Noel family papers [manuscript], circa 1850-1984.


Noel family papers [manuscript], circa 1850-1984.

The collection consist chiefly of the correspondence of Edgar Estes Noel with his parents, William Edgar Noel and Lelia Ophelia Wash Noel; his wife Ida Jeanne Thompson Noel; and his children, William Edgar Noel, Laura Forsyth Noel McDonald, and Norbourn William Noel. Topics include Noel's years as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Virginia, 1950-1954, 1958, including fraternity life, a stint as columnist for the Cavalier Daily, student assistant in Alderman Library, student riots, Colgate Darden, Edward Younger and the Massive Resistance closing of the Charlottesville public schools. Topics also include Noel's army service in the U. S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps as a Japanese language specialist; and his career in the U.S. Information Agency in Thailand, Korea, Japan, Guyana, Nigeria and India. Of interest are letters about the civil war in Laos, the writing of anti-Russian propaganda, Park Chung Hee and corruption in Korea, support for the Vietnam War, an anti-Vietnam lecture by Edgar Snow, work as American consul in Japan, Japanese reaction to events in the U.S., work in Guyana, Guyanese politics, political and economic situation in Nigeria, appointment in India, comments on political events in the United States and Iran, Virginia schooling for his children, retirement in Denbigh, Va., and Noel family genealogy. The collection also contains19th century family correspondence, including Civil War letters of Mary Hinchman George and Alexander Jones discussing life on the home front in West Virginia and conveying war news. A letter, 1861 August 17, discusses the battles of Phillipi and Rich Mountain. Correspondents include Herbert H. Bateman, Peter James Lee, Charles Robb,

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