Divine Family Correspondence
This collection contains eight pieces of correspondence written by members of the Divine Family to Paul E. Divine while he lived in Washington, D.C. Correspondents include his father, Dr. John Washington Divine writing from Synodical College in Rogersville, Tenn., and his sister, Nellie Divine. The correspondence dates between 1892 and 1897.
- 1892 April 9-1897 October 5
The material in this collection is in English.
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This collection contains correspondence written by members of the Divine Family to Paul E. Divine while he lived in Washington, D.C. Correspondents include his father, Dr. John Washington Divine, and his sister, Nellie Divine. The correspondence dates between 1892 and 1897.
Major Paul Eave Divine was born to Dr. John Washington and Mary Adelaide "Ada" (Newlee) Divine in 1871. He was one of nine children. Divine began his career working for Walter P. Brownlow during his first term in office as a U.S. Representative from Tenn. (1897-1901). Divine went on to work with the National Soldiers' Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Jonesboro, Tennessee. He formed the legal firm Guinn and Divine with David M. Guinn in Johnson City, Tennessee on May 20, 1911. On September 27, 1906 Divine married Lulu Belle Milburn (1881-1955), daughter of William Elbert Franklin (1844-1925) and Florence Ella (Williams) Milburn (1859-1910). Paul and Lulu Divine had three daughters: Josephine (Divine) Brandt (1908-1971), Milburn Adelaide Sis (1909-2001), and Florence Ellen (Divine) Miller (1916-1997). Paul Divine passed way in 1935 and is buried in Greene County, Tenn.
The letters are arranged chronologically by date written.