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Collection Number: 04225

Collection Title: Kenan Family Papers, 1748-1996

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1,400 items)
Abstract Kenan family, chiefly of Duplin County, N.C., and Dallas County, Ala., and the related Graham family of Duplin County. The collection includes correspondence among various members of the Kenan and Graham families, relating to activities of relatives in North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, and other southern states. Letters document the political, domestic, and economic interests of well-to-do Southerners between 1810 and 1900. In their letters, the Kenans and Grahams discussed contemporary concerns, such as slavery and plantation life; the activities of Confederate congressman Owen Rand Kenan (1804-1887); educational opportunities for young men and women; religion; agricultural problems in the old and new South; turn-of-the-century experiences of young scholars and other members of the Kenan family; and the role of William R. Kenan, Jr. (1872-1965), in publicizing the discovery of calcium carbide. In addition to the letters, there are financial and legal papers that pertain to the political, business, and military activities of various Kenans and Grahams. Also included are account books, bills and receipts, printed material, and miscellaneous papers illustrating the wide-ranging interests of members of these two families: Thomas S. Kenan's Civil War service in the 43rd N.C. Regiment; medicine; the University of North Carolina, especially in the 1890s; women's work; the Democratic Party; and the restoration of Liberty Hall, the Kenan homestead in Kenansville, Duplin County, N.C. Also included are a few recipe books; a brief travel diary from trips to Canada in 1895 and 1897; and photographs of various family members and their acquaintances, including Graham Kenan (1883-1920) and friends during their undergraduate days at the University of North Carolina, ca. 1904. Union Carbide materials include two letterpress books documenting the early history of the Union Carbide Company and its predecessor companies and "Union Carbide Corporation: A Brief Look at Historical Highlights" (1991) by M. A. Hill, which traces the formation of the company and the growth of chemicals and plastics production and technical facilities in the United States. The Addition of 2007 contains correspondence, notes, and clippings, 1806-1947, pertaining to the Kenan family, chiefly to Chauncey Graham and Stephen Graham, and to Mary Lilly Kenan Flagler Bingham. The Addition of February 2008 includes a likeness of James Kenan (1740-1810).
Creator Kenan family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of video tape (folder 58) may require production of a viewing copy.
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 Kenan Family Papers #4225, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typescripts of photocopies of original materials, which are privately held, were loaned for microfilming in August 1980. The microfilm copy constitutes Series 6.
Microfilm copies of volumes 17 and 18 are available. Other parts of this collection are available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries , Series A, part 8 (reels 24-27).
  • Reel 1: Series 6
  • Reel 2: Volume 17-Volume 18
Acquisitions Information
Received from Thomas S. Kenan III; transferred from the Thomas Kenan Papers, the Thomas Stephen Kenan Papers, and the William Rand Kenan, Jr., Papers; received from Frank H. Kenan of Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1991; received from Max Hill of Carmel, Ind., in 2001. Videotapes received from Wyndham Robertson in June 1996 (Acc. 96093). Received from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust via Tom S. Kenan III in January 2004 (Acc. 99693). Received from Leonora R. Beggs in July 2007 (Acc. 100718). Digital image of James Kenan received from Charles Ingram in February 2008 (Acc. 100861).
Location of Originals
Typescripts of photocopies of original materials, which are privately held, were loaned for microfilming in August 1980. The microfilm copy constitutes Series 6.
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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The Kenan and Graham families have been prominent in North Carolina since the early days of the area's settlement. Thomas Kenan (d. 1766) moved to the colony in the 1730s and established himself in Duplin County. Thomas's oldest son, James (1740-1810), fought in the Revolution and was the progenitor of most of the Kenans who figure in these papers. For a likeness of James Kenan see the Addition of February 2008.

Thomas Kenan (1771-1843), James's first son, married Mary Rand (1781-1856) and was the father of Owen Rand Kenan (1804-1887), a noted Confederate congressman. Owen and his sister Mary Rand Kenan (1823-1855) married into the Graham family. Most of the Kenans of Owen's generation moved in 1833 to Dallas County, Ala., leaving Owen Rand Kenan behind to manage the family's holdings in North Carolina. Owen's descendants include James Graham Kenan, a public official in Duplin County; William Rand Kenan, Sr., prominent citizen of Wilmington, N.C., and trustee of the University of North Carolina; William Rand Kenan, Jr., chemist, prosperous businessman, and philanthropist; Owen Hill Kenan, a physician; and Mary Lily Kenan, who married, first, Henry Morrison Flagler and, second, Robert Worth Bingham, U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.

Sarah Rebecca Graham (1817-1871) married Owen Kenan in 1836, and her brother, Chauncey William Graham (1819-1866), married Owen's sister Mary in 1846. John Graham emigrated to America in 1718 and settled in the North. One of John's grandsons, Chauncey, moved to the Murfreesboro, N.C., area in 1788, and Chauncey's son, Stephen, father of Sarah and Chauncey Williams Graham, settled near Kenansville. Stephen and his progeny became large landowners in Duplin County.

Note that the chart below lists only family members who figure significantly in these papers.

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An important part of the Kenan family papers consists of letters among various members of the Kenan and Graham families. This correspondence relates to activities of relatives in North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, and other southern states. It concerns the political, domestic, and economic interests of well-to-do southerners between 1810 and 1900. In their letters, the Kenans and Grahams discussed contemporary concerns, such as slavery; educational opportunities for young men and women; religion; agricultural problems; turn-of-the-century experiences of young scholars and other members of the Kenan family; and the role of William R. Kenan, Jr., in publicizing the discovery of calcium carbide.

In addition to the letters, there are financial and legal papers that pertain to the political, business, and military activities of various Kenans and Grahams. Also included are diaries, account books, printed materials, pictures, and miscellaneous papers that illustrate the wide-ranging interests of members of these two families--in medicine; the University of North Carolina and other institutions; travel in the United States and Canada; women's work; the Democratic Party; and the restoration of Liberty Hall, the Kenan homestead in Duplin County, N.C. Union Carbide materials include two letterpress books documenting the early history of the Union Carbide Company and its predecessor companies and "Union Carbide Corporation: A Brief Look at Historical Highlights" (1991) by M. A. Hill, which traces the formation of the company and the growth of chemicals and plastics production and technical facilities in the United States. There is also a reel of microfilm containing typed transcriptions of public records relating to Kenan family members. The Addition of 2007 contains correspondence, notes, and clippings, 1806-1947, pertaining to the Kenan family, chiefly to Chauncey Graham and Stephen Graham, and to Mary Lilly Kenan Flagler Bingham. The Addition of 2008 includes a likeness of James Kenan (1740-1810).

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated.

About 350 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Largely family correspondence of Graham and Kenan family members. Letters among members of the Graham family are chiefly from the 1810s through the 1860s, while correspondence of the Kenans is scattered throughout these years and constitutes the bulk of the later material.

Early letters describe the family life and education of the Kenans and the Grahams. Included are references to slave riots and rebellions, various political events, religious matters, and the agricultural pursuits of Kenan family members. Letters from the 1860s through the 1880s relate to the role Owen Rand Kenan played in the Confederate government, comment of experiences of the Kenans in the Civil War--as soldiers, prisoners of war, and observers--and contain additional information about the Kenans' farm and business pursuits.

Correspondence of the 1890s consists mainly of letters to and from Owen Hill Kenan, a physician. During the 1930s and early 1940s, letters document William R. Kenan, Jr.'s interest in clarifying the historical record of how he and others discovered calcium carbide at Chapel Hill. Other correspondence consists business letters, greeting cards, and other letters relating to Owen Hill Kenan.

Folder 1

1780; 1809-1819 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1820-1827 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1831-1835 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1836-1837 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1838-1842 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1843 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1844-1849 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1850-1852 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1853-1855 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1856-1860 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1861-1863 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1864 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1865-1867; 1872 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1873 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1874-1878 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1890-1893 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 16

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Folder 18

1894 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 17-18

Folder 19

1895 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1896 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1897-1919 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1926-1932 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1938-1944 #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1968-1979 and undated #04225, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1780-1979 and undated." Folder 24

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About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Mostly bills, receipts, account records, and promissory notes of the Kenans and the Grahams. Antebellum items include legal and medical receipts, receipts for sales of slaves and other slave papers, and papers collected by Owen Rand Kenan and Stephen Graham as administrators of various estates. Civil War materials consist primarily of receipts and bills of Thomas S. Kenan, colonel of the 43rd North Carolina Regiment. Later papers are lumber receipts from Kenan enterprises, tax and insurance receipts and papers, and other personal and family finance items.

Folder 25

1760; 1792-1833 #04225, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1760-1939 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

1842-1849 #04225, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1760-1939 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

1850-1859 #04225, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1760-1939 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

1860-1861 #04225, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1760-1939 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

1862-1870 #04225, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1760-1939 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

1872-1879 #04225, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1760-1939 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

1880-1889 #04225, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1760-1939 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

1890-1896 #04225, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1760-1939 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

1897-1905 #04225, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1760-1939 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

1912-1939 and undated #04225, Series: "2. Financial Material, 1760-1939 and undated." Folder 34

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About 135 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Deeds, surveys, wills, estate papers, agreements, indentures, contracts, warrants, and other legal papers of Graham and Kenan family members. Early papers include land grants to and from various Kenans; copies of wills of Thomas, Elizabeth, James, and Sarah Kenan and of Sally Graham; and items relating to Graham and Kenan professional concerns, slaves, lands, and domestic affairs. Material from the 1850s and 1860s includes papers of Owen Rand Kenan and Thomas Stephen Kenan relating to business and professional concerns, land, participation in the Civil War, and other matters. Later papers pertain to James Graham Kenan's lumber interests and his activities as sheriff of Duplin County. There are also papers relating to insurance policies and to various other undertakings of the Kenans. See also Series 6.

Folder 35

1755-1767; 1790-1819 #04225, Series: "3. Legal Material, 1755-1914." Folder 35

Folder 36

1820-1839 #04225, Series: "3. Legal Material, 1755-1914." Folder 36

Folder 37

1843-1859 #04225, Series: "3. Legal Material, 1755-1914." Folder 37

Folder 38

1860-1863 #04225, Series: "3. Legal Material, 1755-1914." Folder 38

Folder 39

1864-1883 #04225, Series: "3. Legal Material, 1755-1914." Folder 39

Folder 40

1885-1892 #04225, Series: "3. Legal Material, 1755-1914." Folder 40

Folder 41

1894-1914 #04225, Series: "3. Legal Material, 1755-1914." Folder 41

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About 65 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly newspaper articles, many about Kenan family members; political and agricultural society broadsides; and pamphlets. Among the early items are lodge bylaws, slave patrol regulations, campaign literature, and miscellaneous government publications. Duplin County and Kenan family history and the restoration and opening as a historic site of Liberty Hall, the Kenan family home in Kenansville, are major topics of the later material. See also Series 6.

Folder 42

1833-1872 #04225, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1974 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

1877-1888 #04225, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1974 and undated." Folder 43

Folder 44

1893-1896 #04225, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1974 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

1897-1900 #04225, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1974 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

1937-1968 #04225, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1974 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

1971-1974 #04225, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1974 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

Undated #04225, Series: "4. Printed Material, 1833-1974 and undated." Folder 48

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About 220 items.
Folder 49

Miscellaneous lists, 1853-1968 #04225, Series: "5. Other Material, 1789-1996 and undated." Folder 49

A list of slave births; voting returns, presumably from Duplin County; two morning reports of Company, 43rd North Carolina Regiment; and various other lists.

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Certificates, 1865 and undated #04225, Series: "5. Other Material, 1789-1996 and undated." Folder 50

Membership certificates, military appointments, and other items.

Folder 51

Lyrics, poems, word games, 1928-1919 and undated #04225, Series: "5. Other Material, 1789-1996 and undated." Folder 51

Various songs, poems, and instructions for writing in code.

Folder 52

Recipes and household hints, 1810-1899 #04225, Series: "5. Other Material, 1789-1996 and undated." Folder 52

Handwritten and printed recipes and household hints collected by the Kenans.

Folder 53

Class notes, medical papers, 1893-1899 #04225, Series: "5. Other Material, 1789-1996 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54

Owen Hill Kenan materials, 1890s #04225, Series: "5. Other Material, 1789-1996 and undated." Folder 54

Calling cards, advertisements, excursion passes, and other items from Owen Hill Kenan's time in Baltimore.

Folder 55

Tests and examinations, 1890-1899 #04225, Series: "5. Other Material, 1789-1996 and undated." Folder 55

College tests in chemistry, medicine, arithmetic, grammar, and geography.

Folder 56

Writings, 1880s and undated #04225, Series: "5. Other Material, 1789-1996 and undated." Folder 56

A speech, perhaps by Thomas Stephen Kenan, to the Confederate veterans of Duplin County, and two other speeches.

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Folder 58

Genealogical materials, 1789-1996 and undated #04225, Series: "5. Other Material, 1789-1996 and undated." Folder 57-58

Notes, sketches, essays, and other papers relating to the Graham, Kenan, Howard, and other families. Also included are two copies of a video tape of Frank Kenan's 1996 funeral, shot by WTVD in Durham, N.C. (VT-4225/1-2; broadcast video cassettes).

Folder 59

Miscellaneous notes, 1894-1896 and undated #04225, Series: "5. Other Material, 1789-1996 and undated." Folder 59

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1 item.
Reel M-4225/1

Materials relating to members of the Kenan family of Duplin County, N.C. #04225, Series: "6. Microfilm, 1748-1966." Reel M-4225/1

Typescripts of photocopies of original materials, which are privately held, were loaned for microfilming in August 1980.

Part I: Deeds, ca. 1744-1966, 466 pp. Kenan family members as grantors. Includes index.

Part II: Deeds, ca. 1749-1940, 244 pp. Kenan family members as grantors. Includes index.

Part III: Miscellaneous Kenan family papers, 1790-1896, 27 pp. These include letters, commissions, and a land grant involving various members of the Kenan family. Only two letters, 26 September 1831 and 20 September 1833, are not available in Series 1.

Part IV: Kenan family Duplin County court records, 1815-1927, 28 pp. Includes two indexes, one to abstracts of Duplin County records included in these typed transcripts and the other to Duplin County records in the office of the Duplin County Clerk of the Court.

Part V: Wills, 1762-1920, 85 pp. Kenan family members wills. Includes index.

Part VI: Kenan family members in The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina and other historical works, ca. 1748-1926, 385 pp. Includes index.

Part VII: Marriage records, 1788-1901, 3 pp. List of Kenan family brides and grooms.

Part VIII: "The Kenans of Duplin County, North Carolina," undated, 5 pp. Biographical sketches of early Kenans in Duplin County, including Thomas Kenan, who immigrated from Great Britain, and his sons and grandsons.

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16 items.
Folder 61

Volume 1: Account book, 1859-1881, 94 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 61

Account book, owner unknown, but various members of the Kenan family are mentioned in entries (formerly volume 3).

Folder 62

Volume 2: Account book/medical notebook, 1864-1866 and 1866-1891, 320 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 62

Account book and medical notebook of Chauncey William Graham. Entries 1866-1891 relate to Graham's estate (formerly volume 4).

Folder 63

Volume 3: Notebook, 1869?, 60 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 63

Notebook of Annie E. Hill Kenan, containing chiefly religious remarks (formerly volume 1).

Folder 64

Volume 4: Notebook, 1855-1875, 92 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 64

College and legal notebook of Thomas C. Kenan (formerly volume 2).

Folder 65

Volume 5: Journal, 1895, 1897, 40 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 65

Brief journal of trips made by Annie Kenan to Canada in 1895 and 1897.

Folder 66

Volume 6: Notebook, 1890s, 6 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 66

Notebook, probably of Annie Dickson Kenan, containing addresses (formerly volume 8).

Volumes 7-10: Notebooks, 1890s, about 20 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 66

Notebooks, probably of Owen Hill Kenan, while at school in the 1890s (formerly volumes 9-12).

Folder 67

Volume 11: Notebook, 1904-1905, 74 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 67

College notebook of Graham Kenan (formerly volume 14).

Folder 68

Volume 12: Recipe book, 1837-1890s, 143 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 68

Recipe book of Annie Kenan with miscellaneous other entries, including a few accounts of Owen R. Kenan (formerly volume 6).

Folder 69

Volume 13: Recipe book, undated, 48 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 69

Recipe book, owner unknown (formerly volume 7).

Folder 70

Volume 14: Analysis of Republican Party politics, 1902, 384 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 70

Analysis of Republican Party politics, published by the Democratic Congressional Committee (formerly volume 13).

Folder 71

Volume 15: Souvenir handbook, 1907, about 50 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 71

D. Hill's souvenir handbook of the 1907 United Confederate Veterans' reunion.

Folder 72

Volume 16: "Discovery and Identification of Calcium Carbide in the United States" by William R. Kenan, Jr., 1939, 27 pp. #04225, Series: "7. Volumes, 1859-1939." Folder 72

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62 items.
Image P-4225(F)/1

Framed portrait of Sarah Graham Kenan #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225(F)/1

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Jessie Hargrave Kenan?, 1890s #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/2

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Sarah Graham Kenan, ca. 1955 #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/3

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Martha, the cook at Liberty Hall, 1880s? #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/4

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Jefferson Davis, 1880s? #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/5

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"The Kenansville Beauties," 1894? #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/6

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Anne Huntington Richards, 1931 #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/7

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Julia LaBau Richards, 1931 #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/8

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"S. M. Alfonso XIII Deauville" (postcard), 1922 #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/9

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"W. G. Sutton, Adjutant of D.S.," undated #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/10

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"Mrs. Thos. B. Pierce Residence" (postcard), undated #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/11

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Kenan family coat of arms, undated #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/12

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H. M. Flagler, 1906 #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/13

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Josephus Daniels and Addie Daniels, undated #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/14

"We send fond feelings from the Embassy fireside."

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"Mary Monk, Mrs. Kenan's maid," undated #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/15

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Unidentified girl and nurse, undated #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/16

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Graham Kenan and others, 1900s #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." P-4225/17-57

Photographs of Graham Kenan and others taken when Kenan was an undergraduate (A.B. 1904) at the University of North Carolina. Many of the photographs are of Kenan and his friends at the Mount Pisgah Forest retreat belonging to Professor Schenck of the University. There are a few photographs of campus buildings.

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Composite photograph of Confederate congressmen from North Carolina. #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." OP-P-4225/1

Photograph Album PA-4225/1

Album containing 16 undated photographs and tintypes of unidentified children, 1890s? #04225, Series: "8. Pictures, 1890s-1955 and undated." PA-4225/1

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of May 2001 (Acc. 98961), 1991.

1 item.
Folder 73

"Union Carbide Corporation: A Brief Look at Historical Highlights" by M. A. Hill (1991) #04225, Subseries: "Addition of May 2001 (Acc. 98961), 1991." Folder 73

Traces the background leading to the formation of Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation and the subsequent growth of chemicals and plastics production and technical facilities in the United States. A list of products and a bibliography are included. Photocopy of typescript, 13 pp.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of January 2004 (Acc. 99693), 1896-1899.

2 items.

Two letterpress books documenting the early history of the Union Carbide Company and its predecessor companies.

Oversize Volume V-4225/S-17

Volume 17: Letterpress book, 1896-1898 #04225, Subseries: "Addition of January 2004 (Acc. 99693), 1896-1899." V-4225/S-17

Includes letters of William Smith Horry, a leading figure in the carbide industry, describing management of a carbide plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and his attempts to invent and patent a carbide oven..

Oversize Volume V-4225/S-18

Volume 18: Letterpress book, 1896-1899 #04225, Subseries: "Addition of January 2004 (Acc. 99693), 1896-1899." V-4225/S-18

Letters of William Rand Kenan, Jr., to the Chicago home office while he managed a carbide plant in Appleton, Wis., and/or Sault St. Marie, Mich.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of July 2007, 1806-1945.

About 30 items.

Correspondence, notes, and clippings, 1806-1947, pertaining to the Kenan family, chiefly to Chauncey Graham and Stephen Graham, and to Mary Lilly Kenan Flagler Bingham. Folder 74 contains a copy of Stephen Graham's last will and testament.

Folder 74-75

Folder 74

Folder 75

Correspondence and other materials #04225, Subseries: "Addition of July 2007, 1806-1945." Folder 74-75

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100861).

1 item.

Digital image (JPEG) of James Kenan (1740-1810). The original likeness is housed in the Masonic Lodge of Greensboro, N.C.

James Kenan (1740-1810)

James Kenan (1740-1810)

Data Compact Disc DCD-4225/1

Likeness of James Kenan (1740-1810) #04225, Subseries: "Addition of February 2008 (Acc. 100861)." DCD-4225/1

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Items separated include oversize papers (OP-4225/1-18); microfilm (M-4225/1-3); pictures (P-4225(F)/1; P-4225/1-57); oversize pictures (OP-P-4225/1); photograph album (PA-4225/1); oversize volumes (V-4225/S-17,18); videotapes (VT-4225/1-2); Data Compact Disc (DCD-4225/1)

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Processing Information

Processed by: Staff, 1980-2004

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, July 2004

Revisions: Finding aid updated in May 2005 by Nancy Kaiser.

Updated in July 2007 by Margaret Dickson.

Updated in February 2008 by Noah Huffman.

This inventory was built on an inventory compiled by J. Hesson, assisted by K. Lanning and T. West in September 1980.

Note that some materials are typescripts of photocopies of original materials in private hands.

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