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|Abstract||Turner family of central North Carolina, including sisters Sallie Alston Turner (1880-1970), a legal secretary and world traveler; Marie Alma Turner (b. 1882), who studied in Europe, taught Spanish and French at various high schools and colleges in the South in the 1930s and 1940s, and also traveled extensively; and Pattie Mangum Turner (b. 1892), who taught French at Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, Ga., and was head librarian at Wingate College in North Carolina. Correspondence, writings, a 1908 recipe book, photographs, and other materials of the Turner family. Topics include high school and college teaching of the French language, European and Mexican travel, recipes, Turner family genealogy, and Willie Person Mangum (1792-1861), for whom one of the Turner brothers was named.|
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Turner family of central North Carolina, including sisters Sallie Alston Turner (1880-1970), a legal secretary and world traveler; Marie Alma Turner (b. 1882), who studied in Europe, taught Spanish and French at various high schools and colleges in the South in the 1930s and 1940s, and also traveled extensively; and Pattie Mangum Turner (b. 1892), who taught French at Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, Ga., and was head librarian at Wingate College in North Carolina.Back to Top
Chiefly letters, school materials, travel diaries, photographs, and other items of the Turner sisters: Sallie Alston Turner, Marie Alma Turner, Pattie Mangum Turner, Rosalie Preston Turner, and Anne Leach Turner. Few items concerning their brothers (Willie Pearson Mangum Turner and Julian A. Turner, Jr.) are found in this collection.
H. M. Pearson to Laban A. Turner, 29 November 1874.
J. A. T. [Julian Augustine Turner] to Mangum Turner, 16 May 1896.
M. T. [Mary Turner] to Marie A. Turner, n.d.
M. [Mary Turner] to Marie A. Turner, n.d.
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Sallie Alston Turner (22 March 1880-18 September 1970) was the oldest daughter (the second oldest child) of Mary (Marie) Alma Leach and Julian Augustine Turner. A native of Guilford County, she attended Marshall College in Huntington, West Virginia and the "Greensboro College for Women." After college, she was a secretary for the law firm of Wilson and Ferguson in Greensboro. She then was head secretary to Senator Lee S. Overman and worked for a short time with the Federal Trade Commission. During her years in Washington, D.C. (off and on again from 1908 to 1969), she was a frequent world traveller.
This series contains correspondence, some miscellaneous papers, and a recipe book dated 1908.
Scattered correspondence of Sallie Alston Turner. Of interest is a "Letter of Introduction" from the United States Department of State that Turner used during her travels abroad. Also to be noted are numerous invitations from Eleanor Roosevelt to gatherings at the White House.
Other papers of Sallie Alston Turner, relating in part to her travels, but mostly to events during her years in Washington, D.C. Of interest is a book of recipes she kept, which is dated 1908.
Arrangement: by subject and date.
Marie Alma Turner (2 October 1882- ) attended George Washington University where she received her A.B. After graduation, she studied at the Universite de Paris (Sorbonne) and also took other classes in Paris through L'Alliance Francaise.
Marie then taught at various schools in the Southeast before accepting a position teaching English at the American school in Tokyo, Japan (circa 1927). In 1928, she returned to France and studied at Grenoble, and soon after attended Columbia University in New York City, where she received her Master's Degree in 1930. In 1934, she spent a summer studying at the Ecole Francaise De Middlebury College, and during 1940-1941 she travelled in Mexico. From 1937 to 1943, Ms. Turner taught in various high schools in Miami and Jacksonville, Florida, before returning to Mexico where she spent part of 1944 as a student at the University of Mexico. Then from 1945 on, she taught French and Spanish at numerous schools throughout the Southeast, including Appalachian State Teacher's College in Boone, N.C. (circa 1945), Shenandoah College in Dayton, Va. (circa 1946), Greenbrier College in Lewisburg, W.Va. (circa 1947), Flora MacDonald College in Red Springs, N.C., and Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. (circa 1948), as well as Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., Sullins College, Bristol, Va., and Louisburg College, Louisburg, N.C.
This series contains Marie Alma Turner's correspondence, an extensive collection of materials related to her taking and teaching language courses, and numerous datebooks she kept during her lifetime.
Largely post cards from family and friends abroad, miscellaneous non-personal correspondence, and several letters from her sisters Anne, Rosalie, Pattie, and Sallie.
Chiefly notes and notebooks stemming from Turner's study of languages at Grenoble, France, Columbia University, and Middlebury College, as well as tests and other materials she used when teaching French and Spanish at various high schools and colleges during the 1930s and 1940s.
Datebooks and calendars containing brief entries relating to weather, daily activities, classes taught, and trips taken. The later datebooks tend to include longer and more descriptive entries.
Pattie Mangum Turner (13 July 1892- ) studied and travelled abroad extensively. She spent 1927-1928 at the Universite de Paris studying French language and culture and gaining a certificate from L'Alliance Francaise. In 1928-1929, she studied at the Centro De Estudios Hitoricos in Madrid, Spain. Prior to these studies abroad, Ms. Turner earned a Master's Degree in English from Columbia University in 1926, and returned there to work on a Ph.D. during the early 1930s. She spent several years in New York City, but never completed the degree.
Around 1950, Turner accepted a position as head of the French department at the Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, Ga. During her stay there, she also took several courses in librarianship. As a result of these studies, she became head of the library at Wingate College, Wingate, N.C., in 1955.
This series consists of miscellaneous correspondence, notes and papers from courses at Columbia University and Georgia State College for Women, a datebook, 1920-1954, and several travel diaries.
Largely postcards from abroad, but also several personal letters of interest, including one Pattie Turner wrote to all of her sisters, and one to her from a friend in Florida discussing family genealogical matters, May 3, 1953.
An essay written while studying at Columbia University in about 1927, and materials relating to a course in library science in about 1950 at Georgia State College for Women. The essay, written as part of Turner's work toward a Master's Degree in English, is entitled: "Pictures of English Village Life in the Novels of Jane Austen and Mrs. Gaskell."
A diary with entries dating from 1920 through 1954; two travel notebooks labelled "Venice, Florence #1," and "Florence #2, Holland, Rome, Warick and Stratford, England;" a United States passport issued February 25, 1936; an application for employment at Columbia University (containing useful biographical information), materials from Pattie's studies abroad, lists of stocks owned, and a contract from Wingate College, Wingate, N.C.
Chiefly correspondence of the other two sisters, Rosalie Preston Turner and Anne Leach Turner.
Rosalie Preston Turner (2 October 1888- ) lived in Raleigh, N.C., for most of her adult life. For a time, she worked as a private secretary to E. B. Jeffress, chairman of the North Carolina State Highway Commission. She married John Alexander Livingstone (6 September 1885-26 May 1937) on 30 April 1935; he died unexpectedly two years later. (See Collection #4100.)
Anne Leach Turner (30 June 1899- ) was employed at D. H. Hill Library at North Carolina State University as an order librarian, and spent the better part of her life in Raleigh, N.C.
Chiefly letters to Rosalie Preston Turner from friends and relatives, with some non-family correspondence relating to jobs and financial/business dealings.
Chiefly undated birthday cards, with a copy of a letter Anne sent to her sisters dated 19 November 1939.
Chiefly unidentifiable or undated correspondence and miscellaneous papers of the Turner family. Also included are various Turner family genealogical materials.
Scattered correspondence and other papers which cannot be attributed to individual members of the Turner family. Of note are several Christmas cards from Mangum and Josephine Weeks during the early 1940s; a forged copy of a letter to Willie P. Mangum from "Abraham Lincoln" dated 1849 (watermark on paper dated 1918), and various family-related newspaper clippings.
Newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other items containing information relating to the Turner family members. Of interest is information relating to Willie P. Mangum, U.S. representative and senator from North Carolina, 1823-1852.
Largely passenger lists, menus, and brochures from tours and cruises around the world taken by the Turner sisters during the 1930s.
Arrangement: by individual or location.
Photos of Julian Augustine Turner, Jr., taken when he was a young man of about 18 (1910?), and four others taken when he was a lieutenant-commander in charge of a naval unit at U.S. N.A.A.S. - Whiting Field in Milton, Florida (near Tallahassee) during World War II. #04548, Series: "6. Photographs, 1910?-1956." P-4548/1-5
Photographs by the Turner sisters taken during trips to Mexico. Photos include an interesting sequence at a bull fight and trips to the pyramids outside Mexico City, to the cities/towns of Cuernavaca, Progresso, Taxco, Toluca, Veracruz, and Xochinilco. Separated from this folder is a photo album (PA-4548/1) containing more Turner family photographs from travels in Mexico. #04548, Series: "6. Photographs, 1910?-1956." P-4548/68-103
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