Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Catherine Anderson:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1878-1977 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Anderson, Catherine
Title: Catherine Anderson Papers,
Dates: 1878-1977 and undated
Abstract: The collection consists of genealogical material such as birth and death certificates, newspaper clippings, correspondence, directories, financial material, journals, legal material, and related printed material.
Collection # S 1769.1
Quantity: 2 boxes (2 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

This collection deals primarily with three daughters of Dr. William H. Anderson (1857-1930), of whom Catherine Anderson was one. They are close older cousins to Gertrude C. Suppe (see Related Collections). Dr. Anderson was a physician in Texas and Eastern Washington in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He served as a small-town doctor in Montague County, Texas, as the head of a politicized state mental institution near Spokane, Washington, and as a country doctor in Littlefield, Texas.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of genealogical material such as birth and death certificates, newspaper clippings, correspondence, directories, financial material, journals, legal material, and related printed material. All of these relate to the family history of the Anderson family.



The collection is organized alphabetically by persons and subjects.


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)
Anderson, Catherine
Anderson, William H.
Suppe, Gertrude C.
Subjects (Places)
Montague County (Tex.)
Littlefield (Tex.)
Spokane (Wash.)
Anderson family--Genealogy

Related Material

Gertrude C. Suppe Hispanic Church Music Collection, 1965-2003 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Catherine Anderson Papers, 1878-1977 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 2007

Processed by

Karina Rodriquez, 2013

Collection Inventory


Anderson, Catherine

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1 1 Air Force Papers, 1952-1953
2 Legal Papers, 1927-1957
3 Weekly Memo Book, December 1954-January 1955
4 World Travels, 1975


Anderson, Dorothy

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1 5 Certificates, 1896 and 1942


Anderson, Dr. W.H. and Grace

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1 6 Dr. W.H. Anderson and Grace Anderson Clippings, 1881-1930


Anderson, Margaret

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1 7 California State Normal School, Los Angeles-Diploma, June 26, 1914



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1 8 Catherine Anderson, 1935-1975
9 Dorothy Anderson Palmer, 1907-1964
10 Dr. W.H. Anderson, 1894-1928
11 Florence Murdoch, 1915-1931
12 Grace Anderson and Florence Murdoch, 1916-1917
13 Grace Reid Anderson, 1894-1916
14 Hugh G. Murdoch, 1959
15 Jack Molin-Catherine Anderson-California Department of Corrections, 1951-1954
16 Jack Molin-Catherine Anderson-Jack’s Letters from Terminal Island, 1947-1954
17 Margaret Anderson Murdoch, 1893-1966
18 Margaret Anderson Teaching Recommendations, 1910-1913
19 Margaret Edmonds and United States War Department, 1918-1921
20 Miscellaneous Letters and Greeting Cards, 1914-1961
21 Name Cards and Stamps, 1894-1932
22 Polly Reid, 1897-1919
23 Postcards, 1904-1916
24 Virginia Reid, 1917-1931
25 Virginia Reid and Catherine Anderson, 1923-1940



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1 26 directories 1975-1991
27 City Directory: Littlefield, Texas, Undated
28 Class of 1890 Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 1920


Financial Materials

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1 29 Catherine Anderson 1927-1977
30 Dr. William Anderson’s Ledgers, 1925-1930
31 Margaret Anderson Murdoch, 1918-1963



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1 32 Diaries of Catherine Anderson, 1924, 1925, 1938
33 Diaries of Florence Murdoch, 1944-1950
34 Grace Anderson Notebook, 1894
35 Margaret Murdoch’s Baby Journal, 1893
36 Virginia Reid’s Notebook of Quotations, undated


Legal Materials

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1 37 Dorothy Anderson Palmer, 1938
38 Dr. W.H. Anderson, 1917-1930
39 Margaret Anderson, 1916


Literary Production

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2 1 Virginia Reed Warren, Ohio, “Little Red Riding Hood, an Old Story In a New Dress”, undated


Murdoch, Agnes and Florence

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2 2 Agnes and Florence Murdoch Burial Information 1958-1962


Murdoch, Agnes Florenda

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2 3 University of Southern California Report Card and Communication Certificate, 1899-1929


Murdoch, Hugh G.

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2 4 Birth and Death Certificates, 1900 and 1963
5 Obituary, 1963


Murdoch, Margaret

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2 6 Legal Material and Cards, 1909-1972



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2 7 Articles Written by Hollis and Dorothy Palmer, early 1900s-1939
8 Big Bear-Ski Capital of the West and Winter Fun Map Supplement, 1955
9 Catherine Anderson, 1952-1969
10 Dorothy Palmer, 1920
11 Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Anderson, 1892-early 1900s
12 Margaret Murdoch, early 1900s-1957
13 Miscellaneous Articles, undated
14 Obituaries, 1915-1972
15 Polly Stratton Reid, 1927-1930
16 The Rome Daily American, November 15, 1946
17 Warren Daily Chronicle, Flood Edition, March 26, 1913



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2 18 Anderson Family, Friends, and Relatives, late 1890s-late 1960s
19 Kenneth Murdoch undated
20 Margaret Anderson Murdoch’s Class Photos, 1954-1956
21 Negatives of a Family Camping by Lake, undated
22 Negatives Owned By Dr. W. H. Anderson, September 12, 1896
23 Pinetop ca. 1954
24 Tombstone of Jack Molin, 1955


Printed Materials

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2 25 Catherine Anderson, “Happy Childhood Years in a Mental Hospital”, undated
26 February Harris’ Drug News, 1906
27 Hugh G. Murdoch Submitted Short Stories, undated
28 Life Story of Catherine Anderson, As Written by Her Mother Grace Anderson, 1894-1897
29 November Bulletin Magazine, 1931
30 Texas State Journal of Medicine, March 1931


Reid, Florence

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2 31 Copy of Florence Reid’s Birth Certificate (1872), 1938


Reid, Virginia

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2 32 Virginia Reid Death Certificate, January 1949


Scrapbook Material

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2 33 Article on H.C. Reid, First Presbyterian Church Bulletin, and “A Mistake”-author unknown, ca. 1900-1933, undated


Scrapbook Material

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2 34 Autograph Books of Grace Reid, Virginia Reid, Florence Reid, and Margaret Anderson, 1878-1903
35 Catherine Anderson Ration Books, undated
36 The Corporation of Danville 25 cents, Monetary Scraps, “…gave Us when we were married September 27, 1866”, 1862-1866
37 Dorothy Anderson Palmer and Agnes Murdoch Passports, 1928-1946


Oversized Materials

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OS Coast to Coast by Plane and Train Illustrated Map, Transcontinental Air Transport Inc. undated
Mrs. Grace Reid Anderson tombstone rubbing undated
Map of Yellow House Ranch located on State Capitol Leagues 657- 736 situated in Lamb Bailey Hockley and Cochran Counties Texas undated
Folder of two marriage certificates undated


Catalogued Books

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CB Whittelsey, Charles Barney. Genealogy of the Whittlesey- Whittelsey Family. 3rd edition. Salt Lake City, UT: Artistic Printing Co. 1992
Young, Robert W. and Evelyn Cross Young. Our Children’s Ancestors. San Diego, CA: Robert W. Young, 1966