D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

W. B. McEwen and Caroline Nichols McEwen Collection
M79.15

Summary Information

Repository
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Title
W. B. McEwen and Caroline Nichols McEwen Collection
ID
M79.15
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1904-1915
Date [inclusive]
1904-1963
Extent
0.4 Linear feet  ; 1 box
Physical Description
Contains photographs, scrapbook and program
Location
Located in Special Collections, row 8, section 2
Language
English

Preferred Citation

W. B. McEwen and Caroline Nichols McEwen Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

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Biographical Note

Wooster Baird McEwen was born on March 26, 1874 in New Haven, Connecticut and he married Caroline Marie Nichols in Barnards (Barnardsville), NC on July 1904. Caroline was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Nichols, and at the time of the wedding, McEwen was president of the McEwen-Gibson Lumber Company of Asheville. Caroline was a member of the Young Women’s Christian Association and chairman of the membership committee.

They lived on Chestnut Street in Asheville, until around 1923, when they moved to High Point, NC

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photograph album dated 1906 with images of Asheville, Lake Toxaway, Biltmore House, Biltmore Village, and other scenic mountain sites. In addition, there is a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings covering the wedding of Wooster McEwen and Caroline Nichols, the death of Charles Nichols, social events, and a collection of travel souvenirs, including hotel advertisements, and menus. There are a few photographs of the McEwen's children, and a program noting the death of Mr. McEwen.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504
828.251.6645
speccoll@unca.edu

Rights

No restrictions. Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Donor

Nell C Walls

Processing Information

Processed by Southern Highlands Research Center and Special Collections staff, 1979 and 2001. New finding aid by Colin Reeve, June 2016

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Related Materials

Related Collections

The William R. Walls, Jr. Collection, [M80.2] contains four other photographs of the McEwen family

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Collection Inventory

Photograph Album 

Photographs of Asheville, Biltmore Village, Biltmore House, and Lake Toxaway, dated 1906 

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Scrapbook 

Scrapbook of clippings, correspondence, and travel souveniers, recording the wedding of Wooster Baird McEwen and Caroline Marie Nichols in 1904, various travel journeys, social events, the death of Charles A Nichols, the Asheville YWCA, and various people, presumably known to the McEwens 

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Other Items 

Photographs 

Wooster B. McEwen & daughter Louise, 1907 

(Edward McEwen) 

276 Chestnut Street, Asheville 

Edward, Louise and Virginia McEwen, 1914 

Dinner Program, YMCA High Point, NC with in memoriam to W. B. McEwen, March 15, 1963 

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