Mary Crain Boyd Collection, 1870-1910Add to your cart.

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Collection Overview

Title: Mary Crain Boyd Collection, 1870-1910Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1873-1888
ID: 01/ AR0040
Primary Creator: Mary Crain Boyd
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged by type of material.
Languages: English


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

Access Information

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.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Acquisition Source: Mary E. Boyd Estate
Preferred Citation: Mary Crain Boyd Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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