Beppie L. Culin papers, 1801-1985 (bulk 1923-1970)

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Beppie L. Culin papers, 1801-1985 (bulk 1923-1970)

MS 380


Collection Summary

Creator: Culin, Beppie L.
Collection Name:Beppie L. Culin papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1801-1985 (bulk 1923-1970)
Physical Description: .5 linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of the papers of Beppie L. Culin and family. Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and legal documents are included in this collection.
Collection Number:MS 380
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Beppie Lee Leslie Culin was born August 10th, 1887 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her parents were Harry Melville Leslie and Sallie Knox Wood. Beppie Lee Leslie was married on December 19, 1913 to John Harding Culin (1889-1925), who was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. John H. Culin died on March 20, 1925 of malaria while in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Beppie L. Culin never remarried and lived in Tucson, Arizona until her death in March 1988.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the papers of Beppie L. Culin and family. Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and legal documents are included in this collection. The majority of the correspondence is between Beppie L. Culin and various offices of the United States Navy regarding the death of John H. Culin and his subsequent reinterment at Arlington National Cemetery. Also included is correspondence to J.F. McKale and Richard A. Harvill of the University of Arizona regarding alumnus information and activities. This collection contains two diaries of John H. Culin, which contain a brief account of his daily activities from 1918-1919. The scrapbook in the collection contains ship logs, poetry, drawings and newspaper clippings on various topics, including the War of 1812.

The photographs in this collection include several photographs of Beppie L. Culin, as well as John H. Culin. Also included are portraits of unidentified females and various pictures of people and places, including property at Martha?™s Vineyard.

This collection also contains legal documents including a land patent signed by US President Andrew Jackson in 1831, and two bills of sale for slaves sold to John S. Wood. The first bill of sale is for an 11-year-old slave girl sold on February 28, 1852, and the second bill of sale is for an 18-year-old slave boy sold on February 13, 1854.


Restrictions

Restrictions

None

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Culin, Beppie L. -- Archives
Culin, John Harding

Subject(s)
Bills of sale --United States
Sailors' writings, English
Slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
United States. Navy -- History -- 20th century

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Diaries
Land patents
Photographs
Scrapbooks


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Beppie L. Culin papers (MS 380). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

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11 Correspondence, 1923-1965
12 Correspondence, 1966-1985
13 Documents regarding Beppie L. Culin, 1910-1936; No Date
14 Diaries of John H. Culin, 1918-1919
15 Documents regarding John H. Culin, 1923-1926; No Date
16 Scrapbook, 1801-1857
17 Documents regarding the Pauline M. Roskruge Estate, 1923-1937
18 Documents regarding Beppie L. Culin's family, 1924-1985; No Date
19 Photographs of Beppie L. Culin, 1971-1982
110 Photographs of John H. Culin, 1912; No Date
111 Portraits of unidentified females, No Date
112 Photographs of people and places, including property at Martha's Vineyard, 1976-1981; No Date
113 Land documents, including a land patent signed by US President Andrew Jackson in 1831, 1831-1836
114 Bills of sale for slaves; including a bill of sale for an 11-year-old slave girl to John S. Wood in 1852 and a bill of sale for an 18-year-old slave boy to John Wood in 1854, 1852-1854