J.L. Coker & Company (Hartsville, S.C.)
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Scope and Content Notes The papers of James Lide Coker (JLC) (1837-1918) consist of approximately ten and one half linear feet of materials that serve to document his involvement in New South businesses in Hartsville and the Pee Dee region. Contextually, the papers span a sixty-year time frame, ranging from 1858 to 1918. The collection is divided into three series: (1) Plantation Records, (2) Correspondence, and (3) Personal Papers.Series I: Plantation RecordsSeries I...
Dates: 1800 - 1947
Summary Chiefly business and personal correspondence relating to Coker and the management of Coker's Pedigreed Seed Company and other family businesses including Coker's Experimental Farms, J. L. Coker & Company, Sonoco Products Company, and Hartsville Oil Mill.Coker was actively involved in the National Cotton Council; through this organization he worked tirelessly to find a way to eradicate the destructive boll weevil. His knowledge and expertise also led him to assume important...