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Rawls Family papers

Identifier: NCC-0274

Content Description

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.


  • Creation: 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

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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.

Finding Aid for the Rawls Family Papers
Beth Morris Weiss
October 1, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States