Scope and arrangement
The Maverick Family Papers consist of correspondence, genealogical records, writings, and several photographs. These materials stem from approximately thirty members of the family, and from members of the related families of Kelley, Green, and Lloyd, among others.
The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters received by Mrs. Mary Vance Maverick from friends and family members, which focus primarily on personal and family concerns. Several letters contain discussions of her daughter Lola's activities, including her divorce from Chicago millionaire William Bross Lloyd, and her involvement with the Ford Peace Ship of 1915.
The letters received are followed by a small number of letters sent by Mrs. Maverick. Additional letters written by her can be found in the Lola Maverick Lloyd Papers (http://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/ead/human/msslloyd/).
The remainder of the correspondence consists of letters received by Maverick family members, arranged by individual recipient. These letters, which were often passed among relations, also focus predominantly upon family and personal affairs, with occasional discussions of estate finances. Other themes include pacifism, conscientious objection, woman suffrage, and socialism.
The genealogical materials within the collection consist of family trees of Samuel A. Maverick and Abigail Pollard Baldwin; typescript excerpts from letters of Samuel A. Maverick; typescript excerpts from the diaries of ancestors Margaret Lynn Lewis and Mary Ann Adams; and memorabilia such as wedding and graduation announcements, and a memorial service booklet for Mary Ann Adams. Also included with these materials are a brief biography of Mary Vance Maverick, and Vance family data.
The photographs consist of one folder of images of family seals and crests, a photo of an unidentified couple believed to be Mary Vance Maverick and George Madison Maverick, and one panoramic photograph of the 1985 Maverick Family Reunion in San Antonio, Texas.
The Maverick family papers are arranged in four series:
- 1885-1935, n.d.
- 1840-1952, n.d.
- ca. 1780-1961, n.d.
- 1985, n.d.