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Walter N. Turner land records

 Collection — Box: 10 - Small Collections, Folder: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: NCC-0236

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence from Delos W. Sorrell's law offices regarding a land deed purchased in May 1932 by Arthur G. Barbee from Walter N. Turner and his wife Mary Turner, receipts from the 60 notes of payment on the deed made by Turner between 1929 and 1934, a 1929 deed for the land between the Turners and George C. Walker and R. E. Graves, and a 1921 deed to Turner by The Durham Land and Security Company.


  • 1921 - 1934

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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 Information

In 1886, banker Eugene Morehead formed the Durham Land and Security Company with attorney W.W. Fuller, Durham Marble and Brownstone Works owner Robert Rogers, and leaf tobacco dealer John Watkins, and the company sold most of the lots in East Durham.


1 Folder

Language of Materials


Physical Access Restrictions

Some of our materials are stored offsite. These items are not available for same day access and require advance notice to retrieve. Contact North Carolina Collection staff at to plan your visit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Physical Description

The deeds are fragile.

Collection Name

The name of this collection was changed in Summer 2022. Boxes and folders in the collection may be labeled with the previous name, which was Walter N. Turner Papers. The current title should be used when referring to or citing the collection.

Finding Aid for the Walter N. Turner Papers
April 3, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2012: Updated by Amy McDonald.
  • 2019 July: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by Beth Morris Weiss.

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States