||Papers include correspondence, annual report copies, a physician's bill, and a corporation report to stock holders. Correspondence consists of letters written by George Rountree to his son George, Jr., while the latter was attending Harvard (1921-1925). Although much of the correspondence material is personal in nature, the elder Rountree often included comments on the political, commercial, and social events of the period. Topics discussed include incursions made by out-of-state Menhaden fisheries; railroad labor violence in North Carolina; democracy, aristocracy, and government in the antebellum South; the 1924 presidential election; Charles W. Bryan's vice presidential candidacy; the Sir Walter Hotel in Raleigh, N.C.; and the installation of city water in Kinston, N.C. Also includes copies of letters from W. N. H. Smith and Zebulon Vance to George Davis, as well as a copy of the Annual Report of King's Crosstie Company of New York, which details experiments being conducted by the county in the use of "permanent" crossties.
|Access restriction||Joyner- No access restrictions.|
||George Rountree Papers (#140), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
|Reproduction note||Joyner- Photocopy. Greenville, N.C. : East Carolina University, 1970.|
||Joyner- Loaned by Mr. George Rountree, Jr.
|Biographical note||George Rountree (b. Kinston, N.C., 1855) was a Wilmington, N.C., attorney, superior court judge and state legislator. George Rountree was active in the Democratic Party in North Carolina and served in the North Carolina General Assembly (1899-1901).|