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

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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: Handwritten Notes from Alexander McDonald Papers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes about Huntsville from the Alexander McDonald papers
Folder 2: Walker County Marriage and Death Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes about marriage and death records within Walker County, Texas, as well as notes from the account books of Doswell and Adams, War of 1812
Folder 3: Huntsville and Surrounding Area Handwritten Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning Andrew Female College, Trinity Coal Mining Company, Knights of the Golden Circle.  Previous contents list included.
Folder 4: Walker County Families Handwritten Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains handwritten notes and correspondence on families in Walker County such as Abercrombie, Ball, Eastham, MacDonald; letters from James MacDonald about war and his death in camp.
Folder 5: Research Materials of Families Within Walker County, 1933 - 1956; undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes Walker County Surveys; notes on old families of Walker County; and personal correspondence
Folder 6: Research Notes for History of Huntsville and Walker County, 1936 June 23; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains correspondence (June 23 1936); notes for and draft of McFarland's book "History of Huntsville and Walker County"
Folder 7: Cincinnati, Texas Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains handwritten notes for a potential book titled "Cincinnati Walker County, Texas And the People Connected With It" by McFarland
Folder 8: Cincinnati, Texas Materials, 1845 May 31; undatedAdd to your cart.
Olive Branch Lodge No. 26 petition with attached correspondence (May 31 1845); inventory; old fashioned recipes; Kelly Diary
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Huntsville CSA Handwritten Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning C.S.A of Huntsville; Yellow Fever and Mason Lodge notes
Folder 2: Handwritten Notes on Huntsville, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning the history of  Huntsville schools, early Texas & the Jones Family
Folder 3: Letter to President Andrew Jackson Copy, 1959 September 1Add to your cart.
Copy of a letter to President Andrew Jackson from M. C. Rogers from September 25 1865
Folder 4: Austin College Building of SHSTC, 1939 May 19; undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and handwritten notes concerning Austin College Building of Sam Houston State Teachers College
Folder 5: Walker County Marriages, 1935 December 11-1955 August 15; undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes handwritten notes and correspondence concerning Sam Houston and First Methodist Church
Folder 6: Correspondence Concerning Huntsville, 1940 January 29; undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence concerning a summary of the Brief of Huntsville, Texas and SHSTC
Folder 7: Huntsville History Notes, 1934 December 7-1953 December 15; undatedAdd to your cart.
Notes on Huntsville, Texas including information on the opening of Sam Houston State Normal Institute; personal correspondence
Folder 8: 1850 Walker County Census, 1951 April; undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from the 1850 Walker County Census
Folder 9: 1870 Walker County Huntsville & Index Census U.S., 1954 June 14; undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and handwritten notes concerning the 1870 Walker County Huntsville and Index Census
Folder 10: 1870 Walker County Precincts 1, 2, & 3 Census Book 1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning the 1870 Walker County Precincts 1, 2, and 3 from Census Book 1
Folder 11: 1870 Walker County Precincts 4 & 5 U.S. Census, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning the 1870 Walker County Precincts 4 and 5 from Census Book 2
Folder 12: Walker County 1860 - 1870 Census, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from the 1860 and 1870 Walker County census
Folder 13: Handwritten Notes from Newspapers 1842 - 1876, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes handwritten notes from the Patriot, Huntsville Item, Houston Chronicle; some concerning Gibbs Brothers
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Huntsville History Notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning Huntsville, Texas history and articles from newspapers Texas Presbyterian and Huntsville Academy, loose pages within notebook
Folder 2: Walker County Newspaper Notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook and loose note pages concerning Walker County news
Folder 3: Huntsville Item Newspaper Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from the Huntsville Item and Texas Banner, circa mid 1800s
Folder 4: Old Waverly Notes, 1955 December 1Add to your cart.
Contains correspondence and notes on Old Waverly.  Notes include copies of letters throughout the 1860s
Folder 5: Walker County Newspaper Excerpts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two notebooks fastened together, contains handwritten notes from Walker County newspapers, such as Texas Banner, Huntsville Item, Huntsville Recorder from the mid to late 1800s
Folder 6: Walker County Cattle Brands, undatedAdd to your cart.
Book containing Walker County cattle brands, mid 1800s to mid 1900s
Folder 7: Walker County Patrol Companies and Commissioners Courts Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing notes on Walker County Patrol companies and Commissioners Courts records from 1849 to 1861
Folder 8: Huntsville Civil War Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Personal notes on who and what to research from the Civil War regarding Huntsville
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Texas Counties Mail Routes and Travel, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notes from the Conroe Commissioners Court Book from the early to mid 1800s concerning Texas Mail routes and travel routes; information on Cincinnati, Montgomery, Galveston and Liberty
Folder 2: Walker County Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes handwritten notes concerning Yellow Fever in Cincinnati, C.S.A letters, experiences of war
Folder 3: Handwritten Notes of Walker County Deeds and Patents, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes notes on Walker County Deeds and Patents concerning people such as Sam Houston and his family.
Folder 4: Huntsville Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten research notes about Huntsville pulled from articles and advertisements from the 1800s
Folder 5: Handwritten Notes on Walker County Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning Freedmen's Bureau, abandoned lands, and Yellow Fever in Huntsville
Folder 6: African Americans in Walker County, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning African Americans within Walker County, including mention of a literary society from the 1870s
Folder 7: Austin College, 1934 June 26; undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes and correspondence about Austin College and Freedman's Bureau
Folder 8: Austin College Historical Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing information on the history of Austin College
Folder 9: Austin College Materials 1849 to 1859, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes containing information on Austin College, including notes on past Presidents.  Possibly between 1849 and 1859
Folder 10: Austin College Materials 1851 to 1892, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes containing information on Austin College, including business, personal and trustees between 1851 and 1892
Folder 11: Schools in Huntsville, Texas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes covering schools in Huntsville, Texas during the 1800s
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Prisons in Huntsville, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning the history of Huntsville prisons such as the Goree Unit and the Huntsville Unit
Folder 2: Walker County Churches, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning the churches within Walker County, Texas
Folder 3: Oakwood Cemetery, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notes covering Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas
Folder 4: Oakwood and Ebenezer Cemeteries, 1957-1958; undatedAdd to your cart.
Notes concerning the graves within Oakwood and Ebenezer cemetery; includes a newspaper article (1958); includes Mary Martin Elmore Scott Chapter (1957)
Folder 5: Oakwood and Ebenezer Cemeteries Continued, undatedAdd to your cart.
Additional information covering the Oakwood and Ebenezer cemeteries
Folder 6: Oakwood Section 1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typed listing on Section 1 within Oakwood Cemetery
Folder 7: Jeff Hamilton Materials, 1935 March 12-1938 October 29; undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and handwritten notes concerning Jeff Hamilton
Folder 8A: Materials on Walker County Veterans, 1930 September 27-1956 October 10; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains faded photographs, newspaper clippings, photocopies.
Folder 8B: The Berry Family News clipping [ov], 1950 June 16Add to your cart.
Contains a newspaper clipping from the Williamson County Sun, featuring an article dedicated to the Berry Family.
Folder 9: Annual Register of 1777, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes from the Annual Register of 1777, notes on the Blake and Durst families.
Folder 10: Huntsville, Texas Telephone Directory, 1945, 1954Add to your cart.
Two copies of the Huntsville, Texas telephone directory

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