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Mary Eliza Smith Calverley, Correspondence and Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3888


Copies of correspondence and photographs of Mary Eliza Smith Calverley, compiled by her daughter Diana Calverley Haskell into a book titled Travels with Eliza. Eliza was born and raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She left in 1925 to become personal secretary to Ellen Ayer Wood, wife of textile mill owner William Madison Wood, whom she accompanied through 1940. In 1940, Eliza married Harry Calverley. The majority of the correspondence is from Eliza to her family in Clarksburg, written while she was traveling and living abroad in the 1930s. Travel destinations included Italy and Switzerland. Also includes biographical information about Eliza, her family, and the family of her employer Mrs. Wood, as well as letters and photos of Mrs. Haskell.


  • Creation: 1924-2010
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1933-1935


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0.1 Linear Feet (Summary: 1/2 in. (1 folder))

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West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Mary Eliza Smith Calverley, Correspondence and Photographs, 1924-2010
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US