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Charlotte & Leona Young Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-76

Scope and Contents

Charlotte Young and Leona Young were the daughters of Pickney Young, a mail carrier who rose to the rank of Confederate Brig. General during the Civil War. The Young sisters, originally from Candler, NC, taught at various schools in North Carolina and other states. In 1911-1912, Charlotte Young taught at Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. She later became principal at Webster High School, in Webster, NC (1914-1917).

Charlotte Young published several books of poetry, including Speak to Us of Love. She was a long-time member of the North Carolina Poetry Council.

The collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogy and literary works of Charlotte and Leona Young. Also included are materials of Pickney Young and Edward Garner, of Asheville, NC, a poet and short story writer.


  • 1800 - 1977

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Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States