Duke, James Buchanan, 1856-1925

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Tobacco manufacturer, industrialist, and philanthropist, of Durham, N.C., and New York City.

From the description of Papers, 1764-1998 ; (bulk 1917-1928). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122561097

From the description of James Buchanan Duke papers, 1777-1990 (bulk 1890s-1930s). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19536504

  • 1856, Dec. 23: Born, Orange County, N.C.
  • 1870s: Attended Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • 1878: Full partner in newly incorporated W. Duke, Sons and Company
  • ca. 1883: President, W. Duke, Sons and Company
  • 1884: Moved to New York, N.Y. Negotiated contract with Bonsack Machine Company for use of cigarette manufacturing machine
  • 1890: Organized The American Tobacco Company
  • 1902, Sept. 27: Signed agreement with British tobacco manufacturers to form British-American Tobacco Company
  • 1904, Sept.: Married Lillian McCreedy (divorced 1906)
  • 1905: Established Southern Power Company with Benjamin N. Duke and George W. Watts
  • 1907, July 23: Married Nanaline Holt Inman
  • 1911, May: Dissolution of the American Tobacco Company ordered by the United States Supreme Court
  • 1912, Nov. 22: Daughter, Doris Duke, born
  • ca. 1915: Purchased hydroelectric power resources on Saguenay River, Quebec, Canada
  • 1915 - 1919 : North Carolina North Carolina South Carolina South Carolina Began plans for a philanthropic trust to serve educational and other institutions in North Carolina and South Carolina
  • 1917: Duke Farms Company, Somerville, N.J., incorporated
  • ca. 1923: Duke-Price Power Company established
  • 1924, Dec. 11: Signed indentures establishing The Duke Endowment and The Doris Duke Trust
  • 1925, Oct. 10: Died, New York, N.Y.
  • 1928, May 21: Final determination by State of New Jersey Court in the Matter of the Estate of James B. Duke, Deceased
  • 1930: Remains removed to the Memorial Chapel of Duke University Chapel
  • 1934, June 18: Estate of James B. Duke liquidated
  • 1961: Widow, Nanaline H. Duke, died

From the guide to the James Buchanan Duke Papers, 1777-1990 and undated, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Duke, Lillian M. James B. Duke and Lillian McCredy Duke Divorce Records, 1904-1906. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Dailey, Betty. Papers, 1924-1928. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Stokes, Inez Duke (Angier). Papers, 1888-1975. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Barnes, William Speight. Correspondence, 1924-1971. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn James Buchanan Duke Papers, 1777-1990 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Brown, Frank Clyde, 1870-1943. Frank C. Brown papers, 1899-1943. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Duke Endowment Archives, bulk, 1902-2008 and undated, 1925-2006 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Duke family. Duke Family New York Apartments collection, 1908-1997. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Sands, Alexander Hamilton, Jr. Papers, 1910-1918. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn James Buchanan Duke Papers, 1777-1990 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn McPherson, Holt, 1906-. Holt McPherson papers, 1930-1979. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Erwin Cotton Mills. Erwin Cotton Mills Records, 1832-1976, bulk 1892-1967. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn The Benjamin Newton Duke Papers, 1834-1984, bulk 1884-1929. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Duke, Doris, 1912-1993. Doris Duke papers, 1798- 2003 (bulk 1930-1999) Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Executive Committee. Records, 1903-1991 (bulk 1950-1982). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Duke family. Duke Family papers on the Duke Farms residence, 1859-2004 Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Duke Memorial. Duke Memorial records, 1929-1936. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn James Buchanan Duke Papers, 1777-1990 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Biographical Reference Collection, ., 1972 - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Parrish, W. K. Correspondence, 1890-1906 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn William Robertson Perkins Papers, 1903-1967 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965. Reminiscences of Bernard Mannes Baruch : oral history, 1963. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Johnson C. Smith University. General university records, 1866-1978. Johnson C Smith University, J B Duke Memorial Library
referencedIn Few, William Preston, 1867-1940. William Preston Few records and papers, 1814-1971 (bulk 1911-1940). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Osborn, William H. (William Henry), 1856-1921. William H. Osborn papers, 1895-1921 [manuscript]. East Carolina University, Joyner Library
referencedIn Duke Endowment Archives, bulk, 1902-2008 and undated, 1925-2006 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Semans Family Papers, 1878-2008 and undated Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
referencedIn Josiah William Bailey Papers, 1833-1967 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Angier, Lida Aurelia Duke, 1862-1959. Papers, 1899-1928, 1948 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Fuller, W. W. (Williamson Whitehead), 1858-1934. Papers, 1922-1935. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Duke Gardens Foundation. Duke Gardens Foundation records, 1912-2002 Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Duke Endowment. The Duke Endowment Archives, 1902-2008 (bulk 1925-2006). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Duke University. University Archives. University Archives Photographic Negative Collection, 1855-1995. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Aluminum Company of Canada. Records, 1915-1968. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Perkins, William Robertson, 1875-1945. Papers, 1903-1945. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Harris, Wade H. (Wade Hampton), 1858-1935. Wade H. Harris papers, 1875-1935 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Duke, James Buchanan, 1856-1925. James Buchanan Duke papers, 1777-1990 (bulk 1890s-1930s). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn The Benjamin Newton Duke Papers, 1834-1984, bulk 1884-1929. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Duke Endowment. The Duke Endowment archives : records, 1902 - [ongoing] (bulk [1920s]-[1990s]) [manuscript]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Satterfield, Carlotta Gilmore Angier. Papers, 1870s-1937. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf James Buchanan Duke Papers, 1777-1990 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn James Buchanan Duke Papers, 1777-1990 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Doris Duke audiovisual collection, 1899-2012 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Allen, George Garland. Papers, 1923-1960. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Morrill, Dan L. Survey and research report on Lynnwood : James B. Duke House, 1977 Jan. 1. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
creatorOf Duke family. Duke Family Papers, 1885-1992 (bulk 1892-1927) Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Woodside, John T. (John Thomas), 1864-1946. John T. Woodside autobiography, ca. 1933 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Pickett Cotton Mill (High Point, N.C.). Pickett Cotton Mill records, 1899-1933 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Duke, James Buchanan, 1856-1925. Papers, 1764-1998 ; (bulk 1917-1928). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Duke University. Office of the University Treasurer. Office of the University Treasurer records, 1893-1982. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Allen, George Garland. person
associatedWith Allen, George Garland, 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Aluminum Company of America corporateBody
associatedWith Aluminum Company of Canada. corporateBody
associatedWith American Tobacco Co. corporateBody
associatedWith American Tobacco Company corporateBody
associatedWith American Trust Company corporateBody
associatedWith Anderson Traction Company corporateBody
associatedWith Andrew J. Duke person
associatedWith Angier B. Duke person
associatedWith Angier, John person
associatedWith Angier, Lida Aurelia Duke, 1862-1959. person
associatedWith Angier, Lida Duke. person
associatedWith Bailey, Josiah William, 1873-1946 person
associatedWith Bankers Trust Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Bankers Trust Company corporateBody
associatedWith Bank of Commerce in New York corporateBody
associatedWith Barnes, William Speight. person
associatedWith Barton, Essie Lee and Jessie May person
associatedWith Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965. person
associatedWith B. N. Duke person
correspondedWith Bonsack Machine Company corporateBody
associatedWith Bowden, Alice M. person
associatedWith British-American Tobacco Co. corporateBody
associatedWith British-American Tobacco Company, Ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Frank Clyde, 1870-1943. person
associatedWith Buchanan Investment Corporation corporateBody
associatedWith Caldwell, Charles person
associatedWith Caldwell, Charles. person
associatedWith Caleb C. Dula person
associatedWith Case, Clarence E. person
correspondedWith Case, Senator person
associatedWith C. E. Mapes person
associatedWith Central Union Trust Company corporateBody
associatedWith Charles Caldwell person
correspondedWith Charles Caldwell's person
associatedWith Charles Duke person
associatedWith Charles Washington Duke person
associatedWith Clinton, Mary person
associatedWith Clute, Grover V. person
associatedWith Clute, John H. person
associatedWith Conservatory of Music corporateBody
associatedWith DaCosta, John person
associatedWith Dailey, Betty. person
associatedWith Dailey, John Calvin and Lucille Park person
associatedWith Daily, Betty Roney (Mrs. John C.) person
associatedWith David and Thomas Duke person
associatedWith David Duke person
associatedWith Davis, Henry W., Stanley W., and Montrose J. person
correspondedWith D. B. Strouse person
associatedWith Dillworth Methodist Episcopal Church, South corporateBody
associatedWith Dr. Henry M. Duke person
associatedWith Duke family
associatedWith Duke, Alfred Lee person
associatedWith Duke, Artelia Roney, 1829-1858. person
associatedWith Duke, Benjamin Newton, 1855-1929. person
associatedWith Duke Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South, ( corporateBody
associatedWith Duke, Charles W. person
associatedWith Duke, Daniel ( person
associatedWith Duke, David Washington person
associatedWith Duke, Doris, 1912-1993. person
associatedWith Duke, Edmund person
associatedWith Duke, Elizabeth person
associatedWith Duke Endowment. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke [family] family
associatedWith Duke family. family
associatedWith Duke family. family
associatedWith Duke family. family
associatedWith Duke family. family
associatedWith Duke family. family
associatedWith Duke Farms corporateBody
associatedWith Duke Farms Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke Farms Company corporateBody
associatedWith Duke, Francis Kirkland person
associatedWith Duke Gardens Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke Homestead corporateBody
associatedWith Duke, James, ( person
associatedWith Duke, James B. and Benjamin N. person
associatedWith Duke, James B. and Doris person
associatedWith Duke, James B., Benjamin N. and Washington person
associatedWith Duke, James P. ( person
associatedWith Duke, John Taylor person
associatedWith Duke, Joseph person
associatedWith Duke, Lillian M. person
associatedWith Duke, Llewellyn/Robert person
associatedWith Duke, Mary Elizabeth person
associatedWith Duke Memorial. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke, Nanaline H. person
associatedWith Duke, Nanaline H. person
associatedWith Duke, Polly person
associatedWith Duke Power Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke, Reany (Reny) person
associatedWith Duke, Robert person
associatedWith Duke's corporateBody
associatedWith Duke, Samuel ( person
associatedWith Duke, Sarah P. person
associatedWith Duke, Taylor person
associatedWith Duke, Tyre or Noah person
associatedWith Duke University corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. Office of the University Treasurer. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. University Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke, Washington person
associatedWith Duke, Washington, 1820-1905. person
associatedWith Duke, William ( person
associatedWith Duke, William Edmund person
associatedWith Duke, William J. person
associatedWith Duke William Joseph person
associatedWith Dula, Caleb C. person
associatedWith Durell Mangum) person
associatedWith E. Duke person
associatedWith Edward Lee Vaughan person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Executive Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Eliza Annie Duke (Evans) person
associatedWith Elizabeth Duke. person
correspondedWith Elizabeth Duke's person
associatedWith Elizabeth L. Roney person
associatedWith E. L. Vaughan person
associatedWith Erwin Cotton Mills. corporateBody
associatedWith Estate corporateBody
associatedWith Estate of James B. Duke corporateBody
associatedWith Eugene Healan Thomason person
associatedWith Eugene Lee Vaughan person
associatedWith Fairview corporateBody
associatedWith Farmers' Loan and Trust corporateBody
associatedWith Farmers' Loan and Trust Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Farmers' Loan and Trust Company corporateBody
associatedWith Few, Mary R. person
associatedWith Few, William P. person
associatedWith Few, William Preston, 1867-1940. person
associatedWith First Methodist Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Fonville, Catherine Roney) person
associatedWith Fonville, Gabriel L. person
associatedWith Fonville, Ralph W. and Raymond E. person
associatedWith Foushee [family] family
associatedWith Frank C. Schmitz person
associatedWith Fuller, W. W. (Williamson Whitehead), 1858-1934. person
associatedWith Furman University corporateBody
associatedWith Gaffield, Hattie person
associatedWith Garrard [family] family
associatedWith Garrison, Barbara person
associatedWith George D. Haskell person
associatedWith George G. Allen person
associatedWith German-American National Bank of New Orleans corporateBody
associatedWith Grief Duke ( person
associatedWith Guaranty Trust Company of New York corporateBody
associatedWith G. W. Watts person
associatedWith Harkhorn, August person
associatedWith Harris, Wade H. (Wade Hampton), 1858-1935. person
associatedWith Holloway, Clarence R., Hallie, Reba, and J. Earl person
associatedWith Holloway [family] family
associatedWith Horace Trumbauer person
associatedWith Inman family
associatedWith Inman, Walker P. person
associatedWith Jacobs, Malinda Duke person
associatedWith James A. Duke person
correspondedWith James B. Duke person
associatedWith James B., Nanaline, and Doris Duke person
associatedWith James McCadden Duke person
associatedWith James Vaughan ( person
associatedWith J. B. Duke person
associatedWith J. B. Duke's person
associatedWith John R. Miller person
associatedWith John Roney person
associatedWith Johnson C. Smith person
associatedWith Johnson C. Smith University. corporateBody
associatedWith John T. and Frances E. Eady person
associatedWith John T. Duke person
associatedWith Jones, Sallie Colbino person
associatedWith Latta [family] family
associatedWith Lida Duke Angier person
associatedWith Lillian N. Duke person
associatedWith Lillie I. Duke ( person
associatedWith Lincoln Hospital corporateBody
associatedWith Luena Duke Price person
associatedWith Lyon ( family
associatedWith Lyon, W. F. person
associatedWith Main Street Methodist Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Martha Angeline Duke Moore ( person
associatedWith Maude Duke Karnes Stuart ( person
associatedWith McPherson, Holt, 1906- person
associatedWith Mildred K. Baldwin person
associatedWith Moore, Martha Ann person
associatedWith Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York corporateBody
associatedWith Mr. Duke's person
associatedWith Mrs. W. H. (Roxie) Foushee ( person
associatedWith Nanaline Duke person
associatedWith Nanaline H. Duke person
associatedWith Nannie Duke Wyant person
associatedWith National Bank of Commerce corporateBody
associatedWith National Bank of Commerce in New York corporateBody
associatedWith National Bank of Commerce, N.Y. corporateBody
associatedWith National City Bank corporateBody
associatedWith National City Bank of New York corporateBody
associatedWith National Coloniana Society corporateBody
associatedWith Orlando Water Power corporateBody
associatedWith Orlando Water Power Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Orlando Water Power Corporation corporateBody
associatedWith Osborn, William H. (William Henry), 1856-1921. person
correspondedWith P. A. Krise person
associatedWith Park, Marlowe Roney person
associatedWith Parrish, W. K. person
associatedWith Patterson [family] family
associatedWith Patterson, Victor Hugo, Maurine, and Elbert Earle person
associatedWith Pattie Duke Moore ( person
associatedWith Perkins, William R. person
associatedWith Perkins, William Robertson, 1875-1945. person
associatedWith Pickens, Marshall I. person
associatedWith Pickett Cotton Mill (High Point, N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Piedmont and Northern Railway Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Piedmont Electro-Chemical Co.) corporateBody
associatedWith Polly Duke Hardin person
associatedWith Polly (Mary) Duke Vaughan person
associatedWith Price Brothers and Company, Ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Price, William N. person
associatedWith Primitive Baptist corporateBody
associatedWith Primitive Baptist Church corporateBody
associatedWith Proctor family
associatedWith Quebec Development Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Richard B. Arrington person
associatedWith Riggs, Amelia Frances Duke person
associatedWith Riggs, Frances person
associatedWith Robert A. Duke ( person
associatedWith Robert Duke person
associatedWith Roney, Amos K. ( person
associatedWith Roney, Amos Kendall person
associatedWith Roney, Artelia person
associatedWith Roney, Benjamin F. person
associatedWith Roney, Calvin Newton Duke ( person
associatedWith Roney [family] family
associatedWith Roney, Henry C. person
associatedWith Roney, John T. ( person
associatedWith Roney, Mildred person
associatedWith Roney (Trollinger) family
associatedWith Rounds, Frank person
associatedWith Rowland, Mary Florence and Annie Elizabeth person
associatedWith Sands, Alexander H. person
associatedWith Sands, Alexander Hamilton, Jr. person
associatedWith Sarah E. Duke Osborn) person
associatedWith Satterfield, Carlotta Gilmore Angier. person
associatedWith Semans family family
associatedWith Southern Investment Company of Canada corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Investment Company of Delaware corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Investment Company of Delaware and New Jersey corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Investment Company of New Jersey corporateBody
associatedWith (Southern Investment Co. of Canada corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Power Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Power Company corporateBody
associatedWith Spence, Hersey Everett and Bessy W. person
associatedWith SS James B. Duke corporateBody
associatedWith Stagg [family] family
associatedWith Stagg, Mary Duke person
associatedWith Stagg, William L. person
associatedWith Stewart L. Hawkins person
associatedWith Stokes, Inez Duke (Angier) person
associatedWith The American Tobacco Co. corporateBody
associatedWith The American Tobacco Company corporateBody
associatedWith The Doris Duke Trust corporateBody
associatedWith The Duke Endowment. corporateBody
associatedWith The Farmers' Loan and Trust Company corporateBody
associatedWith The National City Bank of New York corporateBody
associatedWith The National City Bank of N.Y. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas Duke person
associatedWith Tillett Harris person
associatedWith Tillett Harris's person
associatedWith Trumbauer, Horace, 1869-1938. person
associatedWith Trust for Doris Duke corporateBody
associatedWith Union Cotton Bagging Corporation corporateBody
associatedWith Vaughan family
associatedWith Vaughan claim family
associatedWith Vaughan [family] family
associatedWith Vaughans). family
associatedWith Vaughans [family] family
associatedWith Walter Lewis Duke ( person
associatedWith W. Duke, Sons and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilkinson family
associatedWith William Kirkland Duke person
associatedWith Wilson, Walter A. and Doris A. person
associatedWith Wood, Joseph M. person
associatedWith Woodside, John T. (John Thomas), 1864-1946. person
associatedWith W. R. Perkins person
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North Carolina
North Carolina--Durham
New York
United States
North Carolina
Québec (Province)
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Finance
Inheritance and succession
Charities
Hydroelectric power plants
Industry
Tobacco industry
Interior decoration
Procedure (Law)
Tobacco--Marketing
Inheritance and transfer tax
Genealogy
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Tobacco--Taxation--Law and legislation
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Birth 1856-12-23

Death 1925-10-10

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