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Dirk C. Allman papers concerning Julian H. Little

 Collection — Box: SFC2 [F09.090.02.02], Folder: 163
Identifier: MS0163

Scope and Contents

Primarily papers (1932-34) of Julian H. Little relating to his guardianship of Grace Carpenter of Statesville and including correspondence about the management of the Grace Hotel in Statesville. Also includes correspondence (1946-49) with William Henry Belk, J. B. Ivey, and others concerning Little's presidency of the Independence Corporation and its operation of the Independence Building in uptown Charlotte, as well as a letter from J. B. Ivey conveying his opposition to dancing on religious grounds after an article appeared in Guideposts about Arthur Murray. Much of the collection are photocopies.


  • Creation: 1932 - 1949


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Julian Hampton Little was born on May 25, 1865 in Richmond county, North Carolina to John Phillips and Fanny Myers Little. He attended the University of North Carolina in 1888 and afterwards worked for a cotton company for several years. He eventually became Vice President and later President of the Charlotte National Bank. Later in his career he served as President of the Independence Corporation, a lending institution in Charlotte. He also shared an interest with his sister Emma in the family's timber operations at Little's Mill in Richmond county. Julian died on September 12, 1955 in Charlotte.



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Papers documenting Julian Little's guardianship of Grace Carpenter in Stateville and his management of the Grace Hotel. Also includes correspondence with several leaders of Charlotte's business community in the mid-twentieth century, including J.B. Ivey and William Henry Belk.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dirk C. Allman, 1988.

Related Materials

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Reports (UNCC Manuscript 77): Independence Building.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, September, 1992.

Dirk C. Allman papers concerning Julian H. Little
Randy Penninger
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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