The Filson Newsmagazine
Volume 3, Number 1
Enid Yandell: Sculpting a Legacy
Enid Bland Yandell was an artist ahead of her time. She pursued a career in sculpture, a medium dominated by men during the early twentieth century, rather than choosing a life of domesticity. Although Yandell was from a prominent Louisville family, she relied on her talent rather than her social standing to advance her career.
Dear Brother: William Clark's Letters published by The Filson and Yale University Press
The project undertaken by Jim Holmberg to edit a collection
of William Clark letters at The Filson is nearing its
completion. In the spring of 2002, Yale University
Press, in association with The Filson Historical Society,
will publish Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to
The Civil War: Civil-War-era envelopes open a window to popular literature and patriotic culture
I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines begins a typical Civil War soldiers letter home. According to one historian, letter-writing was by far the most popular occupation of Civil War troops, on the march as well as in camp. Writing and receiving letters helped soldiers on both sides overcome feelings of homesickness and loneliness.
The Oxmoor Farm: A Q&A from The Filson
In 1991, The Filson learned that Thomas Bullitt
designated The Filson as one of several beneficiaries in his
will. Through the years, The Filson has studied the
various uses of the Oxmoor property and its potential
benefit to The Filson. The following information is
presented to help our members understand more fully what
this opportunity represents.
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