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Subseries 1.9
Agnes Raoul papers, 1890-1914
Box 25

Biographical Note

Agnes Raoul was born at Great Hill Place in Bolingbroke, Georgia on August 10, 1882. She attended Washington Seminary in Atlanta and Vassar College. After her Atlanta debut in 1901, she travelled in Europe in 1903 and returned to Atlanta to wed businessman Thomas Kearney Glenn in 1904. They were the parents of two sons, Wadley Raoul (b. 1905) and Wilbur Fisk (b. 1906). The Glenns were prominent members of Atlanta society and Agnes was active in establishing the Parent-Teacher Association in the city. She died of a brain tumor on November 3, 1914.

Scope and Content Note

The early letters of Agnes Raoul report on school, family activities, and Agnes's visits to brother Tom in Asheville and sister Mary in Washington, D.C. and Willet's Point, Long Island. Most of the letters were written from Vassar College, where Agnes was a student from 1899 to 1901. These letters detail her early impressions of the college, her activities as president of the freshman class, and various school rituals and student pastimes. In later letters she discussed her debut, her trip to Europe, and plans for her wedding to Tom Glenn. After her marriage, letters recount news of her children and in-laws, daily events, and occasional trips. A few school compositions (1891-1892) complete the subseries.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Letters, 1890-1914
Box Folder Content
25 1 1890-1895
25 2 1896-1897
25 3 1898
25 4 1899, April-July
25 5 1899, August-September
25 6 1899, October-December
25 7 1900, January-February
25 8 1900, March-July
25 9 1900, August-September
25 10 1901-1902
25 11 1903-1907
25 12 1909-1911
25 13 1913-1914
25 14 Undated
Other papers
25 15 School compositions, 1891-1892