Scope and Content
Title: Helen Carhart Williams
Collection Number: mssHM 69958-70157
Williams, Helen Carhart
199 items in 4 boxes
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.Manuscripts Department
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San Marino, California 91108
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Abstract: 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.
Language of Material: The records are in English..
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[Identification of item], Helen Carhart Williams papers, The Huntington Library,
San Marino, California.
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
Scope and Content
The collection consists almost exclusively of incoming correspondence to Helen
Carhart Williams from the time of her childhood until middle age. The letters were
written by both male and female friends and describe their lives and activities as
they attended high school and college, began their careers (several of the women
were teachers), and in many cases got married and moved out of state (to Texas and
Arizona, among others). Many of the letters contain congratulations to Helen on the
occasions of her marriage and the births of her children. The letters also describe
the activities of the Delta Iota Chi sorority.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Domestic relations--New York
Friendship in youth.
Greek letter societies.
Spanish-American War, 1898.
Women college students--United
Youth--Social life and
Burbank (Los Angeles