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Margaret Wadsworth papers

Identifier: MS0279

Scope and Contents

This collection consists entirely of material relating to Wadsworth's tenure with The Charlotte Observer. Includes typescripts of her columns, a few newspaper clippings, recipes, and letters from readers asking for advice or recommending recipes.


  • Creation: 1930 - 1949


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.


3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Papers of a Charlotte widow who wrote, under the byline of "The Carolina Housewife," for The Charlotte Observer during the 1930s and 1940s. Includes typescripts of her columns, recipes, and letters from readers asking for advice and recommending recipes.


The Margaret Wadsworth Papers are organized into a single, alphabetical folder title list.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Austin Duncan, 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Samantha Bonk and Melissa Bloom, 1999

Margaret Wadsworth papers
Finding aid written by Samantha Bonk and Melissa Bloom.
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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