Elizabeth Eloise Wilkes papers
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Elizabeth Eloise Wilkes papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wilkes, Elizabeth Eloise.
Title: Elizabeth Eloise Wilkes papers
Dates: 1895-1917
Extent: 2.0 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Identification: MS 1286

Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth Eloise Wilkes, Eloise to her family and friends, was born in Durant, Mississippi, the daughter of Benjamin B. and Elvira (nicknamed Dump) Heffner Wilkes. Eloise attended Ward-Belmont School for Girls and Young Women in Nashville, Tennessee, and Shorter College in Rome, Georgia where she graduated circa 1915. At Shorter she was president of the Polymnian Literary Society.


Scope and Content Note

This collection primarily contains letters to and from Elizabeth Eloise Wilkins and her family. Included are letters from Charles O. Parker, a suitor, Juanita Bennett, a friend, and one letter from Mississippi representative John Sharp Williams. Additionally this collection includes a diary, some pamphlets, and two unidentified photographs.


Index Terms

Diaries.
Drawings (visual works)
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Letters (correspondence)
Pamphlets.
Photographs.
Postcards.
Wilkes, Elizabeth Eloise.
Williams, John Sharp, 1854-1932.
Yearbooks.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Elizabeth Eloise Wilkes papers, MS 1286, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of James H. Stone, 1975.


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

 

Box

Fldr

11Correspondence, 1895-1900 ( 37.0 items. )
 
2Correspondence, 1901-1903 ( 33.0 items. )
 
3Correspondence, 1913 December 24; 1914 July-August ( 15.0 items. )
Letters to Eloise Wilkes from family and friends.
 
4Correspondence, 1914 September ( 38.0 items. )
 
5Correspondence, 1914 October ( 23.0 items. )
 
6Correspondence, 1914 November-December ( 29.0 items. )
 
7Correspondence, 1915 January-February ( 29.0 items. )
A letter form John Sharp Williams (Representative from Mississippi) in this folder.
 

Box

Fldr

28Correspondence, 1915 March-April ( 24.0 items. )
 
9Correspondence, 1915 May-June ( 29.0 items. )
 
10Correspondence, 1915 July-September ( 40.0 items. )
 
11Correspondence, 1915 October-November ( 21.0 items. )
 
12Correspondence, 1915 December ( 22.0 items. )
 
13Correspondence, 1916 January-March ( 25.0 items. )
 
14Correspondence, 1916 April-June ( 26.0 items. )
 

Box

Fldr

315Correspondence, 1916 July-September ( 20.0 items. )
 
16Correspondence, 1916 October-December ( 18.0 items. )
 
17Correspondence, 1917 January-February ( 21.0 items. )
 
18Correspondence, 1917 March-June ( 18.0 items. )
 
19Correspondence, 1917 July-September ( 17.0 items. )
 
20Correspondence, 1917 October-November ( 16.0 items. )
 

Box

Fldr

421Correspondence, undated ( 23.0 items. )
 
22Correspondence, undated ( 23.0 items. )
 
23Correspondence, undated ( 23.0 items. )
 
24Correspondence, and incomplete items, undated ( 16.0 items. )
 
25Diary of Elizabeth Eloise Wilkes, 1908 September 5-1910 March 6 ( 1.0 items. )
 
26Miscellaneous papers ( 24.0 items. )
Handbook: Information for Students of Shorter College; Polymnian Literary Society Year Book, Shorter College, 1912-1913; "A Talk to Sick Folks" by Shoffer-Hayes Medicine Company Inc., Paducah, Kentucky, undated; 2 unidentified photographs; Post card picture of the University of Alabama Glee Club, 1914-1915; sentimental post card; tag for "Tag Day" 1909; 13 topical outlines for a course in English history, some incomplete; anonymous poem; 2 crude pencil drawings of people.