Correspondence, clippings and other printed material 1982, 2008.
Dr. Jeanie Rebecca Little was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, on May 15, 1943. She received her bachelor's degree in music from Lynchburg College in Virginia, her master's degree in music with an organ emphasis from Indiana University and held a Ph.D. in Organ Literature and Pedagogy from Iowa University. She did post doctoral studies at Oxford University in 1982 while on a sabbatical leave financed by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She taught organ, piano, counterpoint, music history, music appreciation and art appreciation at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, for 24 years. Dr. Little was an active member of the American Guild of Organists and Organ Historical Society, and also a recognized scholar on Georgian England and medieval cathedral architecture. She married Capt. Ernest C. Castle, USN, retired, on August 3, 1991. On Tuesday, September 9, 2008, Dr. Jeanie R. Little Castle died of cancer in Richmond, Virginia.
This collection consists of letters written by Dr. Jeanie R. Little to her sister Martha Elmore and husband Mickey and to her brother Paul Little and wife Marjorie during her 1982 stay at Oxford, England. In these letters, she describes her work researching and photographing cathedrals during her travels to Oxford, Cirencester, Gloucester, Brighton, Arundel Castle, Merton College, Ely, Peterborough, Norwich and York. She also describes living in the YMCA in Oxford, and gives her impressions of the English people she meets and aspects of daily life in England.
The additional donation consists of obituary clippings and printed materials related to the death of Dr. Jeanie R. Little [Castle], on September 9, 2008, in Richmond, Virginia.
Gift of Mrs. Martha G. Elmore
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