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Collection Number: 04942

Collection Title: Hassell Family Papers (#4942) 1924-1964

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Size About 250 items (1.0 linear feet)
Abstract Hassell family members include Eva Hassell Hackney Bonner (d. 1975), who was born in Washington, N.C., but lived in Washington, D.C. Her husband, Herbert Covington Bonner (1891-1965), was secretary to Representative Lindsay C. Warren (D., N.C.) and was elected to fill Warren's seat in the United States Congress after Warren resigned in 1940. Other family members were Eva Hackney Hargrave (1909-1941), Eva Bonner's daughter from a previous marriage, who married C. Hamilton Hargrave (1908-1984), general manager of the Carolina Panel Company in Lexington, N.C., and Eva Bonner's sister, Mary Clyde Hassell, who lived for a time in California, but later moved to Washington, D.C. Papers of the Hassell family include letters discussing family affairs to, from, and among Eva Hassell Hackney Bonner, her daughter Eva Hackney Hargrave, and Eva Bonner's sister, Mary Clyde Hassell. Also included are letters from an American Foreign Legion Pilgrimage to Europe made by Herbert and Eva Bonner in 1937 and a diary Eva Bonner kept during a 1934 trip to Europe. Diary entries chiefly record visits to museums and other tourist attractions, but there are also a few entries about visiting Berlin and observing Nazi activities. Also included are a few picture postcards and photographs.
Creator Hassell family.
Language English.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Charles Clement Hargrave of Lexington, N.C., in February 1997 (Acc. 97014).
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Hassell family members include Eva Hassell Hackney Bonner (d. 1975), who was born in Washington, N.C., but lived in Washington, D.C. Her husband, Herbert Covington Bonner (1891-1965), was secretary to Representative Lindsay C. Warren (D., N.C.) and was elected to fill Warren's seat in the United States Congress after Warren resigned in 1940. Other family members were Eva Hackney Hargrave (1909-1941), Eva Bonner's daughter from a previous marriage, who married C. Hamilton Hargrave (1908-1984), general manager of the Carolina Panel Company in Lexington, N.C., and Eva Bonner's sister, Mary Clyde Hassell, who lived for a time in California, but later moved to Washington, D.C.

Eva Hackney Hargrave and C. Hamilton Hargrave had three children: C. Hamilton Hargrave, Jr., Charles Clement Hargrave, and Eva Hargrave Smith.

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Papers of the Hassell family include letters discussing family affairs to, from, and among Eva Hassell Hackney Bonner, her daughter Eva Hackney Hargrave, and Eva Bonner's sister, Mary Clyde Hassell. Also included are letters from an American Foreign Legion Pilgrimage to Europe made by Herbert and Eva Bonner in 1937 and a diary Eva Bonner kept during a 1934 trip to Europe. Diary entries chiefly record visits to museums and other tourist attractions, but there are also a few entries about visiting Berlin and observing Nazi activities. Also included are a few picture postcards and photographs.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Bonner, Eva Hassell Hackney, 1925-1964.

About 160 items.

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10 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

In 1937, Herbert C. Bonner and Eva Hassell Hackney Bonner traveled to Europe on an American Foreign Legion Pilgrimage. This subseries contains letters from friends at home and a introduction letter for the couple from the Secretary of State Cordell Hull.

Folder 9

American Foreign Legion Pilgrimage, 1937 #04942, Subseries: "1.2. American Legion Foreign Pilgrimage, 1937. " Folder 9

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13 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters and telegrams to Eva Hassell Hackney Bonner from her husband, her sister, and her friends. Also included is a letter of introduction from Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Eva Bonner travelled with a group to Europe in 1934 and kept a travel diary of her experiences. She recorded in this diary that in Berlin "there are always soldiers of some kind around or marching. 100,000 are Hitler's Guard, the others appear to be Storm Troops ... ." She also recorded seeing "the crowd welcoming Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's right hand man and Minister of Propagranda. Hundreds of people waited hours to see him all giving the Nazi sign many times ... ." However, most of the diary entries decribe museums and works of art rather than political happenings. She also collected postcards of the places she visited and took notes about the place upon the backs of the cards.

Folder 10

Letters #04942, Subseries: "1.3. Grand European Tour, 1934. " Folder 10

Folder 11

Postcards #04942, Subseries: "1.3. Grand European Tour, 1934. " Folder 11

Folder 12

Travel Diary #04942, Subseries: "1.3. Grand European Tour, 1934. " Folder 12

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse 2. Hargrave, Eva Hackney, 1925-1926.

10 items.

Letters to Eva Hackney Hargrave before she married, including come from an admirer named Bill Windley. Also included are booklets from the Hi-Y Banquet, 1925, and the Junior-Senior Banquet, 1926, signed with messages from Eva Hackney Hargrave's friends lamenting her absence from these events.

Folder 13

Hargrave, Eva Hackney #04942, Series: " 2. Hargrave, Eva Hackney, 1925-1926. " Folder 13

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About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters to Mary Clyde Hassell from her mother containing family news.

Folder 14

1906 #04942, Series: "3. Hassell, Mary Clyde, 1906-1907." Folder 14

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

1907 #04942, Series: "3. Hassell, Mary Clyde, 1906-1907." Folder 15-16

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse 4. Early 20th-Century Photographs, undated.

34 items.

Photographs of unidentified people and places. One photograph is labeled "results of war"; others are labeled "CCH," probably for Charles Clement Hargrave.

P-4942/1-34. Photographs. #04942, Series: " 4. Early 20th-Century Photographs, undated. " Folder 15-16

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Items separated include: P-4942/1-34, SF-P-4942/1 (tintype).

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