Box 1 [X030899289]
Contains 6 Collections and/or Records:
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
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...
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
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...
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.
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.