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Frances Beckwith Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00079

  • Staff Only

Content Description

175 handwritten letters written by Frances Beckwith to her sister Emma Louise, during three trips to Europe between 1926 and 1935, and in New York in 1950. Beckwith was traveling alone after retiring at the age of 45. The letters describe her travels, the people staying in hotels and pensions with her, and the events and locations she visited, especially churches. Beckwith is very critical, and frequently makes racist and anti-Semitic comments and comparisons.

Dates

  • 1926-1950
  • Majority of material found in 1926-1935

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Language

English

Title
Guide to the Frances Beckwith Letters
Author
Christina R. Luers, CA
Date
2018-03-28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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