Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Mrs. Balfour Clark:

An Inventory of the Collection at the Texas State Archives, 1847-1963 (bulk 1944-1963)



Overview

Creator: Clark, Mrs. Balfour.
Title: Mrs. Balfour Clark collection
Dates: 1847-1963
Dates: (bulk 1944-1963)
Abstract: The collection consists of research notes, copies of genealogically-related materials, correspondence, and other information gathered by Mrs. Balfour Clark. Material dates from 1847 to 1963 with the bulk of the papers dating from 1944 to 1963. Some original records appear in the files, although most of the information is either transcriptions of documents or data prepared by Mrs. Clark, such as pedigree charts. Her materials have been gathered from family members, historical or genealogical publications, records of various archival institutions or from correspondence generated by inquiries in genealogical publications. Usually she notes the source of all information transcribed or photocopied for her files.
Quantity: 1.88 cubic ft.
Language English.

Scope and Contents of the Records

The collection consists of research notes, copies of genealogically-related materials, and other information collected by Mrs. Balfour Clark. Material dates from 1847 to 1963 with the bulk of the papers dating from 1944 to 1963. Some original records appear in the files, although most of the information is either transcriptions of documents or data prepared by Mrs. Clark, such as pedigree charts. Her materials have been gathered from family members, historical or genealogical publications, records of various archival institutions, or from correspondence generated by inquiries in genealogical publications. Usually she notes the source of all information transcribed or photocopied for her files.

Each of the files contains a variety of information in a number of different formats. While the contents of one file will not be the same as those of another file, most will have some or all of the following: pedigree charts, information from family members, correspondence with archival institutions, correspondence from genealogy magazine inquiries, census information, copies of legal documents, family letters and diaries, etc., and duplicate copies of applications to organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The grouping of different family names into a single folder remains in Mrs. Clark's original order. Researchers using the finding aid electronically may search for names of interest. For researchers using a print copy, an alphabetical list of family names is provided.

The materials are transcribed in both manuscript and typescript format. The handwritten notes are both in pencil and in ink. The legibility of the manuscript notes varies considerably.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These papers are arranged alphabetically by the first surname listed on a folder; the last box is unarranged.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Genealogy.
Places:
Texas--Genealogy.
United States--Genealogy.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Genealogy--1847-1963 (bulk 1944-1963).
Notes--Texas--Genealogy--1847-1963 (bulk 1944-1963).
Genealogical tables--Texas--1847-1963 (bulk 1944-1963).

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records in this finding aid. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
None.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Mrs. Balfour Clark Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1963/010, 1963/072

This collection was donated to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Mrs. Balfour Clark on September 5, 1963 and January 6, 1964.

Processing Information

None.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Mrs. Balfour Clark Collection, 1847-1963 (bulk 1944-1963),
1.88 cubic ft.

box
2-23/848 H Acord-Dickerson
Archer-Simmons
Barnhill
Bartlett
Batterson
Baum
Berry
Burleson-Dunegan
Busby-Philpot-Davis
Cheney
Childress
Claytons
Collier
Davant-McCluney
Dean, W. A.
Hancock-Riggs-Kenner
Kent
Clark-Lynn-Haynie
Stokes-Bennett
box
2-23/848 I Donaldson
Eastman-Bryan-Marshall-Whitfield-Parker
Erskine
Fortson-Sessions-White-Treadwell
Fullwood-Pringle-Mahoney
Gillespie
Grayson-Vann
Greer-Ingram-Mayo-Warren-Hamilton-Green-Woodward
Gregg-Carlton-Pope-Wyatt
Hail-Hull
Hamilton-Campbell-Crawford-Melitas' Family
Hammond Lindsays
Hearn Family
Hester, Mrs. Chandler
Ingram
Kellum Henry
Kent-Davenport-Comer, etc.
Kinnebrew
Kirk Family
Lane-McKinne-Exam-Laurune-Smith-Avery-Forbes
Latimer, Mrs. Peltman; Sherwood & Brewster
Lee
Lowe (Cross) Hartane-Barrington-Shotwell
Luna-Westmoreland
McCarter-Patrick-Wilkinson
McKie (Carter-Kervin)
McLean
box
2-23/848 J Melton-Allison-Highsmith
Mitchell-Denton-Henry
Meredith-Brodnax
Morrison
Myrick-Swanson-Miller
Neblett-Speed
Odle-Goree-Whitten-Lovett
Mrs. Parolee Parish
Peck-Borden-Family (Nan Erl Holloway)
Peevey-Wilson-Keene-Bates-Lewis-Waller-Bullock
Plummer
Pritchard-Ross-Yancey-Rainwater-Britts
Raeburn-Broadstreet
Rhodes-Grimes-Weaver
Roark-Herrin-Reed
Roughton-Hassell
Sassanett
Shelton-Crawford
Slaughter-Conner-Westbrook-Burke-Harlan
Stanfield
Story-Love
Suttle-Harkness
Sutton-Toler-Curpick-Cheek-Higgins
Swilley-Johnson-Greenlee-Mother Robert Taylor
Shanks-Sample-Berry
Taylors
Truitt-Shorter
Turmell-Reynolds-Adams
box
2-23/848 K Copeland-French
Houston
Stell
Dates
Dr. William Harvey Young; Clary Pinkstone
County formation data--Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, etc.
Green County, Georgia, wills
U. S. Census
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous Family Papers--copies
Pension Records
Genealogical Pamphlets