Virginia Scott's Newsletters
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Subject: Virginia Scott's Candlewick Newsletters
Hello Candlewick Group Members,
This is Virginia. I have almost recovered from the operation I had on April 14 My
Internet which has not been working since about the same time in April has been
restored and I am back on line. I have missed a large number of e-mails. I just
read the group postings Sunday and saw the discussions by the group about my
Candlewick newsletters. I really haven't had time to do much thinking about this topic yet.
I do want to say a big thank you to Kathy Ann for wanting to preserve my Candlewick newsletters for posterity. I appreciate her nice comments and thank her for considering
taking on that job. I also appreciate the nice comments several others of you made about
about the newsletters and the discussion concerning howand whether it could done.
I was honored that so many remembered the newsletters and that some were still
interested in my efforts for Candlewick. Actually the newsletter was a "do it yourself
project" that started small and just grew and lasted for 29 years. I could never have done it
without the help and "input" of hundreds of Candlewick collectors all over the country.
Special thanks to Connie and Ron Doll for the eight years they so willingly and efficiently
did the work which kept the newsletter going. Here are a few facts about the
newsletters that answer some of the questions that were brought up by the discussions
Kathy Doub , in 2003, copied all the newsletters through #119 and put them
in The Imperial Musuem in Bellaire, OH. I don't know if the other seven newsletters
newsletters were ever added to Kathy's copies. Kathy also made a Newsletter Index
which indicates where Candlewick items by number are mentioned in the various
newsletters. This was a big undertaking on Kathy's part and I appreciate it so nuch.
The newsletters were not copyrighted. I have no objection for Kathy Ann or anyone else
who would like to copy or "do something" with the newsletters to take on a project.
The first newsletter was sent out in April, 1976. It consisted of two 8 1/2
by 14" pages which were later reduced to 8 1/2" by 11" size. The number of
pages gradually increased to 3 (1978); to 4 (1980); to 6 (1981; to 8 (1983);
and finally to 10 pages per newsletter (1987 through 2004). For years, I
sold back newsletters so there are many collectors who have whole or partial
sets. I have a few copies on hand for the last two or three years.
The newlsetters are simply "chatty letters" written as though to good friends.
(That is what I always considered Candlewick collectors. One collector told me that they
were " down-home" letters.) In most newsletters, there are personal references and
comments and quotes from collectors which really have little or nothing to do with
Candlewick. Many such things and the ad pages could be edited out.
There were 126 Newsletters, put out from April 1976 through December 2004.
They fill 4 large (1 to 1 1/2" thick) notebooks. I also have a full set of the "Master
Copies" of the newsletters. This is the original ones I typed, cut and pasted and had copied
to send out to collectors.
I am glad to be back to almost normal and back with the group.
My best to each of you, Virginia