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Edenton Peanut Company Letters


25 lettersWhile 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. ... (more below)

Title

Edenton Peanut Company Letters

Collection Number

PC.5110

Date(s)

1943

Physical Location

OBHC:4B3

Creator

VA

Creator

VA

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


Gift


Rascoe, Peter


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.


  • Wood, James
  • Edenton Peanut Co.
  • Soldiers--Correspondence
  • Sailors--Correspondence
  • Peanuts
  • Edenton (N.C.)