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John A. Milroy Collection and the McKinney Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator Milroy, John A.
Title John A. Milroy Collection and the McKinney Papers
Inclusive Dates 1877-1978
Bulk Dates 1890-1942
Identifier MSS.0169
Extent 42.0 Linear feet: including 21 record storage boxes, 2 document boxes, 6 small boxes, 1 flat box, 20 volumes and maps
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note on Milroy Family

The Houston Heights was created in 1891 by O. M. Carter, soon thereafter founder of the Omaha and South Texas Land Company. Within two years, residences and businesses were being constructed in the area. Carter had a business acquaintance with a real estate agent in the Pacific Northwest, and in 1893 he convinced John A. Milroy to move to Houston and help operate the real estate in the new city of Houston Heights.

John Milroy moved with his family to 1102 Heights Boulevard, sometime between 1896 and 1898, into a home originally built for H. F. MacGregor. He and his wife, Nellie, had three children: Margaret Adair Milroy, William Hamilton Milroy, and Helen Douglas Milroy. Margaret Milroy Crites, after her marriage, moved to Hawaii; W. Hamilton Milroy moved to New England, where the family had some roots; Helen Milroy was the only one to remain in Houston her entire life. John Milroy was the second Mayor of Houston Heights, reelected seven times. He served as superintendent of the Houston Heights Real Estate Office before opening his own real estate company in 1917. He was also active in social affairs; he served with C. A. McKinney on the board of the Harvard School and took part in local religious activities. John A. Milroy died on August 9, 1918, and his daughter Helen took over the business. Never marrying, she occasionally took in lodgers, but spent much of her time with her good friend Kate Bacon McKinney.

Near the end of her life, Helen Milroy resided in St. Anthony's Catholic nursing home, always hoping to be able to live out her days at her beloved home on Heights Boulevard. She died in 1979.


Biographical Note on McKinney Family

Charles A. McKinney was born in 1855 and moved to Princeton, Illinois, where he found work with the Illinois Masonic Insurance Company. Kate Bacon was born in Princeton, Ill., to early settlers of the region. After her 1871 graduation from Princeton High School, she taught for a few years and then was married to C. A. McKinney in 1878. After finding work with O. M. Carter's American Loan and Trust Company of Omaha (later Omaha and South Texas Land Company), the McKinneys came to Houston with her widowed mother, Mrs. Cynthia A. Bacon. They moved to their home at 1630 Heights Blvd. in 1893. Miss Ella McKinney, Mr. McKinney's sister, also lived with the family for some time before her death in 1934.

Kate’s uncle made a will whose slightly uncertain wording led to a legal case, Bacon et al v. Nichols et al, with some later import as precedent. There is a good deal of correspondence about the progress of the case in Box 28, Folder 4.

Mrs. McKinney was president of the Houston Heights Literary Club (later folded into the Heights Woman's Club) and appears to have given many lectures for the Ladies’ Reading Club, and her speeches on historical and literary subjects are often written on the back of South Texas National Bank papers. She was involved with other local organizations and regularly spoke to children’s Sunday School classes. (Some of these papers may have belonged to her sister-in-law, Miss Ella McKinney, who was involved in the same organizations.) Although they had no children of their own, the McKinneys devoted much of their time to children, both teaching Sunday School (Mr. McKinney was the superintendent of the Union Sunday School) and being active in local grade schools. After her husband’s death in 1921, Mrs. McKinney appears to have taken over his position at the Bank, to some extent; as his executrix, she became the holder of notes on many houses, and her status as active manager of the loans is indicated by the large volume of her correspondence about properties, requests for new loans, and bills for property upkeep. Even before Mr. McKinney’s death in 1943, both Miss Ella and Mrs. Kate McKinney, as also Miss Helen and Mrs. Nellie Milroy, were involved with real estate loans from the time the Houston Heights was founded.


 

Arrangement

The Milroy Collection was removed from various filing cabinets in the order in which the papers had been placed by Miss Helen Milroy. It was generally clear where one set of papers ended and another began. There were five discrete sets of property files, one of which (the contents of Box 21) contained property records created and held by John A. Milroy prior to 1918. The other four sets (boxes 19 and 20) were not in any internal order, and have been arranged by location (generally lot and block number).
The papers not relating to specific property locations were in labeled envelopes or folders. With the exception of one small folder labeled as miscellaneous items to be filed, which have been filed with like items, Miss Milroy's original filing order has been maintained.
The McKinney papers were discovered and donated at a later period by Mr. Bies. They were not in order, and have been organized by subject as deemed most suitable for research.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the John A. Milroy Collection and the McKinney Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

South Texas National Bank.
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs
Carter, Oscar Martin
McKinney, Charles A.
Ladies' Reading Club (Houston, Tex.)
Houston Heights Woman's Club.
Milroy, John A.
McKinney, Kate Bacon
Milroy, Helen Douglas
Real estate development--Texas--Houston
Real estate investment--Texas--Houston
Houston Heights (Houston, Tex.)--History
Real estate agents--Texas--Houston
Houston Heights (Houston, Tex.)

Related Material

MSS 0229, Houston Heights Collection.

RG E 040, Houston Heights Women's Club Collection.

SC 1134, History of the Heights.

OH 373 is an interview with Alan Bies about the purchase and renovation of the Milroy house and contains information about the Milroy family.


Administrative Information

Custodial History Note

The John A. Milroy Collection came from the Milroy House at the corner of Heights Boulevard and 11th Street. The papers had been preserved by Miss Helen Milroy until her death. Alan Bies donated them to the Houston Metropolitan Research Center after he purchased the house and began to restore it.

Preferred Citation

John A. Milroy Collection and the McKinney Papers. MSS 169. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Marguerite Radhakrishnan, 2009.


 A Note on Finding Properties in the Collection 

To find information on a specific location in Houston Heights, it is first necessary to find the lot and block number. This can be done either by looking up the address through the Harris County Appraisal District or by looking at one of the detailed maps of the Heights and guessing the approximate location along the street. There was a replat of Houston Heights during its early years, and comparison of old block numbers can be made with new block numbers by means of the large "Houston Heights, Harris County, Texas, Owned by the Omaha & South Texas Land Co." map c. 1895 (original plat) and the promotional Houston Heights brochures (replat).


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Real Estate and Account Books

Box Folder
1 1 Helen D. Milroy: Record of Household Furnishings, 1102 Heights Blvd.
2 General record of all Milroy and McKinney loans.
3 Record Book.
4 Record of Loans, Investments, and Sales.
5 Record Book. Pre-1900.
6 Record Book. 1917-1920
7 Record book (Estate Expense Book). 1931-1932
8 Record Book. Mid 1930s.
9 Record Book. Late 1930s.
10 Record of Acknowledgments. 1918-1922
11 Acknowledgment Records. 1922-1929
12 Acknowledgment Record. 1929-1946
13 Income Taxes. 1919.
14 Income Taxes. 1920.
15 Income Taxes. 1921.
16 Income Taxes. 1922.
Volume
1 Income Tax Book. 1923-1932
Volume
2 Expense Book. 1932-1936
Volume
3 Expense Book. 1936-1939
Volume
4 Expense Book. 1939-1942
Volume
5 Expense Book. 1942-1949
Volume
6 Old Accounts. 1917-1923
Volume
7 Record of Acknowledgments. 1895-1900
Volume
8 Record of Acknowledgments. 1900-1903
Volume
9 Record of Acknowledgments. 1903-1906
Volume
10 Record of Acknowledgments. 1906-1909
Volume
11 Record of Acknowledgments. 1909-1913
Volume
12 Record of Acknowledgments. 1913-1918
Volume
13 Cash Ledger No. 2. 1922-1926
Volume
14 Cash Ledger No. 3. 1926-1930
Volume
15 Cash Ledger No. 4. 1930-1933
Volume
16 Cash Ledger No. 5. 1933-1937
Volume
17 Cash Ledger No. 6. 1937-1939
Volume
18 Cash Book No. 7. 1939-1941
Volume
19 Cash Book No. 8. 1941-1944
Volume
20 Cash Book No. 9. 1944-1958
Box Book
2 1 Cash Ledger No. 1. 1917-1922
2 Cash Book No. 10. 1958-1971
3 Accounts Closed. 1938-1943
4 Accounts. 1934-1945
5 Accounts. 1933-1948



 

Series 2: Helen D. Milroy and Milroy family finances

Boxes
3-8 Helen D. Milroy Check Stubs.
Box Folder
9 1 Helen D. Milroy trust account ledger. 1969.
2 Helen D. Milroy trust account statements. 1974.
3 Leaflet advertising Milroy Place.
4 Invoices for work on Cadillac.
5 Bills for painting and repairs at 1102 Heights Blvd.
6 Helen D. Milroy correspondence, including v-mail letters.
7 Helen D. Milroy Southern Pacific travel information.
8 Check Stubs. Nov. 1917 - 5/4/1921.
9 Check Stubs. Nov. 1917 - 5/4/1921.
10 Check Stubs. 1923-1930
11 Check Stubs. 1923-1930
12 Check Stubs. 1927-1933
13 Check Stubs. 1927-1933
14 Check Stubs. 5-1-33 to 2-29-40.
15 Check Stubs. 5-1-33 to 2-29-40.
Box Folder
10 1 Helen D. Milroy Diaries. 1935-1939
2 Helen D. Milroy Diaries. 1940-1942
3 Helen D. Milroy Diaries. 1943-1946
4 Helen D. Milroy Diaries. 1947-1950
5 Helen D. Milroy Diaries. 1951-1954
6 Helen D. Milroy Diaries. 1955-1958
7 Helen D. Milroy Diaries. 1959-1962
8 Helen D. Milroy Diaries. 1963-1966
9 Helen D. Milroy Diaries. 1967-1971
10 Helen D. Milroy Diaries. 1972-1975
11 Helen D. Milroy address book.
12 Nellie Hamilton (later Milroy) Diary. 1877-1881
13 Milroy Family Bible pages.
Box Folder
11 1 Current Forms for use (contains information on Blocks 11, 13, 18, 20, 22, 25, 32, 34, 37-38, 56, 68, 73, 82, 88, 107, 130, 150, 158, 175, 182-183, 205, 211, 241, 247, 264, 266, 274, 278, 288, and 323, Houston Heights).
2 Current Forms for use (contains petition about paving 11th St. in Houston Heights and blank and sample real estate forms).
3 Real Estate Forms (largely blank, some annotated).
4 Misc. property materials (mainly duplicate copies; contains information on Blocks 10-14, 20, 25, 28, 42, 44, 56, 107, 120, 127, 129-131, 135, 138, 149, 163-164, 202-203, 205, 211, 223, 230, 236, 266, 276-277, 288, 312, and 327, Houston Heights, and other properties).
5 Phone Co. Deal: Lots 26 to 28, Block 120, Houston Heights.
6 Taxes.
7 Income tax Returns: Nellie H. Milroy, Helen D. Milroy, John A. Milroy.
8 Nellie H. Milroy Estate Papers.
9 Nellie H. Milroy Estate: Will, Probate, Inventory.
10 Correspondence, Assets of Anna M. Milroy, Some Ella S. McKinney Statements, Some George E. Milroy, and Misc.
11 Anna M. Milroy Estate File.
12 Ledger Sheets; Helen D. Milroy Record of Stocks & Bonds.
13 Copy of Day Book. 1954 to Jan. 1957.
14 Correspondence with W. Hamilton Milroy.
15 Jno. (John) A Milroy Record.
16 Sales Slips. 1917-1950
Box Folder
12 1 John A. Milroy Taxes.
2 Helen D. Milroy - American Red Cross volunteer materials.
3 Helen D. Milroy - Misc. Correspondence.
4 Manuscript rule book for "Madoc Secret Society" of Houston (Hamilton Milroy, member). 1911-1913
5 Estate of Wm. Hamilton (father-in-law of John Milroy).
6 Helen Adair Crites Checks & Correspondence. 1941.
7 Margaret Milroy - several handwritten notebooks and other items, possibly from her time at Smith.
8 Margaret Milroy (correspondence and ephemera).
9 Margaret Milroy (correspondence and Seattle property information).
10 Margaret Milroy (correspondence, postcards, and Seattle property information).
11 Margaret Milroy Crites - Correspondence and statements prior to 1931 and through 1939.
12 Crites (letters from Margaret Milroy Crites; includes letters from Hawaii in December, 1941). 1940-1943
13 Margaret Milroy Crites (correspondence). 1944-1947
14 Margaret M. Crites - Record of Collections on Notes & Conts.
Box Folder
13 1 Margaret Milroy Crites correspondence, statements, receipts for office furniture and watch. 1948-1952
2 Sale of Milroy office furniture - Crites family.
3 Helen D. Milroy - Correspondence.
4 Misc. financial - includes some estate material.
5 Information on donations to CARE - European Relief.
6 CARE Correspondence with Crane family, England.
7 Helen D. Milroy notary certificates.
8 Check Stubs (HDM). 1921-1923
9 Helen D. Milroy Income Tax. 1938-1949
10 City, State, and County Tax Receipts for Milroys and McKinneys. 1913-1919
11 City, State, and County Tax Receipts for Milroys and McKinneys. 1920-1926
12 George Milroy correspondence and estate.
13 Carter Mining Company (run by O. M. Carter and subsequently his son, Carroll M. Carter), and Ashland Mining Company.
14 W. Hamilton Milroy Record of Collections on Notes & Contracts.
15 Stock Transactions - Helen Milroy with Harris, Upham & Co. 1954-1959
16 Stock Transactions - Helen Milroy with Harris, Upham & Co. 1960-1968
17 HDM Income Tax. 1954-1960
18 HDM Income Tax. 1961-1968
Box Folder
14 1 Nellie H. Milroy Estate Record.
2 Nellie H. Milroy Estate Record.
3 Nellie H. Milroy Estate.
4 Misc. File - family documents and information.
5 Stock Transactions. 1946-1949
6 Stock Transactions. 1950-1953
7 O. M. Carter financial reports.
8 Blank real estate forms.
9 George Cohan's Musical Frivolity: The American Idea (sheet music).
10 Typed play fragment, "As You Won't," labeled Milroy N. Stewart.
11 Assorted newspaper and magazine clippings.
12 Correspondence with Sister Agatha about Heights history book.
Box Folder
15 1 W. Hamilton Milroy Property (inc. 1102 Heights Blvd.). 7-1-31 to 4-28-48.
2 W. Hamilton Milroy Misc and withdrawals.
3 W. Hamilton Milroy Statements and Income Tax (incl. office furniture).
4 W. Hamilton Milroy in Re Carter Mine
5 W. Hamilton Milroy Accounts.
6 Margaret Milroy Crites Accounts.
7 Nellie H. Milroy Estate Accounts.
8 Nellie H. Milroy Estate Accounts.
9 Insurance for Nellie H. and Helen D. Milroy automobiles.
Ledger.
Ledger.
Ledger.



 

Series 3: Correspondence (mainly about property, often requesting payment of mortgage in arrears, but also including other business correspondence).

Box Item
16 1 Wooden box with attached file of correspondence, by name. 1917-1919
2 Wooden box with attached file of correspondence, by name. 1921-1923
Box Item
17 1 Wooden box with attached file of correspondence, by name. 1924.
Box Folder
18 1 A. Contains Blocks 10, 11, 15, 23, 30, 43, 132, 168, 278, and 287, Houston Heights.
2 B. Contains Blocks 10, 13, 19, 44, 50, 67, 97-8, 104, 119, 138-9, 149, 151, 156, 158, 179, 205, 207, 211, 215, 246-7, 266, 275, 277, 288, and 324, Houston Heights.
3 C. Contains Blocks 10, 13, 19, 23, 25, 79-81, 97, 107, 139, 149, 186-7, 204, 211, 236, 277, 291, 293, and 323, Houston Heights.
4 D. Contains Blocks 17, 20, 28, 41, 44, 135-6, 145, 200-1, 203, 206, 217, 323, and 328, Houston Heights.
5 E. Contains Blocks 13, 20, 25, 124, 203, and 214, Houston Heights.
6 F. Contains Blocks 1, 19, 22, 256, 258, 279, 327
7 G. Contains Blocks 81, 86, 90, 127, 145, 161, 186, 205 (1117 Tulane), and 208, Houston Heights.
8 H. Contains Blocks 13, 20, 25, 28, 44, 57, 70, 82, 88, 90, 106-7, 135, 146, 149, 163, 177, 200, 208, 274, 278, 293, and 323, Houston Heights.
9 I. Contains correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service.
10 J. Contains Blocks 25, 44, 94, 135, 202-4, 213, 266, and 333, Houston Heights.
11 K. Contains Blocks 11-12, 24, 88, 106, 117, 131, 175, 178, and 293, Houston Heights.
12 L. Contains Blocks 26, 55, 149, 161, 163, 184, 187, 194, 277, 323, and 328, Houston Heights.
13 M. Contains Blocks 19, 93, 113, 182-3, 190, 216, 265, 281, and 327, Houston Heights.
14 Mc. Contains Blocks 55, 116, 151, 211, 215 (Lots 21-22), 220, and 236, Houston Heights.
15 N. Contains Blocks 25, 56, 81-2, 150-1, and 229, Houston Heights.
16 O. Contains Blocks 24, 44, 81, 162, 246, 288, 326, and 328, Houston Heights.
17 P. Contains Blocks 9-10, 18, 38, 42, 79, 123, 132, 137, 178, 258, 288, and 312, Houston Heights.
18 Q-R. Contains Blocks 14-15, 44, 56, 74, 85, 90, 93, 120, 178, 187, 189, 236, 241, and 291, Houston Heights.
19 S. Contains Blocks 10-11, 17, 19, 32, 34, 68, 73, 81, 88, 97-8, 107, 130, 149, 203, 266, 277, and 281, Houston Heights.
20 T. Contains Blocks 11, 14, 18-19, 55, 82, and 135, Houston Heights.
21 U-V. Contains Blocks 13 and 237, Houston Heights, and insurance information.
22 W. Contains Blocks 11, 34, 46, 52, 75, 82, 138, 145, 149, 181, 214-5, 246, 265, 274, and 333, Houston Heights.
23 Misc. correspondence.



 

Series 4: Property.

General note
Each time the property list starts over at the beginning, it marks the beginning of a separately-filed section.
Box Folder
19 1 Lots 8-10, Block 10, and Lots 10-11, Block 103, Houston Heights.
2 Lots 8-11, Block 103, Houston Heights.
3 Lots 38-40, Block 132, Houston Heights.
4 Lots 4-6, Block 168, Houston Heights.
5 Lots 1-2, Block 184, Houston Heights.
6 Lots 9-10, Block 203, Houston Heights.
7 Sunset Heights, Fairhaven, Norhill property papers.
8 C. L. Sumbardo's Subdivision (Quimby's Addition) property papers.
9 Misc. non-Heights property papers.
10 Lots 5-8, 21-22, 34-35, Block 11, Houston Heights.
11 Lots 24-25, Block 13, Houston Heights.
12 Lots 8-12, Block 16, Houston Heights.
13 Lots 5-6, Block 19, Houston Heights.
14 Lots 27-31, Block 22, Houston Heights.
15 Lots 37-39, Block 24, Houston Heights.
16 Lots 1-2, Block 25, Houston Heights.
17 Lots 13-14, Block 28, Houston Heights.
18 Lots 7-9, 20-21, Block 37, Houston Heights.
19 Lots 25-26, Block 38, Houston Heights.
20 Lots 30-31, 36-37, Block 41, Houston Heights.
21 Lots 14-15, Block 42, Houston Heights.
22 All of Block 43, Houston Heights.
23 Lots 22-23, Block 55, Houston Heights.
24 Lots 35-36, Block 57, Houston Heights.
25 Lots 5-8, Block 65, Houston Heights.
26 Lots 14-15, Block 68, Houston Heights.
27 Lot 20, Block 70, Houston Heights.
28 Lots 19-21, Block 73, Houston Heights.
29 Lots 4-6, Block 75, Houston Heights.
30 Lots 5-6, Block 81, Houston Heights.
31 Lots 15-17, 22-25, Block 90, Houston Heights.
32 Lots 22-24, Block 93, Houston Heights.
33 Lots 40-41, Block 98, Houston Heights.
34 Lots 8-11, Block 103, Houston Heights.
35 Lot 22, Block 105, Houston Heights.
36 Lot 22, 25-26, Block 107, Houston Heights.
37 Lot 14-15, Block 117, Houston Heights.
38 Lots 11-12, 42-44, Block 119, Houston Heights.
39 Lots 28-29, Block 130, Houston Heights.
40 Lots 16-17, Block 131, Houston Heights.
41 Lots 32-37, Block 132, Houston Heights.
42 Lots 11-12, Block 135, Houston Heights.
43 Lots 11-12, Block 137, Houston Heights.
44 Lots 25-26, Block 145, Houston Heights.
45 Lots 11-12, Block 147, Houston Heights.
46 Lots 4-5, Block 149, Houston Heights.
47 Lots 25-26, Block 151, Houston Heights.
48 Lot 10, Block 161, Houston Heights.
49 Lot 23, Block 168, Houston Heights.
50 Lot 10, Block 172, Houston Heights.
51 Lots 11-12, Block 173, Houston Heights.
52 Lots 34-36, Block 175, Houston Heights.
53 Lots 1-2, 34-36, Block 184, Houston Heights.
54 Lot 20, Block 186, Houston Heights.
55 Lots 4-8, Block 192, Houston Heights.
56 Lot 7, Block 196, Houston Heights.
57 Lots 2-4, 9-10, 13-14, Block 201, Houston Heights.
58 Lots 1-3, 27-29, Block 203, Houston Heights.
59 Lots 23-24, 26-27, Block 204, Houston Heights.
60 Lots 8-9, Block 205, Houston Heights.
61 Lots 9, 29-30, Block 211, Houston Heights.
62 Lots 35-36, Block 214, Houston Heights.
63 Lots 15, 17-18, 22, Block 215, Houston Heights.
64 Lots 1-4, Block 223, Houston Heights.
65 Lots 33-34, Block 238, and Lots 21-23, Block 239, Houston Heights.
66 Lot 3, Block 247, Houston Heights.
67 Lot 24, Block 251, Houston Heights.
68 Lots 1-2, Block 261, Houston Heights.
69 Lots 20-21, Block 264, Houston Heights.
70 Lots 14-15, Block 266, Houston Heights.
71 Lot 11, Block 279, Houston Heights.
72 Lot 16, Block 287, Houston Heights.
73 Lots 3-4, Block 288, Houston Heights.
74 Lot 23, Block 312, Houston Heights.
75 Lot 6, Block 323, Houston Heights.
76 All of Block 333, Houston Heights.
77 Lots 16-18, Block 9, Houston Heights.
78 Lots 9-10, 45-48, Block 10, Houston Heights.
79 Lots 13-14, 36-37, Block 11, Houston Heights.
80 Lots 5-6, 9-10, Block 19, Houston Heights.
81 Lots 15-16, Block 20, Houston Heights.
82 Lots 21-22, Block 23, Houston Heights.
83 Lots 31-32, Block 25, Houston Heights.
84 Lots 45-46, Block 33, Houston Heights.
85 Lots 29-30, Block 34, Houston Heights.
86 Lots 1-4, Block 42, Houston Heights.
87 Part of Block 43, Houston Heights, adjacent to Sunset Heights.
88 Lots 9-10, Block 44, Houston Heights.
89 Lots 12-13, Block 66, Houston Heights.
90 Lot 8, Block 67, Houston Heights.
91 Lots 14-15, 25, Block 68, Houston Heights.
92 Lots 35-36, Block 77, Houston Heights.
93 Lots 40-41, Block 81, Houston Heights.
94 Lots 35-36, Block 94, Houston Heights.
95 Lots 21-22, Block 97, Houston Heights.
96 Lots 40-41, Block 98, Houston Heights.
Box Folder
20 1 Lot 19, Block 116, Houston Heights.
2 Lots 15-17, Block 124, Houston Heights.
3 Lots 15-16, Block 126, Houston Heights.
4 Lots 27-28, 39-40, Block 127, Houston Heights.
5 Lots 32-33, Block 132, Houston Heights.
6 Lots 11-12, Block 135, Houston Heights.
7 Lots 1-2, Block 137, Houston Heights.
8 Lot 6, Block 138, Houston Heights.
9 Lots 12-13, Block 149, Houston Heights.
10 Lot 6, Block 156, Houston Heights.
11 Lots 1, 9-11, Block 163, Houston Heights.
12 Lots 1-2, Block 164, Houston Heights.
13 Lots 16-18, Block 176, Houston Heights.
14 Lots 34-36, Block 177, Houston Heights.
15 Lots 31-33, Block 183, Houston Heights.
16 Lots 1-2, Block 184, Houston Heights.
17 Lot 20, Block 186, Houston Heights.
18 Lots 14-15, Block 194, Houston Heights.
19 Lot 15, Block 201, Houston Heights.
20 Lot 16, Block 202, Houston Heights.
21 Lots 27-30, Block 203, Houston Heights.
22 Lots 1-4, Block 207, Houston Heights.
23 Lot 6, Block 208, Houston Heights.
24 Lots 5-6, 26-27, 29-32, Block 211, Houston Heights.
25 Lot 34, Block 214, Houston Heights.
26 Lots 5-6, Block 227, Houston Heights.
27 Lots 32-33, Block 236, Houston Heights.
28 Lots 19-22, Block 241, Houston Heights.
29 Lot 23, Block 256, Houston Heights.
30 Lot 14, Block 258, Houston Heights.
31 Lots 20-21, Block 264, Houston Heights.
32 Lots 24-25, Block 265, Houston Heights.
33 Lots 12-17, Block 266, Houston Heights.
34 Lots 33-34, Block 274, Houston Heights.
35 Lot 7, Block 276, Houston Heights.
36 Lots 11-12, Block 279, Houston Heights.
37 Lot 9, Block 281, Houston Heights.
38 Lot 16, Block 287, Houston Heights.
39 Lot 8, Block 288, Houston Heights.
40 Lots 13-14, Block 290, Houston Heights.
41 Lot 5, Block 293, Houston Heights.
42 Lot 23, Block 312, Houston Heights.
43 Lot 4, Block 328, Houston Heights.
44 Lot 12, Block 331, Houston Heights.
45 General information on O. M. Carter and transfer of property contracts contained in the following folders.
46 Lots 16-18, Block 9, Houston Heights.
47 Lots 39-40, 47-48, Block 10, Houston Heights.
48 Lots 25-28, 32-35, Block 11, Houston Heights.
49 Lots 47-48, Block 12, Houston Heights.
50 Lots 24-25, Block 13, Houston Heights.
51 Lots 37-40, Block 14, Houston Heights.
52 Lots 28-29, Block 18, Houston Heights.
53 Lots 11-14, Block 19, Houston Heights.
54 Lots 13-18, Block 25, Houston Heights.
55 Lots 5-6, Block 28, Houston Heights.
56 Lots 45-48, Block 33, Houston Heights.
57 Lots 45-46, Block 37, Houston Heights.
58 Lots 37-38, Block 38, Houston Heights.
59 Lots 26-29, Block 41, Houston Heights.
60 Lots 1-4, 14-15, Block 42, Houston Heights.
61 Lots 9-12, 22-23, Block 44, Houston Heights.
62 Lots 43-44, Block 46, Houston Heights.
63 Lots 8-9, Block 50, Houston Heights.
64 Lots 6-9, Block 55, Houston Heights.
65 Lots 7-8, Block 56, Houston Heights.
66 Lot 8, Block 67, Houston Heights.
67 Lots 35-36, 39-40, Block 77, Houston Heights.
68 Lots 40-41, Block 81, Houston Heights.
69 Lots 21-24, Block 97, Houston Heights.
70 Lot 22, Block 105, Houston Heights.
71 Lot 20, Block 106, Houston Heights.
72 Lots 1-4, Block 107, Houston Heights.
73 Lot 19, Block 116, Houston Heights.
74 Lots 35-36, Block 122, Houston Heights.
75 Lots 15-17, 42-45, Block 124, Houston Heights.
76 Lots 27-28, 39-40, Block 127, Houston Heights.
77 Lots 25-28, Block 129, Houston Heights.
78 Lots 28-29, Block 130, Houston Heights.
79 Lots 6, 24, Block 138, Houston Heights.
80 Lots 10-18, Block 149, Houston Heights.
81 Lot 6, Block 156, Houston Heights.
82 Lot 1, Block 163, Houston Heights.
83 Lots 1-4, Block 164, Houston Heights.
84 Lot 2, Block 166, Houston Heights.
85 Lots 22-23, Block 178, Houston Heights.
86 Lots 11-12, Block 182, Houston Heights.
87 Lots 1-2, Block 184, Houston Heights.
88 Lots 10-11, Block 189, Houston Heights.
89 Lots 6, 14-15, Block 194, Houston Heights.
90 Lots 1-2, 15, Block 201, Houston Heights.
91 Lots 1-2, 5, 34-35, Block 203, Houston Heights.
92 Lots 9-10, Block 205, Houston Heights.
93 Lots 5-6, 33-36, Block 211, Houston Heights.
94 Lots 30-31, Block 214, Houston Heights.
95 Lots 11-12, Block 217, Houston Heights.
96 Lot 3, Block 218, Houston Heights.
97 Lots 13, 15, Block 230, Houston Heights.
98 Lots 32-36, Block 236, Houston Heights.
99 Lot 3, Block 247, Houston Heights.
100 Lot 23, Block 256, Houston Heights.
101 Lots 17-18, Block 260, Houston Heights.
102 Lots 11-12, Block 279, Houston Heights.
103 Lots 8-9, Block 281, Houston Heights.
104 Lots 1-5, Block 286, Houston Heights.
105 Lots 3-4, 9, Block 288, Houston Heights.
106 Lots 1-2, Block 293, Houston Heights.
107 Lot 5, Block 327, Houston Heights.
108 Contract on Lots 37-38, Block 10, and Lots 9-10, Block 19, Houston Heights.
109 Promotional maps of the Houston Heights with available property and price list, some annotated.
Separated Materials note
Two small full-color maps of Houston Heights by the Omaha and South Texas Land Co. have been placed in Box 30, the Oversized Materials Box.
110 Price List books for the Omaha and South Texas Land Co. (Houston Heights and South Omaha). 1891-1914
111 Misc. property materials (non-Heights).
112 Land Contract Tables and interest booklets.
113 Ledger and account books for Heights and other property.
Box Folder
21 1 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - File # 1 - Contains Blocks 26, 88, 119-120, 124, 126, 131, 135, 141, 145, 154, 167, 191, and 196, Houston Heights.
2 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - File # 1 - Contains Blocks 200, 218, 221, 223, 236, 244, 246, 266, 276, 278, 285, 288, and 293, Houston Heights.
3 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - File # 1 - Contains Blocks 327-329 and notes on multiple properties, Houston Heights, and note on the Brashear-Gostick Homestead in NW Houston.
4 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - File # 2 - Contains Blocks 71, 88-89, 112, 124, 131, 135, 146, 163, 166-167, and 184, Houston Heights.
5 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - File # 2 - Contains Blocks 200, 207, 217, 230, 236, 246, 285, and 328-329, Houston Heights.
6 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - File # 2 - Contains notes on multiple blocks in Houston Heights and in the E. L. Branham Survey.
7 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - Releases, Deeds of Trust, Misc - Contains Blocks 88-89, 120, 140, 201, 293, 303, and notes on multiple properties in Houston Heights.
8 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - Releases, Deeds of Trust, Misc - Contains information on Houston Heights property from North National Bank in Boston, MA.
9 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - Releases, Deeds of Trust, Misc - Contains Notary Public certifications and other documents.
10 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - Miscellaneous - Contains information on Blocks 88-89, 124, 132, 140-141, 200, 218, 221, 230, 276, 327-329, and documents concerning multiple properties in the Houston Heights.
11 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - Miscellaneous - Contains information on property in Nebraska and unidentified property.
12 Deeds & Misc Prior to 1918 - Miscellaneous - Contains Notary Public certificates and other documents.
13 19 Hahl-sites, Frank Thielen (Flach-Thielen Deed Delivered to the Theilens 5-14-40).
14 Lot 13, E. Heights Add., Temple Lumber Company.
15 Lot 74 Yale St. Acres - Starr.
16 52 Garden Acres - Mrs. Sparrow (includes Abstract to all of Garden Acres).
17 Lot 11 Block 210 E. Norhill Add. - H. A. Richmond, O. W. and Grace Bowen.
18 R. Z. Necessary - 1035-1036 Hts. Annex.
19 1-2, Block E, Leeland Park Add. - Nairn.
20 Nairn - 3 and E. 1/2 of 2, Block 6, Anderson Add. (Includes information on Lot 24, Block 8, W. E. Carter 3rd Addition).
21 J. Martin Hill.
22 Papers in connection with 18,000 loan of 1-26-18, from Guardian Trust Co.
23 Papers in connection with 18,000 loan of 1-26-18, from Guardian Trust Co.
24 Papers in connection with 18,000 loan of 1-26-18, from Guardian Trust Co.
25 Old Papers - Milroy's Mayoral Correspondence.
26 Old Papers - Milroy's Mayoral Correspondence (includes early Houston Heights Ordinances, maps, and political information).
Separated Materials note
A fabric-backed map of the Houston Heights has been removed from this folder and placed in Box [#], the Oversized Materials Box.
27 H. N. Jones. 1925 to 1936 (inc).
28 J. B. Markum, Jr. - 740-741-742, Heights Annex.
Separated Materials note
A map of the Heights Annex has been removed from this folder and placed in Box [#], the Oversized Materials Box.
29 Oscar Lowry, 1065-1066 and 1062-1063 Heights Annex.
30 45-46:33, Mr. Cowden, Atty. Aug. 19th 1969.
31 Frac. Portion of 12:2 Dodson Acres; Contains check stubs showing cost.
32 John Kuharsky; Pt. of 15:16:pt. of 17:Block 81, Sunset Heights.



 

Series 5: Milroy papers about McKinney Estates.

Box Folder
22 1 Misc. McKinney Papers, left from files delivered to Faith Home.
2 McKinney Notes, Deeds of Tr. & Misc. (Includes Blocks 14, 34, 38, 44, and 90, Houston Heights, and other information).
3 Ella S. McKinney Estate - Died Dec. 26, 1934; Release of Legatees Enclosed.
4 Kate B. McKinney Statements. 1925-1934
5 Kate B. McKinney Statements. 1935-1943
6 Ella S. McKinney Statements. 1925-1937
7 C. A. McKinney Estate - Old File (Contains annotated promotional real estate maps of Houston Heights).
8 C. A. McKinney Estate: Releases, Checks, Bank statements, Inc. tax returns, Receipts, Receipts on notes, Deposit slips.
9 Misc. McKinney Old File (includes information on Blocks 17, 25, 33, 37, 44, 55, 57, 74, 81, 84, 90, 115, 118, 178, 187, 217, 275, 323, Houston Heights, and property in Sunset Heights and elsewhere).
10 Misc. McKinney Old File (Includes power of attorney and other financial information).
11 Misc. Papers of C. A. McKinney Estate and Kate B. McKinney Estate.
12 Misc Papers from McKinney Safe (includes information on Blocks 16, 19, 29, 33, 58-59, 69, 90-91, 100, 103, 116, 118, 261, of Houston Heights, and information on property in Stude, Woodland Heights and elsewhere).
13 Misc Papers from McKinney Safe (includes C. A. McKinney Estate execution documents).
14 Correspondence: Kate B. McKinney Est., C. A. McKinney Est., C. A. McK. Est. Releases.
15 Correspondence: Kate B. McKinney Est., C. A. McKinney Est., C. A. McK. Est. Releases.



 

Series 6: McKinney Papers - Property materials

General note
C. A. McKinney, O. M. Carter, and John Milroy, joined and succeeded by their female relations Ella and Kate McKinney and Nellie and Helen Milroy, held notes on nearly every block in the Houston Heights, as well as several other properties. The property files in the McKinney papers are sorted by block and lot number, where possible. They may contain mortgage information, tax records, notes and liens, abstracts of title, and correspondence about the property. In a few instances, the street address at the time is noted, although not all street addresses are the same today. In the general property and financial papers at the end of the series, other correspondence and tax records will be found relating to these and other properties, but they either pertain to multiple properties or were not immediately identifiable by lot and block number.
Box Folder
23 1 Lots 13-14, 21-22, Block 11, Houston Heights.
2 Lots 5-8, 11-16, Block 13, Houston Heights.
3 Lots 5-7, Block 16, Houston Heights.
4 Lots 23-24, 45-48, Block 18, Houston Heights.
5 Lots 3-6, 13-14, Block 19, Houston Heights.
6 Lots 9-14, Block 20, Houston Heights.
7 Lots 1-38, Block 22, Houston Heights.
8 Lots 33-34, Block 23, Houston Heights.
9 Lots 9-10, Block 24, Houston Heights.
10 Lots 1-4, 7-8, 19-20, Block 25, Houston Heights.
11 Lots 28-32, 36-37, Block 25, Houston Heights.
12 Lots 1-4, Block 26, Houston Heights.
13 Lots 18-19, Block 29, Houston Heights.
14 Lots 33-37, 45-46, Block 33, Houston Heights.
15 Lots 18-19, 25-28, 33-34, 37-38, Block 34, Houston Heights.
16 Lots 1-4, Block 35, Houston Heights.
17 Lots 45-46, Block 37, Houston Heights.
18 Lots 37-38, Block 38, Houston Heights.
19 Lots 3-4, Block 41, Houston Heights (308 W. 25th St.).
20 Lots 32-33, 36-37, Block 41, Houston Heights.
21 Lots 7-8, Block 44, Houston Heights (208 W. 24th St.).
22 Lots 22-23, 37-38, Block 44, Houston Heights.
23 Lots 8-9, Block 50, Houston Heights.
24 Lots 6-9, Block 55, Houston Heights.
25 Lots 7-8, 17-18, Block 56, Houston Heights.
26 Lots 1-3, Block 59, Houston Heights.
27 Lots 3, 5-6, Block 60, Houston Heights.
28 Lots 11-13, Block 66, Houston Heights.
29 Lots 14-15, 17-18, 25-26, Block 68, Houston Heights.
30 Lots 15-16, Block 73, Houston Heights.
31 Lots 32-35, Block 79, Houston Heights.
32 Lots 11-12, Block 82, Houston Heights.
33 Lots 3-5, Block 84, Houston Heights.
34 Lots 38-40, Block 85, Houston Heights.
35 Lots 3-7, 14, Block 88, Houston Heights.
36 Lots 28-29, Block 94, Houston Heights.
37 Lots 19-20, 23-24, Block 97, Houston Heights.
38 Lots 40-41, Block 98, Houston Heights.
39 Lots 25-36, Block 99, Houston Heights.
40 Lots 8-12, Block 103, Houston Heights.
41 Lot 21, Block 104, Houston Heights (1906 Heights Boulevard).
42 Lot 22, Block 105, Houston Heights.
43 Lot 20, Block 106, Houston Heights.
44 Lots 22-26, Block 107, Houston Heights.
45 Lot 14, Block 108, Houston Heights.
46 Lots 12-13, 18-19, Block 115, Houston Heights (Lots 18 and 19 are 1620 Cortlandt St).
47 Lots 6-7, Block 116, Houston Heights (1627 Cortlandt St.).
48 Lots 6-7, 9, 11, 14-21, Block 117, Houston Heights.
49 Lots 4-7, 10-14, Block 118, Houston Heights.
50 Lots 13-14, Block 119, Houston Heights.
51 Lots 26-30, 41-44, Block 120, Houston Heights.
52 Lots 42-48, Block 124, Houston Heights.
53 Lots 25-28, 34-35, Block 129, Houston Heights.
54 Lots 28-29, Block 130, Houston Heights.
55 Lots 16-17, 33-34, Block 131, Houston Heights.
56 Lots 34-35, 38-40, Block 132, Houston Heights.
57 Lots 9-12, 15-16, Block 135, Houston Heights.
58 Lot 21, Block 136, Houston Heights.
59 Lots 13-14, 17-19, Block 137, Houston Heights.
60 Lot 1, Block 138, Houston Heights.
61 Lot 2, Block 138, Houston Heights (1543 Arlington).
62 Lot 16, Block 139, Houston Heights.
63 Lots 22-23, Block 140, Houston Heights.
64 Lots 18-19, Block 142, Houston Heights.
65 Lots 33-36, Block 143, Houston Heights.
66 Lots 4-5, 10, 13-14, 23-24, Block 145, Houston Heights.
67 Lots 19-29, Block 146, Houston Heights.
68 Lots 15-17, Block 149, Houston Heights.
69 Lots 1-2, 35-36, Block 151, Houston Heights.
70 Lots 14, 29-30, Block 153, Houston Heights.
71 Lots 1, 11, Block 154, Houston Heights.
72 Lots 4-6, 17, 20, Block 155, Houston Heights.
73 Lots 15-20, Block 156, Houston Heights.
74 Lots 10-11, Block 157, Houston Heights.
75 Lots 1-6, Block 158, Houston Heights.
Box Folder
24 1 Lot 5-12, Block 161, Houston Heights.
2 Lot 1, Block 166, Houston Heights.
3 Lots 4-6, Block 168, Houston Heights.
4 Lots 11-14, 17-18, Block 169, Houston Heights.
5 Lot 22, Block 170, Houston Heights.
6 Lots 16, 21-22, Block 171, Houston Heights.
7 Lot 6, Block 172, Houston Heights.
8 Lots 8-9, 11-14, Block 174, Houston Heights.
9 Lots 30, 32-33, Block 175, Houston Heights.
10 Lots 16-18, 32-33, Block 176, Houston Heights.
11 Lots 31-33, Block 177, Houston Heights.
12 Lots 7-8, Block 181, Houston Heights.
13 Lots 11-12, Block 182, Houston Heights.
14 Lots 32-33, Block 183, Houston Heights.
15 Lots 1-2, Block 184, Houston Heights.
16 Lots 28-29, 31-36, Block 184, Houston Heights.
17 Lots 11, 21-24, Block 186, Houston Heights.
18 Lot 24, Block 187, Houston Heights.
19 Lots 13-14, Block 188, Houston Heights (Helen and D. D. Cooley).
20 Lots 19-22, Block 189, Houston Heights.
21 Lot 16, Block 196, Houston Heights.
22 Lots 1-4, Block 199, Houston Heights.
23 Lot 6, Block 200, Houston Heights.
24 Lots 3-4, 13-14, Block 201, Houston Heights.
25 Lots 6-12, 15-16, Block 202, Houston Heights.
26 Lots 3-6, 26-27, 29-30, 34-36, Block 203, Houston Heights.
27 Lots 1-2, 29-31, Block 207, Houston Heights.
28 Lots 7-8, Block 208, Houston Heights.
29 Lots 9-11, 26-30, Block 211, Houston Heights.
30 Lots 22-24, Block 212, Houston Heights.
31 Lots 35-36, Block 214, Houston Heights.
32 Lots 15-16, 19-24, Block 215, Houston Heights.
33 Lots 7-10, 16-22, Block 216, Houston Heights.
34 Lots 23-24, Block 217, Houston Heights.
35 Lots 14-15, 19, Block 220, Houston Heights.
36 Lots 6-7, Block 221, Houston Heights.
37 Lots 1-8, Block 223, Houston Heights.
38 Lot 6, Block 227, Houston Heights.
39 Lots 6-9, 17-18, 21-22, Block 229, Houston Heights.
40 Lots 1-2, Block 230, Houston Heights.
41 Lots 11-12, Block 234, Houston Heights.
42 Lots 1-2, 33-36, Block 236, Houston Heights.
43 Lots 19-21, Block 240, Houston Heights.
44 Lots 11-16, Block 243, Houston Heights.
45 Lots 19-20, 26-28, Block 244, Houston Heights.
46 Lots 21-22, Block 245, Houston Heights.
47 Lots 8-9, Block 246, Houston Heights.
48 Lot 19, Block 248, Houston Heights.
49 Lots 1-3, Block 249, Houston Heights.
50 Lots 23-24, Block 250, Houston Heights.
51 Lots 6-12, 23-24, Block 251, Houston Heights.
52 Lot 14, Block 258, Houston Heights.
53 Lot 5, Block 261, Houston Heights.
54 Lot 16, Block 262, Houston Heights.
55 Lots 22-23, Block 264, Houston Heights.
56 Lots 24-25, 29-30, Block 265, Houston Heights.
57 Lots 11-13, 16-17, Block 266, Houston Heights.
58 Lots 33-36, Block 274, Houston Heights.
59 Lots 3, 9, Block 276, Houston Heights.
60 Lots 1, 11-12, Block 278, Houston Heights.
61 Lots 6-7, 14, Block 279, Houston Heights.
62 Lots 7-12, Block 280, Houston Heights,
63 Lot 8, Block 281, Houston Heights.
64 Lots 1-2, Block 282, Houston Heights.
65 Lots 2-8, Block 283, Houston Heights.
66 Lot 12, Block 286, Houston Heights.
67 Lots 18-19, Block 287, Houston Heights.
68 Lots 18-20, Block 288, Houston Heights.
69 Lots 22-23, Block 289, Houston Heights.
70 Lots 13-14, Block 290, Houston Heights.
71 Lots 11-12, 23-24, Block 291, Houston Heights.
72 Lot 5, Block 293, Houston Heights.
73 Lots 1-3, 7-8, 19, Block 303, Houston Heights.
74 Lots 8-9, 17-18, Block 304, Houston Heights.
75 Lot 11, Block 322, Houston Heights.
76 Lots 6, 22, Block 323, Houston Heights.
77 Lots 12-13, Block 324, Houston Heights.
78 Lots 5-6, 9, Block 327, Houston Heights.
79 Lot 11, Block 331, Houston Heights.
80 All of Block 333, Houston Heights.
81 Heights Annex.
82 Abstracts of Title for Lot 22, Block 323, and Lot 4, Block 324, Houston Heights, containing information about property throughout the Houston Heights.
83 Information on multiple blocks in Houston Heights, including Blocks 25, 34-35, 41, 60, 66, 68, 94, 103, 107, 131, 137, 144-145, 147, 156, 161, 174-177, 184, 186, 188-189, 199, 207-208, 211, 214-216, 218-219, 239, 241, 276, 286, 291, 323-324, and 327.
84 Information on multiple blocks in Houston Heights, including Blocks 23, 41, 59, 88, 99, 118, 131, 139-140, 143, 146, 153, 156, 169, 203, 214-216, 220, 223, 229, 231, 239, 243, 246, 276, 279, 282, 287, 303, 307, 327-328, 333, and Brunner Addition.
85 Information on multiple blocks in Houston Heights handled by D. D. Cooley, including Blocks 23, 41, 99, 118, 131, 139, 153, 156, 169, 220, 223, 229, and 243.
86 Information on multiple blocks in Houston Heights handled by H. Masterson, including Blocks 289 and 303.
87 Information on multiple blocks in Houston Heights handled by H. N. Jones, including Lots 1-4, Block 201; Lot 15, Block 202; Lots 1-3, 6, 27-29, and others, Block 203; Lots 33-34, Block 213; Lots 34-36, Block 214; and others.
88 Properties handled by H. N. Jones, including in Howe, OK.
89 Properties handled by H. N. Jones, including in Howe, OK.
90 Properties handled by John J. Reilly: Block 3, Glen Park.
91 Properties handled by John J. Reilly: other information.
Box Folder
25 1 Property in Allen and Oliver Addition.
2 Property in Bluebonnet Acres.
3 Property in Broadmoor.
4 Property in Brunner Addition.
5 Property in Eastwood.
6 Property in Edgewood Farm.
7 Property in Fairhaven (West University Place).
8 Property in Fitze Homestead Addition (Obedience Smith Grant).
9 Property in Garden Acres.
10 Property in Little York.
11 Property in Norhill (N. and E.).
12 Property in Oakwood Addition.
13 Property in Park Place.
14 Property in Satsuma (near Cypress, TX).
15 Property in Shady Acres.
16 Property in Stude.
17 Property in Sunset Heights.
18 Property in Woodland Heights.
19 Property west of Germantown and Block 43 in Houston Heights.
20 Property - other non-Heights locations.
21 Property - other non-Heights locations.
22 Property in Kansas from Cynthia A. Bacon (mother of Kate Bacon McKinney).



 

Series 7: McKinney Papers - Financial

Box Folder
25 23 Financial Statements. 1904-1909
24 Financial Statements. 1910-1919
25 Financial Statements. 1920-1921
26 Financial Statements. 1931-1939
27 Financial Statements. 1931-1939
28 Financial Statements. 1940-1943
29 Financial and property materials - general or unidentified.
Box Folder
26 1 Financial and property materials - general or unidentified.
2 General financial materials.
3 General financial materials.
4 General financial materials.
5 General financial materials.
6 General financial materials.
7 General financial materials.
8 General financial materials.
9 General financial materials.
10 General financial materials.
11 General financial materials.
12 General financial materials.
13 General financial materials.
14 Financial Papers for Kate Bacon McKinney, Helen Milroy, and the Milroy Estates.
15 Insurance Papers.
16 Stocks and Share Certificates.
Box Folder
27 1 Estate and Will of C. A. McKinney
2 C. A. McKinney information on gravesites.
3 Tax Forms and Returns, including estates of C. A. McKinney, Ella McKinney, and Kate Bacon McKinney. 1922-1945
4 Tax, financial, and estate notebooks.
5 Tax, financial, and estate notebooks.



 

Series 8: Kate Bacon McKinney Papers

Arrangement note
Some of the materials in this series may be from Ella McKinney or Margaret Milroy Crites rather than Kate Bacon McKinney.
Box Folder
28 1 Princeton High School grades and graduation items. 1867-1871
2 Teaching certificates. 1872-1876
3 Correspondence.
4 Bacon v. Nichols materials - Kate McKinney's uncle's will and related correspondence.
5 Literary writings.
6 Notes for historical readings for the Ladies' Reading Club and other organizations.
7 Notes for historical readings for the Ladies' Reading Club and other organizations.
8 Notes for literary readings for the Ladies' Reading Club and other organizations.
9 Notes for literary readings for the Ladies' Reading Club and other organizations.
10 Notes for readings on religious and other subjects for the Ladies' Reading Club and other organizations.
11 Notes on J. Milroy, O. M. Carter, and the Houston Heights.
12 General items relating to women's clubs.
13 Guest book for party at Rose Lawn, signed by Helen Cooley and members of the Bacon, McKinney, and Milroy families, among others. 1909.
14 Financial - Loans personally held that defaulted.
15 Poll Tax exemption, biographical note, and other personal documents.
16 Will and associated papers.
17 Kate Bacon McKinney Estate - Execution.
18 Kate Bacon McKinney Estate - Correspondence.
19 Kate Bacon McKinney Estate - DePelchin Faith Home Bequest.
20 Kate Bacon McKinney Estate - Bequests.
21 Kate Bacon McKinney Estate - Bank and receipt books.
22 Kate Bacon McKinney Estate - Taxes.
23 Kate Bacon McKinney Estate - Other Papers.
24 Autograph book of Emma A. McKinney, sister of C. A. McKinney.
25 Assorted notes and other materials.
26 Financial and personal papers of Margaret Milroy Crites.
27 Rice Institute Directory and letter belonging to W. Tryon Robinson, also containing some correspondence with Helen Milroy. 1932.
28 Birth Control information booklet. 1931.
29 Book of Galveston Postcards.
30 Notebook with notes on mathematics, biology, and historical and literary subjects.
Two Regan High School diplomas for Mabel Geyer. 1924-1928
Separated Materials note
The diplomas have been removed to Box 30, the Oversized Materials Box.
Small box of calling cards for Mrs. C. A. McKinney.
Separated Materials note
The calling cards have been removed to Box 30, the Oversized Materials Box.



 

Series 9: photos and oversized materials.

Box Folder
29 1 Photocopies and ID sheets for MSS 169.001-037.
MSS 169.001 - Milroy House. c. 1910.
MSS 169.002-005 - Milroy family members.
MSS 169.006 - "Rose, W A McNeill, M T Ward."
MSS 169.007 - "Penn, Purdy, McKinney."
MSS 169.008 - South Texas National Bank.
MSS 169.009 - Margaret Milroy.
MSS 169.010 - Young Margaret Milroy?
MSS 169.011 - Miss McKinney.
MSS 169.012 - Margaret Milroy.
MSS 169.013 - Unidentified man.
MSS 169.014 - John A. Milroy.
MSS 169.015 - Helen Milroy.
MSS 169.016 - Unidentified man.
MSS 169.017 - Five men in Heights Office.
MSS 169.018 - Three men in machine room.
MSS 169.019 - Trolley car: "49 The H. C. St. Ry. Co." with negative.
MSS 169.020 - Men with shovels, snow, and trolley: "Houston, Texas, Feb. 14th 1895."
MSS 169.021 - Trolley car 19 in snow.
MSS 169.022 - Young woman, perhaps Margaret Milroy.
MSS 169.023 - Milroy House.
MSS 169.024 - "Mary A. Stevens, March 20th, 1833, 1908."
MSS 169.025 - Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McKinney. Sept. 11, 1912.
MSS 169.026 - Unidentified bearded man.
MSS 169.027 - Margaret Milroy.
MSS 169.028 - John A. Milroy.
MSS 169.029 - McVea Building.
MSS 169.030 - Unidentified young woman.
MSS 169.031 - Mrs. J. A. Milroy.
MSS 169.032 - C. A. McKinney.
MSS 169.033 - Miss McKinney.
MSS 169.034 - Unidentified woman.
MSS 169.035 - Unidentified man.
Contact sheet with MSS 169.006, MSS 169.007, and MSS 169.036 (here only - Milroy House).
Contact sheet with MSS 169.001, MSS 169.023, and MSS 169.037 (here only - Heights Women's Club).
Contact sheet with MSS 169.008, MSS 169.017, MSS 169.018, MSS 169.019.
MSS 169.038-057 - Unidentified photos of children.
MSS 169.058 - Man and woman in clothing from ca. 1895, standing outdoors.
MSS 169.059 - Labeled "Margaret?", probably Helen Milroy.
MSS 169.060 - Unidentified young man, perhaps W. Hamilton Milroy, in ROTC uniform.
Negatives - some overlap with MSS 169.038-057.
Box
30 Two Regan High School diplomas for Mabel Geyer. 1924 and 1928.
Folder containing oversized ledger pages with family finances written by Helen D. Milroy.
Six promotional maps of Houston Heights. after 1918.
Map of Pinelawn and brochure advertising Pinelawn. c. 1925.
Map of Heights Annex. 1910.
Two 10.5"x18" illustrated maps of Houston Heights. c. 1908?
Portion of cloth-backed map of Houston Heights, showing available lots. no date, possibly pre-1918.
Blueprints and information sheet for proposed house for Helen Milroy on Heights Boulevard.
Rear home elevation and floor plan "for Mr. Leonard" (B. R. Leonard).
Floor plan for unidentified house.
Floor plan for building for T. F. McMahon, 621 W. 21st St.
Sketch showing detail of fence on East Line Lot 29 Block 130, Houston Heights (16th St.). Aug. 13, 1937.
Three copies of Plat showing survey of the South 3/4 of Lot 13, and North 1/2 of Lot 14, Block 324, Houston Heights. June 3, 1939.
Two copies of Plat of East part of Block 26, Houston Heights. April 7, 1949.
Two copies of Plat of Block 333, Houston Heights. 11-30-1920.
Three copies of Plat of Block 333, Houston Heights. Aug. 8, 1928.
Two copies of Boundary Survey of Lot 1, Block 278, Houston Heights. June 2, 1949.
Plat showing survey of Lots 24 & 25 (Block 265), Houston Heights. June 17, 1939.
Two copies of Plat of Blocks 291, 292, 299, and 300, showing sewer line.
Plat of 29th Street and 26th Street South Ditch, H. B. T. Ry., on Yale St., Houston Heights.
Two copies of Plat of that part of Houston Heights lying between the Heights Annex and 16th Ave. April 30, 1917.
Plat of Osceola Addition to Houston, Texas. June 1921.
Map of Shadyacres. Nov. 1923.
Small box of calling cards for Mrs. C. A. McKinney.
Map of Houston Heights, Harris County, Texas, Owned by the Omaha & South Texas Land Co. c. 1895.
Cloth map of Houston Heights.
Cloth map of Houston Heights, showing water lines.
Houston Heights Water and Light Association plan showing water distribution system. Oct. 31, 1917.
Houston Heights Water and Light Association map showing gas distribution system. Jan. 1915.
Eleventh Ave., Houston Heights - Proposed Extension East. May 17, 1912.
Profile of Alley No. 6, Between Boulevard and Yale, Houston Heights. c. 1915.
Map of Norhill. 1922.
Plat of Sunset Heights. 1923.
Map of Seattle, WA (John A. Milroy Real Estate). 1890.
Black metal deed box from South Texas Commercial National Bank labeled "C. A. McKinney."