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Collection Number: 02632

Collection Title: Margaret Dashiell Papers, 1921-1948

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Dashiell of Richmond, Va., was an illustrator of scenes in Richmond, Va., Charleston, S.C., and New Orleans, La.; an importer of French fashion prints; and a business woman. Correspondence, 1921-1948, with various literary and artistic figures, including Ellen Glasgow; watercolor illustrations; poems; and French fashion prints, 1798-1914.
Creator Dashiell, Margaret, 1869-1958.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Margaret Dashiell Papers #2632, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Margaret Dashiell of Richmond, Va., 1943-1948.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Correspondence, 1921-1948, with various literary and artistic figures, including Ellen Glasgow; watercolor illustrations; poems; and French fashion prints, 1798-1914.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Writings, 1921-1948.

42 items.

Letters written to Margaret Dashiell and two undated manuscripts, "The Archbishop's Garden" and "Confederate Capital" both short stories for children, the former with four watercolor illustrations.

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1921-1948 #02632, Series: "1. Correspondence and Writings, 1921-1948." Folder 1

Folder 2

Manuscripts #02632, Series: "1. Correspondence and Writings, 1921-1948." Folder 2

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429 items.

A collection of Dashiell's watercolors to be used as illustrations in her books and French fashion prints from her import business in Richmond.

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66 items.

Watercolors primarily of race relations in Richmond, Charleston, and New Orleans. Many are of African-American servants tending white children. Some include quotes from Dashiell's stories. Also included are watercolors of Civil War veterans residing in the Soldier's Home and from a reunion at Hotel Jefferson in Richmond, 1922.

Folder 3-5

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Watercolors of people #02632, Subseries: "2.1. Watercolors, Undated." Folder 3-5

Folder 6

Watercolors of veterans, 1922 #02632, Subseries: "2.1. Watercolors, Undated." Folder 6

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-2632/1

Oversize watercolors #02632, Subseries: "2.1. Watercolors, Undated." OPF-2632/1

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5 items.

Books and scrapbooks of Margaret Dashiell.

Folder 15

Volume 1: 1920, 47 pp. #02632, Series: "3. Volumes, 1806-1942." Folder 15

Spanish Moss and English Myrtle, a book of poems by Dashiell.

Folder 16

Volume 2: Undated, 160 pp. #02632, Series: "3. Volumes, 1806-1942." Folder 16

Sketch and note book of Margaret Dashiell containing poems and illustrations.

Folder 17

Volume 3: 1942, 39 pp. #02632, Series: "3. Volumes, 1806-1942." Folder 17

Richmond Reverie, short story for children by Margaret Dashiell.

Folder 18

Volume 4: 1806-1914, 114 pp. #02632, Series: "3. Volumes, 1806-1942." Folder 18

Scrapbook of fashion prints compiled by Dashiell.

Folder 19

Volume 5: Undated, 18 items #02632, Series: "3. Volumes, 1806-1942." Folder 19

Christmas cards containing poems written each year by Virginia Lyne Tunstall.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, March 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2010

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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