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C. W. Hollowell Family Papers


Christopher Wilson (C. W.) Hollowell (1821-1892) was born in Perquimans County, North Carolina but moved to Pasquotank County to manage the plantations of his cousin, John Hollowell and James C. Johnston of Hayes plantation. In addition to planting, one of Hollowell's business interests was the Nags Head Hotel, in Nags Head, North Carolina.The C. W. Hollowell Family Papers include personal and business correspondence, receipts, accounts of sales, insurance documents, genealogical notes and newspaper clippings.

Title

C. W. Hollowell Family Papers

Collection Number

PC.5028

Date(s)

1863-1939

Box 1Box 2
Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
0.75
Abstract

Christopher Wilson (C. W.) Hollowell (1821-1892) was born in Perquimans County, North Carolina but moved to Pasquotank County to manage the plantations of his cousin, John Hollowell and James C. Johnston of Hayes plantation. In addition to planting, one of Hollowell's business interests was the Nags Head Hotel, in Nags Head, North Carolina.

The C. W. Hollowell Family Papers include personal and business correspondence, receipts, accounts of sales, insurance documents, genealogical notes and newspaper clippings.

Physical Location

2F0

Creator

Hollowell, C. W. (Christopher Wilson), 1821-1892

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


The papers in this collection are arranged into three series: correspondence, business, and personal papers


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by Sarah Downing prior to 2001.

Encoded by Kelly Grimm, August, 2009


Christopher Wilson (C. W.) Hollowell (1821-1892) was born in Perquimans County, North Carolina but moved to Pasquotank County to manage the plantations of his cousin, John Hollowell and James C. Johnston, owner of Hayes plantation. He later built the plantation house "Bayside" for his first wife Alpine Douglas Bodine (1830-1867), whom he married in 1855. The house still stands on Weeksville Road, south of Elizabeth City. Four children were born to this union. In 1870, Hollowell married Parthenia Weeks Gatling (1848-1937) of Perquimans County and they proceeded to have five children. In addition to planting, one of Hollowell's business interests included the Nags Head Hotel in Nags Head, North Carolina.


Formerly classified as 33MSS-28


[Identification of item], PC.5028, C. W. Hollowell Family Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.


Purchased by the Outer Banks History Center Associates from Joe Woolard in 1996.


Nags Head Hotel Account Books and Day Books from Nags Head Hotel (Nags Head, N.C.),  (collection 207)


The C. W. Hollowell Family Papers contain personal and business correspondence, along with receipts, accounts of sales, insurance documents, records relating to the acquisition of the Nags Head Hotel, correspondence to Parthenia Gatling Hollowell and Margaret Hollowell, genealogical notes compiled by Margaret Hollowell, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous items such as wedding invitations and graduation announcements. There are three documents relating to the former slaves at "Bayside." Finally, there is a folder of extraneous information about the Hollowells, "Bayside," and the Nags Head Hotel compiled by Virginia Newsome Overman.


  • Graham, Alpine Douglas Hollowell, 1867-
  • Hollowell, Alpine Douglas Bodine, 1830-1867
  • Hollowell, Christopher Wilson, 1821-1892
  • Hollowell, Christopher Wilson, Jr., 1871-
  • Hollowell, Frank W., 1879-1952
  • Hollowell, Frank W., Jr., 1920-2008
  • Hollowell, John A.
  • Hollowell, John Gatling, 1876-
  • Hollowell, Margaret, 1872-1951
  • Hollowell, Mary Wilson, 1864-1917
  • Hollowell, Parthenia Weeks Gatling, 1848-1937
  • Parker, Eugenia Hollowell, 1859-1943
  • Gatling family
  • Nags Head Hotel Company
  • Slaves--North Carolina--Pasquotank County
  • Nags Head (N.C.)
  • Pasquotank County (N.C.)

Folder: 1:3.1  
Financial Documents

Folder: 1:3.2  
C. W. Hollowell Receipts
1853-1885

Folder: 1:3.3  
Receipts, Nags Head Hotel Company

Folder: 1:3.4  
Misc. Receipts, Inventories, Notes

Folder: 1:3.5  
Property Tax Receipts

Folder: 1:3.6  
C. W. Hollowell, Insurance on Crops, , <unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1874-1975</unitdate>
1871-1872

Folder: 1:3.7  
Accounts of Sales of Wheat and Corn
1857-1858

Folder: 1:3.8  
A. E. Jacobs, Invoices
1884

Folder: 1:3.9  
Hollowell Hired Help, Former Slaves

Folder: 1:3.10  
Deeds, Hollowell Family, , <unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1939</unitdate>
1929

Folder: 1:2.1  
Business
1868-1891

PC.5028  
Personal Correspondence

Folder: 1:2.2  
To C. W. Hollowell
1856-1890
Folder: 1:2.3  
To C. W. Hollowell, Jr.
1898-1907

Folder: 1:2.4  
From C. W. Hollowell to his second wife Parenthia Weeks Gatling Hollowell
1870-1878

Folder: 1:2.5  
To Parenthia Weeks Gatling Hollowell

Folder: 1:2.6  
To Miss Margaret Hollowell

Folder: 1:2.7  
To the Hollowell Family

Folder: 1:2.8  
Misc. Correspondence

PC.5028  
Genealogical Notes

Folder: 1:4.1  
Compiled by Margaret Hollowell
Folder: 2:4.2  
Compiled by Virginia Newsome Overman

Folder: 2:4.3  
John Gatling Hollowell, Term Reports, UNC, and Frank Hollowell, Elizabeth City Academy, <unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1894</unitdate>, <unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1899</unitdate>
1894-1896

Folder: 2:4.4  
Frank Hollowell, Jr., Athletic Award, High School Diploma, and Navy Commission

Folder: 2:4.5  
Wedding Invitations, Graduation Announcements, etc.

Folder: 2:4.6  
Newspaper Clippings

Folder: 2:4.7  
Drawings, Seaboard Airline

Folder: 2:4.8  
Photographs

Folder: 2:4.9  
"A Trip to Fredericksburg, VA" by Virginia H. Hollowell
ca. 1933

Folder: 2:4.10  
Ephemera