Walling Family papers
Scope and Contents
The Walling Family Letters date from 1919 to 1935. The collection consists of one volume of transcribed correspondence between Mary Knight Walling and her daughter Ivyl Walling Welton. A small number of letters by other family members is included. Ivyl Walling attended Grinnell College, majoring in music. She married Dale Welton June 25, 1918 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and established a home in that community. Ivyl Welton and her mother, Mary K. Walling, began writing these letters following Ivyl's move to Oklahoma.
The letters were compiled by Mary E. Walling Hamilton, younger sister of Ivyl Walling Welton. In an addendum Hamiltong ives biographical sketches of fifty people mentioned in the letters. This provides helpful context to the collection.
- Walling family (Family)
Conditions Governing Access
The letters are open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Mary E. Knight, daughter of Immer Needham Knight and Sarah James Knight, was born December 13, 1869. She married Charles S. Walling June 28, 1893 and lived In Oskaloosa, Iowa where Charles Walling was manager and part owner of the Oskaloosa Daily Herald. The Wallings had two daughters, Ivyl, born in 1894, and Mary, born in 1911. Mary Knight Walling died July 15, 1935.
1.00 linear inches
Language of Materials
Oskaloosa family whose daughter Ivyl Walling Welton graduated from Grinnell College and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma
One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Method of Acquisition
The letters (donor no. 188) were donated by Mary Hamilton in 1993.
- Walling family (Family)
- Kristen Rassbach, 1997; Margaret Richardson, 1998; Robert Jett, 1998.
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Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository
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University of Iowa Libraries
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