KATHERINE PETTIT Correspondence 1913

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 07: Directors

KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE, February – September 1913


TAGS: Katherine Pettit ; Ethel de Long ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Pine Mt., KY ; Miss Wilson ; mountain schools ; land donations ; farming ; buildings ; board members ; curriculum ; model cottages ; Mrs. Morton ; Nurse Davis ; Elizabeth Moore ; Mary Rockwell ; State Library Commission ; Merritt Wilson ; Kentweva Coal & Lumber Co. ; Wildell, WV ; William Creech, Sr. ; Judge A.B. Cornett ; deeds ; tram roads ; rights-of-way ; surveys ; Mr. Chaffey ; Charles S. Robb ; Elkins, WV ;


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CONTENTS

Handwritten list of 1913 correspondence to and from Miss Pettit. [001]

February 4, 1913. Charles S. Robb to Katherine Pettit. Robb is authorized to arrange details of transfer of Creech property to PMSS. [002]
Typewritten TRANSCRIPT of February 4, 1913 letter. [003]

February 6, 1913. Katherine Pettit, Lexington, KY, to Charles Robb, Elkins, W. Va. Details of surveying and transferring Creech land to PMSS; leaving Hindman for P.M. [004]
Handwritten note on reverse side of Feb. 6, 1913, letter: “Copy of letter sent Mr. Robb March 1913”. [004a]
Typewritten TRANSCRIPT of February 6, 1913, letter. [05]

March 20, 1913. [unsigned] Katherine Pettit[?] to Miss Wilson. Describes plans for a mountain school: name of school, location, land donations, farming, buildings, board members, curriculum, mountain character; invites Miss Wilson to raise money for a model cottage for girls and join the staff. [006-011]

May 30, 1913. Miss Pettit on PMSS stationary to Mrs. Morton, Lexington, KY. Nurse Davis to attend Middlesboro meeting; Pettit invites Morton to P.M.; gives directions; reading material; Victrola records; Elizabeth Moore, board member, and Miss Rockwell visited; State Library Commission offered books. [012-013]

September 1, 1913. Katherine Pettit to Merritt Wilson, Kentweva Coal & Lumber Co., Wildell, W. Va. Pettit and Mr. Creech object to right-of-way clause in Kentweva’s deed. [014]
Typewritten TRANSCRIPT of September 1, 1913, letter. [015]

September 10, 1913. [unsigned] KP to Judge Cornett. Sends him deed between Kentweva and Wm. Creech, Sr. with objectionable clause (about temporary tram road across the land) crossed out; provides re-worded clause. [016-017]
Handwritten note on reverse side of September 10, 1913, letter: “Letter to Judge Cornett about Uncle Wm. and the deed. Sept 18, 1913.” [018]
Typewritten TRANSCRIPT of September 10, 1913, to Judge Cornett. [019]

September 10, 1913. Merritt Wilson, Pres., Kentweva Coal & Lumber Co., on letterhead for Wildell (W. Va.) Lumber Company, to Miss Pettit. His stockholders and directors wish to keep original clause; offers survey to indicate location of right-of-way. [020]
Typewritten TRANSCRIPT of September 10, 1913, letter from Merritt Wilson. [021]

September 12, 1913. Handwritten on half-page by A.B. Cornett, Dealer in Real Estate, Harlan, KY, to Ethel de Long, Pine Mt. Cornett is not authorized to change deed; Mr. Wilson is the only one who can do so; his opinion of the clause in question. [022]
Typewritten TRANSCRIPT of September 12, 1913, letter. [023]

September 17, 1913. [unsigned]. E. de Long to A.B. Cornett. We “understand the matter of the change in the clause” & sent the deed first to Cornett, hoping his opinion would help P.M., before his forwarding it to Wilson. [024]
Handwritten note on reverse side of September 17, 1913, letter; “To Judy[?] & Cornett about deed Sept 17.” [001]
Typewritten TRANSCRIPT of September 17, 1913, letter. [026]

September 18, 1913. [unsigned] KP to Merritt Wilson, President, Kentweva, Wildell, W. Va. Stressed importance of a visit to P.M. by Wilson re right-of-way question; quotes explanations of right-of-way from Mr. Chaffey and Mr. Wilson; describes Wm. Creech’s fears that railroad will be permanent. [027-029]
Handwritten note on reverse side of September 18, 1913, letter: “Copy of letter to Mr. Wilson Sept. 18.” [030]
Typewritten TRANSCRIPT of September 18, 1913, letter. [031-032]

September 26, 1913. Merritt Wilson to Katherine Pettit [letterhead: Charles S. Robb, Elkins, W. Va.]. Sends revised right-of-way clause stating railroad will be temporary; cannot include Mr. Creech’s request not to damage school property. [033]
Typewritten TRANSCRIPT of September 26, 1913, letter. [034]


SEE:

KATHERINE PETTIT BIOGRAPHY

GUIDE TO KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE, 1911 – 1936

KATHERINE PETTIT COMMONPLACE BOOK

KATHERINE PETTIT BOOK COLLECTION

KATHERINE PETTIT PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

KATHERINE PETTIT DYE BOOK

KATHERINE PETTIT – “Weaving at Pine Mountain – Beginnings”