Papers of Susan Colston Wilson [manuscript], 1862-1970 (bulk 1880-1945).


Wilson, Susan Colston, 1895-1981. Papers of Susan Colston Wilson [manuscript], 1862-1970 (bulk 1880-1945).

Papers of Susan Colston Wilson [manuscript], 1862-1970 (bulk 1880-1945).

The papers of Susan C. Wilson, her parents Susan Colston Minor Wilson and John Wilson, her grandfather John Barbee Minor, her aunt Nannie Jacquelin Minor, and her siblings Edmund Minor Wilson and Charlotte Miller Minor Wilson consist primarily of correspondence and photographs. There are also some financial and legal papers, clippings, art work, literary manuscripts and memorabilia. There is considerable material on life at the University of Virginia between 1880 and 1910 including a visit by Grover Cleveland in 1888. Other topics are fatherly advice to girls in the 1890s, World War I, particularly E. Minor Wilson's service in the artillery and Susan C. Wilson's work as an occupational therapist, life at Chatham Hall, 1915-1917, and at Episcopal High, 1914-1916, and Susan C. Wilson's summer as a volunteer with the International Grenfell Association in Labrador, 1931. The collection also contains reminiscences of Prospect Hill, and of family servant Uncle Sancho, a Christmas story of her childhood by Susan C.M. Wilson, a poem re the death of Susan C.M. Wilson, samples of Susan C. Wilson's art work, clippings about Susan C. Wilson's cousin Edmund Wilson as well as two letters to him and one from him, a Civil War soldier's devotional book, World War I postcards particularly from St.-Emilion, and a family silver inventory. There is also a letter from Albert Jeremiah Beveridge re his life of Marshall, one from Virginius Dabney re the Pulitzer Prize, one from Norman L. King, re Japan in 1868, and one from Wilfred Thomason Grenfell.

1,500 (ca.) items.

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