1914 BOT LETTERS

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 5: Administration – Board of Trustees

1914 BOT Letters


TAGS: 1914 BOT Letters ; Articles of Incorporation ; PMSS Board of Trustees ; board of advisors ; Elizabeth Hench ; Norma F. Staughton ; Ethel de Long ; board reports ; General Advisory Board ; certificates of membership ; terms of office ; Big Log ; fundraising costs ; Calvin N. Kendall ; Miss Elizabeth Moore; Miss Viola Sullivan ; Dr. Willis H. Butler ; Francis Taylor ; Mary Rockwell [Hook] ; Mrs. J.R. Morton ; Samuel M. Wilson ; Charles N. Manning ; Laurel House I ; Industrial training program ; Miss Davis ; Tool House ; farm ; community vegetable sales ; Kentucky Running Set ; elections ; House in the Woods ; sawmill ;


By 1914 the Articles of Incorporation were in place and the Board began the careful scrutiny of the articles to determine if they fit the goals of the founders and of the board of advisors. A full slate of Board members was in place and was present for the first meeting of January 1914 in Lexington, Kentucky.

The following letters outline key accomplishments and goals for the School as reported from several different perspectives.


LETTERS TO BOARD, ADVISORS, FRIENDS

January 3, 1914 (7 pages, Elizabeth Hench, Secretary for Board – image for page 1 is missing)

August 10, 1914 (2 pages, Norma F. Staughton, PMSS Secretary for Pettit and de Long)

October 20, 1914 (2 pages, Ethel de Long)
Fall 1914 (2 pages, Miss Margaret McCutcheon after a visit.)


GALLERY: 1914 BOT Letters


CONTENTS: 1914 BOT Letters

[JANUARY] first annual meeting of Board ; Mrs. J.R. Morton, Board Chair ; Samuel M. Wilson ; Charles N. Manning ; Elizabeth Hench, Board Secretary ; Articles of Incorporation ; attendance ; stockholders residents of Kentucky ; creation of General Advisory Board ; membership in Advisory Board limited to 100 ; power to shape policy ; Advisory could control actions of Board ; Advisory Board selected by Executive Committee and ratified by Board ; certificates of membership ; Board of Trustees limit set to seven ; term of office set for Board of Trustees ; Calvin N. Kendall ; Miss Elizabeth Moore; Miss Viola Sullivan ; Dr. Willis H. Butler ; Francis TaylorMary Rockwell [Hook]; gifts and subscriptions ; cost of Log House [Big Log] ; fundraising costs ;

[AUGUST] Log House [Big Log] finished ; donated lumber ; children ; children’s work ; industrial home ; excavation for Laurel House I ; money for Laurel House from Mrs. J.R. Morton ; dining room ; kitchen ; laundry ; girl’s industrial residence ; students increase ; tuition, board, food for students cost $140.00 per year ; physiology classes ; Miss Davis ; lime stack ; farming ; fertilizer ; plaster ; jam ; blackberries ; apples ; apple sauce ; summer school ; Industrial training program ; gardening ; farming ; cooking ; washing ; ironing ; general house work ;

[OCTOBER] ready for winter ; vegetables stored ; rye sown ; planting fruit trees ; bulbs ; cider ; 33 residents at school ; stone Tool House built ; tools ; farm ; sawmill ; poor finances ; borrow for building fund ; beans ; dulcimers ; music ; Monroe, student ; Chester, student ; “How did God begin Hisself?” [Financial Statement not included] ;

[FALL] beauty ; Indian Summer ; stepping stones ; fences ; gates ; roads ; hitching posts ; mounting blocks ; ploughed fields ; coat pegs ; 3 teachers and 25 students ; community vegetable sales ; Kentucky Running Set ; elections ; House in the Woods ; [Image of page 2 is missing.]


See Also: REPORTS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES – INDEX