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R. H. Williams Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3178

This collection of letters, dated October 30, 1893 - February 28, 1899, chronicles a relationship between R. H. Williams of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Mildred Pitkin of North Cambridge, Massachusetts. These letters, written from Williams to Pitkin, discuss financial matters as well as a fire at the Richardson Building in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1893 October 30-1899 February 28

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection of letters, dated October 30, 1893 - February 28, 1899, chronicles a relationship between R. H. Williams of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Mildred Pitkin of North Cambridge, Massachusetts. These letters, written from Williams to Pitkin, discuss financial matters as well as a fire at the Richardson Building in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Henry Williams was born on November 17, 1862 in Caroline County, Maryland. He attended Wesleyan University, earning both a bachelor's and master's degree. He taught at Tilton Seminary from 1885-1886 and then tutored Latin at Wesleyan University from 1886-1889. He was admitted to the bar in 1889 and eventually moved to Chattanooga, TN where he practiced law. He married Margaret Gillespie Sharp (1876-1949) in 1901. Robert died on March 13, 1944 and is buried in Hamilton County, TN.

Little biographical information is known about Mildred Pitkin other than her residence in North Cambridge, Massachusetts during the 1890s.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

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