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Collection Number: 04196

Collection Title: Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight Papers, 1836-1998

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Size 16.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 12,000 items)
Abstract North Carolina landscape painter Francis Speight (1896-1989) and his wife, Sarah Blakeslee Speight (1912-2005), landscape and portrait painter. Francis Speight spent many years on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and as artist-in-residence at East Carolina University. He was best known for his paintings of Manayunk, a working-class community just outside Philadelphia. The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal materials, clippings, writings, pictures (both sketches and photographs), and other papers relating to the Speights. Subgroup 1 consists of materials that relate primarily to Francis Speight's teaching career, chiefly at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and to his relations with other artists, art organizations, and art dealers. It also includes material relating to the Speights as a couple. Also included are materials relating to Francis Speight's family. Subgroup 2 contains materials primarily relating to Sarah Blakeslee Speight, including correspondence, pictures (chiefly sketches), and other papers. Correspondence is divided between general correspondence and letters exchanged between Sarah and her long-time friend, anti-war and anti-nuclear activist Margaret Goddard Holt (1911-2004) of Massachusetts. Also included is a small amount of material relating to the Blakeslee family. Additions contain materials similar to those received earlier.
Creator Speight, Francis, 1896- .



Speight, Sarah Blakeslee, 1912- .
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight Papers #4196, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received in numerous accessions from Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight of Greenville, N.C., beginning in the 1960s. Received from Sarah Blakeslee Speight in June 1991 (Acc. 91067), February 1994 (Acc. 94024), September 1995 (Acc. 95119), May 1996 (Acc. 96062), May 1998 (Acc. 98106). Transferred from the Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources in January 1994 (Acc. 94060). Received from Maury York of Greenville, N.C., in January 1995 (Acc. 95010), July 1995 (Acc. 95080), January 1999 (Acc. 98279), April 2002 (Acc. 99235), December 2004 (Acc. 99965).
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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Landscape painter Francis Speight was born 11 September 1896 in Windsor, Bertie County, N.C., the son of Margaret Sharrock Cobb Speight and the Reverend Thomas T. Speight, a Baptist preacher. As a boy, he was an energetic farm worker, but always displayed an aptitude for writing and drawing. In 1915, Speight enrolled at Wake Forest College and began taking art lessons at Meredith College from Ida Poteat.

In 1920, Speight enrolled at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., and later went on to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under American impressionist Daniel Garber. Speight joined the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts faculty in 1925 and conducted painting and design classes there, either during regular sessions or in summer school programs, until 1979. It was at the Academy that he met Sarah Blakeslee, whom he married in 1936. The Speights had two children, Thomas Blakeslee (Tom) (1939/40?- ) and Elisabeth Sharrock (1943- ).

During the 1920s and 1930s, Francis Speight began painting the hilly, blue collar neighborhoods of Manayunk, Pa. It is for these landscapes, depicting the rolling hills just outside Philadelphia, that he is best known. The Speights moved to North Carolina in 1961, when Francis took up the post of artist-in-residence at East Carolina University. He held this position until 1976.

Francis Speight received many honors during his lifetime, including honorary doctorates from Wake Forest University and Holy Cross College, the Academy Gold Medal of Honor from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the North Carolina Medal of Achievement in the Fine Arts, and the O. Max Gardner Award from the University of North Carolina. He died on 14 November 1989.

Sarah Blakeslee Speight, who was also an artist, was born in Evanston, Ill., on 13 January 1912. As a child, she studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Later, she studied at the Corcoran School of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her paintings have been shown in numerous exhibits, and she was honored with several prestigious prizes, including the North Carolina Medal of Achievement in the Fine Arts. While she earned a reputation as an important North Carolina landscape painter, she is perhaps best known for her portraits, especially those of children.

After her husband's death, Sarah Blakeslee Speight continued painting for many years. In 1998, she moved back to Philadelphia to be near her daughter. She died on 12 January 2005.

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Correspondence, financial and legal materials, clippings, writings, pictures (both sketches and photographs), and other papers of artists Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight of Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Subgroup 1 consists of materials that relate primarily to Francis Speight's teaching career, chiefly at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and to his relations with other artists, art organizations, and art dealers. It also includes material relating to the Speights as a couple. Also included are materials relating to Francis Speight's family. Subgroup 2 contains materials primarily relating to Sarah Blakeslee Speight, including correspondence, pictures (chiefly sketches), and other papers. Correspondence is divided between general correspondence and letters exchanged between Sarah and her long-time friend, anti-war and anti-nuclear activist Margaret Goddard Holt of Massachusetts. Also included is a small amount of material relating to the Blakeslee family. Additions contain materials similar to those received earlier. Additions are organized in the same way as, but are not incoporated into, the original deposit, and a few subseries were added.

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Contents list

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1. Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight.
1. Correspondence, 1901-1989 and undated.
1.1. 1901-1935.
1.2. 1936-1960.
1.3. 1961-1976.
1.4. 1977-1989.
1.5. Undated.
2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1923-1978.
3. Writings by Francis Speight, 1913-1981 and undated.
4. Clippings, 1920s-1980s.
5. Speight Family Materials, 1888-1985.
5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985.
5.2. Genealogical Materials, 1900s-1980s.
6. Other Papers, 1915-1985.
6.1. Awards and Certificates, 1923-1985.
6.2. Biographical Materials, 1940s-1960s.
6.3. Catalogs of Paintings by Francis Speight, 1930s-1970s.
6.4. Juried Exhibit Service, 1950s.
6.5. Notes, undated.
6.6. Teaching Materials, 1940s-1960s.
6.7. Miscellaneous, 1915-1959 and undated.
7. Pictures, 1920s-1980s.
7.1. Sketches by Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight, 1920s-1980s and undated.
7.2. Sketches by Others, undated.
7.3. Photographs, 1900s-1980s.
2. Sarah Blakeslee Speight.
8. Correspondence, 1933-1990 and undated.
8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990.
8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated.
9. Other Papers.
9.1. Blakeslee Family, 1836-1979.
9.2. Miscellaneous, 1933-1971.
10. Pictures, 1920s-1980s.
Additions After May 1991.
1. Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight.
1. Correspondence, 1922-1989 and undated.
1.1. 1922-1935.
1.2. 1936-1960.
1.3. 1961-1975.
1.4. 1977-1989.
1.5. Undated.
2. Financial and legal materials, 1926-1989 and undated.
3. Writings by Francis Speight, ca. 1918-1986 and undated.
4. Clippings and Scrapbooks 1920s-1990s.
5. Speight Family Materials, 1926-1986 and undated.
5.1. Correspondence, 1953-1992.
5.2. Genealogical Materials, 1933-1986 and undated.
5.3. Miscellaneous, 1926-1986 and undated.
6. Other Papers, 1923-1993 and undated.
6.1. Awards and Certificates, 1923-1992 and undated.
6.2. Biographical Materials, 1949-1990 and undated.
6.3. Catalogs of Francis Speight Paintings, 1927-1993 and undated.
6.4. Juried Exhibit Service, 1928-1971 and undated.
6.5. Notes, 1945-1975 and undated.
6.6. Teaching Materials, 1934-1973 and undated.
6.7. Miscellaneous, 1930-1983 and undated.
7. Pictures, 1800s-1990s.
7.1. Sketches by Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight, 1934 and undated.
7.2. Sketches by Others, 1931-1991 and undated.
7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s.
2. Sarah Blakeslee Speight.
8. Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated.
8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated.
8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1936-1998 and undated.
9. Other Papers.
9.1. Blakeslee Family, 1944-1988 and undated.
9.2. Miscellaneous, 1933-1994 and undated.
10. Pictures, 1964-1993 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1901-1989 and undated.

About 4600 items.

Correspondence relating to Francis Speight or to both Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight. Correspondence related only to Sarah Blakeslee Speight is filed in Subgroup 2, Series 8.

See also additions after May 1991.

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About 800 items.

The earliest letters are to and from Francis Speight as a child; some of these bear annotations added by Francis at a later date. Letters, 1915-1918, include a few from Francis, a student at Wake Forest College, to his sister Tulie. In the early 1920s, letters show Francis's interest in writing, particularly his dabblings in poetry. By the mid-1920s, however, topics center around art and painting, particularly in letters between Francis and Tulie, who was studying painting in Paris, and between Francis and his life long friends, brothers Cyril and Walter Gardner. There are a few letters from the short time Francis spent as a student at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., but, by the mid-1920s, Francis was firmly committed to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1925-1926, there are journal-like letters from Francis to Walter Gardner that record Francis's observations on art and travel during an extended European sojourn (see also Series 3). In the late 1920s, many letters document the beginnings of Francis's association with arts organizations (like the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh), galleries (particularly the Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University), and art dealers (like the Milch Galleries in New York City) as he began to develop his reputation in landscape painting. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 1

1901-1919 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 1

Folder 2

1920 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 2

Folder 3

1921 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 3

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

1922 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 4-5

Folder 6

1923 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 6

Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

1924 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 7-8

Folder 9-11

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

1925 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 9-11

Folder 12-14

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

1926 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 12-14

Folder 15-17

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

1927 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 15-17

Folder 18-21

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

1928 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 18-21

Folder 22-24

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

1929 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 22-24

Folder 25-27

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

1930 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 25-27

Folder 28-30

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

1931 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 28-30

Folder 31-34

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

1932 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 31-34

Folder 35-37

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

1933 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 35-37

Folder 38-40

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

1934 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 38-40

Folder 41-44

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

1935 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1901-1935." Folder 41-44

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About 1000 items.

There are many letters from Sarah Blakeslee to Francis Speight before their marriage on 7 November 1936 and, after that event, during frequent periods of separation when Francis was painting on site or engaged in other activities that took him away from home. Letters during this period show Francis's continuing success as an artist; he was involved in many exhibits, and there was both a growing demand for his paintings and increasing recognition of his talent. There is correspondence between Francis and Daniel Garber, who taught both Francis and Sarah; Walter Gardner and his first wife, Emilie, and, beginning around 1958, his second wife, Jane; the Milch Galleries in New York City and other art dealers; and with various people at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There are also letters relating to Francis's 1937 contract with the Public Buildings Branch of the United States Treasury Department to paint a post office mural in Gastonia, N.C.; his service, 1945-1946, as an art instructor for the War Department in England and in Germany; and his work, from 1947 through 1953, with the Artist Equity Association of New York. Many honors came Francis's way during this period; much correspondence relates to awards, many of which came with considerable cash prizes. There is a small amount of family correspondence, most of it with sister Tulie and brother Jim, who farmed in Bertie County and, in 1957, served in the North Carolina House of Representatives. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 45-50

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

1936 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 45-50

Folder 51-54

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

1937 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 51-54

Folder 55-58

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

1938 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 55-58

Folder 59-60

Folder 59

Folder 60

1939 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 59-60

Folder 61-65

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

1940 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 61-65

Folder 66-67

Folder 66

Folder 67

1941 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 66-67

Folder 68-69

Folder 68

Folder 69

1942 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 68-69

Folder 70

1943 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 70

Folder 71-72

Folder 71

Folder 72

1944 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 71-72

Folder 73-76

Folder 73

Folder 74

Folder 75

Folder 76

1945 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 73-76

Folder 77-79

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

1946 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 77-79

Folder 80-82

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

1947 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 80-82

Folder 83-85

Folder 83

Folder 84

Folder 85

1948 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 83-85

Folder 86-90

Folder 86

Folder 87

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

1949 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 86-90

Folder 91

1950 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 91

Folder 92-93

Folder 92

Folder 93

1951 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 92-93

Folder 94-95

Folder 94

Folder 95

1952 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 94-95

Folder 96-97

Folder 96

Folder 97

1953 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 96-97

Folder 98-99

Folder 98

Folder 99

1954 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 98-99

Folder 100

1955 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 100

Folder 101-102

Folder 101

Folder 102

1956 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 101-102

Folder 103-104

Folder 103

Folder 104

1957 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 103-104

Folder 105-106

Folder 105

Folder 106

1958 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 105-106

Folder 107-108

Folder 107

Folder 108

1959 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 107-108

Folder 109-110

Folder 109

Folder 110

1960 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 109-110

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. 1961-1976.

About 1200 items.

A letter dated 9 February 1961 is the first sign of Francis Speight's interest in returning to North Carolina as artist in residence at East Carolina College (now University) in Greenville. Letters show 1961 as a year of transition for the Speights, who spent most of this time with one foot in Philadelphia and the other in Greenville. The post at East Carolina, originally intended to last for one academic year, was held by Francis Speight until April 1976, when he was named professor emeritus. During this period, Francis continued teaching in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts summer school, painting in the countryside around Philadelphia and Greenville, and selling paintings through galleries and out of his home. Added to the list of Speight correspondents still headed by Walter Gardner were Claiborne Smith, a Philadelphia lawyer and art collector, and W. P. Jacocks of Chapel Hill, with whom Francis discussed his emerging interest in genealogy (see also Series 5) and local history. Letters show that, during this period, Francis became active in local history groups like the Historic Hope Foundation, Inc., and the Bertie County Historical Society. In the mid-1970s, sister Tulie, plagued by increasing ill health, entered a nursing home from which she wrote somewhat disjointed letters to Francis and Sarah until shortly before her death in 1976. Many letters in 1973 and 1974 document the major retrospective of Francis's work that was mounted by the Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University; the catalog for this exhibit is filed in Series 6.3. Awards and honors also continue during this period, each new honor stimulating a round of congratulatory letters. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 111-113

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

1961 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 111-113

Folder 114-115

Folder 114

Folder 115

1962 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 114-115

Folder 116-118

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

1963 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 116-118

Folder 119-124

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Folder 123

Folder 124

1964 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 119-124

Folder 125-128

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Folder 128

1965 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 125-128

Folder 129-132

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

Folder 132

1966 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 129-132

Folder 133-134

Folder 133

Folder 134

1967 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 133-134

Folder 135-138

Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

Folder 138

1968 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 135-138

Folder 139-142

Folder 139

Folder 140

Folder 141

Folder 142

1969 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 139-142

Folder 143-146

Folder 143

Folder 144

Folder 145

Folder 146

1970 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 143-146

Folder 147-151

Folder 147

Folder 148

Folder 149

Folder 150

Folder 151

1971 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 147-151

Folder 152-155

Folder 152

Folder 153

Folder 154

Folder 155

1972 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 152-155

Folder 156-161

Folder 156

Folder 157

Folder 158

Folder 159

Folder 160

Folder 161

1973 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 156-161

Folder 162-166

Folder 162

Folder 163

Folder 164

Folder 165

Folder 166

1974 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 162-166

Folder 167-170

Folder 167

Folder 168

Folder 169

Folder 170

1975 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 167-170

Folder 171-174

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

Folder 174

1976 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1976." Folder 171-174

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. 1977-1989.

About 1500 items.

Letters continue between Claiborne Smith and Francis, chiefly relating to art collecting, but also to genealogy and local history. Francis's correspondence with various people at the Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University also continues, but his long connection with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was ended when he declined to teach in the 1980 summer school session. There are a few letters of Margaret Goddard Holt to both Francis and Sarah during this period, and some letters from young relatives of the Speights appear. During this time, sales of Francis's paintings were being handled by the Berry Hill Galleries in New York City. Letters between Francis and Walter Gardner during these years tend to be lengthy reminiscences of shared experiences. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 175-178

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Folder 178

1977 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 175-178

Folder 179-183

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Folder 182

Folder 183

1978 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 179-183

Folder 184-188

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

Folder 187

Folder 188

1979 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 184-188

Folder 189-194

Folder 189

Folder 190

Folder 191

Folder 192

Folder 193

Folder 194

1980 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 189-194

Folder 195-202

Folder 195

Folder 196

Folder 197

Folder 198

Folder 199

Folder 200

Folder 201

Folder 202

1981 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 195-202

Folder 203-206

Folder 203

Folder 204

Folder 205

Folder 206

1982 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 203-206

Folder 207-211

Folder 207

Folder 208

Folder 209

Folder 210

Folder 211

1983 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 207-211

Folder 212-219

Folder 212

Folder 213

Folder 214

Folder 215

Folder 216

Folder 217

Folder 218

Folder 219

1984 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 212-219

Folder 220-223

Folder 220

Folder 221

Folder 222

Folder 223

1985 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 220-223

Folder 224-227

Folder 224

Folder 225

Folder 226

Folder 227

1986 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 224-227

Folder 228-230

Folder 228

Folder 229

Folder 230

1987 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 228-230

Folder 231-232

Folder 231

Folder 232

1988 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 231-232

Folder 233

1989 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 233

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.5. Undated.

About 100 items.

Undated letters and letter fragments, chiefly to or from Francis Speight. Topics and correspondents are largely the same as in the dated correspondence; only Tulie Speight and Walter Gardner appear to be represented by significant letters in this series. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 234-237

Folder 234

Folder 235

Folder 236

Folder 237

Undated #04196, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 234-237

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1923-1978.

About 50 items.

Financial materials include a scattering of bills and receipts, tax forms, and earnings statements; legal materials include items relating to several court cases having to do with property settlements involving Francis Speight. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 238-241

Folder 238

Folder 239

Folder 240

Folder 241

Financial materials #04196, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1923-1978." Folder 238-241

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Writings by Francis Speight, 1913-1981 and undated.

About 500 items.

Prose and poetry of Francis Speight. The prose writings include a history of the Republican Baptist Church, Bertie County, N.C.; a short piece on Francis Speight's long time friend, Walter Gardner; short pieces on Francis Speight's activities at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and other short pieces on various subjects, both personal and relating to art and artists. Also included are a diary containing short entries made between 1 January and 8 May 1915; a 1924 journal of a hike in the mountains; a European travel journal, 1925-1926 (see also Series 1.1); and a collection of descriptions of Francis Speight's dreams written sporadically by him from 1938 to 1981. Fragments include incomplete versions of writings on many topics. Poetry includes many short poems by Francis Speight, some of which he labelled "nonsense verse" or "rhymes." Included are a few poems written for the Wake Forest Student from 1913 to 1918. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 242

Diary, 1915 #04196, Series: "3. Writings by Francis Speight, 1913-1981 and undated." Folder 242

Folder 243

Journal, 1924 #04196, Series: "3. Writings by Francis Speight, 1913-1981 and undated." Folder 243

Folder 244

Travel journal, 1925-1926 #04196, Series: "3. Writings by Francis Speight, 1913-1981 and undated." Folder 244

Folder 245

Dream descriptions #04196, Series: "3. Writings by Francis Speight, 1913-1981 and undated." Folder 245

Folder 246-247

Folder 246

Folder 247

Miscellaneous prose writings #04196, Series: "3. Writings by Francis Speight, 1913-1981 and undated." Folder 246-247

Folder 248-249

Folder 248

Folder 249

Fragments #04196, Series: "3. Writings by Francis Speight, 1913-1981 and undated." Folder 248-249

Folder 250-253

Folder 250

Folder 251

Folder 252

Folder 253

Poetry #04196, Series: "3. Writings by Francis Speight, 1913-1981 and undated." Folder 250-253

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Clippings, 1920s-1980s.

About 400 items.

Chiefly clippings relating to Francis and Sarah Blakeslee Speight and their careers in art and teaching. Also included, however, are clippings collected by the Speights about other artists with whom they were acquainted, about Bertie County, N.C., history, and about other topics that interested them. Many articles include reproductions of Francis Speight's paintings. Also included is a small scrapbook, probably compiled by Francis Speight, containing early clippings about him and other artists. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 254-261b

Folder 254

Loose clippings #04196, Series: "4. Clippings, 1920s-1980s." Folder 254-261b

Folder 262

Scrapbook #04196, Series: "4. Clippings, 1920s-1980s." Folder 262

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Speight Family Materials, 1888-1985.

About 1100 items.

Correspondence of Speight family members and genealogical materials collected by Francis Speight. See also additions after May 1991.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985.

About 600 items.

Chiefly letters among Speight family members, excluding letters to and from Francis and Sarah Blakeslee Speight. Many letters relate to Tulie Speight, Francis's sister, who was a school teacher and artist. Most letters discuss the activities of family members. There are few letters before 1905 or after 1949, and there are considerable gaps within the chronological run. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 263

1888-1904 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 263

Folder 264-267

Folder 264

Folder 265

Folder 266

Folder 267

1905 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 264-267

Folder 268-271

Folder 268

Folder 269

Folder 270

Folder 271

1906 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 268-271

Folder 272-273

Folder 272

Folder 273

1907 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 272-273

Folder 274

1908-1911 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 274

Folder 275

1912 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 275

Folder 276

1913 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 276

Folder 277

1914 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 277

Folder 278-279

Folder 278

Folder 279

1915 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 278-279

Folder 280-281

Folder 280

Folder 281

1916 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 280-281

Folder 282-283

Folder 282

Folder 283

1917 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 282-283

Folder 284-286

Folder 284

Folder 285

Folder 286

1918 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 284-286

Folder 287

1919 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 287

Folder 288

1920-1922 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 288

Folder 289

1923-1925 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 289

Folder 290

1926 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 290

Folder 291

1927-1929 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 291

Folder 292

1931-1935 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 292

Folder 293

1937 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 293

Folder 294

1938 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 294

Folder 295

1939 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 295

Folder 296

1940 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 296

Folder 297

1941-1942 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 297

Folder 298

1943-1949 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 298

Folder 299

1965-1970 #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 299

Folder 300

Undated #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Speight Family Correspondence, 1888-1985." Folder 300

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Genealogical Materials, 1900s-1980s.

About 500 items.

Chiefly notes and photocopies of documents collected by Francis Speight about Speight family members and others from related families. Also included is a small amount of correspondence about Speight family genealogy and a few diplomas and other items relating to Speight family members. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 301-307

Folder 301

Folder 302

Folder 303

Folder 304

Folder 305

Folder 306

Folder 307

Genealogical materials #04196, Subseries: "5.2. Genealogical Materials, 1900s-1980s." Folder 301-307

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Other Papers, 1915-1985.

About 250 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.1. Awards and Certificates, 1923-1985.

About 25 items.

Certificates and awards primarily of Francis Speight, including a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award (1960), the O. Max Gardner Award (1975), and citations from Speight's Art 26 class at East Carolina University. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 308-309

Folder 308

Folder 309

Awards and certificates #04196, Subseries: "6.1. Awards and Certificates, 1923-1985." Folder 308-309

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.2. Biographical Materials, 1940s-1960s.

About 10 items.

Curricula vita and other biographical items relating to Francis Speight. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 310

Biographical materials #04196, Subseries: "6.2. Biographical Materials, 1940s-1960s." Folder 310

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.3. Catalogs of Paintings by Francis Speight, 1930s-1970s.

About 100 items.

Printed catalogs and flyers for exhibits of Francis Speight's paintings and lists of paintings compiled by Speight for inventory purposes. Included is a full color catalog from the 1974 retrospective of Francis Speight's work at the Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 311-312

Folder 311

Folder 312

Catalogs of paintings #04196, Subseries: "6.3. Catalogs of Paintings by Francis Speight, 1930s-1970s." Folder 311-312

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.4. Juried Exhibit Service, 1950s.

About 20 items.

Items relating to Francis Speight's activities in jurying art exhibits and rating the work of students, chiefly at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 313

Juried exhibit service #04196, Subseries: "6.4. Juried Exhibit Service, 1950s." Folder 313

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.5. Notes, undated.

About 50 items.

Notes on scraps of paper and in two notebooks, made primarily by Francis Speight. Topics are various and not necessarily intelligible. Notebooks contain remarks on life and art. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 314

Notes #04196, Subseries: "6.5. Notes, undated." Folder 314

Folder 315

Notebooks #04196, Subseries: "6.5. Notes, undated." Folder 315

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.6. Teaching Materials, 1940s-1960s.

About 25 items.

Flyers, class lists, notes, and other materials relating to art classes taught by Francis Speight. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 316

Teaching materials #04196, Subseries: "6.6. Teaching Materials, 1940s-1960s." Folder 316

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.7. Miscellaneous, 1915-1959 and undated.

About 10 items.

Francis Speight's World War II ration books and induction orders; the 1954 rules and regulations of the Century Association, Francis Speight's club in New York City; and other items. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 317

Miscellaneous #04196, Subseries: "6.7. Miscellaneous, 1915-1959 and undated." Folder 317

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Pictures, 1920s-1980s.

About 550 items.

Sketches and photographs, chiefly relating to Francis Speight, but also to Sarah Blakeslee Speight and other artists with whom he was acquainted. Some sketchbooks include works by both Francis and Sarah Blakeslee Speight. (Other sketches by Sarah Blakeslee Speight are filed in Subgroup 2, Series 10.) See also additions after May 1991.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.1. Sketches by Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight, 1920s-1980s and undated.

About 300 items.

Chiefly pencil sketches in various stages of completion that, for the most part, can be ascribed to Francis Speight. Although identification of the maker of some sketches, on single sheets of paper or bound in small sketchbooks, is tentative, many bear annotations in Francis Speight's hand. Some drawings in the sketchbooks have, however, been marked as the work of Sarah Blakeslee Speight. (For other sketches by Sarah Blakeslee Speight, see Subgroup 2, Series 10 of the original collection and the addition.) Besides pencil sketches, there are some ink drawings and charcoal sketches as well as a few watercolors. Oversize drawings are chiefly charcoal sketches. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder OP-P-4196/1

Loose sketches #04196, Subseries: "7.1. Sketches by Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight, 1920s-1980s and undated." Folder OP-P-4196/1

Folder P-4196/1-13

P-4196/1

P-4196/2

P-4196/3

P-4196/4

P-4196/5

P-4196/6

P-4196/7

P-4196/8

P-4196/9

P-4196/10

P-4196/11

P-4196/12

P-4196/13

Loose sketches #04196, Subseries: "7.1. Sketches by Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight, 1920s-1980s and undated." Folder P-4196/1-13

Folder P-4196/14-19

P-4196/14

P-4196/15

P-4196/16

P-4196/17

P-4196/18

P-4196/19

Sketchbooks #04196, Subseries: "7.1. Sketches by Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight, 1920s-1980s and undated." Folder P-4196/14-19

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.2. Sketches by Others, undated.

About 50 items.

Sketches and other informal art works by friends and co-workers of Francis and Sarah Blakeslee Speight. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder P-4196/20-21

P-4196/20

P-4196/21

Sketches by others #04196, Subseries: "7.2. Sketches by Others, undated." Folder P-4196/20-21

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.3. Photographs, 1900s-1980s.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse 2. Sarah Blakeslee Speight.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Correspondence, 1933-1990 and undated.

About 600 items.

Personal and professional correspondence relating to Sarah Blakeslee Speight. Correspondence relating to both Sarah Blakeslee and Francis Speight is filed in Subgroup 1, Series 1.

See also additions after May 1991.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990.

About 500 items.

Two sizable groups of letters from Sarah Blakeslee to her parents record travel impressions during separate trips to Europe, 1933 and 1934, on scholarship from the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts. Blakeslee made meticulous observations of the landscapes, people, events, and cultures she encountered. Also included are typed transcripts, apparently prepared by Blakeslee's father, of her letters from each trip. Other major events in her life, such as her marriage to Francis Speight in 1936, exhibitions and awards for her work, and Francis's death in 1989, were noted in letters from friends and family. Many letters from her clients reflect Sarah Speight's steady work as a portrait artist, which continued into the 1990s. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 318

1933 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 318

Folder 319

1934-1935 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 319

Folder 320

1936 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 320

Folder 321

1937 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 321

Folder 322

1938-1939 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 322

Folder 323

1940-1949 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 323

Folder 324

1950-1959 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 324

Folder 325

1960-1969 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 325

Folder 326

1970-1979 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 326

Folder 327

1980-1983 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 327

Folder 328

1984-1988 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 328

Folder 329-331

Folder 329

Folder 330

Folder 331

1989 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 329-331

Folder 332

1990 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 332

Folder 333

Undated #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1933-1990." Folder 333

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated.

About 100 items.

Correspondence between Sarah Blakeslee Speight and her long-time friend, anti-war and anti-nuclear activist Margaret Goddard Holt. Other than those from the 1930s, most of the letters collected here were written by Holt. The earliest letters show the two friends working out thoughts on art, life, and relationships, first in the midst of European travels and then back in the United States and entering the working world. By the mid-1940s, after each had married, the focus turned almost entirely to family life. Later, in the 1960s, Holt began to concern herself greatly with the arms race and other issues. Over the 1970s and 1980s, her activism intensified and discussion of world affairs became a central part of nearly all of her letters, along with ruminations on the themes of time and aging. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 334

1934 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 334

Folder 335

1935 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 335

Folder 336

1936 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 336

Folder 337

1937 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 337

Folder 338

1938 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 338

Folder 339

1939 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 339

Folder 340

1940-1948 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 340

Folder 341

1953-1959 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 341

Folder 342

1960-1968 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 342

Folder 343

1971-1979 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 343

Folder 344

1980-1984 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 344

Folder 345

1985-1989 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 345

Folder 346

1990 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 346

Folder 347-348

Folder 347

Folder 348

Undated #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1934-1990 and undated." Folder 347-348

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Other Papers.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 9.1. Blakeslee Family, 1836-1979.

About 100 items.

Correspondence and other items relating to members of the Blakeslee family. Included are notes on Blakeslee family genealogy. The letter that provides the 1836 start date for the entire collection is represented only in the form of a typed transcript. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 349-352

Folder 349

Folder 350

Folder 351

Folder 352

Blakeslee family #04196, Subseries: "9.1. Blakeslee Family, 1836-1979." Folder 349-352

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 9.2. Miscellaneous, 1933-1971.

About 20 items.

Biographical sketch, clippings, lists of paintings, and other items relating to Sarah Blakeslee Speight. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder 353

Miscellaneous #04196, Subseries: "9.2. Miscellaneous, 1933-1971." Folder 353

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 10. Pictures, 1920s-1980s.

About 150 items.

Sketches, sketchbooks, and photographs, relating to Sarah Blakeslee Speight. (A few other sketches by Sarah Blakeslee Speight are filed in Subgroup 1, series 7.1.) Included are pencil sketches in various stages of completion, some ink drawings and charcoal sketches, and a few watercolors and pastels. The photographs consist of a few images of Sarah Blakeslee Speight and of some of her paintings. Photographs of Francis and Sarah Speight together can be found in Subgroup 1, Series 7.3. See also additions after May 1991.

Folder P-4196/33

Photographs of Sarah Blakeslee Speight #04196, Series: "10. Pictures, 1920s-1980s." Folder P-4196/33

Folder P-4196/34-39

P-4196/34

P-4196/35

P-4196/36

P-4196/37

P-4196/38

P-4196/39

Loose sketches #04196, Series: "10. Pictures, 1920s-1980s." Folder P-4196/34-39

Folder P-4196/40-44

P-4196/40

P-4196/41

P-4196/42

P-4196/43

P-4196/44

Sketchbooks #04196, Series: "10. Pictures, 1920s-1980s." Folder P-4196/40-44

Folder P-4196/45

Photographs of Sarah Blakeslee Speight paintings #04196, Series: "10. Pictures, 1920s-1980s." Folder P-4196/45

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Additions After May 1991.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1922-1989 and undated.

About 1400 items.

Correspondence relating either to Francis Speight or to both Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight. See also Subgroup 1, Series 1 of the original collection. Correspondence relating only to Sarah Blakeslee Speight is filed in Subgroup 2, Series 8 of both the original collection and the addition. Series 5.2 of the addition contains letters, 1933-1986, pertaining to Francis Speight's genealogy research.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. 1922-1935.

About 40 items.

A letter, 1923, from brother Allie gives indications of Francis's early interest in Speight genealogy. Letters, 1922-1933, from Speight's mother and sister, Margaret, share family news and offer congratulations on Francis's increasing fame. Sarah Blakeslee appears as the recipient of several letters, 1933-1935, from Francis, with reference to frequent trips he made to see her in Washington, D.C., and his growing feelings for her. Most often, he was writing from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and included news from the school. However in 1935, Francis for the second time taught a summer class at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and wrote to Sarah expressing some anxiety over his work there. See also Subgroup 1, Series 1.1 of the original collection.

Folder 354

1922-1929 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1922-1935." Folder 354

Folder 355

1932-1935 #04196, Subseries: "1.1. 1922-1935." Folder 355

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. 1936-1960.

About 400 items.

Throughout most of 1936, plans and uncertainties surrounding their upcoming wedding were a recurring topic in Francis Speight's letters to fiancee Sarah Blakeslee. Later, several work-related separations early in the marriage, including Sarah's Works Progress Administration commission for a post office mural in Strasburg, Va., 1937-1938, and Francis's service as an art teacher for the United States military at Shrivenham Academy in England, 1945, are reflected in letters from this period. To view both sides of the correspondence, see also Subgroup 1, Series 1.2 of the original collection.

Also included are messages from family in North Carolina updating Francis on his mother's health and brother Jim Speight's 1941 letter offering Francis help in securing an extra job to alleviate money troubles. Later, frequent letters, 1958-1960, from Tom Speight to his parents tell of his adjustment to life at Antioch College.

Folder 356-358

Folder 356

Folder 357

Folder 358

1936 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 356-358

Folder 359

1937 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 359

Folder 360

1938-1939 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 360

Folder 361

1940 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 361

Folder 362

1941-1944 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 362

Folder 363-366

Folder 363

Folder 364

Folder 365

Folder 366

1945 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 363-366

Folder 367

1946-1949 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 367

Folder 368

1950-1953 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 368

Folder 369

1955-1958 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 369

Folder 370

1959-1960 #04196, Subseries: "1.2. 1936-1960." Folder 370

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. 1961-1975.

About 400 items.

Letters from the early 1960s continue to reflect work-enforced separations for the Speights, including time spent by Francis teaching in Philadelphia after the couple had relocated to Greenville, N.C. Much of the correspondence in this section passed between the Speights and their daughter Elisabeth while she attended college, first at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va., and then at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Sarah wrote to Elisabeth extensively during this period, offering direction and encouragement. The Speight children also wrote their parents while traveling in Europe, Elisabeth in 1965-1966 and 1974-1975, and Tom in 1966-1967. On the art front, a letter, 1962, shows Francis puzzled at the relatively low patronage of his wife's work versus that of his own, while in other letters he expressed disappointment at his lack of time and initiative to paint. See also Subgroup 1, Series 1.3 of the original collection.

Folder 371-372

Folder 371

Folder 372

1961 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1975." Folder 371-372

Folder 373-374

Folder 373

Folder 374

1962 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1975." Folder 373-374

Folder 375

1963 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1975." Folder 375

Folder 376

1964 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1975." Folder 376

Folder 377-379

Folder 377

Folder 378

Folder 379

1965 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1975." Folder 377-379

Folder 380-381

Folder 380

Folder 381

1966 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1975." Folder 380-381

Folder 382

1967-1968 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1975." Folder 382

Folder 383

1969-1970 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1975." Folder 383

Folder 384

1971-1974 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1975." Folder 384

Folder 385-386

Folder 385

Folder 386

1975 #04196, Subseries: "1.3. 1961-1975." Folder 385-386

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. 1977-1989.

About 500 items.

Tom Speight's wife, artist Willie Marlowe, appears as a frequent correspondent of this time period, regularly updating Francis and Sarah Speight on the couple's life in Buffalo, N.Y. Many letters pertain to sales and exhibitions of Francis and Sarah's paintings. However, a 1982 letter from a New York City gallery declines an offer of Francis's work, citing a current lack of interest in his style. A number of letters reference Francis's exhibition, 1986, at Taggart, Jorgensen, and Putnam Gallery in Washington, D.C. Several letters, 1983-1989, from Francis to Walter Gardner show Speight in failing health, wondering about death and the possible manifestations of an afterlife. Recollections of his childhood and adult life are interwoven with examinations of his Christian faith and expressions of appreciation for Sarah's care. See also Subgroup 1, Series 1.4 of the original collection.

Folder 387

1977-1980 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 387

Folder 388

1981-1982 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 388

Folder 389

1983 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 389

Folder 390-391

Folder 390

Folder 391

1984 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 390-391

Folder 392-394

Folder 392

Folder 393

Folder 394

1985 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 392-394

Folder 395-398

Folder 395

Folder 396

Folder 397

Folder 398

1986 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 395-398

Folder 399-400

Folder 399

Folder 400

1987 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 399-400

Folder 401

1988 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 401

Folder 402-403

Folder 402

Folder 403

1989 #04196, Subseries: "1.4. 1977-1989." Folder 402-403

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.5. Undated.

About 100 items.

Undated letters and cards, chiefly to or from Francis Speight. Topics and correspondents are largely the same as in the dated correspondence, including letters from the Speight children while traveling Europe, and letters to and from Walter Gardner. See also Subgroup 1, Series 1.5 of the original collection.

Folder 404-408

Folder 404

Folder 405

Folder 406

Folder 407

Folder 408

Undated #04196, Subseries: "1.5. Undated." Folder 404-408

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2. Financial and legal materials, 1926-1989 and undated.

About 20 items.

Items include receipts and bills, 1926, incurred by Francis Speight while traveling in Europe; appraisals and receipts for items donated by the Speights to the Chagrin Falls (Ohio) Historical Society and the Woodmere Art Museum; a draft of a contract for the 1986 Francis Speight exhibition at Washington, D.C.'s Taggart, Jorgensen, and Putnam Gallery; and a copy of Francis Speight's will, finalized in January 1989. See also Subgroup 1, Series 2 of the original collection.

Folder 409

Financial and legal materials #04196, Subseries: "2. Financial and legal materials, 1926-1989 and undated." Folder 409

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3. Writings by Francis Speight, ca. 1918-1986 and undated.

About 40 items.

Writings consist chiefly of an early short story written in a composition book; paragraph-style rhymes printed by the Raleigh, N.C., News and Observer, 1920-1921; scattered reminiscences of Speight's childhood and early years at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and journal-like accounts from the 1980s of sleepless nights and subsequent thoughts of death and eternity. Also included are two loose short stories, possibly written for high school assignments; a Christmas poem; and a tribute to Speight's former art teacher, Ida Poteat, penned shortly after her death, 1940. See also Subgroup 1, Series 3 of the original collection.

Folder 410-413

Folder 410

Folder 411

Folder 412

Folder 413

Writings #04196, Subseries: "3. Writings by Francis Speight, ca. 1918-1986 and undated." Folder 410-413

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4. Clippings and Scrapbooks 1920s-1990s.

About 500 items.

Clippings relate chiefly to Francis and Sarah Blakeslee Speight and their careers in art and teaching. Also included are press releases about the Speights and clippings collected by them on other artists with whom they were acquainted, friends such as Margaret Goddard Holt, towns that they had visited and in some cases painted, restoration work on Francis Speight's birthplace, and various other topics. The first of three scrapbooks was used to collect Audubon bird prints; the others feature art prints and assorted clippings. It is unclear whether the scrapbooks were kept individually by one of the Speights or if the books were a joint effort. Scrapbook enclosures are filed separately from the books themselves. See also Subgroup 1, Series 4 of the original collection.

Folder 414-424

Folder 414

Folder 415

Folder 416

Folder 417

Folder 418

Folder 419

Folder 420

Folder 421

Folder 422

Folder 423

Folder 424

Clippings and press releases #04196, Subseries: "4. Clippings and Scrapbooks 1920s-1990s." Folder 414-424

Folder 424a

V-4196/S-1: Scrapbook of Audubon prints #04196, Subseries: "4. Clippings and Scrapbooks 1920s-1990s." Folder 424a

Folder 425-426

Folder 425

Folder 426

V-4196/S-2: Scrapbook and enclosures #04196, Subseries: "4. Clippings and Scrapbooks 1920s-1990s." Folder 425-426

Folder 427-429

Folder 427

Folder 428

Folder 429

V-4196/S-3: Scrapbook and enclosures #04196, Subseries: "4. Clippings and Scrapbooks 1920s-1990s." Folder 427-429

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5. Speight Family Materials, 1926-1986 and undated.

About 300 items.

Correspondence, genealogical materials, Speight House information, and other items related to the Speight family.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1. Correspondence, 1953-1992.

3 items.

Three postcards, all of which are related either to Tom or Elisabeth Speight, including one from Margaret Goddard Holt. See also Subgroup 1, Series 5.1 of the original collection.

Folder 430

Correspondence #04196, Subseries: "5.1. Correspondence, 1953-1992." Folder 430

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.2. Genealogical Materials, 1933-1986 and undated.

About 300 items.

Chiefly letters, 1933-1986, written to Francis Speight by relatives and others with whom he corresponded in an effort to trace the genealogy of various branches of his family. Also included are notes and photocopies of documents collected by Francis Speight during his research into Speight ancestors and related families. See also Subgroup 1, Series 5.2 of the original collection.

Folder 431-445

Folder 431

Folder 432

Folder 433

Folder 434

Folder 435

Folder 436

Folder 437

Folder 438

Folder 439

Folder 440

Folder 441

Folder 442

Folder 443

Folder 444

Folder 445

Genealogy correspondence #04196, Subseries: "5.2. Genealogical Materials, 1933-1986 and undated." Folder 431-445

Folder 446-447

Folder 446

Folder 447

Genealogy research materials #04196, Subseries: "5.2. Genealogical Materials, 1933-1986 and undated." Folder 446-447

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.3. Miscellaneous, 1926-1986 and undated.

About 25 items.

Scattered items related to the Speight family, including materials from art exhibitions featuring work by Tulie Speight and Elisabeth Speight; a children's Latin book written by Tulie Speight with some illustrations by Francis and Sarah Speight; programs for piano recitals, band concerts, art shows, and plays in which Tom and Elisabeth Speight took part; and a 1984 architectural and historical study of Francis Speight's birthplace.

Folder 448

Speight children #04196, Subseries: "5.3. Miscellaneous, 1926-1986 and undated." Folder 448

Folder 449-451

Folder 449

Folder 450

Folder 451

Speight Birthplace #04196, Subseries: "5.3. Miscellaneous, 1926-1986 and undated." Folder 449-451

Folder 452

Tulie Speight #04196, Subseries: "5.3. Miscellaneous, 1926-1986 and undated." Folder 452

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6. Other Papers, 1923-1993 and undated.

About 300 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.1. Awards and Certificates, 1923-1992 and undated.

About 25 items.

Programs, announcements, and certificates chiefly related to Francis Speight's many honors, including his honorary doctorate from Wake Forest University, 1962, and the dedication of the Francis Speight Auditorium at East Carolina University, 1992. See also Subgroup 1, Series 6.1 of the original collection. For awards and honors pertaining to Sarah Blakeslee Speight, see Subgroup 2, Series 9.2 of the addition.

Folder 453-454

Folder 453

Folder 454

Awards and honors #04196, Subseries: "6.1. Awards and Certificates, 1923-1992 and undated." Folder 453-454

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.2. Biographical Materials, 1949-1990 and undated.

About 25 items.

Curricula vita, membership cards, exhibition catalog text and other biographical items relating to Francis Speight. See also Subgroup 1, Series 6.2 of the original collection.

Folder 455-456

Folder 455

Folder 456

Biographical materials #04196, Subseries: "6.2. Biographical Materials, 1949-1990 and undated." Folder 455-456

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.3. Catalogs of Francis Speight Paintings, 1927-1993 and undated.

About 125 items.

Printed catalogs and invitations for exhibits of Francis Speight's paintings, both one-man shows and multi-artist exhibitions. Some of the venues represented include the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the National Academy of Design. Also included are inventories compiled by Speight and by galleries in which his work was displayed, and a guest register from a 1987 Designer's Corner Gallery exhibit in Philadelphia. See also Subgroup 1, Series 6.3 of the original collection.

Folder 457

Inventories and exhibition invitations #04196, Subseries: "6.3. Catalogs of Francis Speight Paintings, 1927-1993 and undated." Folder 457

Folder 458-483

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Folder 461

Folder 462

Folder 463

Folder 464

Folder 465

Folder 466

Folder 467

Folder 468

Folder 469

Folder 470

Folder 471

Folder 472

Folder 473

Folder 474

Folder 475

Folder 476

Folder 477

Folder 478

Folder 479

Folder 480

Folder 481

Folder 482

Folder 483

Catalogs #04196, Subseries: "6.3. Catalogs of Francis Speight Paintings, 1927-1993 and undated." Folder 458-483

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.4. Juried Exhibit Service, 1928-1971 and undated.

7 items.

Items indicating Francis Speight's activities in jurying art exhibits and competitions, namely catalogs listing Speight as a judge, and a poster showing him with other faculty members, judging scholarship competition entries at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. See also Subgroup 1, Section 6.4 of the original collection.

Folder 484

Juried exhibit service #04196, Subseries: "6.4. Juried Exhibit Service, 1928-1971 and undated." Folder 484

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.5. Notes, 1945-1975 and undated.

About 25 items.

Several small notepads used variously by Francis Speight for notations on genealogical information, religious studies, dreams, and other topics; two notebooks apparently used while a student in high school and at Wake Forest College; a 1945 Royal Academy of the Arts exhibition program with handwritten notes by Speight; and other materials. See also Subgroup 1, Series 6.5 of the original collection.

Folder 485-488

Folder 485

Folder 486

Folder 487

Folder 488

Notes #04196, Subseries: "6.5. Notes, 1945-1975 and undated." Folder 485-488

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.6. Teaching Materials, 1934-1973 and undated.

About 35 items.

Flyers, mailings, school catalogs, and other materials relating to art classes taught by Francis Speight. See also Subgroup 1, Series 6.6 of the original collection.

Folder 489-493

Folder 489

Folder 490

Folder 491

Folder 492

Folder 493

Teaching materials #04196, Subseries: "6.6. Teaching Materials, 1934-1973 and undated." Folder 489-493

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.7. Miscellaneous, 1930-1983 and undated.

About 50 items.

Tickets, guides, programs, and other materials gathered during Francis and Sarah Speight's individual travels to Europe, 1930s and undated; Francis's 1923 passport; a copy of a 1983 Unitarian Universalist sermon on the topic of creation; a survey, drawn by Speight, of some Bertie County, N.C., land; and other items. Also present are several volumes, including the 1917 Wake Forest University annual, The Howler, with illustrations by Francis Speight. See also Subgroup 1, Series 6.7 of the original collection.

Folder 494-495

Folder 494

Folder 495

Miscellaneous papers #04196, Subseries: "6.7. Miscellaneous, 1930-1983 and undated." Folder 494-495

Folder 496

The Howler, 1917 #04196, Subseries: "6.7. Miscellaneous, 1930-1983 and undated." Folder 496

Folder 497

Other volumes #04196, Subseries: "6.7. Miscellaneous, 1930-1983 and undated." Folder 497

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7. Pictures, 1800s-1990s.

About 450 items.

Sketches and photographs, chiefly relating to Francis Speight, but also to Sarah Blakeslee Speight and other artists with whom the couple was acquainted. Other sketches by Sarah Blakeslee Speight are filed in Subgroup 2, Series 10 of both the original collection and the addition. See also Subgroup 1, Series 7 of the original collection.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.1. Sketches by Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight, 1934 and undated.

About 20 items.

Items include a notebook with sketches by both Francis and Sarah Speight and loose pen and pencil sketches, a few of which bear Francis's initials. The unsigned sketches can only be tentatively identified as the work of one of the Speights. See also Subgroup 1, Series 7.1 of the original collection. For other sketches by Sarah Blakeslee Speight, see Subgroup 2, Series 10 of both the original collection and the addition.

Folder P-4196/46

Sketches by Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight #04196, Subseries: "7.1. Sketches by Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight, 1934 and undated." Folder P-4196/46

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.2. Sketches by Others, 1931-1991 and undated.

About 30 items.

Pencil, pen, and crayon sketches, small watercolors, and other formats by Tulie Speight, Walter Gardner, the Speights' daughter-in-law, Willie Marlowe, and others. See also Subgroup 1, Series 7.2 of the original collection.

Folder P-4196/47-48

P-4196/47

P-4196/48

Sketches by others #04196, Subseries: "7.2. Sketches by Others, 1931-1991 and undated." Folder P-4196/47-48

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s.

About 400 items.

Photographs include images of Francis Speight, 1920s-1980s, both alone and with family (including Sarah Blakeslee Speight), friends, and business associates; photos of Speight family members, 1800s-1980s, not including Francis Speight; and photographs of Francis Speight paintings. Photographs of unidentified paintings likely include works by either Francis Speight or Sarah Blakeslee Speight. There is also an album of tintype images of Speight family members and acquaintances. See also Subgroup 1, Series 7.3 of the original collection.

Folder P-4196/49-50

P-4196/49

P-4196/50

Photographs of Francis Speight #04196, Subseries: "7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s." Folder P-4196/49-50

Folder P-4196/51-52

P-4196/51

P-4196/52

Photographs of Francis Speight with family members #04196, Subseries: "7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s." Folder P-4196/51-52

Folder P-4196/53

Photographs of Francis Speight with others #04196, Subseries: "7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s." Folder P-4196/53

Folder P-4196/54-56

P-4196/54

P-4196/55

P-4196/56

Photographs of other Speight family members #04196, Subseries: "7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s." Folder P-4196/54-56

Folder P-4196/57-58

P-4196/57

P-4196/58

Miscellanous photographs #04196, Subseries: "7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s." Folder P-4196/57-58

Folder P-4196/59-65

P-4196/59

P-4196/60

P-4196/61

P-4196/62

P-4196/63

P-4196/64

P-4196/65

Photographs and reproductions of Francis Speight artwork #04196, Subseries: "7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s." Folder P-4196/59-65

Folder P-4196/66

Photographs of unidentified artwork #04196, Subseries: "7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s." Folder P-4196/66

Folder P-4196/67

Slides and 35mm negatives #04196, Subseries: "7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s." Folder P-4196/67

Folder PA-4196/1

Tintype album #04196, Subseries: "7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s." Folder PA-4196/1

Folder P-4196

Assorted negatives #04196, Subseries: "7.3. Photographs, 1800s-1990s." Folder P-4196

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Sarah Blakeslee Speight.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8. Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated.

About 500 items.

Personal and professional correspondence relating to Sarah Blakeslee Speight. See also Subgroup 2, Series 8 of the original collection.

Correspondence relating either to Francis Speight or to both Sarah Blakeslee and Francis Speight is filed in Subgroup 1, Series 1 of both the original collection and the additon.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated.

About 400 items.

Many of the earlier letters were written to Sarah Blakeslee as she traveled Europe on an art scholarship, 1934, and while she was living in Washington, D.C., 1935-1936, prior to her wedding. There are only a few scattered items from the 1940s through the late 1970s. Most materials come from the 1980s and 1990s, including a number of letters to Walter and Jane Gardner. In the 1980s, Sarah wrote most often of Francis's declining health and their daily routine, along with detailed observations of nature. Letters to the Gardners after Francis's death in 1989 show Sarah occupied with portrait work, trips to see family and friends, and taking in boarders from China. Congratulations marked exhibitions and honors for both Sarah and Francis's work in this time, including Sarah's 1994 North Carolina Medal of Achievement in Fine Arts. See also Subgroup 2, Series 8.1 of the original collection.

Folder 498

1931-1970 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated." Folder 498

Folder 499

1972-1987 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated." Folder 499

Folder 500

1988-1989 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated." Folder 500

Folder 501

1990 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated." Folder 501

Folder 502-503

Folder 502

Folder 503

1991 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated." Folder 502-503

Folder 504

1992 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated." Folder 504

Folder 505

1993-1994 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated." Folder 505

Folder 506

1995-1998 #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated." Folder 506

Folder 507-508

Folder 507

Folder 508

Undated #04196, Subseries: "8.1. General Correspondence, 1931-1998 and undated." Folder 507-508

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1936-1998 and undated.

About 100 items.

The early correspondence between Sarah Blakeslee Speight and Margaret Goddard Holt focuses on the women's domestic lives and, during the 1940s, most particularly on their children's development. While there are only scattered letters from the 1950s through much of the 1970s, the correspondence becomes more substantial from 1978 onward. With Francis's deteriorating health and eventual death and the women's own increasing physical limitations, both begin to dwell on the swift passage of time and to sort out their individual spiritual beliefs. Not limited to personal experiences, such thoughts also feed into their discussion of world affairs, particularly environmental issues, nuclear proliferation, and the 1991 Gulf War. See also Subgroup 2, Series 8.2 of the original collection.

Folder 509

1936-1948 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1936-1998 and undated." Folder 509

Folder 510

1952-1989 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1936-1998 and undated." Folder 510

Folder 511

1990-1992 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1936-1998 and undated." Folder 511

Folder 512

1993-1998 #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1936-1998 and undated." Folder 512

Folder 513

Undated #04196, Subseries: "8.2. Margaret Goddard Holt Correspondence, 1936-1998 and undated." Folder 513

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 9. Other Papers.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 9.1. Blakeslee Family, 1944-1988 and undated.

4 items.

Correspondence, a wedding announcement and enclosed photograph, and other items relating to members of the Blakeslee family.

Folder 514

Blakeslee family #04196, Subseries: "9.1. Blakeslee Family, 1944-1988 and undated." Folder 514

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 9.2. Miscellaneous, 1933-1994 and undated.

About 90 items.

Biographical sketches, quotes, writings, and literature pertaining to causes and exhibitions in which Sarah Blakeslee Speight was interested; exhibition catalogs and inventories of her own paintings; programs and certificates marking awards and honors she received, including the 1994 North Carolina Medal of Achievement in Fine Arts; a journal and notebook apparently used during one of her visits to Europe, 1933 and 1934; and assorted notes and writings tentatively identified as being in her handwriting.

Folder 515

Awards and honors #04196, Subseries: "9.2. Miscellaneous, 1933-1994 and undated." Folder 515

Folder 516

Biographical materials, etc. #04196, Subseries: "9.2. Miscellaneous, 1933-1994 and undated." Folder 516

Folder 517-519

Folder 517

Folder 518

Folder 519

Exhibitions and inventories #04196, Subseries: "9.2. Miscellaneous, 1933-1994 and undated." Folder 517-519

Folder 520

Journal and notebook #04196, Subseries: "9.2. Miscellaneous, 1933-1994 and undated." Folder 520

Folder 521

Notes and writings #04196, Subseries: "9.2. Miscellaneous, 1933-1994 and undated." Folder 521

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 10. Pictures, 1964-1993 and undated.

About 100 items.

Sketches and photographs relating to Sarah Blakeslee Speight. A few other sketches by Sarah Blakeslee Speight are filed in Subgroup 1, Series 7.1 of the original collection and the addition.

Photographs consist of images of Sarah Blakeslee Speight, some of her paintings, and various family and friends. Images of Sarah and Francis Speight together can be found in Subgroup 1, Series 7.3 of the original collection and the addition. See also Subgroup 2, Series 10 of the original collection.

Folder P-4196/68

Photographs of Sarah Blakeslee Speight #04196, Subseries: "10. Pictures, 1964-1993 and undated." Folder P-4196/68

Folder P-4196/69

Miscellaneous photographs #04196, Subseries: "10. Pictures, 1964-1993 and undated." Folder P-4196/69

Folder P-4196/70-71

P-4196/70

P-4196/71

Photographs and reproductions of Sarah Blakeslee Speight artwork #04196, Subseries: "10. Pictures, 1964-1993 and undated." Folder P-4196/70-71

Folder P-4196/72

Sarah Blakeslee Speight sketch and sketchbook #04196, Subseries: "10. Pictures, 1964-1993 and undated." Folder P-4196/72

Folder P-4196/73

Slide of a Sarah Blakeslee Speight painting #04196, Subseries: "10. Pictures, 1964-1993 and undated." Folder P-4196/73

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Items separated include: Pictures (P-4196), oversize pictures (OP-P-4196), oversize papers (OP-4196.A and OP-4196.B), oversize volumes (V-4196/S-1 to S-3), oversize negatives, and a photograph album (PA-4196).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom with assistance from Joy Barfield, Patricia Townsend, Nikki McLean, 1990, 1991, and subsequent additions

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, April 2004

Additions are organized in the same way as, but are not incorporated into, the original deposit. Some subseries have been added.

Updated in January 2005 by Jessica Tyree

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