Zachary & Zachary Artistic Wood Mantels letters to J. W. Cates 1900-1901

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Zachary & Zachary Artistic Wood Mantels
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0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Call number
MSS 00255

The Zachary & Zachary Artistic Wood Mantels letters include three letters written to Burlington, North Carolina, businessman J. W. Cates (1847 - 1918). In the first letter, written on Zachary & Zachary letterhead, one of Cates' children writes about his future plans. The other two letters are written by Zachary & Zachary secretary and treasurer A. D. Zachary. In these letters, Zachary urges Cates to do business with the Peck-Hammond Company, and recommends staying away from the Moncrief Carter Furnace Company.

Established by Arthur D. Zachary and his father H. C. Zachary in 1894, Zachary & Zachary began as a contracting and supply business with branches in Raleigh and Wilmington, North Carolina. The company's portfolio included several buildings on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, including Alumni Hall and the Carr Building.

Biographical/historical note

Established by Arthur D. Zachary and his father H. C. Zachary in 1894, Zachary & Zachary began as a contracting and supply business with branches in Raleigh and Wilmington, North Carolina. The company's portfolio included several buildings on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, including Alumni Hall and the Carr Building.

It appears that around the turn of the twentieth century, the Zacharys decided to move away from contracting and expand their building supply buisness. The three letters in this collection are written on Zachary & Zachary Artistic Mantels letterhead, indicating that the company was no longer focused on contracting at that time.

Scope/content

The Zachary & Zachary Artistic Wood Mantels letters include three letters written to Burlington, North Carolina, businessman J. W. Cates (1847 - 1918). In the first letter, written on Zachary & Zachary letterhead, one of Cates' children writes about his future plans. The other two letters are written by Zachary & Zachary secretary and treasurer A. D. Zachary. In these letters, Zachary urges Cates to do business with the Peck-Hammond Company, and recommends staying away from the Moncrief Carter Furnace Company.

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This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Zachary & Zachary Artistic Wood Mantels letters to J. W. Cates, MSS 255 Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

  • Cates Family Papers, #4341, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • John Wesley Cates Papers, North Carolina Baptist Historical Society Collection, Wake Forest University

Source of acquisition

Received from Bookworm & Silverfish, 1997 (Accession no. 1997-0026).

Processing information

Processed by Special Collections staff, 2006; updated by Susan C. Rodriguez, 2015 December.

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Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Zachary & Zachary Artistic Wood Mantels letters to J. W. Cates, MSS 00255, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.