Subseries 1.11
Loring Raoul papers, 1895-1957
Box 29

Biographical Note

Loring Raoul was born in Savannah on August 7, 1887. He attended the Peacock School in Atlanta and the Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia before enrolling at the University of Georgia in 1904. After graduation in 1907, Loring held a variety of jobs in Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Asheville. In 1910, he established a chicken and egg business, "Cherokee Farms," in Smyrna, Georgia. Following his service with the army in France during World War I, Loring spent four years as production manager of the Tennessee Furniture Corporation in Chattanooga. After a brief residence in Scarsdale, New York, he settled in Sarasota, Florida, where he maintained a large farming enterprise. He was married in 1913 to Mary Courtenay Harrison, daughter of Col. Z. D. Harrison of "Fernbank" in Atlanta. They had three children, Harrison (b. 1914), Mary Wadliegh (b. 1919), and Loring (b. 1924). He died in Sarasota in November 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Most of Loring Raoul's letters date between 1902 and 1910 while he was attending preparatory school and college. Nearly all are to his mother, with a few to his sister Eleonore. Weekly letters from the Woodberry Forest School discuss lessons and examinations, football, track and field events, and the progress of brother Norman, who also attended Woodberry Forest (1902-1904). Between 1904 and 1907, Loring's letters describe college activities at the University of Georgia. Other letters are from Chattanooga, where he worked for brother Gaston at the Odorless Refrigerator Company (1907-1908), and from Asheville, where he worked in the office and on the grounds of the Manor (1909-1910). Later letters document his study of dairy farming in the Midwest (1910) and his military service at Camp Dix in New York during World War 1 (1918).

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Letters, 1895-1957
Box Folder Content
29 1 1895-1901
29 2 1902
29 3 1903, January-March
29 4 1903, April-June
29 5 1903, September-December
29 16 1904, January-March
29 7 1904, May-December
29 8 1905
29 9 1906, January-June
29 10 1906, July-December
29 11 1907
29 12 1908
29 13 1909, January-April
29 14 1909, May-December
29 15 1910
29 16 1911-1918
29 17 1946-1957
29 18 Undated
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