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Z.E. Lewis letter

Identifier: NCC-0258

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter thanking Fuller for hosting Lewis for an October 3, 1920 visit to Durham where he was introduced to Edgemont residents in hopes of him later establishing a church with them, and requesting Fuller issue a formal call for Lewis if so desired, so he could consider coming to Durham instead of Presbyterian mission work.


  • 1920 October 11

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This collection is open for research.

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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

Z. E. Lewis of Lynchburg, Virginia, graduated from Union Seminary in Richmond, Virginia in 1917. Thomas Blount Fuller (July 28, 1857 - January 8, 1927) served on the Durham Public Library's original Board of Trustees with Julian S. Carr, George W. Watts, Edward J. Parrish, Robert W. Winston, L.B. Turnbull, James H. Southgate, Clinton W. Toms, Jonathan F. Wiley, Howard A. Foushee, Edwin Mims, and H. H. Markham. Fuller helped secure $32,000 from the Carnegie Corporation for a new library building in Durham. Fuller also established a Sunday School that eventually became Edgemont Chapel, which would later become Fuller Memorial Presbyterian Church.


.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition


Finding Aid for the Z. E. Lewis letter
Various processors
January 19, 2019
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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 Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States