Lena Martin letters

Lena Martin letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Martin, Lena Emerson, d. 1966
Title: Lena Martin letters
Dates: 1865
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms2253

Biographical/Historical Note

Lena Emerson Martin, a native of Coweta County, Georgia, taught chemistry at the Lucy Cobb Institute and Georgia State College for Women. At the start of World War II, she went to work as a chemist for the Davidson Chemical Company in Baltimore in its explosives division. After the war she worked as a chemist with the U. S. Rubber Company in Hogansville, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters written to Lena Martin dated 1918, and 1942-1945. Letters are mainly from Dr. Edward Dawson (referred to also by his nickname of “Dr. Dorsey”) and Leo Lucker, and regard packages, family matters, and current events. The collection also includes a copy of a letter dated 1865, a photograph of Battalion Staff, an issue of Current Events dated 1915, and a funeral announcement of William II dated 1918.

Index Terms

Chemistry--Study and teaching.
Women chemists--United States
Women teachers--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Lena Martin letters, ms2253, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing