David S. Doggett Letters
Scope and Content
The collection contains David S. Doggett's letters to his father in Richmond, Virginia, from 1912-1915, while he was a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Doggett's letters are mostly reports to his father about his activities at school. He shows constant concern for his grades and performance (possibly because his father was a teacher). The correspondence also includes news from home and requests for money.
- 1912-1915, n.d.
- Doggett, David S., 1895-1972 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
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David Seth Doggett was born in December 1895 to George Brooke (b.1847) and Georgia (Georgiana?) Amanda (Anderson) Doggett (b. 1859) in Richmond, Virginia. He attended VPI from 1913-1916, graduating with a degree in Engineering. In 1918, he married Marie Jackson McLaughlin. They had three sons. Doggett died in 1972.
The "Aunt Pattie" mentioned in many of Doggett's letters is mostly like Martha (Pattie) Gwathmey Doggett Fitzgerald (b. abt. 1845), George's older sister. "Aunt Loulie" is probably one of George's younger sisters, Loulie B. Doggett (1855-1927).
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
The collection contains David S. Doggett's letters to his father in Richmond, Virginia, from 1912-1915, while he was a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
The collection is arranged chronologically with undated items at the end.
Source of Acquisition
The David S. Doggett Letters were donated to Special Collections in 1988.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the David S. Doggett Letters by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the David S. Doggett Letters commenced and was completed in 1988. Additional description was completed in June 2009.
- David S. Doggett Letters, 1912-1915, n.d.
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
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