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Muriel Clemens Gotwals Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 48]

Identifier: DOC MSS 48

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence series contains letters from home penned by physician James Ross Clemens to his children, Muriel Clemens Gotwals and Cyril Clemens. Brother and sister were first away at boarding school and, as they grew up, on sojourns overseas. The letters reflect a doting parent lonely for his brood and his often- absent wife, as well as a man dedicated to his profession and anxious to support his family in the style to which they were accustomed. The Manuscripts series contains a religious poem by Dr. Clemens, who was also an accomplished writer.


  • 1901-1926



0.25 Linear Feet

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The bulk of this collection consists of letters from James Ross Clemens to his daughter Muriel Clemens Gotwals when the latter was a child and young woman. They reached the Archives in 2001 through Gotwals' daughter, Mary Gotwals.

Muriel Clemens Gotwals Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 48]DOC MSS 48
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Repository Details

Part of the Saint Louis University Archives Repository

Pius XII Memorial Library
3650 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis Missouri 63108 United States