Edenton Peanut Company Letters, PC.5110

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Edenton Peanut Company Letters, PC.5110

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edenton Peanut Company Letters
Call Number
PC.5110
Creator
VA
Date
1943
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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    Collection Overview

    25 letters
    While head of the Edenton Peanut Company and during the early years of WW II, Mr. Jim Wood of Edenton (for whom the company's flagship product "Jimbo's Jumbo's" was named) shipped five-pound bags of peanuts to every service member from Chowan County he could locate. Many wrote thank-you letters back to the company (some to Mr. Wood, some to other company officers, and some just to the company). The letters contain descriptions of service life, geography, and social interactions of the time.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Wood, James
  2. Edenton Peanut Co.
  3. Soldiers--Correspondence
  4. Sailors--Correspondence
  5. Peanuts
  6. Edenton (N.C.)
  7. Acquisitions Information

    Gift