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Papers, 1940-1960.

Author: Rebecca Yancey Williams
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Predominently correspondence, 1940-1942, written to Rebecca (Yancey) Williams concerning her book, The Vanishing Virginian (1940), a semi-biographical story about her father, Lynchburg, Va., lawyer Robert Davis Yancey (1855-1931). Correspondents include Spring Byington, Douglas Southall Freeman, Francis Pendleton Gaines, Meta Glass, Kathryn Grayson, and Margaret (Mitchell) Marsh. Also included are writings,
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Genealogy
Biography
Named Person: Spring Byington; William Byrd; Thomas West De la Warr, Baron; Douglas Southall Freeman; Francis Pendleton Gaines; Meta Glass; Kathryn Grayson; Virgil Carrington Jones; Margaret Mitchell; William Munford Tuck; Rebecca Yancey Williams; Rebecca Yancey Williams; Robert Davis Yancey; West family
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Yancey Williams
OCLC Number: 33953252
Notes: In the collections of the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va. (Mss1/W6767/d).
Description: 804 items.

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Predominently correspondence, 1940-1942, written to Rebecca (Yancey) Williams concerning her book, The Vanishing Virginian (1940), a semi-biographical story about her father, Lynchburg, Va., lawyer Robert Davis Yancey (1855-1931). Correspondents include Spring Byington, Douglas Southall Freeman, Francis Pendleton Gaines, Meta Glass, Kathryn Grayson, and Margaret (Mitchell) Marsh. Also included are writings, including an unfinished work, "The Great Adventure: Jamestown, Virginia"; essays concerning William Byrd II, African Americans, and a train trip from Alexandria to Charlottesville, Va., and reviews of the works of other authors, chiefly of books on southern subjects; a speech on Thomas West, Lord De la Warr, governor of Virginia; and notes on the West family.

Also included is the dairy, 1946 January 1 - June 20 (copy), of Virgil Carrington Jones, executive secretary to Virginia governor William Munford Tuck, a speech, 1948, by Tuck, and notes by Jones and Williams concerning Tuck.

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