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Stith Family Genealogy Collection

Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2010.428
Working papers and correspondence of Estie Stith Crabbe in preparation for a book on the genealogy of the Stith Family, Hardaway Family and collateral families.  Includes research notes, typed transcriptions of research material and correspondence with professional genealogists, researchers from her family and Stith Family members from all over the United States.  Estie Stith Crabbe typed transcriptions of much of her research, including many letters she received from researchers and Stith Family contacts.  Some personal correspondence and papers are included.


  • 1868-1967
  • Majority of material found in 1932 - 1967


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


7.50 Linear Feet

Biographical Information:

Estie Malinda (Stith) Crabbe was born March 12, 1887 in Jasper County, MO to James Richard and Ophelia Haynes Stith. She married Benjamin Franklin Crabbe in 1920 in Seattle, WA. She died May 1982 in Seattle, WA. She spent much of her adult life researching her Stith Family and collateral lines.

Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged in series:  Correspondence, Stith Ancestors, Family Names, Research, Publications and Personal Papers.

Custodial History:

Laura Stith Strike received the collection from her father's estate and gave them to the Irving Public Library in Irving, Texas.  Irving Public Library gave them to The College of William and Mary because of a Stith Family connection with the College:  William Stith, was the President of the College of William Mary from 1752–1755.  Irving Public Library informed the donor that the collection was given to the College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information:


Processing Information:

Processed by Anne Johnson in October 2014.
Guide to the Stith Family Genealogy Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant.
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository