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Box 3

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Box 3

 File — Box: 3
Identifier: id290244
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists mostly of love letters between Ella-May Abbott of New Orleans, Louisiana and Walter James Rathbun who is based in ship ports in the United States, Europe, Nicaragua and the Panama Canal Zone.  Letters from Walter Rathbun’s Mother, Mrs. J. Baird of Floral Park, New Jersey and other family members are included. Ella-May and Walter begin a correspondence courtship in 1916, then breakup in 1919. They begin writing to each other again in 1926 and finally marry...

Correspondence, 1928 April-May

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: id290247
Scope and Contents

Ella-May writes about the murder of the negro foreman at the Logging Camp by Supt. Roy Byrd and how frightened her mother is.  Walter's Mother visits him in Nicaragua.

Correspondence, 1928 September-November

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: id290250
Scope and Contents

Walter works from Rotterdam, Holland and is Captain of the S.S. Sacandego. He travels to and from the United States, mainly to Northeast ports. Walter and Ella-May continue writing their daily letters when apart, but they have more opportunities to see each other. They spend the months of June - September with each other. Walter is talking to a lawyer about the possibility that his first divorce wasn't final before he married the Brazilian wife, which means the 2nd marriage wasn't legal.

Correspondence, 1928 December

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 3
Identifier: id290253
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists mostly of love letters between Ella-May Abbott of New Orleans, Louisiana and Walter James Rathbun who is based in ship ports in the United States, Europe, Nicaragua and the Panama Canal Zone.  Letters from Walter Rathbun’s Mother, Mrs. J. Baird of Floral Park, New Jersey and other family members are included. Ella-May and Walter begin a correspondence courtship in 1916, then breakup in 1919. They begin writing to each other again in 1926 and finally marry...

Correspondence, 1929 January

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: id290256
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists mostly of love letters between Ella-May Abbott of New Orleans, Louisiana and Walter James Rathbun who is based in ship ports in the United States, Europe, Nicaragua and the Panama Canal Zone.  Letters from Walter Rathbun’s Mother, Mrs. J. Baird of Floral Park, New Jersey and other family members are included. Ella-May and Walter begin a correspondence courtship in 1916, then breakup in 1919. They begin writing to each other again in 1926 and finally marry...

Correspondence, 1929 February

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 5
Identifier: id290259
Scope and Contents

Walter still works from Rotterdam, Holland and is Captain of the S.S. Sacandego.

Correspondence, 1929 March-April

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 6
Identifier: id290262
Scope and Contents

Ella-May gives her opinion on race as a reaction to the book "Africa-Slave or Free."  She moves into her own apartment in New Orleans.  The last time she saw Walter was on October 21, 1928.  She's going to New Jersey to meet him and stay with his Mother.

Correspondence, 1929 May-June

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 7
Identifier: id290265
Scope and Contents

Walter talks of his two marriages.

Correspondence, 1929 July

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 8
Identifier: id290268
Scope and Contents

Ella-May visits Walter in New Jersey and later writes him about an incident with his Mother and states "never, never ask me to see her again..." She writes about the rail strike and the police, scabs and people killed.