letter excerpt The Dix Family Archive
The Clemens

Augustus D. Clemens, Jr.
1) Genealogy and Biography...
2) Mr. A. D. Clemens Dead

Mary Bordley Clemens
Obituary: Mrs. Mary B. Clemens

Augustus Ducas Clemens

Eleanor Collins Clemens
1) San Antonio Debutante Becomes Maryland Bride
2) Debutante Announcement
3) Engagement Announcement
4) Brides Are Busy
5) Wedding Announcement
6) from Eleanor in Italy 1950s(?)
6) to Eleanor, a Colonial Dame
7) to Eleanor, from a Joy descendant

Elizabeth 'Becky' Rogers
1) A Bird in Hospital Cage
2) Death Claims ‘Becky’ Rogers
3) Miss Elizabeth Rogers – ‘Becky’ Rogers Service Friday

The Family Home
Living room


[one-page original newspaper article, beginning with handwriting at top:]

Married June 22nd (Friday) not 15th

[printed text:]

San Antonio Express
June 26, 1917

San Antonio Debutante Becomes Maryland Bride
Special Telegram to The Express

BALTIMORE, Md., June 25. - A wedding of much interest to the younger social set was announced today which took place Friday, June 15, at Towson, near Baltimore, when Miss Eleanor S. Collins, daughter of Mrs. E. Sullivan Collins of San Antonio, Tex., was married very quietly to Augustus D. Clemens. The Rev. David Clark of Towson officiated. Miss Collins is the granddaughter of Daniel Sullivan of San Antonio, one of the most prominent bankers in the South and a niece by marriage of General John L. Clem of Washington, D. C. Mr. Clemens is the son of Mrs. A. D. Clemens of Govans, and is prominent in real estate circles.

Miss Collins made her debut in San Antonio last fall and was introduced to society at a large reception given by her aunt, Miss Annie Sullivan. Miss Collins was a popular addition to the debutante list and during the winter was the recipient of much attention. Her departure for her home in Baltimore was a matter of general regret in all circles of society. Many very pleasant affairs were given in her honor.


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