Nagle, Wesley M.
Correspondence of E. I. Dupont Company executive & chemical engineer Wesley M. Nagle, his wife, children, and parents, all of El Paso and Bryan, Texas, Woodbury, New Jersey, and Wilmington, Delaware, and his father-in-law Rev. Dr. William B. "Daddy" Ricks, and family, of Gallatin and Nashville, Tennessee 1928-1973

609 letters, totaling 1979 pages, plus over 350 pieces of ephemera, and approximately 1000 photographs and negatives, all dating from 1928-1973. The correspondence consists mostly of communication between Wesley M. Nagle, his wife Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle, their children William Wesley Nagle and Elizabeth Cameron Nagle, plus both the maternal and paternal grandparents of the children, the Rev. Dr. William B. "Daddy" Ricks and his wife Nora Neal Ricks and Judge Michael Nagle and his wife Leonora Waldrop Nagle. There is also some correspondence of Mrs. Rick's sisters Martha and Lilly Bell Neal, as well as from other family, friends and business associates of Wesley M. Nagle. The correspondence includes letters from the time that Wesley M. Nagle studied abroad in France and Germany in 1929-1931, and when his daughter studied in France in the 1960s and his son traveled to Germany in the 1970s. The photographs include approximately 800 photographs and 200 negatives, mostly of the Nagle family, with some of members of the allied families of Waldorp, Neal, and Ricks, of El Paso and Bryan, Texas, and Gallatin and Nashville, Tennessee. The 350 plus ephemeral items include typed and manuscript pages of essays, verse, memorandum notes, reminiscences, address book, funeral guest book, greeting cards, calling cards, invitations, circulars, brochures, school ephemera, receipts, newspaper clippings, etc., all dealing with the Nagle and allied families.

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Wesley Michael Nagle (1905-1995)

Wesley Michael Nagle was born 12 January 1905, at Bryan, Brazos County, Texas. He was the son of Judge Michael Nagle and his wife Lenore Waldorp. His father Michael Nagle was born 20 December 1868, at Culpeper County, Virginia. Judge Nagle was the son of Irish immigrants Michael Nagle (1833-1903) and his wife Ellen (1833-1908). Judge Nagle's father was a farmer and the Judge spent his young manhood in Bryan, Texas, where he met and married Lenora Waldorp about 1898. Wesley's father served as county attorney for Brazos County for several terms (1901-1906) before moving to El Paso in 1906 and becoming a member of Kemp, Nagle and Smith, a leading law firm of El Paso. He was considered prominent in the El Paso legal community at the time of his death and was also the attorney for the Southern Pacific Railroad. He was a life-long Episcopalian. Judge Nagle died 12 December 1938 at El Paso, Texas and was buried at Bryan City Cemetery.

Wesley's mother was Lenore Waldorp. She was born 26 April 1875, at Bryan, Texas.  Mrs. Nagle was the daughter of Wesley Virgil (1846-1891) and Sarah McLelland (1853-1929), and the sister of Allister McLelland Waldorp (1877-1936). The McLelland and Waldorp families were pioneers of Bryan, Texas, the McLellands emigrated to Bryan after the Civil War from Macon, Mississippi. Mrs. Nagle also had brother Wesley Waldorp, of New York City. Mrs. Nagle was a member of the First Baptist Church of El Paso, the El Paso Woman's Club, the United Daughters of the American Revolution, and life member of Society of Colonial Dames. She died 27 February 1969, at Chester, Pennsylvania at the age of 93, She was buried at Bryan City Cemetery with her husband.

Wesley M. Nagle was a student at the College of Mines and El Paso High School. He decided to specialize in chemical engineering. He left El Paso to study at Stanford University where he graduated in the Class of 1929. After Stanford he went to study in Europe for a year at Berlin, Germany, here he was a student at Institut fur Auslander. He also studied at Technische Hochschule in Munich. He did post graduate work at M.I.T. (1931) then went to Bayonne, New Jersey, to the chemical engineering practice school at the refinery of the Tidewater Oil Co (Aug 1931). He won scholarship as assistant in the chemical engineering department of Boston Tech. Upon completing his thesis for doctor of science at M.I.T. in chemical engineering, he went to work for Dupont as a research engineer at Gibbstown, New Jersey in 1934. His first project was on development work in the engineering section of the explosives department. He served as section head until his appointment as assistant director in 1942.

Nagle is found living at Woodbury, New Jersey when his father died in 1938 as well as in 1942, and 1945, when he was appointed as and later listed as the assistant director of Eastern Laboratory for Dupont. By July of 1952 he is listed as director of the Burnside Laboratory for Dupont. By April of 1957 it was announced that he was being appointed as director of Eastern Laboratory at Dupont. The department's sales development laboratory, established at Eastern Laboratory, was to be moved into the facilities at Burnside Laboratory. This laboratory was concerned only with sales service aspects of the department's chemicals and cellulose products lines. This department also carried on extensive basic research work at the Experimental Station near Wilmington. Nagle held several patents over the course of his career. He was listed as living at Alapocas, Delaware (near Wilmington) by 1958. He retired from Dupont in 1970 after 36 years working for them. He died 14 May 1995 of cancer at his home.

            Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle (1913-1992)

Wesley Michael Nagle married 23 June 1936, in Arkansas to Mary Elizabeth Ricks. She was the daughter of Rev. Dr. William Benjamin "Daddy" Ricks and his wife Nora Neal. The Rev. Dr. Ricks was born 3 April 1866 on a plantation in Nash County, North Carolina. In 1885 he enrolled at the University of North Carolina and became a charter member and organizer of the Alpha Tau Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity. In 1889 he earned a law degree from the university and was admitted to the Bar in Virginia and began a law career in Virginia with Bachelor, Ricks, and Winbourne, However, he only worked two years when he enrolled in School of Theology at Vanderbilt University, where he received Bachelor in Divinity in 1894, while at Vanderbilt he helped to found Alpha Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi in 1891. After graduation he did postgraduate work at the University of Chicago, earning a Doctor of Divinity degree from Kentucky  Wesleyan College and worked across the south as a pastor, first in 1894 at Jonesboro, Akansas; then Helena, Arkansas (1899-1903), then Louisville, Kentucky  (1903-1906), then Bowling Green, Kentucky (1906-1910), and finally at Nashville, Tennessee and Columbia, Tennessee. During WWI directed the YMCA camp at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia and after the war was appointed General Missionary Secretary of the Methodist Church, while also being the presiding Elder of the Cumberland District, as well as Director of the Bishop's Crusade (1936-1938). He retired from active church work in 1940. During his life he worked and established 45 new chapters of Sigma Chi Fraternity and was an active officer in the organization, holding its highest office Grand Counsel in 1941, hence his nickname "Daddy" Ricks, as he was considered the father of Sigma Chi. He later moved to Mobile, Alabama, and spent winters in El Paso, Texas. Daddy Ricks died on 18 April 1963 and was buried at Lebanon, Tennessee.

Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle's mother was Nora Neal, a native of Lebanon, Tennessee. She graduated from Cumberland University doing graduate work at the University of Chicago. She was also educated at the New England Conservatory in Boston. She was active in literary circles, wrote many articles and poems for magazines and church publications. She died on 29 December 1939 at Nashville, Tennessee, after a long illness and was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Tennessee. Nora Neal had at least three sisters Martha Neal and Lilly Belle Neal, of El Paso, and Irene Neal Coulter wife of James R. Coulter, also of El Paso, Texas.

Nagle's wife Mary Elizabeth Ricks was born 1913 and graduated from Ward Belmont School, at Nashville, Tennessee. She was an active member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and active in the Alapocas Garden Club. She died 7 April 1992 at the age of 79. Together Wesley M. Nagle and his wife had two children: William Wesley Nagle and Elizabeth Cameron Nagle.

William Wesley Nagle (1940-2002)

William Wesley Nagle was born 10 January 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died 7 January 2002. He was a graduate of Wilmington Friends School in 1957 and initiated into Phi Eta Sigma honorary first year scholarship fraternity at University of Virginia and made Dean's List while at UVA. He was also elected to the Raven Society (UVA's scholastic honor organization). He graduated from UVA in 1961 with a BA and received his LLB from the UVA Law School in 1964. He was a partner in the Philadelphia Law firm Morgan, Lewis, Bockius. He was member of the Union League and Racquet Club of Philadelphia.

            Elizabeth Cameron Nagle (1943-2011)

Elizabeth Cameron Nagle was born 13 June 1943 and died 7 January 2011. She attended Wilmington Friends School, but left in 1957 before graduation date of 1960. She attended St. Anne's School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and then attended Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia. She did a travel abroad study program to France during her sophomore/junior year (1962/1963) at Hollins and studied as an English major graduating Hollins in 1964. She attended graduate school at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, in the late 1960s. Her obituary stated she had a daughter Renee Stetson that survived her when she died in 2011. Elizabeth had not changed her name, nor is a husband mentioned as having died previously, nor was he listed as still living. A service to celebrate her life was held at the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Newark, Delaware. An obituary states she died of Leukemia six years after becoming ill with cancer. It also states Elizabeth "braced life, loved great literature, fine art, classical music, and history and possessed a Renaissance mind. She was a devoted teacher of Mathematics at Indiana University."

           Description and Inventory of Collection:

            Correspondence of Wesley M. Nagle

            Outgoing letters:

49 letters, 115 pp., (48 retained mailing envelopes), written by Wesley M. Nagle, written to his wife, Mary Elizabeth Ricks, dated 1936-1955. The letters were written by Nagle from his home Woodbury, New Jersey before and after he married, and from the couple's home in Wilmington, Delaware after they married. He also writes from Lebanon, Tennessee, where he paid a visit, and from El Paso, Texas when he went to visit his parents. He writes to Mary at Helena, Arkansas where she was visiting her aunt Mrs. Edward S. Ready who owned a plantation (Comfort Thatch) there, or to her at Gallatin and Clarksville, Tennessee, where she visited her parents; or Woodbury, New Jersey, when she was at the couple's home and Nagle was traveling. There is also a letter written to her when she was at Mendenhall, Pennsylvania and Cincinnati, Ohio.

63 letters, 194 pp., (62 retained mailing envelopes), written by Wesley M. Nagle, to his daughter Elizabeth Cameron Nagle, dated 1956-1969. The letters were written by Nagle mainly from his home in Wilmington, or when he was traveling to Birmingham, Alabama, or from Germany. His daughter was away at school at Hollins College, Virginia; or the letters were written to her when she was studying and traveling in Europe (Feb. 1962 to April 1963) with the Hollins College Group at Paris, France; Copenhagen, Denmark; Moscow, Russia; Athens, Greece; Zagreb, Yugoslavia; Vienna, Austria; and Venice, Italy. Letters were also written to her by her father when she was visiting at various locations: Camp Tula Wooket, Roxbury, Vermont; at Charlottesville and Roanoke, Virginia; Philadelphia; Cambridge, Massachusetts. Other letters were written to her when she was in graduate school at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana in the late 1960s.

3 letters, 12 pp., (3 retained mailing envelopes), written by Wesley M. Nagle to his son William M. Nagle, dated 1957-1973. The letters were written by Nagle from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, to his son who was away at school at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, (1957-1962), or in Germany (1973).

9 miscellaneous letters, 16 pp., (3 retained mailing envelopes), written by Wesley M. Nagle to various individuals, dated 1928-1939 including: 2 letters to his parents (1928-19329) at El Paso, Texas, when he was in Galveston, and at Stanford University; 4 copies of business letters (1932-1934) to various people when Nagle was at M.I.T.; and one letter to his brother-in-law Fred Ricks at Gallatin, Tennessee when Nagle was living at Woodbury, New Jersey.

          Incoming letters:

124 letters, 511 pp., (123 retained mailing envelopes), written by Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle to her husband Wesley M. Nagle, dated 1933-1946.  These letters by Ricks were written both before and after she was married to Nagle when Nagle was studying at M.I.T. (1933-1934) and while working and living at Woodbury, New Jersey (1934-1946), or visiting at Bryan, Texas (1938), Terre Haute, Indiana (1944). Mary E. Ricks was living or visiting at Clarksville, Gallatin, Nashville, Tennessee (1933-1939); or visiting at El Paso, (1933); Miami, Florida (1934), Helena, Arkansas (1934,1939. 1942), New York, New York (1935-1936); Philadelphia and Mendenhall, Pennsylvania (1944 and 1946), and living at Woodbury, New Jersey (1938).

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incoming letters, 174 pp., (82 retained mailing envelopes), written to Wesley M. Nagle, from various individuals, dated 1929-1957, the bulk date from the 1930s. The earlier letters were written to Nagle when he was studying abroad in Germany, doing ROTC at the Presidio in California, or attending M.I.T, or working at Tidewater Oil, at Bayonne, New Jersey. Later letters were addressed to him at Woodbury, New Jersey and Wilmington, Delaware, where he made his home once he started working for Eastern Laboratories at the Dupont Company. Several letters are written in German, Nagle studied in Germany, and appears to have become fluent in the language. These German letters were written by people he met in Germany, either Germans, or Americans. A number of letters deal with the various educational institutions he attended, was applying to, or graduated from. There are also letters that deal with work he was applying for at various refineries, or his applications for schools, in particular M.I.T. There are also letters related to an article he wrote that was published in a trade journal for industrial and chemical engineering, as well as communications from various people about the content of the article. Later letters show the agreements that Nagle made with Dupont when he went to work for them, turning over his patent to them for further study and his contract to work for them. One letter shows Nagle's commission as an officer in the military reserves. There are several letters with the law firm of Dike, Calver & Gray, concerning a patent they were handling for Nagle. Besides correspondence related to work or educational matters, there are some personal letters of friends, and/or family (father-in-law W.B. "Daddy" Ricks), etc.

16 letters, 62 pp., (16 retained mailing envelopes), written to Wesley M. Nagle, by his mother Mrs. Leonora Waldorp Nagle, dated 1929-1956. Mrs. Nagle writes to her son from her home in El Paso, Texas, as well as other locations in Texas such as Houston and Calvert. She writes to her son when he was abroad studying in Paris, France; Berlin and Gottingen, Germany; as well as when he was at M.I.T. and at his homes in Woodbury, New Jersey and later Wilmington, Delaware.

25 letters, 68 pp., (20 retained mailing envelopes), written by Michael Nagle, of which 22 letters were written to his son Wesley M. Nagle, dated 1929-1936. The letters are written by Mr. Nagle mainly on letterhead of his law firm "Kemp & Nagle" in El Paso, Texas, and written to his son at California when he was studying at Stanford University; and to him when he was studying at Berlin and Munich, Germany, as well at M.I.T. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and when he was living at Woodbury, New Jersey. There are also 3 letters (3 pp., with envelopes) of introduction that were written by Nagle to two professors of chemistry/chemical engineering, and to the president of the University of Texas, Dr. H. Y. Benedict, for his son Wesley.

            Correspondence of Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle

            Outgoing letters:

54 letters, 248 pp., (52retained mailing envelopes), written by Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle to her daughter Elizabeth Cameron Nagle, dated 1955-1970. The letters were written by Mrs. Nagle mainly when she at home in Wilmington, or once when she was visiting Philadelphia, and several letters from when she was visiting Spain and Portugal.  She wrote to her daughter when her daughter was attending  a summer riding camp at Teela-Wooket, Roxbury, Vermont (1955-1957); or attending St. Anne's School at Charlottesville, Virginia (1959-1960); and later when she studied at Hollins College, Hollins, Virginia (1960-1964); or when she went to Europe with Hollins College study abroad group to Paris, France (1962); Moscow, Russia (1962); Rome, Italy (1962); or later when she was briefly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1965) with her brother William (these letters were addressed to William and Elizabeth); and when Elizabeth attended graduate school at the University of Indiana at Bloomington, Indiana (1967-1969).

6 letters, 22 pp., (6 retained mailing envelopes, written by Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle to her son William Wesley Nagle, dated 1957 and 1973. The letters were written by Mrs. Nagle from Wilmington, Delaware, to her son when he was studying at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, (1957) and when he was traveling abroad (1973) in Europe (Germany, France, elsewhere).

1 letter, 7 pp., not dated, written by Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle to her father William B. "Daddy" Ricks.

            Incoming letters:

61 letters, 243 pp., (58 retained mailing envelopes), incoming letters written from various locations to Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle, dated 1930-1966.  The letters are written by various individuals, both friends and family (father, siblings, aunts) to Mrs. Nagle at her home in Woodbury, later Wilmington, or when she was in the hospital in Philadelphia. There are several letters from her sister Mrs. J.R. Coulter.

11 letters, 31 pp., (11 retained mailing envelopes), written by Nora Neal Ricks to her daughter Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle, dated 1937-1938. Mrs. Ricks writes to her daughter from Gallatin & Nashville, as well as El Paso, Texas. Her daughter was at home in Woodbury, New Jersey.

           Correspondence of Elizabeth Cameron Nagle

           Outgoing letters:

26 letters, 100 pp., (25 retained mailing envelopes), written by Elizabeth Cameron Nagle to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley M. Nagle, dated 1962-1973. These letters were written mostly in 1962 by Elizabeth when she was in Paris, France with the Hollins College study abroad group and were written to her parents at their home in Wilmington, Delaware. Several letters were written from Charlottesville, Virginia. During her trip to Europe she also visited the United Kingdom (Scotland, Ireland and England), and made trips to Russia, Greece, Italy and elsewhere. Her letters recount the events of her trip to her parents.

4 letters, 16 pp., (4 retained mailing envelopes), written by Elizabeth Cameron Nagle to her brother William Wesley Nagle, dated 1958 and 1973. The letters were written by Elizabeth when she was living in Wilmington; Philadelphia; and Bloomington, Indiana, and her brother was studying at the University of Virginia (1958) or traveling in Germany (1973).

            Incoming letters:

16 letters, 54 pp., (16 retained mailing envelopes), written by various friends and family to Nagle, dated 1943- 1967. The letters are mostly 1960s. The letters are written to Nagle when she was at home in Wilmington, or away, studying at Hollins College in Virginia. Her friends and associates write from various locations, including France.

10 letters, 17 pp., (8 retained mailing envelopes), written by Dr. William B. "Daddy" Ricks to his granddaughter Elizabeth Cameron Nagle, dated 1956-1963. Ricks writes from his home in Nashville, Tennessee, or from his daughter's home in Wilmington, Delaware, while his granddaughter is studying at Hollins College, or studying abroad in Paris, France, or at home in Wilmington.

            Correspondence of William Wesley Nagle

            Outgoing letters:

7 letters, 19 pp., (7 retained mailing envelopes), written by William Wesley Nagle to his sister Elizabeth Cameron Nagle (4) and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Wesley M. Nagle (3), dated 1957-1967. Nagle writes to his sister when she was away at school at Hollins College, Virginia, or studying abroad with the college in France, or doing graduate work at University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, and he was at home in Wilmington, and he writes to his parents to them at their home in Wilmington, when he was away from home studying at UVA.

             Incoming letters:

9 letters, 19 pp., (9 retained mailing envelopes), written by Dr. William B. "Daddy" Ricks to his grandson William Wesley Nagle, dated 1957-1962. The letters were written by Ricks to Nagle when he was attending UVA.

3 letters, 7 pp., (3 retained mailing envelopes), incoming letters to William Wesley Nagle, dated 1940-1964. Two of the letters were written by family from El Paso, Texas, to him as a child to his home in Woodbury, New Jersey, the other written in 1964, was written to him by a friend when Nagle was at law school at UVA.

           Other Correspondence

8 incoming letters, 21 pp., (7 retained mailing envelopes), written to Mrs. Leonora Waldrop Nagle, dated 1905-1968. These letters were written mainly between 1964-1968, with one of the letters written in 1905 from Nagle's mother. Another letter from her mother is not dated. The other 6 letters were written to Nagle when she was elderly and living at a rest home in Chester, Pennsylvania. Five of the letters were written by her nieces Ruth Hill, of Austin, TX (2); Florence Waldrop of Bryan, TX (2); and Esther Potts, of Dallas, TX (1).

           Miscellaneous letters

14 miscellaneous letters, 23 pp., (3 retained mailing envelopes), dated 1929-1957. These letters include 3 letters to Martha Neal, who appears to be the maternal aunt of Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle; 2 letters to Judge Michael Nagle, father Wesley M. Nagle; 2 letters concerning Lilly Bell Neal, another maternal aunt of Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle, plus 7 other letters not identifiable.


684 photographs, black and white snap shots, 38 are color, various sizes, and dated c1940s-1970s. Some of these photographs are labeled, some not, many are of the Nagle children (William M. & his sister Elizabeth Cameron) when they were young, also includes some photos of Wesley M. Nagle when he was young, and photos of the grandparents of the children, both maternal and paternal.

100 black and white oversize mostly studio photographs, cabinet cards, etc., of William M. Nagle, his sister Elizabeth Cameron Nagle, and of their relatives, aunts, etc, parents, grandparents, etc., not dated, circa 1910s-1950s, many taken by photography studios in El Paso; Phoenix; Denver; St. Louis, and Tennessee.

          213 negatives, some of photos in this collection, others perhaps not, not dated, circa 1940s-1950s.


111 typed and manuscript pages of various verse, school essays, memorandum notes, technical papers, etc., various authors, mostly not signed, various dates, mostly not dated, includes an 8 manuscript page journal of Mary Elizabeth Ricks dated 1930, and two small pamphlets/diaries, 16 pp., constructed/written by "Peggy" dated 1933

 21 typed pages - Reminiscences of Grandmother Waldorp, dated 1924. These reminiscences were written down by the maternal grandmother of Wesley M. Nagle, who was a pioneer at Bryan, Texas, having relocated there in 1869 from Macon, Mississippi, loose sheets stapled at top, bound in paper wrapper.

51 used postcards dated 1929-1931 and 1960. The earlier cards are from Europe when W.M. Nagle was studying in Germany.

         12 telegrams dated 1919-1947, sent amongst various Nagle/Ricks family members.

      1 oversize scrapbook, approximately 60 pages of newspaper clippings, as well as other paper ephemera, photographs, letters tucked in, appears to have been keep by Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Leonora Nagle, and includes items about them and their children (Wesley M. Nagle, etc), dated c1928-1955.

1 funeral guestbook for death of Mrs. Sallie McLelland Waldrop, mother of Leonora Waldrop Nagle, dated 1929, includes newspaper clippings, signatures of those who attended and visited.

1 Ph. D. thesis of Wesley M. Nagle for his doctorate at M.I.T., dated 1934 and titled "The Dropwise Condensation of Steam," 273 typed pages, with folding plans, diagrams, and photos, bound in stiff binder boards and oversize clips, good condition.

11 page scrapbook of newspaper clippings, made for Wesley M. Nagle by his maternal grandmother, mostly has clippings of his high school days, football, valedictorian, etc, dated c1920s.

       40 cards, includes greeting cards, calling cards, invitations, etc.

44 newspaper clippings, many concerning family appearances in local newspapers, includes a couple of German newspapers from 1933 concerning Hitler and the Nazi Party.

       37 receipts, including receipts from a trip to Germany in 1966.

30 pieces of printed ephemera, includes pamphlets, circulars, commencements, applications/forms, baptism certificate, diploma, etc.

6 oversize diplomas/certificates as follows: 2 for Michael Nagle for graduating UTX and another to practice law in Texas; 3 for Wesley M. Nagle's, of which two are his diplomas for his master's and doctorate degrees from M.I.T., the other for membership in the American Institute of Chemical Engineering; and 3 for William Wesley Nagle for graduating law school (UVA), acceptance to practice law in Virginia and Pennsylvania; 1 address book of Wesley M. Nagle, 47 pages, dated El Paso, Texas, c1935.

1 baby book for William M. Nagle, dated 1940-1942; 1 Souvenir copy of the "Helena World" (1904) includes a tribute to W. M. Neal, an uncle to Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ricks Nagle. 7 used envelopes, likely separated from their letters in this collection.