unc logo

Collection Number: 04482

Collection Title: Antonina Hansell Looker Papers, 1836-1987

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the FAQ section for more information.


expand/collapse Expand/collapse Collection Overview

Size 24.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 13,000 items)
Abstract Antonina Hansell Looker was an author, teacher, and psychiatric worker of Atlanta and Lakemont, Rabun County, Ga., and New York City. Antonina worked as an assistant to various psychiatrists in New York in the late 1930s, and, with her second husband, published a novel, Revolt, in 1967. Her first husband was John Elwood Macdonald of Frogmore, with whom she had a son James Ross Macdonald. Correspondence, writings, financial and legal papers, clippings, diaries, genealogical materials, pictures, and other items documenting Antonina's work as a writer, her work in psychology, her personal and family relationships, her financial and legal affairs, her medical history, and her interests in genealogy. Much material relates to the effects of aging on Antonina and other members of her family. Correspondents include author Leo Buscaglia, poet Howard Nemerov, English professor Howard Mumford Jones, and historian C. Vann Woodward. Psychology materials include papers relating to Antonina's work with servicemen in a Red Cross hospital in Hawaii during World War II and with disturbed children in the 1930s and 1940s, including letters documenting her association with Benjamin Spock and items about her use of music therapy. Antonina's interest in dream therapy is shown in her 1934 dream journal and in her collection of the dreams of others. Also included are materials relating to Antonina's exploration of meditation and psychic power. Family history materials include 19th-century family correspondence of the Looker, Austin, Hansell, and related families, including several letters from William Hansell written during his service in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama in the Civil War. Also included are some papers of Antonina's cousin Atlanta lawyer and writer Edward R. Austin and second husband Reginald Earle Looker.
Creator Looker, Antonina Hansell, 1898-1987.
Language English
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Information For Users

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 Antonina Hansell Looker Papers #4482, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from James Ross Macdonald of Chapel Hill, N.C., in June 1987, July 1994, November 1996, May 1997, June 1997, and March 1998.
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.
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subject Headings

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.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Biographical Information

Antonina Jones Hansell was born 23 February 1898 in Atlanta, Ga., the daughter of Andrew Jackson Hansell and Annis Elise Compton Hansell.

Antonina (known variously as Nina, Tony, and Toni) grew up in Atlanta and attended school there. From a very early age, she wanted to be a writer. Throughout her life, she wrote short stories, poems, and novels, but was largely unsuccessful in getting her work published.

After she finished high school, Antonina Hansell began teaching French. During World War I, she taught at Fort MacPherson and at Camp Gordon, both in Georgia. She also taught for three years at Mrs. Lovett's Private School in Atlanta. In 1918, she took a certificate at the Harvard Summer School in Cambridge, Mass.

In 1920, Antonina Hansell married John Elwood (Jack) Macdonald of Frogmore, South Carolina. They had a son James Ross (Ross) Macdonald in 1923. Jack and Antonina were divorced in 1933. After the divorce, Antonina began using her maiden name again.

In the late 1920s, Antonina Hansell began working as a psychiatric aide in private duty and in public institutions in Atlanta, as well as in the northeast. From 1929 to 1931, she worked at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. While there, she attended the Pennsylvania School of Social Work. Returning to Atlanta, she was an assistant to Dr. W. W. Young from 1933 to 1934. She also took a course in psychological testing at Emory University and taught courses at the YMCA.

Around 1935, Antonina Hansell decided to move to New York City, hoping to earn the money she would need to send Ross, who had been living in Georgia with his maternal grandparents, to a boarding school. The issue of Ross's schooling caused much conflict between Jack Macdonald and Antonina.

In New York, Antonina studied with Bernard Gluek, Alfred Adler, and others. However, she never actually received a degree in any discipline from any institution.

For six months in 1935, Antonina was the director of Psychiatric Social Service at Lenox Hill Hospital. In 1940, she worked at the National Hospital for Speech Disorders. Also in 1940, she organized a school called the Children's Group and was its director until 1942. From 1941 to 1942, she was a part time aide at the Walt Whitman School. Apparently during this time, Antonina Hansell did some work with Benjamin Spock.

In 1944, Antonina went to work in a naval hospital in Hawaii as a Red Cross volunteer. There she met Colonel Reginald Earle (Look) Looker. They were married in 1947.

The Lookers decided to settle at Hill House, Antonina's mother's home in Lakemont, Rabun County, Georgia. There, they hoped to support themselves by writing books. Earle Looker was already a published author, having written the non-fiction bestseller The White House Gang, which described the adventures of Theodore Roosevelt's children with whom Looker played as a child.

The Lookers' efforts to collaborate on novels largely failed. They did get one of their novels, called Revolt, published in England in 1967. Because it concerned what might have happened if the South had won the Civil War, no American publisher would take the project on, possibly because of the racial unrest at the time.

Since the Lookers could not support themselves by writing, they were largely supported by Antonina's mother and son.

In 1976, Earle Looker died of lung cancer. Antonina continued to live at Hill House alone until she accidentally drowned on 30 January 1987.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Scope and Content

Correspondence, writings, financial and legal papers, clippings, diaries, genealogical materials, pictures, and other items documenting Antonina Hansell Looker's work as a writer, her work in psychology, her personal and family relationships, her financial and legal affairs, her medical history, and her interests in genealogy. Much material relates to the effects of aging on Looker and other members of her family. Correspondents include author Leo Buscaglia, poet Howard Nemerov, English professor Howard Mumford Jones, and historian C. Vann Woodward. Psychology materials include papers relating to Antonina's work with servicemen in a Red Cross hospital in Hawaii during World War II and with disturbed children in the 1930s and 1940s, including letters documenting her association with Benjamin Spock and items about her use of music therapy. Looker's interest in dream therapy is shown in her 1934 dream journal and in her collection of the dreams of others. Also included are materials relating to Looker's exploration of meditation and psychic power. Family history materials include 19th-century family correspondence of the Looker, Austin, Hansell, and related families, including several letters from William Hansell written during his service in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama in the Civil War. Also included are some papers of Looker's cousin Atlanta lawyer and writer Edward R. Austin and second husband Reginald Earle Looker.

Back to Top

Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series Quick Links

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986.

About 5,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Personal correspondence between Antonina Hansell Looker (many of them written as Antonina Hansell), and her family and friends, consisting chiefly of incoming letters, some original outgoing letters, and typed carbon copies of outgoing letters. Also included is family correspondence between other members of Antonina's family. Undated letters are filed at the end of the series. Most of the correspondence from Antonina Looker to her son, James Ross Macdonald, and his family, is located in Subseries 7.2. Note that there is other correspondence of Antonina in Subseries 2.1 and Series 5.

1910-1919 Letters from family members, friends, soldiers whom Antonina met while teaching French during World War I, students, and lovers. Correspondents include Dick Edmunds, an early boyfriend; John Elwood (Jack) Macdonald, Hansell's fiancee (and future husband); John Stuart Dudley, a boyfriend attending Harvard Law School; Ethel Tye, a childhood friend attending Smith College; Edwin Davies, an admiring biplane trainee in Memphis; Homer Nicholson, a doting Army officer cousin; John Wilcox (Willie) Anderson, an old boyfriend who was killed while serving in France; Phil Brumblett, an army officer in France; and various admirers, friends, and family members. Although Hansell was virtually engaged to a soldier, Robert (Bobbie) Burrows, in 1918, all letters from him were burned after an apparently bitter break-up that is not well documented in these papers. Letters in this series discuss Antonina's hospitalization for appendicitis in 1917, her experience at Harvard Summer School in 1918, her intended engagement to Robert Burrows, and her actual engagement to Jack Macdonald. Since there are very few letters written by Antonina herself, however, these letters circumscribe her life rather than narrate it. Those written by Antonina are chiefly letters to Jack Macdonald, her first husband. In these letters, she looked forward to married life; few details of her daily life are revealed. Letters written to Antonina often discuss college and military life. For example, Ethel Tye wrote of the winters in Northampton, Mass., as well as of her studies at Smith College. Edwin Davies wrote of his experiences flying (and crashing) biplanes at an army airfield in Memphis. Stuart Dudley, a highly stylistic writer, discussed law school and army life. Brumblett, Anderson, and Nicholson wrote from Somewhere in France, describing war activities, including, in Anderson's case, leading patrols through no-man's land.
1920-1929 The few letters from this period provide only scant details about Antonina's marriage to Jack Macdonald and about the birth of their son James Ross (Ross) Macdonald. Of particular interest is a letter from Howard Mumford Jones, an English professor at the University of North Carolina and later at Harvard, who was Antonina's mentor. Stuart Dudley continued to correspond in the early 1920s, as did Raymond Vetter, a musician who, like, Dudley, continued to admire Antonina despite her married state. Letters from Noel Seddon, whose correspondence continued for the next half century, indicate a possible love affair in 1922.
1930-1939 Letters from Antonina's mother Elise Hansell; her son Ross Macdonald; her husband Jack Macdonald, whom she had divorced; various psychiatrists under whom she worked; friends; lovers; and others. Correspondents of particular note are her mentor Howard Mumford Jones; noted historian C. Vann Woodward; Nils Hersloff, a psychiatrist with whom Antonina had an amorous relationship; Russell Potter, director of the Institute of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University; Edward Richards, a poet and professor of English at Columbia University; and Ernest (Pico) Heller, who worked for Electro Spark, Inc., in New York City. Correspondence documents Antonina's work with emotionally disturbed children, her move from Georgia to New York City, her relationships with various suitors, and her conflict with Jack Macdonald over the schooling of their son.
1940-1949 Both Antonina's mother and her son Ross, who was in college, wrote frequently in the 1940s while Antonina was in New York and in Hawaii. Other frequent correspondents were Russell Potter; Reginald Earle Looker, whom she married in 1947; and various soldiers whom she met in Hawaii during World War II.
1950-1959 Chiefly correspondence between Antonina and her son Ross and his wife Margaret Taylor (Peg) Macdonald. Also included are a few some letters from friends and others. In the 1950s, family and domestic matters are the primary topics. The letters document the Lookers' move back to Georgia, the births of Ross and Peg Macdonald's children, and the failing health of Antonina's mother.
1960-1969 Chiefly correspondence between Antonina and various members of her family. In addition to letters from Ross and Peg Macdonald, there are many letters from Antonina's niece Anne Crane Pritchett and from Earle Looker's daughters Edith Mitchell and Karen Hyde. Russell Potter, C. Vann Woodward, Ernest Heller, John Stuart Dudley, Edward R. Richards, and Howard Mumford Jones all continued to correspond with Antonina in the 1960s and 1970s. Correspondence from the 1960s also documents the death of Antonina's mother in 1960, the Lookers' efforts to gain compensation after they inhaled carbon tetrachloride in 1962, their bout with hepatitis in 1962, various other illnesses, the publication of Revolt in 1966, and their trip to England in 1967.
1970-1979 Correspondence from the 1970s documents very thoroughly the effects of aging on Antonina, her family, and friends. Much of the correspondence deals with cancer--Antonina's breast cancer in 1975, which resulted in a double mastectomy; Earle Looker's death from lung cancer; and the deaths of their friends Russell Potter and Dorothy Botts from cancer. Letters also document the conflict between Ross Macdonald and his mother over his financial support of her. There are also many other letters from friends, which deal with the problems of caring for the elderly and the stress it causes in families. During this time, Antonina corresponded with Kate Edwards, the Atlanta portrait painter; Helen Bullard, who was deeply involved in Atlanta politics; and Chuck Doughty, director of the Children's Theater of Atlanta. There are also letters written to Antonina's granddaughter Nina Macdonald from a soldier about his experiences in the Vietnam War (folder 167).
1980-1986 Letters are chiefly family correspondence. The substance and quantity of correspondence begins to diminish in the 1980s. Correspondents of note are author Leo Buscaglia (20 October 1982) and Howard Nemerov, poet and professor at Washington University.
Folder 1

1910-1913 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 1

Folder 2-4

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

1914 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 2-4

Folder 5

1915-1916 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 5

Folder 10

1917 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 10

Folder 11-13

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

1918 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 11-13

Folder 14-16

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

1919 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 14-16

Folder 17-19

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

1920 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 17-19

Folder 20

1921-1929 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 20

Folder 21

1930-1934 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 21

Folder 22-23

Folder 22

Folder 23

1935 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 22-23

Folder 24-25

Folder 24

Folder 25

1936 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 24-25

Folder 26-27

Folder 26

Folder 27

1937 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 26-27

Folder 28-31

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

1938 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 28-31

Folder 32-35

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

1939 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 32-35

Folder 36

1930s #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 36

Folder 37-40

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

1940 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 37-40

Folder 41-43

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

1941 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 41-43

Folder 44-46

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

1942 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 44-46

Folder 47-48

Folder 47

Folder 48

1943 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 47-48

Folder 49-58

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

1944 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 49-58

Folder 59-69

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Folder 69

1945 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 59-69

Folder 70-75

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

Folder 75

1946 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 70-75

Folder 76-82

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

1947 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 76-82

Folder 83-85

Folder 83

Folder 84

Folder 85

1948 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 83-85

Folder 86-88

Folder 86

Folder 87

Folder 88

1949 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 86-88

Folder 89

1940s #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 89

Folder 90-92

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

1950 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 90-92

Folder 93-95

Folder 93

Folder 94

Folder 95

1951 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 93-95

Folder 96-98

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

1952 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 96-98

Folder 99-100

Folder 99

Folder 100

1953 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 99-100

Folder 101-102

Folder 101

Folder 102

1954 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 101-102

Folder 103-107

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

1955 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 103-107

Folder 108-111

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

1956 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 108-111

Folder 112-114

Folder 112

Folder 113

Folder 114

1957 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 112-114

Folder 115-116

Folder 115

Folder 116

1958 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 115-116

Folder 117-120

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

1959 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 117-120

Folder 121-127

Folder 121

Folder 122

Folder 123

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

1960 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 121-127

Folder 128-134

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

Folder 132

Folder 133

Folder 134

1961 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 128-134

Folder 135-139

Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

Folder 138

Folder 139

1962 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 135-139

Folder 140-142

Folder 140

Folder 141

Folder 142

1963 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 140-142

Folder 143-146

Folder 143

Folder 144

Folder 145

Folder 146

1964 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 143-146

Folder 147-150

Folder 147

Folder 148

Folder 149

Folder 150

1965 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 147-150

Folder 151-155

Folder 151

Folder 152

Folder 153

Folder 154

Folder 155

1966 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 151-155

Folder 156-159

Folder 156

Folder 157

Folder 158

Folder 159

1967 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 156-159

Folder 160

1968 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 160

Folder 161-163

Folder 161

Folder 162

Folder 163

1969 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 161-163

Folder 164-166

Folder 164

Folder 165

Folder 166

1970 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 164-166

Folder 167-169

Folder 167

Folder 168

Folder 169

1971 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 167-169

Folder 170-173

Folder 170

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

1972 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 170-173

Folder 174-181

Folder 174

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Folder 178

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

1973 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 174-181

Folder 182-187

Folder 182

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

Folder 187

1974 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 182-187

Folder 188-191

Folder 188

Folder 189

Folder 190

Folder 191

1975 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 188-191

Folder 192-195

Folder 192

Folder 193

Folder 194

Folder 195

1976 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 192-195

Folder 196-197

Folder 196

Folder 197

1977 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 196-197

Folder 198-201

Folder 198

Folder 199

Folder 200

Folder 201

1978 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 198-201

Folder 202-204

Folder 202

Folder 203

Folder 204

1979 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 202-204

Folder 205-206

Folder 205

Folder 206

1980 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 205-206

Folder 207-208

Folder 207

Folder 208

1981 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 207-208

Folder 209-210

Folder 209

Folder 210

1982 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 209-210

Folder 211-212

Folder 211

Folder 212

1983 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 211-212

Folder 213-214

Folder 213

Folder 214

1984 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 213-214

Folder 215

1985 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 215

Folder 216

1986 #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 216

Folder 217-228

Folder 217

Folder 218

Folder 219

Folder 220

Folder 221

Folder 222

Folder 223

Folder 224

Folder 225

Folder 226

Folder 227

Folder 228

Undated #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 217-228

Folder 229

Undated from Russell Potter #04482, Series: "1. Personal Correspondence, 1910-1986." Folder 229

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Writings.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated.

About 120 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence between Antonina and her agent Nannine Joseph, and various publishers, writers, and writers'organizations. (Note that correspondence relating to individual works is filed with material relating to that work. Letters chronicle Antonina's attempts to publish short stories, novels, and poems. Included is correspondence with The World Who's Who of Authors,  Notable Americans, and other biographical publications about her inclusion in these works. Letters beginning 26 February 1979 concern her attempts to offer a cottage at her Hillhouse home as a writers' retreat and her plans to join the Ossabau Island Project, an artists' and writers' retreat off the coast of Georgia.

Folder 230

1939-1940 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 230

Folder 231

1941-1950 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 231

June 1955-July 1957 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 231

Folder 232

1951-1953 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 232

Folder 233

January 1954-April 1955 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 233

Folder 235

6 October 1957 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 235

Folder 236

31 October 1957-November 1957 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 236

Folder 237

1958-1960 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 237

Folder 238

1961-1967 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 238

Folder 239

1968-1971 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 239

Folder 240

1972 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 240

Folder 241

1974 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 241

Folder 242

1975-1977 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 242

Folder 243

1978-1979 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 243

Folder 244

1980-1983 #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 244

Folder 245-246

Folder 245

Folder 246

Undated #04482, Subseries: "2.1. General Literary Correspondence, 1939-1983and undated." Folder 245-246

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Novels, 1950-1980.

About 75 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title.

Notes, handwritten drafts, typescripts, and correspondence relating to Antonina's novels. She wrote "Allison," "The Governing Ghosts," "Linda," and "Scarsdale Story" by herself and collaborated with Earle Looker on "A Branch Cut Off," "Exalt This Valley,"  Revolt, "The Sinne of Love," "Slowly I Awoke," and "Stand Fast."  Revolt, for which there is no handwritten draft or typescript, is the only published novel.

Folder 247-251

Folder 247

Folder 248

Folder 249

Folder 250

Folder 251

"Allison" (see also "Exalt This Valley" and "Sinne of Love" for related novels) #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 247-251

Folder 252-265

Folder 252

Folder 253

Folder 254

Folder 255

Folder 256

Folder 257

Folder 258

Folder 259

Folder 260

Folder 261

Folder 262

Folder 263

Folder 264

Folder 265

"A Branch Cut Off" (also called "The Three Lives of Alan Rodney"; see also "Slowly I Awoke" and "Stand Fast" for related novels) #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 252-265

Folder 266-271

Folder 266

Folder 267

Folder 268

Folder 269

Folder 270

Folder 271

"Exalt This Valley" (see also "Allison" and "Sinne of Love" for related novels) #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 266-271

Folder 271-274

Folder 271

Folder 272

Folder 273

Folder 274

File 42 (see also Subseries 2.3: "Ironpants," "Luncheon at Luchow's," and "Opening Move.") #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 271-274

Folder 275-286

Folder 275

Folder 276

Folder 277

Folder 278

Folder 279

Folder 280

Folder 281

Folder 282

Folder 283

Folder 284

Folder 285

Folder 286

"The Governing Ghosts" (see also "Scarsdale Story"; Subseries 2.3, Subseries 2.5, [Diary 1958]; and Subseries 2.6 for related material) #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 275-286

Folder 287-288

Folder 287

Folder 288

"Linda" #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 287-288

Folder 289-290

Folder 289

Folder 290

Revolt #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 289-290

Folder 291-293

Folder 291

Folder 292

Folder 293

"Scarsdale Story" (see also "Governing Ghosts" and Subseries 2.2, Diaries [1958] for related material) #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 291-293

Folder 294-306

Folder 294

Folder 295

Folder 296

Folder 297

Folder 298

Folder 299

Folder 300

Folder 301

Folder 302

Folder 303

Folder 304

Folder 305

Folder 306

"The Sinne of Love" (see also "Allison" and "Exalt This Valley" for related novels) #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 294-306

Folder 307-312

Folder 307

Folder 308

Folder 309

Folder 310

Folder 311

Folder 312

"Slowly I Awoke" (see also "A Branch Cut Off" and "Stand Fast" for related novels) #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 307-312

Folder 313-318

Folder 313

Folder 314

Folder 315

Folder 316

Folder 317

Folder 318

"Stand Fast" (see also "A Branch Cut Off" and "Slowly I Awoke" for related novels) #04482, Subseries: "2.2. Novels, 1950-1980." Folder 313-318

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title.

Notes, handwritten drafts, typescripts, galley proofs, and correspondence relating to short stories written by Antonina with or without Earle Looker. Of special interest is correspondence with Benjamin Spock concerning "Play a Tune." Also of interest are Antonina's early short stories, written 1910-1911 (folders 357-360).

Folder 319

"Brian's House" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 319

Folder 320

"Chamber Music" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 320

Folder 321

"Chinese Nightingale" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 321

Folder 322

"The Coming of the Unicorn" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 322

Folder 323

"Concurrence" (under pseudonym Compton Shepard) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 323

Folder 324

"Far Island" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 324

Folder 325

"The Fledgling" (also called "You, Too, Can Be a Varmint's Mother") #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 325

Folder 326

"A Funny Story" (also called "Il Principino") #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 326

Folder 327

"Governing Ghosts" (see also Series 2.2 for novel with same title) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 327

Folder 328

"Greek Boy" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 328

Folder 329

"Green Hornets" (also lists pseudonym Elinor Gibbes) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 329

Folder 330-331

Folder 330

Folder 331

"Hero" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 330-331

Folder 332

"The Hour" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 332

Folder 333

"The Jack Knife" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 333

Folder 334

"Ironpants" (collaboration with Earle Looker) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 334

Folder 335

"The Last Unicorn" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 335

Folder 336

"Luncheon at Luchow's" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 336

Folder 337

"Never Weep" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 337

Folder 338

"Nobody in the Family" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 338

Folder 339

"Opening Move "(collaboration with Earle Looker) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 339

Folder 340-341

Folder 340

Folder 341

"Play a Tune" (correspondence includes letter from Benjamin Spock, 9 February 1959) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 340-341

Folder 342

"Prevailing Wind" (collaboration with Earle Looker) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 342

Folder 343

"Rich Man, Poor Man" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 343

Folder 344-345

Folder 344

Folder 345

"Scarab on 77th" (also called "Midnight in Manhattan") #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 344-345

Folder 346

"Splintered Swords" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 346

Folder 347

"Taggart's Tower" (collaboration with Earle Looker) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 347

Folder 348

"The Three Friends" (also called "Under the Roof") #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 348

Folder 349

"The Tight Rope" (under pseudonym Eva Everett) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 349

Folder 350

"Top Floor Rear" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 350

Folder 351

"To the Seven" (collaboration with Earle Looker) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 351

Folder 352

"The Tower" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 352

Folder 353

"Watch for the Morning" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 353

Folder 354

"The Whippet" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 354

Folder 355

"Wild Grapes" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 355

Folder 356

"Youth Is Your Happiest Time" #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 356

Folder 357-360

Folder 357

Folder 358

Folder 359

Folder 360

Miscellaneous Early Short Stories #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 357-360

Folder 361

Miscellaneous Short Story Material (includes untitled stories and correspondence) #04482, Subseries: "2.3. Short Stories, 1935-1981." Folder 361

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Poems, 1928-1966.

125 items.

Arrangement: by type of poem, with related correspondence attached.

Notes, handwritten drafts, typescripts, and correspondence relating to Antonina's poetry. Poetic genres include general lyrics, haiku, and sonnets. Of special interest is "You, the Single-Hearted," published in the New York Times, 26 September 1928.

Folder 362

General lyrics #04482, Subseries: "2.4. Poems, 1928-1966." Folder 362

Folder 363

Haiku and sonnets #04482, Subseries: "2.4. Poems, 1928-1966." Folder 363

Folder 364

Untitled poems #04482, Subseries: "2.4. Poems, 1928-1966." Folder 364

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.5. Diaries and Early Writings, 1910-1975 and undated.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.6. Miscellaneous, 1937-1959.

About 60 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by type of material.

Notes, handwritten drafts, typescripts, and correspondence relating to various writing projects in genres other than novels, poetry, short stories, and diaries. Included are her early school assignments; materail relating to a proposed book on Georgia history; correspondence relating to a musical version of Gone with the Wind; scripts for the television series "I Love Lucy," which were probably never submitted; and an article about gardening, which was published in the May 195 issue of The Home Garden.

Folder 371-380

Folder 371

Folder 372

Folder 373

Folder 374

Folder 375

Folder 376

Folder 377

Folder 378

Folder 379

Folder 380

Early Writing Projects, circa 1911 #04482, Subseries: "2.6. Miscellaneous, 1937-1959." Folder 371-380

Folder 381

Georgia Writing Project #04482, Subseries: "2.6. Miscellaneous, 1937-1959." Folder 381

Folder 382

Gone With the Wind Musical #04482, Subseries: "2.6. Miscellaneous, 1937-1959." Folder 382

Folder 383

Grandmother Flora's Christmas #04482, Subseries: "2.6. Miscellaneous, 1937-1959." Folder 383

Folder 384

"I Love Lucy" #04482, Subseries: "2.6. Miscellaneous, 1937-1959." Folder 384

Folder 385

"My Wildflower Garden and How I Planned It" #04482, Subseries: "2.6. Miscellaneous, 1937-1959." Folder 385

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.7. Unidentified/Fragments.

Approximately 300 items.

Notes, rough drafts, and manuscript fragments for various unidentified projects, both prose and poetry.

Folder 386-405

Folder 386

Folder 387

Folder 388

Folder 389

Folder 390

Folder 391

Folder 392

Folder 393

Folder 394

Folder 395

Folder 396

Folder 397

Folder 398

Folder 399

Folder 400

Folder 401

Folder 402

Folder 403

Folder 404

Folder 405

Unidentified fragments #04482, Subseries: "2.7. Unidentified/Fragments." Folder 386-405

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Edward R. Austin.

Edward R. Austin was Antonina's cousin. Although Austin was nearly 30 years older than Antonina, they were very close friends. Austin made Antonina his heir and executor of his will. When he died in 1944, she inherited his property and papers.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly business and financial correspondence dealing with Austin's work as an Atlanta lawyer and his subsequent employment with Southern Telephone and Telegraph. Correspondence refers primarily to Austin's work as a bill collector, with a few references to his work as a notary public. Note that there is no correspondence for 1913-1915 and 1925-1934.

Other business correspondence deals with stock trading, especially Austin's dealing with Pell City Manufacturing. Other letters deal with Austin's association with the Electric Manufacturing and Equipment Company and its subsidiary, Carter and Gillespie Electric Company. Austin was president and general council for the former.

Some correspondence concerns Austin's work with both the Capitol City Club of Atlanta and the Freemasons. Austin served as secretary and treasurer for the former and was a Worshipful Master and Member of the Guard in the latter.

There is also correspondence between Austin and Antonina. Of particular interest are Antonina's letter dated 18 February 1923 announcing her pregnancy and Austin's reply. Correspondence in 1940 and 1941 indicates that Austin was supporting Antonina for a time during her years in New York. In his letters of 13 December 1907 and 23 June 1910, Austin described the initiation and subsequent operation of a "Locker System" at the Capitol City Club. Locker systems were devised to circumvent the laws restricting the sale and consumption of alcohol in Georgia during the period.

Folder 406

1893-1905 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 406

Folder 407-410

Folder 407

Folder 408

Folder 409

Folder 410

1906 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 407-410

Folder 411-413

Folder 411

Folder 412

Folder 413

1907 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 411-413

Folder 414-415

Folder 414

Folder 415

1908 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 414-415

Folder 416-418

Folder 416

Folder 417

Folder 418

1909 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 416-418

Folder 419

1910 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 419

Folder 420-421

Folder 420

Folder 421

1911 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 420-421

Folder 422

1912 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 422

Folder 423

1916-1917 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 423

Folder 424-425

Folder 424

Folder 425

1918 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 424-425

Folder 426

1919-July 1920 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 426

Folder 427

August-December 1920 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 427

Folder 428-430

Folder 428

Folder 429

Folder 430

1921 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 428-430

Folder 431

1922-1924 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 431

Folder 432

1935 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 432

Folder 433

1936-1938 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 433

Folder 434-435

Folder 434

Folder 435

1939 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 434-435

Folder 436-437

Folder 436

Folder 437

1940 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 436-437

Folder 438

July 1940-1944 #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 438

Folder 439

Undated and letter fragments #04482, Subseries: "3.1. Correspondence, 1893-1944 and undated." Folder 439

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939.

About 125 items.

Arrangement: by type of material.

Handwritten drafts, typescripts, and published versions of articles, poetry, short stories, and speeches written by Austin, and letters relating to his work. The letters consist of rejection notices from major national magazines. However, Austin's work was frequently featured in local newspapers and magazines. He was published in Southern Telephone News, of which he was the editor, and in The Constitution,  The Autocrat, and Alkahest, all Atlanta publications. Of particular interest is an article written by Austin on prohibition in Georgia that was published in Bonfort's Wine and Spirit Circular, 10 January 1913. The Circular called Austin, "an authority in regard to the prohibition question in that state." Note that unsigned work is filed at the end of the subseries and may not be Austin's writing, but copied from other sources.

Folder 440

Articles: Typescripts #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 440

Folder 441

Articles: Clippings #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 441

Folder 442

Poems: Manuscripts #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 442

Folder 443-446

Folder 443

Folder 444

Folder 445

Folder 446

Poems: Typescripts #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 443-446

Folder 447

Poems: Clippings #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 447

Folder 448

Short Stories: Typescripts #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 448

Folder 449

Short Stories: Clippings #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 449

Folder 450

Speeches: Typescripts #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 450

Folder 451

Rejection Letters #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 451

Folder 452

Fragments #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 452

Folder 453-454

Folder 453

Folder 454

Unsigned works #04482, Subseries: "3.2. Speeches and Writings, 1896-1939." Folder 453-454

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Other Papers, 1891-1940.

About 75 items.

Arrangement: by type of material.

Clippings, financial and legal papers, material relating to Freemasonry, and miscellaneous items documenting Austin's personal life.

Clippings consist of articles mostly from the Atlanta Constitution about Austin. The clippings document Austin's involvement in amateur theater, his retirement as editor of Southern Telephone News, and his status as one of Atlanta's "most eligible bachelors."

Financial and legal papers consist of receipts, bills of lading for whiskey, pages from an account book, a typed carbon copy of Austin's will, directions for his burial, a lease, and two bankbooks. For more information about the settlement of Austin's estate by Antonina, see Subseries 5.1.

Material relating to Freemasonry consists of a program for a production of The Master Builder, in which Austin acted; a book of by laws; and typed carbon copies of rites and rituals used by the Masons. Austin was a Mason and very much involved in the Atlanta organization.

Miscellaneous personal material consists of address books, certificates, and other items. Of particular interest are the by laws of the Player's Club, of which Austin was a member.

Folder 455

Clippings #04482, Subseries: "3.3. Other Papers, 1891-1940." Folder 455

Folder 456

Financial and legal papers #04482, Subseries: "3.3. Other Papers, 1891-1940." Folder 456

Folder 457-460

Folder 457

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Freemasonry #04482, Subseries: "3.3. Other Papers, 1891-1940." Folder 457-460

Folder 461-462

Folder 461

Folder 462

Miscellaneous #04482, Subseries: "3.3. Other Papers, 1891-1940." Folder 461-462

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Reginald Earle Looker, 1929-1983.

About 600 items.

Arrangement: type of material.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. General Correspondence, 1942-1972 and undated.

About 250 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly letters to and from Looker's first wife Edith Applegate Looker and his daughters Edith (Babs) and Karen from that marriage. These are letters about personal matters and were written after the divorce. (Note: Edith Looker called Earle "Bob.") Also included is correspondence reflecting Earle and Antonina's numberous attempts to publish their various literary works, particularly with Nannine Joseph, their literary agent. There are also letters conceringing Looker's divorce and his attempts to hasten the settlement of the estate of his aunt, Emily Earl Wilson, of which he was a beneficiary.

Folder 463

1942-1946 #04482, Subseries: "4.1. General Correspondence, 1942-1972 and undated." Folder 463

Folder 464

1947 #04482, Subseries: "4.1. General Correspondence, 1942-1972 and undated." Folder 464

Folder 465

1948 #04482, Subseries: "4.1. General Correspondence, 1942-1972 and undated." Folder 465

Folder 466

1949 #04482, Subseries: "4.1. General Correspondence, 1942-1972 and undated." Folder 466

Folder 467

1950 #04482, Subseries: "4.1. General Correspondence, 1942-1972 and undated." Folder 467

Folder 468

1951-1952 #04482, Subseries: "4.1. General Correspondence, 1942-1972 and undated." Folder 468

Folder 469

1953-1954 #04482, Subseries: "4.1. General Correspondence, 1942-1972 and undated." Folder 469

Folder 470

1955-1958 #04482, Subseries: "4.1. General Correspondence, 1942-1972 and undated." Folder 470

Folder 471

1967-1972; undated #04482, Subseries: "4.1. General Correspondence, 1942-1972 and undated." Folder 471

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. Writings, 1929-1983 and undated.

About 100 items.

Drafts, fragments, and notes relating to Looker's writings, including "A Great American Family" (pamphlet); The White House Gang (non-fiction); Yesterday's Tomorrow (novel); and short stories that apparently were never published. Most of the correspondence relates to publication attempts, though the correspondence with regard to The White House Gang, published in the late 1920s, concerns the possibility of making the book into a motion picture.

Folder 472-473

Folder 472

Folder 473

"A Great American Family" #04482, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1929-1983 and undated." Folder 472-473

Folder 474

Short stories #04482, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1929-1983 and undated." Folder 474

Folder 475-478

Folder 475

Folder 476

Folder 477

Folder 478

The White House Gang #04482, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1929-1983 and undated." Folder 475-478

Folder 479-484

Folder 479

Folder 480

Folder 481

Folder 482

Folder 483

Folder 484

Yesterday's Tomorrow #04482, Subseries: "4.2. Writings, 1929-1983 and undated." Folder 479-484

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Memorial Service, 1976-1977.

About 60 items.

Correspondence, newsclippings, a brief biography, a guest book, receipts and planning notes, and a death certificate relating to Looker's death and the memorial service organized by Antonina.

Folder 485

Guestbook #04482, Subseries: "4.3. Memorial Service, 1976-1977." Folder 485

Folder 486

Other materials #04482, Subseries: "4.3. Memorial Service, 1976-1977." Folder 486

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4. Subject Files, 1932-1979.

About 190 items.

Correspondence regarding letters from Franklin D. Roosevelt that Looker possessed and was trying to sell; Antonina's correspondence with Emory University and the Atlanta Historical Society about Looker's papers; material relating to Looker's long service as a trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Association; and other items, including legal documents from the estate of Emily Earl Wilson, Looker's tax returns from the 1940s, and a patent for his invention of an outboard motor guard.

Folder 487

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano #04482, Subseries: "4.4. Subject Files, 1932-1979." Folder 487

Folder 488

Roosevelt, Theodore #04482, Subseries: "4.4. Subject Files, 1932-1979." Folder 488

Folder 489

Looker Papers #04482, Subseries: "4.4. Subject Files, 1932-1979." Folder 489

Folder 490

Miscellaneous #04482, Subseries: "4.4. Subject Files, 1932-1979." Folder 490

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Other Papers.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: by type of material, then chronologically.

Correspondence, tax receipts, tax returns, wills, leases, budgets, insurance policies, and notes pertaining to the finances of Antonina and her family. This subseries is divided into two parts, correspondence and non-correspondence, with the items in each arranged in chronological order.

Of particular interest in the correspondence are letters in 1933 dealing with Antonina's divorce from John Elwood Macdonald and the custody of their son John Ross Macdonald. Also of interest is correspondence in 1945 relating to the settlement of cousin Edward R. Austin's estate. There are also letters in 1961 relating to settlement of Antonina's mother's estate. Among the non-correspondence items are several detailed budgets documenting Antonina's expenses and income.

Folder 491

Correspondence, 1930-1945 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 491

Folder 492

Correspondence, 1946-May 1949 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 492

Folder 493

Correspondence, June 1949-1956 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 493

Folder 494

Correspondence, 1957-1960 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 494

Folder 495

Correspondence, January-June 1961 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 495

Folder 496

Correspondence, July 1961-July 1962 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 496

Folder 497-498

Folder 497

Folder 498

Correspondence, August-December 1962 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 497-498

Folder 499-501

Folder 499

Folder 500

Folder 501

Correspondence, 1963 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 499-501

Folder 502

Correspondence, January 1964-1969 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 502

Folder 503

Correspondence, 1970-May 1971 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 503

Folder 504

Correspondence, June-December 1971 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 504

Folder 505

Correspondence, 1972-April 1975 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 505

Folder 506

Correspondence, May 1975-December 1977 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 506

Folder 507

Correspondence, January 1978-July 1979 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 507

Folder 508

Correspondence, August-December 1979 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 508

Folder 509

Correspondence, January 1980-December 1982 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 509

Folder 510

Correspondence, 1983-1984 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 510

Folder 511

Correspondence, 1985; undated #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 511

Folder 512

Other materials, 1930-1935 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 512

Folder 513

Other materials, 1936-1949 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 513

Folder 514

Other materials, 1950-1958 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 514

Folder 515

Other materials, 1959 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 515

Folder 516

Other materials, 1960 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 516

Folder 517

Other materials, 1961-1962 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 517

Folder 518

Other materials, 1963-1975 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 518

Folder 519

Other materials, 1976-1979 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 519

Folder 520

Other materials, 1980-1981 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 520

Folder 521

Other materials, 1982-1985 #04482, Subseries: "5.1. Financial and Legal Papers, 1930-1985." Folder 521

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Medical Papers, 1944-1984.

About 125 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly correspondence between Antonina and various doctors about her and Earle Looker's health problems. The Lookers seem to have written their doctors for advice, instead of going in for consultation, because of the isolation of their home on Lake Raburn. These letters provide concise details of the Lookers' symptoms and illnesses. Antonina suffered from herpes simplex and sciatica, among other ailments. Looker had lung cancer and eventually died of it. In addition to the correspondence, there are some notes, a vaccination record, and a few clippings relating to health issues.

Folder 522

1944-1970 #04482, Subseries: "5.2. Medical Papers, 1944-1984." Folder 522

Folder 523

1971-1973 #04482, Subseries: "5.2. Medical Papers, 1944-1984." Folder 523

Folder 524

1974-1980 #04482, Subseries: "5.2. Medical Papers, 1944-1984." Folder 524

Folder 525

1981-1984, undated #04482, Subseries: "5.2. Medical Papers, 1944-1984." Folder 525

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3. Family Papers, 1836-1983.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: by type of material.

Correspondence, deeds, charts, notes, pamphlets, typed transcriptions of wills and letters, clippings, Antonina's application to the Daughters of the American Revolution, and several family histories.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3.1. Genealogical Material.

Genealogy centers around the efforts of the Hansell and Austin families to document their family trees. Genealogy is further subdivided into correspondence and non-correspondence. Dates of the correspondence range from 1866 to 1983. The 19th-century letters, however, mostly concern W. A. Hansell's election to the Minor chapter of Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. Margaret (Peg) Macdonald, Antonina's daughter-in-law, is the primary correspondent of the late 20th century. Margaret Macdonald, a professional genealogist, apparently conducted much of the genealogical research documented here. Non-correspondence items are arranged loosely by family line. (For more information about Antonina's family, see clippings in Subseries 3.3 and 5.5. See also Pictures 93-94)

Folder 526

Correspondence, 1856-March 1899 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.1. Genealogical Material." Folder 526

Folder 527

Correspondence, April 1899-1900 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.1. Genealogical Material." Folder 527

Folder 528

Correspondence, 1901-1909 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.1. Genealogical Material." Folder 528

Folder 529

Correspondence, 1936-July 1961 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.1. Genealogical Material." Folder 529

Folder 530

Correspondence, August 1961-1962 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.1. Genealogical Material." Folder 530

Folder 531

Correspondence, 1963-1968 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.1. Genealogical Material." Folder 531

Folder 532

Correspondence, 1969-1983 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.1. Genealogical Material." Folder 532

Folder 533-540

Folder 533

Folder 534

Folder 535

Folder 536

Folder 537

Folder 538

Folder 539

Folder 540

Other materials #04482, Subseries: "5.3.1. Genealogical Material." Folder 533-540

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence.

Non-genealogical papers consist of family letters, which may have been useful in compiling the genealogies, of members of the Austin, Rockwell, and Fletcher branches of the family. The vast majority of this correspondence is of cousin Edward R. Austin's parents Bloomer Hart and Etta Rockwell Austin. Included is correspondence between a young Etta Rockwell in Alabama and relatives living in Milwaukee. Many of these letters were sent by advantage of "flags of truce" during the Civil War. Also included are love letters, 1855-1905, between the Austins. Of note is a letter from 13-year-old Edward R. Austin to his father, documenting a run-in with the law over a dead robin and the efforts of Joel Chandler Harris to vouch for the boy's character. Also of note is a September 1864 letter from William A. (Willie) Hansell to his wife Antonina Jones Hansell about "the Beast, General Sherman" and the problems he had searching for his mother and children among the many civilian refugees. Other correspondence includes letters of Sarah Fletcher, Orson Rockwell, and Jacob Peters, who was related to John Ross Macdonald.

Folder 541

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, 1855-1863 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 541

Folder 542

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, 1864-1865 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 542

Folder 543

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, January-April 1866 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 543

Folder 544

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, June-December 1866 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 544

Folder 545

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, 1867-1870 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 545

Folder 546

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, 1871 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 546

Folder 547

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, 1873-1884 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 547

Folder 548

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, 1888 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 548

Folder 549

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, 1889-1894 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 549

Folder 550

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, 1895-1905 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 550

Folder 551

Austin, Bloomer and Etta, Undated #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 551

Folder 552

Fletcher, Sarah #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 552

Folder 553-554

Folder 553

Folder 554

Hansell, A. J., 1901-1903 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 553-554

Folder 555

Hansell, W. A. to Antonina Jones Hansell, 1860, 1864 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 555

Folder 556-557

Folder 556

Folder 557

Peters, Jacob, 1876-1879 #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 556-557

Folder 558

Rockwell, Orson, to Lucy Fletcher Rockwell #04482, Subseries: "5.3.2. Non-Genealogical Correspondence." Folder 558

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.4. Psychological Papers, 1934-1978.

About 260 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Notes, programs, pamphlets, correspondence, and dream journals pertaining to Antonina's career in the field of mental health. This subseries is divided into six subject areas: American Red Cross, children, dreams, "mind control," music therapy, and notes on neurosis and general psychology.

The American Red Cross material relates to Antonina's position as a volunteer working with psychologically disturbed servicement in a Red Cross Hospital in Hawaii during World War II. It consists of programs, a newsletter, handwritten copies of letters written by soldiers to send home, and some soldiers poetry she collected.

The material on children relates to Antonina's work with psychologically disturbed children in the 1930s and 1940s. Included are notes on the behavior of specific children; general notes on techniques for dealing with children; and pamphlets and programs that document her directorship of the Children's Group, her work at the Walt Whitman School, and her leadership of personal adjustment classes in Atlanta. There is also correspondence that mentions Antonina's association with Benjamin Spock.

The material on dreams is divided into two sections: Antonina's dreams and the dreams of others. Apparently, Antonina was in therapy in 1934 and kept a dream journal for about a year as part of the therapy. Each dream is followed by her interpretaion of it and sometimes her doctor's interpretation. The dream journal provides detailed information about Antonina's life and about her relationship with others. (Also see Subseries 2.5 for Antonina's childhood diaries.) Antonina remained interested in dreams throughout her life and also wrote down other people's dreams and collected them. Some of those dreams are included in this subseries.

"Mind Control" is a file established by Antonina that consists of carbon copies of letters she wrote in the late 1970s to Sandra Senness of the Mind Control Research Center in Atlanta. The letters discuss Antonina's use of Transcendental Meditation and her experiences of psychic power. Antonina had these experiences in conjunction with her attempts to contact Colonel Jean Moreau, whom she met in Hawaii during World War II at the Red Cross Hospital. Also included is correspondence with Colonel Moreau, whom she eventually contacted, although not psychically.

The material on music therapy consists of notes and pamphlets on music therapy. Apparently, Antonina used music in her work with both children and soldiers. The notes provide song lists and describe the effects of various musical selections on the emotions.

Notes are class notes taken by Antonina on neurosis and on psychology in general.

Folder 559-560

Folder 559

Folder 560

American Red Cross #04482, Subseries: "5.4. Psychological Papers, 1934-1978." Folder 559-560

Folder 561-566

Folder 561

Folder 562

Folder 563

Folder 564

Folder 565

Folder 566

Children #04482, Subseries: "5.4. Psychological Papers, 1934-1978." Folder 561-566

Folder 567

Dreams: Antonina #04482, Subseries: "5.4. Psychological Papers, 1934-1978." Folder 567

Folder 568

Dreams: Others #04482, Subseries: "5.4. Psychological Papers, 1934-1978." Folder 568

Folder 569

"Mind Control" #04482, Subseries: "5.4. Psychological Papers, 1934-1978." Folder 569

Folder 570-571

Folder 570

Folder 571

Music therapy #04482, Subseries: "5.4. Psychological Papers, 1934-1978." Folder 570-571

Folder 572

Notes #04482, Subseries: "5.4. Psychological Papers, 1934-1978." Folder 572

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.5. Clippings, 1944-1987.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.6. Miscellaneous, 1930s-1970s.

About 20 items.

Address books, passport, calendar, Christmas lists, notes on the Hillhouse garden, notes to tenants and guests of Hillhouse, ration books, and a list of the contents of Antonina's wardrobe.

Folder 576-577

Folder 576

Folder 577

Miscellaneous #04482, Subseries: "5.6. Miscellaneous, 1930s-1970s." Folder 576-577

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s.

113 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Chiefly black-and-white photographs of Antonina and of family members and friends. There are a few color photographs included, and one oil portrait (OP-P-4482/14b). The pictures date chiefly from 1947 to 1970, but there are some pictures from earlier years. Subjects are identified, but most pictures are undated. In addition to pictures of family and friends, there are a few images of buildings. Of particular interest is a series of pictures of Edward R. Austin and guests at a party at which the guests dressed up like children and at which alcohol seems to have stimulated the antics portrayed. The pictures were taken by Reeves of Atlanta and some of them are numbered as if they were meant to be a set (P-4482/72-82).

Image P-4482/1-95

P-4482/1

P-4482/2

P-4482/3

P-4482/4

P-4482/5

P-4482/6

P-4482/7

P-4482/8

P-4482/9

P-4482/10

P-4482/11

P-4482/12

P-4482/13

P-4482/14

P-4482/15

P-4482/16

P-4482/17

P-4482/18

P-4482/19

P-4482/20

P-4482/21

P-4482/22

P-4482/23

P-4482/24

P-4482/25

P-4482/26

P-4482/27

P-4482/28

P-4482/29

P-4482/30

P-4482/31

P-4482/32

P-4482/33

P-4482/34

P-4482/35

P-4482/36

P-4482/37

P-4482/38

P-4482/39

P-4482/40

P-4482/41

P-4482/42

P-4482/43

P-4482/44

P-4482/45

P-4482/46

P-4482/47

P-4482/48

P-4482/49

P-4482/50

P-4482/51

P-4482/52

P-4482/53

P-4482/54

P-4482/55

P-4482/56

P-4482/57

P-4482/58

P-4482/59

P-4482/60

P-4482/61

P-4482/62

P-4482/63

P-4482/64

P-4482/65

P-4482/66

P-4482/67

P-4482/68

P-4482/69

P-4482/70

P-4482/71

P-4482/72

P-4482/73

P-4482/74

P-4482/75

P-4482/76

P-4482/77

P-4482/78

P-4482/79

P-4482/80

P-4482/81

P-4482/82

P-4482/83

P-4482/84

P-4482/85

P-4482/86

P-4482/87

P-4482/88

P-4482/89

P-4482/90

P-4482/91

P-4482/92

P-4482/93

P-4482/94

P-4482/95

Family: #04482, Series: "6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s." P-4482/1-95

P-4482/1-14: Antonina #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/1-14
P-4482/15-30: Antonina with others #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/15-30
P-4482/31-34: Earle Looker #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/31-34
P-4482/35-36: Earle Looker with others #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/35-36
P-4482/37-44: James Ross Macdonald #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/37-44
P-4482/45-56: James Ross Macdonald with others #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/45-56
P-4482/57-58: Margaret Macdonald with others #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/57-58
P-4482/59-62: Nina, Ross, and Taylor Macdonald #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/59-62
P-4482/63-71: Edward R. Austin #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/63-71
P-4482/72-82: Edward R. Austin with others #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/72-82
P-4482/83-89: Anne Pritchett and her children #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/83-89
P-4482/90: Edith Mitchell's children #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/90
P-4482/91-92: Karen Hyde's children #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/91-92
P-4482/93-94: Genealogical charts #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/93-94
P-4482/95: A small notebook of family snapshots taken by James Ross Macdonald in 1935 #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/95
Image P-4482/96-109

P-4482/96

P-4482/97

P-4482/98

P-4482/99

P-4482/100

P-4482/101

P-4482/102

P-4482/103

P-4482/104

P-4482/105

P-4482/106

P-4482/107

P-4482/108

P-4482/109

Friends: #04482, Series: "6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s." P-4482/96-109

P-4482/96: Maud Cobb Chester #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/96
P-4482/97: John Stuart Dudley #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/97
P-4482/98-100: "George" #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/98-100
P-4482/101: Constance Morenus #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/101
P-4482/102-103: Homer Nicholson #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/102-103
P-4482/104-105: Russell Potter #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/104-105
P-4482/106-107: Joan Saugrain #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/106-107
P-4482/108: Noel Seddon #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/108
P-4482/109: Ronald Terry #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/109
Image P-4482/110-112

P-4482/110

P-4482/111

P-4482/112

Buildings: #04482, Series: "6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s." P-4482/110-112

P-4482/110: American Red Cross building, Naval Hospital, Hawaii, 1940s #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/110
P-4482/111: Ross and Peg Macdonald's home, Dallas, Texas #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/111
P-4482/112: Bluebird Cottage, Lake Rabun, Georgia #04482, Series 6. Pictures, 1910s-1970s., P-4482/112
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Additions of 1996-1998, 1861-1997.

About 3,200 items.

Nineteenth-century letters of William Hansell, including Civil War letters from Georgia, Alabama, and Florida; letters of Antonina Looker to her son, Ross Macdonald, other family members, and friends; other family correspondence; writings by Looker; a diary; a scrapbook; a picture; and other items.

The addition is arranged as follows:

7. Correspondence

7.1. William Hansell Correspondence

7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence

8. Writings

9. Other Papers

10. Pictures

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7. Correspondence.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Family and business correspondence of William Andrew Hansell (1843-1907). Most of the letters are written from Hansell to his wife, Antonina Jones Hansell. There are a few letters from other family members. During the Civil War, Hansell served as an officer in the Confederate army and was stationed in northern Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. His letters during that time often addressed his health and the movements of his regiment. Several letters from 1864 make reference to "Sherman's army," whose actions Hansell witnessed first-hand. Letters of 1879 appear to be business letters addressed to William Hansell. Other letters from Hansell appear in series 5.3.2.

Folder 578

1861 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 578

Folder 579

1862 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 579

Folder 580

1863 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 580

Folder 581

1864 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 581

Folder 582

18 November 1864 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 582

Folder 583

1865 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 583

Folder 584

1866 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 584

Folder 585

1868 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 585

Folder 586

1869 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 586

Folder 587

1870 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 587

Folder 588

1872 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 588

Folder 589

1873 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 589

Folder 590

1879 #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 590

Folder 591

Undated (19th century) #04482, Subseries: "7.1. William Hansell Correspondence, 1861-1879." Folder 591

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993.

About 3,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence of Antonina Hansell Looker and her family. This series contains letters received by James Ross Macdonald (son of Antonina Looker) and his family. Most of the letters are are from Antonina Looker to her son. The family correspondence begins in 1940, when Ross Macdonald entered Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., and ends in 1986, just before the death of Antonina Looker. News of family and friends was given throughout the correspondence, although in later years the primary topics of most of the letters were the health and finances of Antonina Looker. The latter was of special significance as Antonina and Earle Looker were receiving substantial financial support from Ross Macdonald. Letters received after 1986 are letters of condolence to Ross Macdonald after the death of his mother. Other topics discussed in the correspondence are similar to those described in Series 4.

Folder 592

1919 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 592

Folder 593

1935 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 593

Folder 594

1940 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 594

Folder 595-597

Folder 595

Folder 596

Folder 597

1941 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 595-597

Folder 598-600

Folder 598

Folder 599

Folder 600

1942 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 598-600

Folder 601

1943 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 601

Folder 602-604

Folder 602

Folder 603

Folder 604

1945 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 602-604

Folder 605-606

Folder 605

Folder 606

1946 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 605-606

Folder 607

1953 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 607

Folder 608-609

Folder 608

Folder 609

1954 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 608-609

Folder 610-611

Folder 610

Folder 611

1955 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 610-611

Folder 612-615

Folder 612

Folder 613

Folder 614

Folder 615

1956 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 612-615

Folder 616-617

Folder 616

Folder 617

1957 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 616-617

Folder 618-619

Folder 618

Folder 619

1958 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 618-619

Folder 620-621

Folder 620

Folder 621

1959 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 620-621

Folder 622-623

Folder 622

Folder 623

1960 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 622-623

Folder 624-625

Folder 624

Folder 625

1961 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 624-625

Folder 626-628

Folder 626

Folder 627

Folder 628

1962 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 626-628

Folder 629-630

Folder 629

Folder 630

1963 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 629-630

Folder 631-634

Folder 631

Folder 632

Folder 633

Folder 634

1964 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 631-634

Folder 635-636

Folder 635

Folder 636

1965 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 635-636

Folder 637-638

Folder 637

Folder 638

1966 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 637-638

Folder 639-640

Folder 639

Folder 640

1967 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 639-640

Folder 641-642

Folder 641

Folder 642

1968 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 641-642

Folder 643

1969 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 643

Folder 644

1970 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 644

Folder 645-646

Folder 645

Folder 646

1971 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 645-646

Folder 647-648

Folder 647

Folder 648

1972 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 647-648

Folder 649-650

Folder 649

Folder 650

1973 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 649-650

Folder 651

1974 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 651

Folder 652

1975 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 652

Folder 653

1976 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 653

Folder 654-655

Folder 654

Folder 655

1977 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 654-655

Folder 656-657

Folder 656

Folder 657

1978 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 656-657

Folder 658-659

Folder 658

Folder 659

1979 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 658-659

Folder 660

1980 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 660

Folder 661-662

Folder 661

Folder 662

1981 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 661-662

Folder 663-664

Folder 663

Folder 664

1982 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 663-664

Folder 665-666

Folder 665

Folder 666

1983 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 665-666

Folder 667

1984 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 667

Folder 668

1985 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 668

Folder 669

1986 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 669

Folder 670

1987-1993 #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 670

Folder 671

Undated (20th century) #04482, Subseries: "7.2. Antonina Hansell Looker Correspondence, 1919-1993." Folder 671

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8. Writings, undated.

2 items.

Writings by Antonina Looker include a typed story, "Scarab on 77th," and a carbon copy of a novel, "The Governing Ghosts." There is no date on either piece and no evidence that either was published.

Folder 672

"Scarab on 77th" #04482, Subseries: "8. Writings, undated." Folder 672

Folder 673-674

Folder 673

Folder 674

"The Governing Ghosts" #04482, Subseries: "8. Writings, undated." Folder 673-674

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 9. Other Papers, 1898-1996.

16 items.

Diary and address book bleonging to Antonina Looker, selected title deeds and bonds from Atonina Looker's mother, Elise Hansell, a genealogy prepared by Peg Macdonald in 1996, and a scrapbook of pictures and clippings put together by Peg Macdonald. The diary is from 1977-1978 and contains notes for stories and accounts of dreams. The genealogy contains ancestral charts for the Jones and Hansell families.

Folder 675

Diary, 1977-1978 #04482, Subseries: "9. Other Papers, 1898-1996." Folder 675

Folder 676

Address book #04482, Subseries: "9. Other Papers, 1898-1996." Folder 676

Folder 677

Title deeds and bonds #04482, Subseries: "9. Other Papers, 1898-1996." Folder 677

Folder 678

Lineage of Jones and Hansell families #04482, Subseries: "9. Other Papers, 1898-1996." Folder 678

Volume V-4482/S-1

Scrapbook #04482, Subseries: "9. Other Papers, 1898-1996." V-4482/S-1

"PICTURES AND CLIPPINGS CONCERNING ANTONINA JONES HANSELL WHO MARRIED #1 JOHN ELWOOD MACDONALD AND #2 COL. EARLE REGINALD LOOKER put together by her daughter-in-law Margaret 'Peg' Taylor Macdonald."

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 10. Pictures, 1900.

1 item.

Mounted photograph dated 1900. On the back is written "time of H. H. Wilson golden Wedding." The five people in the picture are identified as Albian, Mattie, Mary, Charles Van, and William.

Image P-4482/113

Wilson Golden Wedding #04482, Subseries: "10. Pictures, 1900." P-4482/113

Back to Top

Processing Information

Processed by: Marion Presler and Manuscripts Department staff, 1998

Encoded by: Margaret Dickson, April 2006

Back to Top