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Finding Aid for the Talbert Family Papers, 1872-1933

Mss. B79-4

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Collection Overview

Title: Talbert Family Papers, 1872-1938
Creator: Talbert family
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear foot)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: Buffalo History Museum. Research Library
Abstract: 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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Please see Research Library staff for information.

Terms of Access

Talbert Family Papers, 1872-1933 are open for research.

Copyright

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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Buffalo History Museum staff, 1980; reprocessed and retroconverted by Peter Nelson, 3 March 1992.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.



Container

Box-folder Contents
1.1 Index to witnesses
1.2 James Gill, December 3, 1896
1.3 Mary Talbert, December 4, 1896
1.4 Joseph E. Knauber, December 4, 1896
1.5 Mary Talbert, December 9-10, 1896
1.6 William H.H. Talbert, December 10, 1896
1.7 Medford A. Farrington, December 15, 1896
1.8 Charles M. Pierce et al., December 15, 1896
1.9 Dr. Joseph T. Cook, December 24, 1896
1.10 Dr. Joseph T. Cook, February 23, 1897
1.11 William H. H. Talbert, Mary Talbert, Ada Jordan, April 12, 1897
1.12 Jesse E. Nash, December 3, 1897
1.13 John U. Wayland, December 23, 1897
1.14 Mame Aikerns, Mary Dawson, undated
1.15 Henry Evans, undated
1.16 Index to witnesses
1.17 Della Ford, undated
2.1 Agnes Johnson, undated
2.2 Flora M. Lindsay, undated
2.3 Mary Talbert, undated
2.4 Mary Thompson, undated
2.5 Godfrey Wende, undated
Box-folder Contents
2.6 Proceedings in Surrogate's Court, Erie County
Box-folder Contents
2.7 Contents

Mortgage: Peyton Harris to William G. Fargo, filed, March 13, 1872
Bond: Anna M. Talbert, Robert Talbert and Martha C. Phillips to Erie County Savings Bank, November 11, 1882
Certificate of Title: Anna M. Talbert to Erie County Savings Bank, November 11, 1882
Discharge of Mortgage: Erie County Savings Bank to Anna M. Talbert, Robert Talbert et al., filed, March 6, 1888
Power of Attorney: Anna M. Talbert, Ada Jordan, Robert P. Talbert and Walter Talbert, to William H. Talbert, February 25, 1893
Agreement (copy): William H. H. Talbert and Emeline Coy, June 14, 1897
Summons and Complaint (2 copies): Walter T. Talbert, Ada E. T. Jordan, and Robert P. Talbert vs. William H. Talbert, individually and as Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Anna M. Talbert, Deceased, Mary B. Talbert, Ruth Elizabeth Jordan, Anna Jane Jordan, Edith Marion Jordan, Sarah May Talbert, Emeline Coy, and Henry C. Felthousen, March 4, 1899
Citation for Judicial Settlement: William H. H. Talbert as Executor of the Will of Anna M. Talbert, January 29, 1912
Citation (copy): In the Matter of the Estate of Anna M. Talbert, Deceased, January 29, 1912
Copy of Answer: In the Matter of the Estate of Anna M. Talbert, Deceased, February 6, 1912
Last Will and Testament: Sarah Talbert Keelan, June 9, 1920
Deed: William T. Corner and Emma Corner, his wife, Clara Isabelle Bethune, and Kate Corner to William H. H. Talbert and Mary Talbert, his wife, May 4, 1923
Sale Contract: William T. Corner and Clara Isabelle Bethune no Mary B. Talbert, Purchaser, May 4, 1923
Deed: Kate Corner no William H. H. Talbert and Mary B. Talbert, his wife, May 29, 1923
Affidavit - Surrogate's Court: In the Matter of the Real Estate at and Known as 515 Michigan Avenue, March 28, 1927
Report: Surrogate's Court, Erie County. In the Matter of the Judicial Settlement of the Accounts of Anna Maria Talbert, as Administratrix, etc., of Robert Talbert, Deceased, John G. Cloak, Referee, undated

Box-folder Contents
2.8 Contents

Autograph Letter Signed, (Aunt) Caroline Phillips to William Talbert, San Francisco, May 17, 1893, 3 pages
Autograph Letter Signed, (Cousin) James R. Phillips to Cousin William [Talbert], San Francisco, July 22, 1894, 4 pages
Autograph Letter Signed, David F. Day to Anna M. Talbert, Buffalo, New York, August 1894, 2 pages
Autograph Letter Signed, (Aunt) Caroline Phillips to William H. Talbert, San Francisco, May 11, 1896, 4 pages
Autograph Letter Signed, (Cousin) James R. Phillips to (Cousin) William [ H. Talbert ], San Francisco, April 13, 1897, 3 pages
Autograph Letter Signed, (Cousin) James R. Phillips to (Cousin) William [ H. Talbert ], San Francisco, August 13, 1897, 4 pages
Autograph Letter Signed, (Cousin) [ James R. Phillips ] to (Cousin) William H. Talbert, San Francisco, February 23, 1898, (1 page, incomplete)
Autograph Letter Signed, (Cousin) Charles R. Persons to (Cousin) William H. Talbert, San Francisco, June 19, 1898, 2 pages
Typed Letter Signed, Francis J. Grimké to the National Association of Colored Women, Washington, D.C., July 1, 1918, 3 pages
Autograph Letter Signed, Archibald H. Grimké to Mary B. Talbert, Washington, D.C., September 24, 1918, 1 page
Typed Letter Signed, J.R. Salmon to Sarah T. Keelan, Court of Chancery of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey, September 23, 1923, 1 page
Certified copy: Final Decree of Divorce, Chancery Court of New Jersey, Harry S. and Sarah T. Keelan, April 20, 1923, 2 pages
Typed Letter, (Copy): W [illiam] [H.] [Talbert] to Sarah [ H. Talbert], unpaged, October 16, 1925, 1 page
Autograph Letter Signed, Sarah [Keelan] to [William H. Talbert], New York, N.Y., November 29, 1925, 4 pages, with enclosure
Typed Letter, Carl Fischer Inc. to Sarah Talbert, Chicago, Illinois, April 4, 1927, 1 page
Typed Letter, Carl Fischer Inc. to Sarah Talbert, Chicago, Illinois, April 16, 1927, 1 page
Typed Letter Signed, Theodore Presser Co. to Sarah Talbert, Philadelphia, Pa., June 22, 1927, 1 page
Autograph Letter Signed, Elizabeth [Brown Talbert] to Sarah May [Talbert], Empire State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Brooklyn, New York, June 29, 1927, 1 page
Autograph Letter Signed, Elizabeth [Brown Talbert] to Sarah [M. Talbert], Brooklyn, New York, July 9, 1927, 2 pages
Autograph Letter Signed, Yvette Keelan to (Mother) [Sarah M. Talbert], Buffalo, New York, July 9, 1927, 2 pages
Autograph Letter Signed, Yvette Keelan to (Mother) Sarah M. Talbert, Buffalo, New York, July 14(?), 1927, 2 pages
Autograph Letter Signed, Elizabeth B. Talbert to Sarah [ May Talbert], Buffalo, New York, July 20, 1927, 2 pages
Typed Letter Signed, E.C. Hartwell to Sarah Talbert, Buffalo, New York, September 8, 1927, 1 page
Typed Letter, Theodore Presser Co. to Sarah M. Talbert, Philadelphia, Pa., May 21, 1928,
Typed Letter, Theodore Presser Co. to Sarah M. Talbert, Philadelphia, Pa., July 16, 1928, 1 page
Typed Letter Signed, H.L. Brown to Sarah M. Talbert, Philadelphia, Pa., August 10, 1928, 1 page
Typed Letter, Theodore Presser Co. to Sarah M. Talbert, Philadelphia, Pa., September 18, 1928, 1 page
Typed Letter Signed, W[illiam] H. Talbert to E. Bachert, [Buffalo, New York], Nov. 5, 1928, 1 page
Typed Letter Signed, Warner W. Westervelt Jr. to Sarah M. Talbert, Hackensack, New Jersey, October 18, 1929, 1 page
Autograph Letter Signed - Same as above.
Typed Letter Signed, Warner W. Westervelt Jr. to Sarah M. Talbert, Hackensack, New Jersey, October 30, 1929, 1 page
Typed Letter, Theodore Presser Co. to Sarah [M.] Talbert, Philadelphia, Pa., March 20, 1931, 1 page
Typed Letter Signed, W.N. DeBerry to Sarah Talbert Keelan, Springfield, Mass., Dec. 17, 1931, 1 page
Typed Letter Signed, J. Edward Nash to Sarah M. Talbert, Buffalo, N.Y., June 19, 1933, 1 page with enclosure

Contents
Contents

Program: Ceremonies at the Presentation of the Spingarn Medal, March 22, 1931
Alumni Quarterly, New England Conservatory of Music, January, 1938, November, 1938, February 1939
Pistol Permit: State of New York to William H. Talbert, October 15, 1914
Program: Mary B. Talbert Memorial Service, Michigan Avenue Baptist Church, Buffalo, New York, October 13, 1929
Biographical Sketch of Robert Talbert, undated, 1 page
Colored Democratic Association of Erie County, typed memo, 1 page
Manuscript sheet music: "I Believe In You", Sarah Talbert, 1928 (2 copies)
Printed sheet music: "I Believe In You", Sarah Talbert, 1928 (2 copies)
Printed sheet music: "My Little Sweeties Gone", Sarah Talbert Keelan, 1920
Printed sheet music: "Pickaninny Sandman", Sarah Talbert, 1927 (4 copies)
Manuscript copies: "Pickaninny Sandman", Sarah Talbert, 1927 (2 copies)
Business Card: Sarah M. Talbert, Graduate of New England Conservatory of Music
Invitation: Dedication of the Memorial Home (Frederick Douglass) August 12, 1922 2 p.
Diary: William H. Talbert, 1881


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

Buffalo History Museum
Grimké, Archibald Henry, 1849-1930
Grimké, Frederick, 1791-1863
Keelan, Sarah T. (Sarah May Talbert)

Subject Terms

African American women--New York (State)--Buffalo
Composers--New York (State)--Buffalo
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Grand Island (N.Y.: Island)

Genre Terms

Deeds
Scores

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