01/HM.49 Guide to the David Jones Eddleman Collection David Jones Eddleman Collection Finding Aid Authors: Catherine Keenan.

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2017-04-27
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Guide to the David Jones Eddleman Collection 1854/1955 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection David Jones Eddleman Collection 1854-1955 1923 01/HM.49 4.00 English Manuscripts This collection contains papers of the Eddleman family including genealogy records, correspondence, historical and biographical information about David Jones Eddleman. Administrative History:

David Jones Eddleman was born in Kentucky in 1834 to James Eddleman and Cynthia Ann Douthitt. The Eddleman family came to America from Germany in 1762 and participated in the Revolutionary War, later also becoming involved in the Civil War where DJ Eddleman and two of his brothers served with the Confederate Army. Afterwards, DJ Eddleman assisted in bringing up the town of Denton, Texas, by serving twice as mayor and Masonic Grand Lecturer of Texas, helping to establish the first local Christian church, and participating in many of its leading enterprises including beginning the first daily newspaper in the territory.

David Jones Eddleman and Mary Daugherty married in 1866 and remained active members of their community throughout their lives, being instrumental in many ways to the fostering of Denton, Texas and Muskogee, Oklahoma. David died in 1922, while Mary died in 1943; they are buried together in Greenhill Cemetery in Oklahoma.

Administrative Information Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

David Jones Eddleman Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Collection is housed in the UNT Special Collections department vault. The UNT Special Collections department requires a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to page materials from the vault and ready the materials for use. Please contact the UNT Special Collections department for further information.

Arrangement of Materials:

The collection is arranged in four boxes by material type. One box contains materials from other collections, as described in the box contents.

Scope and Contents

Contains the papers of the Eddleman family concerning the genealogy and history of the family and the life of David Jones Eddleman, early settler of Denton County, Masonic Grand Lecturer of Texas, and publisher of the first daily newspaper in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) including an autobiography, birth certificates, clippings, correspondence, literary productions, personal notes, photographs and wills.

Detailed List of Contents id124665 1810 Correspondence, Personal Notes, Documents, Literary Productions, Printed Material and Photographs 704412 id168130 1810 1 Correspondence: Mischelaneous Letters (1911- Dec. 13, 1955; Undated) id168131 1810 2 Correspondence: Letters to Pearl Eddleman (Dec. 4, 1922- Dec. 13, 1955; Undated) id168132 1810 3 Correspondence: Letter from Robert Eddleman to Cynthia Ann Douthitt Eddleman (Sep. 12, 1854) id168133 1810 4 Correspondence: Cards - Wedding Invitations id168134 1810 5 Documents: Birth Certificates id168135 1810 6 Personal Notes id168136 1810 7 Literary Productions: Autobiography of the (?) by David J. Eddleman (pages 1-18) id168137 1810 8 Literary Productions: Autobiography of the (?) by David J. Eddleman (pages 19-27, 29-39) id168139 1810 9 Literary Productions: Autobiography of the (?) by David J. Eddleman (pages 40-43, 46-69) id168140 1810 10 Literary Productions: "Family Record" by Pearl Eddleman id168141 1810 11 Literary Productions: "A Sketch of the Life of David J. Eddleman & Mary Daugherty Eddleman" by Ora Eddleman Reed id168142 1810 12 Literary Productions: "Early History of the Eddleman Family" id168143 1810 13 Literary Prdouctions: Geneaology id168144 1810 14 Documents: Wills id168145 1810 15 Literary Productions: "Peter Eddleman's Family Record" id168146 1810 16 Literary Productions: An Unidentified Narrative by David J. Eddleman id168147 1810 17 Printed Material: Clippings id168148 1810 18 Printed Material: The Lord's Prayer in Cherokee Characters id168149 1810 19 Photographs id125693 1810a Print Box, Sink Mat 706540 id168086 1810a Daugherty House (1 of 2) Scope and Contents

Photo of  what is noted on the image as the Daughtry House in Old Alton, Denton County, Texas, built by James Madison Daughtry in 1851 or 1852.

id168090 1810a Daugherty House (2 of 2) Scope and Contents

Another photo of the Daughtry house, this time with no notes written on the edges of the image.

id168087 1810a Myrta Eddleman Sams' Home Scope and Contents

Photo of Myrta Eddleman Sams' house, inscription reading, "The house where I was born- North Locus St. Denton, Texas."

id168101 1810a Untitled Photograph Scope and Contents

A photo of an old home in a field with an adult and child figure on the porch and another person sitting inside.

id129557 1810b Photographs 642568 Scope and Contents

NOTE: This box contains the Garrison Family Papers, the Thomas Whitfield Davidson Collection, the Lillian Gunter Family Papers and the David Jones Eddleman Collection. This box is housed in the Special Collections Department in the Willis Library and shelved in flat storage under the Garrison Family Papers with a Collection Number of HM.22.

id168341 1810b June 1, 1923 Scope and Contents

Transcribed on the back of the photo: "Evie, Callie, June 1 - 1923"

id168342 1810b December 21, 1906 Scope and Contents

Transcribed on the back of the photo: "Mrs. Mary Eddleman Jones, 95 years old, on Dec. 21 - 1906"

id168343 1810b November 22, 1923 Scope and Contents

Transcribed on the back of the photo: "Porter Eddleman, Porter-Lee, Marie, Jack, M.F. Eddleman, 9-22-23"

id168344 1810b June 1, 1923 (1 of 2) Scope and Contents

Transcribed on the back of the photo: "Hugh Alston, June 1-23"

id168345 1810b June 1, 1923 (2 of 2) Scope and Contents

Transcribed on the back of the photo: "M.F. Eddleman June 1-23"

id129126 1810-1816 Oversize 706478 id168150 1810-1816 Newspaper Clipping of D.J Eddleman's Obituary id168151 1810-1816 Letter from D.J Eddleman to his Sister 1857 id168152 1810-1816 Newspaper Clipping of D.J Eddleman's Anniversary id168153 1810-1816 Newspaper Clipping of D.J Eddleman's Obituary id168154 1810-1816 Newspaper Clipping of Mary Eddleman's 90th Birthday