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Laura Norvell Elliot Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2771

This collection consists of the diary, dated 1917-1919, of a young woman from Nashville, Tenn. In her diary, which begins on the day that war was declared on Germany in 1917, she details her experience in the publishing business and her thoughts on the war.

Dates

  • 1917-1919

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of the diary, dated 1917-1919, of a young woman from Nashville, Tenn. In her diary, which begins on the day that war was declared on Germany in 1917, she details her experience in the publishing business and her thoughts on the war.

Biographical/Historical Note

Laura Norvell (Elliott) Simpson was born on May 16th, 1884 to Frank Porterfield Elliott (1840-1916) and Moselle (Norvell) Elliott (1853-1927). Laura's maternal great-great-grandfather was Governor John Sevier. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee in an affluent family and home and attended Harpeth Hall School. After graduating high school, Laura began work in the publishing business, writing for Southern Woman's Magazine and the Woman's Page of the Nashville Tennessean. She married William Thomas Simpson, a carpenter who later worked for the U. S. Postal Service. Laura died in 1975 and is buried with William in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on January 19, 2006

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480