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|Size||About 50 items|
|Abstract||W. W. Pickard (1853-1917) was a hotel proprietor in Chapel Hill, N.C. The collection, 1885-1931, consists chiefly of real estate and business documents, including deeds and mortgage contracts for land in Chapel Hill and Alamance County, N.C.; lease agreements for the Chapel Hill Hotel and University Inn, which Pickard ran for New York lawyer William G. Peckham before opening the Pickard Hotel; letters, receipts, and order forms connected to the operation of the Pickard Hotel; life insurance documents; city and county tax receipts; a bill from Chapel Hill High School and receipt from the University of North Carolina; and 1931 settlement papers for the estate of Pickard's wife.|
|Creator||Pickard, W. W. (Walter W.), 1853-1917.|
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W. W. (Walter W.) Pickard (1853-1917), a hotel proprietor, was a lifelong resident of Orange County, N.C. Originally from the White Cross section of the county, he later settled in Chapel Hill. He married Elizabeth (Bettie) Snipes (1852-1929); the couple had one son, Walter W. Pickard, Jr. (1887-1909), and three daughters. Pickard began his hotel career when he served as proprietor for the Chapel Hill Hotel and University Inn, owned by New York lawyer William G. Peckham. When Peckham sold the business, Pickard opened the Pickard Hotel. He died on 14 May 1917, roughly a year after having suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.Back to Top
Chiefly financial and legal materials relating to the business and real estate concerns of hotel proprietor W. W. Pickard (1853-1917) (Walter W. Pickard) of Chapel Hill, N.C., and his family, including several mortgage contracts and deeds for land in Chapel Hill and Alamance County, N.C. Lease agreements between Pickard and New York lawyer William G. Peckam pertain to the Chapel Hill Hotel and University Inn, of which Pickard served as proprietor before opening the Pickard Hotel. Life insurance documents certify Pickard's coverage under the People's Mutual Benevolent Society of North Carolina and the Modern Puritans of Norfolk, Va.; an explanatory letter and updated certificates mark the 1906 merger of the Modern Puritans and the American Guild of Richmond, Va. Three letters, 1915, show Pickard attempting to collect unpaid Pickard Hotel room and board fees. Also included are licenses for the practice of hotel and livery services; an 1897 bill from Chapel Hill High School; a 1902 voter registration document; city and county tax receipts; a 1905 receipt made out to Walter W. Pickard, Jr. (1887-1909), from the University of North Carolina Biology Department; and 1931 settlement papers for the estate of Elizabeth Snipes Pickard (1852-1929) (Betty).Back to Top
Items separated include oversized papers (OP-5151).Back to Top