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Louisa Venable Kyle Collection


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Louisa Venable Kyle Collection, 1905-1990 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Collection Overview

Title: Louisa Venable Kyle Collection, 1905-1990Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-223

Primary Creator: Kyle, Louisa Venable (1903-1999)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by record type in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 00/00/0000

Subjects: Authors, American Virginia, Genealogy--Research, Norfolk (Va.), Princess Anne County (Va.), Virginia Beach (Va.), Virginia Beach (Va.)--History, Women authors, American--20th century

Forms of Material: Biographies (documents), Book jackets, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Genealogical tables, Memoirs, Poems, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Two 1950s clipping scrapbooks of articles written by Louisa Venable Kyle of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The collection also includes a Kyle-Venable Family book of origins featuring genealogical research and photographs of ancestral homes and plantation houses, compiled by Louisa Venable Kyle in Summer 1968. There are also writings of and about Louisa Venable Kyle dating from 1950-1990 in the collection.

Biographical Note

Louisa Carrington Venable Kyle was born on August 11, 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia. She married William Emmett Kyle on June 28, 1924 in Norfolk, Virginia. Kyle wrote local history articles in The Virginian-Pilot and The Portsmouth Star during the 1950s. She authored several non-fiction and fiction books from 1960-1993, including Little Neck Section of Princess Anne County, The Witch of Pungo, Ram Lam, My Virginia Childhood: The Years 1903-1914, A Country Woman's Scrapbook, and A Country Woman's Christmas. She was a founding member of the Princess Anne County Historical Society. Kyle was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach and she was also a member of National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Monday Club, and Princess Anne Garden Club. Kyle died on October 24, 1999 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors, American Virginia
Norfolk (Va.)
Princess Anne County (Va.)
Virginia Beach (Va.)
Virginia Beach (Va.)--History
Women authors, American--20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Unknown

Acquisition Method: It appears the green and black scrapbooks (Boxes 1 and 2) were compiled by NPL staff.

Preferred Citation: Louisa Venable Kyle Collection, MSS 0000-223, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: August 14, 2020.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Green Scrapbook, Clippings, circa 1950-1955Add to your cart.
127 pages. Includes typed table of contents and index.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Black Scrapbook, Clippings, circa 1950-1958Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Book of Origins, The Record of My Ancestry, The Kyle-Venable Family, 1968 SummerAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Loose Items from Kyle-Venable Family Book of Origins, circa 1930s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Includes photographs, negatives, clippings, and genealogical notes. Photographs and genealogical notes of the Cabell family are grouped together.
Folder 3: Book, Mr. R. M. Venable, 1905 March 11Add to your cart.
Dinner to Secretary of War William H. Taft and Dr. William Osler, Baltimore. Includes menu and guest list.
Folder 4: Article, "The Eastern Shore of Lynnhaven River prior to 1750", 1950 October 8Add to your cart.
Includes manuscript, typescript, and handwritten note from Louisa Venable Kyle.
Folder 5: Poems, Louisa Venable Kyle, circa 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence to Louisa Venable Kyle, circa 1964-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Book Jacket, The History of Eastern Shore Chapel and Lynnhaven Parish, 1642-1969, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clippings, Southern Living, 1974 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Includes articles "Cakes and Cookies In the Spirit of the Season" and "A Colony of Christmas."
Folder 9: Memoir, "I am always happy when I turn into my drive and see Edgewood...", circa 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: English Paper, The Living Legend: Louisa Venable Kyle, 1989 May 3Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Clipping, Port Folio Magazine, 1990 May 8Add to your cart.

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Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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