Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Mrs. Paul C. Gerhart Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gerhart, Mrs. Paul C.
Title: Mrs. Paul C. Gerhart Collection
Dates: 1851-1941
Accession No.: MA87-24
Quantity: 2 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Scope and Contents

This Collection contains the family papers of Margaret McDermett Gerhart. The materials consist of photographs, letters, invitations, and news clippings between the years 1870-1941.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Gerhart, Margaret McDermett
Family Names:
Dallas (Tex.)
Family History
Mrs. Paul C. Gerhart Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA87-24 Mrs. Paul C. Gerhart Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Cindy C. Smolovik, Archivist.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Letters, invitations, newsclippings

Box Folder
1 1 Letter dated May 31, 1851. To Mother from James
2 Letter dated March 2, 1862. To T.O. Bagley from M.A. Record
3 Letter dated August 6, 1908. To Mrs. D.R.P. McDermett from Charles E. Lamb and newspaper clipping
4 Letter Dated October 19, 1931. To Mrs. Margaret McDermett Gerhart - From G.W. Truett with book Peace Perfect Peace
5 Letter dated September 11, 1925. To Mrs. McDermett from Ellen Collins.
6 Letter dated August, 1925. To Mrs. D.R.P. McDermett from Ellen Collins
7 Letter dated July 5, 1863. From Nancy R. Record to ?, one of her children
8 Letters dated April, 1887. To Mrs. Port McDermett from Maggie McDermett
9 Poem and other items. "Death of an Aged Friend"
10 Letter dated March 30, 1925. To Mrs. D.R.P. McDermett from Alfred O. Andersson, publisher Dallas Dispatch
11 Letter dated March 18, 1925. To Mrs. McDermett from Charles Martin
12 Letter dated April 11, 1930. To Mrs D.R.P. McDermett from Henry Merrill
13 Letter to Commander W.C. McCulley and Comrades of Sterling Price Camp #31 - memorial on the life and death of Doctor David R.P. McDermett - age 83. (Father of Mrs. Paul C. Gerhart) 5/30/25
14 Letter dated June 7 - year unknown - to Maggie - signature unknown
15 McCleans of Scotland - Family history by Mrs. D.R.P. McDermett
16 Will of Mary E. Hadden. List of family members
17 "Some Thoughts from a Pioneer Texas Women" by Mrs. D.R.P. McDermett
18 "What Maggie Said" Poem
19 Handwritten recollection by John Cochran of an incident at McKenzie College - Winter 1856-57
20 Typewritten account of life of Brigadier General Preston Smith
21 "My Wedding Day and Bridal Trip" Stella Evans and Mrs. D.R.P. McDermett
22 "Kiss me, Mother..." poem dated May 25, 1871 for "C" Dallas, Texas
23 Handwritten account of the ship "Alabama" dated January, 1863 "Off Galveston, Texas"
24 Cotillion Party Invitation, dated September 23, 1859 and misc cards and, envelopes belonging to Mary Record
25 Invitation to a Ball - Lamar volunteers
26 Acknowledgment of gift to Freeman Memorial Clinic in the memory of Paul C. Gerhart January 30, 1943
27 Report card and Christmas card
28 Dedication program for marker site of Christian Church, built 1867, dated December 4, 1938
29 "Lines on the Death of My Little Cousin Alice Rhine", addressed to her mother
30 To the Pioneers of Dallas County 14th Annual Re-Union July 10th and 11th, 1889
31 Memorial of the Semi-Centennial Celebration of San Jacinto Day, Dallas - April 21, 1886
32 Newsclipping - First Women's Vote c. 1920
33 Obits - John C. McCoy and J.K.P. Record
34 Bedford (PA) Gazette April 22, 1898 and Uniontown, PA Genius of Liberty, February 10, 1870
35 Bedford Gazette March 25, 1948
36 Obits - Mrs. Sam Stahr
37 Newsclippings - Mrs. D.R.P. McDermett



Box Folder
2 1 Mrs. David R. Porter McDermett and daughter Margaret McDermett September 14, 1889
2 Margaret McDermett c.1898
3 Mrs. Margaret McDermett Gerhart c. 1898
4 Bettie Nash (Mrs. Lloyd Smith) and Margaret McDermett (Mrs. Paul C. Gerhart) May 1898
5 Mrs. D.R.P. McDermett c. 1930
6 Mrs. D.R.P. McDermett and grandson, John Porter Gerhart (plus newspaper clipping) c. 1900
7 Bithday Party for John Porter Stahr Gerhart - 4 year old - plus clipping. c. 1903
8 Paul Cessna Gerhart - page torn from book n.d.
9 J.P. Gerhart Son of Mrs. Paul Gerhart
10 Paul Gerhart Jr., son of Mrs. Paul Gerhart n.d.
11 Mrs. Carrie Cessna Gerhart October 1888
12 Unidentified, possibly Live Oak St. c. 1900
13 Tintype - unidentified
14 Tintype - Randa Smith - (Mrs. S.P. Stahr) 1869
15 Carol and Telitha Smith Randy Smith and Mary Johnson. Paris, Texas c. 1868-69
16 Wedding Photo - Randa Smith c. 1870
17 Mrs. Randa Smith Brown Stahr July 4, 1889
18 Mrs. Randa Smith Brown Stahr, Tom (horse) and Mrs. E.J. Bush. 230 Live Oak St. c. 1902
19 Mrs. Randa Smith Stahr - 230 Live Oak 1903
20 Mrs. Randa Smith Stahr 1903
21 Mrs. Randa Smith Stahr c. 1903
22 Mrs. Randa Smith Stahr c. 1902
23 Mrs. Randa Smith Stahr c. 1940