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Willis Irwin Henderson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0430

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a wide variety of materials, including a bill-of-sale for an enslaved person, letters, land conveyancing papers for land for the Andrew Jackson historic site, DAR papers for the Mecklenburg Chapter, and obituaries for Henderson family members (Willis Irwin Henderson and Perrin Quarles Henderson).

Dates

  • 1812 - 2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Willis Irwin Henderson Jr. was born on March 17, 1909 in Charlotte, North Carolina to Willis Irwin Henderson Sr. and Ora Norment Thomas. He received his B.S. degree in Commerce at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a few years later took a job at Home Realty and Management Company in Charlotte, where he served as President from 1940 to 1976. Throughout the 1940s, Henderson served as President of the Charlotte Board of Realtors, the Charlotte Homebuilders Association and was Secretary-Treasurer of the North Carolina Association of Realtors. He was also past Chairman of the District Board of Review for the Mecklenburg Council of the Boy Scouts of America, served on the Board of Advisors for Lees McRae College and was a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Alexander Childrens Center. Henderson served for 10 years on the Board of Governors of the Charlotte Country Club and was an avid golfer who played in six USGA Senior Amateur Championships. He died at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte on December 16, 2003.

Source: Willis Irwin Henderson Jr. obituary published in the Charlotte Observer on December 17, 2003

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (11 folders (shared document box))

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains a wide variety of materials, including a bill-of-sale for an enslaved person, letters, land conveyancing papers for land for the Andrew Jackson historic site, DAR papers for the Mecklenburg Chapter, and obituaries for Henderson family members (Willis Irwin Henderson and Perrin Quarles Henderson).

Arrangement

Most of the collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Willis Irwin Henderson, via Jack Claiborne in 2010.

Related Materials

Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter, records, ms80

Processing Information

Processed by Robert A. McInnes.
Title
Willis Irwin Henderson papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid written by Robert A. McInnes
Date
June 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated