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Kathryn Worth Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1440

Kathryn Worth wrote nineteen of the letters and cards in this collection to her publicist and friend Helen Fay. In them, she thanks Fay for her work and her kindness, tells stories about her daughter Josephine, and occasionally refers to her books. One letter, dated February 13, 1949, refuses a visit from Fay due to intense spiritual struggle beyond her inherent shyness. The collection also houses a letter from Esther to Fay dated June 22, 1960.

Dates

  • 1943 April 2-1952 December

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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Kathryn Worth wrote nineteen of the letters and cards in this collection to her publicist and friend Helen Fay. In them, she thanks Fay for her work and her kindness, tells stories about her daughter Josephine, and occasionally refers to her books. One letter, dated February 13, 1949, refuses a visit from Fay due to intense spiritual struggle beyond her inherent shyness. The collection also houses a letter from Esther to Fay dated June 22, 1960.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kathryn Worth was born on August 23, 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina to James Spencer and Josephine (McBryde) Worth. She was a descendent of Jonathan Worth, the Union governor of North Carolina between 1865 and 1868. Worth married Walter Clyde Curry in 1927, and the couple's one daughter, Josephine, was born on March 29, 1929. The family lived in Nashville, Tennessee, where Kathryn (Worth) Curry published several children's novels and works of poetry. She died on January 21, 1969.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these letters in 1987.

Repository Details

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

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