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GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 1880-1945

941 records found searching with the subject Guilford College.

Geneology 2 [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1886-1929

This folder contains a copy of the Friends' Intelligencer and Journal, dated Second Month, 1895. The folder also contains multiple handwritten essays (authors not listed) focusing on Mendenhall family history. A document sent by Alice B. Hazard to either Mary or her husband in 1929 is a carbon copy of a transcribed dictation that focuses on the history of North Carolina Quakers. Another essay, written for the Guilford Collegian, includes a 4 - 5 page poem by Delphina Mendenhall titled "March of Emancipated Slaves to Ohio." The folder also contains biographical essays of various Mendenhall/Hobbs family members: George Mendenhall, Oriana Mendenhall, Pheobe Hobbs (1886), Richard Mendenhall (1896), and Minerva Thomas (written sometime after 1902). Various notes and lists related to family names, marriages, deaths, and dates are written on scrap paper and the back of essays. Mr. Jethro R. Wilson's obituary is also contained in this folder.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


This book, dated 1887, is titled "Songs for the Wee Ones" by James H. Fillmore and belonged to Mary Mendenhall Hobbs. The book contains songs and lullabies accompanied by simple prints and drawings.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Correspondence [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1888-1927

This folder contains correspondence both to and from Mary Mendenhall Hobbs. Authors of letters written to Mary found in this folder include Allen D. Hole, Alfred C. Garrett, Charles F. Coffin, Robert L. Kelly, Wilson Hobbs (son), J.G. Cannon (Illinois State Representative), E.M. Wister, Rachel F. Taylor, M. Carey Thomas (president of Bryn Mawr in 1901). Topics include worship, bible study, history, the fire at Guilford College in 1907, the importance of social life, family updates, and politics and the GOP. An editorial to the Outlook on the topic of "crimes against women by negroes" can be found in this folder (transcription available).

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Correspondence--1889-1892 [Ellwood C. Perisho papers]

Perisho, Ellwood C. (Ellwood Chappell), 1862-1935

1889-1892

Letters from various respondents to E. C. Perisho. Priscilla B. Hackney, Guilford College, NC (1889); E. A. White, Raleigh, NC (1892); J. J. Mills, Richmond, IN (1893); Lewis Lyndon Hobbs, Guilford College, NC (1893); Cyrus W. Hodgin, Richmond, IN (1893); and Joseph Moore, Guilford College, NC (1893).

Collection: MS323 Ellwood C. Perisho Papers (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Perisho, Ellwood C. (Ellwood Chappell), 1862-1935; Guilford College


Talks with Young Women [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1891

This folder contains essays and lecture notes pertaining to the activity and health of young women."No. 5, Cleanliness is next to Godliness" (1891), "The Marriage Question," and a talk on the "dedication of your own heart." This folder also contains transcribed versions of several of these documents.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Geneology-Guilford Collegian [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1893

This folder contains two copies of the Guilford Collegian -- Vol. VI, no. 4 (November 1893) and Vol. VI, no. 5 (December 1893). The first few pages of both Collegians are marked with hand-written notes in the margins -- the handwriting appears to belong to L.L. Hobbs. The folder also includes several essays and drafts of essays (both handwritten and typed) by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs about the life and work of Nereus Mendenhall.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Writings-Family and Home [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1896

This folder contains a story about the Mendenhall family life.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Misc. Notebooks-Notebook 004 [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1896

This notebook is marked "Richard Junius Mendenhall Hobbs" and inscribed "For my dear Richard from Mother, Christmas 1896. 'Charlie Whitehead'" The notebook contains a 10-verse handwritten poem with a strong religious theme.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Women [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1899-1900

The bulk of the letters contained in this folder were written in response to Mary Mendenhall Hobbs requesting the names of influential and active Quaker women. Correspondents include Josiah W. Leeds, Ana Rhoads Ladd, Timothy Nicholson, Abbie S. Hill, Annie L. Stuart, Margaret I. Cane, and Nathan H. Clark. A copy of Mary's originial letter of request is included among the letters. There is also an undated essay by Mary titled ""Influence of Women as Friends"" and a copy of The Friend (religious and literary journal) dated Twelfth Month 30, 1899.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Essays [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1900-1930

This folder contains a collection of essays written by Mary. Essay topics and titles include "This Alarm Over the Danger of Knowledge"(1927)""Know Thyself," home landscaping, the Central Carolina Fair, and Easter (1911). The notebook is titled "Conservation of Force."

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Mendenhall Geneology [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1901

This folder contains a document dated 1901 called "Genealogy of Mendenhall Descendents." The document is partially filled out with information about Judith and Richard Mendenhall's information. On the back of the document are handwritten notes with more details about Judith's life, signed "thy cousin, M. M. Hobbs."

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


This folder contains essays sent by Mary to the editor of the Charlotte Observer. Topics include the importance of educating girls,"The Rich Young Ruler"(1903), women's preaching, and Booker T Washington (1903). Many of these essays were written in response to editorials in the Observer. Includes full-text transcript.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Quakerism [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1904

This folder contains a variety of undated essays pertaining to Quakerism, written by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs. Titles include "Present Day Testimony against Worldliness" (1904)"Friends of the 30s" (Quaker activity in the 1830s), and "Friends in America." The folder also includes a notebook titled "The Rise of Quakerism."

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Keystone Comp. Books [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1905

This notebook contains notes from a conference and two letters written by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Collection: MS254 Duke Memorial Hall Dedication Papers (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


Elliot Kayes Stone's memoir on his time at Guilford College from 1869 to 1899. An account of what it was like to be a student at the end of the 19th century. It mentions practical jokes, living conditions, the kinds of classes offered, and impressions of various faculty and staff. Louis Lyndon Hobbs is covered on page 6.

Collection: MS257 Eliot Kays Stone Paper, 1896-1899 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


This folder contains a typed essay stating that Mary M. Hobbs has earned her Doctorate in literature. There are also newspaper clippings about her earning her degree.

Collection: File Collection (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


1927 [Catherine Cox letters]

Cox, Catherine

1905-04-10

Letters from Catherine Cox to her family, mostly her parents, on her activites at Guilford College. Of note are her experiences with disciplinary actions, mentions of girls asking permission to go home and running off and eloping instead, exams, incidents with rats, and the forgiveness of her parents for getting into trouble. There is also one letter addressed to Isabella Cox, her sister.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


1928 Jan-May [Catherine Cox letters]

Cox, Catherine

1905-04-11

Letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly her parents. Details her experiences at Guilford College. Of note are worries over exam grades, intercollegiate sports, shopping, new arrivals to Guilford College (one girl lasted only a day. Having flunked from NCCW. This girl was known for having a bad "rep" and used profane language. Catherine is under the impression that Raymond Binford had this girl kicked out because of this), and events in Greensboro such as a High School Operetta.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


1928 Oct-Dec [Catherine Cox letters]

Cox, Catherine

1905-04-11

Letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly her parents. Details her experiences at Guilford College. Of note is her entering the Glee Club, becoming editor-and-chief of the annual, bill payments, state football games, shopping in Greensboro, the stress of juggling work, and going to see the Boston Women's Symphony in Greensboro. It should be noted that most of the stationary is personalized, with "Young Women's Student Government Association" at the top, listing Catherine Cox as secretary.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


1929 Feb-May [Catherine Cox letters]

Cox, Catherine

1905-04-12

This folder contains letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly her parents. Details her experiences at Guilford College. Of note are mentions of snow, a banquet in the King Cotton Hotel for the Guilfordian Board annual banquet (there was a performance and Catherine and her friends were seated on a balcony that was called the "nigger heben," perhaps because that is where African Americans were required to sit), the student council entertaining High Point student government presidents, shortening vacations to make up for days missed on account of the "flu," getting sick of seeing shows at the Carolina Theater, gaining weight at home, clothes shopping in Greensboro, and campus elections. Included is a Mothers Day card, and a program for one of Catherine Cox's piano recitals. It should be noted that most of the stationary is personalized, with "Young Women's Student Government Association" at the top, listing Catherine Cox as secretary.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


1929 Sep-Dec [Catherine Cox letters]

Cox, Catherine

1905-04-12

This folder contains letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly her parents. Details her experiences at Guilford College. Of note are the stresses of event-managing, strange student activities (such as hazing, and the home-economics majors holding a tea for the "football men", presiding over the societies opening reception, attending trustees meetings, the Guilford football team winning a game, possum hunting (with a man named Bob Jones who was "quite the character", being in the Glee Club, listening to letures, and watching fireworks. It should be noted that most of the stationary is personalized, with "YWCA"(Young Women's Student Government Association) at the top, listing Catherine Cox as secretary.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


1930 Jan-Mar [Catherine Cox letters]

Cox, Catherine

1905-04-13

This folder contains letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly to her parents. They detail her experiences at Guilford College. Of note is mention of a crazy man living in the woods (he "sicced" his dog on Catherine and her friends as they were taking a walk. In their attempt to escape they fell through some barbed wire and kept running), basketball games with Elon University, exams, an incident wherein a former student (Edmina Siler) was run over and killed (the student body stood in respectful silence as the body was driven through campus), and the Dolly Madison tablet unveiling. It should be noted that the stationary used is personalized with "YWSGA"(Young Women's Student Government Association) printed at the top, with Catherine Cox listed as president.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


Series of letters from Marianna Dow to her parents Stephen and Stella, telling of her freshman experiences at Guilford College in 1936.

Collection: MS204 Stephen and Stella Dow Letters, 1936 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


Nathan Hunt [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1905-1908

This folder contains a composition notebook belonging to Mary Mendanhall Hobbs. The notebook contains a draft of an essay on Nathan Hunt. The folder contains a letter to Hobbs from Catherine P. Sheppard, dated 1905, in which she recounts her memories and knowledge of Nathan Hunt. The final document in the folder is a handwritten essay by John Hilton, titled "Nathan Hunt of North Carolina, U.S.A" and dated "1 month 23, 1908." A note in pencil at the top of the essay says "published in B.F.H.S."

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


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