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Collection Number: 03995

Collection Title: Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1827-1944 (bulk 1898-1911).

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1600 items)
Abstract Shepperd Strudwick (1868-1961) of Hillsborough, N.C., was a fertilizer broker in Norfolk, Va., and Richmond, Va., founder and president of Bellevue Cotton Mills in Hillsborough, N.C., a banker, a postmaster, and a woodcarver. The collection primarily contains personal and business correspondence of Strudwick, the bulk consisting of correspondence, 1898-1911, between Strudwick and business associates relating to dealings in such commodities as lime phosphate, acid fish scrap, and brick, and related business records. Also included are letters from Strudwick to his fiancee, Susan Nash Read, written during their engagement, 1894-1897. Additionally, there are a few letters by Shepperd Strudwick Junior (1907- ) and other family members. Volumes include an album containing photographs of portraits by Clement Read Strudwick (1900-1958), three sketch books of Edmund Strudwick III (1909-1973) while an art student at the Pratt Institute in New York City, circa 1936-1937, ledgers, notebooks, photographs, certificates, blueprints, and maps of Perry County, Tenn.
Creator Strudwick, Shepperd, 1868-1961.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Shepperd Strudwick Papers, #3995, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Shepperd Strudwick, Jr. of Union City, New Jersey in 1974.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Shepperd Strudwick (1868-1961) of Hillsborough, N.C., was a fertilizer broker in Norfolk and Richmond, Va., founder and president of Bellevue Cotton Mills in Hillsborough, N.C., a banker, a postmaster, and a woodcarver. He was married to Susan Nash Read (1876-1960) of New Bedford, Mass. Read was a teacher at the Kindergarten for the Blind (of Perkins Institute) in Jamaica Plain, Mass., as well as the great-granddaughter of Frederick Nash, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Shepperd and Susan had three sons who are represented in these papers: Clement Read Strudwick (1900-1958), artist; Edmund Strudwick III (1909-1973), artist; and Shepperd Strudwick, Jr., actor.

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The collection primarily contains personal and business correspondence of Shepperd Strudwick (1868-1961), the bulk consisting of correspondence, 1898-1911, between Strudwick and business associates relating to dealings in such commodities as lime phosphate, acid fish scrap, and brick, and related business records. Also included are letters from Strudwick to his fiancee, Susan Nash Read, written during their engagement, 1894-1897. Additionally, there are a few letters by Shepperd Strudwick Junior (1907- ) and other family members. Volumes include an album containing photographs of portraits by Clement Read Strudwick (1900-1958), three sketch books of Edmund Strudwick III (1909-1973) while an art student at the Pratt Institute in New York City, circa 1936-1937, ledgers, notebooks, photographs, certificates, blueprints, and maps of Perry County, Tenn.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Undated betweeen 1827-1894 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1895 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3-6

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

1896 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 3-6

Folder 7-14

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

1897-January 1898 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 7-14

Folder 15

1907-1943 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16-19

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

1898 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 16-19

Folder 20-23

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

January-May 1899 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 20-23

Folder 24

1900 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

1902 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26-27

Folder 26

Folder 27

1903 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 26-27

Folder 28-30

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

1904 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 28-30

Folder 31

1905 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

1906 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33-35

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

1907 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 33-35

Folder 36-37

Folder 36

Folder 37

1908 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 36-37

Folder 38-39

Folder 38

Folder 39

1909 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 38-39

Folder 40

1910 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41-43

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

1911 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 41-43

Folder 44

1912 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

1944 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

Undated and fragments #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

Financial and legal documents #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

Bank statements #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49

Business papers #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

Freight bills #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

Receipts #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 51

Folder 52

Unidentifed documents and pamphlets #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53

See Oversize Volume SV-3995/1 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 53

Oversize Volume SV-3995/1

Volume 1: Album, 1890-1950 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." SV-3995/1

Album of diplomas, certificates, clippings, and sketches by Edmund Strudwick III.

Folder 54

See Oversize Volume SV-3995/2 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 54

Oversize Volume SV-3995/2

Volume 2: Photograph album #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." SV-3995/2

Folder 55

Volume 3: Sketchbook of Edmund Strudwick III, 1936 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 55

Folder 56

Volume 4: Sketchbook of Edmund Strudwick III, circa 1936 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 56

Folder 57

Volume 5: Sketchbook of Edmund Strudwick III, circa 1936 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 57

Folder 58

Volume 6: Composition book of Edmund Strudwick III, 1937 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

Volume 7: Personal calandar, 1908 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 59

Folder 60

Volume 8: Address book, undated #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61

Volume 9: Letter book, 1906 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 61

Folder 62

Volume 10: Account ledger, 1911-1925 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 62

Folder 63

Volume 11: Account ledger, 1896-1897 #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 63

Folder 64

Volume 12: Notebook, undated #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." Folder 64

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3995/1b

Certificate and blueprints #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." OPF-3995/1b

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-3995/1a

Maps of Perry County, Tennessee #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." XOPF-3995/1a

Image Folder PF-3995/1

Photographs #03995, Series: "Shepperd Strudwick Papers, 1824-1944 and undated." PF-3995/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2011

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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