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Maclin Robertson Papers:

A Guide

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Robertson, Maclin, 1895-1953.
Title: Maclin Robertson Papers
Inclusive Dates: approximately 1896-1987
Bulk Dates: 1914-1987
Abstract: Maclin Robertson, Jr., was a prominent Texas cattleman and grandson of Sterling C. Robertson, an early Texas empressario. Robertson also was a veteran of World War I and was associated with the West Production Company in Houston. Correspondence, photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, genealogical materials, histories of selected areas of East Texas, and artifacts. Genealogical materials describe the Robertson, Curlee, Enloe, and Goode families. Local histories describe Tyler County; the Tyler County Court House; Woodville and Doucette, Texas. Robertson's participation in World War I is reflected in artifacts and a graphic containing the roster of the Headquarters Company, 132nd F.A., 61st Brigade, 36th Division, formerly the First Texas Cavalry.
Identification: AR422
Extent: 2 boxes (0.67 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Maclin Robertson, Jr., was born March 11, 1895, in Salado, Texas, and died October 18, 1953. His parents were Maclin Robertson, Sr., and Alice Josephine Woods. He married Nora Ann Enloe on February 5, 1944. He had three sisters and two brothers.

Maclin Robertson, Jr. was a great-grandson of Empresario Sterling Clack Robertson. The line of descent is through Empresario Sterling Clack Robertson, Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson, and Maclin Robertson, Sr.

Mr. Robertson served in WWI and is listed on the roster Headquarters Co., 132nd F. A. 61st Brigade, 36th Division, formerly the First Texas Cavalry, Captain Peter Schramm, Commanding Company, that shows Maclin Robertson, Jr. as a Corporal.

The Enloe family are descendants of a pioneer from Tyler County, Texas. Nora Ann Enloe had one brother, David Charles, and four sisters, Ruby Jordan, Beulah Johnson, Louise Hambridk and Lois Reardon. Nora Ann Enloe Robertson was a native of Woodville, Texas. The Holland and Crews families are both connected to the Enloe family by marriage.

Scope and Contents

The Robertson Papers are contained in one document box, one manuscript box, and space in GO34, totaling 0.7 linear feet. There are two series consisting of nine folders, four artifacts, and one roster.

Series I consists of clippings, correspondence, and photographs relating to the Robertson and Enloe families. This series also includes postcards and a roster relating to WWI. Newspaper clippings were photocopied onto acid-free paper and the original clippings were discarded.

The postcards include photograph type postcards. One is marked "Arrival 132nd F. A. Ft. Worth 4.7.19, and another is identified as "Military Police Co." with an arrow drawn to Maclin Robertson's horse and identifying Colonel Schramm at the head. The postcards are scenes of a parade in Fort Worth?, a ship, a waterfront, boxing match and parade. They are all of the Fort Worth WWI regiment. There are also postcards of Rennes, one of the "Allies Flags and Flowers," and one photograph postcard of J. L. Smith's Residence, Amarillo, Texas, May 6, 1917.

There is a small amount of information that relates to the Holland and Crews families, both of which are connected to the Enloe family by marriage. Included in the collection are obituaries for Mary Georgia Jordan, George Z. Lazenby, and Genevieve (Peck) Cruse, long time residents of Tyler County, Texas. Also included is a description of Mrs. D. Mann also a resident of Tyler County, Texas. There is also information on the Curlee family. (David Curlee Enloe).

Series II includes artifacts consisting of a pair of Maclin Robertson, Jr.'s baby shoes, two Dutch wooden shoes, a WWI combat helmet, and a handkerchief embroidered with "Souvenir de France."

One issue of the centennial edition, four sections, of the Temple Daily Telegram, April 7, 1936, is shelved with the newspaper collection. This small collection has importance for genealogists, WWI enthusiasts, and those interested in Fort Worth, Texas, history.



Organized in two series.
Series I. Papers, 1917-1989. 0.25 linear ft. (1 document box, 9 folders and 1 item in oversize drawer)
Series II. Artifacts, approximately 1895, approximately 1916. 0.45 linear ft. (1 manuscript box, 4 items)



Open for research.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Robertson, Maclin, 1895-1953--Archives.
Robertson family.
Curley family.
Enloes family.
Good family.
Tyler County (Tex.)--History, Local.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Separated Material

Temple Daily Telegram, April 17, 1936 (Centennial Edition). Four sections were relocated in the Garrett newspaper collection.

Administrative Information


Received from Nora Ann Enloe Robertson. Malcolm D. McLean, Head of the Robertson Colony Collection, negotiated the donation of the materials on May 27, 1990. Dr. Gerald D. Saxon acknowledged the collection on June 16, 1992.


Maclin Robertson Papers, AR422, Box Number, Folder Number, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Special Collections.

Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Hokanson, August 1999.

Container List


Series I. Papers, 1917-1989.
Extent 0.25 linear ft. (1 document box, 9 folders and 1 item in oversize drawer)

Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within the folder. Material includes clippings, correspondence, photographs, postcards, and roster.
Box Folder
1 1 Clippings, 1938, 1947, 1967, 1974, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1987, undated
Contains information on the Enloe, Holland, Crews, Mann, Cruse, and Robertson families. Includes obituaries and historical articles.
2 Correspondence, 1917, 1969, 1978, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, undated
Contains letters from Malcolm D. McLean and includes an excerpt from McLean's Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas, Volume XI. Also includes a greeting card and postcard.
3 Funeral Book, 1953
Contains In Remembrance book from the funeral of Maclin Robertson, Jr. (March 11, 1895-October 18, 1953). Includes obituaries, list of funeral attendees and an undated sympathy letter signed "Brownie," which contains a short poem by Annie J. Flint.
4 Genealogy Information - Printed, 1969, 1979, 1987, undated
Contains Christmas in the Canyon 1881, excerpts from Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas, Volume XI, Announcing Volume XIII of the Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas, and The Importance of Sterling Clack Robertson all compiled or written by Malcolm McLean.
5 Genealogy Information - Unpublished, undated
Contains handwritten lists of names with dates of birth, deaths, and marriages for the Lazenby, Curlee, and Enloe families. Includes handwritten and typed histories of the areas of Doucette, Texas; Woodville, Texas; and Tyler County, Texas. Also includes a copy of the application of Phebe Armstrong Goode for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, that shows lineage and information of the Holland and Goode families.
6 Ledger, 1951-1952
Ledger was used to record financial information for the "Expenses for Mac's Illness" (Maclin Robertson, Jr.).
7 Photographs - Maclin Robertson, Jr., undated
Contains two black and white photographs.
8 Photographs - Unidentified, 1958-1959, undated
Contains two black and white photographs. One of a young girl and one of a woman.
9 Postcards - WWI, 1917, 1919, undated
Contains 29 postcards, 15 are photograph type. Fourteen are of the 132nd Fort Worth regiment.
GO34 Roster for World War I unit, approximately 1910's.
Headquarters Co., 132nd F.A., 61st Brigade, 36th Division. Formerly the First Texas Cavalry, Captain Peter Schramm, Commanding Company. Lists Maclin Robertson, Jr., serving as Corporal.


Series II. Artifacts, approximately 1895, approximately 1916.
Extent 0.45 linear ft. (1 manuscript box, 4 items)

Four items arranged in no particular order. Items are baby shoes, wooden shoes, handkerchief, and helmet.
OS379 A pair of Maclin Robertson, Jr.'s baby shoes
Two Dutch wooden shoes, approximately 1916
A handkerchief, "Souvenir de France"
WWI combat helmet