Susan Smythe Bennett papers, 1899-1952.


Bennett, Susan Smythe. Susan Smythe Bennett papers, 1899-1952.

Susan Smythe Bennett papers, 1899-1952.

Papers consist of correspondence, accounts, and a guidebook. Correspondence (1899-1951) includes her letters (1899-1915) to John Bennett concerning their courtship (1899-1902), a trip to Europe (1900), their marriage (1902), domestic arrangements, children, social life in Charleston (S.C.), the Smythe family, the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition (1902), ghost stories, and other matters. There is additional correspondence (1917-1951) between Susan S. Bennett and John Bennett, her children John H. Bennett (b. 1907), Jane Bennett Wells, and Susan A. Bennett, her grand-daughter Martha Bennett Stiles, and others. Topics include household management, social life, family matters, a trip to Japan and the Philippines to attend the marriage of Jane Bennett Wells (1923), and a visit to England and France (1930) during which she met Rudyard Kipling. Also included is her correspondence with relative Robert Adger Bowen which discusses, among other things, Ashtabula, Woodburn, and Rivoli plantations. Nineteen bound volumes (1902-1952) contain accounts for household expenses including wages of servants and allowances. A partial, typewritten manuscript (59 p.) is entitled "Bennett's Guide Book to Charleston."

2.5 linear ft.19 v.

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