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Box 1 [X030899289]

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Contains 10 Collections and/or Records:

Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith personal correspondence, 1902-1951

 File — Box: 1 [X030899289], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Mostly letters from friends about Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith's activities or her daughter Mary Cabell Smith
Dates: 1902-1951

Mary Smith Cabell personal correspondence , 1911-1962

 File — Box: 1 [X030899289], Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Mostly correspondence of Mary Cabell Smith (nicknamed "Pie") from Europe in the 1920's and 1930's, with her parents Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith and Cabell Smith. Other family members include Mary's half sister Laura Butler Moore ("Muddie", who died in 1931) and Laura's husband Tom Moore. Mary Cabell Smith is working as a stenographer and a model for the advertising department of General Motors Continental in Belgian, Brussels. She describes her experiences including seeing Belgian royalty...
Dates: 1911-1962

Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith business correspondence, 1934-1935; 1941-1956

 File — Box: 1 [X030899289], Folder: 3-4
Scope and Contents Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith correspondence about publishing her stories, her work with preserving the Confederacy, including creating ways to honor Robert E. Lee with a memorial postage stamp and restoration of Arlington House. Correspondents include Frances Keyes Parkinson, James A. Farley, letters to President and Mrs. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt (no signature), Irvin S. Cobb, Claude S. Swanson, Douglas S. Freeman, James A. Parham (The Charlotte Observer), Harry F. Byrd, Andrew J....
Dates: 1934-1935; 1941-1956

Frank Harrold letter about meeting the Duke of Windsor (copy), 1922; 1979

 File — Box: 1 [X030899289], Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Frank W. Harrold letter to his father describing an event at the Magdalene College wine supper in which the Duke of Windsor attended the party in 1922. There is also an unsigned note from 1979 that was apparently sent to the Duchess (Wallis Simpson) telling her about the letter.
Dates: 1922; 1979

Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith scrapbook of correspondence, 1921-1964

 File — Box: 1 [X030899289], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents "Scrapbook of a Great Grandmother" containing copies of Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith correspondence with or about well known individuals, stories and poems by Essie Smith, and research notes on history, particularly the Confederacy. Correspondents and subjects include Richard Wightman, Alexander Jessup, the Readers Publishing Corporation, Dorothy Gogwell, John Farrar, Paul Green, Elbert Hubbard, Sophie Carter Richardson, J. Hoge Tyler, Edwin Booth, General John J. Pershing, and Edwin...
Dates: 1921-1964

Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith business correspondence, 1916-1933

 File — Box: 1 [X030899289], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith correspondence about publishing her stories, her work with preserving the Confederacy, including creating ways to honor Robert E. Lee with a memorial postage stamp and restoration of Arlington House. Correspondents include Edward W. Saunders, Captain John J. Crowley, J. E. Harper, Josephus Daniel, Fannie M. Tate, DuBose Heyward, Sophie Carter Richardson (who was corresponding with Eleanor Roosevelt to set up a meeting with the President), Mary Flournoy, William...
Dates: 1916-1933

Westmoreland Davis correspondence , 1921-1923

 File — Box: 1 [X030899289], Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Westmoreland Davis letters to Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith about the Virginia Conference on Governmental Efficiency, his political defeat in 1922, and invitations from his wife, Marguerite Davis who is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Included is a letter from Thomas G. Burch recommending Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith for state delegate of the National War Savings Committee. There are also Westmoreland Davis campaign brochures, articles and pamphlets.
Dates: 1921-1923

Frances Parkinson Keyes correspondence, 1921-1959

 File — Box: 1 [X030899289], Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Frances Parkinson Keyes letters to Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith about the United Daughters of the Confederacy plans to move the remains of Lee famly members to Lexington, Virginia, the restoration of Arlington House, and efforts to pay tribute to Robert E. Lee by creating a postage stamp. Included are letters from Sophie Carter Richardson, and Colonel Lee (copy). See also Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith business correspondence.
Dates: 1921-1959

Frances Parkinson Keyes christmas cards, 1951-1960

 File — Box: 1 [X030899289], Folder: 10
Scope and Contents From the Series: Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith personal and business correspondence about her work with the United Daughters of the Confederacy, honoring Southern Confederates, particularly Robert E. Lee, invitations from Governor and Mrs. Westmoreland Davis, and letters with other writers and publishers about her manuscripts and poems. Correspondents include Frances Parkinson Keyes, Sophie Carter Richardson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Richard Wightman. There are also letters from her daughter Mary Cabell Smith...
Dates: 1951-1960

Richard Wightman correspondence, 1917-1921

 File — Box: 1 [X030899289], Folder: 11
Scope and Contents Richard Wightman corresponds with Celestia Essie Wade Butler Smith giving her advice on her writing. Included is a manuscript that he edits for her as well as his own signed and printed work.
Dates: 1917-1921