Lena Martin letters

Lena Martin letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lena Martin letters
Creator: Martin, Lena Emerson, -1966
Inclusive Dates: 1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2253
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lena Emerson Martin, a native of Coweta County, Georgia, taught chemistry at the Lucy Cobb Institute and Georgia State College for Women. At the start of World War II, she went to work as a chemist for the Davidson Chemical Company in Baltimore in its explosives division. After the war she worked as a chemist with the U. S. Rubber Company in Hogansville, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters written to Lena Martin dated 1918, and 1942-1945. Letters are mainly from Dr. Edward Dawson (referred to also by his nickname of "Dr. Dorsey") and Leo Lucker, and regard packages, family matters, and current events. The collection also includes a copy of a letter dated 1865, a photograph of Battalion Staff, an issue of Current Events dated 1915, and a funeral announcement of William II dated 1918.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lena Martin letters, ms2253, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

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