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Benjamin N. Duke calling card

Identifier: NCC-0253

Scope and Contents

Benjamin N. Duke's calling card exemplifies one category of stationery a wealthy American used to announce their presence, record a visit, request a meeting, or accompany a gift.


  • ca. 1890s


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Biographical / Historical

Benjamin Newton Duke (April 25, 1855 – January 8, 1929), son of tobacco magnate George Washington Duke, became vice president of the American Tobacco Company in 1890 and the head of his family's new textile business in 1892. Duke and his brother James founded Southern Power in 1905 as a utility company to power Duke's textile mills, which steadily expanded and ultimately became the Duke Energy utility company. Duke also was a benefactor of Trinity University which relocated to Durham in 1892, and which was named Duke University in 1924 in honor of his family's endowment.


.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Related Materials

Benjamin Newton Duke Papers (Duke University – Rubenstein Library)

Finding Aid for the Benjamin N. Duke calling card
Various processors.
January 12, 2019
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Edition statement
Various processors. Updated by Amy McDonald, 2012; Beth Morris Weiss, 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States