Williams family material
Scope and Contents
--Letter from Cornelius [Williams] (Saint Louis, Mo.) to Miss Bessie Sneed (Knoxville, Tenn.) December 29, 1936. ALS on Friedman Shelby Branch letterhead stationery. Re: family illness, Christmas and New Year's greetings. Includes envelope.
--Envelope postmarked September 5, 1953 addressed to Miss Elizabeth Sneed with clipping about Rev. Walter E. Dakin's visit to his alma mater, Sewanee, The University of the South.
--Letter from C.C. Williams (Knoxville, Tenn.) to Miss Elizabeth Sneed (Knoxville, Tenn.) January 6, 1955. ALS on Colonial Hotel stationery. Re: sale of Bessie's home, C.C.'s health and financial difficulties. Includes envelope.
--Copy photograph of black-and-white portrait of Rhoda Campbell Morgan Williams. 5"x7" Name written on reverse in pencil.
--Portrait of Williams children (Ella, Cornelius, Isabelle). Photographer's mark "Knaffl & Bro. Knoxville, Tenn." on front. Hand-written on back "Ella, Cornelius, & Isabelle [in ink] Williams children of Thos. Lanier Williams & Bell Coffin Williams [in pencil] Ella Williams: Nov. 26, 1875-Feb. 21, 1958; C.C. Williams: Aug. 21, 1879- Mar. 27, 1957; Isabelle Williams Brownlow (Isabel Sevier Wms.) June 15, 1883-May 11, 1938 [in ballpoint pen]"
--First day of covers with cancellation honoring Tennessee Williams: 1995 and 1999
- 1900 - 1999
Conditions Governing Use
Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at email@example.com
Biographical / Historical
Cornelius Williams = father of Tennessee Williams
Elizabeth "Bessie" Sneed = cousin of Cornelius Williams
Walter E. Dakin = maternal grandfather of Tennessee Williams
Rhoda Campbell Morgan Williams = paternal grandmother of Tennessee Williams
Language of Materials
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Family portraits Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- First Day Cover with cancellation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Williams, Cornelius Coffin "C.C.", 1879-1957 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Williams, Rhoda Campbell Morgan, 1819-1967 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Williams, Thomas "Tennessee" Lanier, III, 1911-1983 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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