Dudley, Faison, Hill, Jennings, Lanier, Latham, Littlejohn, Major, McCulloch, Montfort, Sims, Snead, Stith, Watts, Wilcox, and Williams. The collection also includes 17th- through 19th-century family papers, including wills, deeds, and letters.

Other items relate to John Sprunt Hill's service as a North Carolina state senator, mainly on the topics of liquor legislation and the issues relating to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. There are also letterbooks, correspondence, and other materials relating to Hill's career as a New York City lawyer and Durham, N.C., businessman. The letterbooks address Hill's legal work, the founding of the Durham Loan & Trust, other Durham business issues, the death of George Washington Watts and the disbursement of his estate, the building and furnishing of Hill family homes, and North Carolina highways. Businesses and organizations mentioned include banks like the Durham Loan & Trust, Durham Bank & Trust, and Home Savings Bank; farmers' co-operatives; insurance companies like the Home Security Life Insurance Company; government organizations like the City of Durham and the North Carolina Highway Commission; and other business ventures like Erwin Mills.

There are also maps, correspondence, campaign advertising, voter lists, clippings, and other materials related to Hill's interest in the New York City Democratic Party and its campaigns, 1900-1902. Personal materials about the life and interests of Hill include biographical materials, tributes, photographs, and clippings. Personal materials also include information about organizations of interest to Hill; his writings and stories; family financial materials and family history materials; information about his death and estate; and sympathy correspondence following Hill's death, which were answered by his son, George Watts Hill (1901-1993). Also included are architectural drawings for Harwood Hall, Hillandale Dairy, the Durham Loan & Trust, and the Washington Duke Hotel, all located in Durham, N.C.; plans for Wakefield Farm, a service station, and Bankers Building; and other items.

The Addition of November 2008 contains correspondence, financial records, and other materials related to the personal and professional activities of John Sprunt Hill and Annie Sprunt Hill. Included are letters and other materials related to John Sprunt Hill's election to the North Carolina General Assembly in 1934; his work on the consolidation of the University of North Carolina system, 1934-1936; speeeches; clippings; and other professional materials. There are letterbooks containing business correspondence, mostly belonging to John Sprunt Hill, but with occasional letters from Annie Watts Hill, 1920-1925; a ledger listing stocks held by the Hills, 1906-1923; genealogies of the Watts family; photographic postcards of buildings around Durham, N.C., likely taken by Hill's son, George Watts Hill, in 1930; financial materials of Annie Watts Hill and her estate; and a scrapbook of undated photographs, likely taken sometime in the mid-to-late 19th-century in Scotland, England, and France.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Family Materials, 1679-1955.

About 1500 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955.

About 1,750 items.

Arrangement: chronological, then by family name.

Families include Beal, Brownrigg, Buckner, Campbell, Dudley, Faison, Hill, Jennings, Lanier, Latham, Littlejohn, Major, McCulloch, Montfort, Sims, Snead, Stith, Watts, Wilcox, and Williams.

Folder 1

1895-1899 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 1

Folder 2

1900-February 1901 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 2

Folder 3

1901: March-December #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 3

Folder 4

1902 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 4

Folder 5

1903-1904 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 5

Folder 6

1906-1916 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 6

Folder 7

1917-1927 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 7

Folder 8

1928-1929 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 8

Folder 9-10

Folder 9

Folder 10

1930 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 9-10

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

1931 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 11-12

Folder 13

1932 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 13

Folder 14

1933 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 14

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

1934 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 15-16

Folder 17-18

Folder 17

Folder 18

1935 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 17-18

Folder 19-21

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

1936 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 19-21

Folder 22-23

Folder 22

Folder 23

1937 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 22-23

Folder 24-25

Folder 24

Folder 25

1938 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 24-25

Folder 26-28

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

1939 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 26-28

Folder 29

1940 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 29

Folder 30-32

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

1941 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 30-32

Folder 33

1942 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 33

Folder 34

1943 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 34

Folder 35-36

Folder 35

Folder 36

1944 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 35-36

Folder 37

1945 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 37

Folder 38

1946-1955 #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 38

Folder 39

Beall-Watts #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 39

Folder 40

Buckner-Stith-Major #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 40

Folder 41

Dudley #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 41

Folder 42-45

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Faison #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 42-45

Folder 46-49

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Hill #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 46-49

Folder 50

J #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 50

Folder 51

L #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 51

Folder 52

S #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 52

Folder 53

T-Z #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 53

Folder 54

Undated #03564, Subseries: "1.1. Genealogical Correspondence, 1895-1955." Folder 54

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About 2,050 items.

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About 500 items.

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7 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letterbooks used by John Sprunt Hill to record his outgoing letters. Each book has an index, where the name of the recipient was recorded along with the pages of the letterbook on which the corresponding letters can be found. Topics include Hill's legal work in New York City and Durham, the founding of the Durham Loan & Trust, other Durham business issues, the death of George Washington Watts and the disbursement of his estate, the building and furnishing of Hill family homes, and North Carolina highways.

Oversize Volume SV-3564/1

Letterbook: "John Sprunt Hill and Estate Gouverneur," 1899-1901 #03564, Subseries: "3.1. Letterbooks, 1899-1931." SV-3564/1

Letters documenting Hill's career as an attorney in New York City at the turn of the 20th century.

Oversize Volume SV-3564/2

Letterbook, circa 1901-1904 #03564, Subseries: "3.1. Letterbooks, 1899-1931." SV-3564/2

Durham-based letters documenting the establishment of the Durham Loan & Trust Company.

Oversize Volume SV-3564/3

Letterbook, 1901-1904 #03564, Subseries: "3.1. Letterbooks, 1899-1931." SV-3564/3

Durham-based letters documenting the establishment of the Durham Loan & Trust Company.

Oversize Volume SV-3564/4

Letterbook: "PRIVATE - Mr. John Sprunt Hill," 1904-1908 #03564, Subseries: "3.1. Letterbooks, 1899-1931." SV-3564/4

Letters documenting the business decisions of the Durham Loan & Trust, among other subjects.

Oversize Volume SV-3564/5

Letterbook: "John Sprunt Hill," 24 September 1918-24 May 1920 #03564, Subseries: "3.1. Letterbooks, 1899-1931." SV-3564/5

Letters about Durham businesses and North Carolina highways.

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Letterbook, 1921-1929 #03564, Subseries: "3.1. Letterbooks, 1899-1931." SV-3564/6

Letters about George Washington Watts's death and the disbursement of his estate.

Oversize Volume SV-3564/7

Letterbook, 1927-1931 #03564, Subseries: "3.1. Letterbooks, 1899-1931." SV-3564/7

Letters about Durham businesses, North Carolina highways, and the building and furnishing of Hill homes.

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About 500 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Correspondence, minutes, planning materials, and other items related to a number of businesses and organizations in which Hill worked or served in some capacity. These organizations include banks, farmers' co-operatives, insurance companies, the City of Durham, the North Carolina Highway Commission, and Erwin Mills.

Folder 61

Bank buildings, 1937-1961 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 61

Folder 62

City of Durham: City Planning Commission Plan, 1927 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 62

Folder 63

City of Durham: Clippings, 1931-1933 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 63

Folder 64

City of Durham: Reports, 1931-1932 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 64

Folder 65

Durham Bank & Trust Company, 1956-1957 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 65

Audiotape T-3564/1

Durham Bank & Trust Company: Comments on founding, 2 April 1953 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." T-3564/1

Folder 66

Durham Loan & Trust Company, 1920-1932 and undated #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 66

Folder 67

Durham Realty & Insurance Company: Deeds, 1929 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 67

Folder 68

Erwin Mills, 1937-1955 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 68

Folder 69

Estate Gouverneur, circa 1900 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 69

Folder 70

Farmers' co-ops and rural credits, 1915-1951 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 70

Folder 71

General banking documents, 1931-1934 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 71

Folder 72-73

Folder 72

Folder 73

General financial institution information (New York), circa 1900-1903 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 72-73

Folder 74

Highway Commission: Certificate of Appointment, 1 April 1923 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 74

Folder 75

Home Savings Bank: Act of Incorporation, undated #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 75

Folder 76

Home Savings Bank: Stationery and furnishings, 1903 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 76

Folder 77

Home Security Life Insurance Company, 1916-1955 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 77

Folder 78

Home Security Life Insurance Company: Executive Committee meeting agenda, 12 November 1951 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 78

Folder 79

Watts-Hill Building furnishings, 1903 #03564, Subseries: "3.2. Other Materials, 1900-1961." Folder 79

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About 750 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Maps, correspondence, campaign advertising, voter lists, clippings, and other materials related to Hill's work with New York City's Democratic Party during the years 1900 to 1902.

Folder 80

13th Election District, circa 1902 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 80

Folder 81

14th Congressional District bid, 1900-1902 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 81

Folder 82

15th Congressional District map, 1901 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 82

Folder 83

19th Assembly District Democratic Primary, Kehoe versus Sexton, 1902 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 83

Folder 84

19th Congressional District documents and maps, 1902 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 84

Folder 85

21st Assembly District, circa 1900 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 85

Folder 86

23rd Assembly District, circa 1900 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 86

Folder 87

Campaign of Edgar Morse Shepard, 1901 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 87

Folder 88

Captain William Astor Chanler 14th district campaign, undated #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 88

Folder 89

Democratic Party return cards, October-November 1901 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 89

Folder 90

Political clippings, pamphlets, and notes, circa 1901 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 90

Folder 91

Proposed Plan for National Democratic Club, circa 1901 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 91

Folder 92

Reapportionment of Constitutional Districts, circa 1900-1902 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 92

Folder 93-94

Folder 93

Folder 94

Reform Club, 1901-1902 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 93-94

Folder 95

Tammany Hall correspondence, 1902 and undated #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 95

Folder 96

Tammany Times, 8 March 1902 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 96

Folder 97

Tilden Club, undated #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 97

Folder 98-101

Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

Voter lists, circa 1900 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 98-101

Folder 102-103

Folder 102

Folder 103

Voter lists, circa 1902 #03564, Subseries: "4. New York City Political Materials, 1900-1902." Folder 102-103

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About 800 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Materials related to the life of John Sprunt Hill, including biographical materials, tributes, photographs, and clippings. Also included are information about organizations of interest to Hill; his writings and stories; family financial materials and family history materials; information about his death and estate; and sympathy correspondence following Hill's death (answered by his son, George Watts Hill).

Folder 104

Biographical materials, 1937-1966 and undated #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 104

Folder 105-106

Folder 105

Folder 106

Clippings, circa 1949-1965 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 105-106

Folder 107

Clippings: Death, 1961 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 107

Folder 108

Correspondence, 1901-1958 and undated #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 108

Folder 109

Death announcements, 1961 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 109

Folder 110

Donation of Carolina Inn, 1935 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 110

Folder 111-113

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

Estate, 1961-1962 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 111-113

Folder 114

Estate: Accounting, 1 August 1966-31 July 1967 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 114

Folder 115

Estate of Annie Louise Watts Hill: Brief and argument, undated #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 115

Folder 116

Family financial documents, 1897, 1931-1956 and undated #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 116

Folder 117

Family stories, undated #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 117

Folder 118

Funeral book, 1961 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 118

Folder 119

Hill family coat of arms, undated #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 119

Folder 120

Hill genealogy, undated #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 120

Folder 121

New York Southern Society, 1899-1901 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 121

Folder 122

North Carolina Society, New York City, 1902 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 122

Image Folder P-3564/1

Photographs #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." P-3564/1

Folder 123

Resolutions and tributes, 1962 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 123

Folder 124

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, circa 1900 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 124

Folder 125

Squadron A Roster, circa 1900 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 125

Folder 126-127

Folder 126

Folder 127

Sympathy correspondence, July 1961-March 1962 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 126-127

Folder 128

Textile Workers Voice, August 1950 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 128

Folder 129

George Washington Watts materials, 1937 and undated #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 129

Folder 130

Will, 22 May 1958 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 130

Folder 131

Writings and speeches, 1892-1936 #03564, Subseries: "5. Personal Materials, 1892-1967." Folder 131

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6. Architectural Drawings and Plans, 1895-1955.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025).

About 500 items.

Arrangement: Chronological and by format and creator, with materials related to John Sprunt and Annie Watts Hill preceeding those related to John Sprunt Hill alone.

Correspondence, financial records, and other materials related to the personal and professional activities of John Sprunt Hill and Annie Sprunt Hill. Included are letters and other materials related to John Sprunt Hill's election to the North Carolina General Assembly in 1934; his work on the consolidation of the University of North Carolina system, 1934-1936; speeeches; clippings; and other professional materials. There are letterbooks containing business correspondence, mostly belonging to John Sprunt Hill, but with occasional letters from Annie Watts Hill, 1920-1925; a ledger listing stocks held by the Hills, 1906-1923; genealogies of the Watts family; photographic postcards of buildings around Durham, N.C., likely taken by Hill's son, George Watts Hill, in 1930; financial materials of Annie Watts Hill and her estate; and a scrapbook of undated photographs, likely taken sometime in the mid-to-late 19th-century in Scotland, England, and France.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3564/8

Watts family genealogies #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." OPF-3564/8

Oversize Volume SV-3564/8

Photograph album, undated #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." SV-3564/8

Contains undated photographs, likely taken sometime in the mid-to-late 19th century. Accompanying captions indicate that the photographs were taken in Scotland, England, and France.

Image Folder PF-3564/2

Photographic postcards: Durham, N.C., 1930 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." PF-3564/2

About 30

Oversize Volume SV-3564/9

Hill, John Sprunt and Annie Watts: Stock ledger, 1906-1923 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." SV-3564/9

Folder 132

Hill, John Sprunt and Annie Watts: Letterbook, 1920-1922 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 132

Folder 133

Hill, John Sprunt and Annie Watts: Letterbook, 1924-1925 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 133

Folder 134

Hill, John Sprunt and Annie Watts: Financial materials, 1926-1929 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 134

Folder 135

Hill, John Sprunt and Annie Watts: Financial materials, 1936-1944 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 135

Includes financial materials, 1940-1944, related to the disbursement of the Annie Watts Hill estate.

Folder 136-138

Folder 136

Folder 137

Folder 138

Business materials, 1904-1927 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 136-138

Folder 139

Speeches, 1924, 1927 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 139

Folder 140

State senate race, 1934 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 140

Folder 141

General Assembly: University of North Carolina consolidation materials, 1934-1936 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 141

Folder 142

General Assembly: Letters, clippings, 1935 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 142

Folder 143

Membership certificates, 1929, 1943 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 143

Folder 144-145

Folder 144

Folder 145

Personal materials and clippings, 1923-1945 #03564, Series: "Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025)." Folder 144-145

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Processing Information

Processed by: Paul Puryear, Valerie Gillispie, April 1972, September 2005

Encoded by: Valerie Gillispie, September 2005

This collection was reprocessed with support from Mary L. Hill.

The Addition of November 2008 (Acc. 101025) processed by Martin Gengenbach, June 2011.

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