John Tyrant Patrick Letter to Mrs. A. L. Coble 1883 December 14

Creator
Patrick, John Tyrant, 1852-1918
Size
0.01 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MSS 00283

This letter, dated December 14, 1883, and sent from John T. Patrick in Wadesboro, North Carolina, to Mrs. A. L. Coble in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, relates details about Patrick's trip to exhibitions in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Boston, Massachusetts, where he had been promoting North Carolina and encouraging immigration. The letter also reveals Patrick's plan to sell land in North Carolina to northern farmers. Both the original letter and a typed transcription are included.

John Tyrant Patrick (1852-1918) was a journalist and resort developer from Wadesboro, North Carolina. Patrick attracted northerners to North Carolina by advertising inexpensive, fertile land in northern newspapers. In 1883, North Carolina Governor Thomas J. Jarvis appointed Patrick as the head of the Department of Immigration. During his tenure, he established the resort towns of Southern Pines and Pinebluff, North Carolina. He also assisted in the in establishing the North Carolina towns of Pinehurst, Roseland, Peachland, Vaughn, and Southmont.

Biographical/historical note

John Tyrant Patrick (1852 - 1918) was a journalist and resort developer from Wadesboro, North Carolina. Patrick attracted northerners to North Carolina by advertising inexpensive, fertile land in northern newspapers. In 1883, North Carolina Governor Thomas J. Jarvis appointed Patrick as the head of the Department of Immigration. During his tenure, he established the resort towns of Southern Pines and Pinebluff, North Carolina. He also assisted in the in establishing the North Carolina towns of Pinehurst, Roseland, Peachland, Vaughn, and Southmont.

During his career, Patrick also served as industrial agent of the Seaboard Air-Line Railway and the Southern Pacific Railroad. He later bought property in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and developed the highway from Asheville to Charlotte via Chimney Rock.

For more information about Patrick, see the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Vol. 5, P-S.

Scope/content

This letter, dated December 14, 1883, and sent from John T. Patrick in Wadesboro, North Carolina, to Mrs. A. L. Coble in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, relates details about John T. Patrick's trip to exhibitions in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Boston, Massachusetts, where he had been promoting North Carolina and encouraging immigration. The letter also reveals Patrick's plan to sell land in North Carolina to northern farmers. Both the original letter and a typed transcription are included.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Tyrant Patrick Letter to Mrs. A. L. Coble, MSS 00283, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by Iredell Public Library, 2000 (Accession no. 2000-0011).

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Letter 1883 December 14
Box 6, Folder MSS 283

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[Identification of item], John Tyrant Patrick Letter to Mrs. A. L. Coble, MSS 00283, 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.