A Guide to the Marietta Minnigerode Andrews Papers, 1941-1931 Andrews, Marietta Minnigerode, Papers M 189

A Guide to the Marietta Minnigerode Andrews papers, (1941-1931)

A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library
Collection Number M 189


Virginia Commonwealth University, James Branch Cabell Library

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Processed by: Mary L. West

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library
Collection Number
M 189
Marietta Minnigerode Andrews papers (1914-1931)
Physical Characteristics
1 linear foot.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Box/folder, Marietta Minnigerode Andrews papers, M 189, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. William R. (Emma Gray) Trigg, along with the Mary Sinton Leitch Papers (M 52), in November 1968.

Biographical Information

Marietta Minnigerode Andrews was born 11 December 1869 to Charles and Virginia Cuthbert Minnigerode. She studied art in Washington, D.C., New York, Paris and Munich. In 1895, she married her former instructor, Eliphalet Fraser Andrews, director of the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. She began to write and publish poetry and prose after the death of her husband in 1915. Her works include Songs of a Mother (1917), Out of the Dust (1920), George Washington's Country (1930), and Many Waters (1931).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of approximately 100 items. The bulk of the material concerns Black Brother, a long, unfinished manuscript that Andrews was working on when she died. Some of her notes and research materials are included, as well as seven of her short stories. There are two pages that have been identified as belonging to George Washington's Country.


The manuscript for Black Brother has been reconstructed from internal evidence and Andrews' notes. Associated materials, probably intended for inclusion in the final book, have been arranged following the manuscript.

Contents List

Box-folder 1:1
Black Brother Section I, 1850-1860
Box-folder 1:2
Black Brother through introduction of Grandfather's story
Box-folder 1:3
Black Brother Grandfather Wiltberger's Story
Box-folder 1:4
Black Brother Frontispiece through John Brown Information
Box-folder 1:5
Black Brother Section II, 1860-1870
Box-folder 1:6
Black Brother Section III, 1870-1880
Box-folder 1:7
Black Brother Section IV, 1880-1890
Box-folder 1:8
Black Brother Section V, 1890-1900
Box-folder 1:9
Black Brother Section VI, 1910-1920
Box-folder 1:10
Black Brother Section VII, 1920-1930
Box-folder 1:11
Photographs for Black Brother
Box-folder 1:12
Black Brother Miscellaneous pages
Box-folder 1:13-1:15
Black Brother Draft

Box-folder 1:16-1:17
Black Brother Portions

Box-folder 1:18-1:19
Black Brother Miscellaneous Notes

Box-folder 2:1
Black Brother Correspondence
Box-folder 2:2
Short Life of Samuel Chapman Armstrong, Founder of Hampton Institute, 1914
Box-folder 2:3
folder: Clippings: Black politics, 1929, undated
Box-folder 2:4
Black Brother Forward, Notes of Captain Gordon, 1930
Box-folder 2:5
Black Brother Notes of Captain Gordon, 1930
Box-folder 2:6-2:7
Black Brother Notes of Captain Gordon

Box-folder 2:8-2:10

Box-folder 2:11
Draft "The Negro: His Place in Art as Creator or Subject?"
Box-folder 2:12
Draft "On Sherman's March"
Box-folder 2:13-2:15
"Among the Mormons"

Box-folder 2:16
George Washington's Country
Box-folder 2:17
"Joy Rides of a Poor Relation"
Box-folder 2:18
"The Navajos"
Box-folder 2:19
"On Other People's Gas"
Box-folder 2:20
"Poking Around in Europe"
Box-folder 2:21
"The Redemption of Moses"
Box-folder 2:22
Draft "The Redemption of Moses"
Box-folder 2:23
Untitled Short Story
Box-folder 2:24
Clippings: Marietta M. Andrews