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Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Card G. Elliott family outgoing correspondence, 1875-1938

Series II: Card G. Elliot family ephemera and related correspondence, 1890-1951

Series III: Card G. Elliot family incoming correspondence, organized by sender

Series IV: Journals, diaries and notebooks, 1830-1928

Series V: Oversized Items

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Card G. Elliott Family Collection, 1830-1951 MS 249



creator Elliott family
Title: Card G. Elliott, Jr. Family Collection
Dates: 1830-1951
Abstract: Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, and notebooks belonging to various members of the Elliott family, dating from 1830-1951. The majority of the collection's letters are from the early 20th-century, though some date from the U.S. Civil War (describing life in Mississippi). Other materials describe farm life in Kansas, railroad business, attendance at Rice Institute, and the family life of the Elliotts.
Identification: MS 249
Quantity: 4.0 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of diaries, letters, scrapbooks and notebooks belonging to members of the Elliott family (Card G. Elliott, Sr.; his wife Mary Malone Elliott and daughter Mary Alice Elliott.) Included are: two late 19th-century journals kept by Elliott, Sr. describing farm life in Kansas; diaries referring to Elliott, Sr.'s duties with the MKT railroad; diaries by Mrs. Elliott covering trips to Europe and the near East; a school diary kept by Mary Alice Elliott while attending Walnut Hill School (Mass.) and Rice Institute; letters from Craig W. Wadsworth and Bonar Law; a floral album kept by Mis Lou Stimson during the Civil War; a scrapbook kept by Mary E. Russell Stimson which gives a family history and includes locks of hair. The majority of the collection's letters are from the early 20th-century--however, there are some from the Civil War days (describing life in Mississippi). Also included is a letter from an American soldier in the Phillipine's who was engaged in suppressing Aguinaldo's fight for independence.

The Elliott Collection was received in 1953 from Card G. Elliott, Jr. '35, and consists of material dating from 1830 to 1951. The majority of the collection is letters, diaries, scrapbooks, and notebooks belonging to various members of the Elliott family, especially Card G. Elliott, Sr., his wife Mary Malone Elliott, and daughter Mary Alice Elliott, sister to Card Jr. In 1929 when she died, Mary Alice Elliott was a student of architecture at Rice Institute. Her parents established the Mary Alice Elliott Loan Fund for Foreign Travel and Study in Architecture after her death. Along with material about the loan fund, the collection contains several letters from M.A. Elliott while at school in Natick, Mass. and a diary she kept while there and later at Rice Institute. In 1928, Mary Alice and her mother, Mary M. Elliott, took an extensive trip abroad; both letters and souveniers of their trip are in the collection. Letters from an earlier trip to Europe that M.M. Elliott took in 1905 are also present. Card G. Elliott, Sr. worked for several railroad companies (the Santa Fe, Fort Worth and Denver, and the Katy) and the collection has many of his business papers and information about the railroads in general.

The oldest articles in the Elliott Collection are scrapbooks: Marty E. Russell Stimson made a scrapbook in 1830, and in it she gave the family history of Ephraim Judson Stimson and placed locks of hair from various family members, and during the Civil War, Lou Stimson kept a "Floral Album." The collection also contains four interesting letters written in 1864 from Lou Stimson to a hospitalized soldier, Walter L. Malone, whom she later married. Several other scrapbooks, account books, diaries, and personal notebooks complete the collection making the Card G. Elliott Collection informative on a wide variety of topics.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No access restrictions; this material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Card G. Elliott Family Collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Elliott, Card G.
Elliott, Mary Alice
Elliott, Mary Malone
Subjects (Organizations)
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad.
Rice University.
Subjects
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Railroads--History
Places
Kansas
Mississippi
Texas
Genres
corrrespondence
diaries
guidebooks
maps (documents)
postcards
programs (documents)
Family Names
Elliott family

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Related Material

Flyleaf, Vol. X No.1, pages 1-7.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Card G. Elliott Family Collection, 1830-1951, MS 249, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Gift of Card G. Elliot, Jr., 1958. and Dr. Edward H. Phillips, 1987.

A portion of this collection was formerly filed as MS 406.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Card G. Elliott family outgoing correspondence, 1875-1938

Box Folder
1 1 Stimpson and Malone family correspondence and receipts 1845-1892
2 Card G. Elliott correspondence, 1897-1913 1897-1913
3 Card G. Elliott telegrams
4 Letters from Mary Malone Elliot 1889-1890
5 Letters from Mary Malone Elliott about trip to Europe 1905
6 Letters from Mary Malone Elliott 1915-1924
7 Letters from Mary Malone Elliott 1925-1929
8 Letters from Mary Alice Elliot 1923-1924
9 Letters from Mary Alice Elliott 1925-1930
10 Correspondence During Mary Malone Elliott's and Mary Alice Elliott's Trip to Europe 1928
11 Elliott Family Correspondence-- including Specifications of a 10-wheeled with trailing truck locomotive engine (1898) 1893-1923
12 Elliott Family Correspondence 1924-1938

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Series II: Card G. Elliot family ephemera and related correspondence, 1890-1951

Box Folder
1 13 Correspondence and newsclippings regarding Rice Institute, 1933-34
14 Mary Malone Elliott and Mary Alice Elliott Abroad--programs, schedules, bills, menus, etc. 1928
15 Card G. Elliott travel papers, Kansas
16 Business Papers of Card G. Elliott, Sr. 1892-1912
17 Programs-- Houston Season of the Metropolitian Opera Co. "Madame Butterfly"-May 7, 1947, Civic Community Concerts Association literature and correspondence, 1946 1935-1947
18 Music, art and performance fragments and typescripts 1890-1930
19 Confederate currency (6 twenty dollar bills and 8 ten dollar bills)
20 Photographs of family members, mostly unidentified, but including Henry Venn Wood Elliott, 1897
21 Ephemera including money order receipts and correspondence / note fragments
Box Folder
2 1 Business correspondence with JE Hutt, CG Elliot's compilation of correspondence and news clippings
2 Michael (Miguel) Perichart Case, CG Elliot's compilation of correspondence and news clippings 1915-1917
3 Garden Club, membership information and correspondence
4 Mary Alice Elliott Loan Fund for Foreign Travel and Study in Architecture, CG Elliot's compilation of news clippings and correspondence 1931-1951
5 Wellesley College, Mrs. Elliot's papers and correspondence
6 Mary Malone Elliot household management ephemera, receipts, bills, etc.
7 Card G. Elliot personal/household receipts with accompanying correspondence

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Series III: Card G. Elliot family incoming correspondence, organized by sender

Box Folder
2 8 Letters to Elliots from Buils, Mary
9 Letters to Elliots from Chris
10 Letters to Elliots from Dally family
11 Letters to Elliots from Elliot, Card G. Jr.
12 Letters to Elliots from Elliot, Mae; Goddard, KS
13 Letters to Elliots from Elliot, Morley and family, Winnipeg
14 Letters to Elliots from Erle, a close friend of Mary Alice Elliot's at Rice
15 Letters to Elliots from Fary, May W.
16 Letters to Elliots from Fiske, Norman Charles
17 Letters to Elliots from the Hollenbergs
18 Letters to Elliots from Langs, mostly Peggy
19 Letters to Elliots from Leland
20 Letters to Elliots from Morinei, Mary
21 Letters to Elliots from Smith, Stella Elliot; Goddard, KS
22 Letters to Elliots from Stockwell, Helen (Mrs. Edward A.)
23 Letters to Elliots from Tsanoff family
24 Letters to Elliots from Van Hoose, Ellison
25 Letters to Elliots from Verna, John and Louise, relatives
26 Letters to Elliots from Vesey, a relative
27 Letters to Elliots from Relatives; including Bob, Erle, Gussie, Betty Jane, Nevenna, Gibson, Mazie Malone Marshall, Kathleen Henderson
28 Letters and Wedding Announcements to Elliots from Various
29 Christmas Cards to Elliots 1943
30 Card Elliot from Various
31 Letters to Card G. Elliot regarding Mrs. Elliot's illness 1943
32 Postcards to Card Sr. from Immediate Family
33 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Cousin (?) Becky
34 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Drake, Laura Gray
35 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Elizabeth
36 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from F., Ellen
37 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Fuller, Sammie W. (S.W.F.)
38 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Gile
39 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Gladys
40 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Hawley, Sue
41 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Hazel
42 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Hunt, Alice Windsor
43 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Maxine
44 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Moore, Jesse Cameron
45 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Morris, Brooks
46 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Moseley, Hally Ruth Hall
47 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Paddock, Mary
48 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Ruth and George
49 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Smith, June M.
50 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from State Teachers' College of Santa Barbara
51 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from Terry, Maud E.
52 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from various childhood-1942
53 Letters to Mary Malone Elliot from various 1943
54 Postcards to Mary Malone Elliot from Various
55 Letters to Mary Alice Elliot from Frances "FHRD"
56 Letters to Mary Alice Elliot from Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great Aunt Addie
57 Letters to Mary Alice Elliot from various
58 Postcards to C.G. Elliot Jr. from various

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Series IV: Journals, diaries and notebooks, 1830-1928

Box envelope
3 1 Mary E. Stimson Scrapbook 1830
2 Mary Malone Notebook of Trip Abroad 1904-1905
3 Elliott Housekeeping Notebook 1906
4 Elliott Household Expense Book 1906-1907
5 Elliott Budget Book 1908-1911
6 Card G. Elliott Wage and Schedules Book 1913
7 Card G. Elliott Diary and Cash Book 1913
8 Elliott Notebook on Taxes 1914
9 Card G. Elliot Diary and Cash Book 1914
10 Card G. Elliot Diary and Cash Book 1915
11 Card G. Elliot Diary and Cash Book 1916
12, 12a Mary Alice Elliot "Line a Day" Journal 1925-1928
13 Card G. Elliot Route and Specification Booklet
14 "Floral Album" of Nina Louise Stimson 1860
15 WL Malone Newspaper Clipping Journal 1888
16 Mary Malone Elliot Composition Book 1890
17 Card G. Elliott -Practice Writing Book 1890
18 Mary Malone Scrapbook of Trip Abroad 1905
19 Mary M. Elliott Wedding Scrapbook 1906
20 (Initials LBK) Gift List and Address Book 1910-1916
21 Annual Letters Covering Operating Department 1915
22 Clippings and Loose Items from WL Malone Journal 1888
23 Card G. Elliot Diary 1890
24 Card G. Elliot Diary 1896
25 Loose Ephemera from Card G. Elliot's Scrapbook: news clippings, rail passes, receipts,

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Series V: Oversized Items

Box
4 Sheet Music

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