Buffalo History Museum.
(1 linear foot)
The records of personal
papers of Anna Maria Talbert and family between 1881 and 1938, and legal
documents of the inheritance issues between 1872 and 1927.
Mary B. Talbert (1866-1923) was an early African American leader,
graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Buffalo, co-founder of the
Niagara Movement of Colored People (later to become the N.A.A.C.P.) and
president of the Federated Negro Women's Clubs of the United States.
Correspondence, 1923-1933, of Sarah May Talbert Keelan, concerning her
musical compositions and family matters; letters, 1893-1898, to William H.
Talbert, her father, concerning Grand Island property; letters, 1918, to Mrs.
[Mary?] Talbert from Frederick and Archibald Grimké, concerning the Frederick
Douglass home; ms. and printed musical scores by Sarah Talbert Keelan; and
legal papers concerning the estates of Robert Talbert and Anna Maria Talbert.
This collection is arranged in six series:
I. "In the Matter of the Probate of the Will of Anna Maria Talbert" -- Transcripts of Testimony
II. "In the Matter of the Judicial Settlement of the Accounts of Anna Maria Talbert, as Administratrix, etc., of Robert Talbert, Deceased" -- Proceedings in Surrogate's Court, Erie County
III. Miscellaneous Legal Documents
IV. Family Correspondence
V. Miscellaneous Family Materials
Talbert Family Papers, 1872-1933 are open for research.
Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors,
or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written
permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Buffalo History Museum before publishing quotations from materials in the
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Mss. B79-4, Talbert
Family Papers, 1872-1933, Research Library, Buffalo History Museum.