Guide to the James Edmondson Papers, 1908

Summary Information

Title: James Edmondson Papers, 1908
Collection: AC.613
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a advertising postcard with James Edmondson's photo and a photo of the Washburn-Crosby County Mills, sent to Miss M.L. Nelson of Hagerstown, Maryland postmarked 1908 from an unknown sender.

Creator: Edmondson, James

Biographical/Historical Note

It is likely, though not certain, that the James Edmondson pictured in the postcard was born April 16, 1872 and died October 27, 1951 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Edmondson was a graduate of Sumner High School and was a merchant in Parkersburg.

Scope and Contents

From this postcard, one can see the Washburn Mills, Washburn-Crosby County in Minnesota where Gold Medal Flour is made, and a photo of James Edmondson, a merchant of Fine Groceries, Tobacco & Candy, W.Va. Phone 984, 806 Avery Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia. The message to Mary (Miss M.L. Nelson) tells her he is OK in every respect and the writer cheerfully recommends him to you and you to him. 1908 was a leap year so she was encouraged to take advantage of that.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from an unknown source about 2000. Accession number AC.2003.030

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.613: James Edmondson, Parkersburg, West Virginia Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, 1908 ACSC_Box 18, Folder 18