University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mrs. Reeves Catt Diaries, 1887-1918



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Catt, Alice Blackburn, 1855-1932
Title: Catt, Mrs. Reeves, Papers
Dates: 1887-1918
Abstract: Two notebooks compose the Mrs. Reeves Catt Diaries, 1887-1918, which document Catt’s activities and interests as a woman at the turn of the 20th century.
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Alice Virginia Blackburn (1855-1932), the daughter of Mary Ann Ast and William Blackburn, married businessman Reeves Catt ca. 1870 in Staunton, Virginia. The couple produced one child, Mary. Mrs. Catt was a devoted Methodist and sailed to England and France on the 1917 voyage of La Touraine.

Source:

Michael Koiner Memorial Association. A historical sketch of Michael Keinadt and Margaret Diller, his wife: The history and genealogy of their numerous posterity in the American states, up to the year 1893. (Staunton, Virginia: Stoneburner & Prufer, 1893), 147.


Scope and Contents

Two notebooks compose the Mrs. Reeves Catt Diaries, 1887-1918, which document Catt’s activities and interests as a woman at the turn of the 20th century. The notebooks primarily concern Catt’s 1917 trip to England and France on the ship La Touraine and Methodism in Texas and abroad, but also contain personal and religious notes, recipes, rosters, and proverbs, as well as loose poems, clippings and a bank note from the Corporation of Winchester, Virginia (1867).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Catt, Alice Blackburn, 1855-1932 -- Archives
Subjects
Americans -- Travel -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Methodism -- Texas -- History
Ocean liners -- History -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mrs. Reeves Catt Diaries, 1887-1918, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2J132 Diaries