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Ariel Idella Hottel Gist Papers

Manuscript Collection 51

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Abby Critselous, 2015.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Gist, Ariel Idella Hottel
Title
Ariel Idella Hottel Gist Papers
Inclusive Dates
1892-1968
Bulk Dates
1892-1893
Identification
MC 51
Extent
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Ariel Idella Hottel Gist Papers were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries by Mr. Thomas Hottel Gist and Mrs. Jessamine Daggett Gist of Marianna, Arkansas on October 12, 1968.

Preferred Form of Citation

Ariel Idella Hottel Gist Papers(MC 51), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

This collection documents the experience of Ariel Idella "Della" Hottel during her residence in Fredericksted, St. Croix, Danish West Indies, while serving as a governess to the children of United States Consul William F. Moore.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, a journal, and other biographical materials.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Journal of Ariel Idella Hottel, June 17, 1892-June 8, 1893

Box 1 Folder 2

Journal Entries for Whit Monday, May 23, 1893

Box 1 Folder 3

Letter From Della, Aboard the S.S. Caribbee, To Her Sister, Neva Hottel, Winchester, Frederick Co., Va., With Envelope, June 18, 1892

Box 1 Folder 4

Letter From Della, Aboard the S.S. Caribbee To Neva Hottel (Incomplete, Unsigned), June 23-25, 1892

Box 1 Folder 5

Letter From Della, St. Croix, D.W.I. To Her Father and His Wife, “Papa and Miss Bessie", June 26-27, 1892

Box 1 Folder 6

Letter From Della, St. Croix, D. W. I. To Neva Hottel, July 8-9 1892

Box 1 Folder 7

Letter From Della, St. Croix, D. W. I. To “Papa and Miss Bessie", July 9, 1892

Box 1 Folder 8

Letter From Della To “Dearest All", July 10, 1892

Box 1 Folder 9

Letter From Della, St. Croix, D. W. I. To “Papa", August 10, 1892

Box 1 Folder 10

Letter From Della, St. Croix, D. W. I. To Neva Hottel, August 13, 1892

Box 1 Folder 11

Letter From Della, St. Croix To “Sister", August 18-19, 1892

Box 1 Folder 12

Letter From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hottel, August 25-31 1892

Box 1 Folder 13

Letter From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hottel, September 22-27 1892

Box 1 Folder 14

Letter From Della, St. Croix To “Papa", September 26, 1892

Box 1 Folder 15

Letter From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hottel, September 28, 1892

Box 1 Folder 16

Letter From Della, St. Croix To “Papa and Miss Bessie", October 17, 1892

Box 1 Folder 17

Letters From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hottel, October 19-November 7, 1892

Box 1 Folder 18

Letter From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hotel, November 14, 1892

Box 1 Folder 19

Letter From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hottel, November 18-20, 1892

Box 1 Folder 20

Letter From Della To “Miss Bessie” (Incomplete, Unsigned), November 18-21, 1892

Box 1 Folder 21

Letter From Della To Neva Hottel, November 23-24, 1892

Box 1 Folder 22

Fragment of Letter [From Della] To “Miss Bessie", November 23, 1892

Box 1 Folder 23

Letter From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hottel With a Note To “Jake", November 27-December 3, 1892

Box 1 Folder 24

Letter From “A. Della Hottel,” St. Croix To “Miss Bessie", January 1-6 1893

Box 1 Folder 25

Letter From Edith Moore, St. Croix To "DE" (?) (Incomplete), February 2 1893

Box 1 Folder 26

Letter From Della To “Papa,” With Envelope, February 19, 1893

Box 1 Folder 27

Letter [From Della], St. Croix To Neva Hottel, March 2-11, 1893

Box 1 Folder 28

Letter From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hottel, April 15-24, 1893

Box 1 Folder 29

Letter From Della To “Papa", April 23-25, 1893

Box 1 Folder 30

Letter From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hottel, May 7-12, 1893

Box 1 Folder 31

Letter From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hottel, July 7-8, 1893

Box 1 Folder 32

Letter From Della To “Papa", July 23-27, 1893

Box 1 Folder 33

Fragment of Letter From Della, St. Croix To Neva Hottel, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 34

Envelope Addressed To Mrs. W. F. Hottel, Winchester, Virginia, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 35

Draft of Letter, With Corrections, From Della, [United States] To Mrs. W. F. Moore (Incomplete), n.d.

Box 1 Folder 36

Statement and Note From L. Faber, Manager, Frederiksted’s Apothecary Hall, St. Croix To “Miss Hottel” For Medicine and Toiletries, October 1, 1892

Box 1 Folder 37

Broadside for “Used Up” West End Amateur Theatricals [St. Croix], October 21, 1893

Box 1 Folder 38

Letter From Neva Hottel To Della, circa 1893

Box 1 Folder 39

Letter From Mark [M.M. Dieffenbacher?], Altoona, PA To His Cousin, Della, May 18, 1893

Box 1 Folder 40

Letter From Tillie Gertrude Moore, St. Croix, D. W. I. To “My Dear Miss Hottel,” With Envelope, August 27, 1894

Box 1 Folder 41

Letter From Ethel Woods, St. Croix, D. W. I. To “My Dearest Idella,” With Envelope, September 14-16, 1894

Box 1 Folder 42

Letter From Ethel Woods, St. Croix To “My Dearest ‘Idella,’” With Envelope, September 14-16, 1894

Box 1 Folder 43

Letter From Tillie Gertrude Moore, St. Croix To “My Dear Hubble,” With Envelope, April 27, 1895

Box 1 Folder 44

Letter From Ethel Woods, St. Croix To “My Dearest ‘Idella,’” With Envelope, May 11, 1895

Box 1 Folder 45

Color Snapshot, 3x3”, of the House of Major W. F. Moore, Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands (Danish West Indies), With Information on House and Family Written on Reverse, 1892-1893, 1968

Box 1 Folder 45

Informal Portrait, 7 ¼ x 4 ½” Mounted on 8 x 5” Card, of Three Young Women With Tennis Rackets, Identified (Left to Right) As “Ethel Woods? Edith Moore? Miss Hottel!”, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 45

Informal Group Portrait, 6 x 8 ½” Mounted on Card (Bottom Corners Broken), of 20 People, All Numbered on Front With Names Listed and “The Tennis Group” Written on Back, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 45

Posed Group Portrait, 6x 8 ½” Mounted on Card, of Seven Women, All Numbered on Front With Names Listed and “A Fan Dance Given for the Benefit of St. Paul’s Church” Written on Back, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 45

Formal Portrait, 4 x 2 ¾” on 6 x 4 ¼” Card, of [Ariel Idella Hottel], Card Imprinted “C. Fred Barr Studio, Winchester, Va", n.d.

Box 1 Folder 45

Formal Portrait, 5 ½ x 3 ¾” on 6 ½ x 4 ¼” Card, With “Ariel Idella Hottel Gist” Written on Reverse, “Gist” Having Been Written Later, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 45

Formal Portrait, Oval, 3 ½ x2 ½” on 4 ½ x 4 ½” Card, With “Della Hottel” Written on Reverse, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 45

Informal Portrait, 3 ¼ x 3 ½” on 4 ½ x 4 ½” Card, of Five Women and a Dog, With "La Grange, Ark.” Written on Reverse, December 30, 1898

Box 1 Folder 45

Informal Portrait, 3 ¾ x 4 ¾” on 5 ½ x 6 ½” Card, of Four Young Women With a Dog, With “Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N. Y.” Printed on Reverse. Written on Reverse: “Chandler Girls w/ Miss Hottel. Seated In Front – Mary Forte (Mrs. R.D. Jarratt), Holding Pritty the Dog—Terry (Mrs. Marshall Hewitt), Della Hottel in the Center, on Della’s Left—Bessie (Mrs. Sam Harrington)", n.d.

Box 1 Folder 45

Formal Portrait, 5 ½ x 3 ¾” on 6 ½ x 4” Card, of a Man. Card Imprinted on Front “Barr [With CFB Intertwined Initials Logo] 112 Main St., Winchester, Va.” With Advertisement For C. Fred Barr Printed on Reverse, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 46

Biographical Materials: Letter of Introduction for Della Hottel by Jno. W. Rice, Shenandoah Valley National Bank, Winchester, Va. With Della’s Signature Included, June 16, 1892

Box 1 Folder 46

Biographical Materials: Roll of Co. E, 11th Virginia Cavalry, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 46

Biographical Materials: Program, “Progress of America From 1500-1865,” College Chapel Ashland, February 7-8, ca. 1865

Box 1 Folder 46

Biographical Materials: Newspaper Clipping, Obituary for William F. Hottel, April 3, 1923

Box 1 Folder 46

Biographical Materials: Newspaper Clipping, Obituary for Ariel Idella Hottel Gist Edgewood, Eight Miles South of Marianna, November 13, 1928

Box 1 Folder 46

Biographical Materials: Newspaper Clipping, Obituary for Mrs. William F. (Bessie Bell) Hottel Winchester, VA, April 6, 1932

Box 1 Folder 46

Biographical Materials: Notes Including Mention of La Grange Chandler Girls, Etc, 1896

Box 1 Folder 46

Biographical Materials: List of Names of Moore Children With Ages, Apparently From Della Hottel’s Letter With Names of Ethel and Harcourt Woods Also Listed, June 26-27, 1892

Box 1 Folder 46

Biographical Materials: List of Della’s Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandfather, n.d.

END OF COLLECTION