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Charles W. Chesnutt Collection

The Charles W. Chesnutt Collection contains materials such as (1 box) of personal correspondence of Charles W. Chesnutt (1926 - 1938).  The box contains two (2) original letters of Charles W. Chesnutt to his sister Anne dated March 31, 1926 & July 20, 1929.  It also contains mostly xerox copies of letters (from Western Reserve Historical Society Library in Cleveland, Ohio and Fisk University) (1890 - 1929); There are also (18 boxes) which includes personal correspondence of Annie C. Waddell (1939 - 1956) and Sara Chesnutt (1908 - 1969; Legal papers of Annie C. Waddell & Sara Chesnutt (1821 - 1969) such as: Deeds (1836 – 1940); Wills (1921 - 1938); Awards/ Honors/Certificates (1907 - 1930); Retirement Papers (1941 –1 968); and Income Tax Records.  The Chesnutt Collection also includes pictures of family and friends (1869 – 1969); Newspaper and Magazine Clippings; and Scrapbooks with (cards of all occasions) and Post Cards.  The majority of Charles W. Chesnutt’s Original Collection is located at Fisk University in Tennessee.

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