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Accession 724

Inclusive Dates

1919-1964, nd


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

38 pieces, 0.25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Mary Ona Denny Mathews Papers consists of Winthrop materials collected by Mrs. Mathews. Mary Ona Denny Mathews (1897-1988) graduated from Winthrop College in 1919 and began working at Winthrop in the Business Office from 1919 until she retired in 1942. She married Brig. Gen. Lucius Don Mathews (1893-1972) on August 9, 1924. The collection contains three postcards: One dated July 29, 1919 from David Bancroft Johnson; the other two have not been used or dated. There is also one photograph of a young lady at Winthrop-not dated; a two page letter from D. B. Johnson in regards to her marriage and employment at Winthrop, dated 1924; a 1915-1919 scrapbook of articles and photographs of Winthrop; a two page letter from 1964 in reference to their coming fiftieth class reunion; Miss Denny’s Diploma; and an articles from 1942 on her retirement from Winthrop’s business office.


The personal papers of Mrs. Mary Ona Denny Mathews were received as a deposit from Elizabeth S. Denny. The College Archives received the collection on 25 June, 1988.


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Mary Ona Denny Papers - Accession 724