Liddell family papers
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised primarily of photographs of the Liddell Family and postcards of scenes of Charlotte and North Carolina and South Carolina. Other material includes correspondence, clippings, and memorabilia.
- Creation: 1854 - 1969
- Creation: 1854 - 1889
- Liddell family (Family)
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
Walter J. F. (d. ca. 1888) and Anna Brubaker Liddell (1826-1923) of Erie, Pa. moved to Charlotte from Wisconsin in 1875, where he had engaged in the railroad car building industry. He founded the Liddell Machine Company, while she was responsible for starting the first hospital for blacks in Charlotte. One of their four children, Vinton Liddell (1859-1915), served as president of Highland Park Manufacturing Company and as vice president of Elizabeth Mills. His home at 511 North Church Street is designated a Charlotte Mecklenburg historic site. [Further information on the family can be found in the clippings in box SFC1:130; see also "Liddell, Anna Forbes," Dictionary of North Carolina Biography (Chapel Hill, N.C.: UNC Press, 1991), 4:64-65.]
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Language of Materials
Papers relating to the family of Walter J. F. and Anna Brubaker Liddell, who moved to Charlotte from Wisconsin in 1875. Includes photographs, postcards depicting scenes in Charlotte and both Carolinas in the early 20th century, and photocopies of letters (1854-64) between members of the related Little and Myers families. Contains no records of the Liddell Machine Co. and other family businesses.
The collection is arranged into two series, Photographs Albums and Framed, 1860s, 1880s and Postcard Collection, 1905-10, 1934-36. There are also a few files that do not belong to any series.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts of Maryanna McBride Turner, 1986 and 1989.
Processed by Randy Penninger, 1987.
- Liddell family papers
- Randy Penninger
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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