Preliminary Guide to the Mary Watson Fowler Papers, [ca. 1861]-1980

Collection Overview

Collection contains letters, memoranda, clippings, printed materials, writings, photographs, and other materials centered primarily upon Fowler, an unpublished author. Included are manuscripts of novels and stories, printed and typed writings of others, some historical writings, and research about Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., and Lynchburg, Va. There are some photographs from Hyde Co., N.C. Clippings concern the career and writings of Lynchburg newspaperwoman Martha Rivers Adams.

Descriptive Summary

Mary Watson Fowler papers [ca. 1861]-1980
Fowler, Mary Watson
260 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

Contents of the Collection

Papers, [ca. 1861]-1980 (Letters, Printed Material)
Box 1
Papers, [ca. 1861]-1980 (Papers, Clippings)
Box 2
Papers, [ca. 1861]-1980 (Writings, Photographs)
Box 3

Historical Note

N.C. author; resident of Va. Married to Walter Everett Fowler.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Watson Fowler Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Mary Watson Fowler Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as gifts in 1980, 1981, and 1984.

Processing Information

Completed July 27, 1998

Encoded by Walt Evans

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.