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Subseries 3. Personal Papers of Walter Pollack Magee, 1894-1952

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains correspondence and ephemera. While Walter resided on Diamond Street in Pittsburgh he held memberships to the Pittsburgh Golf Club and the White Marsh Valley Hunt Club, and applied to the American Committee for a Devastated France during the First World War. Walter's received correspondence documents his extensive world travels, including visits to Egypt, Italy, Greece, England, France, Hawaii, Japan, and Burma in the early 1900s. Letters from his parents, siblings and his niece, Louise, indicate a strong relationship with his family. A variety of postcards from friends abroad have photographs with ethnographic and erotic themes. Series IV contains images of Walter throughout his life, including many photographs taken while he was in college. One such notable photograph shows Walter and a classmate dressed in women's clothing, likely as part of a college prank. The series contains a description of Walter's estate, and the design image for his headstone.


Box 17
Folder 1-15 Correspondence, 1894-1914

Box 18
Folder 1-14 Correspondence, 1915-1926, undated

Box 19
Folder 1 Open letter, RMS India, 1893
Folder 2 Printed Ephemera, undated
Folder 3 Memberships, 1916-1917
Folder 4 Travel itinerary, 1908
Folder 5 Estate, 1952
Folder 6 Bills, undated
Folder 7 Bills, undated
Folder 8 Bills and receipts, undated
Folder 9 Compositions, undated