Finding Aid of the C. W. Hollowell Family Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1868/1939">1868 - 1939</date>, PC.5028

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Finding Aid of the C. W. Hollowell Family Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1868/1939">1868 - 1939</date>, PC.5028

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
C. W. Hollowell Family Papers
Call Number
PC.5028
Creator
Hollowell, C. W. (Christopher Wilson), 1821-1892
Date
1863-1939
Extent
0.75 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Collection Overview

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.

Arrangement Note

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

Biographical Note

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.

Contents of the Collection

1. Finding Aid

2. Business Papers

Financial Documents
Box 1
C. W. Hollowell Receipts,1853-1885
Box 1
Receipts, Nags Head Hotel Company
Box 1
Misc. Receipts, Inventories, Notes
Box 1
Property Tax Receipts
Box 1
C. W. Hollowell, Insurance on Crops, , <unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1874-1975</unitdate>, 1871-1872
Box 1
Accounts of Sales of Wheat and Corn,1857-1858
Box 1
A. E. Jacobs, Invoices,1884
Box 1
Hollowell Hired Help, Former Slaves
Box 1
Deeds, Hollowell Family, , <unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1939</unitdate>, 1929
Box 1

3. Correspondence

Business,1868-1891
Box 1
Personal Correspondence
To C. W. Hollowell,1856-1890
Box 1
To C. W. Hollowell, Jr.,1898-1907
Box 1
From C. W. Hollowell to his second wife Parenthia Weeks Gatling Hollowell,1870-1878
Box 1
To Parenthia Weeks Gatling Hollowell
Box 1
To Miss Margaret Hollowell
Box 1
To the Hollowell Family
Box 1
Misc. Correspondence
Box 1

4. Personal Papers

Genealogical Notes
Compiled by Margaret Hollowell
Box 1
Compiled by Virginia Newsome Overman
Box 2
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
Box 2
Frank Hollowell, Jr., Athletic Award, High School Diploma, and Navy Commission
Box 2
Wedding Invitations, Graduation Announcements, etc.
Box 2
Newspaper Clippings
Box 2
Drawings, Seaboard Airline
Box 2
Photographs
Box 2
"A Trip to Fredericksburg, VA" by Virginia H. Hollowell,ca. 1933
Box 2
Ephemera
Box 2

Subject Headings

  • 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.)
  • Acquisitions Information

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

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Sarah Downing prior to 2001.
  • Encoded by Kelly Grimm, August, 2009