In addition to the letters and journals described in the preface, Susie Sharp's papers included a group of seven volumes, an assortment of desk book calendars and blank-paged books, into which Susie Sharp had copied letters from Breck and John Kesler, in shorthand. The four volumes containing Breck's correspondence covered thirty years, from 1928 to 1958. There were three volumes of John's letters, dating roughly from 1947 to 1966, with a few early letters from 1928 also included. Here I was forced to be selective if I hoped to live long enough to finish the biography. I have translated letters around key dates, but these volumes remain a largely untapped source for a future researcher.
Yet another category of material was the scrapbooks that Susie Sharp kept up throughout her life. This collection of newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and correspondence was extremely useful. In addition, the family had many photograph albums, and Louise Sharp could identify most of the people not otherwise identified.
Other sources will be found in the endnotes and acknowledgments. Unless otherwise identified, materials referenced are now in the Susie Marshall Sharp Papers in the Southern Historical Collection, housed in Wilson Library on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.