MC 00178 Guide to the William Alphonso Withers Papers, 1868-1926

The collection is organized into six series: Professional, Personal Activities, Personal Correspondence, Personal, Friends and Family, and Photographs
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This series includes professional correspondence, meeting minutes, and various other materials related to Withers' work at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, as the North Carolina State Chemist, the North Carolina State Statistical Agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and various other assignments. The series is organized alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency, Aug 1902
[Box 1, Folder 2] Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency, Aug 1902
[Box 1, Folder 3] Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency, Aug 1902
[Box 1, Folder 4] Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency, Aug 1902
[Box 1, Folder 5] Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency, Aug 1902
[Box 1, Folder 6] Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency. Recommendations., Aug 1902
[Box 1, Folder 7] Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency. Recommendations., Aug 1902
[Box 1, Folder 8] Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency. Recommendations., Aug 1902
[Box 1, Folder 9] Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency. Recommendations., Aug 1902
[Box 1, Folder 10] Professional. Bid for Clemson College Presidency. Recommendations., Aug 1902
[Box 1, Folder 11] Professional. Brunswick Court Cases., 1901-1907
[Box 1, Folder 12] Professional. Cornell University., 1890-1904
[Box 1, Folder 13] Professional. Court Cases., 1895-1907
[Box 2, Folder 23] Professional. Court Cases. Sower vs. Raleigh Water Company., 1900 (Accession 2013.0019)
[Box 1, Folder 14] Professional. Dept. of Agriculture. Publications and News clippings., 1907
[Box 1, Folder 15] Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. Correspondence., 1895-1901
[Box 1, Folder 16] Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. Correspondence., 1902
[Box 1, Folder 17] Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. Correspondence., 1903-1905
[Box 1, Folder 18] Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. Correspondence., Jan-Jul 1906
[Box 1, Folder 19] Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. Correspondence., Aug-Dec 1906
[Box 1, Folder 20] Professional. Dept. of Agriculture Statistical Agent. News Clippings., 1895-1906
[Box 1, Folder 21] Professional. Egyptian Lotus., 1903
[Box 1, Folder 22] Professional. The Erwin Cotton Mill Company., 1902-1906
[Box 1, Folder 23] Professional. Feed Book, 1904
[Box 1, Folder 24] Professional. International Institute for Agriculture., 1908
[Box 1, Folder 25] Professional. North Carolina Agriculture Experiment Station. Correspondence., 1898-1906
[Box 1, Folder 26] Professional. North Carolina Agriculture Experiment Station. News Clippings., 1898-1901
[Box 1, Folder 27] Professional. North Carolina Agriculture Experiment Station. Reports., 1895-1903
[Box 2, Folder 1] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence., 1889-1893
[Box 2, Folder 2] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence., 1896-1903
[Box 2, Folder 3] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence., 1904-Jun 1905
[Box 2, Folder 4] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence., Jul-Aug 1905
[Box 2, Folder 5] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence., Oct 1905-Apr 1906
[Box 2, Folder 6] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence., May-Aug 1906
[Box 2, Folder 7] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Correspondence., Aug 1906, [no date]
[Box 2, Folder 8] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Evaluations of Students., Feb-Mar 1905
[Box 2, Folder 9] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. Financial Records., 1893-1908
[Box 2, Folder 10] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. News., 1905, [no date]
[Box 2, Folder 11] Professional. NC College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts.
[Box 2, Folder 12] Professional. North Carolina State Fair., 1895-1905
[Box 2, Folder 13] Professional. Professional Organizations. American Chemical Society., 1900-1908
[Box 2, Folder 14] Professional. Professional Organizations. Correspondence., 1899-1903
[Box 2, Folder 15] Professional. Professional Organizations. Various Materials., 1887-1894, [no date]
[Box 2, Folder 16] Professional. Pure Food and Drug Legislation., 1898-1904
[Box 2, Folder 17] Professional. Tuberculosis. Health Regulations., 1904
[Box 2, Folder 18] Professional. Various Subjects. Correspondence., 1893-1907
This series includes materials on Withers' involvement in community organizations and his personal activities. Materials are mainly correspondence, but do include some certificates, membership forms, handbooks, notes, and other items. The series is organized alphabetically, then chronologically. It also contains oversize items, located in flat files.
[Box 2, Folder 19] Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Correspondence., May 1904-Jul 1905
[Box 2, Folder 20] Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Correspondence., Aug-Dec 1905
[Box 2, Folder 21] Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Correspondence., Jan-Jun 1906
[Box 2, Folder 22] Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." News Clippings., 1895
[Box 3, Folder 1] Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Research.
[Box 3, Folder 2] Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Research.
[Box 3, Folder 3] Personal Activities. "Biographical History of NC." Research.
[Box 3, Folder 4] Personal Activities. Capital Club., 1898
[Box 3, Folder 5] Personal Activities. Chi Phi Fraternity. Correspondence., Aug 1888-Nov 1905
[Box 3, Folder 6] Personal Activities. Chi Phi Fraternity. The Xi Record., 1893-1902
[Box 3, Folder 7] Personal Activities. Chi Phi Fraternity. Register, By-laws, Congress Records., 1868-1900
[Box 3, Folder 8] Personal Activities. Davidson College. Bulletin, 1905-1907
[Box 3, Folder 9] Personal Activities. Davidson College. Semi-Centennial Catalog. Correspondence., Aug. 1886-Mar 1888
[Box 3, Folder 10] Personal Activities. Davidson College. Semi-Centennial Catalog. Correspondence., Mar 1888-Mar 1896
[Box 3, Folder 11] Personal Activities. Democratic Party., Aug 1896-Mar 1905
[Box 3, Folder 12] Personal Activities. Hiram Lodge., Jan 1892-Dec 1900
[Box 3, Folder 13] Personal Activities. Juniper Poles Case., Jul 1903-Jul 1906
[Box 3, Folder 14] Personal Activities. Knights Templar. Certificates, Programs., 1895-1908
[Flat Folder 1] Personal Activities. Knights Templar. Certificates., 1893, 1905
[Box 3, Folder 15] Personal Activities. Knights Templar. News Clippings., 1895-1896
[Box 3, Folder 16] Personal Activities. Knights Templar. Organization Correspondence., 1921-1926
[Box 3, Folder 17] Personal Activities. Knights Templar. Withers' Correspondence., 1889-1906
[Box 3, Folder 18] Personal Activities. Monument to General William Davidson. Correspondence., Sep-Dec 1887
[Box 3, Folder 19] Personal Activities. Monument to General William Davidson. Correspondence., Jan 1888-Mar 1898
[Box 3, Folder 20] Personal Activities. Monument to General William Davidson. Correspondence., Jun 1902-Jun 1905
[Box 3, Folder 21] Personal Activities. Monument to General William Davidson. News Clippings and Reports., 1880-1903
[Flat Folder 1] Personal Files. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Certificate., 1895
[Flat Folder 1] Personal Files. Oriental Order of the Palm and Shell. Diploma, 1893
[Box 3, Folder 22] Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. Building Campaign, 1898-1899
[Box 3, Folder 23] Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. Correspondence., Feb 1904-Oct 1907, [no date]
[Box 3, Folder 24] Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. Meeting Minutes., 1892-1898
[Box 3, Folder 25] Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. "Presbyterian Standard.", 1900-1905
[Box 3, Folder 26] Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. "Presbyterian Standard.", 1905-1906
[Box 3, Folder 27] Personal Activities. Presbyterian Church. Various Materials., 1895-1906, [no date]
[Box 4, Folder 1] Personal Activities. Society of Colonial Wars. Apr-May 1908
[Box 4, Folder 2] Personal Activities. The Story of the Declaration of Independence., Mar-Apr 1905
[Box 4, Folder 3] Personal Activities. Withers Family Genealogy., Dec 1889-Dec 1906
[Box 4, Folder 4] Personal Activities. Various., 1894-1895
This series is divided into two sub-series: correspondence from friends and correspondence from family. Major correspondents in the Friends sub-series include Charles Dabney, Jr., Alex Q. Holladay, Emily Jones, James Thomas, and Mary D. Thomas, as well as his future second wife, Jane H. Pescud. Additionally, at the end of this sub-series are folders containing correspondence on specific topics, including weddings, births, and deaths, and various correspondence, which are organized chronologically. Major correspondents in the Family sub-series include Elizabeth Daniel Withers (wife), Rev. Dr. Eugene Daniel and Susanna Witherspoon Daniel (parents of wife), Banks Withers (son), and Sarah L. Withers (mother). Due to the quantity of materials, correspondence between Mr. and Mrs. Withers is further divided into sent and received correspondence. Both sub-series are organized alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically.
[Box 4, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Susan Graham Clark., [no date]
[Box 4, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Charles Dabney, Jr., Jun 1896-Aug 1897, [no date]
[Box 4, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Rhetta D. Dodge., 1905-1908, [no date]
[Box 4, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Alex Q. Holladay., 1902-1906
[Box 4, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Emily Jones., Dec 1903-Dec 1906
[Box 4, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Friends. W. J. Martin., Apr 1888-Jul 1900
[Box 4, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Jane H. Pescud., May-Jul 1909
[Box 4, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Friends. James Thomas., 1905-1907, [no date]
[Box 4, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mary D. Thomas., 1904-1907, [no date]
[Box 4, Folder 14] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various., 1889-1899
[Box 4, Folder 15] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various., 1903-1905
[Box 4, Folder 16] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various., 1906
[Box 4, Folder 17] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various., 1907-1908
[Box 4, Folder 18] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various., [no date]
[Box 4, Folder 19] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various.
[Box 4, Folder 20] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Various. Christmas Cards., 1923-1925
[Box 4, Folder 21] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Congratulations on Daughter's Birth., Nov 1897
[Box 4, Folder 22] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Death of Daughter., May 1903
[Box 5, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mrs. Withers' Health., Aug 1904-Jul 1905
[Box 5, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mrs. Withers' Health., Jul -Aug 1905, [no date]
[Box 5, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mrs. Withers' Death., Aug 1905
[Box 5, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mrs. Withers' Death., Sep 1905
[Box 5, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Friends. Mrs. Withers' Death., Oct 1905-Feb 1906
[Box 5, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. Children., May 1905, [no date]
[Box 5, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. Eugene Daniel., May 1902-Oct 1904
[Box 5, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. Eugene Daniel., Dec 1904-Sep 1906
[Box 5, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. Eugene Daniel., [no date]
[Box 5, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., May-Dec 17, 1903
[Box 5, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Dec 19, 1903-Jan 1904
[Box 5, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Feb 1904
[Box 5, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Mar 1904
[Box 5, Folder 14] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Sep-Oct 1904
[Box 5, Folder 15] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Nov-Dec 1904
[Box 5, Folder 16] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Jan-Feb 1905
[Box 5, Folder 17] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Mar-Apr 1905
[Box 5, Folder 18] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., May-Jun 1905
[Box 5, Folder 19] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Jul 1905
[Box 6, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Aug-Sep 1905
[Box 6, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Nov 1905-Mar 1906
[Box 6, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., May-Aug 1906
[Box 6, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Sep 1906-Feb 1907
[Box 6, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., Jul 1907-Jun 1908
[Box 6, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. Susanna W. Daniel., [no date]
[Box 6, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. Ida Withers Sloan., 1903-1906
[Box 6, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. Marie Sloan., Dec 1894-1906
[Box 6, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. Banks Withers., Feb 1887-Sep 1892
[Box 6, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. Banks Withers., Feb 1892-Nov 1897
[Box 6, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. Banks Withers., May 1902-Jan 1906
[Box 6, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers., Feb 1890-Jul 1892
[Box 6, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers., Sept 1892-Jun 1893
[Box 6, Folder 14] Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers., Feb 1894-Apr 1898
[Box 6, Folder 15] Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers., Dec 1902-Sep 5, 1905
[Box 6, Folder 16] Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers., Sep 16-Oct 18, 1905
[Box 6, Folder 17] Personal Correspondence. Family. Jamie Withers., Oct 24, 1905-Dec 1907, [no date]
[Box 7, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Family. J.R. Withers., Nov 1889-Feb 1901
[Box 7, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Family. J.R. Withers., Feb 1903-May 1908
[Box 7, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Family. Mamie Withers., Sep 1890-Dec 1892
[Box 7, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Family. Mamie Withers., Jul 1894-Jun 1906
[Box 7, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Family. Mamie Withers., Aug 1906-Apr 1908
[Box 7, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. Rosa Withers., May 1890-Oct 1903
[Box 7, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Aug 1888-May 1889
[Box 7, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Sep 1889-Jan 1890
[Box 7, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Mar 1890-Nov 1891
[Box 7, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Jun 1892-Feb 1893
[Box 7, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., May 1893-Dec 1894
[Box 7, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., 1895-1897
[Box 7, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., 1898-1900
[Box 7, Folder 14] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Feb 1901-Jan 1903
[Box 7, Folder 15] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., May 1903-Sep 1904
[Box 8, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Oct 1904-Mar 1905
[Box 8, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Apr-Aug 1905
[Box 8, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Sep-Nov 1905
[Box 8, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Dec 1905-May 1906
[Box 8, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Jun 1906-Feb 1907
[Box 8, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., Mar 1907-Apr 1908
[Box 8, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. Sarah L. Withers., [no date]
[Box 8, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. Victoria Withers., Dec 1895-Dec 1903
[Box 8, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. William Banks Withers., Dec 1887-Apr 1888
[Box 8, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. William Banks Withers., May 1888-Apr 1889
[Box 8, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. Emmie Witherspoon (cousin)., Jul 1905-Apr 1907
[Box 8, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. Various., Oct 1897-May 1908
[Box 8, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jul 1894-Aug 1895
[Box 8, Folder 14] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Oct 1895
[Box 8, Folder 15] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb-Apr 1896
[Box 8, Folder 16] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., May-Jun 1896
[Box 9, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov 6-9, 1896
[Box 9, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov 10-16, 1896
[Box 9, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov 18-22, 1896
[Box 9, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., May-Aug 1897
[Box 9, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Oct-Nov 1897
[Box 9, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan-Mar 1898
[Box 9, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Apr-Jul 1898
[Box 9, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jul 1898
[Box 9, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 7-14, 1898
[Box 9, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 15-20, 1898
[Box 9, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 21-25, 1898
[Box 9, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan-Jul 1899
[Box 10, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 2-10, 1899
[Box 10, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 12-21, 1899
[Box 10, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 21-30, 1899
[Box 10, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Oct-Nov 1899
[Box 10, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Mar-Jul 1900
[Box 10, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 1900
[Box 10, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov 1900
[Box 10, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Oct 1902-May 1903
[Box 10, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug-Nov 1903
[Box 10, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Dec 3-15, 1903
[Box 10, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Dec 19-25, 1903
[Box 10, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Dec 26-31, 1903
[Box 10, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan 1-7, 1904
[Box 10, Folder 14] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan 8-18, 1904
[Box 10, Folder 15] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan 19-31, 1904
[Box 10, Folder 16] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb 2-10, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb 11-20, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb 21-27, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Mar 2-19, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Mar 23-31, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Apr 3-13, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Apr 14-30, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., May 1-13, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., May 16-29, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jun 8-17, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jun 18-30, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jul 1904
[Box 11, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 2-22, 1904
[Box 11, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 23-30, 1904
[Box 12, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Sep 2-9, 1904
[Box 12, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Sep 11-31, 1904
[Box 12, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Oct-Nov 19, 1904
[Box 12, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov 20-24, 1904
[Box 12, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov 26-30, 1904
[Box 12, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Dec 1-7, 1904
[Box 12, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Dec 7-16, 1904
[Box 12, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan 4-18, 1905
[Box 12, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan 19-29, 1905
[Box 12, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb 1-9, 1905
[Box 12, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb 10-18, 1905
[Box 12, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb 19-28, 1905
[Box 12, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Mar 2-10, 1905
[Box 12, Folder 14] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Mar 11-23, 1905
[Box 13, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Apr 5-14, 1905
[Box 13, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., Apr 17-28, 1905
[Box 13, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., May 1-12, 1905
[Box 13, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., May 19-28, 1905
[Box 13, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., [no date]
[Box 13, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., [no date]
[Box 13, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., [no date]
[Box 13, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., [no date]
[Box 13, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. Elizabeth D. Withers., [no date]
[Box 13, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., 1892-1893
[Box 13, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb-Mar 22, 1894
[Box 13, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Mar 29-Apr 1894
[Box 13, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., May-Jun 1894
[Box 13, Folder 14] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov 1894-Jul 1895
[Box 13, Folder 15] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug-Nov 1895
[Box 13, Folder 16] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan-Apr 3, 1896
[Box 13, Folder 17] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., May-Jun 1896
[Box 13, Folder 18] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov 6-11, 1896
[Box 13, Folder 19] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov 12-16, 1896
[Box 13, Folder 20] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov 18-24, 1896
[Box 13, Folder 21] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., May 1897-Oct 1902
[Box 13, Folder 22] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan 1-16, 1903
[Box 14, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan 17-Mar 1903
[Box 14, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 14-19, 1903
[Box 14, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Aug 21-27, 1903
[Box 14, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Nov-Dec 8, 1903
[Box 14, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Dec 9-21, 1903
[Box 14, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Dec 22-31, 1903
[Box 14, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan 1-12, 1904
[Box 14, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan 13-22, 1904
[Box 14, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Jan 23-31, 1904
[Box 14, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb 1-8, 1904
[Box 14, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb 9-19, 1904
[Box 14, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Feb 21-29, 1904
[Box 14, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Mar 1-10, 1904
[Box 14, Folder 14] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Mar 10-20, 1904
[Box 14, Folder 15] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Mar 21-31, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Apr 1-8, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 2] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Apr 9-15, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 3] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Apr 16-21, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 4] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Apr 23-30, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 5] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., May 1-7, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 6] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., May 8-12, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 7] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., May 13-18, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 8] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., May 20-24, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 9] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., May 26-28, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 10] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Jun 1-17, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 11] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., Jun 18-Jul 4, 1904
[Box 15, Folder 12] Personal Correspondence. Family. To Elizabeth D. Withers., [no date]
[Box 15, Folder 13] Personal Correspondence. Physicians. Mrs. Withers' Health., Jan 1903-Aug 1904
[Box 15, Folder 14] Personal Correspondence. Physicians. Mrs. Withers' Health., Sept-Nov 1904
This series contains various materials related to William Withers' personal life. Primary materials consists of calling cards, diaries, financial information, medical information, and speeches made by Withers.
[Box 15, Folder 15] Personal. Calling Cards., [no date]
[Box 15, Folder 16] Personal. Diaries., 1888
[Box 15, Folder 17] Personal. Diaries., 1893-1894
[Box 15, Folder 18] Personal. Diaries., 1896-1898
[Box 16, Folder 1] Personal. Diaries., Circa 1890s
[Box 16, Folder 2] Personal. Diaries., 1900-1906
[Box 16, Folder 3] Personal. Doctors' Prescriptions., [no date]
[Box 16, Folder 4] Personal. Financial Matters. Bank Books., 1904-1905
[Box 16, Folder 5] Personal. Financial Matters. Checks., 1905
[Box 16, Folder 6] Personal. Financial Matters. Checks., 1905
[Box 16, Folder 7] Personal. Financial Matters. Checks., 1907-1908
[Box 16, Folder 8] Personal. Financial Matters. Lost Sewing Machine., Aug 1904-Mar 1908
[Box 16, Folder 9] Personal. Financial Matters. Receipts., 1892-1901
[Box 16, Folder 10] Personal. Financial Matters. Receipts., 1902-1905
[Box 16, Folder 11] Personal. Financial Matters. Receipts., 1905
[Box 16, Folder 12] Personal. Financial Matters. Receipts., 1906-1907
[Box 16, Folder 13] Personal. Financial Matters. Receipts., 1908, [no date]
[Box 16, Folder 14] Personal. Financial Matters. Various Correspondence., 1901-1908
[Box 16, Folder 15] Personal. Financial Matters. Various., 1893-1907
[Box 16, Folder 16] Personal. Speeches., [no date]
[Box 16, Folder 17] Personal. Various Subjects. News Clippings., 1895, [no date]
[Box 16, Folder 18] Personal. Various Items., [no date]
[Box 16, Folder 19] Personal. Various Items., [no date]
[Box 16, Folder 20] Personal. Various Items., [no date]
This series contains various materials not directly to or from William Withers. It mainly consists of correspondence between other friends and family members. It also includes calling cards and financial records for Elizabeth Daniel Withers. It is organized alphabetically, then chronologically.
[Box 16, Folder 21] Friends and Family. Banks Withers., 1903-1908
[Box 16, Folder 22] Friends and Family. Banks Withers., [no date]
[Box 16, Folder 23] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., 1894-1896
[Box 16, Folder 24] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., 1897-1898
[Box 17, Folder 1] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., 1900-1901
[Box 17, Folder 2] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., 1902-Jan 1903
[Box 17, Folder 3] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., May 17-20, 1903
[Box 17, Folder 4] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., May 21, 1903
[Box 17, Folder 5] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., May 22-23, 1903
[Box 17, Folder 6] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., May 26-31, 1903
[Box 17, Folder 7] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., Jun-Dec 1903
[Box 17, Folder 8] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., 1904-1905
[Box 17, Folder 9] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., [no date]
[Box 17, Folder 10] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Correspondence., [no date]
[Box 17, Folder 11] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Financial Matters., 1905
[Box 17, Folder 12] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Funeral Arrangements., 1905
[Box 17, Folder 13] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Funeral Calling Cards., 1905
[Box 17, Folder 14] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Organization Memeberships., 1900, [no date]
[Box 17, Folder 15] Friends and Family. Elizabeth D. Withers. Various., 1891-1896, [no date]
[Box 17, Folder 16] Friends and Family. Rev. and Mrs. Eugene Daniel., 1884-1906, [no date]
[Box 17, Folder 17] Friends and Family. Susannah Withers (daughter)., 1887-1903
[Box 17, Folder 18] Friends and Family. Various Correspondence., 1888, [no date]
This series contains photographs and negatives of friends, family, and buildings. Most subjects are unidentified. The series is organized by general subject, such as buildings or children. Some photographs have corresponding negatives. For preservation purposes these are housed in a separate box (indicated on the folder containing the associated photographs).
[Box 18, Folder 1] Photographs. Houses. Exteriors.
[Box 18, Folder 2] Photographs. Houses. Interiors.
[Box 18, Folder 3] Photographs. People. Children. Tintype.
[Box 18, Folder 4] Photographs. People. Children.
[Box 18, Folder 5] Photographs. People. Children.
[Box 18, Folder 6] Photographs. People. Children.
[Box 18, Folder 7] Photographs. People. Children.
[Box 18, Folder 8] Photographs. People. R. T. Burwell.
[Box 18, Folder 9] Photographs. People. William A. Withers.
[Box 18, Folder 10] Photographs. People. John Witherspoon (Signer of the Declaration of Independence).
[Box 18, Folder 11] Photographs. People. Hospital.
[Box 18, Folder 12] Photographs. People. Portraits.
[Box 18, Folder 13] Photographs. People. Portraits.
[Box 18, Folder 14] Photographs. People. Portraits.
[Box 18, Folder 15] Photographs. People. Portraits.
[Box 18, Folder 16] Photographs. People. Portraits.
[Box 18, Folder 17] Photographs. People. Portraits. Family.
[Box 18, Folder 18] Photographs. People. Portraits. Family.
[Box 18, Folder 19] Photographs. People. Various.
[Box 18, Folder 20] Photographs. People. Various. Correspond to negatives 1-3.
[Box 18, Folder 21] Photographs. People. Various. Correspond to negatives 4-9.
[Box 18, Folder 22] Photographs. People. Various. Correspond to negatives 10-19.
[Box 18, Folder 23] Photographs. People. Various. Correspond to negatives 20-29.
[Box 18, Folder 24] Photographs. People. Various. Correspond to negatives 30.
[Box 19, Folder 1] Negatives

Creator

Withers, William Alphonso, 1864-1924

Quantity

9.5 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

19 archival boxes

Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff external link.

Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Purchased from Carolina Stamp Auctions, Raleigh Stamp Shop, Inc., Bryan Building, Cameron Village Shopping Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 20, 1983. Gift of Bill Tucker, 2013 (Accession 2013.019).

Processing

Processed by: Katie Brightman, Erin Bradford; machine-readable finding aid created by: Erin Bradford; Updated by Aaron Cusick

Scope and Content Note

Most of the material in this collection dates from 1884-1908. It documents William Alphonso Withers' professional career, activities, and personal life. The Professional series includes material on his work at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, at various other North Carolina State Agencies, and external employment. The Personal Activities series includes information on Withers' participation in community organizations and on his personal interests. The Personal Correspondence series contains letters to and from friends and family. The Personal series contains various items and memorabilia, including calling cards, financial records, doctor's prescriptions, and souvenirs. The Friends and Family series is made up of items belonging to various friends and relatives that are not directly associated with Withers. The Photographs series contains images and negatives of friends, relatives, and buildings.

Biographical Note

William Alphonso Withers was born on May 31, 1864 in Riverview, North Carolina, near Davidson College. Withers was the son of William Banks Withers and Sarah L. Rutledge. He had seven siblings: Ida who married a Sloan, J.R., Jamie, Banks, Rosa, Victoria, and Mary B. who went by "Mamie".

He received his A.B. degree from Davidson College in June of 1883, and his A.M. from Davidson in 1885. From 1884 through 1888, he served as Assistant Chemist at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station in Raleigh. From 1885 through 1902, and again from 1905 through 1915, he was the North Carolina State Statistical Agent for the United States Department of Agriculture. He did graduate work at Cornell University from 1889-1890, where he received the Sage Fellowship in Agricultural Chemistry during that time. In 1917 Davidson College awarded him an honorary ScD.

From 1889 until 1923 he was Professor of Pure and Agricultural Chemistry at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. He served as the North Carolina State Chemist from 1897 to 1898. He was the Acting Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station from 1897 to 1899, where he was also a chemist until 1921. From 1916 through 1923, he served as Vice President of North Carolina State College. From 1917 through 1923, he was the Summer School Director for North Carolina State College.

In 1898 Withers was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Pure Food and Drug Congress, and in 1899, authored the North Carolina Pure Food Law. From 1899 through 1905 he was Chairman of the Committee on Pure Food and Drug Legislation of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations. He held leadership positions in many professional organizations. From 1901-1902 he was the President of the North Carolina section of the American Chemical Society. From 1909-1910 he was President of the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists. From 1917-1918 he was President of the North Carolina Academy of Science.

Withers was active as an alumnus of Davidson College. In 1886 he was appointed Chairman of the committee preparing the Semi-Centennial Alumni catalog. He worked to secure memorials to General William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War hero, and General Francis Nash. Withers was also extremely active in the community. He was and elder of First Presbyterian church, a Grand Commander of the Knights Templar in 1896 and Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons the following year, President of the Rotary Club, President of the Raleigh YMCA, and President of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. William Withers died in Raleigh on June 20, 1924. On December 21, 1938 the Chemistry Building at North Carolina State College was named in his honor.

In June of 1896, William Alphonso Withers married Elizabeth (Bessie) Witherspoon Daniel, daughter of the Reverend Dr. Eugene Daniel and Susanna Tweed Witherspoon. Rev. Dr. Eugene Daniel was a Presbyterian minister in various churches in North Carolina and Virginia. Elizabeth Daniel was born in 1874 and died on August 20, 1905. After Elizabeth's death, Withers married Jane Hinton Pescud on July 20, 1909. William Withers had two children with his first wife, Elizabeth: Susanna Withers, (1897-1903) and Banks Withers, born October 2, 1901 and died in San Mateo, CA Apr 27, 1946. William Withers died in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina on June 20, 1924.

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