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Box 4257.016


Contains 28 Collections and/or Records:

W. T. Eackart Letter, 1890-01-23

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Letter from W. Eackart of Hampden, Maryland, to George with questions about a point of law raised in an earlier letter and news of acquaintances from home.
Dates: 1890-01-23

James L. Griffith Letter, 1891 January 8

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Letter from James L. Griffith of Paynes Depot, Kentucky, to his cousin William K. Griffith, giving news of his family and explaining why the people of Scott County, Kentucky, most likely would not want to pay for a railroad from Cynthiana to Georgetown.
Dates: 1891 January 8

Letters from Villa to Chris, 1892-1893

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Letters written from Villa in Rockport, Kentucky, to "My Darling Chris," expressing her love for him and asking him to write to her.
Dates: 1892-1893

Letter from Papa to Orville Enoch, 1892 June 11

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Letter written from Papa, in Kentucky to his son Orville Enoch on the occasion of his sixth birthday. He tells Orville that soon now he must learn to read and write, but in the mean time have Aunt Rea read the letter to him as "your modest little mama may skip some things I want her to read to you."
Dates: 1892 June 11

Lizzie Tyler Letter, 1892 September 18

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Letter from Lizzie Tyler of Louisville, Kentucky, to her sister, Fannie Henley of Jefferson County, Kentucky, asking her to visit and telling her about her children and daily activities at home.
Dates: 1892 September 18

Unidentified Letter Fragment, 1893 January 15-20

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Letter fragment from an unidentified writer who talks about winter and mentions that the wind was blowing so hard "the water was nearly all driven the water out of Oglethorpe Bay [Georgia]." The writer also talks about a military ball that was held and the "floor was like glass. Mr. Roberson and Miss Bessie Anderson found out how slick the floor was."
Dates: 1893 January 15-20

Christopher Heft Papers, 1894-1906

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Letters from Christopher Heft in Thomasville, Georgia, and San Antonio, Texas, to his brothers William and Henry and sisters Tillie and Hattie in Louisville, Kentucky. Heft suffered from tuberculosis and had moved from Kentucky to Georgia for his health. Unable to find light work to pay for his room and board, he moved to Texas, where his health continued to deteriorate. He returned to Georgia shortly before he died of the disease. His letters deal with his health, his need for money, and his...
Dates: 1894-1906

James B. Walton Letters, 1894-02 - 1894-07

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Letters from James B. Walton of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to his "agent" John A. Quisenberry of Danville, Kentucky, asking Quisenberry to sell his (Walton's) property in Danville for the best price possible to help pay off debts incurred there. The letters also relate the death of his daughter from tuberculosis.
Dates: 1894-02 - 1894-07

Partial Letter from Molly to W. M. Jones, 1894-07-11

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Part of a letter from Molly of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, to W. M. Jones of Lacey, Arkansas, concerning boarding options. She explains that "just to take your meals ... will be eight dollars every four weeks, for regular boarding ten dollars."
Dates: 1894-07-11

Hugh A. Vantreese Papers, 1895-1907

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents Letters from Hugh A. Vantreese to his wife Emma and children Rosa and Clyde in Jackson, Tennessee, while he was employed by the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company in Mobile and Selma, Alabama. Hugh writes to Emma about trying to find work with decent pay, wishing he could be with his family, and notes to his children. Also included are notes from Hugh's children to their father with updates on local goings-on. There are three letters after Hugh's death from Hugh's brother W. A. Vantreese of New...
Dates: 1895-1907

Letters to Laura Pullen, 1895 July

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents Letters to Laura Pullen in Leighton, Alabama, from her husband R. B. Pullen in Tennessee and from Dora, a friend or family member. The letters describe the activities and health of various friends and family.
Dates: 1895 July

Allie W. Long Letter, 1895 June 28

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents Letter from Allie W. Long of Weatherford, Texas, to her great-aunt S. A. Cathey of Farmington, Tennessee, in which she introduces herself and her siblings, mentions the death of her grandmother, and that her father has been ill for several years, adding a request for Miss Cathey to visit the family in Weatherford.
Dates: 1895 June 28

Letter from Mack to Mary Louis Bradshaw, 1896-06-23

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents Letter from Mack Lemont of Louisville, Kentucky, to Mary Louise Brashaw of Samuels Depot, Kentucky, telling her that she need not come to Louisville to take care of a family member as she is already helping another relative.
Dates: 1896-06-23

Letter from Lillie to Kind Friend, 1897 December 6

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents Letter from Lillie of Newburg, West Virginia, to her friend and talks about visiting during the holidays, her school, and protracted church meetings.
Dates: 1897 December 6

Letter from Charley to Will, after 1900

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents Letter from Charley in Weston, West Virginia, to Will, taunting Will about a "very honorable" visit paid to him and warns him "don't never try to play even on me or I will give you a worse dose." He also talks about girls, goat riding, the weather, and missing a train.
Dates: after 1900

Ella Mae Clarkson Letter, 1901-01-29

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents Letter from Ella Mae Clarkson at school in Washington, D. C., to her mother Mrs. Ben S. Clarkson, of Big Spring, Kentucky, telling her mother that she has finally been released from "prison," which is probably a reference to some type of school detention, most likely for breaking a curfew.
Dates: 1901-01-29

M. B. Wharton Letter, 1903 June 6

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents Letter from M. B. Wharton in Eufaula, Alabama, congratulating the recipient on his daughter's engagement.
Dates: 1903 June 6

Letters from Momma to Virginia Parrott, 1903-10 - 1903-11

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents Letters from Momma to her daughter Virginia Parrott in Denmark, South Carolina, giving her advice on handling "mean" school children. She also mentions a local grade school fundraiser, their upcoming Thanksgiving dinner, and daily life at home.
Dates: 1903-10 - 1903-11

Merle R. Letter, 1904 March 28

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents Letter from Merle R. in Blanche, Tennessee, to Kelly Burnwell in Jeff, Alabama, about the weather, a book he finished reading, and general news.
Dates: 1904 March 28

George P. Gillum Letters, 1904 April 10-25

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents Letters to George P. Gillum, of Louisville, Kentucky, from his two daughters, Jane Gillum and Merrie Gillum Browder as well as Merrie's son Marion Castner Browder Jr., all of Florence, Alabama. Jane's letters talk about her school exams and upcoming graduation. She also asks for money to pay her final bill for school and tells him about bein invited to attend commencement ceremonies at The University of Alabama. Merrie's letters tell her father about her children's illnesses and other...
Dates: 1904 April 10-25

Horace H. Catinna Letters, 1905-05 - 1905-10

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents Letters from Horace H. Catinna of Louisville, Kentucky, to Hattie F. Pryor also of Louisville, expressing his love for her and his hopes that they will marry one day.
Dates: 1905-05 - 1905-10

J. C. Janes Letter, 1905 July 28

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents Letter from J.C. James of Ft. Worth, Texas, to his wife who is vacationing with family in Athol, Kansas, telling her how much he misses her as well as news about friends.
Dates: 1905 July 28

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)...
Dates: 1906-1952

Nellie Creson Letter, 1906 March 17

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 24
Scope and Contents Letter from Nellie Creson in Hudgins, Kentucky, to Lee Goff, telling him about the local weather and a wedding. The letter also contains a short poem.
Dates: 1906 March 17

Letter to Anna V. Ashby, 1908-05-10

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 25
Scope and Contents Letter to Anna V. Ashby of Parkersburg, West Virginia, receives a letter from her grandparents, also pf Parkersburg, thanking her for her letters and inviting her to visit when the strawberries are ripe.
Dates: 1908-05-10

Elizabeth Chenault Correspondence, 1908 - 1909

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 26
Scope and Contents Letters to Elizabeth Chenault from friends and family while she was away at Camp Eagle Point, Stinson Lake, New Hampshire, and afterwards at home in Lexington, Kentucky. The letters from her friends are chatty and full of news about the activities of mutual friends.
Dates: 1908 - 1909

Elizabeth Chenault Correspondence, 1908 - 1909

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 27
Scope and Contents Letters to Elizabeth Chenault from friends and family while she was away at Camp Eagle Point, Stinson Lake, New Hampshire, and afterwards at home in Lexington, Kentucky. The letters from her friends are chatty and full of news about the activities of mutual friends.
Dates: 1908 - 1909

Unidentified Letter Fragment, 1910

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 28
Scope and Contents Letter fragment, written in the 1910s on stationery from "The Read House" in Chattanooga, Tennessee, talking about a new theater in town and the new spring hats and fashions.
Dates: 1910