Duc, Henry A., Sr.
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
103 Perkins Library
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0185
Business and family correspondence of Henry A. Duc, Sr., and of his son, Henry, Jr., both tinsmiths, including many invoices, 1840-1859, from a New York dealer in uncut tin and sheet iron; descriptions of latest tinworking machinery in New York in 1870; information on young Duc's inventions (a marine engine and an elastic fluid engine); personal letters from widely dispersed relatives concerning Nebraska sod houses, 1874; St. Augustine, Fla., and orange crops, 1878; and student life at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., and activities on the U.S.S. Charleston. Included also is an undated manuscript entitled "Literature in Charleston," and a ledger, 1843-1856.