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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

McLeod family papers, 1799-1805, 1882-1998



Creator McLeod family
Title: McLeod family papers
Dates: 2001-03-14
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, literary productions, legal documents, photographs, and ephemera document four generations of the McLeod family in Texas.
Identification: camh-arc-004095
Extent: 21 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

The McLeod family arrived in Texas in 1897, emigrating from the North Carolina Piedmont. McLeods have been active in the Presbyterian ministry, law, and public affairs in Texas. They married into the Vinson family, also prominent in those fields.

William Angus (Will) McLeod (1876-1947) moved with his father to Texas. In 1905, he graduated from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and married Martha (Mattie) Vinson. He pastored in Nacogdoches, Ennis, and Austin, before teaching at the Austin seminary. In 1918-1919, he ministered in Europe for the Army YMCA. From 1919 until his death, Reverend McLeod was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Cuero. He had a lifelong interest in genealogy and family history. William A. (Angus) McLeod, Jr., (1912-1961) graduated from Texas A & M College and the University of Texas School of Law. He practiced in McAllen, where he served on the city commission and as mayor. In 1939, he wed Helen Manning (1916-1995), and they raised seven children. After Angus McLeod's death, Helen McLeod taught high school and owned a bookstore. She inherited Will McLeod's genealogy collection and increased it by her own research.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, clippings, literary productions, legal documents, photographs, and ephemera document four generations of the McLeod family in Texas. Of particular interest are World War I era letters of Will McLeod to Mattie McLeod, correspondence between Angus McLeod, Helen McLeod, and his parents, and the diaries of Will and Angus McLeod.

Helen Manning McLeod inherited and organized the McLeod family papers. She added to them by transcribing correspondence and photocopying clippings and scrapbook pages. The papers include her transcriptions of correspondence with her children (1954-1959), titled the McLeod Memorabilia. Helen McLeod also created a large quantity of genealogical research materials, including charts, notes, and card files. She researched both her and her husband's families. Several legal documents (1799-1805) are among the genealogical records which she inherited from her husband's father. After Helen McLeod's death, her son, James A. McLeod, also organized and copied parts of the papers. He created subject files, some of which combine material from different series. These files and the titles he assigned have been left intact, and notes and correspondence created by him left in place.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Related Materials

James A. McLeod Papers, 1980-1987. Contact repository for more information.

Related Materials

William Angus McLeod papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

McLeod Family Papers, 1799-1805, 1882-1998, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Accession Numbers

98-101; 98-315; 98-376; 98-377; 2001-054

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OCLC Number

56126213

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

William A. McLeod, Sr., and Mattie Vinson McLeod papers
William A. McLeod, Sr. Papers
Diaries: William A. McLeod, Sr.
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2R665 Typescript copies created by William A. McLeod, Sr. 1897-1899
Photocopied typescript 1896-1899
Typescript copies created by Helen Manning McLeod 1900-1904, 1908-1928
Photocopies created by James A. McLeod 1929-1930
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2R666 Photocopies created by James A. McLeod 1931-1938
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2R667 Photocopies created by James A. McLeod 1939-1947
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2R668 Diaries (original) 1899-1904, 1908-1923
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2R669 Diaries (original) 1924-1932
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2R670 Diaries (original) 1933-1942
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2R671 Diaries (original) 1943-1947
Ephemera and clippings from diaries (incomplete) 1899-1947
Subject files created by James A. McLeod
box
2R672 John D. McLeod 1899-1907, 1920, undated
John D. [McLeod] 1917-1922
Materials Relating to Scotland-Skye 1907-1914
Miscellaneous, Herbert Wagner 1909-1912, 1930-1947, undated
Miscellaneous items in journals 1915-1920, 1931, 1945-1946
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3S249.2 Newspaper tear sheet 1919
box
2R672 Sermons, Inspirational Speeches 1927-1929
Will and Mattie (Cuero) 1915, 1928-1936
Will and Mattie (Ennis) 1907-1920
Correspondence
box
2R672 Typed copies 1898-1908, 1920-1935, 1928-1947
Literary productions
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2R672 In Memory of Erdman Polk McLeod (typescript copy) October 9, 1898
Galveston Shall Rise Again October 16, 1900
Chapter 1 - How I Proposed August 1901
The McLeods of Buffalo undated
The McLeods of Buffalo, transcription created by James A. McLeod and Marsha McLeod 1998
John Daniel McLeod; undated undated
McPhatter-McPhaul Descendants undated
Our McCrimmon Kin undated
Recollections of the Last Year at the Old Home in North Carolina (typescript copy) 1932
The Scottish Highlanders in America - from a Religious Standpoint; undated
Reportin' [?] the Pic-nic undated
The Flood of 1932 undated
Publications
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2R672 Story of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas 1939
Legal documents
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2R672 Deeds of indenture 1805, 1900
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3So96 Will of John C. McLeod (copy) February 19, 1883
Academic and professional notes
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2R673 Notes and expenses 1892-1932
YMCA student conference notes, Asheville, North Carolina June 1900
Notes for speeches 1931, undated
Overseas Articles 1918-1919
Address book undated
Financial records
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2R673 Bicycle payment record 1924-1925
Pledge for First Presbyterian Church of Cuero, Texas 1924-1929
Receipt 1937
Genealogy
box
2R673 Genealogical notes undated
Copies of Cumberland County, North Carolina marriage bonds 1937
box
3So96 Old land deeds 1799-1804
Maps
box
3So96 Map of Buffalo Creek, Hoke County, North Carolina, showing "McLeods of Buffalo" undated
box
2R673 Sketches of McLeod country in early days, North Carolina 1943
Societal memberships
box
2R673 Rotary Club program 1946
box
3So96 Masonic certificates February 1916
box
2R673 Postcards undated
Collected publications
box
2R673 Noah Webster, The Elementary Spelling Book undated
Literary Digest 1924, 1928
East Dallas Presbyterian Church bulletin January 13, 1907
Laurinburg (North Carolina) Presbyterian Church bulletin August 18, 1929
Clippings 1928
Maps
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3So96 Tourist's Map of Scotland undated
Pictorial Plan of London undated
Mattie Vinson McLeod Papers
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2R674 Correspondence 1933-1937, 1964
Floral cards for the funeral of Dr. William A. McLeod, Sr. 1947
Address and note book 1945-1946, 1951-1952
Legal
box
3So96 Life insurance certificate February 27, 1933
Publications
box
2R674 Springtime in Texas 1930
William A. McLeod, Sr., and Mattie Vinson McLeod Papers
box
2R674 Correspondence 1915-1918, 1931-1945, undated
Will to Mattie July 3, 1918 - August 22, 1918
Will to Mattie August 25, 1918 - November 29, 1918
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2R675 Will to Mattie December 1, 1918 - March 2, 1919
Will to Mattie March 5, 1918 - July 24, 1919
Mattie to Will July 1918- December 28, 1918
Mattie to Will January 1, 1919 - July 20, 1919
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2R676 Typescript copies of World War I letters 1918-1919
Correspondence (typescript copies) February 1919-March 1919
"The Epistles of Will and Mattie McLeod: Their Letters, July 1918 to August, 1919," compiled by James A. McLeod and Marsha Culver McLeod 1998
Postcards 1908, undated
box
3S249.2 Scrapbook pages 1918
William A. McLeod, Jr. and Helen Manning McLeod Papers:
William A. McLeod, Jr. personal papers:
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2R677 Annual files of correspondence, ephemera, and legal documents 1930-1935
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2R678 Annual files of correspondence, ephemera, and legal documents 1936-1938
Correspondence
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2R678 Postcard 1918
Correspondence 1937, 1941-1952, 1954-1960
Diaries
box
2R678 Diaries 1927-1933
box
2R679 Diaries 1935, 1957-1961
Ephemera and clippings from diaries 1930-1935, 1957-1960
Ephemera 1937-1983
Subject files created by James A. McLeod
box
2R680 Budsie [Uryous? Ferguson] undated
Daddy's [William A. McLeod, Jr.] friends 1939-1951
Pops (William A. McLeod, Sr.) last year, death, condolences 1945-1948
Cancelled checks 1930-1931
A&M commencement program 1934
Senior law class list 1937
A&M Class of 1934 newsletter 1944
A&M reunion name tags undated
box
3S249.2 Certificate and diplomas 1912, 1926-1933
Literary productions
box
2R680 Story undated
Speeches 1951, undated
Legal documents
box
2R680 Agreements naming W. A. McLeod, Jr. trustee for Sara Waite 1938-1939
Gerald Brooks McLeod name change 1952
Revoked wills 1946, 1948, 1952
Social security card undated
Insurance 1936-1952
Societal memberships
box
2R680 Boy Scouts: Handbook for Boys 1925
Boy Scouts: Membership cards and certificates 1929, 1938-1939
Kiwanis 1944
Masons 1944
Certificates 1926, 1929
Nameplate undated
Notes undated
Envelope undated
Business papers: McLeod, Waite & Kern
box
2R680 Correspondence 1941-1949
Financial records February 1942 - April 1942, 1941-02-1941-04, 1948
Legal documents April 17, 1943
Client files: Russell D. and Eleanor Manning Armstrong 1942-1955
Client files: George Comnas 1942-1946
box
2R681 Client files: Mrs. Mattie V. McLeod undated
Client files: Kent Manning 1932-1955
William A. McLeod, Jr., and Helen Manning McLeod Papers
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2R681 Annual files of correspondence, ephemera, and legal documents 1944-1946
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2R682 Annual files of correspondence, ephemera, and legal documents 1947-1950
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2R683 Annual files of correspondence, ephemera, and legal documents 1951-1953
Legal documents
box
2R683 Notes paid 1939-1962
Medical receipts for John McLeod June 22, 1949
Automobile insurance policies 1956, 1960
Property records 1949-1959
Newspaper collection
box
3So96 Turkey Talk (Cuero Senior High School, Cuero, Texas) January 1930, March 1930, and May 1930
The Cardinal (Harlingen High School, Harlingen, Texas) November 12, 1930; December 4, 1930; and December 19, 1930
The Wheel (McAllen High School, McAllen, Texas) November 25, 1936; and December 4, 1936
Helen Manning McLeod Papers:
Personal papers:
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2R684 Correspondence 1926-1944, undated
Correspondence 1961-1962
Correspondence 1967-1969
Letter 1985
Copied correspondence 1935-1938
Copied correspondence 1945-1955, undated
Address cards 1942-1968
Correspondence lists 1991-1994
Annual File of correspondence, ephemera, and legal documents 1963-1966, 1972
box
2R685 Annual File of correspondence, ephemera, and legal documents 1973-1980, 1984
Clippings 1967
box
2R686 McLeod memorabilia 1954-1959
McLeod memorabilia material 1949-1959
Literary productions
box
2R686 To the Chicken-Pox Children circa 1957
A Death in China 1983
Subject files created by James A. McLeod
box
2R687 Billy (William K. Wilder) 1942-1964
Billy, Norene William K. Wilder, Norene K. Wilder and family) 1991-1994
Chal and Olivert Vinson (T. Chalmers Vinson and Olivert Vinson) 1938-1954, 1967-1988, 1998
Children's antics 1934-1945
Comnas (George D. Comnas) 1944-1973, 1998
Cousins Hattie and Maude Vinson 1949, 1962-1979, undated
Cousins Hattie and Maude Vinson (Vinson-Brice genealogy material) undated
Helen Stanford 1944-1988
Jerry (Gerald B. McLeod, ne Wilder) 1945-1951
Jerry [Gerald B. McLeod, Billie Anne McLeod and family] 1964-1968
Jerry [Gerald B. McLeod, Billie Anne McLeod and family] 1965-1971
John Walker Vinson undated
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2R688 John Walker Vinson, Jr. 1931, 1963-1980, 1998, 1963-1980, 1998
Letters to and from Will McLeod's (William A. McLeod, Sr.) aunts, uncles and cousins 1928-1971
Material relating to William Ashton Vinson 1935-1968
Merle Bramlette 1932-1980, 1998
Uncle Newt and Aunt Leona (James N. McLeod and Leona McLeod) 1923
Vinson, Jimmy, Martha, John, Angus, childhood (William Vinson McLeod, James Angus McLeod, John McLeod, Martha McLeod, William A. McLeod, III] 1934
Walter Vinson and Jennie Porter Vinson 1909, 1931-1957, undated
Academic records
box
2R689 Report cards 1933, 1968-1969
Pan American College 1960-1968
box
3S249.2 Beginners Department promotion certificate 1922
Legal documents
box
2R689 Revoked will 1942
Paid notes for life insurance 1963-1966
Financial
box
2R689 Charge cards undated
Collected family materials
Anonymous
box
2R689 Poem, "Go, Feel What I Have Felt" undated
John D. McLeod (husband's grandfather):
box
2R689 Accounts book 1899
Copy of deed and John C. McLeod will undated
Vinson McLeod (son)
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2R689 Dog license 1953
William A. McLeod, III (son)
box
2R689 Interrogatories Propounded to William Angus McLeod undated
Kent S. Manning (father)
box
2R689 Correspondence 1940, 1952
Military records 1943-1944
Kent Samuel Manning (brother) 1990
box
2R689 Obituary
Sarah Lynn Manning (niece)
box
2R689 Poems of Sarah Lynn Manning 1957, undated
William K. Wilder (son)
box
2R689 Divorce decree September 3, 1959
Newspapers
box
2R689 Newspaper clippings 1936, 1941-1950
Newspaper clippings 1937-1938, undated
Copied 1931-1941, 1943-1944, 1946-1949, 1951, undated
Mounted, World War II 1939-1945
Mounted 1950-1951
Valley Evening Monitor (McAllen, Texas), October 30, 1957
Scrapbook pages undated
Scrapbook page (fragments) undated
From Diaries (Cuero Bulletin) 1882-1883
Dallas Morning News April 20, 1912
Page from unidentified periodical circa 1950-circa 1959
Collected printed material
box
3So96 The Monitor (McAllen, Texas) January 27, 1989
Genealogy
Genealogical material collected by William A. McLeod, Sr.
box
2R690 Copies of deeds undated
Correspondence
Individuals
box
2R690 Belden-Gilbert (Mrs. Parsons) 1969-1971
Robert Brooks 1991-1992
Burt Line Correspondence 1967-1970
Ben Cash 1969-1970
Henrietta Darby 1969
Marie Ellison 1969-1971
Grant 1973
Jean Grube 1969-1970
Kent Manning letter 1977
Miscellaneous Letters of Inquiry 1967-1972
Benjamin Richardson 1969-1975
Louise S. Rourke letter 1991
Associations, agencies, and businesses:
box
2R690 Connecticut Society of Genealogists 1969-1970
Connecticut Society of Genealogists 1969-1972
(Genealogical) Q. A. Service 1968
Manning Family Association 1883-1889, 1909, 1921, 1963-1970
Manning Messenger 1969-1978
National Archives 1966-1967
Ohio - Libraries 1966-1967
P. R. S. [Pedigree Referral Service] 1967-1969
Public Records 1966-1976
Publishers 1966-1968
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2R691 Stamford Genealogical Society 1966-1969
Texas Libraries 1967-1977
Subject files
box
2R691 Barnes 1968-1969
Bennett, Cratty, Tanner 1966-1971, undated
Bennett Info from Philip Brooks undated
Census Schedules circa 1966
Elmer 1967-1969
Parke undated
Porter undated
Thomas Cratty estate 1911-1918
Vital Records of Rhode Island undated
Wight 1972-1973
Research materials
Notes
box
2R691 Notes from books undated
Note cards undated
Notes undated
Charts and lists
box
2R691 Ancestor charts undated
box
2R692 Surname lists and ancestor charts undated
Ancestor charts undated
Manning and other families undated
Bourchier undated
Bourchier Sears undated
Geere - Allyn undated
Manning and Brooks undated
box
2R693 Geer - Allyn undated
Bourchier Sears undated
Knevit undated
box
2R694 Smith undated
Surname list and charts undated
Ancestor charts undated
Ancestor charts (loose pages) undated
box
3S249.2 Ancestor charts undated
box
3So96 Ancestor charts undated
box
2R695 Worksheets, family groups, ancestor charts undated
Worksheets and ancestor charts undated
Family groups undated
Ancestral tables undated
Data worksheets, excerpts from newspaper clippings and genealogical record publications undated
Public records material
box
2R695 Noted from census records undated
Photocopies of census records undated
Photocopy of Elizabeth Tanner death certificate 1907
Unused census worksheets undated
Notes from federal census records, land records, and books, all families undated
Notes from land records undated
Research sources undated
State of Texas agencies genealogical research material undated
Visual and cartographic material
box
2R696 Maps undated
Photocopy of photograph undated
Printed material
box
2R696 Photocopy of chart undated
Photocopies from books undated
Photocopies from newspapers undated
Excerpts from newspaper clippings undated
Transcribed letter undated
Photocopies of The American Genealogist articles undated
L.G. Pine, "Tracing Your Ancestors," Christian Observer September 15, 1954
Connecticut Ancestry September 1972
Genealogical Publishing Company, Incorporated, Catalogue 237 1981
Our Heritage index undated
John Cassan Wait, A Genealogical and Biographical Account of the Family of Wayte 1904
box
3S249.2 Atlas and magazine pages undated
box
2R696 Research notebook, all lines undated
Card files
Card file 1
box
2R724a Abbey-Yocom undated
Alencon-Windsor undated
Angouleme-Wyf old undated
Basset undated
Adams-Young undated
Adams-Zavalick undated
Card file 2
box
2R724b A-L undated
box
2R724c Mc-Z undated
Miscellaneous cards undated
Hartford Times card file, A-W 1966-1967
box
2R697 Notes from card file one undated
Waite family cards undated
Card file 3
box
2R697 A-Y undated
Periodical card file
box
2R698 Index: Daughters of the American Revolution magazines undated
Hartford Times, A-R 1966-1967
box
2R699 Hartford Times, S-Y 1966-1967
Twigs and Trees, #1-20 undated
Miscellaneous card files
box
2R699 A-W; A-Z; A undated
box
2R700 B-G undated
box
2R701 H-R undated
box
2R702 S-Y undated
Direct lines and collateral lines card file
box
2R702 Unsorted cards undated
A-F undated
box
2R703 G-Z undated
A-Z undated
Photographs
William A. McLeod, Sr., and Mattie McLeod Papers:
William A. McLeod, Sr., Papers
Photograph collection
box
3Z319a Portraits 1919, undated
Portraits of YMCA group 1918
Photograph of Capt. Ewen Cameron portrait presented by Louis Lenz December 18, 1941
folder
3T402e Ninth YMCA Conference for Overseas Secretaries, Columbia University July 10, 1918-July 17, 1918
Diaries
box
3Z319a Separated photographs 1944, 1947
folder
3T402e Societal memberships
Novice Class (Masons) November 16, 1918
William A. McLeod, Jr., and Helen Manning McLeod Papers:
William A. McLeod, Jr., papers
Photograph collection
folder
3T402d Company H Infantry, Texas A&M College 1930-1931
Company H Infantry, Texas A&M College 1931-1932
Company H Infantry, Texas A&M College 1932-1933
folder
3T402e Company A, Reserve Officer Training Corps, Fort 1933 1933
Annual files of correspondence, ephemera, and legal documents
box
3Z319a Separated photograph 1930
Diaries
Separated photograph May 29, 1932
Helen Manning McLeod papers
Personal papers
box
3Z319a Annual files of correspondence, ephemera, and legal documents
Separated photographs 1966-1977
Subject files created by James A. McLeod
Cousins Hattie and Maude Vinson (Vinson-Brice genealogy material)
Photo of Brice coat of arms circa 1958
Uncle Newt and Aunt Leona (James N. McLeod and Leona McLeod)
Separated photographs 1965
Walter Vinson and Jennie Porter Vinson undated
Separated photographs undated
Collected family materials
box
3Z319a Kent S. Manning (father), Correspondence
Separated photographs 1952
Copies of photographs of Mary Brice McLeod, William A. McLeod, Sr., and William A. McLeod, Jr. circa 1984
Genealogy
Correspondence: Associations, agencies, businesses:
box
3Z319a Manning Family Association undated
Separated photograph undated
Unidentified photographs undated

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