MS 786 - Newton Family Papers (Xenia, Ohio/Ooltwah, Tennessee)
|MS 786 - Newton Family Papers (Xenia, Ohio/Ooltwah, Tennessee)
The Newton Family Papers consist of letters, literary productions, newspaper articles, financial documents, printed materials, and photographs, dating from 1860s to the 1940s. These records document, for the most part, the activities and creative endeavors of the three surviving children of Samuel and Mary Newton, Mary Leslie Newton, Frances Halley Newton, and Samuel Donald Newton.
The Newton Family Papers were donated and transferred to the Center for Archival Collections on March 1, 1999 by Kathryn Jean Tyrone. Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and scholarly research, with the restriction that the donor is to be notified regarding any publication arising from the use of this collection. The collection was arranged by Kathryn Jean Tyrone who also transcribed many of the letters. The collection's final arrangement and this finding aid were developed by Audrey Burkley, student intern, and Ann Bowers, Assistant Director, in April 1999.
|Scope and Content
The Newton Family Papers consists of four record groups: Newton Family Letters; Mary Leslie Newton Papers; Frances Halley Newton Papers; and, Samuel Donald Newton Papers. The researcher will find a brief biographical sketch and scope and content note, series description and box/folder inventory compiled for each of the record groups (a series description is not provided for the Newton Family Letters).
Tribute must be given to the donor of this collection, Kathryn Jean Tyrone, who literally rescued this historically priceless collection from the trash. She soon realized that the papers had great historic value and not only searched for an appropriate location for their preservation and access, but also spent hours too numerous to even contemplate transcribing the letters and carefully reconstructing the lives of this quite remarkable family. The publication, Dear Ones: Newton Family Letters, 1862-1940, compiled and written by Kathryn Jean Tyrone, is a culmination of all of her work and is a wonderful resource documenting the activities and the writings of the Newton Family. Historians and other researchers as well as archivists are indeed indebted to Ms. Tyrone for all of her work.