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Maude A. Howdershell and Milton F. Kerrick Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.481

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Scope and Contents

Letters, 1909-1919 between Maude A. Howdershell and Milton F. Kerrick, a courting couple of Alexandria, Virginia who were engaged toward the later part of their correspondence. Milton F. Kerrick seems to have worked for a railroad since at least one letter-head is that of a railroad brotherhood.


  • Creation: 1909-1919


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Biographical / Historical

Maude Amanda Howdershell, born December 24, 1889 in Alexandria City, Virginia; died September 29, 1980. Wife of Milton Fristoe Kerrick and mother to Elizabeth “Bette” Amanda Kerrick. Milton Fristoe Kerrick, birthdate unknown, died 1941. He was an employee, notably a brakeman in 1902, a baggagemaster in 1907, and a flagman in 1919, of Southern Railway, member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and a Knights Templar.


0.20 Linear Feet

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Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed in October 2009 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist. Further arranged and described by Peter Klicker, SCRC Staff, in December 2009.

Guide to the Maude A. Howdershell and Milton F. Kerrick Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter, Peter Klicker.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository