Finding Aid to the George Wilkins Kendall Collection MS.604

Finding aid prepared by Anna Liza Posas
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2013


Title: George Wilkins Kendall Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.604
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1867-1938
Abstract: George Wilkens Kendall was born on 1807 August 22 at Mount Vernon, near Amherst, New Hampshire. He was a journalist, Texas sheepman, and war correspondent during the Mexican War (1846-1848). Kendall died in Texas on 1867 October 21. Kendall County, Texas was named in his honor. This collection consists of correspondence, published articles, and manuscript material created between 1867 to 1938 that relate to the life and times of George Wilkins Kendall.
creator: Fellowes, Georgina Kendall
creator: Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956

Access

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Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Braun Research Library at the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Braun Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred citation

George Wilkins Kendall Collection, 1867-1938, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.604; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Biographical note

George Wilkens Kendall was born on 1807 August 22 at Mount Vernon, near Amherst, New Hampshire. He was a journalist, Texas sheepman, and war correspondent during the Mexican War (1846-1848). He was also a printer and in 1837 became one of the founders of New Orleans Picayune newspaper. His book Narrative of a Texan Santa Fe Expedition was published in 1844. Kendall died in Texas on 1867 October 21. Kendall County, Texas was named in his honor.

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Anna Liza Posas, 2013. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Scope and contents

This collection consists of correspondence, published articles, and manuscript material created between 1867 to 1938 that relate to the life and times of George Wilkins Kendall.
The correspondence in this collection consists of letters between Frederick Webb Hodge and George Kendall's daughter, Georgina Kendall Fellowes, from 1931-1937. The letters are concerning Hodge’s proposed editing of a reissued version of her father's book, Narrative of a Texan Santa Fe Expedition.
Some of material also includes genealogical information of the Kendall and Fellowes families.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fellowes Family
Kendall Family
Kendall, Geo. Wilkins (George Wilkins), 1809-1867
Articles
Authors, American
Biography
Correspondence
Genealogy
Narrative of a Texan Santa Fe Expedition
Sheep farming
Texan Santa Fé Expedition, 1841
Texas -- History