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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Mary Alice Elliott, 1905-1951

Series II: Card G. Elliott, 1897-1917

Series III: General Elliott Family, 1830-1947

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

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



Descriptive Summary

Creator Elliott family.
Title: Card G. Elliott 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: 2 linear ft.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

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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Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into the following series:
Series I: Mary Alice Elliott, 1905-1951
Series II: Card G. Elliott, 1897-1917
Series III: Elliott Family, General, 1830-1947

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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 family.
Elliott, Card G.
Elliott, Mary Alice.
Elliott, Mary Malone.
Subjects (Organizations)
MKT Railroad - history.
Rice Institute - history.
Rice Institute - Mary Alice Elliott Loan Fund for Foreign Travel and Study in Architecture.
Subjects
U.S. Civil War - history.
Railroads - 20th century - history.
Subjects (Places)
Kansas - Farm life.
Mississippi - U.S. Civil War - History.
Texas - Family life.
Formats
Diaries
Programs
Correspondence
Guidebooks
Postcards
Maps

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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: Mary Alice Elliott, 1905-1951

Box
1 Mary Alice Elliott Loan Fund for Foreign Travel and Study in Architecture 1931-1951
Mary Alice Elliott Letters 1923-1925
Letters from Mary Alice Elliott 1925-1930
Letters from Mary Malone Elliott about trip to Europe 1905
Letters from Mary Malone Elliott 1915-1924
Letters from Mary Malone Elliott 1924-1929

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Series II: Card G. Elliott, 1897-1917

Box
1 Card G. Elliott Correspondence 1897-1913
Miscellaneous Card G. Elliott-- calling cards, invitations, railway passes, membership cards, golf score card, speech "Athletics on the Katy", Women's Rest Tour Association, picture of the "Great Flood" of Kansas City 1897-1917

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Series III: General Elliott Family, 1830-1947

Box
1 Elliott Family Correspondence-- Specifications of a 10-wheeled with trailing truck locomotive engine (1898) 1873-1923
Elliott Family Correspondence-- The Wichita Sunday Eagle 1938, clipping from The Houston Press Jan. 26, 1938 1923-1938
Michael (Miguel) Perichart Case 1915-1917
Card G. Elliott, Jr. Correspondence while abroad 1933
Programs-- Houston Season of the Metropolitian Opera Co. "Madame Butterfly"-May 7, 1947, Civic Community Concerts Association literature and correspondence, 1946 1935-1947
Correspondence and Clippings Rice Institute-- four letters from Erle to "Aunt Mary", clipping from Houston Chronicle March 4, 1934 about Archi-Arts Ball, Program of "Hell Bent for Heaven" March 29, 1933 by the Rice Dramatic Club 1933-1934
Business Papers of Card G. Elliott, Sr. 1892-1912
Card G. Elliott, Sr. Correspondence 1900-1933
Correspondence During Mary Malone Elliott's and Mary Alice Elliott's Trip to Europe 1928
Mary Malone Elliott and Mary Alice Elliott Abroad--programs, schedules, bills, menus, etc. 1928
Miscellaneous-- Confederate money, receipts, 1845-1892
Calvin Durfee to "My Dear Friend" 1856 October 21
Lou Stimson to Walter Malone 1864 March 15
Lou Stimson to Walter Malone 1864 July 1
Lou Stimson to Walter Malone 1864 August 6
Lou Stimson to Walter Malone 1864 September 5
Simeon Walton to "My Dear Son" 1853 March 23
Miscellaneous 1890-1930
Miscellaneous from Card G. Elliott's Scrapbook 1900-1930
Box
2 Mary E. Stimson Scrapbook 1830
"Floral Album" of Nina Louise Stimson 1860
Card G. Elliott Diary--Practice Writing Book 1890
Card G. Elliott Diary 1896
Mary Malone Notebook of Trip Abroad 1904-1905
Mary Malone Scrapbook of Trip Abroad 1905
Mary M. Elliott Wedding Scrapbook 1906
Elliott Housekeeping Notebook 1906
Elliott Household Expense Book 1906-1907
Elliott Budget Book 1908-1911
(Initials LBK) Gift List and Address Book 1910-1914
Elliott Household Expense Book 1911
Card G. Elliott Diary and Cash Books 1913-1916
Card G. Elliott Wage and Schedules Book 1913
Elliott Notebook on Taxes 1914
Annual Letters Covering Operating Department 1915
"Greetings from San Antonio" n.d.
Box
3&4 Postcards.
Gas & electricity receipts.

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