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Mae Wynne McFarland Research Collection, 1856-1977 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

By Deanna Rainey

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Collection Overview

Title: Mae Wynne McFarland Research Collection, 1856-1977Add to your cart.

Extent: 35.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The Mae Wynne McFarland Research Collection is housed in thirty-four archival boxes and one oversized flat box.  The collection also contains 109 books located within the Thomason Room and in the Main collection.

The collection is divided into five series:

Series 1: Personal Correspondence contains letters, postcards, holiday cards, newspaper clippings, invitations, programs, receipts, and photographs.

Series 2: Walker County/ Huntsville History includes correspondence, binders and journals of handwritten notes, typed notes, recipes, family trees, newspaper clippings, notes concerning marriage records and land records, census records, and the history of Cincinnati [TX?] and the Yellow Fever epidemic.

Series 3: Texas History includes Civil War History, with materials such as programs, handwritten notes, information on various Texas counties, newspaper clippings, yearbooks, brochures, receipts, correspondence, music books, periodicals, binders, and spiral notebooks filled with notes about Texas history.

Series 4: War of 1812 contains extensive handwritten notes on loose papers.

Series 5: Women and Charitable Organizations contains booklets, magazines, correspondence, and handwritten notes.

Subjects: Cincinnati (Tex.), Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary Martin Elmore Scott Chapter (Huntsville, Tex.), Huntsville (Tex.) - History, McFarland, Mae Wynne, -1962, National Society, United States Daughters of 1812, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865, United States - History - War of 1812, Walker County (Tex.), Yellow fever - Texas

Languages: English

Collection Historical Note

Mae Wynne McFarland was born in Huntsville, Texas to Gustavus Adair Wynne and Samuella Gibbs in September 1884. The Wynne and Gibbs families helped build Huntsville.  Later, she attended the University of Texas where she became a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.  On April 14, 1914 Mae Wynne married Ike B. McFarland.

Mrs. McFarland participated in many patriotic societies and is credited with persuading the Texas Legislature to outlaw the cutting of wild flowers from roadsides.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Colonial Dames.  She held national offices in the Daughters of 1812 and the Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America, and was the only woman to head the Texas chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy as well as the Daughters of 1812, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. On March 3, 1916, she founded the Mary Martin Elmore Scott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution located in Huntsville, Texas.  She is also credited with helping to organize the President Houston Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas of Huntsville in 1935.

Also a member of the Harris County Historical Society, Mrs. McFarland focused her studies on Walker County, Texas.  Her largest area of research concerns the War of 1812.  War of 1812 Veterans in Texas by Mary Smith Fay was made possible by notes compiled by Mrs. McFarland.

In January of 1962, Mae Wynne McFarland passed away in a Houston hospital due to illness.  She was buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.

Subject/Index Terms

Cincinnati (Tex.)
Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary Martin Elmore Scott Chapter (Huntsville, Tex.)
Huntsville (Tex.) - History
McFarland, Mae Wynne, -1962
National Society, United States Daughters of 1812
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
United States - History - War of 1812
Walker County (Tex.)
Yellow fever - Texas

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Related Materials: See donated books in library catalog. Search for "Mae Wynne McFarland Collection."

Preferred Citation: Mae Wynne McFarland Research Collection. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Correspondence [photos], 1907-1960; undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes personal letters; post cards; a news article titled "Local Author Writes About Early Houston"; 3 undated photographs; a letter from Edward Kilman of the Historical Society (1956); letter from "Son" referencing Mamie Wynne Cox featured in "The Woman of the Week" within the Oak Cliff Tribune (1954); letter to Doctor Herbert Gambrell discussing a desk used by Dr. B. Powell, chief surgeon of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate Army; letter from Avery L. Carlson of Texas Christian University (1930); letter from R. E. L. Saner, chairman of American Bar Association (1923)
Folder 2: Personal [photos], 1910 - 1958; undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes personal letters; post cards; a "Notary Public" certificate for Harris County signed by Miriam A. Ferguson, Governor of Texas (circa 1927); letter from Daughters of the American Revolution declaring McFarland an honorary member; letter from "John" Lieutenant USNR - Air Mail, describes experience of stationed at sea (1945); Cardiograph showing "not definitely abnormal", allowing McFarland to continue work (1952)
Folder 3A: Family Research, 1923 - 1953; undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes Family Tree of the Goltharp Family in America; obituaries; Genealogy of Mrs. Fletcher Grinstead and Miss Adaline McFarland, both members of Daughters of the American Revolution; dues and nomination of Mr. I. B. McFarland into the Sons of the Republic of Texas; an application for the Sons of the Republic of Texas; Croom Family memoranda; Biographical information of John Day Andrews, Mayor of Houston January 4, 1841 and January 1, 1842; correspondence; document located in oversize box.
Folder 3B: Tribute to General Marquis de Lafayette [ov], 1934 May 22Add to your cart.
Contains a typed tribute to General Marquis de LaFayette
Folder 4: Civic Duty, 1953 February 13 -September 13; undatedAdd to your cart.
Letter to McFarland from Planned Parenthood thanking her for donations and continued support (February 13, 1953); letter to Mr. George Carmack, Editor of the Houston Press concerning Texas Historical Markers (September 13, 1953); a copy of a letter from George W. Winningham to A. Garland Adair from June 26, 1961 (undated)
Folder 5: Andrew Forest Muir Correspondence, 1950 October 31-1959 February 27Add to your cart.
Eight letters from Andrew Forest Muir to Mae Wynne McFarland
Folder 6: Houston Wade Correspondence, 1915 August 30-1947, May 10; undatedAdd to your cart.
Letters from Houston Wade to McFarland; handwritten notes from newspaper articles concerning the Dick Dowlings Statue
Folder 7: Handwritten Address book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Addresses written on lined notebook paper
Folder 8: Episcopal Church Correspondence, 1953 April 25-1954 April 25; undatedAdd to your cart.
Letters from Trinity Episcopal Church; program from Trinity Episcopal Church
Folder 9: Confederate Woman's Home of Austin, 1903 March 26-1949 August 30Add to your cart.
Letters concerning the Confederate Woman's Home of Austin
Folder 10: Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1953 December 22Add to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church
Folder 11: Americans by Choice Club, 1959 August 28Add to your cart.
Letter from the Americans by Choice Club concerning New Citizens Day and Constitution Day
Folder 12: Letter from Adair, 1960 May 1Add to your cart.
A letter from "Adair" requesting further information to his family tree.
Folder 13: Poems, 1938 November 3-1956 February 9Add to your cart.
Contains poems written or collected by McFarland, some with attached correspondence
Folder 14: Newspapers, 1888 May 10-1889 August 15Add to your cart.
Trinity County Index; Huntsville Item.  Located in oversize box.
Folder 15: Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographs of two soldier statues
Folder 16: Information on Items of Value, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains two pamphlets and a newspaper article about the value of particular items
Folder 17: Addresses, undatedAdd to your cart.
Addresses of Mrs. Alice Welch and Doris Ulrich
Folder 18: The Valiant, undatedAdd to your cart.
Paper cover to "the Valiant" by Sigman Byrd and John Sutherland, with handwritten notes on the inside
Folder 19: McFarland Colonial Home, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains a notebook with ideas for a colonial home; contains magazine pages with items intended for the home
Folder 20: Welborn-Wilburn History-Genealogy Correspondence, 1907 March 24-1954 February 23; undatedAdd to your cart.
Letter from Bettie Bowers concerning Wilbourne and Gibbs family record (March 24 1907); Letter from J. D. Hanson concerning Wilbourne family records (September 4 1908); letter from Mrs. C. E. Denton concerning Wilbourn family records and chart (January 26 1935); Letter from H. C. Wilburn concerning Wilbourne/Wilburn family records (November 24 1953); Letter from Mrs. H. H. Hawley concerning Gibbs family record (February 23 1954); these contents were found within a makeshift pocket attached to the inside back cover of the "Welborn - Wilburn" book
Folder 21: Woodrow Wilson, Franklin K. Lane, Theodore Roosevelt on Americanism, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains a booklet titled "Woodrow Wilson, Franklin K. Lane, Theodore Roosevelt on Americanism" concerning the addresses by Wilson, Lane and Roosevelt.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Writings, 1933 November 9-1953 June 4; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains essays written and collected by Mae McFarland.
Folder 2A: Sheet Music, 1957 July-1960 January; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains sheet music such as "The Cowboy's dream" and "The Star Spangled Banner".
Folder 2B: The Cowboy's Dream, Will You Come to the Bow'r [ov], undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains multiple copies of music sheets for "The Cowboy's Dream" and "Will You Come to the Bow'r"
Folder 3A: Music Materials, 1920 January 24-1960 July 18; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains correspondence, newspaper articles, music sheets, and notes concerning songs and musicians.  Documents in oversize box.
Folder 3B: Houston Chronicle Clipping [ov], 1960 May 22Add to your cart.
Contains a newspaper clipping from the Houston Chronicle featuring articles "Greenery Brings New Look to Main Street", "Grace of God and American Credit Launched Texas Navy", "Off to the Fair in Wharton, Queen of the Caney Valley", and "Stirrings Appear as Theater, Music Season Approaches".
Folder 4: Poems and Songs, 1902 December 23-1959 November 21; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains a notebook with handwritten notes concerning poems and songs.  Also contains newspaper articles and correspondence.

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