MSS 00188 Guide to the Walter Austin Bullock and George Tarry Bullock letters, 1891 - 1894
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Bullock, George Tarry, d. 1955
Bullock, Walter Austin, d. 1943
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Gift of Mrs. Edwin H. Thomson, 1987. Accession no. 1987-0012.
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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.
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.
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