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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Scope and Content:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
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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