Doggett, David S., Letters

A Guide to the David S. Doggett Letters, 1912-1915, n.d. Ms.1988.004


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1988.004
Title
David S. Doggett Letters1912-1915, n.d.
Quantity
0.2 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Doggett, David S., 1895-1972
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains Doggett's letters to his father in Richmond, Virginia, from 1912-1915, while he was a student at VPI.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], David S. Doggett Letters, Ms1988-004, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The David S. Doggett Letters were donated to Special Collections in 1988.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the David S. Doggett Letters commenced and was completed in 1988. Additional description was completed in June 2009.


Biographical Note

David Seth Doggett was born in December 1895 to George Brooke (b.1847) and Georgia (Georgiana?) Amanda (Anderson) Doggett (b. 1859) in Richmond, Virginia. He attended VPI from 1913-1916, graduating with a degree in Engineering. In 1918, he married Marie Jackson McLaughlin. They had three sons. Doggett died in 1972.

The "Aunt Pattie" mentioned in many of Doggett's letters is mostly like Martha (Pattie) Gwathmey Doggett Fitzgerald (b. abt. 1845), George's older sister. "Aunt Loulie" is probably one of George's younger sisters, Loulie B. Doggett (1855-1927).

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Doggett's letters to his father in Richmond, Virginia, from 1912-1915, while he was a student at VPI. The letters are organized in folders by year. An additional folder contains fragments and undated correspondence.

Doggett's letters are mostly reports to his father about his activities at school. He shows constant concern for his grades and performance (possibly because his father was a teacher). The correspondence also includes news from home and requests for money.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the David S. Doggett Letters by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Correspondence
1912
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Correspondence
1913
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Correspondence
1914
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Correspondence
1915
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Correspondence
undated and partial