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"Litel kanstow devyne the curious bisynesse that we have" : conflicting terms of marriage in Chaucer's Shipman's Tale 2015 905 Chaucer bases the marriage in the Shipman’s Tale on the ethical and social systems of the medieval merchant class, yet criticism of the marriage and the wife’s extra-marital transaction especially, often falls squarely in the realm of ecclesiastical,...
Letter from Josefina Niggli to her family – October 12, 1935 2015 856 Josefina María Niggli was in Monterrey, Mexico on July 13, 1910, but her family fled to Texas when violence emerged during the Mexican Revolution. Her family stayed roving back and forth across the border for many years and Josefina was home-schooled...
Letter from Marc Woodmansee to Horace Kephart in 1919 Transcription and Annotations 2015 700 This edition project originated as a final assessment for the ENGL 618 – Research Methods course at Western Carolina University. For the project, we were assigned between four and ten individual manuscript pages of letters related to local literary f...
Love Letters from William Stringfield to Maria Love 2015 748 William Williams Stringfield was born on May 7, 1837 in Nashville, TN. He served as a captain with the Thomas Legion in the south during the Civil War. After the war, Stringfield built his home in Haywood County, NC (Western Carolina University). He ...
My Dear Horace Kephart: Letters from George Mac Reynolds and Louise Rhead 2015 569 Horace Kephart was a renaissance man of his day. A librarian, author, and impassioned outdoorsman, he maintained a career at the St. Louis Mercantile Library before moving to North Carolina in 1904. Kephart wrote extensively on camping, woodcraft, an...
Marc Woodmansee's Letter to Horace Kepart, January 26, 1919 2015 828 This edition is created from the manuscript of Marc Woodmansee’s letter to Horace Kephart on January 26, 1919. Within this letter, Marc Woodmansee discusses a few of Kephart’s articles that he was reading at the time. In addition, he informs Kephart ...
Introduction to E. Berkley Bowie’s Letter of January 3, 1919 2015 637 E. Berkley Bowie, first name Edris, was born in Maryland on May 8th 1882. He was an avid gun enthusiast, especially in regards to Confederate arms. Bowie posted an ad in the Confederate Veteran of March 1920 which reads “E. Berkley Bowie, 811 North E...
Edition of Kephart’s Letter (#7) 2015 494 Horace Kephart—author, naturalist, librarian—is a renowned authority on the cultural and natural history of southern Appalachia. His two most famous books, Camping and Woodcraft (1917) and Our Southern Highlanders (1922), remain popular to this day f...
Josephine Niggli’s Letter to Family -­- June, 20th 1935 2015 538 The following edition is based on a letter written by playwright, novelist, and poet Josefina Niggli, addressed to her family on June 20th, 1935. The letter itself, written home to her family, recounts Niggli’s experiences during auditions, a musical...
Kephart Letters (6) 2015 421 Horace Kephart (1862-1931) was a renowned author and librarian who changed the course of his urban life to pursue his true passion recording the intricacies of the Southern Appalachian wilderness and its people. In addition to many published articles...
William Stringfield’s Amnesty Letters (June 1866) 2015 842 The letters transcribed are two drafts of the same letter sent from William Williams Stringfield to President Andrew Johnson in June of 1866. They detail Stringfield’s request for amnesty for his crimes of treason during his role as Lieutenant Colone...
Editing Project: Josephina Niggli 2015 751 I had the honor of transcribing a letter from Josephina Niggli written on a Sunday while she is attending Graduate School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The letter is a recap of her week in classes and is addressed to her family. T...
Summary of Prisoner of War Experiences of Robert Venoy Reed 2016 433 Robert Venoy Reed was born in Sylva, North Carolina on May 28, 1915. He graduated from Sylva High School in 1936 and worked as a sales clerk at the Sylva Pharmacy before joining the military in October of 1942. Reed trained as a medic for the army, a...
Aboard Ship on Way to States by Carr Hooper 2016 981 With the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, confusion and panic rippled not only through the United States, but across the world as well. The U.S. Army bases and airfields around Manila in the Philippines readied for the imminent attack fro...
Memories of the September 21, 1944 Air Raid by Carr Hooper 2016 356 Weston Carr Hooper (May 5, 1903–December 8, 1981), a native of Jackson County, North Carolina, married Ruth Hooper in 1931. After obtaining a degree from the Teachers College at Western Carolina University, Carr worked as superintendent of Sylva grad...
Memoirs of Ruth Hooper 2016 718 This edition was created from the manuscript of the Memoirs of Ruth Hooper, as well as images from the accompanying materials contained on Western Carolina University’s Digital Collections website. As a whole manuscript, Ruth Hooper’s memoirs detail ...
Personal Narrative of Robert Venoy Reed April 6, 1944 - January 16, 1945 2016 1118 Robert Venoy Reed (1915-1984), a native of Jackson County, North Carolina, enlisted as a private in the United States Army October 13th, 1942 at Camp Croft, South Carolina. His personal narrative begins in April of 1944, before he left the United Sta...
Frances Elvira Owens to Samuel R. Owens, February 16, 1942 2017 187 As indicated by the envelope, the letter was sent by Mrs. S.J. Owens (also addressed as Mrs. Steven J. Owens, Frances Elvira Owens or Frances Elvira Alexander Owens) from Webster, North Carolina to S.R. Owens (also addressed as Samuel Robert Owens or...
Samuel Robert Owens from Bilibid Hospital 2017 130 The following pages are diary entries written by Samuel Robert Owens during a stay in hospital in Manila after twenty months of being a Prisoner of War. According to the Sylva Herald Ruralite from July 18th, 1945, the diary was found on Corregidor by...
The Canopus by Capt. E.L. Sackett, U.S.N. 2017 480 In the years between the first and second world wars, the West watched with growing alarm the rise of militarism in Japan. Japan began a full-scale invasion of China in the summer of 1937 which culminated in the infamous Nanking Massacre that, an att...
Frances Owens to Samuel Robert Owens, January 10, 1942 2017 114 The following is a letter from Frances Elvira Alexander Owens (1879–1965) of Webster, NC, to her son, Samuel Owens (1918–1995), who was then serving in the U.S. Navy. At the time of the letter’s original posting, Samuel Owens was aboard a submarine t...
H.D. Gault to Frances Owens, 08/24/1942 2017 109 Harry Davison Gault, Jr. worked with Samuel Owens on a submarine tended by the Canopus as a Torpedo’s Mate First Classman during the ship’s time in Mariveles Bay from December 29, 1941 until the surrender of the Bataan on April 9, 1942. Gault was 53 ...
Samuel Roberts Owens to Frances Owens, January 28, 1942 2017 145 This letter was written by Samuel Roberts Owens to his mother, Mrs. S.J. Owens. He sends greetings to his family, especially his father, to whom he wishes a happy birthday. Owens tells his mother not to write for a while, and assures her he will writ...
Frances Owens to Samuel Robert Owens, January 26, 1942 2017 159 This letter was sent January 26, 1942 from Frances Elivra Owens to her son, Samuel Robert Owens. The letter was sent back to her by the Navy, because there were serious attacks happening during this time in the Philippines. Frances Owens has not hear...
Frances Elvira Alexander Owens to Samuel Owens, December 26, 1941 2017 176 Within the Samuel Owens Collection, we have several letters to Samuel Owens, the ninth child of Mrs. Frances Elvira Alexander Owens (Mar. 28, 1879- Jan. 7, 1965) while he is in active service during WWII. As with any mother, she has great concern for...
Helen Winkelmes to Samuel R. Owens, October 23, 1945 2017 94 When Samuel Robert Rickman Owens was born on April 10, 1918, he was the ninth of the eleven children of Steven John Owens and Frances Elvira Alexander Owens. His sister, Flora Helen Owens Winkelmes, was the Owens’ second child—born April 28, 1906. He...
A.C. Reynolds Letter to Mary Woods Reynolds Cowan 2018 81 This edition is created from the manuscript of a letter written by Alonzo Carlton Reynolds to his daughter Mary Woods Cowan Reynolds on June 20, 1950. He thanks her for a box of items that have been sent that may have contained clothing. He talks of ...
A.C. Reynolds Letter to the “Reynolds Clan” 2018 65 This edition is created from the manuscript of a letter written by Alonzo Carlton Reynolds to twenty-seven of his family members on August 14, 1948. He describes a residence that he has acquired as a final resting place for him and his wife, Nannie. ...
Agnes McDonald’s Letter to Dan Tompkins 2018 48 The following transcription is of a three-page letter from “Agnes” to “Dan” on May 7, 1939. While it is known that “Dan” refers to Dan Tompkins it can only be hypothesized through census work that “Agnes” refers to Agnes M. McDonald. Within the lette...
Letter from Hannah Hall to Dan Tompkins 2018 54 When Hannah Hall wrote this letter, prohibition was still officially in effect; the 18th amendment would not be repealed until December 1933. However, on March 20th, Congress passed the Cullen-Harrison Act, which legalized the sale of 3.2 percent bee...
Letter to Florence (Mrs. James Y.) Paris from “Hallie” 2018 31 This is a simple postcard, addressed to “Mrs. James Y. Paris,” in the care of Dan Tompkins, written by someone named “Hallie.” The identity of Hallie is unknown, but she listed her return address as a postbox at Duke University. Mrs. James Y. Paris i...
“Little Margaret Reynolds Dead”: An Obituary Written by Olin S. Dean for the Jackson County Journal 2018 49 This edition is created from the manuscript of an obituary prepared by Olin S. Dean on the death of three-year-old Margaret Cornelia Reynolds, which was subsequently published in the Jackson County Journal. Margaret was the daughter of the second pre...
Alice Bird Letter to Minnie Bird 2018 56 This edition is created from the manuscript of Alice Bird’s letter to her Sister-in-Law, Minnie Bird, on April 1, 1909. Within this letter, Alice corresponds with Minnie, answering a previous letter and relaying events of the past several weeks, incl...
Joe Bird’s Letter to His Parents, Charles and Sally Bird 2018 59 Joe Bird is the son of Charles Asbury Bird and Sally Bird. Joe attended the School for the Deaf and Dumb in Morganton, North Carolina, because he was partially deaf from a childhood accident. At the school he studied to be a linotypist and went on to...
Rev. A. Letter to Charles A. Bird 2018 42 Charles Asbury Bird is the recipient of this letter from an unknown sender. Charles Bird worked as a farmer in Western North Carolina, became a Qualla Township political figure, and served at one point as chairman of the Jackson County, NC, Board of ...
Letter to Editor of Life Magazine from Charles James Metz 2018 58 On October 27, 1941 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his Navy Day Address across public radio. In his speech, President Roosevelt informed United States citizens that Hitler had attacked areas near the Americas and that American tanks had bee...
Ida J. Smith to Dan Tompkins from January 24, 1947 2018 63 This letter was written by Ida Jane Smith in January 1947. Within this letter, Ida Smith discusses the salaries she received as a pioneer schoolteacher in western North Carolina. The text of the letter recognizes that this letter may have been a part...
Emily Weigle to Dan Tompkins 2018 48 This transcription was created from the original manuscript of Emily Weigle’s letter to Dan Tompkins on June 16, 1924. In the letter, Emily comments on some of the events around Dan’s hometown, Sylva, NC, as observed from her reading of the newspaper...
Emily Weigle’s Letter to Dan Tompkins 2018 41 This edition is created from the manuscript of Emily Weigle’s letter to Daniel “Dan” Tompkins on March 20th, 1927. This letter is one of number of others that the two wrote back and forth to each another while Weigle lived in Augusta, Georgia, and To...
Edward Scheidt to Dan Tompkins 2018 58 Dan Tompkins was born in Webster, NC in 1890. He graduated from high schoolin Waynesville and studied law at Wake Forest College. The Jackson County Journalstarted up in 1906, and Tompkins became its editor in chief in 1912. He served in themilitary ...
To Dan Tompkins from Marvin [A. Gerald?] 2018 37 Dan Tompkins was born in Webster, NC in 1890. He graduated from high school in Waynesville and studied law at Wake Forest College. The Jackson County Journal started up in 1906, and Tompkins became its editor in chief in 1912. He served in the milita...
Raymond R. Nicholson to Dan Tompkins 2018 48 Raymond Rockhill Nicholson was born in Jackson County in 1898. He studied at what is today known as Western Carolina University. From 1917 to 1921, he served as principle of three different public schools. Between the years 1920 and 1926, he served a...
Personal Letter from C.B. Robinson to H.T. Hunter 2018 36 iiiIntroductionThis letter was written by Jackson County businessman C.B. Robinson to the president of Western Carolina Teacher’s College, H.T. Hunter. In the letter, Robinson discusses the state of Western Carolina Teacher’s College, now Western Car...
Form Letter from King George V to Dan Tompkins 2018 35 This form letter was written by Britain’s King George V to the enlisted American soldiers upon the arrival of United States troops on Europe. King George had declared war on Germany four years earlier, helping set the stage for the battle between the...
Personal Letter from Dan Tompkins to his mother and family 2018 32 This letter was written by Dan Tompkins to his mother and family, in Sylva, NC, while he was staying in Raleigh for business. As the letter heading reflects, Tompkins was a North Carolina State Representative during this time, thus he would have trav...
Personal Letter from Charles A. Webb to Dan Tompkins 2018 39 This letter is part of the Dan Tompkins Collection housed in the special collections library of WCU in box MSS 80-14. It was written to Dan Tompkins from Charles Webb, associate publisher of the Citizen, during the 1920 election in North Carolina. To...
J.W. Barre’s Letter to Horace Kephart, May 22, 1898 2019 7 This edition is created from the manuscript of J.W. Barre’s letter to Horace Kephart on May 22, 1898. Barre’s letter is a very short response to a letter from Kephart. He mentions that he had missed seeing Kephart in his visit to St. Louis the week p...
Isaiah L. Kephart’s Letter to Horace Kephart, September 2, 1888 2019 8 This edition is created from the manuscript of I. L. Kephart’s letter to Horace Kephart on September 2, 1888. Within this this letter, I. L. Kephart lays out the Kephart family tree in what is a rudimentary genealogy of the paternal side of Horace’s ...
I.L. Kephart’s Letter to Horace Kephart, September 11, 1888 2019 4 This edition is created from the manuscript of I.L. Kephart’s letter to Horace Kephart on September 11, 1888. In this letter, Isaiah asks Horace about his family’s wellbeing. He spends the majority of the letter recounting the praise one of Isaiah’s ...
Isaiah Lafayette Kephart's letter to his son Horace Kephart, October 3 and 4, 1888 2019 10 This edition is created from the manuscript of Isaiah Lafayette Kephart’s (I.L.K.) letter to his son Horace Kephart on October 3rd & 4th, 1888. Isaiah Kephart’s letter from these two days covers topics of domestic life such as complementing Horace's ...
Laura M. Kephart’s Letter to Leonard W. Kephart, 19 February 1929 2019 3 The following is a transcription of a letter from Horace Kephart’s wife, Laura Mack Kephart, to her son, Leonard. The original is dated Feb. 19, 1929. Within this letter, Laura discusses attending a baby shower in Michigan with her daughter Cornelia,...
Laura Kephart’s Letter to Leonard Kephart, May 18, 1933 2019 5 This manuscript is a letter written from Laura Kephart, wife of writer Horace Kephart, to one of their sons, Leonard Wheeler Kephart. In the letter dated May 18th, 1933, only one year after the death of Horace in an automobile accident, Laura asks Le...
Laura Kephart’s Letter to Leonard Kephart, September 16, 1933 2019 7 This manuscript is a letter written from Laura Kephart, wife of writer Horace Kephart, to one of their sons, Leonard. In the letter dated September 16th, 1933, Laura discusses news she had read in the Christian Science Monitor, Laura’s newspaper of c...
Laura Kephart to Leonard W. Kephart, March 14, 1934 2019 4 This edition is created from the manuscript of Laura Kephart’s letter to Leonard W. Kephart on March 14, 1934. Within this letter, Laura Kephart requests that Leonard send her anything he has of his fathers that pertains to his affairs after his deat...
Laura Mack Kephart’s Letter To Leonard W. Kephart, March 26, 1934 2019 33 The following edition is created from the manuscript of Laura Mack Kephart’s letter written to Leonard Kephart on March 26, 1934. Throughout this letter Laura discusses the important matter of writing her will, to better prepare the family for when t...
Laura Kephart’s Letter to Leonard Kephart, April 5, 1934 2019 5 American travel writer and librarian Horace Sowers Kephart (1862-1931) is best known for his books Our Southern Highlanders (1913) and Camping and Woodcraft (1906). He was born in 1862 in East Salem, Pennsylvania, to parents of Swiss descent. His fat...
Horace Kephart letter to Charles Henry Hull, October 8, 1892 2019 2 The letter in this edition was sent by Horace Kephart to Charles Henry Hull, a friend of the Kephart family’s, on October 8, 1892. Kephart sent this letter from St. Louis, as he had moved there with his wife Laura shortly before he sent the letter. K...
Chas Askins’ Letter to Horace Kephart, May 8, 1898 2019 5 This edition is created from the manuscript of Chas Askins’ letter to Horace Kephart on May 8, 1898. Within this letter, Askins responds to Kephart’s advertisement on compiling a company of sharpshooters. He mentions specifically that he saw the adve...
Letter from EW Bird to Horace Kephart, April 29, 1898 2019 4 Edward Wallace Bird posted a letter to Horace Kephart on April 29, 1898 from Fairmont Minnesot seeking advice on how to outfit and organize a company of sharpshooters from his hometown to participate in the Spanish American War. This was a unique pro...
Letter from J.A. Sobolewski to Horace Kephart, May 9, 1898 2019 4 Horace Kephart published an advertisement in “Shooting and Fishing” and other news outlets (Askins) for sharpshooters who would form a company ready to join the Spanish American War when a second request came for volunteers. The advertisement is incl...