Rawls Family papers
The collection consists of family papers digitized by the donor between 2007 to 2011, approximately half of which are jpeg files of family photographs from the late 1800's to approximately 1960, as well as Adobe Acrobat pdf files of genealogical summaries for the ancestors of Harriet Hickok Holman and the ancestors and descendants of Quinton Edward Rawls. Also included are death certificates, newspaper articles, obituaries, Maplewood Cemetery gravestone photographs, street details from 1913 Sanborn maps, and a Microsoft Word document of listings for Quinton Rawls family in Durham City Directories.
- 1872 - 2003
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
Quinton Edward Rawls (1851-1916) was a Durham dry goods merchant for more than 40 years from the late 1870's to his death in 1916, and also a director of the Morehead Banking company. He married Harriet Holman in 1876. His son Holman Calvin Rawls committed suicide in March 1919 in the basement of the family store, Q.E. Rawls and Son, at 114 West Main Street. In 1915 Holman had fallen down an elevator shaft in a fire and his mental health suffered thereafter.
600 Megabytes (111 digital files, 2 digital folders)
.08 Linear Feet (1 folder) : 1 compact disc
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
The digital files can be made available to a researcher via a laptop at the North Carolina Collection.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Parker C. Agelasto
Donor's note with contact information from 2011 is located in the non-digital folder and retained by request so that researchers with information about the Rawls, Holman and Willard families may be able to request to contact donor.
- Durham (N.C.) -- Genealogy Subject Source: Local sources
- Durham (N.C.) -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- Durham (N.C.) -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Local sources
- Merchants Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Finding Aid for the Rawls Family Papers
- Beth Morris Weiss
- October 1, 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository
300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States