Item #100070 What Northern Men Say... North Carolina as a Place for Investment, Manufactures, Mining, Stock Raising, Fruit and Farming. State Geologist Prof. W. C. Kerr.
What Northern Men Say... North Carolina as a Place for Investment, Manufactures, Mining, Stock Raising, Fruit and Farming.

What Northern Men Say... North Carolina as a Place for Investment, Manufactures, Mining, Stock Raising, Fruit and Farming.

Raleigh, NC: The Observer State Printer and Binder / Edwards, Broughton & Co., 1879. [Cover Page Outer Wrap Title]

What Northern Men Say of North Carolina,

This Pamphlet Contains a Most Interesting Resume of the Material Resources of North Carolina

By Prof. W. C. Kerr, State Geologist,

Also, the

Proceedings of a Convention of Northern Born Residents of the South,

Held at Charlotte, N.C., January 15th, 1879, which Attracted wide Spread Attention, together with a Number of Letters from Ex-Union Soldiers, Giving their Personal Experiences During their Residence in North Carolina, with Facts Concerning Crops, Climate, Health , and Individual Prospects.

Read These Letters.

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North Carolina as a Place for Investment, Manufactures, Mining, Stock Raising, Fruit and Farming.

What Northern Residents in North Carolina say of it as a Place to Life in

Edited for the State by N. Dumont

"Distributed Gratis, to Attract Capital and People to the States by the State Board of Agriculture, Under the General Assembly of North Carolina"

Raleigh, N.C.: The Observer State Printer and Binder / Edwards, Broughton & Co., 1879.

Octavo. 88 pages. Soft cover bound in yellow printed wrappers. The binding is worn and soiled but is complete and sound. Binding is smudged from handling, and some of the text at the bottom of the front cover has been marked through. The foot of the spine is a bit chipped and bumped, but the binding overall is secure. The text is toned, and there is some damping within the text block right about in the center and then again towards the last few pages. A sturdy copy. The title of the front cover does not match the title on the title page. Professor W. C. Kerr, the State Geologist, is given prominence on the front cover, while on the title page itself the editor is listed as N. Dumont from Charlotte, and Kerr is not mentioned. Dumont's name on the front cover is the portion that is marked through, and this seems to have been done very early on. Over top of this is ink-stamped "For Information, Address J. T. Patrick, Gov't State Agent of Immigration for North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C."

This pamphlet was produced for a Convention held at Charlotte, North Carolina with the aims of attracting industry and northern settlers to North Carolina shortly after the end of Reconstruction. Kerr, the State Geologist, points out the pleasant climate and natural resources. This section runs from pages 5 to 32.

Next is a section by N. Dumont of Charlotte, "Northern Settlers, a Voice on Behalf of the South." This runs from pages 33 to 76. Here, Northerners given their names, where they're from, and which county or city they settled in, and they offer picturesque or commendable descriptions of life in North Carolina, Some of the "immigrants" are even noted as having served in the Civil War as Union soldiers.

Beginning at page 77 is an "Appendix" entitled "The Character and Resources of the Section between the Yadkin and Catawba Rivers." This runs for a little over 2 pages, and then a few other regions have offered less text on the attributes of their regions: New Berne; Highlands / Macon Co.; Charlotte.

The last two pages, 87-88, offer "Proceedings of the Convention of Northern Settlers, Held at Raleigh, N.C., March 1st, 1879."

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Price: $600.00

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