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Umstead Family papers

Identifier: NCC-0185

Scope and Contents

The Bible was printed in 1892 in Durham, North Carolina, by T. J. Gattis & Son. One of the pages at the front feature an inscription by Hampton Umstead to his daughter Claude. The family records portion of the Bible was removed sometime before it was donated. The bank receipts cover 1908 thru 1926 and are with many businesses that were in Durham at the time, such as S.T. Mangum's General Merchandise and W.A. Slater and Co.


  • 1908 - 1926
  • 1892
  • 2014

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

T. J. Gattis & Son are listed as proprietors of the "Durham Book Store" in Ramsey's 1892 Durham city directory []. The store's advertisement in the directory states: "A full line of first class stationery, artist materials, school, religious and miscellaneous books constantly in stock." The store was located at 121 East Main Street in Durham.

Citizens Bank was started in 1905, with B.N. Duke as president. In 1961, the bank merged with Durham Bank and Trust and the University National Bank of Chapel Hill and became Central Carolina Bank (CCB).

Hampton Umstead was a son of Squire D. Umstead. Squire D. Umstead lived near the far end of the Lake Michie bridge in the Bahama are of northern Durham County. "Hamp" built a home on the main road in the center of Bahama about 1910, across the road from the home later built by his brother, John W. Umstead, around 1914. Dr. Elizabeth Marie Roberts purchased the home in 1960 from the John Umstead heirs. She found the Bible in the attic and gave it to the donor, a granddaughter of John Umstead.


2 Linear Feet (3 boxes: 2 document boxes, 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject in the following series: Series 1: Family History. Series 2: John W. Umstead Bank Receipts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Merle Umstead Richey

Condition Description

The bible should be handled with care as it features many colored prints and the pages are brittle.

Finding Aid for the Umstead Family Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
Kristen Merryman
  • Gift Agreement

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States