Collection Title:  McLean, Mrs. Keith Dockery Collection

Collection Number:  M190 / 2005.15 / 2007.35

Dates: Inclusive  1888 – 2002

Bulk  1888 – 2002

Volume:  .05 Cubic Feet

Processor:  W. Ray


Content and Scope:

Keith Frazier Somerville, born in 1887, was the mother of Keith Dockery McLean.  Mrs. Somerville has documented much of her life with a manuscript written to her grand daughter.  Her father was Governor of Tennessee.  From 1943 until 1945 she wrote a bi-monthly newspaper column in The Bolivar Commercial, Cleveland, Mississippi entitled “Dear Boys” which was her way of showing support to the service men from the home front.  The collection contains other random papers that speak on a variety of topics and included miscellaneous correspondence and two photos.


Box / Folder

1          1          Keith Frazier Somerville At War and Peace

1          2          “Dear Boys”

1          3          “Random Thoughts”

1          4          “Random Thoughts”

1          5          “Thinking Back”

1          6          Morello, Karen – NY Attorney

1          7          Scott, Anne Firor

1          8          Two photos:  Delta Sunsets


1          Unfoldered


Plaque to Mrs. Keith Frazier Somerville from Survivors of the U.S. Armored

Cruiser, Memphis, TN Presented 29 August 1964

Two color photos of Sunflower River at sunset

Book: Wandered from the Delta by Keith Dockery McLean (shelf in reading room)