Rebecca Black Dupont letters and notes
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Rebecca Black Dupont letters and notes

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: DuPont, Rebecka Black, 1869-1945.
Title: Rebecca Black Dupont letters and notes
Dates: 1941
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1164

Biographical/Historical Note

Rebecca Black Dupont (1869-1945) was Savannah, Georgia's first woman stenographer. She began her career with the Plant System (railroads) in Savannah October 1, 1895, and retired in 1935 as a veteran clerk of the Savannah offices of the Atlantic Coast Line Railway. She was an active leader in many women's organizations in Savannah.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two letters from the Battle of Germantown Commemorative Association of Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Rebecca Black Dupont, both from 1941. The first letter requests information on the disinterment and reburial of General Nathanael Greene; the second letter thanks Dupont for the information on General Greene and contains a copy of the Association's "Notes on Major-General Nathanael Greene." Also included in the collection are rough notes made by Dupont regarding an apparent celebration, as she recommends Mayor Thomas Gamble as a speaker.


Index Terms

DuPont, Rebecka Black, 1869-1945.
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786.
Letters (correspondence)
Notes.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator's brother-in-law.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Rebecca Black Dupont letters and note, MS 1164, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Fred P. Farrar, date unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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1Item 1: Battle of Germantown Commemorative Association to Rebecca Black Dupont. Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Pa., 1941 July 6 ( 2.0 p. )
Requesting information on the disinterment and reburial of Gen. Nathanael Greene.
 

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1Item 2: Battle of Germantown Commemorative Association to Rebecca Black Dupont. Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Pa., 1941 August 10 ( 3.0 p. )
Thanking her for information on the reburial of Gen. Greene and enclosing a copy of the Association's "Notes on Major-General Nathanael Green" (mimeographed). Enclosure attached.
 

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1Item 3: Rough notes regarding an apparent celebration, recommending Mayor Thomas Gamble as speaker, dated, 1941 September 22 ( 2.0 p. )
Card.