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Guide to the G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain papers, 1821-1946

Summary

G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain was an author, artist, and civic worker, of Raleigh (Wake Co.) and Chapel Hill (Orange Co.), N.C. Letters from 1821 to 1946 concern family matters for the most part but also reflect Chamberlain's career as an author of local history and her work at Duke University as the house counselor of Pegram House. Scattered earlier letters include one from Herbert J. Hagermand of the American Embassy at Saint Petersburg, 1889; letters on the Russo-Japanese War, 1905; and letters from John Spencer Bassett, 1903. The remainder of the collection includes genealogical material on the Chamberlain family; clippings of articles about Chamberlain and her books; drafts of some of her writings; a copy of a journal of a trip to Europe in 1792-1793; diary of Chamberlain's trip to Europe in 1929; and personal diaries, 1923-1926 and 1943.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11429
Title
G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain papers
Date
1821-1946
Creator
Chamberlain, Hope Summerell
Extent
10 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Letters from 1821-1946 concern family matters for the most part but also reflect Chamberlain's career as an author of local history and her work at Duke University as the house counselor of Pegram House. Scattered earlier letters include one from Herbert J. Hagermand of the American Embassy at Saint Petersburg, 1889; letters on the Russo-Japanese War, 1905; and letters from John Spencer Bassett, 1903. The remainder of the collection includes genealogical material on the Chamberlain family; clippings of articles about Chamberlain and her books; drafts of some of her writings; a copy of a journal of a trip to Europe in 1792-1793; diary of Chamberlain's trip to Europe in 1929; and personal diaries, 1923-1926 and 1943.

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[Identification of item], G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1821-1904
Box 1
Correspondence, 1905-1914
Box 2
Correspondence, 1915-1920
Box 3
Correspondence, 1921-1925 March
Box 4
Correspondence, 1925 April-1932 July
Box 5
Correspondence, 1932 Aug.-1935 Oct.
Box 6
Correspondence, 1935 Nov.-1937 July
Box 7
Correspondence, 1937 Aug.-1938
Box 8
Correspondence, 1939-1941
Box 9
Correspondence, 1942-1946, undated
Box 10
Correspondence, undated
Box 11
Diaries, 1792-1793, 1923
Box 11
Diaries, 1878, 1924-1927, 1929, 1943-1944
Box 12
Notebook, 1929
Box 12
Writings: Oh Call Back Yesterday; What's Done and Past
Box 13
Writings: Life Story of Elisha Mitchell; This Was Home
Box 14
Writings: Old Days in Chapel Hill
Box 15
Writings: Done in a Corner; A Little Sketch; A Study of Presbyterianism; Two Wake County Editors
Box 16
Misc. Writings
Box 16
Writings: Miscellaneous
Box 17
Writings: Miscellaneous
Box 18
Miscellany
Box 18
Printed Material, 1828-1939
Box 18
Printed Material, 1940-1946, undated
Box 19
Clippings
Box 19
Clippings
Box 20
 

Historical Note

G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain was an author, artist, and civic worker, of Raleigh (Wake Co.) and Chapel Hill (Orange Co.), N.C.


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Provenance

The G. Hope Summerell Chamberlain Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift.

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