Finding aid for the Miriam Weems / Dr. Charles Noyes Collection

MUM01702

Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Weems, Miriam, 1941-
Title
Miriam Weems / Dr. Charles Noyes Collection
ID
MUM01702
Date [inclusive]
1987-2008
Extent
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract:
Correspondence, newsletters and ephemera between Dr. Charles Noyes and former student Miriam Weems

Prefered Citation

Miriam Weems / Dr. Charles Noyes Collection, 1987-2008, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Dr. Charles Noyes

Born in Natchez, Mississippi, Noyes attended Rozelle Grammar School and Central High School in Memphis, Tennessee. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Missouri and his Ph.D. was from the University of Texas. Noyes taught at the University of Tennessee and the University of Missouri before arriving at the University of Mississippi.

From 1942 to 1946, Noyes served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Noyes came to the University of Mississippi in 1953 with a focus in the Restoration and 18th century English literature. Noyes served as Provost in 1963-1964 and later served as acting Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the Summer Session. He retired from the University of Mississippi in 1982.

During the 1962 University Integration, Noyes composed speeches for Chancellor J.D. Williams. Noyes was a benefactor of the J.D. Williams Library and membership chair of Friends of the Library support group. Noyes dies 30 August 2008.

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Miriam Weems

Graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1963, Weems later attended the New York School of Interior Design. She received her Fine Arts Degree in 1986 from the University of Mississippi.

Miriam Weems is a Mississippi artist and former student of Dr. Charles Noyes. Her work Mostly Mississippi was published by Quail Ridge Press, 2007.

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Scope and Content Note

The Miriam Weems / Dr. Charles Noyes Collection contains newsletters, ephemera and correspondence between Dr. Charles Noyes and former student Miriam Weems. The correspondence contains personal subjects as well as discussion of the University and the Libraries. The materials post-date his retirement from the University of Mississippi.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically and by subject matter.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2008

Access Restrictions

The Miriam Weems / Dr. Charles Noyes Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Miriam Weems

Processing Information

Collection processed by Stephanie McKnight.

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 8 May 2009.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- Alumni and alumnae
  • University of Mississippi. Library. Friends
  • University of Mississippi. Library

Format(s)

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Noyes, Charles E. -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • College teachers
  • Teacher-student relationships

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Folder

Cover of Miriam Weems' Binder 

1.1

Charles E. Noyes Memorial Service: 6 September 2008 

1.2

Pictures of Dr. Noyes by the Alumni House Memorial Walk 

1.3

Pictures of Alumni House Memorial Walk 

1.4

Picture of Dr. Charles Noyes and Thaddeus Lockard in The Oxford Eagle Wednesday, 4 August 1993 

1.5

Picture of Capt. C. E. Noyes 

1.6

Pictures of Dr. Noyes 

1.7

Invitation to Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Noyes 

1.8

Letter to The Oxford Eagle Editor, written by Charles E. Noyes 19 August 1993 

1.9

Letter to The Oxford Eagle Editor, written by Charles E. Noyes 24 July 1994 

1.1

"Can Ole Miss grow without looking at image it presents?" written by Charles E. Noyes, The Oxford Eagle: 12 March 1997 

1.11

Letter to the Editor; written by Lyman A. Magee 

1.12

"Confederate flag's symbolic meaning will not go away" written by Charles E. Noyes, The Daily Mississippian: 28 October 1994 

1.13

"Prof's 50-Year Dedication Boasts Library Collection" The Daily Mississippian: 23 February 2004 

1.14

The Daily Mississippian: "Graduate Students now have quiet study area" 

1.15

Newsdesk: University of Mississippi, Press Release 23 February 2004 

1.16

The Coffeeville Courier : Thursday, 14 October 2004 

1.17

Tourist Information about Oxford, MS 

1.18

Remarks: Friends of the Library Banquet, 26 November 1996 

1.19

Will of Herman Obelweiss, Anderson County, Texas 

1.2

"Catfish and Hushpuppies (A Personal Commentary)" 

1.21

"UM's Noyes honored with library reading area in his name" 

1.22

"Professor emeritus dies of heart failure" by Laura Houston 

1.23

Invitation to the Dedication of the Dr. Charles E. Noyes Graduate Student Reading Area 

1.24

"Revered Professor Emeritus Honors Former Students by Engraving Their Names in Walkway Bricks" 

1.25

"Retired Ole Miss professor urges support for new state flag" 

1.26

The Library Letter: December 1992 

1.27

The Library Letter: June 1994 

1.28

The Library Letter: September 1995 

1.29

2007 Endowment Report: Miriam W. Weems Scholarship Endowment 

1.3

"Beloved Professor, Administrator Emeritus Continues UM Legacy that Began in 1953" 

1.31

"Former Student Honors Favorite Professor with Bequest" 

1.32

Request form for book 

1.33

Past Presidents of NAASS 

1.34

"Emeritus professors still digging up treasures for library" 

1.35

Ole Miss Alumni Review: Vol. 45, No.2 Summer 1996 

1.36

Foundation News: Vol. 4, No. 5 Fall 2001 

1.37

Dr. Charles E. Noyes' Obituary 

1.38

Miriam W. Weems Pet Lovers Scholarship Endowment 

1.39

TLS. . "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 5 November 1990    (2pp.)

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Memories of previous students, encouragement to help library

1.4

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 5 November 1990.    (2pp.)

Scope and Contents note

Memories of previous students, encouragement to help library

1.4

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 14 November 1990.    (2pp.)

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Thanks for supporting library, enclosed letter to Miriam

1.41

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 18 November 1990. 

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Gratitude for helping library, memories of old friends

1.42

TLS. "Chuck Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 11 January 1993. 

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Writes about a friend's death

1.43

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam" 5 February 1993. 

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Congratulates her for her beauty and sons' accomplishments

1.44

TLS. "Chuck Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 4 May 1993. 

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Compliments her beauty and art work

1.45

TLS. "Chuck Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 28 May 1993. 

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Writes about family reunion

1.46

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 18 November 1993.    (2pp.)

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Recalls former students

1.47

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 7 February 1994. 

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Gratitude for gift to library

1.48

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 16 September 1994. 

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Gratitude, jokes about University coach and chancellor

1.49

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 14 October 1994. 

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Comments on Lyceum restoration and campus construction

1.5

TLS. "John" to "Dear Miriam". 26 October 1994. 

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Gratitude for gift to library

1.51

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 31 October 31, 1994. 

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Membership to Friends of the Library

1.52

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 18 November 18, 1994. 

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Gratitude for gift to library, mentions NCAA ruling

1.53

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 16 February 16, 1995. 

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Writes about weather damage

1.54

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 7 October 7, 1995.    (2pp.)

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Writes about new students

1.55

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 1 November 1, 1995.    (2pp.)

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Writes about appointment of Robert Khayat and old friends

1.56

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 17 November 17, 1995. 

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Writes about health

1.57

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 27 February 27, 1996. 

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Writes about a friend's death

1.58

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 3 March 3, 1996. 

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Gratitude for gift to library

1.59

TLS. "Chuck Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 31 October 31, 1996. 

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Gratitude for supporting Friends of the Library

1.6

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 6 December 6, 1996.    (2pp.)

Scope and Contents note

Writes about his health

1.61

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Box 2 

Folder

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 27 February 1997. 

Scope and Contents note

Writes of events in Oxford, MS.

2.1

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 1 April 1997. 

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Writes of events in Oxford and University.

2.2

ALS. "Miriam" to "Dear Dr. Noyes". 11 April 1997. 

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Agrees with letter he wrote in newspaper.

2.3

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 5 September 1997.    (2pp.)

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Thoughts on Trent Lott and University.

2.4

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Chancellor Khayat". 26 October 1997. 

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Comments on President Clinton taking a job at the University.

2.5

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 30 October 1997.    (2pp.)

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Updates on donations to library and health.

2.6

TLS. "Chuck Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 22 November 1997. 

Scope and Contents note

Friends of the Library membership.

2.7

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 3 January 1998. 

Scope and Contents note

Friends of the Library membership.

2.8

TL. (Not Signed) to "Dear Andy". 22 January 1998.    (2pp.)

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Writes about the plans for a center for the performing arts.

2.9

TLS. "Chuck Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 30 October 1998. 

Scope and Contents note

Friends of the Library.

2.1

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 14 November 1998. 

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Friends of the Library.

2.11

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 31 December 1998.    (2pp.)

Scope and Contents note

Writes about controversial symbols on campus.

2.12

TLS. "Chuck Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 30 October 1999. 

Scope and Contents note

Friends of the Library.

2.13

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 10 November 1999.    (2pp.)

Scope and Contents note

News about the library.

2.14

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 31 October 2000. 

Scope and Contents note

Friends of the Library.

2.15

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 16 November 2000. 

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Friends of the Library.

2.16

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 23 January 2001.    (2pp.)

Scope and Contents note

Events at University and past students.

2.17

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 8 April 2001.    (2pp.)

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Writes about former students and WWII.

2.18

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 13 June 2001.    (3pp.)

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Asks to purchase Alumni memorial bricks with her name.

2.19

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 30 June 2001. 

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Describes campus landscape.

2.2

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 11 October 2001.    (2pp.)

Scope and Contents note

Writes about University and health.

2.21

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 2 November 2001.    (2pp.)

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Hopes for Mississippi and University, writes about old friends.

2.22

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 20 November 2001.    (2pp.)

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Recounts lunch with old friends.

2.23

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 6 January 2002.    (3pp.)

Scope and Contents note

Updates on University news and friends.

2.24

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 3 March 2002.    (2pp.)

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Thoughts on dating patterns of students.

2.25

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 3 June 2002.    (2pp.)

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Writes about health, comments on Civil Rights memorial.

2.26

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 20 July 2002.    (2pp.)

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Recounts WWII and birthday party.

2.27

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 3 August 2002. 

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Recounts WWII and thanks her for her painting.

2.28

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 31 August 2002.    (2pp.)

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Recounts WWII, writes about Civil Rights memorial.

2.29

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 4 October 2002.    (2pp.)

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Writes about health and University events.

2.3

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 2 February 2003. 

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Appreciation for former students.

2.31

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 21 May 2003.    (3pp.)

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Writes about tourist center and library endowments.

2.32

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". September 2003. 

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Asks for donation to the library in honor of professor.

2.33

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 29 October 2003. 

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Friends of the Library.

2.34

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 26 November 2003. 

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Updates on health.

2.35

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 8 December 2003. 

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Writes about health.

2.36

TL. (Not Signed) to "Dear Miriam". 31 December 2003. 

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Writes about holidays and football season.

2.37

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 31 December 2003. 

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Friends of the Library.

2.38

TL. (Not Signed) to "Dear". 5 January 2004. 

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Christmas greetings and recollections of past year.

2.39

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 7 January 2004. 

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Writes about his ability on computers.

2.4

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 4 March 2004. 

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Comments on Noyes Library Endowment.

2.41

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 13 May 2004.    (2pp.)

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Writes about former students.

2.42

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 1 September 2004. 

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Comments on his time in school and military.

2.43

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 4 September 2004.    (3pp.)

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Asks her to paint a portrait, writes about relationship with Thad Cochran.

2.44

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 24 September 2004.    (2pp.)

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Writes about his health and football.

2.45

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 24 September 2004. 

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Writes about portrait.

2.46

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 28 September 2004. 

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Sends her photographs for portrait.

2.47

TLS. "Chuck Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 9 October 2004.    (3pp.)

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Shares list of favorite books and thanks her for attending dedication of reading room.

2.48

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 12 December 2004. 

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Writes about emergency room visit and football.

2.49

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 21 December 2004. 

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Christmas greetings.

2.5

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 2 January 2005. 

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Thanks her for gift to library.

2.51

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 6 January 2005. 

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Writes about New Year Eve.

2.52

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 17 January 2005. 

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Thanks her for her gifts to library.

2.53

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 5 May 2005.    (2pp.)

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Comments on endowments and Chancellor.

2.54

TLS. "C. E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 9 September 2005.    (2pp.)

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Reflects on former students.

2.55

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 4 January 2006.    (2pp.)

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Writes about progress of University of Mississippi.

2.56

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Donna". 20 February 2006.    (3pp.)

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Writes about friends and former students.

2.57

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 20 October 2006. 

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Writes of former students.

2.58

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 5 March 2007. 

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Writes of former students and library.

2.59

TLS. "Charles" to "Dear Miriam". 2 September 2007.    (2pp.)

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Compliments her paintings.

2.6

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Donna". 12 September 2007.    (2pp.)

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Writes about former students and gifts to University.

2.61

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 19 February 2008.    (2pp.)

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Writes about her paintings and library endowments.

2.62

TLS. "Charles E. Noyes" to "Dear Sirs/Madams". 23 February 2008. 

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Gift to Miriam Weems Pet Lovers Endowment.

2.63

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 23 February 2008. 

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Contributions to the Weems Endowment and thoughts on caretaker.

2.64

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 17 May 2008. 

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Thanks her for her gifts to the University.

2.65

TLS. "C.E. Noyes" to "Dear Miriam". 29 May 2008.    (2pp.)

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Writes about library endowments and childhood.

2.66

TL. (Not Signed) to "Dear Relatives and Friends". Undated. 

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Christmas greetings.

2.67

TL. (Not Signed) to "Dear Friends and Loved Ones". Undated. 

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Copy of Christmas letter.

2.68

ALS. "Patty" to "Miriam". Undated.    (5pp.)

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Pictures of Dr. Noyes' party.

2.69

ALS. "Gerald" to "Chuck". Undated. 

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Gratitude.

2.7

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2013 Accretion 

Box

3

Approximately 90 letters from Charles Noyes to Miriam Weems, 5 November 1990-29 October 2003 

Scope and Content

Most letters deal with personal topics, mutual acquaintances, and amusing anecdotes. Some letters deal with topics related to the University of Mississippi.

Miscellaneous items related to events honoring Noyes 

Miscellaneous newsletters and articles 

The Library Letter, December 1992, June 1994, September 1995 

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