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Talbert Family Papers,

Buffalo History Museum.

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Talbert family

2 boxes

(1 linear foot)

English

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.

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Collection Details

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

Collection Access & Use

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 collection.

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Mss. B79-4, Talbert Family Papers, 1872-1933, Research Library, Buffalo History Museum.

Collection Subjects & Formats

Series I.: In the Matter of the Probate of the Will of Anna Maria Talbert -- Transcripts of Testimony,

Arrangement: Arranged by chronologically, then alphabetically by person's name

Box-folder: 1.1

Index to witnesses

Box-folder: 1.2


Date: December 3, 1896

Box-folder: 1.3


Date: December 4, 1896

Box-folder: 1.4


Date: December 4, 1896

Box-folder: 1.5


Date: December 9-10, 1896

Box-folder: 1.6


Date: December 10, 1896

Box-folder: 1.7


Date: December 15, 1896

Box-folder: 1.8


Date: December 15, 1896

Box-folder: 1.9


Date: December 24, 1896

Box-folder: 1.10


Date: February 23, 1897

Box-folder: 1.11


Date: April 12, 1897

Box-folder: 1.12


Date: December 3, 1897

Box-folder: 1.13


Date: December 23, 1897

Box-folder: 1.14


Date: undated

Box-folder: 1.15


Date: undated

Box-folder: 1.16

Index to witnesses

Box-folder: 1.17


Date: undated

Box-folder: 2.1


Date: undated

Box-folder: 2.2


Date: undated

Box-folder: 2.3


Date: undated

Box-folder: 2.4


Date: undated

Box-folder: 2.5


Date: undated

Series II.: "In the Matter of the Judicial Settlement of the Accounts of Anna Maria Talbert, as Administratrix, etc., of Robert Talbert, Deceased"

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box-folder: 2.6

Proceedings in Surrogate's Court, Erie County

Series III.: Miscellaneous Legal Documents,

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box-folder: 2.7

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Series IV.: Family Correspondence,

Box-folder: 2.8

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Series V.: Miscellaneous Items

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