Guide to the Isabelle Perkinson Williamson Papers, 1885-1930
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 Number
- Isabelle Perkinson Williamson papers
- 2 Linear Feet, 4 boxes, 2,520 items.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
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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How to Cite
[Identification of item], the Isabelle Perkinson Williamson Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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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- Alderman, Edwin Anderson, 1861-1931
- Perkinson, Isabelle Holmes
- Peyton, Mary
- University of Virginia -- Students
- Williamson, Isabelle Perkinson
- Williamson, Lee Hoomes
- College students -- Conduct of life
- Depressions -- 1929 -- United States
- Georgetown Visitation Convent (Washington, D.C) -- Students
- Motion picture industry -- History
- Mothers and daughters -- United States
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Female
- Women in the civil service
- Women -- Education -- Southern States
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