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Guide To the Catharine Graney and Goyne Windle Papers
 

Accession Number: 69
Catharine Graney and Goyne Windle Papers, 1902-1906
Bulk Dates, 1905-1906
0.8 linear feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview
Series I - Catharine Graney Correspondence
Series II - Latelle Graney Correspondence
Series III - Pleasant Howard Correspondence
Series IV - Catharine Graney Correspondence
Series V - Latelle Graney Correspondence


Overview

These are the letters of Catharine Graney, of Flemington and Rowlesburg, West Virginia and Goyne Windle, who worked as a clerk for the Blaine and Potomac Coal Mining Company. While many of the letters concern the courtship and eventual marriage of Graney and Windle, there are many other interesting details. Catharine Graney's letters concern family and social life in Flemington as well as her teaching duties at a local school. Goyne Windle's correspondence describes work and social life in the coal camps, studying at Mountain Business College, and bouts of depression. Other letters from Latelle Graney, Catharine's brother, and Pleasant Howard, a girlfriend of Goyne's, add further insight into small town life in West Virginia. Fragmentary letters from other friends and relatives of Catherine and Goyne are also present.

Series Description
2 Manuscript Boxes

Series I Catharine Graney Correspondence Box 1

This series consists of letters written to and from Catherine Graney from 1905-1906. Subjects include school duties, family life and the social round of Flemington. Other letters document her relationship with and marriage to Goyne Windle.
  1. Correspondence, n.d.; January & October 1905
  2. Correspondence, November-December 1905
  3. Correspondence, January-March 1906
  4. Correspondence, April 1906
  5. Correspondence, May 1906
  6. Correspondence, June 1906
  7. Correspondence, July 1906
  8. Correspondence, August-September 1906
  9. Correspondence, October-November 1906

Series II Latelle Graney Correspondence Box 2

This series consists of several letters written by Latelle Graney from 1905-1906. Graney's letters describe life and work in the coal camp, especially in the company offices. His letters also encourage Goyne in his own work.
  1. Correspondence, 1905-1906

Series III Pleasant Howard Correspondence Box 2

Pleasant Howard's letters describe her life in Bloomington, Maryland and her devotion to Goyne Windle.
  1. Correspondence, n.d.; 1904-1905

Series IV Goyne Windle Correspondence Box 2

These letters reveal Windle's courtship of Catharine Graney, studying, attending plays and other social events in the coal camp. Also included are descriptions of work and living in a boarding house. Many of the letters discuss Goyne's struggle with depression, as well as his relationship with Catharine Graney.
  1. Correspondence, no date
  2. Correspondence, 1905
  3. Correspondence, January-May 1906
  4. Correspondence, June-November 1906

Series V Miscellaneous Box 2

This series consists of fragmentary letters from friends and relatives of Catharine Graney and Goyne Windle.
  1. Correspondence, n.d.; 1902; 1904-1906

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