Mctyeire-Baskervill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0283

Dates

  • 1848 - 1963

Biographical / Historical

From The Sullins Reflector, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Nov. 23. 1942):

Mrs. Janie Baskervill, "Our Friend," Former Dean of Girls Dies at Sullins, November 5

Gave Generously of Her Talent; Interested in Community Affairs

"Mrs. Janie McTyeire Baskervill, one of the most widely known and most dearly loved women in educational circles of the south, died in her apartment at Sullins College, Thursday, November 5, at 5:30 a.m., after an illness of eight weeks. Funeral services, in charge of Dr. J. Stewart French, assisted by Dr. J.E. Hicks and Dr. H.H. Thompson, were held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W.E. Martin on Glenway avenue, Friday, November 6, at 10:30 a.m. Burial was made in Mount Olivet cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.

"Mrs. Baskervill, daughter of the late Bishop Holland Nimmons McTyeire and Amelia Townsend McTyeire, was born April 8, 1862, in Mobile, Alabama. During her early childhood she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where her father was president of the Vanderbilt University board and senior bishop of the Methodist Church. It was he, Bishop Holland Nimmons McTyeire, who prevailed upon General Cornelius Vanderbilt, noted New York philanthropist, to establish the university.

"Her husband, the late Dr. William Malone Baskervill who died in 1899, was head of the department of English University and was one of the founders of the Southern Association of Colleges.

"Since coming to Bristol as dean of women at old Sullins College, she had been active in community affairs for many years. With her daughter, Mrs. William E. Martin, and Dr. Martin, Mrs. Baskervill moved to Woman's College in Montgomery, Alabama, and served there as dean of women. For a great many years she held the position as dean of girls and social director at Sullins College.

"Mrs. Baskervill showed deep interest in women's clubs of Bristol and offered much to their organization. She was a member of the Woman's History Club, Gibbon History Club, and the Ann Carter Lee Chapter of the U.D.C. .

"Mrs. Baskervill has had charge of promoting the annual Red Cross Drive at Sullins College for the past several years, and has always been very enthusiastic and highly successful with this project.

"Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William E. Martin of Bristol and Mrs. Elizabeth Baskervill Wall of Bedford, Virginia; one son, William Malone Baskervill of Baltimore; one step-son, John Adams Baskervill of Nashville; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Garland Osborne and Mrs. Raymond Bailey of Bristol, Mrs. Francis Cash of Cincinnati, Ohio, William Thomas Martin of New York, N.Y., Misses Dorothy, Evelyn, and Jane Baskervill of Baltimore, Maryland; and five great-grandchildren."

From Alumnus Magazine Vol. XXVIII, No. 2 (November, 1942), p. 2:

Mrs. Baskervill Dies

"Mrs. Janie McTyeire Baskervill, one of the most widely known women in Southern educational circles, died on November 5, at Sullins College, Bristol, Virginia, after an illness of eight weeks. She was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville.

"Mrs. Baskervill, who was dean of Sullins College for many years, came to Nashville from Mobile, Ala., in her early childhood. She was the daughter of the late Bishop Holland Nimmons McTyeire, for many years President of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and Senior Bishop of The Methodist Church. Her husband, the late Dr. William Monroe /i.e. Malone/Baskervill, who died in 1899, was head of the Department of English at Vanderbilt University and was one of the founders of the Southern Association of Colleges.

"Going to Bristol as dean of women at old Sullins College, Mrs. Baskervill had been active in community affairs of the city for many years. With her daughter, Mrs. William E. Martin, and Dr. Martin, Mrs. Baskervill moved to Woman's College in Montgomery, Ala., and served there as dean of women. For years she held the position as "dean of girls" at the present Sullins College ,

"Mrs. Baskervill is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William E. Martin, A'02, of Bristol and Mrs. Elizabeth Wall, Ax'07, of Bedford, Va.; one son, William Malone Baskervill, Ax'10, of Baltimore; one stepson, John Adams Baskervill, Lx'06, of Nashville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren."

Extent

1.68 Linear Feet (4 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Holland Nimmons McTyeire and William & Janie Baskervill Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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