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Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association Contract Book

Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association Contract Book, 1921-1924
Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association Contract Book
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Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association Contract Book, 1921-1924. The contract book contains the names of farmers in Brunswick County, Va., who signed contracts to market their tobacco cooperatively through the association. The contracts contain the farmer's address (name of community), the date of the contract, the number of pounds and type of tobacco (dark or bright) pledged, and the amount of acreage in production. Index included. The book also contains the printed information about the Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association, organized, in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1921, and the terms of the marketing agreements made with farmers
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Biographical or historical data
  • Brunswick County was named for the duchy of Brunswick-Lunenburg, one of the German possessions of George I. It was formed in 1720 from Prince George County, but, because of the sparse population, county government was not organized until 1732. In the latter year Brunswick County was enlarged by the addition of parts of Surry and Isle of Wight Counties.
  • The Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association was a non-profit association of tobacco farmers organized in North Carolina in 1921, and administered by a board of twenty-five directors in Raleigh. It was organized "for the purpose of promoting, fostering, and encouraging the business of marketing tobacco cooperatively: for reducing speculation; for stabilizing the local tobacco markets; for cooperatively and collectively handling the problems of tobacco growers, and for other pertinent purposes."
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
The Southern Historical Collection Records at the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association Contract Book
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Brunswick County
  • The collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
  • The Library of Virginia
Immediate source of acquisition
Brunswick County Circuit Court
Type of unit
v. (86 leaves)

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