Walter Austin Bullock and George Tarry Bullock letters 1891-1894

Creators
Bullock, George Tarry, d. 1955; Bullock, Walter Austin, d. 1943
Size
0.01 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MSS 00188

The Walter Austin Bullock and George Tarry Bullock letters consist of letters written by the brothers to members of their family when they were students at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University). They contain details about various events, including the November 1891 football game against Wake Forest College, the 1891 State Fair, the farm work they did for the college and the professors, and getting uniforms.

Williamsboro, N.C., natives Walter Austin Bullock and George Tarry Bullock entered North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University) as freshmen in 1891. Walter graduated with an agricultural degree in 1895, and then worked for a big farming concern near Bainbridge, Ga. He then moved to Puerto Rico, where he raised shade tobacco for American Tobacco Company. He and George later bought a large farm near Red Springs, N.C., which was very successful until 1922, when the price of cotton dropped. He continued farming on a smaller scale until his death in 1943. Due to illness and financial problems, George did not complete his college coursework. After leaving North Carolina State, he worked at Edgecombe Test Farm, and then worked in Georgia and Puerto Rico. After the Red Springs farm failed, he returned to Puerto Rico and worked for the American Sugar Cane Company. He then went to Cuba with the Cuban Land and Leaf Tobacco Company, a subsidiary of American Tobacco Company. He stayed in Cuba until his retirement in 1952. He died in Red Springs in 1955.

Biographical/historical note

Williamsboro, N.C., natives Walter Austin Bullock and George Tarry Bullock entered North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts as freshmen in 1891. Walter graduated with an agricultural degree in 1895, and then worked for a big farming concern near Bainbridge, Ga. He then moved to Puerto Rico, where he raised shade tobacco for American Tobacco Company. He and George later bought a large farm near Red Springs, N.C., which was very successful until 1922, when the price of cotton dropped. He continued farming on a smaller scale until his death in 1943.

Due to illness and financial problems, George did not complete his college coursework. After leaving North Carolina State, he worked at Edgecombe Test Farm, and then worked in Georgia and Puerto Rico. After the Red Springs farm failed, he returned to Puerto Rico and worked for the American Sugar Cane Company. He then went to Cuba with the Cuban Land and Leaf Tobacco Company, a subsidiary of American Tobacco Company. He stayed in Cuba until his retirement in 1952. He died in Red Springs in 1955.

Scope/content

The Walter Austin Bullock and George Tarry Bullock letters consist of letters written by the brothers to members of their family when they were students at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. They contain details about various events, including the November 1891 football game against Wake Forest College, the 1891 State Fair, the farm work they did for the college and the professors, and getting uniforms.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Walter Austin Bullock and George Tarry Bullock letters, MSS 00188, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Edwin H. Thomson, 1987. Accession no. 1987-0012.

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Letters 1891-1894
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Walter Austin Bullock and George Tarry Bullock letters, MSS 00188, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.