A Guide to the Daisy Lester Avery Papers, 1906-1982 Avery, Daisy Lester, Papers, 1906-1982 50052

A Guide to the Daisy Lester Avery Papers, 1906-1982

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 50052


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
50052
Title
Daisy Lester Avery Papers, 1906-1982
Physical Description
10.225 cubic feet (26 boxes)
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Daisy Lester Avery Papers, 1906-1982. Accession 50052. Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased.


Biographical Information

Daisy Mae Lester was born on 13 September 1889. She was the daughter of Luther Calvin Lester and Nancy Elizabeth Davis. She married James Thomas Avery, Sr. (1886-1918) on 20 July 1910. They lived in New York City for a short time where he was employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was transferred to Norfolk in 1918, and died there on 2 October 1918. Daisy Lester Avery moved to Richmond after her husband's death. She became involved in various social, civic, and religous groups, namely the United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She joined the latter's Stonewall Jackson Chapter in 1922, and later served as its president from 1950 to 1954. Avery organized the annual "Massing of the Flags," held on June 3 at the Jefferson Davis Monument in Richmond to commemorate the birthday of the former Confederate president. She also organized the Centennial Chapter of the UDC in 1961, and two chapters of the Children of the Confederacy. She was also involved with the Council on Adult Education, the Richmond Public Forum, and Richmond League of Women Voters. Avery also studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She was a member of Hanover Avenue Christian Church. She had three children: Virginia Lucille Avery (1911-1955), James Thomas Avery, Jr. (1915-1981), and Marsden Perry Avery (1918-1920). Daisy Lester Avery died in Richmond on 9 March 1983, and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1906-1982, of Daisy Lester Avery (1889-1983) of Richmond, Virginia, including correspondence and subject files, mainly relating to her involvement with the United Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The collection also contains letters of her son, James Thomas Avery, Jr. (1915-1981), while he was attending the Virginia Military Institute.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

I. Correspondence. II. Subject Files. III. James Thomas Avery, Jr. Letters.

Contents List

Series I. Correspondence, 1906-1982.
Boxes: 1-3
Extent: 4 boxes.

The earliest corrrespondence are primarily letters written by her husband James Thomas Avery, Sr. (1886-1918) while he was in New York on business. There are also congratulatory letters written to them following the birth of their son, James Thomas Avery, Jr. in 1915. Beginning in the 1930's, the letters deal with her activities with the United Confederate Veterans as adjutant general of the Virginia Division. Later correspondence is focused on her involvement with the United Daughters of the Confederacy, as well as other social and civic activities, and family news. There is a good deal of correspondence concerning Avery's efforts on legislation affecting the R. E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home in Richmond, as well as letters relating to the "Massing of the Flags" celebration, that was held annually in Richmond on June 3rd to commemorate the birth of Jefferson Davis. Principal correspondents include her son and his wife, Hester Vail Avery (1915-1983), her daughter Virginia Avery Burnett (1911-1955), and her sister Lucille C. Mills (ca. 1883-1967), as well as numerous officers of the United Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Chronological.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    1906 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    1910 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    1911 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    1912 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    1913 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    1914 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    1915 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    1916 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    1918 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    1919 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    1920 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 11a
    1922 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    1924 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    1929 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    1930 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 15
    1933 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 16
    1934 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 17
    1935 .
  • Box 1a
    Folder 1
    1936 (January-June) .
  • Box 1a
    Folder 2
    1936 (July-December) .
  • Box 1a
    Folder 3
    1937 .
  • Box 1a
    Folder 4
    1938 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    1940 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    1942 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    1944 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    1945 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    1947 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    1948 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    1949 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    1950 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    1951 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    1952 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    1953 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    1954 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 13
    1955 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 14
    1956 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 15
    1957 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 16
    1958 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 17
    1959 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 18
    1960 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    1961 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    1962 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    1963 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    1964 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    1965 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    1966 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    1967 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    1968 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    1969 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    1970 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    1971 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 12
    1972 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 13
    1973 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 14
    1974 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 15
    1975 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 16
    1976 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 17
    1977 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 18
    1978 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 19
    1979 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 20
    1980 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 21
    1981 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 22
    1982 .
  • Box 3
    Folder 23
    n.d. .
Series II. Subject Files, 1911-1982.
Boxes: 4-19
Extent: 13 boxes.

The subject files include address books and calendars, artwork, clippings, greeting cards, insurance papers, invitations, notes and notebooks, photographs, poetry and song lyrics, programs, publications, sketchbooks, and sympathy cards and letters. There is also information relating to Avery's involvement in various Confederate organizations contained in the subject files. There are records of the Children of the Confederacy, and the Stonewall Jackson Chapter and Centennial Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, including handbooks, membership applications, minutes, programs, reports, and yearbooks. There are files relating to Jefferson Davis, including biographical information, efforts to have him elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, memorial addresses, publications, and planning materials concerning the annual June 3rd "Massing of the Flags" celebration in Richmond. The subject files also include Avery's work on legislation related to the R. E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home, and a notebook containing a list of her work with Confederate groups from 1922 to 1965.

Of particular note in the subject files are lists of "inmates," or residents, of the R. E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home. These appear to be transcriptions of the registers included in LVA Accession 24736. There are two typescript lists, or "rolls," of former residents. The first covers surnames beginning with A-G, and includes the person's admission date, name, and regimental history. The second list is more detailed, and is 440 pages in length. It covers surnames A-Z, and includes admission date, name, age, where born, regimental history, cause of admission, by whom sent, cause of discharge (death date is often noted), and remarks. The two lists are arranged by first letter of the surname, and thereunder chronologically by date of admission. Some information contained in the lists has been lost due to water and mold damage to the originals. For preservation reasons, the entire two lists have been photocopied.

  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    Account Book, 1953-1956.
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    Accounts and Receipts .
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    Adams Express Company - Claim, 1917.
  • Box 4
    Folder 4-5
    Address Book, 1972.
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    Address Books .
  • Box 4
    Folder 7
    Addresses - U.D.C. .
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    Aetna Life Insurance Company .
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    Air Force Academy Library Donation, 1959.
  • Box 4
    Folder 10
    Aloha Study Group, 1917-1918.
  • Box 4
    Folder 11-13
    Artwork .
  • Box 19
    Artwork (Oversize) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 14
    As Falls The Leaf by Berta King Ray .
  • Box 4
    Folder 15
    Atlantic Life Insurance Company .
  • Box 4
    Folder 16
    Avery, Daisy L. - 80th Birthday, 1969.
  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    Avery, James T. - Military Certificates (Copies by DLA) .
  • Box 5
    Folder 2
    Bank Book, 1918.
  • Box 5
    Folder 3
    Bank of Commerce and Trusts, 1936.
  • Box 5
    Folder 3a
    Battle of Front Royal Centennial Commemoration, 1962.
  • Box 5
    Folder 4
    Bibliographic Catalogue of the Portraits in the Confederate Memorial Institute,1929.
  • Box 5
    Folder 5
    Books on the War Between the States .
  • Box 5
    Folder 6
    Business/Calling Cards .
  • Box 19
    Calendars, 1964, 1965, 1971.
  • Box 5
    Folder 7
    Candy Sale .
  • Box 5
    Folder 8
    Centennial Chapter .
  • Box 5
    Folder 9-10
    Centennial Chapter - Membership Applications .
  • Box 5
    Folder 11
    Centennial Chapter - Memorials .
  • Box 5
    Folder 12
    Centennial Chapter - Minutes .
  • Box 5
    Folder 13
    Centennial Chapter - Reports .
  • Box 5
    Folder 13a
    Chenette, Maude Howe .
  • Box 5
    Folder 14-16
    Children of the Confederacy .
  • Box 5a
    Folder 1
    Christian Woman's Board of Missions .
  • Box 5a
    Folder 2
    Clarke, Florence Moore .
  • Box 5a
    Folder 3
    Clay Ward Young Democrats, 1939.
  • Box 5a
    Folder 4
    Clippings .
  • Box 5a
    Folder 5
    Coat of Arms .
  • Box 5a
    Folder 6
    Confederate Activities of Daisy Lester Avery, 1922-1965.
  • Box 5a
    Folder 7
    Confederate Costume Ball - Muscicians' Contract, 1952.
  • Box 5a
    Folder 8
    Confederate Costume Ball - Programs, 1951-1955.
  • Box 5a
    Folder 9
    Confederate Hospital Marker, 1936.
  • Box 5a
    Folder 10
    Confederate Pensions Paid, 1 January 1936.
  • Box 5a
    Folder 11
    Confederate Veterans - Notecards .
  • Box 5a
    Folder 12
    Connecticut General Life Insurance Company .
  • Box 5a
    Folder 13
    Constitutions and By-Laws .
  • Box 5a
    Folder 14-15
    Cross of Military Service .
  • Box 6
    Folder 1
    Diary, 13-22 September 1947.
  • Box 6
    Folder 2
    Dickens Club, 1935.
  • Box 6
    Folder 3
    Disability Benefits .
  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    EDO Corporation .
  • Box 6
    Folder 5
    Education/Scholarships - U.D.C., 1964.
  • Box 6
    Folder 6
    Employment Applications .
  • Box 6
    Folder 7
    Ephemera .
  • Box 6
    Folder 8
    Equitable Life Assurance Society .
  • Box 6
    Folder 9
    Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York .
  • Box 6
    Folder 10
    Financial Statement - James T. Avery, 1917.
  • Box 6
    Folder 11
    Forty Years With the Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy by Mrs. Cabell Smith .
  • Box 6
    Folder 12
    Funeral Book - Virginia A. Burnett .
  • Box 6
    Folder 13
    Furnace Repair, 1917.
  • Box 6
    Folder 14
    Garden Club Speech, 1937.
  • Box 6
    Folder 15
    General Assembly, 1958.
  • Box 6
    Folder 16
    Greeting Cards - Birthday .
  • Box 6
    Folder 17
    Greeting Cards - Christmas .
  • Box 6
    Folder 18
    Greeting Cards - Easter .
  • Box 7
    Folder 1-2
    Greeting Cards - Get Well .
  • Box 7
    Folder 3
    Guest Register, 1980-1981.
  • Box 7
    Folder 4
    Handbooks - United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1959, 1972.
  • Box 7
    Folder 5
    Hanover Avenue Christian Church .
  • Box 7
    Folder 6
    History of the Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1895-1967.
  • Box 7
    Folder 6a
    Inaugural Program, 1942.
  • Box 7
    Folder 7
    Inmates of the R. E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home (A-G) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 8-11
    Inmates of the R. E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home (A-Z) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 1
    Invitations .
  • Box 8
    Folder 2
    James B. Gordon Chapter, U.D.C. - History, 1973.
  • Box 8
    Folder 3
    Jefferson Davis 150th Anniversary, 1958.
  • Box 8
    Folder 4
    Jefferson Davis - Biographical Information .
  • Box 8
    Folder 5
    Jefferson Davis - Election to Hall of Fame for Great Americans .
  • Box 8
    Folder 6
    Jefferson Davis Highway Banquet Address .
  • Box 8
    Folder 7
    Jefferson Davis Memorial Address (WRVA), 3 June 1937.
  • Box 8
    Folder 8
    Jefferson Davis Memorial Chapel .
  • Box 8
    Folder 9
    Jefferson Davis - Shrines in Richmond .
  • Box 8
    Folder 10
    Lanier, Sidney - Election to Hall of Fame .
  • Box 8
    Folder 11
    League of Women Voters .
  • Box 8
    Folder 12
    Leases .
  • Box 8
    Folder 13
    List of U.C.V. Camps in Virginia .
  • Box 8
    Folder 14
    List of U.D.C. Conventions .
  • Box 8
    Folder 15
    The Making of a President: Jefferson Davis, 1861 by Frank E. Vandiver .
  • Box 8
    Folder 15a
    Manassas Chapter - History .
  • Box 8
    Folder 16
    Massing of the Flags, 1966.
  • Box 8
    Folder 17-21
    Massing of the Flags, 1967.
  • Box 8
    Folder 22
    Massing of the Flags, 1968.
  • Box 9
    Folder 1
    Massing of the Flags, 1969.
  • Box 9
    Folder 2
    Massing of the Flags, 1970.
  • Box 9
    Folder 3
    Massing of the Flags, 1971.
  • Box 9
    Folder 4
    Massing of the Flags, 1972.
  • Box 9
    Folder 5
    Massing of the Flags, 1973.
  • Box 9
    Folder 6
    Massing of the Flags, 1974.
  • Box 9
    Folder 7
    Massing of the Flags, 1975.
  • Box 9
    Folder 8
    Massing of the Flags, 1976.
  • Box 9
    Folder 9
    Massing of the Flags, 1977.
  • Box 9
    Folder 10
    Massing of the Flags, 1978.
  • Box 9
    Folder 11
    Massing of the Flags, 1979.
  • Box 9
    Folder 12
    Massing of the Flags, 1980.
  • Box 9
    Folder 13
    Massing of the Flags, 1981.
  • Box 9
    Folder 14
    Massing of the Flags, 1982.
  • Box 9
    Folder 15
    Medical College of Virginia Hospital .
  • Box 9
    Folder 16
    Medical-Surgical Plan of New Jersey .
  • Box 9
    Folder 17
    Membership Cards .
  • Box 9
    Folder 18
    Metropolitan Life Insurance Company .
  • Box 10
    Minutes - U.D.C. 43rd Annual Convention, Dallas, TX, 18-21 November 1936.
  • Box 10
    Minutes - U.D.C. 44th Annual Convention, Richmond, VA, 9-12 November 1937.
  • Box 10
    Minutes - U.D.C. 52nd Annual Convention, Houston, TX, 21-23 November 1945.
  • Box 10
    Minutes - U.D.C. 56th Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, 6-11 November 1949.
  • Box 11
    Minutes - U.D.C. 61st Annual Convention, Roanoke, VA, 7-11 November 1954.
  • Box 11
    Minutes - U.D.C. 73rd Annual Convention, Richmond, VA, 5-10 November 1966.
  • Box 11
    Minutes - U.D.C. 74th Annual Convention, Hot Springs, AR, 4-9 November 1967.
  • Box 11
    U.D.C. 75th Annual Convention, Richmond, VA - Notebooks (2) 9-14 November 1968.
  • Box 11
    Minutes - U.D.C. 86th Annual Convention, Daytona Beach, FL, 10-15 November 1979.
  • Box 11
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 40th Annual Convention, Roanoke, VA, 1-4 October 1935.
  • Box 11
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 46th Annual Convention, Bristol, VA, 7-10 October 1941.
  • Box 11
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 47th Annual Convention, Richmond, VA, 6-8 October 1942.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 48th Annual Convention, Roanoke, VA, 5-7 October 1943.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, Executive Board, Richmond, VA, 3-4 October 1944.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 51st Annual Convention, Richmond, VA, 1-3 October 1946.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 52nd Annual Convention, Roanoke, VA, 6-8 October 1947.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 53rd Annual Convention, Petersburg, VA, 5-7 October 1948.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 55th Annual Convention, Norfolk, VA, 3-5 October 1950.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 56th Annual Convention, Natural Bridge, VA, 2-4 October 1951.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 63rd Annual Convention, Natural Bridge, VA, 7-9 October 1958.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 73rd Annual Convention, Front Royal, VA, 1-3 October 1968.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 76th Annual Convention, Roanoke, VA, 5-7 October 1971.
  • Box 11a
    Minutes - U.D.C., Virginia Division, 86th Annual Convention, Winchester, VA, 6-8 October 1981.
  • Box 12
    Folder 1
    Miscellaneous .
  • Box 12
    Folder 2
    Monuments and Historic Markers Committee .
  • Box 12
    Folder 3
    Navy Band - Confederate Costume Ball, 1951.
  • Box 12
    Folder 4
    Northern Insurance Company of New York .
  • Box 12
    Folder 5
    Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company .
  • Box 13
    Notebooks .
  • Box 12
    Folder 6-7
    Notes .
  • Box 12
    Folder 8
    Obituary - James Thomas Avery .
  • Box 12
    Folder 9
    Ogden, Karma Deane .
  • Box 12
    Folder 10
    Orange Storage Warehouse Company .
  • Box 12
    Folder 11
    Park Place No. 12 Property, 1911-1913.
  • Box 12
    Folder 12
    Pensions - General Assembly Appropriations, 1938.
  • Box 12
    Folder 13
    Perry, Marsden J. .
  • Box 12
    Folder 14
    Photographs .
  • Box 12
    Folder 15
    Poetry and Song Lyrics .
  • Box 12
    Folder 16
    Poetry Society of Virginia .
  • Box 12
    Folder 17
    Portrait Gallery and Library of R. E. Lee Camp, No. 1, Confederate Veterans,1913.
  • Box 12
    Folder 18
    Postcards .
  • Box 14
    Folder 1
    Programs .
  • Box 14
    Folder 2
    R. E. Lee Camp No. 1 - Deed to U.D.C. Virginia Division, 1935-1936.
  • Box 14
    Folder 3
    R. E. Lee Camp No. 1 - Opposition to Proposed Lease, 1949.
  • Box 14
    Folder 4
    Real Estate Loan Deposit Company .
  • Box 14
    Folder 5
    Richmond Light Infantry Blues - Permanent Memorial Committee .
  • Box 14
    Folder 6
    Richmond Public Forum .
  • Box 14
    Folder 7
    Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter .
  • Box 14
    Folder 8
    Richmond U.D.C. Chapters .
  • Box 14
    Folder 9
    Rosters - Magruder Camp and Warwick Beauregards, Newport News .
  • Box 14
    Folder 10
    School Examination, 1925.
  • Box 19
    Scrapbook - Stonewall Jackson Chapter, 1937-1942.
  • Box 14
    Folder 11
    Senate Bill 34 - VMFA Parking Lot, 1934.
  • Box 14
    Folder 11a
    Sherritt Flag Company .
  • Box 14
    Folder 12
    Simplified Training Course .
  • Box 14
    Folder 13
    Sketch of the Origin and Erection of the Confederate Memorial Institute.
  • Boxes 15-16
    Sketchbooks .
  • Box 14
    Folder 13a
    Sons of Confederate Veterans - Lee-Jackson Camp .
  • Box 14
    Folder 14
    Stationary .
  • Box 14
    Folder 15
    Stonewall Jackson Chapter .
  • Box 14
    Folder 16
    Stonewall Jackson Chapter - Reports, 1953.
  • Box 14
    Folder 17
    Stonewall Jackson - Election to Hall of Fame .
  • Box 14
    Folder 18
    Stonewall Jackson - Man: And His Fellowman by America Ann Hunter, 1956.
  • Box 14
    Folder 19
    Story of the Jefferson Davis Funeral Train.
  • Box 14
    Folder 20
    Student Writers' Club .
  • Box 14
    Folder 21
    Swartwout and Appenzellar .
  • Box 14
    Folder 22
    Sympathy Cards and Letters - Death of James Thomas Avery, 1918-1919.
  • Box 17
    Folder 1-4
    Sympathy Cards and Letters - Death of Virginia A. Burnett, 1955.
  • Box 17
    Folder 5
    Taxes .
  • Box 17
    Folder 6
    Tickets .
  • Box 17
    Folder 7
    Travelers Insurance Company .
  • Box 17
    Folder 8
    U.D.C. Magazine, August-September 1971.
  • Box 17
    Folder 9
    The U.D.C. of Richmond, Virginia by Daisy Lester Avery .
  • Box 17
    Folder 10
    United Confederate Veterans - Reunion, 1937.
  • Box 17
    Folder 11
    United Confederate Veterans, Virginia Division - Reunion, 1935.
  • Box 17
    Folder 12
    United Confederate Veterans, Virginia Division - Reunion, 1936.
  • Box 17
    Folder 13
    United Confederate Veterans, Virginia Division - Reunion, 1937.
  • Box 18
    Folder 1-2
    United Daughters of the Confederacy - Programs .
  • Box 18
    Folder 3
    United Daughters of the Confederacy, Virginia Division - Annual Convention, 1964.
  • Box 18
    Folder 4
    United Daughters of the Confederacy, Virginia Division - Minutes (Executive Board), 1967.
  • Box 18
    Folder 5
    United Daughters of the Confederacy, Virginia Division - Newsletter, May 1982.
  • Box 18
    Folder 6
    United Daughters of the Confederacy, Virginia Division - Programs 1964.
  • Box 18
    Folder 7
    United Daughters of the Confederacy, Virginia Division, Fifth District .
  • Box 18
    Folder 8
    Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs .
  • Box 18
    Folder 9
    West-End Christian Church - Directory .
  • Box 18
    Folder 10
    Wev, Oscar C.B. .
  • Box 18
    Folder 11
    Will (Draft) .
  • Box 18
    Folder 12
    Will of Daisy Lester Avery, 1918.
  • Box 18
    Folder 13
    Woodrow Wilson Memorial Scholarship - Card Party, 1925.
  • Box 18
    Folder 14
    Works Progress Administration Historical Inventory .
  • Box 18
    Folder 15
    Yearbooks - Centennial Chapter .
  • Box 18
    Folder 16
    Yearbooks - Children of the Confederacy .
  • Box 18
    Folder 17
    Yearbooks - Lee Chapter .
  • Box 18
    Folder 17a
    Yearbooks - Mildred Lee Chapter .
  • Box 18
    Folder 17b
    Yearbooks - Pickett-Buchanan Chapter .
  • Box 18
    Folder 18
    Yearbooks - Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter .
  • Box 18
    Folder 19
    Yearbooks - Stonewall Jackson Chapter .
  • Box 18
    Folder 20
    Yearbooks - U.D.C., Virginia Division .
Series III. James Thomas Avery, Jr. Letters, 1930-1934.
Boxes: 21-24
Extent: 4 boxes.

The series of letters of her son, James Thomas Avery, Jr., include correspondence written while he was attending Camp Dudley, a boys' camp in Westport-on-Lake Champlain, New York in 1930. Topics include his participation in camp activities, including swimming, baseball, basketball, tennis, rifle practice, attending movies, as well as his health, family news and weather. Most of this series, however, are letters written to him while he was attending the Virginia Military Institute from 1931 to 1934. Most of the letters are from his mother, sister, and aunt, but there are also many from friends. Topics include inquiries and comments about his classes, grades, fellow cadets, and extracurricular activities. The letters also contain family news, especially concerning automobile trips around the country, his mother's social and civic activities, school activities, and news of mutual acquaintances in Richmond. The later letters in this series were written to him while he was attending ROTC training at Camp Hoyle, Maryland.

  • Box 20
    Folder 1
    1930 (June) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 2
    1930 (July 1-15) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 3
    1930 (July 16-31) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 4
    1930 (August) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 5
    1931 (September 1-15) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 6
    1931 (September 16-30) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 7
    1931 (October 1-15) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 8
    1931 (October 16-31) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 9
    1931 (November) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 10
    1931 (December) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 11
    1932 (January 1-15) .
  • Box 20
    Folder 12
    1932 (January 16-31) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 1
    1932 (February) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 2
    1932 (March) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 3
    1932 (April) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 4
    1932 (May) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 5
    1932 (June-August) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 6
    1932 (September) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 7
    1932 (October) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 8
    1932 (November) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 9
    1932 (December) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 10
    1933 (January) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 11
    1933 (February) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 12
    1933 (March) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 13
    1933 (April) .
  • Box 22
    Folder 1
    1933 (May) .
  • Box 22
    Folder 2
    1933 (June) .
  • Box 22
    Folder 3
    1933 (September) .
  • Box 22
    Folder 4
    1933 (October) .
  • Box 22
    Folder 5
    1933 (November) .
  • Box 22
    Folder 6
    1933 (December) .
  • Box 22
    Folder 7
    1934 (January) .
  • Box 22
    Folder 8
    1934 (February) .
  • Box 22
    Folder 9
    1934 (March) .
  • Box 23
    Folder 1
    1934 (April) .
  • Box 23
    Folder 2
    1934 (May 1-15) .
  • Box 23
    Folder 3
    1934 (May 16-31) .
  • Box 23
    Folder 4
    1934 (June) .
  • Box 23
    Folder 5
    1934 (July) .
  • Box 23
    Folder 6
    1934 (August) .
  • Box 23
    Folder 7
    n.d. .