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Williams and Coffin Papers of Ella Williams.

Identifier: MSC 0139

Scope and Contents

The Williams-Coffin Papers consist primarily of the papers of Ella Williams, and range in date from 1875 to 1957. Ella Williams was the aunt of author Tennessee Williams. There is some correspondence from ’Tom’ [Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams]. The collection contains clippings, programs, and other material about the plays and other writings of Tennessee Williams. During World War I Ella Williams worked in Paris, France. Among her correspondents was her cousin John Sharp Williams, an U. S. Senator from Mississippi. There is also an account of Ella Williams’ travels to India. The collection is housed in forty-six folders in two boxes, and several oversize pieces: Information re: 1671 Commission granted to ‘Mr. Tristam Coffin, Senr., to be Chiefe Magistrate in and over the Islands Nantucket and Tuckanuckett." Printed. 1 pc.; 1890. Letters from the U.S. Secretary of State and President Benjamin Harrison. Thomas L. Williams, Commissioner to the International Exhibition…in the City of Chicago, IL. 3 pcs.; Automobile Club Map Guides of France. Ca. 1918. 3 maps and 2 envelopes.


  • 1875-1957

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


2 boxes

Williams and Coffin Papers of Ella Williams.
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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