Russell-Cronkrite Family Papers, 1874-1978 | East Texas Research Center

By Jane Dye

Collection Overview

Title: Russell-Cronkrite Family Papers, 1874-1978Add to your cart.

ID: A/35

Primary Creator: Russell, A. T. (Angus T.)

Other Creators: Russell, Clara Cronkrite (d. 1945)

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Business records -- Texas, East, Families -- Miscellanea, Judges -- Texas, East, Lawyers -- Texas, East, Russell, A. T. (Angus T.) -- Correspondence, Russell, Clara Cronkrite, d. 1945 -- Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

An addition was made to this collection which consists chiefly of the business correspondence, personal correspondence and miscellaneous legal and business papers of A. T. Russell Also included are photographs, various mementos, newspaper clippings, and other family materials collected by Josephine Russell, daughter of Clara Cronkrite and A. T. Russell.

Collection Historical Note

Courtship letters exchanged by A. T. Russell and his future wife, Clara Cronkrite, make up the bulk of this collection. Also included in the collection are other personal and business letters, business and legal papers and family photographs. The papers, which range from 1874-1978, are chiefly associated with Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Chireno and Austin.

The chief persons associated with the papers are A. T. Russell and Clara Cronkrite. A. T. Russell received his law degree in 1903 from the University of Texas. From 1906 to 1910, he served as Attorney for Nacogdoches County. He was also, for a short period, a member of the Texas House of Representatives and served as Nacogdoches County Judge from 1923-1926. Clara Cronkrite came from a Chireno family. She taught school in Lufkin before her marriage. Mrs. Cronkrite, Clara's mother, kept a boarding house in Nacogdoches where A. T. Russell stayed. Various other family members are associated with the papers.

("Angus Russell Funeral Service Set For 4 p.m." Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel 15 March 1940: p. A1).

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas, East
Families -- Miscellanea
Judges -- Texas, East
Lawyers -- Texas, East
Russell, A. T. (Angus T.) -- Correspondence
Russell, Clara Cronkrite, d. 1945 -- Correspondence


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1: Personal Correspondence, 1904-1907],
[Box 2: Personal correspondence and miscellany, 1907-1978],
[Box 3: Busines and legal records, 1874-1940],
[Box 4: Photographs],
[Box 5: Business Correspondence],
[Box 6: Business Correspondence],
[Box 7: Business Correspondence],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Box 12: Photographs],
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Box 1: Personal Correspondence, 1904-1907Add to your cart.
(Most of the letters are those exchanged by the courting couple, A. T. Russell and Clara Cronkrite)
Folder 1: 1904-1906Add to your cart.
Folder 2: January-August 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 3: September-December 1907Add to your cart.
Box 2: Personal correspondence and miscellany, 1907-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, January-February 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, March-November 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1909-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellany, 1907-1978Add to your cart.
(Includes wedding invitations; post cards; Christmas cards; notes; recent [1978] correspondence of Josephine Russell, daughter of A. T. Russell and Clara Russell; printed items and newspaper clippings.)
Box 3: Busines and legal records, 1874-1940Add to your cart.
(Includes promissory notes; business receipts; tax receipts; bills, deposit slips, bank statements; cancelled checks; grand jury papers; estate papers; legal cases.)
Folder 1: Business correspondence, 1907-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Business records, 1881-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Business records, 1905-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Business records, 1908-1909Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Business records, 1912-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous legal papers, 1874-1921Add to your cart.
Box 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, some identifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2a: Photographs, some identifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2b: Photographs, some identifiedAdd to your cart.
Box 5: Business CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: 1931, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Received, January-June 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Received, July-December 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sent, January-June 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sent, July-December 1937Add to your cart.
Box 6: Business CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Received, January-June 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Received, July-December 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sent, January-June 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sent, July-December 1938Add to your cart.
Box 7: Business CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Received, January-June 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Received, July-December 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sent, January-June 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sent, July-December 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Received, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sent, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 7: No Date (received)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: No Date (sent)Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal correspondence (received), 1921-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal correspondence (sent), 1938-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1923-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Promissory notes, announcement of candidacy, receipts, other miscellaneous business papers, 1883-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Legal documents, including report of Nacogdoches City Tax Collector, 1904-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Tablet containing rough draft of speeches of A. T. Russell (?), 1936; Tablet containing notations on land sales and surveys and political speech draft of A. T. Russell (?), no date; Small notebook of A. T. Russell with a few notes, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "In Memoriam" book of Mrs. A. T. Russell's funeral, with get well cards and newspaper funeral notices laid in, 1945Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, some identifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs, some identifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Two photographs of Ben RamseyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Three photographs of Josephine RussellAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Essay on "men" probably written by Josephine RussellAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Girl Graduate, Her Own Book", Josephine Russell's scrapbook of programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, tickets, invitations and other mementos, chiefly from Nacogdoches High School, also from SFA, 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Invitations and programs for inaugural ceremonies of Texas Governors Allan Shivers,1951; John Connally, 1963; Preston Smith, 1969 and 1971, 1951, 1963, 1969, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Christmas greetings from the Walter Longs, 1959, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Membership cards, thrift cards, program for Demonstration School event, First Christian Church of Nacogdoches program and history, wedding invitations, card for contribution to SFA Alumni Association, 1909-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Alpha del Septimo, vol. 1, no. 3, Nacogdoches, Texas, October 24, 1924, edited by Seventh Grade; and The Camp Hulen Searchlight, October 30, 1942, 1924, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings relating to the Cronkrite and Russell families including funeral notices for A. T. Russell, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous newspaper clippings probably collected by Josephine RussellAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Two booklets: These Things are Too Soon Forgotten, 1956, and The Texas Capitol, 1954, 1954, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letter to A. T. Russell; letter to Josephine Russell from W. M. Russell,  2 items, 1915, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: A. T. Russell deposit slips, Commercial National Bank and Stone Fort National Bank. 9 items, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bills and receipts of A. T. Russell from Nacogdoches merchants Stripling, Haselwood & Co., Burk-Crain Furniture Co., S. L. Miller Wholesale and Retail, Miller & Power, P. B. Ligon, Julius Eichel, and from one New York company, 30 items., 1906-1909Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters to Lucille Fain from Josephine Russell, discusses family history., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2a: Original articles written by Lucille Fain for the Redland Herald about the Cronkrite and Russell family.Add to your cart.
Folder 2b: Original articles written by Lucille Fain for the Redland Herald about the Cronkrite and Russell family.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Book, "Rules of the Transportation Department, effective February 1, 1909.", 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photograph of three unidentified men, photograph of Angus Russell and Earl Mayfield, Newspaper article "Etex sawmill town named for patriot"Add to your cart.
Box 12: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Oversize mattes.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Personal Correspondence, 1904-1907],
[Box 2: Personal correspondence and miscellany, 1907-1978],
[Box 3: Busines and legal records, 1874-1940],
[Box 4: Photographs],
[Box 5: Business Correspondence],
[Box 6: Business Correspondence],
[Box 7: Business Correspondence],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Box 12: Photographs],
[All]

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