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Collection Number: 05151-z

Collection Title: W. W. Pickard Papers, 1885-1931

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Size About 50 items
Abstract W. W. Pickard (1853-1917) was a hotel proprietor in Chapel Hill, N.C. The collection, 1885-1931, consists chiefly of real estate and business documents, including deeds and mortgage contracts for land in Chapel Hill and Alamance County, N.C.; lease agreements for the Chapel Hill Hotel and University Inn, which Pickard ran for New York lawyer William G. Peckham before opening the Pickard Hotel; letters, receipts, and order forms connected to the operation of the Pickard Hotel; life insurance documents; city and county tax receipts; a bill from Chapel Hill High School and receipt from the University of North Carolina; and 1931 settlement papers for the estate of Pickard's wife.
Creator Pickard, W. W. (Walter W.), 1853-1917.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the W. W. Pickard Papers #5151-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Shirley O'Keefe of Chapel Hill, N.C., in March 2004 (Acc. 99745).
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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W. W. (Walter W.) Pickard (1853-1917), a hotel proprietor, was a lifelong resident of Orange County, N.C. Originally from the White Cross section of the county, he later settled in Chapel Hill. He married Elizabeth (Bettie) Snipes (1852-1929); the couple had one son, Walter W. Pickard, Jr. (1887-1909), and three daughters. Pickard began his hotel career when he served as proprietor for the Chapel Hill Hotel and University Inn, owned by New York lawyer William G. Peckham. When Peckham sold the business, Pickard opened the Pickard Hotel. He died on 14 May 1917, roughly a year after having suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.

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Chiefly financial and legal materials relating to the business and real estate concerns of hotel proprietor W. W. Pickard (1853-1917) (Walter W. Pickard) of Chapel Hill, N.C., and his family, including several mortgage contracts and deeds for land in Chapel Hill and Alamance County, N.C. Lease agreements between Pickard and New York lawyer William G. Peckam pertain to the Chapel Hill Hotel and University Inn, of which Pickard served as proprietor before opening the Pickard Hotel. Life insurance documents certify Pickard's coverage under the People's Mutual Benevolent Society of North Carolina and the Modern Puritans of Norfolk, Va.; an explanatory letter and updated certificates mark the 1906 merger of the Modern Puritans and the American Guild of Richmond, Va. Three letters, 1915, show Pickard attempting to collect unpaid Pickard Hotel room and board fees. Also included are licenses for the practice of hotel and livery services; an 1897 bill from Chapel Hill High School; a 1902 voter registration document; city and county tax receipts; a 1905 receipt made out to Walter W. Pickard, Jr. (1887-1909), from the University of North Carolina Biology Department; and 1931 settlement papers for the estate of Elizabeth Snipes Pickard (1852-1929) (Betty).

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Items separated include oversized papers (OP-5151).

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