Melville Otter Briney Papers,1858-1948

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Melville Otter Briney Papers,1858-1948
Briney, Melville Otter, 1899-1986
1.33 cubic ft.
China-- Description and travel.
Europe-- Description and travel.
Japan-- Description and travel.
Louisville (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.
Briney, John Otter, 1927-
Briney, Russell, 1900-1966.
Otter, John Delaware, 1871-1950.
Otter, Melvilla Emmett, 1871-1936.
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The Filson Historical Society

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Columnist for the Louisville Times and author. Includes personal papers and diaries of the Otter and Briney family of Louisville, Kentucky. Included are letters, 1894-1896, between John Delaware Otter and Melvilla Carter during their courtship, and between Melville Otter and Russell Briney in 1926 during their courtship; diaries kept by her parents John Delaware and Melvilla Carter Otter for various years from 1887-1940 regarding day to day activities and trips to Europe, Asia, and Mexico; Melville Briney's memory books, 1912-1916, recording her activities while a teenager growing up on St. James Court in Louisville; and six issues of The Star, 1885, a periodical edited by John Otter, Neill Roach, and Swager Shirley. Card index in repository