IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

TITLE:»WALLING FAMILY

 

SUBTITLE:»»LETTERS, 1919-1935, DATES:»1991

QUANTITY:»1 volume

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »letters (donor no. 188) were donated by »Mary Hamilton in 1993.

ACCESS:

The »letters are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Your name, year»Kristen Rassbach, 1997, Margaret Richardson, 1998.

REVISED:

Robert Jett, August 12, 1998. [WallingFamily.doc]

 

»Biography

Mary E. Knight, daughter of Immer Needham Knight and Sarah James Knight, was born December 13, 1869.  She married Charles S. Walling June 28, 1893 and lived in Oskaloosa, Iowa where Charles Walling was manager and part owner of the Oskaloosa Daily Herald.  The Wallings had two daughters, Ivyl, born in 1894, and Mary, born in 1911.  Mary Knight Walling died July 15, 1935.

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Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The» Walling Family Letters date from »1919 to 1935.  The collection consists of one volume of transcribed correspondence between Mary Knight Walling and her daughter Ivyl Walling Welton.  A small number of letters by other family members is included.  Ivyl Walling attended Grinnell College, majoring in music.  She married Dale Welton June 25, 1918 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and established a home in that community.  Ivyl Welton and her mother, Mary K. Walling, began writng these letters following Ivyl’s move to Oklahoma. 

 

The letters were compiled by Mary E. Walling Hamilton, younger sister of Ivyl Walling Welton.  In an addendum Hamilton gives biographical sketches of fifty people mentioned in the letters.  This provides helpful context to the collection.

 

SCVF              Description

Folder 1           Walling Family