Joshua W. Whitaker Business Correspondence, PC.7050


Joshua W. Whitaker Business Correspondence, PC.7050

Descriptive Summary

Joshua W. Whitaker Business Correspondence
Call Number
Whitaker, Joshua W.
1895 - 1903
0.200 cubic feet
Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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Collection Overview

This collection consists chiefly of business correspondence with lumber wholesalers in North Carolina and Tenneessee, along with some family correspondence.


Joshua W. Whitaker (1850 - 1903) was the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Whitaker of Cherokee County, North Carolina. He grew up in Valleytown with several brothers and sisters. He was of Cherokee heritage and his sons were born in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. Whitaker also had two daughters. He returned to Cherokee County where he work in the lumber business trying to secure contracts for poles and pins.

He is buried in Valleytown Cemetery in Cherokee County.

Contents of the Collection

Container Count
1 Box

Subject Headings

  • Lumber and lumbering
  • Lumber trade--North Carolina
  • Andrews (N.C.)
  • Valley Town (Cherokee County, N.C.)
  • Correspondence