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|Size||12 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3500 items)|
|Abstract||The papers of Alfred Luther Purrington, Jr., a white lawyer of Raleigh, N.C., and his wife Nella Grimes Ward Purrington document family members’ and friends’ extensive travels at the turn of the twentieth century particularly from trips to Europe, Alfred's military service during the Second World War in the United States Army Operations and Training Division, his law school education at the University of North Carolina in the 1920s, and Grimes family history and genealogy. The collection contains travel diaries and correspondence dating from 1889 to 1957, travel ephemera and printed items such as trip itineraries and guide and interpreter books, United States Army documents and letters home from Alfred during the Second World War, scrapbooks, law school notebooks, writings, estate records for the Grimes family dated 1907, family photographs, and items related to Grimes family reunions in the 1990s. Also included in the collection are materials related to Meredith College professor of ancient languages Helen Price, including her reminiscence titled "Memories of Swarthmore before 1909." Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.|
|Creator||Purrington, Alfred Luther Jr., 1902-1995.
Purrington, Nella Grimes Ward.
This summary description was created in October 2017 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
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