Charles Buckingham Gregory [RG3550.AM]


RG3550.AM:  Charles Buckingham Gregory, 1870-1937

Papers:  1894-1910

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Coal dealer

Size:  3.0 cu.ft.


Charles B. Gregory, son of Rev. Lewis and Elisabeth (Buckingham) Gregory, was born June 17, 1870 at Amesbury, Massachusetts.  In 1876 the Gregory family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where Rev. Gregory became pastor of the First Congregational Church.  Charles Gregory graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1891 and became manager of the Lincoln Coal Company the same year.  He was manager of several other coal companies, including the Gregory Coal Company, with offices at 1044 O Street and yard at 14th & Y Streets.  He was also cashier of the American Savings Bank and about 1920 established the Motor Inn Garage, which he operated until he moved to Chicago in 1933.  Gregory married Freda Miner in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 11, 1905.  Charles B. Gregory died in Chicago in 1937.  He is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska, along with his wife and parents.


This collection consists of the records of the Gregory family arranged in two subgroups and nine series.  Subgroup 1:  Records of the Gregory Coal Company is divided into five series:  1) Letterpress books, 1894-1902; 2) Ledgers, 1893-1908; 3) Journals, 1902-1909; 4) Trial Balance books, 1899-1920 and 5) Day Books, 1907.  Subgroup 2:  Records of C.B. and Lewis Gregory is divided into four series:  1) Letterpress books, 1895-1898; 2) Ledgers, 1893-1898; 3) Journals 1895-1908 and 4) American Savings Banks Records, 1894-1902.

This collection relates to the business affairs and private holdings of Charles and Lewis Gregory.  In addition to coal company affairs the Gregorys were involved in numerous real estate holdings, expenses for which are enumerated in Subgroup 2.


Subgroup 1: Records of the Gregory Coal Company, 1893-1920

Series 1 – Letterpress books, 1894-1902

Box 1


    1. 1894, April 24-1895, June 6

    1. 1897, April 16-1898, January 31

    1. 1898, February 3-1899, January 23

    1. 1901, February 11-1902, November 26

Series 2 – Ledgers, 1893-1908

    1. 1897-1899 (see oversize)

    1. 1901-1904 (see oversize)

    1. 1901-1908 (see oversize)

Series 3 – Journals, 1902-1909

    1. 1902-1903

    1. 1904-1906

    1. 1906-1908

Box 2


    1. 1908-1909

Series 4 – Trial balance books, 1899-1910

    1. 1899-1902 (see oversized)

    1. 1902-1910 (see oversized)

Series 5 – Daybook, 1907

    1. 1907, January 11-April 12

Subgroup 2: Records of C.B. and Lewis Gregory, 1893-1908

Series 1 – Letterpress books, 1895-1898

    1. 1895, October 16-1898, January 24 (C.B. Gregory Secretary, Delta Lodge of Perfection #4 Scottish Rite)

Series 2 – Ledgers, 1893-1898

    1. 1893-1897

    1. 1895-1898

Series 3 – Journals, 1895-1908

    1. 1895-1899

    1. 1899-1901; J.A. Lancaster, Julian Gregory Estates

    1. 1902-1906; Lewis Gregory, Mrs. J.A. Lancaster, Julian Gregory Estate

    1. 1902-1906

    1. 1899-1906

    1. 1906-1908

Series 4 – American Savings Bank, 1894-1902

    1. Daily Book, May 10, 1900-May 31, 1901

    1. Interest Account Book, 1894-1902 (see oversize)

    1. Daily Cash Book, May 9, 1902-November 10, 1902


Subject headings:

American Savings Bank (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Businesses — Nebraska — Lincoln

Gregory Coal Company (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Gregory, Charles Buckingham, 1870-1937

Gregory, Lewis, 1842-1911

Lincoln (Nebraska) — Businesses


DDS/pjm             06-02-1977

Revised TMM      11-19-2018

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