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Eaddy Family Correspondence, 1906-1952

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 23

Scope and Contents

Letters to Lucy Bennett Eaddy of La Crosse, Virginia and Pelzer, South Carolina, between 1906 and 1907, from her husband, Dr. Julius David Eaddy, before and after their marriage. Dr. Eaddy's appointment as a First Lieutenant in the Medical Section of the U.S. Army Officers' Reserve Corps is included as is a letter of condolence to him after the death of his brother. There are two related letters included in the collection. The first is a post card to Mrs. Franklin M. Greene (nee Virginia Eaddy) of Florence, South Carolina, from Julie. The second is a letter from V. "Boogie" McDavid of Pelzer, South Carolina, to Virginia Greene of Florence, South Carolina. In the letter she says, "Sorry that Aunt Lucy has not been feeling well." The letters from Dr. Eaddy to Lucy after their marriage are interesting in that, for no explained reason, his nickname for her is a racial slur. In addition, the letter from "Boogie" McDavid includes references to "negroes" coming to do certain jobs.


  • 1906-1952

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From the Collection: 15.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Formerly MSS.3315 Lucy Bennett Eaddy Correspondence


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266