unc logo

Collection Number: 04754

Collection Title: M. H. Jones Papers, 1927-1937

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


expand/collapse Expand/collapse Collection Overview

Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 300 items)
Abstract M. H. Jones was a lumber merchant of New Bern, N.C. His wife Eula's father J. J. Bagwell owned a tobacco farm in Garner, Wake County, N.C. Children of M. H. and Eula included Dorothy and Whitmel; Eula's sister Flossie married Needham L. Broughton. Chiefly letters relating to the settlement of J. J. Bagwell's estate, to the management and sale of property in Garner and elsewhere in the state, and to Jones's lumber business. Letters relating to the estate settlement include those between M. H. and Eula and between Eula and Flossie and Needham, all aimed at working out problems arising from dividing property and assets among Bagwell's survivors. Property management and sale letters relate chiefly to growing tobacco in Garner and to selling the old home place. Lumber business materials document Jones's trade with dealers in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and other locations; some letters show that Whitmel Jones was also involved in the business. Most letters record routine business affairs, but there is a series of letters in mid-1934 that relate to a mild dispute about lumber price-code violations.
Creator Jones, M. H.
Language English
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Information For Users

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 M. H. Jones papers #4754, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Frank A. Daniels, Jr., of Raleigh, N.C., in July 1993 (Acc. 95062).
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.
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subject Headings

The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Biographical Information

M. H. Jones was a lumber merchant of New Bern, N.C. His wife Eula's father J. J. Bagwell owned a tobacco farm in Garner, Wake County, N.C. Children of M. H. and Eula included Dorothy and Whitmel; Eula's sister Flossie married Needham L. Broughton.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Scope and Content

Chiefly letters relating to the settlement of J. J. Bagwell's estate, to the management and sale of property in Garner and elsewhere in the state, and to Jones's lumber business. Letters relating to the estate settlement include those between M. H. and Eula and between Eula and Flossie and Needham, all aimed at working out problems arising from dividing property and assets among Bagwell's survivors. Property management and sale letters relate chiefly to growing tobacco in Garner and to selling the old home place. Lumber business materials document Jones's trade with dealers in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and other locations; some letters show that Whitmel Jones was also involved in the business. Most letters record routine business affairs, but there is a series of letters in mid-1934 that relate to a mild dispute about lumber price-code violations.

Back to Top

Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse M. H. Jones Papers, 1927-1937.

Back to Top

Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, June 1995

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Back to Top