Laura Valinda Watts memorial program
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a sixteen-page booklet with a tied thread binding from a memorial program for Laura Valinda Watts. The booklet includes a glossy photo page with an overlay page of tissue or vellum and measures 6.5 by 9.5 inches.
- ca. 1915
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
Laura Valinda Beall Watts was born July 25, 1854 in Cumberland, Maryland. She married George Washington Watts, also from Cumberland, on October 19, 1875 and they came to Durham in 1878. In 1878 he became part owner of W. Duke, Sons and Company which later merged to become the American Tobacco Company. Laura Valinda Watts was a popular philanthropist who helped found the Old Ladies Home in Durham in 1910. She died April 26, 1915 after a short illness and a funeral was held April 29 at the family home, Harwood Hall. On May 2, a memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church, of which Mrs. Watts was a member.
.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Finding Aid for the Laura Valinda Watts Memorial Program
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Edition statement
- Various processors; updated by Amy McDonald, 2012; Beth Morris Weiss, 2018