Carter Newman Bealer Papers WLU Coll. 0094

Carter Newman Bealer Papers WLU Coll. 0094


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Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives

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Lexington, VA 24450
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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library, Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU Coll.0094
Title
Carter Newman Bealer Papers Inclusive 1905-1962 Bulk 1930-1950
Quantity
28.3 Linear Feet
creator
Bealer, Carter Newman
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Bealer estate, 1965.


Biographical / Historical

Bealer was a student at Washington and Lee University from 1918-1922.

Scope and Contents

Includes family and business correspondence and a variety of private collections, such as diaries, playbills, ship menus, as well as a significant collection of autographed photographs and letters of late 19th and early 20th century theatrical and musical performers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Actors
  • Autographs
  • Correspondence
  • Gray, Harry L.
  • Hayward , Ella
  • Musicians
  • Peebles , L.H.
  • Playbills
  • Westheimer, Milton J.
  • Wilcox family

Container List

Scrapbooks
  • Theatre Scrapbook
  • box: 12
    Miscellaneous Scrapbooks
    6 Volumes
    Scope and Contents

    This box contains 6 scrapbooks: 3 not labeled, 2 labeled 'Heraldry Scrapbook', and 1 labeled 'A Memory Book'.

  • box: 13
    Miscellaneous Scrapbook
    2 Volumes
    Scope and Contents

    This box contains 2 scrapbooks. One is labeled 'Autograph Book' and the other is labeled 'Hotel cards'.

Business and Legal Documents
box: 5 folder: 62
  • 1896 Georgia State Tax Card and related items Signed Mrs. E. J. W. Bealer
    1896
  • E.J. W. Bealer Tax Records for 1906
    1906
  • Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Correspondence
    1906
  • Various Work Orders for Business/Construction in Georgia
    bulk
  • Papers regarding a dispute of title from the Law Offices of Daley, Chambers, and Smith
    1909-09
  • Papers regarding the Southern Baptist Convention of Asheville, NC
    1916-05
  • San Diego, California Real Estate License for P.M. Bealer
    1923
  • Estate Papers for P.M. Bealer, executed by Carter Newman Bealer
    1954-09
Playbills
17
  • Scrapbook- Playbills
    Scope and Contents

    Envelope labeled Scrapbook-Playbills

  • Playbills- Continental (Severn Duvall Gift)
  • Notebooks with Playbills
    13 Volumes
  • Playbills- Continental A-Z
  • Playbills- Continental A-Z
  • Souvenir Playbills (English)
  • Souvenir Playbills (English)
  • Souvenir Playbills (English)
  • Souvenir Playbills- English and American
  • Playbills- A
  • Playbills- B (I)
  • Playbills- B (II)
  • Playbills- C
  • Playbills- D-G
  • Playbills- H (I)
  • Playbills- H (II)
  • Playbills- I
  • Playbills- J
  • Playbills- K-L
  • Playbills- M
  • Playbills- N-O
  • Playbills- P
  • Playbills- Q-R
  • Playbills- S
  • Playbills- T
  • Playbills- U-Z and Autographed Playbills
Correspondence
1905-1962
  • box: 5 folder: 59
    Christmas Cards
    1885-1950
  • box: 5 folder: 60
    Christmas Cards
    1951-1955
  • box: 5 folder: 61
    Christmas Cards
    1956-1961; No Dates
  • box: 6 folder: 76
    Miscellaneous - Various Correspondences
  • box: 6 folder: 77
    Miscellaneous - Various Correspondences and Mailings
  • box: 2 folder: 21
    Correspondence
    1954-1959
  • box: 2 folder: 22
    Correspondence
    1960-01-1960-08
  • box: 2 folder: 23
    Correspondence
    1960-09-1960-12
  • box: 2 folder: 24
    Correspondence
    1961-1962
  • box: 2 folder: 25
    Correspondence
    No Date
  • box: 1 folder: 1
    Control Folder
  • box: 1 folder: 2
    Correspondence
    1905-1918
  • box: 1 folder: 3
    Correspondence
    1920-1924
  • box: 1 folder: 4
    Correspondence
    1926-1927
  • box: 1 folder: 6
    Correspondence
    1929
  • box: 1 folder: 7
    Correspondence
    1930
  • box: 1 folder: 9
    Correspondence
    1932-1934
  • box: 1 folder: 8
    Correspondence
    1931
  • box: 1 folder: 10
    Correspondence
    1935-1936
  • box: 1 folder: 11
    Correspondence
    1937
  • box: 1 folder: 12
    Correspondence
    1938-1939
  • box: 1 folder: 13
    Correspondence
    1940-01-1940-08
  • box: 1 folder: 14
    Correspondence
    1940-09
  • box: 1 folder: 15
    Correspondence
    1940-10-1940-12
  • box: 1 folder: 16
    Correspondence
    1941-1942
  • box: 1 folder: 17
    Correspondence
    1943-1944
  • box: 1 folder: 18
    Correspondence
    1945-1946
  • box: 2 folder: 19
    Correspondence
    1947-1949
  • box: 2 folder: 20
    Correspondence
    1950-1953
Photographs and Prints
  • box: 4 folder: 49
    Foreign Poster Cards
  • box: 4 folder: 50
    Foreign Poster Cards
  • box: 4 folder: 51
    Foreign Poster Cards
  • box: 3 folder: 41
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 42
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 43
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 44
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 45
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 45A
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 4 folder: 46
    Photographs of Family
  • box: 4 folder: 47
    Photographs by Carter Bealer
  • box: 4 folder: 48
    Other Photographs
  • box: 2 folder: 26
    Postcard Pictures of Theatre People
    18th-19th centuries
  • box: 2 folder: 27
    French Theatre Prints
  • box: 2 folder: 28
    French Theatre Prints
  • box: 2 folder: 29
    French Theatre Prints
  • box: 2 folder: 30
    French and Mixed Theatre Prints
  • box: 2 folder: 30A
    Prints- Miscellaneous (English and Composers)
  • box: 2 folder: 31
    Photographs of Theatre People- most autographed
  • box: 2 folder: 31A
    Autographed Photos of Theatre People
  • box: 2 folder: 31B
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 2 folder: 32
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 2 folder: 33
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 34
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 35
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 36
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 37
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 38
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 39
    Photographs of Theatre People
  • box: 3 folder: 40
    Photographs of Theatre People
Ephemera
  • Bookplates, HMS Pinafore, FDR inauguration souvenirs, Art catalog
  • Opera, Music, Ballet Programs
  • The Moscow Art Theatre: Theatre Guide of London; Gallery of Plays and Players; Serials; Periodicals and Misc.; Cinema Items
  • box: 6 folder: 75
    Miscellaneous - Blank Card Stock from Cruise Liners & Inaugural Ball Card for McKinley-Hobart Election
    bulk1897-03-04
  • box: 5 folder: 64
    Ship Menus - Various Lines
    bulk
  • box: 5 folder: 65
    Ship Menus - United Fruit Companies
    bulk
  • box: 5 folder: 66
    Ship Menus - United States Line
    1934
  • box: 5 folder: 67
    Ship Menus - Norwegian American Line
    1939
  • box: 5 folder: 68
    Ship Menus - French Line, S.S. France
    1962
  • box: 5 folder: 69
    Ship Menus - French Line, S.S. Liberté
    1975
  • box: 6 folder: 70
    Ship Menus - French Line, S.S. Ile De France
    1957
  • box: 6 folder: 7A
    Savage Club, Other Club Programs
    bulk
  • box: 6 folder: 71
    Travel Literature - Various
    bulk
Biographies
  • box: 4 folder: 52A
    Biographies: A-E
  • box: 4 folder: 53A
    Biographies: F-L
  • box: 4 folder: 54A
    Biographies: M-Sa
  • box: 4 folder: 55A
    Biographies: Se-Z
  • box: 6 folder: 74
    Typed Biographies of Theatre People
    bulk
    Scope and Contents

    Includes biographies of the Incorporated Stage Socety, Fritzi Scheff, Frances Star, Sir William Bruce, Neil Hamilton, Barbara Bel Geddes, James A. Michener, Edith Fellows, and Glenda Farrel.

Autographs
  • box: 5 folder: 58
    Autographed Checks and Receipts
  • box: 5 folder: 58
    Autographed Checks and Receipts
    • Check payable to Edward Everett signed Andrew Stevenson for $50
      1831-12-12
    • Stock certificate showing Leonard C. William is entitled to 4 shares of capital stock of the Mystic National Bank in Connecticut
      1870-01-24
    • Signature of "Alben W. Barkley" (torn off of a check)
      1952
    • Receipt for Mr D. Scorie for Joseph Bradley Furniture
      1849-11-28
    • Two checks written by E. Clemens, one to Senator Max Barnboker for $1 (1955) and another to Rockwell Kent for 50 cents (1954).
      1954-04-201955-06-06
    • Deposit slip for $550 for John Mopeley to the credit of George Hinmria from the New Haven County Bank
      1847-11-23
  • box: 4 folder: 52
    Autographs: A-E
  • box: 4 folder: 53
    Autographs: F-L
  • box: 4 folder: 54
    Autographs: M-Sa
  • box: 4 folder: 55
    Autographs: Se-Z
  • box: 4 folder: 56
    Autographs: Letters Unidentified
  • box: 4 folder: 57
    Naval Autographs
Diaries
  • box: 7
    Diaries
    9 Volumes
    1863-1960
    Scope and Contents

    This box includes diaries from Virginia Cloud, Mary Cloud, Joseph W. Collins, Mrs. Gassett, and unidentified authors.

  • box: 8
    Diaries of Mae Douglas Drown
    11 Volumes
    1920-1930
  • box: 9
    Diaries of Mae Douglas Drown
    8 Volumes
    1931-1939
  • box: 10
    Diaries
    5 Item
    1940-1946
    Scope and Contents

    This box contains diaries written by Mae Douglas Drown and Marian Drown.

  • box: 11
    Diaries
    12 Volumes
    1890-1958
    Scope and Contents

    This box includes diaries written by Harry L. Gray, Ella Hayward, L.H. Peebles, Milton Westheimer, and Wilcox.

Clippings
  • box: 4 folder: 53B
    Lillie Langtry Clippings
  • box: 6 folder: 72
    Miscellaneous Clippings
    • Newspaper Clipping of Joe Di Maggie in Baltimore, MD
    • Newspaper Clippings of Various Plays, Actors, and Playwrights in Chicago
    • New York Times Book Review on WIlliam Goldhunt's Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, "F. Scott Fitzgerald and His Contemporaries"
      1963-07-21
    • The New York Times Newspaper Photograph of Manhattan's Church of Transfiguration
    • The New York Times Book Review on Richard Church's 1956 Autobiography- "Suddenly I Was Armed with a Weapon: A Distinguished Author Relives His Boyhood and His Discovery that Poetry Was a Sword"
      1956-08-05
    • Philadelphia Inquirer Spread - Women's Clothing modeled by Hollywood Movie Stars on one side and drawings of the freak Pacific Weather on the reverse
      bulk
  • box: 6 folder: 73
    Miscellaneous Clippings
    • Chicago Sun Newspaper Clipping on the fighter plane crash that killed Collin Kelly Written by W.L. White
      1913-09-07
    • Chicago Tribune Newspaper Clipping - "Ten Years Ago This Week She Killed Two Friends" Article on Winnie Ruth's murder of two close friends
      1941-10-12
    • The New York Times Newspaper Clipping - "Walking Tours of Dublin"
      bulk
  • Newspaper Clipping of Jo Di Maggio's Regarding Ankle Injuries in Baltimore, MD.
Miscellaneous
  • box: 4 folder: 57A
    Cartoon Envelopes
  • box: 5 folder: 63
    Materials Regarding Harry Leroy Gray
    bulk
    • Series of Photographs of Harry Leroy Gray
    • Collection of letters between Gray and his mother
      bulk
  • box: 6 folder: 78
    Miscellaneous - Carter Newman Bealer's Passport, small thought journals, and hand-written newspaper
    1913
  • box: 6 folder: 79
    Miscellaneous - Various Papers
    bulk
  • box: 14
    Miscellaneous Notebooks
    7 Volumes
    1910-1933
    Scope and Contents

    This box contains 7 notebooks. 1 Account book from 1910, 1 catalog of bell collection, 1 notebook titled 'Art Motis', 1 notebook from 1916, 1 notebook labeled 'English Drama', 1 black album labeled 'Photos', and 1 brown album labeled 'Photos'. The brown album has photos of family, friends, and Dash (referenced in Control Folder).

Artifacts
  • Stamp, Ace, and Coin Collection

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Barkley, Alben William
  • Barnboker, Senator
  • Bealer , E. J. W.
  • Bealer, Carter Newman
  • Bealer, Pierre McFarland
  • Everett , Edward
  • Gray, Harry L.
  • Hayward , Ella
  • Kent, Rockwell
  • Mopeley , John
  • Peebles , L.H.
  • Stevenson, Andrew
  • Stovil, D.
  • Westheimer, Milton J.
  • Wilcox family
  • Williams, Leonard C.