Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 07: Directors
KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE 1912
May – December
TAGS: Katherine Pettit correspondence 1912 ; Ethel de Long (Zande) ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Pine Mountain, KY ; Richard Chaffey ; soil sampling ; University of KY ; land negotiations ; E.M. Nolan ; Louis [Lewis] Lyttle ; John Shell ; Hindman, KY ; Prohibition ; West Virginia Ratification Federation ; WCTU ; railroad right-of-way ; Charles Robb ;
KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE 19I2: GALLERY
KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE 19I2: CONTENTS
1912 May 30. Katherine Pettit to Richard Chaffey, Elkens [sic], W.Va. [002-003].
Soil sampling by University of Kentucky ; Land at head of Greasy Creek negotiation ; describes land needs of 600 acres but aims for 300; working toward endowment of $100,00 for Hindman before leaving for new school, PMSS ; notes her 18 years working in mountains of Kentucky ; “The average school teaches the child to answer such questions as ‘What do you know?’ but we think that the question that life itself puts to him, ‘What can you do?’ is of equal importance.” ; sending literature about the new school ;
1912 May 30. Typewritten TRANSCRIPT OF ABOVE. 
1912 June 17. TRANSCRIPT. Mr. E.M. Nolan, Dryhill, Ky. to Louis [Lewis] Lyttle, Slemp, Ky. 
Advises that the chances are against PMSS in securing 100 acres of land from John Shell. Suggests rental or leasing of the land for the School.
1912 July 22. Richard Chaffey, William, W.Va, to Katherine Pettit, Hindman, Ky. 
Describes fight in state of West Virginia for Prohibition and encloses literature. Indicates he is very busy and will send check to support new PMSS school when he hears from Pettit. Enclosed literature includes campaign subscription from the West Virginia Ratification Federation and flyer, “West Va. Saloons Cannot be Run Without Boys. Which Will You Protect — the Boy or the Saloon?” 
1912. Campaign subscription from the West Virginia Ratification Federation. 
1912. Flyer “West Va. Saloons Cannot be Run Without Boys. Which Will You Protect — the Boy or the Saloon?” 
1912 July 22. TRANSCRIPT OF ABOVE LETTER from Richard Chaffey to Katherine Pettit. 
1912 August 7. Handwritten letter from E.M Nolan to Katherine Pettit. [011-013]
Reports on meeting with John Shell regarding donation of some land and is optimistic that he will allow some land to go to the School. Nolan asks Pettit to describe in a letter the kind of school she is planning so he can relay information to Shell. Describes some coverlet drafts his wife had and promises to look for them. Thanks Pettit for her help of the mountain people.
1912 August 7. TRANSCRIPT OF ABOVE. 
1912 September 17. Richard Chaffey, William, West Va., to Katherine Pettit, Hindman, Ky. [015-016]
Shares information on the W.C.T.U. in West Virginia and progress on the State Prohibition Amendment work. Notes that he and Mr. Wilson will send support checks to Pettit when she starts building. Discusses the right-of-way for the railroad to remove timber belonging to Chaffey’s company, Says the railroad will be removed when timber has been exhausted. Invites Pettit to come to W.Va. for a meeting of the W.C.T.U. address of Mrs. Arnett of Georgia.
1912 September 17. TRANSCRIPT OF ABOVE. 
1912 September 23. Charles Robb, Elkins, W.Va. to Katherine Pettit, Hindman, Ky. 
Robb, lawyer for timber company, regarding construction of railway across PMSS school campus. Wants a verbal agreement. Declines to support School and suggests he does not know what the Judge overseeing negotiations will do regarding donation to School.
1912 September 23. TRANSCRIPT OF ABOVE. 
1912 December 5. E.M. Nolan to Katherine Pettit. 
Notes visit from Ethel de Long and company. Went to John Shell again to ask for land, but Shell was sick and he was unable to talk to him. Talked with Kenneth [Shell?] and thought John Shell might donate a small tract of land.
1912 December 5. TRANSCRIPT OF ABOVE. 
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