Lucy Dickinson Urquhart Papers, 1865-1973 (Ms1987-046)

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Lucy Dickinson Urquhart Papers, 1865-1973 (Ms1987-046)


Local/Regional History and Appalachian South


The Lucy Dickinson Urquhart Papers contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, and poetry and advertisements by Lucy Dickinson Urquhart. The collection also includes correspondence, papers, and other materials related to her family.

Various family announcements, including wedding invitations and funeral service programs from family members are present. Stories, poetry, and advertisements by Urquhart are also in the collection. Many of Urquhart's stories depict life in the South and are written in a Southern dialect. Beyond her and her family's papers, other notes on the Baptist Church, the Smyth County Museum, and Norfolk and Western information from the 1917 War Revenue Act are in the collection.

Of special note, the collection contains a letter from K. D. Urquhart dated from the Civil War asking for command of an all black regiment. There are comments, supposedly written by Lucy Urquhart, on the bottom suggesting the name is a fake, as the name is spelled incorrectly. There is also correspondence between Lucy Urquhart and Time and Life Magazine in New York City surrounding the coverage of African Americans in Southern newspapers in the wake of Emmit Till's murder. Furthermore, a few published materials, including a 1911 VPI Student Handbook and a 1912 Spalding Catalogue are part of the collection.


Urquhart, Lucy Dickinson





Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Lucy Dickinson Urquhart Papers, Ms1987-046, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

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Special Collections, Virginia Tech

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