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A Guide to the Mabel Martin Wyrick Local History Collection
 
Accession Number: 37
Mabel Martin Wyrick Local History Collection
Bulk Dates, 1854-1893, 1983
Online Catalog Record (BANC)


Overview
Series I - Correspondence and Records
Series II - Family Records and Correspondence
Series III - The Laurel River Association of United Baptist Minutes
Series IV - Photograph, Even Jones House
Series V - Union Songster


1 Manuscript Box

Access and Use

Preferred Citation: Mabel Martin Wyrick Local History Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, Ky.

Overview

These are family records and stories, published writings and correspondence of Mabel Martin Wyrick, a writer and community historian (Whitley - Knox - Laurel Counties) from Corbin, Kentucky. She wrote for several local publications, including “Factual Folklore” and “Mabel’s Fables for the London Sentinel-Echo (Ky.) and the Corbin Times-Tribune (Ky.), and published a book entitled If Quilts Could Talk, I'd Listen (1988).

Box List

Series I
Correspondence and Records
Box 1

This series consists mainly of mid 1980s correspondence with Loyal Jones of the Berea College Appalachian Center. There is also a variety of other items including hand-written words of the ballad “The Blind Girl,” a 1872 Charleston, SC newspaper, a Gift Concert notice with family names and dates, and newspaper articles by Wyrick.

  1. Mabel Martin Wyrick Correspondence
Series II
Family Records and Correspondence
Box 1, cont.

This series consists of letters of Jarvis J. Jones and E.C. Anderson, along with descriptive letters by Ms. Wyrick. A collection of 19th century envelopes is also included.

  1. Jarvis J. Jones Correspondence, 1854
  2. E.C. Anderson Correspondence, Arkansas, 1880 - 1916
  3. Envelopes, misc.
Series III
The Laurel River Association of United Baptist Minutes
Box 1, cont.

This series consists of annual meeting minutes of the Laurel River United Baptist Association for the years 1883, 1887, 1923, and 1936. There is also a descriptive letter from Wyrick.

  1. The Laurel River Association of United Baptist Minutes, 1883, 1887, 1923, and 1936
Series IV
Photograph, Even Jones House
Box 1, cont.

This series consists of a photograph of the Even Jones house located near London, Kentucky along with a descriptive letter from Wyrick.

  1. Photograph, Even Jones House, London, Kentucky
Series V
Union Songster
Box 1, cont.

This series consists of a small Civil War era songbook dated 1861.

  1. Union Songster, 1861

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