CELIA CATHCART CORRESPONDENCE

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Staff/Personnel
Series 04: Board of Trustees

CELIA CATHCART CORRESPONDENCE


TAGS: Celia Cathcart Correspondence ; publications ; articles ; biographies ; The Outlook ; The Road-Maker ; narratives ; maps ;


CELIA CATHCART CORRESPONDENCE AT PMSS: Contents

The correspondence of Celia Cathcart at PMSS is spread among other collections, most notably  correspondence related to the construction of “THE ROAD”, an important passage across Pine Mountain, now referred to as “Laden Trail.”  Other correspondence of note is located in the papers of Ethel de Long Zande, a co-founder of the School. Various additional correspondence is scattered among the files of colleagues and Board of Trustees with whom Cathcart worked during her many years associated with Pine Mountain Settlement School.  The School is fortunate to have a working relationship with the Cathcart family and their large collection of letters, many related to Pine Mountain, have been shared and are included in the offering of CELIA CATHCART CORRESPONDENCE (See second section, below).

[In process]

1999–07-14  [cathcart_001.jpg] – Correspondence
Bill (W.C.) Holton, London, OH, to “Milly,” July 14, [Notation: “1999”]

1984-02-20  [cathcart_002.jpg] – Narrative
“Celia Cathcart Holton” [Notation: “by William Cathcart Holton, Julia Holton Todd’s father.”] Page 1, February 20, 1984.

[cathcart_003.jpg] – Narrative
“Celia Cathcart Holton.” page 2 of 3.

[cathcart_004.jpg] – Narrative
“Celia Cathcart Holton.” page 3 of 3.

[cathcart_005.jpg] – Narrative
“Celia Cathcart Holton (Supplementary Notes by Richard H. Holton),” page 1 of 4.

[cathcart_006.jpg] – Narrative
“Celia Cathcart Holton (Supplementary Notes by Richard H. Holton),” page 2 of 4.

[cathcart_007.jpg] – Narrative
“Celia Cathcart Holton (Supplementary Notes by Richard H. Holton),” page 3 of 4.

[cathcart_008.jpg] – Narrative
“Celia Cathcart Holton (Supplementary Notes by Richard H. Holton),” page 3 of 4.

[cathcart_009.jpg] – Publication (Cover)
“The Outlook, An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Current Life. “April 13, 1921. [Image of cover with notation: “Holton See Page 588”]

[cathcart_010.jpg] – Publication (Article)
“A Funeralizing on Robber’s Creek by Celia Cathcart Holton.” Page 588. [Article from “The Outlook” April 13, 1921].

[cathcart_011.jpg] – Publication (Cover)
“The Road-Maker, A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Practical Problems of Highway Transportation.” Vol. XI; No. 4, July 1915. [Image of cover.]

[cathcart_012.jpg] – Publication (Article, first of 3 pages)
“Where the Trail Now Ends” By Celia S. Cathcart. Page 12 of “The Road-Maker,” July 1917.

[cathcart_013.jpg] – Publication (Photos, second page of 3)
A page of 9 photos accompanying article by Celia Cathcart. Page 13 of “The Road-Maker,” July 1917.

[cathcart_014.jpg] – Publication (Photos)
DUPLICATE OF [cathcart_13.jpg]

[cathcart_015.jpg] – Publication (Article continued, third page of 3)
“Where the Trail Now Ends” By Celia S. Cathcart. Page 14 of “The Road-Maker,” July 1917. Continuation of article, accompanied by a hand-drawn map showing proposed road from Dillon, KY, to PMSS.


CELIA CATHCART CORRESPONDENCE HELD BY FAMILY

CELIA CATHCART HOLTON & PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL
COPIES OF LETTERS IN POSSESSION OF JULIA HOLTON TODD, CELIA’S GRANDDAUGHTER

The summer of 1999 several members of our family stayed at Pine Mountain for a few days. We were given access to files in the office and made copies of the following letters. Quality of the copies varies greatly.
April 10, 2017 I quickly skimmed the 400+ scanned images placed in Dropbox in March 2017. It appears that NONE of the following letters are in that group of 400+.
Julia Holton Todd, April 10, 2017

1916

1916-06-05  Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. June 5, 1916. Giving news about PM school and buildings being constructed and expressing gratitude that Celia has agreed to raise $25,000 for the road.

1916-08-03  Letter from [William Roe?], Swenson Evaporator Company, to Celia Cathcart. August 3, 1916. Giving advice regarding Celia’s upcoming road campaign, including the idea to use chain letters and to publish stories about PM and the road in various journals. Includes an example chain mail letter addressed to “John Doe”.

1916-09-01  Letter from Jessie Lee Roberts, The Commercial-News, to Ethel DeLong. Sept. 1, 1916. Sending, at Celia’s request, three articles to be edited and published about road.

1916-10-07  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss de Long. Oct. 7, 1916. Stating that campaign efforts in Harlan have been unsuccessful due to unusually high taxes, and car shortages and describing her intent to delay the campaign there.

1916-10-16  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss Hench. Oct. 16, 1916. Requesting 1000 copies of Uncle William’s reasons and school stationery.

1916-10-19  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. October 19, 1916. Consoling Celia for her discouragement in Harlan and encouraging her. Mentions a school cornerstone ceremony.

1916-10-27  Letter from? to Miss Cathcart. October 27 1916. References an article Ms. Cathcart wrote for Dr. Stucky and gives some ideas for revision. Mentions road project and the need to seek state aid. Advises Miss Cathcart to use stories that will “touch people’s hearts.”

1916-10-29  Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. October 29, 1916. Approving Celia’s plan to seek 25 cent contributions and encouraging her to formulate her campaign plans as she goes to each place.

1916-11-01  Letter from ? to Celia. November 1, 1916. Contains several news items regarding correspondence and the school.

1916-11-08  Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. November 8, 1916. Regarding letters of introduction for Louisville.

1916-11-08  Letter from? to Miss Ingram. November 8, 1916. Asking whether Celia may stay at the Neighborhood house in Louisville during her campaign.

1916-11-08  Letter from ? to Cousin Minnie. November 8, 1916. Seeking introductions for Celia in Louisville.

1916-11-09  Letter from ? to Celia. November 9, 1916. Regarding letters of introduction for Louisville, congratulating Celia on her 25 cent campaign in Pineville, and encouraging her to do the same in Louisville.

1916-11-09  Letter from ? to Mr. Carter. November 9, 1916. States that Miss Cathcart’s task is to raise $25,000. Asks that Mrs. Carter will gather friends in Louisville to hear Celia’s campaign.

1916-11-09  Letter from? to Mrs. Speed. November 9, 1916. Introducing Celia and asking Mrs. Speed to gather ladies to help with the cause in Louisville. Says a picture is enclosed but we do not have a copy of the picture.

1916-11-09  Letter from ? to Mr. Thruston. November 9, 1916. Asking for advice regarding whether to ask a Mrs. Blackburn to introduce Celia in Louisville.

1916-11-16  Letter from William Creech to Miss Cathcart. November 16, 1916. Gives William’s Creech’s thoughts on how the road would benefit the community.

1916-11-20  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. November 20, 1916. Regarding letters from Mr. Thruston in Louisville and encouraging Celia’s Louisville campaign ideas.

1916-11-24  Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss de Long. Nov. 24, 1916. Responding to Nov. 20 letter with commentary about Miss de Long’s plan to go to the Fiscal Court with the road plan. Giving details about Celia’s activities in Louisville.

1916-11-26  Letter from Celia to Miss de Long. Nov. 26, 1916. Regarding plans to return to Louisville in January for a campaign with the endorsement of the Board of Trade and Rotary club and giving her thoughts on the importance of publicity and the people willing to help bring publicity to the school.

1916-11-27  Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. November 27, 1916. Congratulating Celia for having raised $1800 in Kentucky.

2016-11-28  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. November 28, 1916. Asking about whether Celia secured endorsements in Louisville, giving her reasons for seeking to raise $50,000 instead of $60,000, and describing excitement at the school surrounding coon hunting and moving into the Laurel house.

1916-12-09  Letter from ? to Celia. December 9, 1916. Giving Celia some news about PM school.

1916-12-19  Letter from McHenry to Miss de Long. December 19, 1916. Letting Miss de Long know that she is invited to speak to the Young Women’s Club about PM school.

1916-12-23  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. December 23, 1916. Regarding successful meeting with Fiscal Court and a moonshine raid at Pine Mountain.

1917

1917-01-16 Letter from ? to Celia. January 16, 1917. Giving news about the school and Miss Pettit being too ill to write due to infected fingers. Giving advice regarding article to be published and thanks for article already published in the Louisville Herald.

1917-01-23 Letter from ? to Celia. January 23, 1917. Regarding articles published by Celia and the fact that Joe Creech carries them in his pocket. Also suggesting a connection with DARs (Daughters of the American Revolution) in PA.

1917-01-24 Letter from Secretary to Miss McHenry. January 24. 1917. Stating that Miss DeLong is in NY.

1917-02-24 Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss deLong. February 24, 1917. Asking for statistics on mountain people for use in Cincinnati in March, discussing the preparation of a pamphlet, and mentioning that she has acquired a typewriter.

1917-02-26 Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss Pettit, February 26, 1917. Informing of her address in Cincinnati. Contains a handwritten response by KP at the bottom.

1917-02-28 Letter from Miss de Long to Celia. February 28, 1917. Responding to Celia’s letter dated February 24, 1917. (Marvels that Celia has found time to learn to use a typewriter).

1917-03-01 Letter from Katherine Pettit to Mrs. Grant. March 1, 1917. Asking for help for Celia in Cincinnati.

1917-03-02 Letter from Katherine Pettit Miss Boyd. March 2, 1917. Informing that Celia will be in Cincinnati to raise funds for the road.

1917-03-10 Letter from ? to Miss McHenry. March 10, 1917. Regarding plans to be in Lexington on April 5.

1917-03-12 Letter from ? to Alice. March 12, 1917. Asking for introductions for Celia in Milwaukee.

1917-03-13 Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss de Long. March 13, 1917. Regarding progress in Cincinnati, introductions to wealthy benefactors, and campaigning. Describing plan to order 500 dime banks for fundraising. Asking about Mr. Creech’s donations to the road. Etc.

1917-03-14 Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss de Long. March 14, 1917. Asking whether Uncle William and students from PM will be able to travel and give speech about school at meeting around March 26.

1917-03-16 Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss de Long. March 16, 1917. Writing of plans to attend luncheon in Louisville on March 27 and seeking Uncle William’s attendance.

1917-03-21 Letter from ? to Miss McHenry. March 21, 1917. Introduction for Celia in Louisville.

1917-03-21 Letter from (Miss de Long?) to Celia. March 21, 1917. Explaining fundraising efforts in Wallins Creek and Pine Mountain school policy against having pen pals.

1917-03-23 Letter from Celia to Miss de Long. March 23, 1917. Stating the Uncle William is no longer needed for meeting and of discouragement due to competition with multiple fundraising campaigns. Describing donations of Peter Lee Atherton in the form of cattle.

1917-04-14 Letter from Celia to Miss de Long. April 14, 1917. Giving consolation for illness of Ms. de Long’s relatives, asking advice regarding whether to share ballads with musician. Detailing progress with dime banks.

1917-04-17 Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. April 17, 1917. Asking for Celia to look into tents for summer visitors and informing Celia that Miss de Long has given up campaign to care for ill family members.

1917-04-17 Letter from ? to Celia. April 17, 1917. Regarding the “distressing” effect of a letter published by Rev. Lewis Lyttle published in Louisville.

1917-04-23 Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss de Long. April 23, 1917. Reporting on fundraising in Cincinnati and plans of going to Chicago.

1917-04-23 Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss Pettit. April 23, 1917. Regarding tents for PM, the raising of $13,000 in Cincinnati, and the campaign in Louisville.

1917-04-24 Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss Pettit. April 24, 1917. Regarding the planning of a mass meeting in Louisville, supported by the board of trade, for the raising of funds, at which Celia would sing and Uncle William would be present.

1917-04-26  Letter from Celia to Evelyn. April 26, 1917. Regarding mass meeting to be held May 7.

1917-04-30  Letter from (Evelyn?) to Celia. April 30, 1917. Regarding plans for mass meeting including main speaker John Fox and whether school children should attend.

1917-05-01  Letter from? to Dr. Cheatham. May 1, 1917. Asking for glasses for Uncle William before he attends mass meeting. Uncle William cannot afford glasses having donated all to PM.

1917-05-01  Letter from ? to Mrs. Belknap. May 1, 1917. Thanking for assistance in Louisville campaign.

1917-05-02  Letter from ? to Sir. May 2, 1917. Requesting glasses for William Creech.

1917-05-16  Letter from ? to Mr. Smith. May 16, 1917. Thanking him for his part in the Louisville campaign and for the part played by the Board of Trade. Mentions WWI.

1917-05-16  Letter from ? to Miss Ingram [Mary Rockwell Hook] . May 16, 1917. Thanking her for help in Louisville campaign.

1917-05-16  Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. May 16, 1917. Thanking Celia for her work in Louisville and telling her of William Creech’s report on the mass meeting.

1917-05-17  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss de Long. May 17, 1917. Expressing disappointment in receiving only $6,000 from Louisville campaign. Total of campaign funding up to $18,000. Asking for introductions to help her in Harlan and Chicago. Reflecting on riding in a motorcar.

1917-05-24  Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss Melville. May 24, 1917. Detailing plans for raising money in Harlan by encouraging citizens to visit PM and working with Board of Trade.

1917-05-24  Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss de Long. May 24, 1917. Asking for letters of introduction and explaining her Harlan plan.

1917-05-31  Letter from (Miss Melville?) to Miss Cathcart. May 31, 1917. Approving of Celia’s plans for Harlan campaign, informing Celia of closure of “the incline,” describing prayers of little boys on behalf of the road, describing rising prices of food due to the war.

1917-06-01  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Mr. [Charles N.] Manning. June 1, 1917. Referring to an interview with the Chicago Association of Commerce and requesting information about the PM charter and the investment of funds.

1917-06-01  Letter from Mr. Manning to Miss Cathcart. Not dated. The letter responds to Celia’s letter written on June 1, 1917 and gives information about PM Settlement School’s charter as well as a list of investments.

1917-06-01  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss Melville. June 1, 1917. Requesting information about PM resident’s mail order business with Sears and Montgomery Ward and a list of assets for the school (on the back there appears to be a handwritten list).

1917-06-01  Letter from Celia to Miss deLong. June 1, 1917. Regarding her interview with the Secretary of the Chicago Association of Commerce and questions arising therefrom.

1917-06-07  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss Melville. June 7, 1917. Asking for names of students from Middle Fork or Hyden.

1917-06-08  Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss de Long. Friday night [June 8, 1917?]. Not dated, but appears to be written at this time. Seeks information on corporations in KY that donated to the cause in order to persuade Chicago corporations to donate.

1917-06-08  Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss de Long. Saturday, a.m. [June 8, 1917?]. Not dated, but appears to have been written at this time as it asks for names of students from Hayden and Middle Fork.

1917-06-10  Letter from [Miss Melville?] to Miss Cathcart. June 10, 1917. Giving names of students from Middle Fork and Hyden.

1917-06-11  Letter from [Miss Melville?] to Miss Cathcart. June 11, 1917. Responding to Celia’s inquiries regarding mail order business and a list of assets for the school.

1917-06-15  Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. June 15, 1917. Items of business regarding Chicago campaign.

1917-06-15  Letter from Celia to Miss deLong. June 15, 1917. Regarding certain donations and introductions in Chicago. Also mentions a surgery that Celia has to have.

1917-06-15  Letter from Celia to Miss de Long. Friday afternoon [June 15, 1917?]. Regarding businessmen who promised Celia that they would give donations to the school. Also regarding nose surgery. Says that only $718.00 have been gathered thus far in Chicago.

1917-06-16  Letter from Celia to Miss de Long. Saturday morning [June 16, 1917?]. Regarding the good outcome of her nose operation. Also regarding a young lady interested in working at the school and the road survey.

1917-06-20  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. June 20, 1917. Reporting on upcoming visit by Mr. Bigger, a businessman whom Celia met and on the hoped for support of Wisconsin Steel. Reporting on the funds Miss de Long has gathered, responding to Celia’s inquiry about the young woman seeking employment, and consoling Celia regarding her nose.

1917-06-29  Letter from ? to Celia. June 29, 2017. Regarding an enclosed letter that we do not have a copy of.

1917-07-08Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss de Long. July 1, 1917. Celia’s “progress report” states she has gathered $19,300 and details her leads for funding in Chicago and her plans for fundraising in Harlan.

1917-07-08Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. July 9, 1917. Approving of plans for Harlan, referencing material to be used in Detroit, and describing her canning class.

1917-07-12  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss Melville. July 12, 1917. Giving her advice on fundraising.

1917-07-14  Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. July 12, 1917. Informing Celia of certain donations so that she may “rejoice.”

1917-07-14  Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. July 14, 1917. Regarding list of Detroit contacts.

1917-07-14  Letter from [Miss Melville?] to Miss Cathcart. July 15, 1917. Congratulating Celia for reaching the $20,000 mark and thanking her for her advice on fundraising, particularly the advice not to be discouraged.

1917-07-23  Letter from ? to Mr. Stockton. July 23, 1917. Seeking introductions for Celia.

1917-07-23  Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. July 23, 1917. Advice regarding a possible visit to Mr. Stockton in St. Louis, Missouri.

1917-07-23  Letter from Celia Cathcart to Miss Melville. July 23, 1917. Asking Ms. Melville to ensure that certain individuals are contacted in Harlan.

1917-07-26  Letter from ? to Celia. July 26, 1917. Congratulating Celia on reaching the $22,000 mark and giving a description of canning operations at the Laurel House.

2017-08-09  Letter from Joe L. Long, Editor of the Road-Maker, to Celia S. Cathcart. August 9, 1917. Regarding subscriptions to the Road-Maker.

2017-08-20  Letter from ? to Editor. August 20, 1917. Regarding final figures in the Harlan road campaign and thanking the people of Harlan for their support.

2017-08-22  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss de Long. August 22, 1917. Regarding her grandmother’s funeral and fiancee’s departure for WWI training. The remainder of the letter is regarding fundraising details in Harlan.

2017-08-27  Letter from ? to Celia. August 27, 1917. Regarding delivery of some boxes and request for some stationary and other items of business. Refers to an article in the “Enterprise” that we do not have a copy of.

2017-08-28  Letter from ? to Miss Cathcart. August 28, 1916. Regarding the printing of certain items in the newspaper as well as counsel against the use of chain letters in fundraising.

2017-09-01  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. September 1, 1917. Regarding the many visitors to the school as well as an acknowledgment of Celia’s request for work in her letter on August 22, 1917.

2017-09-14  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. September 14, 1917. Responding to Celia’s letter of August 22, 1917.

2017-09-17  Letter from ? to Celia. September 17, 1917. Regarding money being sent to the school and asking for clarification as to what money was given in support of the road as opposed to the general school fund.

2017-09-23  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss de Long. Sept. 23, 1917. Regarding Celia’s list of pledges and an accounting of money she has collected. Plans for family visiting Pine Mountain and information on the possible investment of Pine Mountain money.

2017-09-24  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss de Long. Sept. 24, 1917. Regarding list of pledges and items of business for Celia’s fund.

2017-09-26  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. September 26, 1917. Responding to letter of September 23, 1917 and encouraging visit with parents to school. Giving information about certain checks and remainder of funds to be raised.

2017-09-29  Letter from ? to Celia. September 29, 1917. Asking for a mailing list, giving some updates on the school, etc.

1917-10-01  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss de Long. Oct. 1, 1917. Responding to Miss de Long’s letter of September 26 and giving date of Celia’s upcoming journey to the school.

1917-10-05  Letter from ? to Celia. October 5, 1917. Expressing gladness at Celia’s upcoming visit to the school and requesting that she bring a list of contributors.

1917-10-13  Letter from ? to Mr. Stockton. October 13, 1917. Letter introducing Celia in St. Louis.

1917-10-13  Letter from Celia to Miss de Long. Saturday [October 13, 1917?]. Describes three pieces of business Celia attended to in Harlan for the school. Thanking Miss de Long for hosting her parents at PM school. Anticipating her visit to St. Louis.

1917-10-18  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. October 18, 1917. Kind thoughts regarding visit with Celia’s parents.

1917-10-20  Letter from Rodman Wiley, Commissioner of Public Roads, to Celia S. Cathcart. Oct. 20, 1917 Regarding the road survey, working with Mr. Fox, and Kentucky’s contributions to building the road.

1917-10-22  Letter from J. A. Stucky, M.D. to Miss Cathcart. Oct. 22, 1917. Regarding the building of a hospital as a monument to the doctor’s mother.

1917-10-24  Letter from ? to Celia. October 24, 1917. Regarding Mr. Fox’s report on the road and St. Louis introductions.

1917-10-31  Letter from Celia S. Cathcart to Miss de Long. October 31, 1917. Regarding her visit to St. Louis, a trip to Chicago with her mother, and her thoughts on the war.

1917-10-31  Letter from [Celia?] to Dr. Stucky. October 31, 1917. Thanking him for his donation, praising him for his hospital idea, but kindly letting him know that the project likely won’t proceed until after the war.

1917-11-09  Letter from ? to Celia. November 9, 1917. Concerning payments of certain pledges and thank you notes.

1917-11-12  Letter from Celia to Evelyn. Nov. 12, 1917. Asking for some prints for St. Louis papers and informing that Caryl will be coming for a quick visit.

1917-11-17  Letter from ? to Angela and Wilmer and Celia. November 17, 1917. Regarding a tour of the location for the proposed road led by Mr. Fox (the man charged with surveying the road, etc). Contains an anecdote about a Confederate soldier who survived a jump over cliff that abutted the route where the road was to be built.

1917-11-17  Letter from ? to Celia. November 17, 1917. Postponement of everything until the end of Liberty Loan drive.

1917-11-25  Letter from ? to Celia. November 25, 1917. Payment for pictures, report on Miss Melville and thoughts of limiting future campaigning

1917-12-14  Letter from ? to Celia. December 14, 1917. Regarding decision to send Celia to Chicago and Minneapolis for January campaign without undertaking long journeys elsewhere. Enclosing list of contacts in both cities.

1917-12-18  Letter from Celia to Miss de Long. December 18, 1917. Regarding plans for Christmas, packages sent to the school, and an update on her plans with Caryl.

1917-12-24  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. December 24, 1917. Christmas wishes and asking Celia if she would like to come teach in February.

1918

1918-01-03  Letter from ? Celia. January 3, 1918. Excusing Celia from February appointment and congratulating her on exciting news [of her upcoming wedding?]

1918-02-01  Letter from ? to Celia. February 1, 1918. Asking Celia how she is and inviting her to help collect on her pledges, mentioning that Celia’s recent marriage will enhance her status.

1918-02-20  Letter from Celia C. Holton to Miss de Long. February 20, 1918. Answering questions regarding pledges and giving details of her newly-wed life in Rockford. There are also some reflections on time spent going to plays with Celia’s mother.

1918-02-26  Letter from [Miss de Long]? to Celia. February 26, 1918. Regarding remaining money to be collected from pledges, congratulating Celia on her adventures in housekeeping, giving Celia an update on the school.

1918-03-06  Letter from [Miss de Long?] to Celia. March 6, 1918. Asking Celia to prepare slides for a presentation

1918-03-19  Letter from Celia C. Holton to Miss de Long. March 19, 1918. Giving apologies for not being able to produce slides and her opinion as to allocation of funds at PM school, etc.

1916-04-09  Letter from ? to Celia. April 9, 1916. Giving reasons in support of immediate school expansion, which Celia had argued against in a letter to Ms. De Long. Informing that Miss de Long is to be married to Mr. Zande.

1918-04-21  Letter from Celia to Evelyn. April 21, 1918. Regarding dynamite for road, and Mr. Fox’s slow work on the road. Celia’s husband to go to war on May 15.

1918-04-23  Letter from Celia Holton to Mrs. Zande. April 23, 1918. Congratulating Mrs. Zande on her marriage, giving a financial statement regarding the road fund, giving information about her husband’s departure for war, asking if there might be a need for her to teach at PM school.

1918-04-23  Letter from ? to Celia. April 26, 1918. Regarding the emergency transfer of road funds to county treasurer so that work on the road can begin and expressing dissatisfaction with Mr. Fox’s slowness. Inviting Celia to come work at PM.

1918-05-01  Letter from Celia C. Holton to Mrs. Zande. May 1, 1918. Correcting a mistake in her financial report.

1918-05-07  Letter from ? to Celia. May 7, 1918. Asking for information about interest accrued from Celia’s fund.

1918-05-11  Letter from Celia to Mrs. Zande. May 11, 1918. Making another correction to a mistake in her financial report.

1918-06-29  Letter from Aspenwall, International Harvester Company, to Celia C. Holton. June 29, 1918. Regarding a catalog with descriptions of ensilage cutters.

1918-07-09  Letter from Celia C. Holton to Mrs. Zande. July 9, 1918. Informing the school that Celia’s has a doctor friend who would be willing to perform a clinic at PM for two days in Sept. or Oct.

1918-07-09  Letter from John Allin, Foos Gas Engine Co. to Mr. H. J. Sconce [Celia’s Uncle Harvey]. July 9, 1918. Giving an estimated price for an engine for PMSS.

1918-07-12  Letter from Celia C. Holton to Miss Pettit. July 12, 1918. Regarding price of engine for ensilage cutter.

1918-07-13  Letter from [Mrs. Zande?] to Celia. July 13, 1918. Showing interest in Celia’s clinic suggestion, giving information as to a silo to be constructed, discussing the difficulty of finding anyone willing to labor at the school.

1918-07-17  Letter from? to Mrs. Holton. July 17, 1918. Stating that there are not enough funds to purchase an engine and giving detailed descriptions of the difficulty of hiring workers due to rising costs.

1918-08-25  Letter from Celia C. Holton to Mr. Cathcart. August 25, 1918. Regarding her work at Pine Mountain Settlement school, including a description of life at the school. Also, explaining her husband’s work with the army in Bordeaux, France.

1918-12-14  Letter from Celia C. Holton to Mr. Cathcart. December 14, 1918. Regarding the end of WWI and Celia’s plans for reuniting with her husband. Also describes events at an English class in Pine Mountain Settlement School and a local shooting in Pine Mountain.

-Prepared by Katherine Greathouse 03/04/2017


SEE:

CELIA CATHCART Biography

“Biographical Notes: Celia Cathcart Holton” by William Cathcart Holton. An informal biography. Cathcart folder, (20 Feb 1984). Series 9: Staff/Personnel. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Archival material.

CELIA CATHCART CORRESPONDENCE

CELIA CATHCART WRITING

CELIA CATHCART  “A Funeralizing on Robber’s Creekby Celia Cathcart Holton. The Outlook, April 13, 1921.

CELIA CATHCART  “Where the Trail Now Ends”  Page 14 of “The Road-Maker,” July 1917. Continuation of article, accompanied by a hand-drawn map showing proposed road from Dillon, KY, to PMSS.

CELIA CATHCART  “, [Article], The Road-Maker, A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Practical Problems of Highway Transportation.” Vol. XI; No. 4, July 1915. [Image of cover.]

CELIA CATHCART PHOTOGRAPHS

LADEN TRAIL or  THE ROAD – Correspondence