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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: "'God help them all and so must we': Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief Efforts, 1886-1887," 1875-2007

Series 2: John Larn Inquest, 1889-1891; 1989; undated

Series 3: Shackelford County Courthouse Restoration, 1999-2000

Horace Sedwick home movies, 1927, 1930s

Robert E. Nail, Jr. Historical Archives at Old Jail Art Center

Guide to the Caldwell Family Papers



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Caldwell, Shirley; Caldwell, Clifton
Title: Caldwell Family Papers
Dates: 1875-2007
Abstract: Drafts of manuscripts, correspondence, photocopies of primary source research, notes and one photograph in support of an article for the Texas State Historical Association titled: "'God help them all and so must we': Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief Efforts, 1886-1887." Research on the John Larn Inquest and the Shackelford County Courthouse and its restoration. Also, a DVD video of home movies by Horace Sedwick, 1927, 1930s. Video shows downtown Albany.
Identification: AR.2003.041; AR.2004.005; AR.2005.002; AR.2005.014; AR.2007.016
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Robert E. Nail, Jr. Archives  Old Jail Art Center,  201 S. 2nd St.,  Albany, TX 76430

Biographical Note

The Caldwell Family are active local historians and live in Albany, Tx. Clifton and Shirley Caldwell are active in the Texas State Historical Association and the Texas Historical Commission.

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Scope and Contents

Drafts of manuscripts, correspondence, photocopies of primary source research, notes and one photograph in support of an article for the Texas State Historical Association titled: "'God help them all and so must we': Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief Efforts, 1886-1887." Research on the John Larn Inquest and the Shackelford County Courthouse and its restoration. Also, a DVD video of home movies by Horace Sedwick, 1927, 1930s. Video shows downtown Albany, members of the Sedwick Family, the Webb Family, the Nail Family, the Blanton Family, the Matthews Family and many other unidentified persons.

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Arrangement

The papers are separated into 4 series. Series 1: "'God help them all and so must we': Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief Efforts, 1886-1887," inventories the bulk of this collection.
Series 2: John Larn Inquest includes the one folder of research relating to the inquest.
Series 3: Shackelford County Courthouse Restoration comes from accession AR.2003.041 and consists of research in preparation of the renovation of the Shackelford County Courthouse
Series 4: Video shot by Horace Sedwick in 1927 and the 1930s was transferred to DVD by Clifton Caldwell. Footage of 1 mile hill outside of Albany, a parade down Main Street showing downtown Albany featuring Sedwick's daughter Margie (later Marge Bray), an oil derrick owned by Sedwick, a cattle auction featuring J.H. Nail Sr., and Watt Matthews, footage of Tom Blanton, Adeline "Aunt Puss" Nail Ivy, and Sam Webb.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to the Public

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Barton, Clara (1821-1812)
Brown, Reverend John (1843-1902)
Caldwell, Shirley
Places:
Albany, Shackelford County, Texas
Subjects:
Texas Drought 1886-1887
Shackelford County Courthouse
Drought Relief, 1886-1887
Document Types:
Photograph
Manuscripts
Drafts
Diaries
Newspaper Articles
Correspondence
Occupations:
Clergy
Titles:
Reverend

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Acquisitions within this collection: AR.2003.041; AR.2004.005; AR.2005.014

Alternative Form Available

Caldwell Family Papers - Raw XML

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: "'God help them all and so must we': Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief Efforts, 1886-1887," 1875-2007

Correspondence
Box Folder
1 1 Myra Robinson, 9/2002
2 Research Requests, 2002-2003
3 Barbara Bair re: Clara Barton Diary, 2003
4 Myra Robinson, 9/2004
5 Myra Robinson re: John Brown photo, 5/6/2005
Published Work
Box Folder
1 6 "'God help them all and so must we': Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief Efforts, 1886-1887," 4/2003
9 "Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, 1886-87 Drought Relief - A National Story," by Shirley Caldwell, 4/2003
9 Official Texas Historical Marker Text, 7/28/2006
9 Program: "Reverend John Brown, Miss Clara Barton: Dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker," 1/6/2007
Drafts
Box Folder
1 7 "'God help them all and so must we': Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief Efforts, 1886-1887," 2002
8 "'God help them all and so must we': Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief Efforts, 1886-1887," 2002-2003; undated
Box Folder
2 1 "'God help them all and so must we': Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief Efforts, 1886-1887," 2002-2003; undated
2 "'God help them all and so must we': Clara Barton, Reverend John Brown, and Drought Relief Efforts, 1886-1887," Final Layout, 2003
Research Material
Box Folder
2 3 Albany News, 8-9/1886
4 Albany News, 1886-1887
5 American Red Cross, 11/8/2002
6 Austin Daily Statesman, 1887
7 Austin Record, 1886-1887
8 Clara Barton Papers from Library of Congress, 1886-1887; 2002; undated
9 Clara Barton Papers from Library of Congress, 2-3/1887
10 Clara Barton Papers from Library of Congress, 1886-1887; 1912; undated
11 Dallas Morning News, 1886-1887; undated
Box Folder
3 1 Fort Worth Gazette, 1886
2 Galveston Daily, 1887
3 Jacksboro Frontier Echo, 1875-1878
4 John Brown, 1886-1887; 2002
5 John Brown Timeline, undated
Box Folder
4 6 Matthews-Reynolds-Campbell family history: Scans of historical photos and documents on CD, 2/23-24/2007
Box Folder
3 6 Misc. Research, 1901; 1886-1887; 2002; undated
7 Taylor County News, 1886
8 Texas Drought, 1886-1887
9 Unknown Newspaper articles on John Brown, 9-10/1886
Footnotes
Box Folder
3 10 Footnotes, undated
Box Folder
4 1 Footnotes, undated
Notes
Box Folder
4 2 Notes, 2002; undated
Photographs
Box Folder
1 5 John Brown photograph, undated

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Series 2: John Larn Inquest, 1889-1891; 1989; undated

Box Folder
4 3 John Larn Inquest, 1889-1891; 1989; undated

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Series 3: Shackelford County Courthouse Restoration, 1999-2000

Box Folder
4 4 Shackelford County Courthouse Restoration, 1999-2000

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Horace Sedwick home movies, 1927, 1930s

Box Folder
4 5 DVD video, 1927, 1930s

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