Farewell to China

Source: James N. Joyner Papers (#429), East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Staff Person: Lynette Lundin


James Noah Joyner was born in 1888. He attended the University of North Carolina, and was later employed by the British-American Tobacco Company (B.A.T.) in China from 1912 to 1935. He worked and traveled the whole time he was in China. He maintained close ties with his family in North Carolina and later managed the family farm. He became the division manager before coming home to North Carolina and died at the age of 83.

These photographs are of a farewell group in Nanking, China, (B.A.T.) managers, fellow employees and James Joyner before he returns to North Carolina.