Collection of letters written to Helen
Carhart Williams from her childhood until middle age. The letters describe the
writers' lives as they attended high school and college, began their careers, and in
many cases got married and moved out of state.
Helen Carhart Williams, also called "Bob" or "Bobbie," was born around 1878 and grew
up in White Plains, New York. Her family moved to Burbank, California, sometime
between 1887 and 1891. Helen was an active member of the Delta Iota Chi sorority and
married Bertram E. Williams (b.1876) in 1899. The couple lived in the Los Angeles
area and had at least five children, including Tom, Beatrice, Lawrence, Austin, and
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