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Walking Through Durham's Past: Biographical Information

Durham Biographies

The biographies of Durham Citizens are largely confined to newspaper articles although Illustrious citizens have had published biographies.  Collection descriptions of  manuscripts in Duke's Rubenstein Special Collections Library often include authoratative, if brief biographical notations.   


Julian S  Carr

Jule Carr : general without an army   by  Webb, Mena. (Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1987.)

F264.D9 W43 1987


James B Duke,

Bold entrepreneur : a life of James B. Duke    by Durden, Robert Franklin. (Durham, NC : Carolina Academic Press, c2003.)

HD9140.D85 D873 2003


Washington Duke,

There is no authoratative single biography of the progenitor of the Duke family but a collective biography of the family and a great book is:

The Dukes of Durham, 1865-1929   by Durden, Robert Franklin. (Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1975.)

CS71 .D877 1975


George W. Watts

Favored by fortune : George W. Watts & the Hills of Durham    by  Covington, Howard E. (Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library : Distributed by the University of North Carolina Press, c2004.)

Perkins and Lilly:  F264 .D9 C69 2004

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