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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 W. LaPoint, Louise Everett Scott, M. Bigelow (Good Housekeeping), Ambassador [Jean Jules] Jusserand, Frederick D.Losey, Paul Green, Maude Merchant, O. O. McIntyre, Gerald W. Johnson, Eleanor White (The Marion Publishing Company), Giles B. Cooke (and photographs), Arthur H. Fox, Herschel Johnson, Mrs. Charles B. Keesee, and Thomas G. Burch.


  • 1916-1933

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


0.04 Cubic Feet (One folder in legal document box. Box 1.)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States