Papers, 1920-1948.


Scott, Ann Norvell Otey, 1872-1948. Papers, 1920-1948.

Papers, 1920-1948.

Principally correspondence with Washington and Lee University and United Daughters of the Confederacy officials; resolutions and reports relating to her participation in the controversy over W & L President Henry Louis Smith's proposed renovation and expansion of the Lee Chapel. Also includes correspondence and clippings relating to fund-raising for the Stratford Hall restoration. Correspondents include members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Washington and Lee officials, and Lee family members.

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