Kindred Spirit Notebooks
Scope and Contents
- 1949-2019, Bulk dates 2012-2019
Conditions Governing Access
When the mailbox became endangered by the migrating Tubb’s Inlet in 1983, Nesmith moved it to Bird Island. At that time, Bird Island was separated from Sunset beach by another inlet called Mad Inlet. Visitors to the mailbox would have to wait for low tide to cross or wade through the waters at high tide. Over the years, Mad inlet has filled in and now visitors from Sunset Beach can make the trip unimpeded.
The notebooks collected from the Kindred Spirits mailbox contain a wide variety of entries written by visitors from around the world. Some entries are anonymous while others are signed and dated. Visitors share their thoughts, writing words of happiness, sadness, anger and many other emotions. Entries range from the lighthearted to the most personal human experiences, detailing youth, love, marriage, divorce, death and much more.
25.5 Linear Feet (Contains 20 bankers boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversized folder, and 3.75 unprocessed linear feet.)
This collection also contains two unprocessed additions: 2019_08001 (loose papers and ephemera only) 2019_11002 (62 notebooks dating from June-October, 2019)
- Kindred Spirits Notebooks Collection
- Partially Processed
- Special Collections Staff
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