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Rebecca Ashe to Clementine Douglas, 1937

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  • Rebecca Gibbs Ashe (Mrs. Napoleon Bonaparte Ashe) was a self taught weaver living near Sylva, North Carolina. She made her first loom from wood donated by a neighbor on which she began weaving rugs. She did her own dyeing and created unique homespun which was popular with visitors, including Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. By 1937 she had met Clementine Douglas and Allen Eaton who placed orders for fabric. In this letter dated September 14, 1937, Ashe begins by clarifying her feelings about the woman, Mrs. Adams, who brought the contract to her to sign, and that Mrs. Ashe feels it taught her a lesson. She discusses her style of weaving and writes about the effects of varying weights of fiber used in the warp. In closing she mentions a newly trained weaver who has joined the CCC camp in order to have steady income.
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Object’s are ‘parent’ level descriptions to ‘children’ items, (e.g. a book with pages).

  • Rebecca Gibbs Ashe (Mrs. Napoleon Bonaparte Ashe) was a self taught weaver living near Sylva, North Carolina. She made her first loom from wood donated by a neighbor on which she began weaving rugs. She did her own dyeing and created unique homespun which was popular with visitors, including Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. By 1937 she had met Clementine Douglas and Allen Eaton who placed orders for fabric. In this letter dated September 14, 1937, Ashe begins by clarifying her feelings about the woman, Mrs. Adams, who brought the contract to her to sign, and that Mrs. Ashe feels it taught her a lesson. She discusses her style of weaving and writes about the effects of varying weights of fiber used in the warp. In closing she mentions a newly trained weaver who has joined the CCC camp in order to have steady income.