KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE 1917

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 07: Directors

KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE, January, May, August, November 1917


TAGS: Katherine Pettit ; Ethel de Long ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Pine Mountain, KY ; board meetings; Christmas activities ; Mr. [Leon] Deschamps ; students ; barn work ; cows ; crops ; Mr. [Luigi] Zande ; Laurel House ; Uncle William Creech ; the road ; photographers ; Mr. Sumner Appleton ; Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities ; “Min” (Mrs. Walter Bullock) ; Red Cross ; fundraising ; Angela Melville ; Celia Cathcart ; “Buddie” (Mr. Bernard Gratz Norton) ; School House ; Laurel House ; Miss Fawcett ; canning ; reservoir ; gift boxes for babies ; Lynch, KY ; Catholic School in Corbin, KY ;


GALLERY


CONTENTS

Handwritten list of Katherine Pettit’s correspondence in 1917. [001]

January 12, 1917 [2 pages]. [Unsigned] KP to Mrs. J. R. Morton, Lexington, KY. Arranges for board meeting in Lexington; describes Christmas at Pine Mt.; Mr. Deschamps’ work in P.M. forest, teaching, and growing perfect acre; anecdotes about the children. [002-003]

May 9, 1917 [2 pages]. Katherine Pettit to Mrs. J. R. Morton, Lexington, KY. Tells about her barn job and cows; planting crops by Mr. Deschamps, Mr. Zande and the children ; new Laurel House dining room; Uncle William’s meeting in Louisville concerning the road; visiting photographers, including Mr. Sumner Appleton of Boston, connected with Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Handwritten notation in margin, first page: “Please excuse the nibs [ink smears?].” Notation, second page: “My love for Buddie. I would like to know what he and Jim have to say now.” [004-005]

August 1, 1917 [1 page]. [Unsigned] KP to “Min” (Mrs. Walter Bullock), Lexington, KY. Sent money for Red Cross of Harlan; croquet net arrived; fundraising efforts by Miss [Angela] Melville, Celia Cathcart and Ethel de Long; describes hauling and road maintenance difficulties, showing need for new road. [006]

August 21, 1917 [2 pages]. Katherine Pettit to “Buddie” (Mr. Bernard Gratz Norton), Harbor Springs, MI. Reminiscences about her summer visit to Michigan; fundraising for the road; donations by Harlan mine operators; progress of schoolhouse; Laurel House; Miss Fawcett’s work with chickens and cows; canning; reservoir. Handwritten notation on second page: “Has your mother seen Mrs. Freeman – [?indecipherable]” [007-008]

November 15, 1917 [2 pages]. Katherine Pettit to Mrs. J.R. Norton, Lexington, KY. Thanks Mrs. Norton for her week’s stay; planting raspberries; making gift boxes for new babies; moving to new schoolhouse in December; children anecdotes; new town of Lynch; Catholic School in Corbin. Handwritten notation on second page: “Love to you & Buddie & Mannie.” [009-010]


SEE:

KATHERINE PETTIT BIOGRAPHY

KATHERINE PETTIT COMMONPLACE BOOK

KATHERINE PETTIT BOOK COLLECTION

KATHERINE PETTIT PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

KATHERINE PETTIT DYE BOOK

KATHERINE PETTIT – “Weaving at Pine Mountain – Beginnings”

GUIDE TO KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE, 1911 – 1936