Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

William Lindsey Campbell Family:

An Inventory of Their Papers, 1879-1986 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Campbell, William Lindsey
Title: William Lindsey Campbell Family Papers,
Dates: 1879-1986 and undated
Abstract: The collection contains personal papers of members of the Campbell and Edwards families, pioneers in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.
Collection # S1650.1
Quantity: 3 Boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The collection concerns William Lindsey Campbell, his wife Mary Florence Edwards Wise Campbell, and their respective families. Lindsey was born in 1895 to William A. and Mattie Lindsey Campbell. William and Mattie were pioneers in the Panhandle region of Texas and William served as a Commissioner of Potter County. The Campbells also had a daughter, Sadie Campbell Holden. Lindsey attended Texas A & M and Baylor University then returned to ranching in the Panhandle and in eastern New Mexico. Mary Florence Edwards was born to Charles W. and Viola Elam Edwards in 1900. The family moved from Illinois to Quay County New Mexico early in the 20th century. Viola died in 1910 leaving Florence and her five siblings to be raised by their father. Quay County ranchers and pioneers J. M. and C. Elizabeth Burnam Wise later adopted Florence. In 1946, Lindsey and Florence were married and continued ranching until his death in 1954. Florence married again to Marlin Gilbreath.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, bank records and receipts, genealogic material, sales contracts and deeds, class notes, text books, and memorabilia and scrapbook material. Letters Lindsey Campbell wrote to his family while away at college comprise the bulk of the collection.



The collection is organized in the following series:
Correspondence (Box 1)
Financial Material (Box 1)
Genealogy Research (Box 2)
Legal Material (Box 2)
Literary Production (Box 2)
Printed Material (Boxes 2-3)
Memorabilia (Box 3)
Scrapbook Material (Box 3)


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Campbell, Mary Florence Edwards Wise (1900-1986)
Campbell, Mattie Lindsey (1867-1951)
Campbell, William A. (-1937)
Campbell, William Lindsey (1895-1954)
Wise, James M. (1866-1937)
Wise, C. Elizabeth Burnam (1866-1944)
Ranch life--Texas
Ranch life--New Mexico
Frontier and Pioneer life--Texas
Frontier and Pioneer life--New Mexico

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • William Lindsey Campbell Family Photograph Collection
  • Corinne Jowell Jennings Neely Papers, 1926-1972

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Lindsey Campbell Family Papers, 1879-1986 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 1994

Processed by

Karen Hicks, 2004

Collection Inventory


Correspondence, 1881-1981 and undated

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1 1 Burnam, Lizzie, 1885-1913
2 Campbell, Mary Florence Edwards Wise, 1921-1952 and undated
Campbell, Mattie Lindsey
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1 3 Personal Correspondence, 1883-1929
4 Personal Correspondence, 1930-1939
5 Personal Correspondence, 1940-1949 and undated
6 Campbell, William A., 1881-1924
Campbell, William Lindsey
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1 7 Personal Correspondence, 1906-1908 and undated
8 Personal Correspondence, March-October, 1914
9 Personal Correspondence, November-December, 1914
10 Personal Correspondence, January-February, 1915
11 Personal Correspondence, March-May, 1915
12 Personal Correspondence, 1916
13 Personal Correspondence, January-February, 1917
14 Personal Correspondence, March-May, 1917
15 Personal Correspondence, September-December, 1917
16 Personal Correspondence, 1918-1942 and undated
17 Edwards, Charles W. 1911
18 Edwards, Clarence J. and Edith, 1932-1964 and undated
19 Genealogy Information, 1952-1981 and undated
20 Holden, Sadie Campbell, 1903-1945
21 Lindsey Family - Business, 1916-1942
22 Wise, James M. and C. Elizabeth Burnam Wise, 1895-1937
23 Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence, 1881-1941 and undated


Financial Material, 1888-1976

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1 24 Burnam, T. M. - Workmen's Time Book, 1888-1889
25 Campbell, William A. - Bank Statements, Returned Checks, Paid Notes, Miscellaneous Receipts, 1891-1924
26 Campbell, William A. - Tax Receipts, 1897-1923
27 Campbell, William Lindsey - Bank Statement, Returned Checks, Paid Notes, Tax Receipts, Federal Land Bank, 1921-1945
28 Tax Receipts, 1910-1955
29 Wise, James M. - Tax Records, Cancelled Checks, 1921-1935
30 Miscellaneous, 1900-1976


Genealogy Research, undated

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2 1 Campbell and Edwards Families, undated


Hospital Records, 1938 and undated

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2 2 Hospital Records, 1938 and undated


Insurance Documents, 1912-1946

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2 3 Insurance Documents, 1912-1946


Legal Material, 1885-1986 and undated

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2 4 Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage License, 1904-1986
5 Campbell, William A. and Mattie Lindsey Campbell, 1885-1920 and undated
6 Campbell, William Lindsey and Mary Florence Edwards Wise Campbell, 1920-1957
7 Lindsey, Almarene A. (Lots 2 and 3 - Denver Heights Addition to Amarillo, Texas), 1907-1909
8 Warranty Deeds Concerning NW ¼ of Section 148 in Block 41, Hemphill County, Texas, 1912-1914
9 Wise, James M. and C. Elizabeth Burnam Wise, 1909-1937
10 Miscellaneous Documents, 1885-1937 and undated


Literary Production, 1890-1936 and undated

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2 11 Bushland Baptist Church Sunday School Record, Bushland Texas, 1918-1920
12 Class Notes, 1904-1917 and undated
12 Hand-Copied poem: "The Freight Wreck at Altoona", Author unknown, undated
13 Hand-Copied poem: "This Day is Ours", by Elizabeth Clark Grady, 1936
14 Journal and Cattle Sales, 1890-1936 and undated
15 Notebooks - Addresses, Recipes, and Notes, undated


Printed Material, 1879-1977 and undated

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2 16 Baylor University: Catalog, 1917
16 Baylor University: The Baylor Bulletin December, 1918
17 Church related, 1879-1917 and undated
18 Music Books, 1926-1935 and undated
19 News Clippings, 1910-1977 and undated
20 News Clippings - Obituaries, 1924-1984 and undated
21 Text Books: Elements of Algebra, by Wentworth, A. G., 1883
21 Chaucer's Prologue, Knight's Tale, and Nun's Priest's Tale, 1909
21 Analytic Geometry for Colleges, Universities, and Technical Schools, by Nichols, E. W., 1908
21 Civil Government, by Townes, John C., 1908
21 Elementary Composition, by Webster, William Frank, 1903
21 First Principles of Chemistry, by Brownlee, Raymond B., et al., 1907
21 First Book in German, by Bagster-Collins, E. W., 1917
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3 1 Virgil's Aenid: Books I-VI, Introduction and Notes by Bennett, Charles, 1904
2 Miscellaneous, 1942-1953 and undated


Memorabilia, 1905-1937 and undated

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3 3 Campbell, Mary Florence Edwards Wise - Autograph Book, 1928-1937
4 Campbell, William Lindsey, - High School, Texas A & M, Baylor University, 1905-1917 and undated


Scrapbook Material, 1893-1984 and undated

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3 5 Announcements - Death, Marriage, Birth, 1893-1984 and undated
6 Business Cards, undated
7 Recipes, 1902 and undated
8 Miscellaneous, 1910-1958 and undated
9 Miscellaneous Papers, 1882-1947 and undated