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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

First Generation

Second Generation

Third Generation

Fourth Generation

Unidentified and separated materials

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Gresham and Negley Families Papers, 1845-2003 (bulk 1885-1917)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gresham and Negley Families
Title: Gresham and Negley Families Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1845-2003
Bulk Dates: 1885-1917
Creator Abstract: The four generations of Gresham and Negley family members represented in this collection include William B. Negley, Susan Maria Jones Negley, William B. Negley, Richard Van Wyck Negley, Sr., William Walter Negley, Rose Gertrude Negley Gresham, Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr., Rupert Neely Gresham, Jr., and Susan Maria Jones Gresham Crudgington Davidge. Most family members lived and worked in San Antonio, Texas during the bulk of the 20th century.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1845 through 2003 (with the bulk of materials dating 1885-1917 and includes correspondence between four generations of family members, photographs, business papers, household receipts, postcard albums, and scrapbooks. Collectively these papers show the family ties that the family maintained over more than 100 years, as well as social and business relationships that the family maintained in San Antonio.
Identification: MS 155
Extent: 11.2 linear feet (about 8,400 items)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

William B. Negley (1854-1912) was born in 1854 in Hagerstown, Maryland. He came to Texas around 1880 to buy bones for his father's fertilizer business. His family eventually purchased a ranch in Maverick County and named it Las Farias. Horses and sheep were raised on the ranch. While visiting at the neighboring Woodhull family ranch, William met Susan Maria Jones. William and Susan married in Huntington, Long Island in 1885.

Susan Maria Jones Negley (1863-1927) was born to Samuel Williams Jones (1818-1878) and Susan Maria Hewlett Jones (1827-1900) in 1863 in New York. She was an active member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America before and after she married. Susan, or Susie as she was known, and William had five children. William Robert was the first child born in 1886, but he died as a small child. Richard Van Wyck was born at Las Farias in 1887, attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, and eventually married Laura Burleson Negley. Lewis Jones was the third child and also died in infancy. William Walter, born in 1895, and Rose Gertrude, born December 8, 1896, were both born after the Negley's had moved from the ranch, to Eagle Pass, and then to San Antonio, Texas.

After moving to San Antonio, William B. Negley became an investor with George C. Vaughn in the lumber business. He and his wife built a home at 421 Howard Street, which eventually was the home of the Gresham's. William became the first president of the San Antonio Club. Susan Negley helped to establish the Texas chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, and was a member of other charitable groups. She carried on extensive correspondence with her children and other family members. William B. died in 1912 and Susan in 1927.

Richard Van Wyck Negley, Sr. (1887-1976) married Laura Burleson (see Laura Burleson Negley Papers) in 1912 and had three children, Albert in 1913, William (Bill) in 1914 and Richard, Jr. (Dickie) in 1915. Richard attended Phillips Exeter Academy (class of 1905) and graduated from Yale in 1909. He served in World War I and returned to San Antonio to found and operate the Negley Paint Company. Richard and Laura's sons were also schooled at Phillips Exeter Academy. The oldest son Albert, attended Yale Law School and the youngest son Richard, graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1939. Albert and Richard lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. The surviving son, William, graduated from law school at the University of Texas and spent the war years in Caracas, Venezuela working in an essential industry for Standard Oil Company. He married Carolyn Brown in 1942.

William Walter Negley, (1895–1932) also attended Phillips Exeter Academy (class of 1912) like his brother Richard, and graduated from Yale in 1916. He joined the army in 1917 and enrolled in the first officers training camp at Camp Bullis, San Antonio. He spent time in France as a captain and staff munitions officer. Walter, as he was known, married Roxana Gage in 1924 and lived on a ranch in Fort Davis, Texas. He died of a burst appendix in 1932.

Rose Gertrude Negley Gresham, (1896-1993) or Gertrude, as she was known, attended Mulholland Girls School and graduated from Miss Shipley School for Girls in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1916. During World War I, she volunteered as a nurse in the surgical ward at Fort Sam Houston. In 1920 she had a formal coming out. She met and married Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr. on June 8, 1921. They had two children, Rupert Neely, Jr. and Susan Maria Jones. Like her mother Susan, Gertrude was active in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, and at one point served as treasurer of the organization in Texas. During World War II, she served as a Grey Lady in the hospitals and was a member of the Ground Observer Corps. Avid golfers, Gertrude and Rupert played in San Antonio and in California.

Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr., was born on April 7, 1892 in Texas. He graduated from Main Avenue High School in San Antonio, Texas and attended The University of Texas Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1916. Rupert married Rose Gertrude Negley in 1921. He served as president of the state bar in 1954-1955, and was president of the board of trustees of St. Mary's University School of Law from 1953 to 1972. Rupert, Sr. also served as a member of the advisory group on taxation of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. Rupert, Sr. died on January 8, 1973.

Rupert Neely Gresham, Jr., was born around 1923 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Texas Military Institute in 1940. He attended Exeter like his uncles and cousins, received his undergraduate degree from Yale, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He worked as a banker, retiring as Senior Vice-President of Commercial Lending with Frost National Bank. He volunteers with The San Antonio, Texas Alamo Chapter of SCORE, acting as an advisor and mentor to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Susan Maria Jones Gresham Crudgington Davidge was born circa 1925 in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Saint Mary's Hall and Vassar College. She was Queen of the Court of Holidays of Fiesta San Jacinto in 1947. She moved to the Washington, DC area in 1953. Susan married James Crudgington and they had three daughters Susan, Libby, and Keith. James Crudgington died July 15, 1973. Susan married again on June 9, 1976 to John Washington Davidge, Jr., who died on December 8, 1986. Susan was a member of the Ladies of Mount Vernon and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. She was also a member of the board of the National Cathedral School for Girls and the Maryland chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Susan died on August 28, 1989.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection spans the years 1845 through 2003 (with the bulk of materials dating 1885-1917) and includes correspondence between four generations of family members, photographs, business papers, household receipts, postcard albums, and scrapbooks. Collectively these papers show the family ties that the family maintained over more than 100 years, as well as social and business relationships that the family maintained in San Antonio. The collection is arranged by generation beginning with Susan Jones and her sister Mary. The second generation leads off with Susan Maria Negley and her husband William, and consists of letters to and from Susan and William as well as letters to their children, her siblings, several aunts and uncles, and William's siblings and cousins. The third generation consists of Richard Negley, Walter Negley, and Gertrude Negley and Rupert Gresham Sr., with the fourth generation consisting of Rupert Gresham, Jr. and his sister Susan Crudgington Davidge. Within the latter's papers are photographs of her daughters, Susan, Libby, and Keith.

Within each generation, documents are filed by format, the bulk of which are letters to and from mostly family members. Letters are filed with the person to whom the letter is written. What few outgoing letters that exist would be filed under the receiver's name. There are also a number of photographs in this collection. In the nineteenth century, the images consist of a few studio portraits, then with the early twentieth century, both studio portraits and snapshots, with the final photographs of the Crudgington girls in the 1980's consisting of only snapshots. The collection includes three panoramic photographs – one from Bryn Mawr, Gertrude's alma mater; one from Exeter; and one of a Yale Harvard game on November 25, 1916. Of especial note is the beautiful late nineteenth century photograph album which includes well preserved, but unidentified, cabinet cards. Photographers from Maryland, New York and San Antonio are represented.

The bulk of the correspondence dates roughly from 1885 through 1916. The majority of the letters are written between Susan (Susie) M. Jones Negley and her husband William B. Negley, as well as letters to and from their children: Richard Van Wyck, William Walter (Walter) and Rose Gertrude Negley (Gertrude). The letters between Susie and William begin when they are courting and cover such topics as domestic life, shopping, and wedding planning. Once these two were married their letters discussed family, domestic, and household issues. William traveled to the ranch in Eagle Pass every summer for three to four months and during these times the letters between them are almost daily. They discuss missing each other, household and ranch activities, the birth of their children, the children's behavior and health, as well as extended family activities. Susie at times went to New York to be with her family during her husband's absences and sometimes her Aunt Nettie came to San Antonio to help with the younger children.

The letters from Susie, to and from Richard and Walter date from the time they are at school at Exeter and then Yale (and Richard spent a short time at Dartmouth.) The letters discuss the boy's studies, their activities, and primarily financial issues concerning school. The boys ask for money to pay for room and board, books and supplies, clothes and a typewriter. Of interest is the different ways the boys ask their parents for money. Richard always stated he could make do with what he had if the asking was a hardship, while Walter always spent his allowance very quickly and then asked for more money. Richard's school letters also talk about joining fraternities.

There are also letters from Susie's extended family members including her sisters and cousins, and these cover topics of family activities including weddings and deaths, travel, household and daily activities. Walter, Richard and Gertrude occasionally wrote to each other, though there is little correspondence between Susie and Gertrude. Other generations write mostly about domestic issues, and include wedding invitations, funeral notices, and announcements about new births. In the correspondence of Gertrude, there are ten inches of materials related to Rupert Gresham, Sr.'s death, especially letters of condolence and memorial cards.

Of less bulk is the variety of other materials in the Family Papers. The earliest generations have mainly letters and photographs, but within Susie Negley's materials are household receipts, scrapbooks, programs, and a recipe book. The receipts document the expenses needed to run the household, from food, to repairs, to purchasing clothing, school supplies, and car parts. Susie's scrapbooks include photographs, newspaper clippings, and poetry. There is also a pressed-flower book of bouquets received by Susie from William during a month of their courtship in Texas from April 5 to May 13, 1885. William and Susie were the recipients of many postcards, and they created an album. Their daughter Gertrude compiled two scrapbooks, one with photographs of a golfing trip to California and a trip she and Rupert took to Yosemite. She also created a postcard album and some of the postcards were sent through the mail. Finally, Susan Crudgington created four books that document her high school and college years, and her time as a queen of Fiesta.

William Negley's papers include several files about his interests in mining companies and ranching. Richard's papers include some business things, but mostly documents relating to his father's (William) estate. Rupert Sr. has the most items referring to his career as a lawyer, mainly photographs, but also his diploma, awards he received during his life, newsclippings, and a speech.

Gertrude and Rupert's wedding, 25th and 50th anniversaries are documented in the collection. Also, there is extensive documentation from her time as a school girl, with short reports written on a variety of topics. Susan and Rupert as children are highly photographed, and there are snapshots of Susan's three girls, but other than a few other documents, little is existent.

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Organization of Collection

Series 1. First Generation
Series 2. Second Generation
Series 3. Third Generation
Series 4. Fourth Generation
Series 5. Unidentified Photographs and Postcards

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Please contact University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections for information about permission to publish material from the collection.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Gresham Family.
Negley Family.
Subjects
Family--Texas--San Antonio.
Women--Texas--San Antonio--Social life and customs.
Ranch life--Texas.
Businessmen--Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--19th century.
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
San Antonio (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Clippings (information artifacts).
Receipts (financial records).
Local Subjects
Business
Family Collections
San Antonio History

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Related Material

Materials related to this collection may be found in the Laura Burleson Negley Family Papers (MS 84), University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gresham and Negley Families Papers, 1845-2003, MS 155, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a gift from Rupert Neely Gresham, Jr., September 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Gerrianne Schaad, Head of University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections; Mathew C. Martin, Collections Assistant; and Eva Sankey, Collections Assistant, 2007.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

First Generation

Includes materials created by or pertaining to Susan Maria Hewlett Jones, Mary Hewlett, Hannah Jones Woodhull, and Josiah Woodhull.
Arranged into subseries by individual family member, and thereafter by format.
Susan Maria Hewlett Jones
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 1 Letter(s) from Davenport, 1845
2 Letters from family and friends, 1879-1889 and undated
3 Letter(s) from Mr. and Mrs. John D. Jones, 1885
4 Invitation to funeral of John H. Jones, December 21, 1859
5 Estate, June 1900
6 Photograph, undated
7 Visiting cards, undated
Mary Hewlett
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 8 Letter to Mary Hewlett fom Susan M. Jones Negley (niece), 1878
Hannah Jones Woodhull
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 9 Letter to Hannah Jones Woodhull From Susan M. Hewlett Jones (sister-in-law), 1898
Josiah Woodhull
10 Visiting card, undated

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Second Generation

Includes materials created by or pertaining to Rose Negley Loose, William Robert Jones, Helen Jones, Elizabeth Jones Wood, Susan Maria Jones Negley (Susie), and William B. Negley.
Arranged into subseries by individual family member, and thereafter by format.
Rose Negley Loose
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 11 Letter to Rose Negley from Charles Negley (brother), April 15, 1891
Photographs
Box Folder
1 12 Portrait of her children Samuel, Margaret, and Elise, 1885
William Robert Jones
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 13 Letter(s) from William B. Negley (brother-in-law), 1885
14 Letter(s) from Susan M. Jones Negley (sister), 1885
15 From family and friends, 1884-1887
Photographs
Box Folder
1 16 Portrait, 1899
Helen Jones
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 17 Letters from Susan M. Jones Negley (sister), 1885 and undated
18 Letter(s) from Susan M. Jones Negley (sister), undated
19 Letters from William B. Negley (brother-in-law), 1886-1892
20 Letter(s) from family and friends, 1900
Elizabeth Jones Wood
Box Folder
1 21 Wedding invitation of Elizabeth Jones to William Wilson Wood, November 19, 1879
Susan Maria Jones Negley (Susie)
Box Folder
1 22 Autograph book, 1877-1879
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 23 Letters from Susan M. Hewlett Jones (mother), 1885-1899 and undated
24 Letters from Peter L. Negley (father-in-law), 1885-1886
25 Letters from Mary Hewlett (Aunt Mary), 1884-1886, 1901-1903, and undated
26 Letters from Antoinette Rickenbaugh (Aunt Nettie), 1887, 1900, and undated
27 Letters from Elizabeth Hewlett Jones Wood (sister), 1884-1908
28 Letters from William Wilton Wood (brother-in-law), 1880, 1907
29 Letter(s) from Samuel Van Wyck Jones (brother), 1901
30 Invitation to wedding of Samuel Van Wyck Jones to Anna Lawton, January 5, [1882]
31 Letters from Elena Pont Jones (sister-in-law), 1897-1903
32 Letters from Helen Jones (sister), 1885-1887, 1899-1910, and undated
33 Letters from William Robert Jones (brother), 1885-1900
34 Letters from Charles Negley (brother-in-law), 1885-1886
35 Letters from Walter Negley (brother-in-law), 1885-1887
Box Folder
2 1 Letters from Rose Negley Loose (sister-in-law), 1885-1886, 1899, and undated
2 Letters from Albert E. Wickes (cousin), 1884-1886, 1901
3 Letters from Grace Hewlett (cousin), 1885-1886, 1912, and undated
4 Letters from Jennie Stratton Graham (cousin), 1885
5 Letters from Lula Frost Woodhull (cousin), 1885-1886, 1899
6 Letter(s) from Josiah Townsend Woodhull (cousin), 1885
7 Letters from Virginia Jones Woodhull (cousin), 1885-1886, 1903, and undated
Letters from William B. Negley (husband)
Box Folder
2 8-14 1885-1902
Box Folder
3 1 1903-1904
2 1909 and undated
Letters from Richard Van Wyck Negley, Sr. (son)
Box Folder
3 3-10 1896-1907
Box Folder
4 1-2 1908-1916
Letter(s) from William Robert Negley (son)
Box Folder
4 3 1893
Letters from William Walter Negley (son)
Box Folder
4 4 1903-1917
5 1922-1923
6 Letters from Rose Gertrude Negley Gresham (daughter), 1904, 1915-1916, and undated
7 Letters from Bessie Hunt, 1885-1886 and undated
8 Letters from Lucy A. Tuttle, 1883-1895
9 Letters from Florence L. Jones, 1885, 1900
10 Letters from identified family and friends, 1883-1916 and undated
11 Letters from Misses Shipley's School, 1913-1914
12 Letter from The University of Washington, November 23, 1912
13 Letters from unidentified correspondents, 1885-1887
14 Unidentified fragments of letters and writings, 1913 and undated
Box Folder
5 1 Condolence letters regarding the deaths of Susan M. Jones Negley's family members, 1899-1900, 1912, and undated
Guestbooks
Box Folder
5 2 Guest lists for parties, 1880 and undated
Locks of Hair
Box Folder
5 3 Lock of hair and small portrait of Susan, June 21, 1885
4 Locks of hair of Susan's children, undated
Invitations
Box Folder
5 5 Invitations to Susan and William Negley, 1884-1886 and undated
6 Wedding of Susan M. Jones to William B. Negley, October 6, 1885
7 Invitation to wedding of Josiah Townsend Woodhull and Lula Frost, June 3, 1885
7 Wedding Invitations to Susan M. Jones Negley, undated
Memberships
Box Folder
5 8 Altar Committee - duties
Colonial Dames
Box Folder
5 9 Colonial Dames of America in New York - membership documents of Susan Negley, 1899-1911
10 Colonial Dames of America in Texas - administrative documents, notices, resolutions, 1904-1915
11 Colonial Dames of America in New York - announcements, invitations, notices, 1901-1906 and undated
12 National Society of the Colonial Dames of America – correspondence, announcements, resolutions, 1908-1915
Colonial Dames of America correspondence with Susie Jones Negley
Box Folder
5 13 1900-1907
Box Folder
6 1-3 1908-1915 and undated
4 Colonial Dames of America – invitations and lists of officers from other states
5 Colonial Dames of America in Texas - luncheon at Menger Hotel, May 20, 1908
6 National Society of the Colonial Dames of America – minutes of the Biennial Council, 1914
7 Colonial Dames of America in Texas - newspaper clipping about meeting in Austin, May 16, 1917
8 Colonial Dames of America in Texas - photograph, May 16, 1917
9 National Society of the Colonial Dames of America - "A report on the status of the societies composing the National Societies of the Colonial Dames of America," November 5, 1908
10 Correspondence to Susie Jones Negley from other clubs and organizations, 1898-1902, 1921, and undated
11 Memorial - for William B. Negley from Alamo National Bank, 1912
12 Newsclippings – Negley friends, family, and acquaintances, 1908 and undated
Pamphlets and Programs
Box Folder
6 13 Hewlett Family Reunion pamphlet, May 23, 1914
14 Alexander Hamilton Institute pamphlets, 1917-1919
15 Metropolitan Opera House programs, 1914-1915
Photographs
Box Folder
6 16 Portrait of Susan M. Jones Negley as adult, undated
17 Tintype Portrait of Susan M. Jones Negley, undated
18 Snapshots, circa 1910s
19 Snapshot of Susan M. Jones Negley and Grandson Rupert Gresham, Jr., circa 1924
20 Man and two women in Laredo, 1930s
Photograph albums
Box Folder
6 21 19th century photograph album - family at ranch, November 29, 1904
22 Texas, Harvard, Yale, and Fargo, North Dakota, 1904-1908 and undated
Box Folder
7 1 Pictures of cabin and woods, undated
2 Gazebo, undated
Receipts and Cancelled Checks
Box Folder
7 3 Van Ness St. property receipts, 1899
Receipts for construction of 421 Howard, 1900-1902
4-8 Household receipts, 1906-1910
Box Folder
8 1-7 Household receipts, 1910-1915
Box Folder
9 1-5 Household receipts, 1915-1917
6-7 Household receipts, 1930 and undated
8 Receipt for furs, November 1925
9 Alamo National Bank Statements, November 1918 – February 1919
10-11 Cancelled checks, 1896-1899, 1910
Box Folder
10 1-7 Cancelled checks, 1910-1916
Box Folder
11 1 Ledger page for one of the boys in school, 1904
2 Recipe book, undated
School
Box Folder
11 3 Report Card – Huntington Union School, 1871
4 Essay – "The Pleasure of Traveling," April 8, 1880
5 Notebook including poetry, prose, and Bible lessons, 1880
Scrapbooks
Box Folder
11 6 Pressed wild flower book, April 5 – May 13, 1885
7 Scrapbook, circa 1879-1891
8-9 Scrapbook pages, circa 1880, 1900, and undated
Loose items from Negley scrapbooks
Box Folder
11 10 Articles, 1903-1924 and undated
11 Copy of the Constitution of the Guild of the Church of the Redeemer, Eagle Pass, 1891
12 Family related items, weddings and deaths, [1882], 1906-1909, and undated
13 Handwritten items, 1905-1911 and undated
14 Handwritten Account Booklet, undated
15 Poetry, 1913-1915 and undated
16 Pressed flower fan, undated
17 Printed items, 1916 and undated
18 Writings, undated
19 Visiting Cards – "Miss Susie M. Jones"
Writings
Box Folder
11 20 "The Federalist System," January 31, 1902
21 Calculation of time apart from Will, circa 1904
William B. Negley
Business Papers
Box Folder
11 22 Alamo Mining Company, 1898
23 Building lease, September 1911
24 Building repairs, 1908 and undated
25 Contract between Negley & [McIver] and Col. T. H. Landerson, April 1, 1899
26 Commerce Street widening contract, signed by Susan M. J. Negley, January 1913
27 Lease – Waring, TX – Property leased to Chanblers, 1907-1912
Loans
Box Folder
11 28 Loan to G.B. Boero – correspondence, 1899
29 Papers for F.A. Castle loan, 1895-1899
30 Mortgage – Negley, Riddle and Co. to Simon Lavauberg, 1890
31 Notices of maturities of William B. Negley at Alamo National Bank 1897
Ranch
Box Folder
11 32 Bank statements – First National Bank, Eagle Pass, TX, 1896-1898
Box Folder
12 1 Cattle purchases, 1896-1898
Temple Bar Consolidated Mining Company
Box Folder
12 2 Letter to stockholders, March 21, 1899
3 Letter to Secretary, William B. Negley, July and August 1900
4 Minutes, 1899
Correspondence
Box Folder
12 5 Letter from Peter Negley (father), 1883
6 Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Oliver L. Jones (cousins), undated
7 Letter from Susan M. H. Jones (mother-in-law), 1887
8 Letter from Antoinette Rickenbaugh (Aunt Nettie), 1908, 1912
9 Letter from Rose Negley Loose (sister), 1885 and undated
10 Letter from Samuel B. Loose (brother-in-law), 1903, 1906
11 Letter from Helen Jones (sister-in-law), 1886, 1895
12 Letter from William Robert Jones (brother-in-law), 1888, 1898-1900
Letters from Susie M. Jones Negley (wife)
Box Folder
12 13-16 May 1885 - October 1886
Box Folder
13 1-3 June-July 1887 1887-1889, 1904-1908
4-6 Letters from Richard Van Wyck Negley, Sr. (son), 1904-1909
7 Letters from William Walter Negley (son), 1903-1912 and undated
8 Letter from Rose Gertrude Negley Gresham (daughter), 1906
9 Letters from family and friends, 1885-1901
Memberships
Box Folder
13 10 Historical Tales Club, 1908
Photographs
Box Folder
13 11 Portrait, undated

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Third Generation

Includes materials created by or pertaining to William Robert Negley, Richard Van Wyck Negley, Sr., Lewis Jones Negley, William Walter Negley, Rose Gertrude Negley Gresham, and Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr.
Arranged into subseries by individual family member, and thereafter by format.
William Robert Negley
Box Folder
13 12 Baptism certificate, November 12, 1886
Richard Van Wyck Negley, Sr.
Business Papers
Box Folder
13 13 Building repairs, 1912
14 Business deal, January 31, 1912
15 Business correspondence, 1913-1915
16 William B. Negley (father) Estate – correspondence, legal and financial documents, 1912-1913 and undated
17 William B. Negley Estate – correspondence, 1912-1913 and undated
Box Folder
14 1-2 Rent receipts, 1914-1916
Correspondence
Box Folder
14 3 Letters from Samuel B. Loose (uncle), 1913-1914
Letters from Susie M. Jones Negley (mother)
4-8 1902-1907
Letters from William B. Negley (father)
Box Folder
15 1-3 1894, 1904-1907
4 Letters from Helen Jones (Aunt Nellie), 1904-1906
5 Letter(s) from Rose Negley Loose (Aunt Rose), 1907
6 Letters from William Walter Negley (brother), 1904-1906, 1912-1914
7 Letters from Rose Gertrude Negley Gresham (Sister), 1904-1905
8 Letters from Family and Friends, 1904-1907 and undated
Newsclippings
Box Folder
15 9 Wedding announcement – Richard Van Wyck Negley (Sr.) to Laura Burleson, April 5, 1912
Photographs
Box Folder
15 10 Portraits of Richard V.W. Negley, Sr. as an Adult, 1906 and undated
11 Snapshots of Richard V.W. Negley, Sr., circa 1920
12 Snapshots of Laura Burleson Negley, circa 1920, circa 1930
School
Box Folder
15 13 Sheffield Scientific School, examination, freshman class, 1906
Lewis Jones Negley
Photographs
Box Folder
15 14 Portrait, 7 months old, undated
William Walter Negley
Correspondence
Box Folder
15 15 Letters from Susie M. Jones Negley (mother), 1917-1923
16 Letters from William B. Negley (father), 1894-1903
17 Letter(s) from Rose Negley Loose (Aunt Rose), undated
18 Letters from Richard Van Wyck Negley, Sr. (brother), 1904, 1906
19 Letter(s) from Richard Van Wyck Negley, Jr. (nephew), 1922
20 Letters from family and friends, 1919-1923
Memberships
Box Folder
15 21 YMCA Membership Card (San Antonio, Texas), 1910
22 St. Anthony Hall, undated
23 Military transfer papers, July 1919
Photographs
Box Folder
15 24 Portraits of William Walter Negley as a boy, . 1911 and undated
25 Portraits of William Walter Negley as an adult, 1917 and undated
26 Snapshot of William Walter Negley in uniform, circa 1916
27 Snapshot of William Walter, undated
28 Snapshot of William Walter's school friends, undated
29 Portraits of Friends from Exeter and Yale, undated
30 Snapshots of Europe in World War I
Programs
Box Folder
15 31 Yale University Football Association schedule, 1908
32 School composition books, undated
Scrapbook (childhood), undated
Box
16 Rose Gertrude Negley Gresham
Dance Cards
Box Folder
16 1 Court of the Universe, Queen's Ball, Gunter Hotel, April 22, 1921
2 Texas A&M College Dance, sponsored by San Antonio Club, with a note from Rupert N. Gresham, Sr. (husband), undated
Correspondence
Box Folder
16 3 Letter(s) from Antoinette Rickenbaugh (Great Aunt Nettie), undated
4 Letters from Susie M. Jones Negley (mother), 1918-1925 and undated
5 Letters from Rose Negley Loose (Aunt Rose), 1916, 1921
6 Letters from Helen Jones (Aunt Nellie), 1926 and undated
7 Letter(s) from Albert E. Wickes (cousin), 1921
8 Letters from Richard Van Wyck Negley, Sr. (brother), 1903-1913
9 Letters from William Walter Negley (brother), 1904-1922 and undated
10 Letters from Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr. (husband), 1921-1925 and undated
11 Letters from Floyd Rollin Negley, 1976-1972
12 Letters from Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge (daughter), 1973-1985 and undated
13 Letters from John W. Davidge, Jr. (husband), 1975-1982
14 Letters from family and friends, 1905-1978 and undated
15 Condolence reply from Mary Louise, undated
16 25th wedding anniversary – congratulatory cards and letters and party, 1946
17 25th wedding anniversary celebration telegrams, June 8, 1946
18 Christmas cards, undated
19 Unidentified correspondents, undated
Condolences on Rupert N. Gresham, Sr.'s (husband) death
Box Folder
17 1-6 Condolence letters to Gertrude, 1973 and undated
7 Condolence telegrams to Gertrude, January 9-11, 1973
8 Condolence letters to Susan Gresham Crudginton (daughter), January-February 1973
9 Condolence letters to Gresham, Davis, Gregory, Worthy and Moore Lawfirm, January 1973
10 Response cards to sympathy letters, 1973
Box Folder
18 1 Memorial donation letters, January-March, May 1973
2-5 Memorial donation cards, 1973
6 Cards from flowers sent to funeral, January 1973
7 Cards from flowers sent to home, January 1973
Box Folder
19 1 Driver's license circa 1970
2 Guestbooks, funeral, 1993
Invitations
Box Folder
19 3 Coming out invitation for Gertrude, November 23, 1920
4 Wedding invitations for Gertrude and Rupert Sr.'s wedding, 1921
Memberships
Box Folder
19 5 Army Air Forces Aircraft Warning Corps, 1944
Newsclippings
Box Folder
19 6 Gertrude and Rupert Sr.'s Wedding Announcement Newsclipping and Telegram, June 1921
Photographs
Box Folder
19 7 Portraits of Gertrude Negley as a girl, undated
8 Portraits of Gertrude Negley as an adult, undated
9 Gertrude Negley and Rupert, Jr. (son), circa 1926
10 Gertrude Negley and a baby, circa 1950s
11 Gertrude Negley playing tennis, undated
12 Gresham Family day at the beach, undated
13 Snapshots, 1930s-1970s
14 Gertrude Negley and Rupert Sr. (husband), 1940s-1970s
15 Snapshot of Rupert Sr., Gertrude, and Rupert Jr., circa 1924
16 Rupert, Jr. and Susan Gresham (daughter) as small children in front of a house, late 1920s
17 Rupert, Jr. and Susan Gresham as small children on porch steps and near a pond, early 1930s
18 Rupert, Jr. and Susan Gresham on a dock, late 1930s
19 Children at ranch, 1940s?
20 Children at park – possibly Breckenridge, undated
21 Gertrude, children, and grandchildren, undated
22 Gertrude, Rupert Jr., Susan, Libby, and Keith Crudgington (grandchildren), mid-1980s
23 50th wedding anniversary plaque – with pictures of Rupert, Sr. and Gertrude as bride and groom, 1971
24 50th wedding anniversary party, 1971
Box Folder
20 1 Album of Gertrude and Rupert, Sr. playing golf and their trip to Yosemite, 1921
2 Vic at Ranch, undated
3 Cars, undated
4 House at 421 Howard St., San Antonio, Texas, undated
School
Box Folder
20 5 Classmates' writings for yearbook, circa 1916
6 School assignments, 1912-1913 and undated
7 Composition books, 1908-1909
8 Copywork, 1904
9 Exercise paper, undated
10 Test, undated
11 Civics, March 10, 1916
12 "Lieutenant Lefevre," March 2
13 "The Yellow Dove," May 11, 1916
14 "A Corner of the Province," March 8, 1916
15 French test, February 17, 1916
16 "1844 Election," March 9, 1916
17 Map of antebellum United States, 1914
18 "Immediate Causes of the Civil War," undated
19 "The Missouri Compromise," undated
20 "The Monroe Doctrine," February 16, 1916
21 "Plans for a Compromise, 1860-1861," undated
22 "Previous Plans of the Union," undated
23 "Puerto Rico, Philippines, and Cuba," undated
24 "Tariffs," May 9, 1916
25 "Territorial Possessions of the United States," May 3, 1916
26 "Texas," undated
27 U.S. History, February 10, 1916
28 U.S. History notes, undated
29 "Gothic Architecture," undated
30 Report card, March 10, 1914
Scrapbooks
Box Folder
20 31 Travel diary of Gertrude's trip to Japan, 1963
32 25th wedding anniversary, 1946
Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr.
Box Folder
20 33 Awards and certificates, 1929-1966
Business papers
Box Folder
20 34 Notebook with contacts, addresses, and business cards, circa 1952
Correspondence
Box Folder
20 35 Letter(s) from Rose Gertrude Negley Gresham (wife), 1963
36 Letter from T.R. Walsh, October 16, 1969
37 Get well card, undated
38 Guestbooks, Funeral, 1973
Box Folder
21 1 Letter of introduction, March 7, 1939
Memberships
Box Folder
21 2 Order of the Coif Certificate, 1964
3 Law practice identification cards and business card, 1929, 1962-1972, and undated
Newsclippings
Box Folder
21 4 Magazine clippings, 1948-1964 and undated
5 "Gresham Gazette," 1955
6 Clippings, 1954-1957 and undated
7 Rupert Sr. and the Bar Association in England, July 1957
8 50 years as a lawyer celebration, January 1972
9 Obituaries, 1973
10 Publicity letters, 1949-1961
11 Reunion at Main Avenue High School, 1961
Photographs
Box Folder
21 12 Portrait of Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr. as an adult, 1946-1954, 1971, and undated
13 Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr. in professional settings, 1946-1967 and undated.
14 Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr. at Texas State Bar Convention, Dallas, Texas, July 1955
15 Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr. at Tax Institute, 1955
16 Passport and driver's license, circa 1970
17 Snapshot of Rupert Neely Gresham, Sr. dressed as an Indian, 1955
18 Snapshots, 1940, 1966-1969, and undated
19 Queen Elizabeth's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, August 1957
20 School (high school and law diplomas), 1911 and June 22, 1916
21 Speeches at conferences, 1949-1955, 1973, and undated.

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Fourth Generation

Includes materials created by or pertaining to Rupert Neely Gresham, Jr., and Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge.
Arranged into subseries by individual family member, and thereafter by format.
Rupert Neely Gresham, Jr.
Box Folder
21 22 Newsclippings
Photographs
Box Folder
21 23 Portraits of Rupert N. Gresham, Jr. as a toddler, undated
24 Portraits of Rupert N. Gresham, Jr. as a boy, undated
25 Portraits of Rupert N. Gresham, Jr. as a adult, undated
26 Caricature of Rupert N. Gresham, Jr., 1978
27 Snapshots of Unidentified Family Members with baby Rupert N. Gresham, Jr., undated
28 Snapshots of Rupert N. Gresham, Jr. as a baby with unidentified boy, undated
29 Snapshot of Rupert N. Gresham, Jr. as a toddler with professional golfer Tom Lally, circa 1928
30 Snapshots of Rupert N. Gresham, Jr. as a young boy, late 1920s
31 Snapshots of Rupert N. Gresham, Jr. as a boy, circa 1930
32 Snapshots of Rupert N. Gresham, Jr. in shorts at ranch, circa 1933
33 Snapshot of Rupert N. Gresham, Jr., circa 1990s
Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge
Correspondence
Box Folder
21 34 Letters from family and friends, 1947, 1972-1973, and undated
35 Memorial Contribution Card in Memory of Jim Crudgington (husband), [1973]
36 Wedding announcement – Susan Gresham Crudgington to John Washington Davidge, Jr., June 9, 1976
Photographs
Box Folder
21 37 Portraits of Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge as a child, undated
38 Portraits of Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge as Duchess of Liberty, Fiesta, 1946
39 Portraits of Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge as an adult, circa 1950s
40 Gertrude Gresham (mother) and baby Susan?, circa 1926
41 Snapshots of Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge as a child, undated
42 Snapshots of Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge as a school girl, circa 1935
43 Snapshots of Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge as a young woman, with deer carcass, in front of house, early 1940s
44 Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge and baby, undated
45 Susan, Libby, and Keith Crudgington (daughters), circa 1970
46 Keith Crudgington's Graduation from the National Cathedral School, Washington, D.C., undated
47 Crudgington girls family celebrations, circa 1980s
Newsclippings
Box Folder
21 48 Susan Gresham Crudgington Davidge and daughters Olivia [Libby] and Susan, undated
School
Box Folder
21 49 Elementary Mathematics, undated
Scrapbooks
Box Folder
21 50 Scrapbooks, 1936-1941
50 High school and college, 1940-1947
50 Fiesta Queen 1947

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Unidentified and separated materials

Box Folder
22 Unidentified Photographs
1 Portrait of unidentified man, 1800s
2 Unidentified portraits, undated
3 Unidentified snapshot, undated
4 Unidentified modern prints from negatives #9873-9878, undated
5 Unidentified negative sheets #9873-9878 and one other, undated
6 Postcards, undated
Box
32 Negatives

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