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The Charles Waddell Chesnutt Collection contains materials such as (1 box) of personal correspondence of Charles W. Chesnutt (1926-1938)). The box contains two (2) original letters of Charles W. Chesnutt to his sister Anne dated March 31, 1926 and July 20, 1929. It also contains mostly Xeroxed copies of letters (from Western Reserve Historical Society Library in Cleveland, Ohio and Fisk University (1890-1929); There are also (18 boxes) which includes personal correspondence of Annie C. Waddell (1939-1956) and Sara Chesnutt (1908-1969); Legal papers of Annie C. Waddell and Sara Chesnutt (1821-1969) such as: Deeds (1836-1940); Wills (1921-1938); Awards/Honors/Certificates (1907-1930); Retirement Papers (1941-1968); and Income Tax Records. The Charles W. Chesnutt Collection also includes pictures of family and friends (1869-1969); Newspaper and Magazine Clippings; and Scrapbooks with (cards of all occasions) and Post Cards. The majority of Charles W. Chesnutt's Original Collection is located at Fisk University in Tennessee.

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Fayetteville State University, Charles Chesnutt


Archival Science

Guide to the Charles W. Chesnutt Family Collection



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