DROMGOOLE, George Coke, 1797-1847


Guide to Research Collections

Duke University Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1767-1974, approximately 4,564 items.
The papers of G. C. Dromgoole and other members of the Dromgoole family, including the papers of Richard B. Robinson, George’s nephew by marriage. George’s papers concern family, business, and political matters and include a large number of letters dealing with plantation work and the management of slaves; items on the Democratic Party before the Civil War; and letters from Edward when he was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Richard B. Robinson’s papers include correspondence, business papers, and a daybook. Edward Dromgooles papers deal largely with legal and business matters and contain plantation records, accounts of cotton sales, and letters from tenants after the Civil War, and from a student at the Virginia Military Institute in the 1870s. The collection also includes Brunswick County, Va., legal records, including justice of the peace, county, and Circuit Court minutes, orders, summonses, warrants, and depositions. There are volumes, including daybooks, plantation books, an account book for the estate of Thomas Dromgoole, and a description of Edward Dromgoole’s home and family genealogy.


College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library
Williamsburg, VA
Papers: In the Dromgoole Family Papers, ca. 1821-1896, 96 items.
The papers contain documents concerning the estates of George Coke Dromgoole. An inventory is available in the repository.


The Library of Virginia
Archives Branch
Richmond, VA
Microfilm: In the Dromgoole Family Papers, 1766-1874, 5 reels.
The papers contain documents of George Coke Dromgoole and covers the period 1830 through 1848. The material in this portion of the collection concerns Dromgoole’s political affairs, ranging in scope from purely local maters to those of national significance. Original papers are in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In the In the Papers of Edward Dromgoole and his sons Edward Dromgoole, Jr. and George Coke Dromgoole, ca. 1770-1871, approximately 1,800 items.
Contains papers of George Coke Dromgogle from 1830-1848, concerning political affairs, local as well as national. The materials are microfilm copies of originals in possession of Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina. An unpublished description is available in the library.


University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Microfilm: In the Papers of Edward Dromgoole and his sons Edward Dromgoole, Jr. and George Coke Dromgoole, ca. 1770-1871, 4 reels.
Contains papers of George Coke Dromgogle from 1830-1848, concerning political affairs, local as well as national. The materials are microfilm copies of originals in possession of Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina.

Papers: In the Americana Halvor Letters from or about Virginia Congressmen, 1836-1842, 4 items.
The papers include a letter, 1840 December 28, from George C. Dromgoole, Washington, to R. B. Robinson, Gaston, N. C., complaining about his farm manager Hawkins’s failure to butcherhogs, and requesting Robinson to arrange the annual slave hiring.