Mary Ella Calhoun Foote Estate Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0149

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of Mary Ella Calhoun Foote. Upon her death in 1918, she left her entire estate to Vanderbilt University to erect a building in memory of her father, William Henry Calhoun, a Nashville jeweler. The bulk of this collection contains correspondence, with other miscellaneous estate papers at the end.

Dates

  • 1844 - 1929

Biographical Note - Mary Ella Calhoun Foote

Mary Ella Calhoun Foote was born in Nashville, where her father William Henry Calhoun was a jeweler. Mary Ella Calhoun married R.H. Foote, a lawyer of New York, in 1888. The Calhoun family then settled in New York City. She died on February 1, 1918 in New York City and bequeathed the bulk of her estate to Vanderbilt University to erect a building in honor of her father. The estate included property in Davidson County and antique silver presented by Andrew Jackson, Jr. to William Calhoun.

Extent

.84 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains the papers of Mary Ella Calhoun Foote. Upon her death in 1918, she left her entire estate to Vanderbilt University to erect a building in memory of her father, William Henry Calhoun, a Nashville jeweler. The bulk of this collection contains correspondence, with other miscellaneous estate papers at the end.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Mary Ella Calhoun Foote Estate Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Hosanna Banks
Date
reprocessed 2002
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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