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C. M. Mills papers
MS0419

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Mills, C. M. (Clarence Marion), 1900-1979
Title
C. M. Mills papers
ID
MS0419
Date [inclusive]
1936-1962
Extent
15.0 Linear inches
Language
English
Abstract
The Mills Papers (Mss 419) is a small collection containing primarily correspondence from Clarence Marion Mills (C.M. Mills), in his role as an elder in the Primitive Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC. He corresponded with several elders in churches elsewhere, in order to build and maintain a support network among the congregations and associations within this denomination. Other papers concern real estate transactions, Mills’ Auto Service, Inc., and printed matter concerning gas rationing during WWII.

Preferred Citation note

C.M. Mills Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Clarence Marion Mills was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and served as one of its elders from 1936 at least until 1962. As an elder, Mills was deeply involved in the activities necessary to make his church function, and he corresponded extensively with church leaders in other states, especially Virginia. Mills spent a great deal of time traveling to other churches in his denomination, visiting them on Sundays, developing and maintaining a supportive network between these associations. Some of Mills’ correspondence indicates that breeches and divisions sometimes occurred among some of these congregations. On one occasion, a man who was nominated to be a deacon was found to have been drinking alcoholic beverages (a strict taboo among Baptists), which aroused the ire of church leaders who felt they had to take corrective action. Other controversies included pastors who were preaching what Mills and his associates considered to be false doctrine. A letter in this collection, dated November 3, 1941, apparently intended for an officer in the US Army or Draft Board, concerned Henry H. Smith of Oakboro, NC and was meant to encourage the authorities to release Smith from his military obligation so that he could return to his parents’ farm. In this letter, Mills indicated that he was the “pastor of the Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church.” Aside from his ministerial duties, Mills owned the Mills Auto Service, Inc., but sold that business in 1943. Series three contains employee time sheets (dating from 1937 to 1943) at a business where he worked as a manager. This item is perplexing, because these time sheets do not indicate what business it was that he managed. It could very well have been the Mills’ Auto Service, though it is surprising that he would have filled out time sheets for himself as a manager of a business he owned. Some of the letters in this collection indicate that Mills was involved in a number of lawsuits and legal proceedings. A letter from a lawyer named Frank Wylie Orr, dated May 21, 1941 indicated that Mills was involved in a law suit against Evelyn M. Wingate, though the case was eventually dismissed without consequence to Mills. Three years later, Mills hired lawyers to settle the sale of a plot of land in Charlotte. Another legal action, brought by Walter R. Jones, Junior in 1948 was a motion to resolve a debt of L.L. Ross to the Mills Auto Service beginning in 1939. After closing his auto service shop, Mills made a living in real estate and there is a series in this collection that is dedicated to his real estate ventures—Series V. [Sources: C.M. Mills Papers, 1936-1962, Mss 419, UNC Charlotte Library.]

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Scope and Contents note

The C.M. Mills Papers are made up mostly of letters and copies of letters, almost entirely on very acidic and fragile paper. The vast majority of the letters concern the Mills’ work as an elder in the Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina (a church in the Primitive Baptist denomination); though there are a few items that concern such things as his automobile service shop, his activities in real estate, law suits he was involved in, utility bills and a copy of the “Plan for Gasoline Rationing” that was issued during World War II. Most of the collection consists of copies of letters that Mills mailed out, though there are several letters addressed to Mills. Oddly enough, though Mills wrote to his church associates in a semi-official capacity, it seems that he never used letterhead that indicated the purpose of his correspondence.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 2009

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Acquired from Mrs. Amber Benton, of Charlotte, in September 2009.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Selby Daniels Collection, Mss 211.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Southern States--Church history--20th century

Personal Name(s)

  • Mills, C. M. (Clarence Marion), 1900-1979

Subject(s)

  • Elders (Church officers)--Southern States--20th century
  • Primitive Baptists--Southern States

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Correspondence concerning the Primitive Baptist Church 

Letter from C.M. Mills to John Gold 1936 


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1936 Sep 17 - Letter from C.M. Mills to John Gold, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother & Sister" 1936 


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1936 Nov 10 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother & Sister,” concerning church matters

Letter from C.M. Mills to W. H. Oakes 1937 


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1937 Jun 24 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W. H. Oakes, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Mrs. Zeb W. Little 1937 


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1937 Apr 26 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Mrs. Zeb W. Little, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Joel T. Lewis 1937 


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1937 Aug 3 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Joel T. Lewis, concerning the Bear Creek Church association.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Luther Efird 1937 


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1937 Oct 4 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Luther Efird, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to P. D. Gold Publishing Co. 1937 


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1937 Oct 8 - Letter from C.M. Mills to P. D. Gold Publishing Co., concerning Mills’ mailing address.

Letter from C.M. Mills to D. M. Lewis 1937 


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1937 Oct 14 - Letter from C.M. Mills to D. M. Lewis, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Joel T. Lewis 1938 


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1938 Mar 9 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Joel T. Lewis, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to John D. Gold 1938 


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1938 Jun 6 - Letter from C.M. Mills to John D. Gold, concerning Mills’ subscription to The Landmark and the doctrine of predestination.

Letter from C.M. Mills to John Gold 1938 


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1938 Jul 22 - Letter from C.M. Mills to John Gold, concerning the original Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Association.

Letter from C.M. Mills to John Gold 1938 


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1938 Sep 29 - Letter from C.M. Mills to John Gold, concerning printing an article in The Landmark.

Letter from C.M. Mills to C.W. Griffin 1938 


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1938 Oct 3 - Letter from C.M. Mills to C.W. Griffin, concerning Griffin’s father’s illness.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Lewis 1938 


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1938 Oct 10 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Lewis, concerning an itinerary of church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oaks 1938 


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1938 Nov 7 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oaks, concerning matters that had caused a breech between the High Point, Bear Creek and Dan River Baptist Associations.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Joel T. Lewis 1938 


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1938 Nov 9 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Joel T. Lewis, concerning the Bear Creek Association.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oakes 1938 


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1938 Nov 9 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oakes, concerning the Bear Creek Association.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oaks 1938 


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1938 Nov 15 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oaks, concerning the Bear Creek Association.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oakes 1938 


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1938 Dec 14 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oakes, concerning the High Point and Dan River associations.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oaks 1939 


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1939 Jun 15 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oaks, concerning a communion service at Pleasant Grove.

Letter from C.M. Mills to John Gold 1939 


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1939 Jul 24 - Letter from C.M. Mills to John Gold, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to J.H. Keaton 1939 


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1939 Aug 8 - Letter from C.M. Mills to J.H. Keaton, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to John Gold 1939 


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1939 Aug 10 - Letter from C.M. Mills to John Gold, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to H.L. Almond Nov. 28, 1939 


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1939 Nov 28 - Letter from C.M. Mills to H.L. Almond, concerning the November issue of the Advocate & Messenger.

Letter from C.M. Mills to J.A. Eudy 1939 


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1939 Nov 28 - Letter from C.M. Mills to J.A. Eudy, concerning the November issue of the Advocate & Messenger.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W.C. Edwards 1939 


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1939 Nov 28 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W.C. Edwards, concerning the November issue of the Advocate & Messenger.

Letter from C.M. Mills to the J.D. Gold Publishing Co. 1940 


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1940 May 1 - Letter from C.M. Mills to the J.D. Gold Publishing Co., concerning Mills’ subscription to the Zion’s Landmark.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W. R. Oaks 1940 


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1940 Jun 10 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W. R. Oaks, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills 1940 


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1940 Aug 22 - Letter from C.M. Mills “To Whom it May Concern” as a reference for Miss Ethel B. Greene.

Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Via 1940 


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1940 Oct 31 - Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Via, concerning an impending visit of Elder Ariel West, of Texas.

Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Via 1940 


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1940 Nov 20 - Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Via, concerning an impending visit of Elder Ariel West, of Texas.

Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Via 1940 


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1941 Feb 27 - Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Via, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Via 1941 


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1941 Feb 27 - Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Via, concerning a visitation of the Union Grove Church in March.

Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Via 1941 


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1941 Mar 8 - Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Via, concerning a visitation schedule for several different churches in the spring of 1941.

Letter from C.M. Mills to C. B. Kilby 1941 


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1941 Mar 26 - Letter from C.M. Mills to C. B. Kilby, concerning a meeting at the Union Grove Church.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oakes 1941 


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1941 Apr 18 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oakes, concerning the appointment of J. D. Holder.

Letter from C.M. Mills to H.L. Goldston 1941 


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1941 May 26 - Letter from C.M. Mills to H.L. Goldston, concerning Goldston’s appointment at Watson.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oaks 1941 


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1941 Jun 27 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W.H. Oaks, concerning Oaks’ itinerary.

Letter from C.M. Mills to E.F. Lambert 1941 


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1941 Aug 4 - Letter from C.M. Mills to E.F. Lambert, concerning Burton H. Rawls’ itinerary.

Letter from C.M. Mills to the P.D. Gold Publishing Co. 1941 


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1941 Sep 22 - Letter from C.M. Mills to the P.D. Gold Publishing Co., concerning account balances with the Gold Publishing Company.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Walter M. Greene 1941 


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1941 Oct 15 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Walter M. Greene, concerning Mills’ itinerary.

Letter from C.M. Mills 1941 


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1941 Nov 3 - Letter from C.M. Mills “to Whom it May Concern”: concerning the living conditions of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Smith, and their need to have their son, Henry H. Smith released from the Army.

Letter from C.M. Mills to the Monroe Enquirer 1941 


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1941 Nov 21 - Letter from C.M. Mills to the Monroe Enquirer, concerning the itinerary of Elder B.A. Phillips.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Dr. D.L. Kauffman 1942 


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1942 Mar 4 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Dr. D.L. Kauffman, concerning the itinerary of Brother Miller.

Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Lewis 1942 


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1942 May 1 - Letter from C.M. Mills to J.T. Lewis, concerning Brother Shephard Stevens’ itinerary.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Mr.& Mrs. Romey Lewis 1942 


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1942 Jun 15 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Mr.& Mrs. Romey Lewis, concerning church matters and Mills’ visitation itinerary.

Letter from C.M. Mills to L.C. Nowell 1943 


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1943 Jan 4 - Letter from C.M. Mills to L.C. Nowell, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Everett R. Kinney 1943 


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1943 Jan 14 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Everett R. Kinney, concerning the doctrine of the resurrection.

Letter from S.W. Ethredge to C.M. Mills 1945 


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1945 Jan 31 - Letter from S.W. Etturidge (?) to C.M. Mills, concerning the return of Etteridge’s son from the war.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Dear Brother Ethredge 1945 


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1945 Nov 24 - Letter from C.M. Mills (?) to “Dear Brother Ethredge,” concerning church matters.

Letter from F.F. Eggleton to C.M. Mills 1946 

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1946 May - Letter from F.F. Eggleton to C.M. Mills, concerning church matters, and church members who had sought to cause divisions within certain congregations.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Elder R.P. Vass 1948 


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1948 May 17 - Letter from C.M. Mills(?) to Elder R.P. Vass, concerning the Dan River Association.

Letter from C.M. Mills(?) to Elder R.P. Vass 1948 


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1948 Jun 10 - Letter from C.M. Mills(?) to Elder R.P. Vass, concerning the Dan River Association.

Letter to “brother Green" 1950 


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1950 Mar 13 - Letter [author unidentified, but probably Mills] to “brother Green,” concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “brother Lewis” 1950 


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1950 Jun 21 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “brother Lewis,” concerning the Union Grove Church.

Letter from C.M. Mills to the NC Welfare Department 1950 


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1950 Jul 27 - Letter from C.M. Mills to the NC Welfare Department, concerning the intentions of Mrs. L. Noyle Gardner to adopt an infant boy.

Letter from S. H. O’Neal to C.M. Mills 1951 


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1951 Mar 25 - Letter from S. H. O’Neal to C.M. Mills, concerning an article entitled “Spiritual Adultery.”

Letter from C.M. Mills to S.H. O’Neal 1951 


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1951 Apr 6 - Letter from C.M. Mills to S.H. O’Neal, concerning the Mud Creek Association.

Letter from C.M. Mills to F.C. Keatts 1951 


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1951 Jul 25 - Letter from C.M. Mills to F.C. Keatts, concerning the Dan River Association.

Letter from F.C. Keatts to C.M. Mills 1951 


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1951 Jul 30 - Letter from F.C. Keatts to C.M. Mills, concerning the doctrine of church sovereignty

Letter from C.M. Mills to Mr. Otha Griffin 1951 


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1951 Oct 24 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Mr. Otha Griffin, concerning the Meadow Creek Church.

Letter from C.M. Mills to W.E. Vinson 1952 


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1952 Jan 22 - Letter from C.M. Mills to W.E. Vinson, concerning a scriptural passage (First Corinthians, 3:15).

Letter from Milton Lillard to C.M. Mills 1952 


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1952 May 23 - Letter from Milton Lillard to C.M. Mills, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Milton Lillard 1952 


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1952 May 27 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Milton Lillard, concerning church matters.

Letter from Fay James to C.M. Mills 1952 


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1952 Jul 7 - Letter from Fay James to C.M. Mills, concerning Primitive Baptist churches in or near Raleigh, NC.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Fay James 1952 


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1952 Jul 11 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Fay James, concerning Primitive Baptist Churches in the Raleigh, NC area.

Letter from Elder J.R. Wilson and Eva Eggleton 1953 


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1953 Jan 17 - Letter from Elder J.R. Wilson and Eva Eggleton, inviting C.M. Mills to visit his church, following a period of division.

Letter from G.E. Griffin to C.M. Mills 1953 


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1953 Jan 22 - Letter from G.E. Griffin to C.M. Mills, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to F.F. Eggleton 1953 


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1953 Jan 26 - Letter from C.M. Mills to F.F. Eggleton, concerning the church at Martinsville, VA.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Vass” 1953 


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1953 Mar 3 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Vass,” concerning the New River Association and the doctrine of Non-resurrection.

Letter from C.M. Mills to G. E. Griffin 1953 


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1953 Mar 11 - Letter from C.M. Mills to G. E. Griffin, concerning the Bear Creek Association.

Letter from C.M. Mills to F.F. Eggleton 1953 


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1953 Apr 28 - Letter from C.M. Mills to F.F. Eggleton, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “brother Lemmy” 1953 


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1953 May 11 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “brother Lemmy,” concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “brother Vass” 1953 


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1953 May 25 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “brother Vass,” concerning the Little River and Bear Creek associations.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Elder R.P. Vass 1953 


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1953 Jul 8 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Elder R.P. Vass, concerning the Little River Association and the nomination of an deacon there who had been drinking; also concerns the associations at New River, Dan River; and the churches at Martinsville, Danville, and Old Mill.

Letter from C.M. Mills to J.O. Outen 1953 


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1953 Oct 26 - Letter from C.M. Mills to J.O. Outen, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Clerk of the Superior Court 1953 


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1953 Dec 11 - Letter from C.M. Mills to the Clerk of the Superior Court in Ashville, NC, concerning a contract with Reliable Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Letter from C.M. Mills to A.A. Greogery 1954 


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1954 Mar 11 - Letter from C.M. Mills to A.A. Greogery, concerning the Bear Creek Association.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Willard and Family” 1954 


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1954 Jul 12 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Willard and Family,” concerning the association in Danville, VA.

Letter from C.M. Mills to A.D. Wood 1954 


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1954 Jul 30 - Letter from C.M. Mills to A.D. Wood, concerning the Bear Creek Association.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Bradley” 1958 


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1958 Nov 11 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Bradley,” concerning the broadcast of Bradley’s sermon.

Letter from C. M. Mills to “Brother land” 1959 


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1959 Nov 6 - Letter from C. M. Mills to “Brother land,” concerning doctrines about marriage vows.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Blackshear” 1959 


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1959 Nov 18 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Blackshear” concerning the Primitive Baptist Paper and doctrinal issues.

Post card from A.D. Wood to C.M. Mills 1960 


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1960 Mar 28 - Post card from A.D. Wood to C.M. Mills, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills, to “Brother Wood” 1960 


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1960 Apr 19 - Letter from C.M. Mills, to “Brother Wood,” concerning the Pleasant Grove Church, near Marshville, NC, and the brethren near Thornton, Arkansas.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Lassater" 1960 


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1960 Jul 5 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Lassater, concerning payment for a copy of Hassell’s History, and church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Blackshear” 1960 


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1960 Jul 5 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Blackshear,” concerning a subscription renewal for Good Will, and church attendance.

Letter from V.F. Lowrance to C.M. Mills 1960 


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1960 Sep 19 - Letter from V.F. Lowrance to C.M. Mills, concerning the association at Eldorado.

Post card from R.K. Blackshear to C.M. Mills 1961 


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1961 Jan 7 - Post card from R.K. Blackshear to C.M. Mills, concerning church matters.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Blackshear” 1961 


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1961 Jan 19 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Blackshear,” concerning church doctrine.

Letter to “Brother Wood” 1961 


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1961 May 12 - Letter [from C.M. Mills?] to “Brother Wood,” concerning doctrinal issues.

Letter from C.M. Mills to Mrs. Adrien D. Long 1961 


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1961 Dec 26 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Mrs. Adrien D. Long, concerning Mr. Long’s funeral.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Dear Sister in Christ” 1962 


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1962 Feb 15 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “Dear Sister in Christ” (otherwise unidentified), concerning the state of the Primitive Baptist Church in different parts of the country.

Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Kiker” 1962 


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1962 Sep 19 - Letter from C.M. Mills to “Brother Kiker,” concerning Kiker’s illness and hospitalization, and also the association at Union Grove.

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Series II: Correspondence – General 1943-1960 

Letter from Frank W. Orr to C.M. Mills 1943 


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1943 May 21 - Letter from Frank W. Orr to C.M. Mills, concerning a lawsuit with Evelyn M. Wingate.

Letter from Frank W. Orr to C.M. Mills 1943 


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1943 Jun 7 - Letter from Frank W. Orr to C.M. Mills, concerning the dissolution of Mills’ corporation (probably an automobile service company).

Letter from C.M. Mills to the Robert Gair Co. 1947 


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1947 Jan 7 - Letter from C.M. Mills to the Robert Gair Co., Inc, concerning the payment of investment dividends.

Letter from J.W. Rosebro to C.M. Mills 1947 


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1947 Jan 24 - Letter from J.W. Rosebro to C.M. Mills concerning the rent for office space that Mills had leased.

Letter from C.M. Mills to the US Department of Revenue 1947 


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1947 Dec 12 - Letter from C.M. Mills to the US Department of Revenue, concerning Mills’ 1947 income.

Letter from J.W. Rosebro to C.M. Mills 1948 


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1948 May 13 Letter from J.W. Rosebro to C.M. Mills, concerning the rental rate on office space that Mills was renting.

Letter from Howard Barringer to C.M. Mills 1948 


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1948 Jun 17 - Letter from Howard Barringer, to C.M. Mills, concerning rental rates for leased office space.

Letter from W.R. Jones to C.M. Mills 1948 


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1948 Jun 26 - Letter from W.R. Jones to C.M. Mills, concerning the settlement of a law suit with L.L. Ross in 1943.

Letter from C.M. Mills to S.R. Hunt 1952 

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1952 Dec 11 - Letter from C.M. Mills to S.R. Hunt, concerning the installation of a heating system in the Memorial Mission Hospital, in Ashville, NC.

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Letter from William W. Pulley to C.M. Mills 1955 


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1955 Oct 8 - Letter from William W. Pulley, of the Iowa National Mutual Insurance Co. to C.M. Mills, concerning an automobile accident involving Mills and another party, insured by the INMI Co.

Letter from C.M. Mills to the Iowa National Mutual Insurance Co. 1955 


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1955 Oct 14 - Letter from C.M. Mills to the Iowa National Mutual Insurance Co., concerning an automobile accident involving Mills and Mr. James McElduff.

Letter from Loy E. Bryant to C.M. Mills 1956 


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1956 Oct 25 - Letter from Loy E. Bryant to C.M. Mills, concerning Mills’ automobile accident.

Letter from Elbert Todd 1960 


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1960 Aug 26 - Letter from Elbert Todd of James J. Harris & Company Insurance, concerning insurance coverage for a body shop owned by R.B. Mullis.

Endorsement-General 1960 


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1960 Sep 6 - Endorsement-General, issued by the Trinity Universal Insurance Company, to the insured—R.B. Mullis.

Letter from Elbert Todd to R. B. Mullis 1960 


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1960 Sep 13 - Letter from Elbert Todd, of James J. Harris & Company Insurance, to R. B. Mullis, concerning fire insurance.

Letter from Elbert Todd to R. B. Mullis 1960 


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1960 Sep 14 - Letter from Elbert Todd, of James J. Harris & Company Insurance, to R. B. Mullis, concerning fire insurance.

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Series III: Employment Time Sheets 1937-1943 

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Series IV: Plan for Gasoline Rationing 1942 

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Series V: Real Estate Papers 1942-1952 

Letter from C.M. Mills to Mr. Henry Smith 1942 


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1942 Jun 28 - Letter from C.M. Mills to Mr. Henry Smith, concerning the composition of a deed-of-trust.

Letter from H.L. Taylor to C.M. Mills 1943 


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1943 Dec 13 - Letter from H.L. Taylor to C.M. Mills, concerning the surveying of a plot of land in Charlotte, NC.

Letter from Henry B. Smith to C.M. Mills 1944 


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1944 Jun 29 - Letter from Henry B. Smith to C.M. Mills, concerning research done in the office of the Register of deeds, concerning a plot of land in Charlotte, NC.

Notes 1944 


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1944 Nov 7 - Notes concerning the sale of a plot of land in Charlotte, NC.

Letter from E.L. Vinson to C.M. Mills 1945 


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1945 May 25 - Letter from E.L. Vinson to C.M. Mills, concerning a plot of land that Mills intended to buy.

Deed for land 1945 


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1945 Oct 25 - Deed for land sold by the H.C. Sherrill Company to C.M. Mills.

Memorandum Oct. 5, 1946 


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1946 Oct 5 - Memorandum of sale of real estate that C.M. Mills sold to J.S. Nance.

Letter from J.A. Terrell to C.M. Mills 1947 


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1947 Apr 10 - Letter from J.A. Terrell to C.M. Mills, concerning the sale of a plot of land on East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC.

Letter from James L. DeLaney to C.M. Mills 1947 


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1947 Apr 22 - Letter from James L. DeLaney to C.M. Mills, concerning the sale of property in Greenwood Park, Charlotte, NC.

Handwritten memo 1951 


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1951 Aug 28 - Handwritten memo indicating that J.E. Smith bought 100 acres of land from C.M. Mills.

Memorandum 1952 


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1952 Mar 21 - Memorandum of Sale of Real Estate.

Letter from Elizabeth W. Young to C.M. Mills 1952 


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1952 Aug 19 - Letter from Elizabeth W. Young to C.M. Mills, concerning a check for $300 and property on Lantana Avenue.

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Series VI: 1955 1955 

Mecklenburg County tax revenue receipts 


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Receipts for paint and hardware 


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Southern Bell Telephone Co. utility bills 


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