Benjamin N. Duke calling card
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of Benjamin N. Duke's calling card on which "Compliments of" is handwritten.
- Creation: circa 1890s
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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. 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.
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- Finding Aid for the Benjamin N. Duke Calling Card
- Various processors
- 2019 January 12
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