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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

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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: Doswell Adams, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes on the Doswell Adams & Co. Mission merchants 1837 - 1838 ledger.
Folder 2: Gray's Diary, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notebook covering Peter W. Gray's diary on experience travelling from Virginia to Texas.  Also notes on John Andrews and James Doswell
Folder 3: Old Ship Account Book, 1856 January - JuneAdd to your cart.
An old ship account book, with instructions on journalizing
Folder 4: Texas Materials, 1953 March 15-1955 March 20; undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes, notebooks, and correspondence concerning men who resided in Texas prior to statehood, prayers, quotes, U. S. dollar bill
Folder 5: Texas Census Handwritten Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes from the Texas Census
Folder 6: Native Americans of East Texas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes concerning Native Americans in East Texas
Folder 7: Native Americans of East Texas Materials, 1933 May 8-1953 September 2Add to your cart.
Notes and correspondence concerning the Native Americans of East Texas
Folder 8: Montgomery County, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning Montgomery County
Folder 9: Montgomery County Consumer's Court, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning Montgomery County Consumer's Court
Folder 10: Political Texas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning the politics of Texas
Folder 11: San Jacinto Veteran Burial Sites, 1961; undatedAdd to your cart.
Notes and pamphlets with information on the locations of Veterans' burial sites in San Jacinto
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: C.S.A Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook with handwritten notes concerning C.S.A notes; also includes women who fought as men
Folder 2: Texas Materials, 1945 May 5; undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from newspapers, personal correspondence.  Includes information on the families of Holland, McKinney, Goddin
Folder 3: Texas Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes about Texas, including Buffalo Bayou, Galveston, and Huntsville
Folder 4: Texas Prison System, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typed notes on the history of Texas Prison system; handwritten draft for "The State Penitentiary" by Mae Samuella Wynne
Folder 5: C.S.A of Texas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes of the C.S.A of Texas; includes information on the Besser tombstone, Confederate Museum, and Old Waverly
Folder 6: Personal Reminisces of Mrs. Etta Anderson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Three copies of the personal reminisces of Mrs. Etta Anderson, written to her nephew Adair Murray
Folder 7: Captain James Gillaspie, undatedAdd to your cart.
Document honoring Captain James Gillaspie for his service in three wars fighting for Texas
Folder 8: J. Adair Murray, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two copies of the personal reminisces of J. Adair Murray
Folder 9: Diary of Doctor Belitha Powell, 1936Add to your cart.
Typed and bound copy of the diary of Doctor Belitha Powell
Folder 10: Texas Counties Census, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from the 1850 Texas counties census
Folder 11: Handwritten Newspaper Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from newspapers, including from the Texas Telegraph & Register, Texas Presbyterian Prospectus, Texas Banner, the Patriot, between 1836 and 1861
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John D. Andrew's Land Book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes in notebook from John D. Andrew's old land book; also contains notes concerning D.A.R, War of 1812, and list of silver
Folder 2: Texas Presbyterian, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from the Texas Presbyterian newspaper; includes other newspapers
Folder 3: Texas Presbyterian Excerpts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from the Texas Presbyterian newspaper excerpts; also contains information on William Carey Crane
Folder 4: Freedman's Bureau, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning the Freedman's Bureau and U. S. soldiers in Huntsville, Texas
Folder 5: First Texas Infantry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes on the First Texas Infantry
Folder 6: Early Texas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from newspapers from the mid 1800s about early Texas; some about the Western gold rush
Folder 7: C.S.A. Families, 1963 January 21;  undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning C.S.A. families; includes a listing of prisoners of war held in the Texas penitentiary during the Civil War; includes handwritten notes on the Spanish-American War
Folder 8: C.S.A. Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning the C.S.A.; includes information on graves and military prisoners
Folder 9: Road Patrols, 1931 April 14; undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten and typed notes from newspapers during the mid 1800s about road patrols; also from J. R. and E. E. Smither ledger
Folder 10: Hood's Brigade, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes and hand copied Civil War memoir
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Disease During the 1800s, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from newspapers during the 1800s, covering Yellow Fever and Whooping Cough
Folder 2: Development of Texas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes concerning Texas history
Folder 3: Materials on Sam Houston, 1934 October 26 - 1953 January 23; undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes and correspondence on Sam Houston; also contains a photograph and newspaper clippings
Folder 4: Sam Houston Family, 1940 October 11; undatedAdd to your cart.
Notes on the family of Sam Houston; includes correspondence and newspaper clippings
Folder 5: Texas Pension Lists, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from Texas pension lists
Folder 6: History of Texas Counties, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typed copies of information papers concerning the histories of Texas counties, from Anderson County to Washington County
Folder 7: Confederate Men of Texas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typed copies of information regarding Confederate men in Texas; includes handwritten notes
Folder 8: Civil War Letters, 1934 November 15-1936 October 6; undatedAdd to your cart.
Copies of civil war letters, from Charley Waters to family; includes other letters
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notes from Civil War Letters, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typed copies and notes on letters from the Civil War
Folder 2: Texas Navy, 1956 January 22-1957 July 22; undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and newspaper articles from the Houston Post concerning the Texas Navy; includes handwritten notes
Folder 3: Texas Counties, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes regarding Texas counties from Dewitt County to Wise County
Folder 4: Matagorda County, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains typed information on Matagorda County, such as Confederate veterans buried in Matagorda Cemetery
Folder 5: C. S. A. Notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten correspondence and notebook containing handwritten notes concerning the C. S. A. including about General Hood and his family
Folder 6: Early Texans, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes about early Texans and ancestry
Folder 7: C. S. A. Graves, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten list of the locations and other information regarding C. S. A. graves
Folder 8: Texas Monuments and Markers, 1931 March 10-1937 February 17; undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and handwritten notes concerning notable Texas monuments and markers from Austin to Fort Worth
Folder 9: Texas Monuments and Markers, 1957 March 22-1960 May 19; undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and handwritten notes concerning notable Texas monuments and markers; includes a Dedication of Insignia to Mrs. Mary Cherry Bryan
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Texas Veterans, 1952 October 7; undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and handwritten notes containing information about veterans of Texas
Folder 2: Veterans of Texas, 1952 August 29-1957 August 28; undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and handwritten notes containing information about veterans of Texas, including a list of some buried in Texas
Folder 3: The Sons of the Republic of Texas, 1930-1960Add to your cart.
Correspondence, rosters, and yearbooks of the Sons of the Republic of Texas
Folder 4: Texas Pioneers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes on early pioneers of Texas
Folder 5: Evolution of a State, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes from "Evolution of a State" by Noah Smithwick
Folder 6: Early Texas Pioneers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes of sources and clues about the life of early Texas pioneers
Folder 7: Texas Firsts, 1957Add to your cart.
Two copies of "Texas Firsts" by J. Howard West, both signed to Mr. and Mrs. I. B. McFarland
Folder 8: Old City Cemetery, 1929 October 9; undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes and excerpts concerning graves within Old City Cemetery of Houston, Texas
Folder 9: C. S. A. Hood's Brigade, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes on Hood's Brigade
Folder 10: Materials of Texas Families, 1940 January 23; undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and typed notes on the families of Texas, Alden through Ringer
Folder 11: Texas Families, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes on the Texas families of Hawkins, Burwell, Armistead, and Spotswood
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Texas Families, 1922 February 5-1932 October 3; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains correspondence, typed and handwritten notes concerning the families of Hunt, Austin, Bee, Bonham, Bowie, Vanzandt, Sam Houston, and Burleson.
Folder 2: Yankees in the Republic of Texas, 1952Add to your cart.
"Yankees in the Republic of Texas" by Arthur C. Burnett; also contains handwritten notes within the book
Folder 3A: Houston, Texas, 1935-1960; undatedAdd to your cart.
Notes and correspondence covering Houston, Texas; also contains copies of newspaper articles.
Folder 3B: Houston Post News clipping [ov], 1959 October 11Add to your cart.
Contains a page from the Houston Post featuring an article titled "A Man Who Was a Bookseller".
Folder 4: Historic Buildings, 1935 April 1; undatedAdd to your cart.
Materials concerning historic buildings within Texas, including a booklet titled "Minor and Major Mansions in Early Austin" by August Watkins Harris
Folder 5: "The Flyleaf" Quarterly, 1955 June-1956 AprilAdd to your cart.
"The Flyleaf" Quarterly by the Friends of the Fondren Library, Vol. V, No.5 and Vol. VI, No. 3
Folder 6: "100 Questions and Answers about Beauvoir Home", undatedAdd to your cart.
Booklet titled "100 Questions and Answers about Beauvoir Home" by W. A. Evans, M. D.
Folder 7A: Garden Club Materials, 1925-1957; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains correspondence, newspaper articles, and other various materials concerning the Garden Club.
Folder 7B: Garden Club Articles [ov], 1933 April 16; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains articles "Necessary Conservation and Republic of Texas Centennial Commendation" by Mrs. J. L. Mims and "Dolly Gann Laughs Off Precedence War" from the Dallas Morning News newspaper.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Gulf Coast Garden Center Magazine, 1939 January-1942 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Contains issues of the Garden Center Club Magazine, Vol III, No. VI, Vol. IV, No. VIII, and Vol. VII, No. 1
Folder 2: San Jacinto Centennial Executive Committee, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook contains handwritten notes covering the San Jacinto Centennial Executive Committee
Folder 3A: San Jacinto Museum of History Materials, 1953; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains greeting cards and brochures with information regarding the San Jacinto Museum of History.
Folder 3B: San Jacinto Monument Program [ov], undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains a program for the San Jacinto Monument.
Folder 4A: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1941-1958; undatedAdd to your cart.
Bulletins and materials from the San Jacinto Museum of History Association, highlighting important matters concerning the association.
Folder 4B: San Jacinto Museum Bulletin [ov], 1954 August 31Add to your cart.
Contains a bulletin from the San Jacinto Museum.
Folder 5: San Jacinto Museum of History Association Report, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Two copies of the San Jacinto Museum of History Report, highlighting important figures in San Jacinto's history
Folder 6: History and Disposition of Texas Public Domain, 1942Add to your cart.
"History of Disposition of Texas Public Domain" by Bascom Giles, Commissioner of the General Land Office
Folder 7: Historic Nacogdoches Texas, 1939Add to your cart.
Booklet titled "Historic Nacogdoches Texas" concerning the history of Nacogdoches
Folder 8: Texas Pictorial Handbook, 1957 JulyAdd to your cart.
Copy of the Texas Pictorial Handbook, featuring Louis Wiltz Kemp
Folder 9: Daughters of the American Colonists, 1937 May 14Add to your cart.
Texas Society Daughters of the American Colonists dedication and unveiling of the Memorial to the Texas Navy
Folder 10: The Rare Book Collections of the University of Texas Library, undatedAdd to your cart.
Booklet describing the appearance of the Rare Book Collection of the University of Texas Library, as well as the collections within
Folder 11: Texas Chapter in American Freedom, 1948Add to your cart.
Booklet titled "Texas Chapter in American Freedom" featuring "Some of the Historic Documents of our Texas Heritage" with a foreword by L. W. Kemp
Folder 12: Harris County Historical Society, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes on the Harris County Historical Society
Folder 13: Harris County Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains handwritten notes.  Also contains papers "Some Sugar Plantations of Texas" by Mary Magruder and "Some Living and Dead Towns of Harris County" by Mae McFarland.
Folder 14: Texas Associations and Foundations, 1950-1960; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains correspondence, booklets, brochures and other materials on the Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association, Harris County Historical Society, Texas State Historical Association, and Texas Historical Foundation.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diplomatic Affairs of the Republic of Texas 1806-1845, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes on the diplomatic affairs of the Republic of Texas from 1806 to 1845
Folder 2: Diplomatic Affairs of the Republic of Texas 1832-1844, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes on the diplomatic affairs of the Republic of Texas from 1832 to 1844
Folder 3: Diplomatic Relations of Early Texas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes on the diplomatic relations of early Texas
Folder 4: National Intelligencer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from articles from the National Intelligencer from the early 1800s
Folder 5: Mrs. John S. Hammon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typed note concerning Mrs. John S. Hammon's divorce
Folder 6: This Day in Texas - Photocopy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photocopies from "This Day in Texas" by Curtis Bishop
Folder 7: This Day in Texas, 1948Add to your cart.
Copy of "This Day in Texas" by Curtis Bishop, unbound, contains related newspaper clippings
Folder 8: Houston, A History and Guide, 1942Add to your cart.
Unbound copy of "Houston, A History and Guide" by unknown
Folder 9: Portraits of Texas Heroes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes and pictures of Texas Hero portraits pasted onto notebook paper
Folder 10: Alpaca, 1960Add to your cart.
"Alpaca" by H. L. Hunt, also contains a news article on H. L. Hunt
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Newspaper Articles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from articles from the Madisonian, Telegraph (in Washington, D.C.), and Southern Advocate (Huntsville, Alabama), from 1831 to 1844
Folder 2: The Democrat, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes from articles from the Democrat, a newspaper in Huntsville, Alabama
Folder 3: The Democrat 1835-1836, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes from articles dating from 1835 to 1836, published in the Democrat
Folder 4: The Huntsville Advocate, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from articles from the Huntsville Advocate, a newspaper in Huntsville, Alabama
Folder 5: The Southern Advocate, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes from articles dating from the early to mid 1800s, published in the Southern Advocate
Folder 6: Goose Creek Church, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes about Goose Creek Church in Charleston, South Carolina
Folder 7: Annual Register 1779, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from the Annual Register of 1779, Chapter 1, P1
Folder 8: Arkansas Newspapers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from articles from the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas True Democrat, from the early to mid 1800s
Folder 9: The Madisonian, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from articles from the Madisonian, from 1843 to 1845
Folder 10: The Madisonian 1830s-1840s, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten notes from articles from the Madisonian, from the 1830s to the 1840s
Folder 11: The National Intelligencer 1790s-1810s, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notebook containing handwritten notes from articles from the National Intelligencer, published between 1790 into the 1810s.

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