Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

William A. Kirkland Collection MSS.0162



Descriptive Summary

Creator Kirkland, William A.
Title: William A. Kirkland Collection
Dates: 1796-1938
Identification: MSS.0162
Quantity: 4.5 Linear feet, 4 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

William A. Kirland served as president and later chairman of First National Bank of Houston from 1955 to 1963. His maternal great-grandfather, B. A. Shepherd, founded the bank in 1866. Kirkland chronicled the history in the book Old Bank, New Bank: The First National Bank of Houston, 1866-1956.


Scope and Contents

Most of the documents in this collection relate to the Shepherd and A. P. Root families as well as Kirkland's research into the history of First National Bank. It also contains correspondence between Kirkland and his immediate family.


 

Arrangement

Box 1 contains correspondence, clippings and legal documents of Mr. Kirkland. Box 2 contains photographs. Box 3 contains the research materials of Mr. Kirkland with an emphasis on the history of Houston organizations, First National Bank and the Shepherd family. Box 4 contains the [copied] personal papers of members of the Shepherd and Root families.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Photographs for use with archivist's permission only.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the William A. Kirkland Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

First National Bank (Houston, Tex.)
Houston Sports Association, Inc.
Kirkland, Barbara
Kirkland, William A.
Root, A. P.
Root, Laura
Shadyside Tennis Club
Shepherd family (Houston, Tex.)
Shepherd, Benjamin A.
Washington Cemetery (Houston, Tex.)
Bankers--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William A. Kirkland Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by William A. Kirkland, 1972.

Processing Information

Processed by Suzanne Summers, 1990.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence: from Kirkland family, primarily Barbara Kirkland, William A. Kirkland's daughter



 
Box Folder
1 2 Newspaper clippings



 
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1 3 Biographical information on B.A. Shepherd family and transcriptions of B.A. Shepherd's correspondence



 
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1 4 Will: John Shepherd, 1796 [copy]



 
Box Folder
1 5 Legal documents



 
Box Folder
1 6 Legal documents



 
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2 1 Photographs



 
Box Folder
3 1 Notes: Houston banks



 
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3 2 Notes: Misc.



 
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3 3 Houston Sports Association



 
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3 4 Shadyside Tennis Club History



 
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3 5 Washington Cemetery History



 
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3 6 Correspondence, Certificate of Appreciation: concerning William A. Kirkland



 
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3 7 Correspondence, Papers: Kirkland family



 
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3 8 Receipt: [for] artwork purchased by William A. Kirkland



 
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3 9 S. M. Swenson



 
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3 10 Miscellaneous notes



 
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3 11 John T. Scott



 
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3 12 First National Bank: Employee Operating Manual



 
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3 13 First National Bank: Building Site



 
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3 14 First National Bank: Profit Agreement, 1938



 
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3 15 First National Bank: Miscellaneous



 
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3 16 William A. Kirkland "Appraising the Quality of Bank Management"



 
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3 17 Yount-Lee Oil Company



 
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3 18 Manuscript: "Old Bank, New Bank"



 
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3 19 Shepherd Family Genealogy



 
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3 20 "B. A. Shepherd: The Transplanted Virginian"



 
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3 21 S.J. Shepherd "A Record of My Recollections" 1939



 
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3 22 Recollections of B.A. Shepherd



 
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4 1 Correspondence-B.A. Shepherd to family 1836 [copies]



 
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4 2 Correspondence-B.A. Shepherd to family 1836, 1838 [copies]



 
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4 3 Correspondence-B.A. Shepherd to family 1836 [copies]



 
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4 4 Shepherd family correspondence



 
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4 5 Shepherd family genealogy



 
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4 6 Estate of Laura V. Root



 
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4 7 Laura Root-Correspondence and misc.



 
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4 8 A.P. Root-Land transactions and misc.



 
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4 9 A.P. Root-Receipts



 
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4 10 A.P. Root-Memorials



 
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4 11 Stock certificates-A.P. Root and L.S. Root