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Guide to the Frances Eikel Whittaker Palmer Weed Papers, 1912-1975 and undated

Abstract

Government employee and North Carolina resident. Collection consists primarily of correspondence to Mrs. Weed. She graduated from the University of Texas, worked as a secretary for the government, and the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company and served in the military during WWII. She settled with her second husband in Asheville, NC. Other items include legal documents, stock reports, tax statements, clippings, school report cards, church programs, pictures, photo albums, and three volumes of memorabilia from the school days of her children.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.01357
Title
Frances Eikel Whittaker Palmer Weed papers
Date
1912-1975 and undated
Creator
Weed, Frances Eikel Whittaker Palmer
Extent
1.2 Linear Feet, 293 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists primarily of correspondence to Mrs. Weed. She graduated from the University of Texas, worked as a secretary for the government, and the Texas Gulf Sulphur Company and served in the military during World War II. She settled with her second husband in Asheville, N.C. Other items include legal documents, stock reports, tax statements, clippings, school report cards, church programs, pictures, photo albums, and three volumes of memorabilia from the school days of her children.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Frances Eikel Whittaker Palmer Weed Papers, 1912-1975 and undated

3 boxes

The bulk of the correspondence in Box 1 ranges from 1960 to 1961. Miscellaneous folder in Box 2 contains grades, event programs, and writings by others. Yearbook in Box 3 is The Cricket from Seguin High School. Poem notebook in Box 3 is that of Josie Whittaker and contains both original poems and copies of others.

Correspondence, 1912-1975 and undated
Box 1
Legal papers
Box 2
Financial papers
Box 2
Writings
Box 2
Newspaper clippings
Box 2
Printed materials
Box 2
Photographs
(2 folders)
Box 2
Miscellaneous
Box 2
Picture album, 1927-1930
Box 3
Scrapbook, 1920-1921
Box 3
Yearbook, 1920-1921
Box 3
Poem notebook, 1919
Box 3

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frances Eikel Whittaker Palmer Weed Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Frances Eikel Whittaker Palmer Weed Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1980.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 7-30-80

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.