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Mary Crain Boyd Collection | Manuscripts

By Laurel Alexander and Rachel Motes

Collection Overview

Title: Mary Crain Boyd CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 01/AR0040
Primary Creator: Mary Crain Boyd
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged by type of material.
Languages: English

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Abstract

Contains two scrapbooks and three folders full of newspaper clippings and other items compiled by Mary E. Crain Boyd.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Newspaper clippings cover topics of poetry, obituaries, the frontier, gender, religion, marriage, moralism, military, science, wealth, politics, people, and political cartoons.  Other items include pressed flowers, feathers, leaves, yarn, and hair as well as school programs, invitations, name cards or calling cards, pictures, cards, and more.

Collection Historical Note

Mary E. Boyd's maiden name was Mary E. Crain.  It can be seen that her maiden name Crain was sometimes written mistakenly as Crane.

It's noted that Miss Crain lived in New York until she moved to McKinney, Texas in 1876 where sometime in 1878 she married Union Army Captain W.L. Boyd.  They were married for 28 years before Mr. Boyd's death in 1906.  Prior to her own death in 1937, Mary Boyd recieved the honor of having the original McKinney Boyd High School, built in 1914, named after her.  While the original McKinney Boyd High School was condemned in 1959, a new McKinney Boyd High School was built and recieved the honor of being named after Mrs. Boyd once more in 2006

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off‐site and require a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Mary E. Boyd Estate

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1: Mary Crain Boyd CollectionAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 642255
Item 1: Mary Boyd ScrapbookAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Page i-ii: Index A-EAdd to your cart.
Page contains an empty log of an index to be used to catalog the scrapbook.
Item 2: Page iii-iv: Index F-RAdd to your cart.
Page contains an empty log of an index to be used to catalog the scrapbook.
Item 3: Page v-1: Index S-XYZ and ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Page contains an empty log of an index to be used to catalog the scrapbook, a poem called A Song of Kriss Kringle's Tree, and articles about Mark Twain.
Item 4: Page 2-3: PoetsAdd to your cart.
Contains obituary of William H. Meadley, articles on the purchase of Shiloh Battlefield, marriages of Lord Byron, Edgar Allen Poe, Petrarch, Voltaire, and Robert Burns. Includes poems A Father's Lesson, Jim Bludso, and the beginning paragraph of several other articles.
Item 5: Page 4-5: GenderAdd to your cart.
Contains second half of Shiloh Battlefield story, several articles on gender, a poem with an unknown title, and Uncle Silas and the Universe.
Item 6: Page 6-7: Religion and MarriageAdd to your cart.
Contains articles on religion, marriage, and a poem named Elegy on Madam Blaize.
Item 7: Page 8-9: MoralsAdd to your cart.
Contains articles on moralism and a poem titled His Mathematical Limit.
Item 8: Page 10-11: Frontier and GenderAdd to your cart.
Contains articles on the military, the frontier, on females, and a poem titled Jes' 'Fore Christmas.
Item 9: Page 12-13: Progress and FamilyAdd to your cart.
Contains articles on the progress of the world in the industrial revlolution, stories about family, and an English toast.
Item 10: Page 14-15: Industry and SuccessAdd to your cart.
Contains articles of successes in science, mechanics, industry, and art.
Item 11: Page 16-17: WealthAdd to your cart.
Contains a story about the discovery of America by Columbus, Queen Elizabeth, articles on wealth, temptation, and aristocracy
Item 12: Page 18-19: Women and MarriageAdd to your cart.
Contains continued articles on wealth, a political cartoon of "Queen of the Hour," and articles of women's views on marriage.
Item 13: Page 20-21: The ClubAdd to your cart.
Contains a story about a woman at the club and empty page.
Item 14: Page 22-23: ColoradoAdd to your cart.
Contains an article about the problems of finding suitable places to live out west, using the case of Colorado, written by Reverend Thomas H Malone.
Item 15: Page 24-25: QuakersAdd to your cart.
Contains articles about Quakers and misuse of vocabulary.
Item 16: Page 26-27: U.S. ExpansionAdd to your cart.
Contains articles on the Populist political situation in Kansas, plans for a charter train, and resources.
Item 17: Page 28-29: Berlin and Predictions, 1900Add to your cart.
Contains articles of scientists' vision of the future, the pork embargo, news from Berlin, and how property is linked to success and wealth.
Item 18: Page 30-31: Eating Is A Form of GraceAdd to your cart.
Contains articles on how emotions and food are linked, cable cars, and descriptions of summer styles for women.
Item 19: Page 32-33: Fashion and ThanksgivingAdd to your cart.
Contains a continued article on summer women's fashions, a Thanksgiving sermon and an article on Chinese superstitions.
Item 20: Page 34-35: Sectionality and FaithAdd to your cart.
Contains articles about intersectionality, the constitution, and Faith.
Item 21: Page 36-37: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Contains an empty page and a number of poems about current politics and a lack of progress
Item 22: Page 38-79: Empty PagesAdd to your cart.
Contains 42 empty pages.
Item 23: Page 80-81: LincolnAdd to your cart.
Contains an article debating what the late President Abraham Lincoln would say about life at the time the article was written and prophecies of evils in the United States.
Item 24: Page 82-95: Empty PagesAdd to your cart.
Contains 14 empty pages.
Item 25: Page 96-97: CutoutAdd to your cart.
Contains empty page and a cut out of a little boy
Item 26: Page 98-145: Empty PagesAdd to your cart.
Contains 48 empty pages.
Item 27: Page 146-147: Troubles and Political CartoonAdd to your cart.
Contains articles about disappointment, starvation, and a political cartoon of "A Constant Source of Merriment."
Item 28: Page 148-149: Asia, Poker, and Public SpeechAdd to your cart.
Contains articles about how Asia sees America, poker, public speech and art, and stories from a schoolmaster.
Item 29: Page 150-151: Sermons and WomenAdd to your cart.
Contains a political cartoon of "Revising The Creed," articles on a husband's mother-in-law and sermons.
Item 30: Page 152: Evolution of a NationAdd to your cart.
Contains the text of a speech originally spoken by W.E. Mason on how America has evolved.

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