George Washington Carver / Slagle Family

 

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Repository: Western Carolina University Hunter Library Special Collections
Creator:  Descendants of Harriet Slagle Setser
Title: George Washington Carver / Slagle Family Collection, 1924 - 1936
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Hunter Library Special Collections.
Abstract: Primarily correspondence from George Washington Carver to Mrs. Jesse Henry (Margaret Gillispie) Slagle and Dr. Thomas Dickey (Dick) Slagle.
   Correspondence, envelopes, clippings, and pamphlets.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet

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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Washington Carver / Slagle Family Collection, Special Collections, Western Carolina University Hunter Library, Cullowhee, NC, USA.

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Acquisitions Information

Gift.

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Processing Information

Processed by George Frizzell, February, 1998
Encoded by Brian Sealy, December, 2005

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Biographical Note

George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was a noted African-American educator and agricultural scientist who was associated with Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in Macon County, Alabama for most of his career. The Slagle family resided in Jackson County, North Carolina at the time of their correspondence with Carver.

 

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Content and Scope

Twenty-five (25) pieces of correspondence from George Washington Carver to Mrs. Jesse Henry (Margaret Gillispie) Slagle and Dr. Thomas Dickey (Dick) Slagle, dating from 1924-1936. Also, twenty-two (22) mail envelopes accompanying the correspondence; a letter concerning the Slagle family and Rev. Deal; clippings; and three (3) pamphlets printed in 1924 ("Studies with Phytosterols," "Experiment Station Record," "Some Natural Violet Hybrids of North America").

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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following subject headings in online catalogs.

Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943.

Slagle family.

Slagle, Mrs. Jesse Henry (Margaret Gillispie).

Slagle, Thomas Dickey.

Deal, Rev.

Jackson County (N.C.)--History

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Detailed Description of the Materials

 
Correspondence, 1924-1936
Geo. W. Carver to Mrs. H. Slagle, September 20, 1924
2 pp. on 1 sheet
Geo. W. Carver to Mrs. H. Slagle, September 21, 1924
2 pp. on 1 sheet
Geo. W. Carver to Mrs. J.H. Slagle, September 29, 1924 and "Later" (postscript)
5 pp. on 2.5 sheets
Geo. W. Carver to "My dear Mrs. Slagle", February 2, 1925
2 pp. on 0.5 sheet
Geo. W. Carver to Mrs. J. H. Slagle, April 2, 1925
5 pp. on 2.5 sheets
Geo. W. Carver to "My very dear friend Mrs. Slagle", July 25, 1925
4 pp. on 2 sheets
Geo. W. Carver to "My dearest boy 'Dick'", September 1, 1925
2 pp. on 2 sheets
Geo. W. Carver to "My esteemed friend Mrs. Slagle", April 14, 1926
6 pp. on 2.5 sheets
Geo. W. Carver to "My dear friend Mrs. Slagle",August 19, 1926
4 pp. on 2 sheets
Geo. W. Carver to "My esteemed friend Mrs. Slagle", October 15, 1926
4 pp. on 1.5 sheets
G.W. Carver to "My dearest boy 'Dick'", February 1, 1927
6 pp. on 2.5 sheets
Geo. W. Carver to "My dear friend Mrs. Slagle", January 8, 1928
4 pp. on 2 sheets
G.W. Carver to "My dear Mrs. Slagle", March 17, 1928
2 pp. on 0.5 sheet
G.W. Carver to "My very dear friend, Mrs. Slagle",March 20, 1928
4 pp. on 1.5 sheets
G.W. Carver to "My dearest boy Dick", August 31, 1928
2 pp. on 1 sheet
G.W. Carver to "My very dear friend Mrs. Slagle", September 8, 1928
2 pp. on 1 sheet
G.W. Carver to "My esteemed friend, Mrs. Slagle", September 10, 1928
2 pp. on 1 sheet
G.W. Carver to "My very dear friend Mrs. Slagle", October 9, 1928
2 pp. on 0.5 sheet
G.W. Carver to "My very dear friend Mrs. Slagle", October 30, 1928
4 pp. on 1.5 sheets
G.W. Carver to [no name on heading], January 1, 1929
1 p. on 0.5 sheet
G.W. Carver to "My very, very dear friend Mrs. Slagle", February 23, 1929
2 pp. on 1 sheet
G.W. Carver to "My very, very dear friend Mrs. Slagle", December 29, 1929
3 pp. on 2 sheets
G.W. Carver to "My very dear friend Mrs. Slagle", May 15, 1931
2 pp. on 1 sheet
G.W. Carver to Mrs. Henry Slagle, June 15, 1936
1 p. on 1 sheet
[note: typed letter, signed by Dr. Carver]
Geo. W. Carver "To my dear boy 'Dick'", no date, Christmas Greetings
1 p. on 0.5 sheet
S.W. Siler "letter" about Rev. Deal, copied by Mrs. J.H. Slagle, February 19, 1924
Twenty-two (22) mail envelopes, 1924-1936  
Clippings
"T.D. Slagle Dies at 66; Jackson County Surgeon"
"Consider the Sweet Potato", [1925]
Lawrence E. Wood, "Mountain Memories"
Pamphlets, 1924
"Studies with Phytosterols." New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, N.Y. Technical Bulletin No. 108, September 1924
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Experiments Stations, "Experiment Station Record." Vol. 51, no. 7., November 1924. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1924.
Ezra Brainerd; introduction by G.P. Burns. "Some Natural Violet Hybrids of North America. Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletin 239, July 1924.

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