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


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],
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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.

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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