Creators
White, Royall; White, Linda
Size
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Call number
MSS 00020

This collection contains two documents. The first is a three-page, handwritten letter, dated 2 September 1904, from Royal White to "Mama" and describing his first few weeks as a student at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The second document is a handwritten transcription of the letter, made by Linda White, who is Royal White's granddaughter.

Royall Edward White was originally from Aulander, North Carolina. He first attended North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (which later became North Carolina State University) in 1904. He studied civil engineering, and he graduated in 1908 with a bachelors degree in engineering. After graduation, he worked in his profession for 55 years.

Biographical/historical note

Royall Edward White was originally from Aulander, North Carolina. He first attended North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (which later became North Carolina State University) in 1904. He studied civil engineering, and he graduated in 1908 with a bachelors degree in engineering. According to the college yearbook, the Agromeck, he was a sergeant in the student cadets, and he was a member of the class baseball team, the Tennis Club, the Civil Engineering Society, the Saturday Evening Banquet Club, and the Pine Level Club. He was a champion checker player and theatrical financier. After graduation, he worked in his profession for 55 years.

The 1908 Agromeck spelled his name "Royall Edward White," although he signed his letter "Royal."

Scope/content

This collection contains two documents. The first is a three-page, handwritten letter, dated 2 September 1904, from Royal White to "Mama" and describing his first few weeks as a student at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The second document is a handwritten transcription of the letter, made by Linda White, who is Royal White's granddaughter.

Use of these materials

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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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Royall White Letter, MSS 00020, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Linda White, 2008 (Accession 2008-0053).

Processing information

Processed and encoded by Todd Kosmerick, 2008 April; updated by Susan C. Rodriguez, 2015 November.

Letter from Royall White to his mother 1904 September 2 (Accession no. 2008-0053)
Legal box MSS 1, Folder 00020-1

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Royall White Letter, MSS 00020, 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.