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M-048 Margaret Towers Monroe, Paper, 1896-1970.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
History of Anna Calhoun Smith's school in Vernon, Louisiana, 1885-1901, written by her step-granddaughter; wife of Judge N.M. Smith of Jackson Parish, Mrs. Smith operated the private school for members for her family and other pupils, among whom was Senator James P. Pope; includes two Pope letters. 1 folder.
A 23 page manuscript written by Mrs. Monroe in 1962 and revised in 1970 detailing the history of Anna Calhoun Smith's private school in Vernon, Louisiana. Gives a biographical sketch of Mrs. Smith, relates how she started and developed the school, who teachers and pupils were and what constituted the curriculum. Tells many interesting facts and anecdotes about the school. The history is based mainly on interviews with and letters from former pupils. A diagram of the school is appended.
Two photocopied photographs of teachers and pupils of the school, originals dating in the 1890's.
Two letters written in 1961 by Senator James Pinckney Pope, a former pupil of the school in the 1890's.
Two newspaper clippings, one an obituary of Sen. James P. Pope and the other an account of a speech given by Margaret T. Monroe in 1970, based on her research for the manuscript in this collection.