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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Box 1 [X030899289]

 Container

Contains 4 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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