Accession Number: 69
Catharine Graney and Goyne Windle Papers, 1902-1906
Bulk Dates, 1905-1906
0.8 linear feet
Series I - Catharine Graney Correspondence
Series II - Latelle Graney Correspondence
Series III - Pleasant Howard Correspondence
Series IV - Catharine Graney
Series V - Latelle Graney Correspondence
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.
2 Manuscript Boxes
||Catharine Graney Correspondence
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.
- Correspondence, n.d.; January & October 1905
- Correspondence, November-December 1905
- Correspondence, January-March 1906
- Correspondence, April 1906
- Correspondence, May 1906
- Correspondence, June 1906
- Correspondence, July 1906
- Correspondence, August-September 1906
- Correspondence, October-November 1906
||Latelle Graney Correspondence
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.
- Correspondence, 1905-1906
||Pleasant Howard Correspondence
Pleasant Howard's letters describe her life in Bloomington, Maryland and her
devotion to Goyne Windle.
- Correspondence, n.d.; 1904-1905
||Goyne Windle Correspondence
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.
- Correspondence, no date
- Correspondence, 1905
- Correspondence, January-May 1906
- Correspondence, June-November 1906
This series consists of fragmentary letters from friends and relatives of Catharine
Graney and Goyne Windle.
- Correspondence, n.d.; 1902; 1904-1906
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