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Guide to the Isabelle Perkinson Williamson Papers, 1885-1930

Summary

Papers of Isabelle (Perkinson) Williamson and of her mother, Isabelle (Holmes) Perkinson. Includes many letters to Isabelle (Holmes) Perkinson from former students at the University of Virginia who patronized her boardinghouse in Charlottesville, Va.; letters from Isabelle (Holmes) Perkinson to her daughter describing life in Charlottesville, and commenting on Edwin A. Alderman; and many notes and bills reflecting frequent financial difficulties.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10094
Title
Isabelle Perkinson Williamson papers
Date
1885-1930
Extent
2 Linear Feet, 4 boxes, 2,520 items.
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This collection contains papers of Isabelle (Parkinson) Williamson, wife of Lee Hoomes Williamson, engineer, and of her mother, Isabelle (Holmes) Perkinson. Included are many letters to Isabelle (Holmes) Perkinson from former students of the University of Virginia who had patronized her boardinghouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, letters from Isabelle (Holmes) Perkinson to her daughter describing life in Charlottesville, and commenting on Edwin A. Alderman, and many notes and bills reflecting frequent financial difficulties. There are letters from Isabelle (Parkinson) Williamson to her mother while attending the Georgetown Visitation Convent, Washington, D.C., while on a tour of Europe during 1909 and 1910, while visiting in Virginia and in the Panama Canal Zone, while working in the Navy Department in Washington, 1913-1917, and, after her marriage in 1917, while in Rancagua, Chile, and Puerto Rico with her husband.

Also included in this collection are letters between Isabelle (Parkinson) Williamson and Lee Hoomes Williamson. Papers relating to World War I consist of letters from soldiers and war workers, food cards, and letters from Mary Peyton, who was with a field hospital unit in France. The collection also contains information on the early moving pictures; life during the Roaring Twenties; and the beginning of the Great Depression.

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[Identification of item], the Isabelle Perkinson Williamson Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence and papers, 1885-1913
(5 folders)
Box 1
Correspondence and papers, 1914-1918
(5 folders)
Box 2
Correspondence and papers, 1919-1930
(4 folders)
Box 3
Correspondence and papers, undated
(3 folders)
Box 4
 

Historical Note

Isabelle (Parkinson) Williamson was the wife of Lee Hoomes Williamson, who was an engineer. Her mother was Isabelle (Holmes) Perkinson. She ran a boardinghouse in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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