University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Mayo Atkinson Family Papers, 1755-1986



Descriptive Summary

Creator: William Mayo Atkinson Family
Title: William Mayo Atkinson Family Papers
Dates: 1755-1986
Abstract: Financial and legal documents, correspondence, clippings, photographs, a scrapbook, books and genealogical material relate to the Atkinson family of Texas.
Accession No.: 94-348; 92-006; 91-021
Extent: 1 foot, 3 inches
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William Mayo Atkinson was born September 1, 1847, in Lunenberg County, Virginia. He attended Hampden-Sydney College, graduating in 1869. He lived in Gonzales, Texas, for most of his life and served as county district attorney. He also served in the Confederate Army. He died in Gonzales on November 12, 1936.


Scope and Contents

Financial and legal documents, correspondence, clippings, photographs, a scrapbook, books and genealogical material relate to the Atkinson family of Texas. Included is material related to Atkinson's Virginia ancestors and Cora Belle Atkinson Kemper's scrapbook from her school days in Richmond, Virginia (1891-1892).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects
Atkinson family--Archives.
Atkinson family--Photographs.
Atkinson, Mary Jane Lane--Archives.
Atkinson, Mary Jane Lane--Photographs.
Atkinson, Robert Alexander--Archives.
Atkinson, Robert Alexander--Photographs.
Atkinson, William Mayo, 1847-1936--Archives.
Atkinson, William Mayo, 1847-1936--Photographs.
Kemper, Cora Belle Atkinson--Archives.
Kemper, Cora Belle Atkinson--Photographs.
Gonzales (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Texas--History--1846-1950--Sources.
Texas--History--1951- --Sources.
Virginia--Genealogy.
Virginia--History--Sources.
County attorneys--Texas--Gonzales.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Mayo Atkinson Family Papers, 1755-1986, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3F429 Robert Alexander Atkinson:
Book of accounts, 1755-1850
Legal documents, 1882
William Mayo Atkinson:
Books:
Old Churches and Families of Virginia, volumes 1 and 2
box
3F430 Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789
Genealogy of the Page Families in Virginia
Correspondence, 1882-1883, 1925-1926, 1956
Legal documents, 1872-1893
Clippings, 1929-1936, undated
Mary Jane Lane Atkinson, 1902-1929, undated
Cora Belle Atkinson Kemper:
Scrapbook, 1891-1892
Correspondence and genealogy, 1902-1926, undated
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3F431 Books, 1891-1986
Gabrielle Marcoise, 1917-1920
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3S377 Photographs:
Cora Belle Atkinson Kemper
Mary Jane Lane Atkinson
Robert Alexander Atkinson
William Mayo Atkinson
Atkinson family