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Clementine Douglas to Mrs. R. G. Douglas, 1923

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  • In 1923 Clementine Douglas (1893-1967) was wrestling with the decision of whether to stay with her friend, Helen Wilmer Stone at the Weaving Shop in Saluda, North Carolina or to take a job with the Asheville Normal School (also known as the Asheville College) in Asheville, N.C. In this letter she describes her life in the rental cottage, Shanty Shane, which she shares with Wilmer and the work they do with people in the community. She outlines the pros and cons of continuing in Saluda and of moving to a more permanent situation at the college, where her mother could join her. She describes the duties they would each have at the school. Douglas would be the weaving department head and her mother would work with the young children who boarded at the school. In 1924 the Douglases did move to Asheville and Clementine established her own weaving studio, the Spinning Wheel. This move also put her in closer contact with other friends, who were active in the formation of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
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Object’s are ‘parent’ level descriptions to ‘children’ items, (e.g. a book with pages).

  • In 1923 Clementine Douglas (1893-1967) was wrestling with the decision of whether to stay with her friend, Helen Wilmer Stone at the Weaving Shop in Saluda, North Carolina or to take a job with the Asheville Normal School (also known as the Asheville College) in Asheville, N.C. In this letter she describes her life in the rental cottage, Shanty Shane, which she shares with Wilmer and the work they do with people in the community. She outlines the pros and cons of continuing in Saluda and of moving to a more permanent situation at the college, where her mother could join her. She describes the duties they would each have at the school. Douglas would be the weaving department head and her mother would work with the young children who boarded at the school. In 1924 the Douglases did move to Asheville and Clementine established her own weaving studio, the Spinning Wheel. This move also put her in closer contact with other friends, who were active in the formation of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.