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Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers

Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers
Creator: Caldwell family
Creator: Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1949
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms1557
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ira S. Caldwell, Presbyterian minister, married Caroline Bell, parents of Erskine Caldwell, resided in Wrens, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence to Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell from 1917-1949. Mainly contains correspondence from their son, Erskine Caldwell; with some from his wives, Helen Lannigan Caldwell, Margaret Bourke-White, and June Johnson Caldwell; and his children Janet, Pixy, and Dabney Caldwell. Erskine's letters chronicle his personal life and professional career: beginning as a college student; then while living in Mt. Vernon, Maine; traveling in Europe; living in Darien, Connecticut; working in Russia; and working in Hollywood, California. The collection also contains some correspondence relating to Ira S. Caldwell's work with the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, a typewritten manuscript by I.S. Caldwell, clippings, and a few photographs.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged roughly in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers, ms 1557, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature.
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Clergy -- Georgia.
Europe -- Description and travel.
Families -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Presbyterians -- Georgia.
World War, 1939-1945.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1920
12Correspondence, 1921
13Correspondence, 1922
14Correspondence, 1924
15Correspondence, 1927
16Correspondence, 1928
17Correspondence, 1929
18Correspondence, 1930
19Correspondence, 1934
110Correspondence, 1935
111Correspondence, 1936
112Correspondence, 1937
113Correspondence, 1938
114Correspondence, 1939
115Correspondence, 1940
116Correspondence, 1941
117Correspondence, 1942
118Correspondence, 1943
21Correspondence, 1944 January-July
22Correspondence, 1944 August 1-20
23Correspondence, 1944 August 20-23
24Correspondence, 1944 August 24-26
25Correspondence, 1944 August 27-31
26Correspondence, 1944 September-December
27Correspondence, 1946 October 7
28Correspondence, 1947
29Correspondence, 1948 June 6
210Correspondence, 1949
211Correspondence, undated
212Newspaper articles regarding Erskine Caldwell, 1937-1946
213Newspaper articles regarding Ira S. Caldwell, undated
214General newspaper clippings, 1921, 1939, undated
215Photographs, 1941-1942, undated
216Printed Material, 1948, undated
A short catechism for young children by John Brown; The Westminster shorter catechism ratified by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States at Augusta, Ga., December 4, 1861; University of Arizona Bulletin
217Envelopes, 1917-1944
218Manuscript (typewritten), circa 1941
219Miscellaneous, 1932-1947