Collection Number: 04575

Collection Title: Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1000 items)
Abstract Borden family of North Carolina and Lacy family of North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Family members worked in businesses, such as Southern Cotton Oil Co. and Borden Manufacturing Co. in Goldsboro, N.C., and as Presbyterian missionaries in China. Correspondence, scrapbooks, pictures, and other items of the Borden and Lacy families. Included is correspondence, chiefly 1880s-1940s, relating to family and Presbyterian Church matters. Also included are letters and other materials relating to Sallie McGavock Lacy's work, 1910- 1923, with the Southern Presbyterian Mission in China. There are also scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about world and family affairs, books of postcards from around the world, and genealogical materials about the Borden and Lacy families and also the Smith, Wissler, and Jones families to which they were related. The Addition of September 2018 includes letters from Captain William L. "Nick" Palmer, a UNC-Chapel Hill alum, to the family of Dana Lacy, written while serving in the Vietnam War during 1969-1970, and other materials related to Palmer.
Creator Borden (Family : Borden, Edwin B., 1867?-1934)

Lacy (Family : Lacy, Drury, 1802-1884)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Borden and Lacy Family Papers #4575, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Loan from Mr. and Mrs. Graham G. Lacy, Jr., of Greensboro, N.C., in May 1991; from Dana B. Lacy in December 2000 (via the North Carolina Collection) and September 2018 (Acc. 103427).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Borden family of North Carolina and Lacy family of North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Prominent family members include Edwin B. Borden (1867?-1934) and his brother Frank Kornegay Borden (1857- 1941), businessmen of Goldsboro, N.C., and sons of E. B. and Georgia Whitfield Borden. Edwin, husband of Ella Kirby Borden, was vice-president of the Southern Cotton Oil Co. Frank, husband of Sallie Smith Jones Borden (1864-1934), started Borden Manufacturing Co. in 1899. He served as its president until his death and also served on the boards of many companies, including the Wayne County National Bank and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Lacy family members include Sallie McGavock Lacy, Presbyterian missionary and great-granddaughter of Drury Lacy (1802- 1884), founder and president of Hampton-Sydney College, and granddaughter of prominent Presbyterian minister, Graham Lacy of Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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Correspondence, scrapbooks, pictures, and other items of the Borden and Lacy families. Included is correspondence, chiefly 1880s-1940s, relating to family and Presbyterian Church matters. Also included are letters and other materials relating to Sallie McGavock Lacy's work, 1910- 1923, with the Southern Presbyterian Mission in China. There are also scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about world and family affairs, books of postcards from around the world, and genealogical materials about the Borden and Lacy families and also the Smith, Wissler, and Jones families to which they were related.

The Addition of September 2018 consists of the Nick Palmer Materials, which include 9 letters from Captain William L. "Nick" Palmer, a UNC-Chapel Hill alum, to the family of Dana Lacy, written while serving in the Vietnam War during 1969-1970; 2 issues of The Green Beret magazine, 1970; and a 1979 funeral program for Dr. Yates Shuford Palmer, the father of Nick Palmer.

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Contents list

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Box 1

Borden family financial papers, 1920s-1940s #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 1

Letters to Edwin Borden, 1910-1911 (4 folders) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 1

Letters to Edwin B. Borden in Chapel Hill, NC, 1914-1916 (2 folders) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 1

Box 2

Letters to Edwin Borden at VMI, 1913-1914 (4 folders) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 2

Letters to Edwin Borden in Goldsboro, NC, 1913-1941 (2 folders) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 2

Letters to Frank Kornegay Borden, Sr., 1876 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 2

Box 3

Letters to Frank Kornegay Borden in Goldsboro, NC, 1916-1918 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 3

Letters to Julia Borden, 1908-1910 (3 folders) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 3

Letters to Mildred Borden, 1907-1911 (2 folders) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 3

Letters to Sallie Jones, 1840s-1880s (2 folders) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 3

Box 4

Letters to Sallie Jones, 1840s-1880s (1 folder) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Letters to Sallie Jones from "Spoonie", 1880s #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Letters to Sallie Jones, 1880s #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Correspondence Sallie Jones from Julia [Borden?] #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Correspondence to Sallie Jones #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Letters to Sallie Jones Borden, 1887-1912 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Letters to Sarah Jones from W. H. Borden, 1889 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Correspondence of Mary Hogan Jones to Sarah E. Jones #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Correspondence Sarah Smith Jones from Minnie Jones Wissler, 1884-1897 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Correspondence Sarah E. Jones to daughter [Sallie?] #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Correspondence Sarah Smith Jones and Sallie Jones from B. T. Blake #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Correspondence Sallie Jones from Minnie Wissler #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 4

Box 5

Correspondence Smith family #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Correspondence Sarah E. Smith from Mildred K. Smith #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Correspondence Sarah E. Jones from Sallie Jones #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Correspondence to Mary Hogan Jones #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Correspondence to Sarah E. Smith from Belle Norwood #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Correspondence to Sarah (Sallie) E. Smith from Janey Haden #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Correspondence to Sarah (or Sallie) Smith Jones #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Correspondence to Sarah E. Smith from M. W. Pettiway #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Correspondence Sarah (Sally) Smith from Mag Perry #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Recipes of Sarah Smith Jones #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Correspondence of Wissler family #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 5

Box 6

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1880s-1890s (2 folders) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 6

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1910-1916 (2 folders) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 6

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1911-1913 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 6

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1913 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 6

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1914-1915 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 6

Box 7

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1915 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 7

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1916-1920 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 7

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1917 (2 folders) #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 7

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1919-1923 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 7

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1920-1924 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 7

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1924 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 7

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1931-1935 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 7

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1936 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 7

Box 8

Letters to Sallie Lacy, 1941-1944 #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 8

Sallie Lacy: Cards and envelopes #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 8

Sallie Lacy: China clippings, 1930s #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 8

Sallie Lacy: Chinese language writings #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 8

Sallie Lacy: Clippings #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 8

Sallie Lacy: Presbyterian Church #04575, Series: "1. Borden and Lacy Family Papers, 1840s-1980s." Box 8

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Acquisitions Information: Accession 103427

The Nick Palmer Materials include 9 letters from Captain William L. "Nick" Palmer, a UNC-Chapel Hill alum, to the family of Dana Lacy, written while serving in the Vietnam War during 1969-1970; 2 issues of The Green Beret magazine, 1970; and a 1979 funeral program for Dr. Yates Shuford Palmer, the father of Nick Palmer.

Box 8

Nick Palmer Materials, 1969-1970, 1979 #04575, Series: "2A. Nick Palmer Materials, 1969-1970, 1979 (Addition of September 2018)." Box 8

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, June 1991; Claire Fawcett, October 1992, Roslyn Holdzkom, June 2001; Nancy Kaiser, October 2018

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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