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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4516.AM:  Alfred Hamlin Burr, 1890-1978



Papers:  1923-1947

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Genealogist

Size:  2.5 cu.ft.; 5 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



Alfred H. Burr, the son of George and Virginia Hamlin Burr, was born on November 22, 1890, at Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio. In 1905, the family moved to Paragould, Arkansas. Burr received his early education in the public schools, graduating from Paragould High School in 1909. In 1914, he received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University where he was affiliated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. On October 26, 1914, Burr married Hazel Edna Wilson of Little Rock, Arkansas. The Burrs were to have two children, William Alfred, and Mary Ann. William Alfred later lost his life aboard the Harry Luckenbach when it was sunk by a German U-boat in the North Atlantic in 1943.



Following his graduation from Vanderbilt, Burr practiced law with the firm of Burr, Stewart & Burr in Paragould from 1914 until 1917. On August 27, 1917, he enlisted in the service and re-enlisted in 1918, serving until discharged in February of that year. Following World War I, Burr became the secretary-treasurer of the W.W. Wilson Stave Company of North Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1920. During this period Burr began compiling an extensive family genealogy.



Alfred H. Burr was affiliated with the Second Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge, Son’s of The American Revolution, Son’s of the Confederate Veterans, the Hugenot Society, The American Legion, the New England Historical Genealogical Society, and the Hugenot Society of South Carolina. Alfred H. Burr moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, in October of 1945. He died on July 29, 1978.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of five boxes of manuscript materials arranged in eight series: (1) Boggs family, 1928-1947; (2) Grimes family, 1928-1944; (3) Burr family, 1923-1947; (4) Hamlin family, 1928-1946; (5) Other families, 1928-1939; (6) General Genealogical material, 1928-1940; (7) Biographical material, and (8) Reference materials.



The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence and research materials relating to the genealogy of the Burr and related families, 1923-1947. Specific materials relating to each family consist of lineage charts, notes, family histories, and pamphlets. Also included in the collection is general correspondence relating to Burr’s transactions with various genealogical societies, libraries, and other organizations. Also included is an alphabetical card file of correspondents.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Boggs Family (Includes materials relating to the Kelley, Adams, Moore and Dake families)



Box 1

Folder




  1. General Correspondence, 1928

  2. General Correspondence, 1929

  3. General Correspondence, 1931

  4. General Correspondence, 1932

  5. General Correspondence, 1933

  6. General Correspondence, 1934

  7. General Correspondence, 1935

  8. General Correspondence, 1936

  9. General Correspondence, 1937

  10. General Correspondence, 1939

  11. General Correspondence, 1941

  12. General Correspondence, 1947

  13. General Correspondence, n.d.

  14. Miscellany



Series 2 – Grimes Family (Includes materials relating to the DeWeese, Lee, Richards, Holland, Koster and Hendricks families)




  1. General Correspondence, 1928

  2. General Correspondence, 1929

  3. General Correspondence, 1930

  4. General Correspondence, 1931

  5. General Correspondence, 1932

  6. General Correspondence, 1933

  7. General Correspondence, 1934

  8. General Correspondence, 1935

  9. General Correspondence, 1936

  10. General Correspondence, 1937

  11. General Correspondence, 1938

  12. General Correspondence, 1939

  13. General Correspondence, 1940

  14. General Correspondence, 1944

  15. General Correspondence, n.d.

  16. Miscellany



Series 3 – Burr Family (Includes materials relating to the Moffatt, Brent, Edwards, Abbott, Foulke, Hudson, Maulevrer, Howell, and Williams families)



Box 2

Folder




  1. General Correspondence, 1923

  2. General Correspondence, 1928

  3. General Correspondence, 1929

  4. General Correspondence, 1930

  5. General Correspondence, 1931

  6. General Correspondence, 1932

  7. General Correspondence, 1933

  8. General Correspondence, 1934

  9. General Correspondence, 1935

  10. General Correspondence, 1936

  11. General Correspondence, 1938

  12. General Correspondence, 1939

  13. General Correspondence, 1943

  14. General Correspondence, 1944

  15. General Correspondence, 1945

  16. General Correspondence, 1946

  17. General Correspondence, 1947

  18. General Correspondence, n.d.

  19. Miscellany

    Certificate (See OD040)



Series 4 – Hamlin Family (Includes materials relating to the Micheaux, Macon, Woodson, Miller, Mayo, Netherland, Rochet, Smith, Porter, Taylor, Hartzell, Parrott, Stainbach, Ligon, Cocke, Mareton, Goodrich, Wood and Jones families)




  1. General Correspondence, 1928

  2. General Correspondence, 1929

  3. General Correspondence, 1930



Box 3




  1. General Correspondence, 1930

  2. General Correspondence, 1930

  3. General Correspondence, 1931

  4. General Correspondence, 1931

  5. General Correspondence, 1932

  6. General Correspondence, 1933

  7. General Correspondence, 1934

  8. General Correspondence, 1935

  9. General Correspondence, 1936

  10. General Correspondence, 1937

  11. General Correspondence, 1938

  12. General Correspondence, 1939

  13. General Correspondence, 1940

  14. General Correspondence, 1945

  15. General Correspondence, 1946

  16. General Correspondence, n.d.



Box 4

Folder




  1. Miscellany

  2. Miscellany



Series 5 – Other Families (Includes Homes, Bruce, Rowlett, Enders, Meriwether, Wilson, Worsham, Crickett, Morrow, Hill, Erwin, Hungerford, Barber, Miller, Porter, Simonds, Dismukes, Egbert, Ferris, McElrath, Ludlum, Fenton, Thompson, Shepard and Archer families)




  1. General Correspondence, 1928

  2. General Correspondence, 1929

  3. General Correspondence, 1930

  4. General Correspondence, 1931

  5. General Correspondence, 1932

  6. General Correspondence, 1933

  7. General Correspondence, 1934

  8. Miscellany



Series 6 – General Genealogical Material




  1. General Correspondence, 1928

  2. General Correspondence, 1929

  3. General Correspondence, 1930

  4. General Correspondence, 1931

  5. General Correspondence, 1932

  6. General Correspondence, 1933

  7. General Correspondence, 1934

  8. General Correspondence, 1935

  9. General Correspondence, 1936

  10. General Correspondence, 1937

  11. General Correspondence, 1939

  12. General Correspondence, 1940

  13. General Correspondence, n.d.



Box 5

Folder




  1. Miscellany

  2. Miscellany



Series 7 – Biographical Material




  1. Biographical data and Burr Genealogical Chart



Series 8 – Reference Material




  1. Address cards of correspondents

  2. Reference notebook



 



Subject headings:



Boggs family

Burr, Alfred Hamlin, 1890-1978

Burr family

Genealogy

Grimes family

Hamlin family



 



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