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Frank M. Alexander Papers

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Frank M. Alexander Papers, 1883-1935 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Frank M. Alexander Papers, 1883-1935Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 098

Primary Creator: Alexander, Frank M., (1883-1935)

Extent: 10.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by record type.

Subjects: Alexander, Frank M., fl. 1883-1935., Kell, Albert., Presbyterian Church - Clergy, Presbyterian Church - Illinois - Carbondale, Presbyterian Church - Illinois - Murphysboro

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Diaries., Ledgers (account books), Photographs, Postcards, Records (documents), Speeches, addresses, etc., Writings.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists mainly of letters to Frank M. Alexander from relatives and those seeking to hire him as a pastor. There is also a great deal of documentation of a legal dispute between Frank Alexander and his nephew Albert Kell regarding a tenant agreement between them. This dispute went on for over seven years and the collection contains the original complaint, Alexander's statement, and legal documents. The collection also contains personal papers, including an autograph book and photographs.

Biographical Note

Frank Alexander was a Presbyterian pastor working in different parts of the country, but had a long standing parish in Murphysboro at the turn of the century. Previous to this he was the first Presbyterian pastor for Carbondale's First Presbyterian Church. He had relatives in Salem, Illinois where he also owned a farm.

Subject/Index Terms

Alexander, Frank M., fl. 1883-1935.
Kell, Albert.
Presbyterian Church - Clergy
Presbyterian Church - Illinois - Carbondale
Presbyterian Church - Illinois - Murphysboro

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Frank M. Alexander papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter from Grace Greenwood, 1862 November 14Add to your cart.
Removed from the Family Library of Poetry and Song
Folder 2: Letter from H. F. Spencer, 1885 September 25Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letter of recommendation for F.M. Alexander from Herrick Johnson, April 2Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letter from Alexander's brother, 1891 February 23Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letter from James Alexander, 1897 January 3Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letter from P. Fales, 1897 September 11Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letter from R.J. Waddell, 1899 October 2Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letter from R.J. Waddell, 1899 December 3Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letter from Albert Kell, 1901 March 30Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letter from J. Elliott, 1903 June 8Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Letter from Tom Alexander, 1903 July 4; 1904 July 25Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letter from N.D. Musson to Mrs. G.W. Warner, 1903 December 20Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Letter from Tom Alexander, 1905 March 2Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Letter from L.S. Kell, 1905 April 14Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Letter from Lincoln Kell(?), 1905 August 9Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Letter from A.T. Alexander, 1905 September 5Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Letter from L.S. Kell, 1905 October 11Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Letter from Tom H. Alexander, 1905 October 26Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Letter A.T. Alexander, 1905 September 5Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Letter from Albert Kell, 1905 December 5Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Letter from Albert Kell, 1905 December 19Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Letter from Sarah, Alexander's sister, 1905 December 19Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Letter from Tom. H. Alexander, 1905 December 19Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Letter from A.T. Alexander, 1905 December 27Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Letter from Albert Kell, 1906 January 19Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Letter form Albert Kell, 1906 March 9Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Letter from Sarah, Alexander's Sister, 1906 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Letter from Albert Kell, 1906 March 7Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Letter from Albert Kell, 1906 March 9Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Letter from J.R. Frazer, 1906 August 20Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Letter from W.L. Heton, to J. H. McGowan, 1908 September 14Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Letter from W.L. Heton, 1908 November 27Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Letter from Frazer Hood, 1909 May 12Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Letter from Albert Kell, 1915 April 10Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Letter from Illinois Seed & Nursery Co., 1916 August 28Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters from Carl Sheretz & A.E. Sheretz, 1916 September 18, 19Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letter from J.S. Buchanan, 1917 July 14Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letter from A.E. Sheretz, 1918 July 8Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letter from A.E. Sheretz, 1918 July 29Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letter from L.H. Baker, 1918 October 9Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letter from Anna Hotl, 1919 February 13Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letter from Anna Holt, 1919 April 18Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters of recommendation for Frank Alexander,Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letter from Alice Alexander, 1919 June 14Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letter for recommendation for Frank Alexander from Richard Hughes, 1919 July 1Add to your cart.
Folder 11: TestimonyAdd to your cart.

Letter & testimonial from Richard C. Hughes, July, 1919

Testimonial letters from J.S. Buchanan & H.H. Herbert, September 1, 1917;

Jerome Dowd, n.d.

John Hull, August 31, 1885

J.S. Buchanan, June 4, 1919

R. Frank Mitchell, June 14, 1919

Roy Gutinger (?), June 4, 1919

Folder 12: Letter from M.T. Brockett, 1919 July 4Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Letter (copies) from Frank Alexander to Albert Kell, 1927 November 14Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Letter (copy) from Frank Alexnder to Albert Kell, 1927 November 14Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Letter from William M. Maxton, 1928 May 18Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Letter (copy) from Frank Alexander to Reverend Arthur Taylor, 1929 March 14Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Letter from Lewis S. Mudge, 1928 February 25Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Letter from Arthur Taylor; on the back, copy of Frank Alexander’s reply, 1929 April 23; April 26Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Letter from Albert Kell to the Members of the Cairo Presbytery, 1930 March 14Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Letter and testimonial from Frank A. Yuill, 1930 April 13Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Letter from C. Harmon Johnson, & 2 copies of Kell’s charge against Alexander, 1930 May 19Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Letter from Wham & Wham, Attorneys at Law, 1931 October 17Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Letter from Wham & Wham, Attorneys at Law, 1931 October 20Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Letter from C. Harmon Johnson, 1933 June 28Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Letter (copy) from Wham & Wham, Attorneys at Law, 1933 October 2Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Letter from Lewis Mudge, 1933 October 16Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Letter from George A.Wallace, 1933 October 30Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Letter from Charles F. Dew, 1933 December 22Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Letter from C.Harmon Johnson, 1934 March 9Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Letter (copy) from Albert Kell to Mr. Buffat, 1934 March 27Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Letter from Lincoln Kell, 1934 May 4Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Letter from John Hammerson, 1934 May 9Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Letter from C. Harmon Johnson, 1934 August 17Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Letter from C. Harmon Johnson, 1934 August 17Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Letter from William P. Finney, 1938 August 23 & 29Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters from Barbara Bur Hubbs, 1938 October 20, 28Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters from O.B. Ormsby, M.D., 1940 May 20Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Christmas card from the William Rudd family, Christmas, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letter from Roscoe Pulliam, 1941 March 8Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letter from Alice Alexander to her sisters, 1941 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Two Clippings from Carbondale newspapers, 1882 April 22 & March 23Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Clippings from various papers, with some clippings undated, 1880-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clippings from unidentified papers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Clippings file envelopes, A., B., E., F., G., H.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Clippings file envelopes, I., J., K., L., M.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Clippings file envelopes, N., O., P., T., W.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Sermon Notes and Pastoral Material, 1894 - 1930Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermon Notes and Pastoral Material, 1896 - 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermon Notes and Pastoral Material, 1901 - 1905; 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sermon Notes and Pastoral Material, 1906 - 1931Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermon Notes and Pastoral Material, 1911 - 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermon Notes and Pastoral Material, 1916 - 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sermon Notes and Pastoral Material, 1925 - 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sermon Notes and Pastoral Material, 1931 - 1938Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermon Notes and Pastoral Material, 1892 - 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Invitation to Installation of Pastor, of Reverend Frank M. AlexanderAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: New Members List of Grand Tower, Illinois, 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Descriptive booklet of Dwight Mission at Marble City, Oklahoma, 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Annual Report of Board of Foreign Missions,, 1917-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 6: News --  Bulletin of Board of Foreign Missions of Presbyterian Church, post World War IAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Funeral prayer, 1938 January 6Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Pastor's personal notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Notes on a pastor's experienceAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Narrative of work with the Norman ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Historical Memorandum, concerning the Moeller Cross Roads Church, Marion, ILAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Bibliography of the Pelagian ControversiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Personal Register of Frank M. Alexander,, 1888-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Personal Account book, 1892 October 5 to 1913 March 19Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Account & Guest Book, 1892 - 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Account book, 1914 September - 1924 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Account book, 1924 June - 1936 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diary, 1931 May-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Record of Saline County School, 1917, 1918, 1940, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Memoranda of readingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Statement of charges made by Alber KellAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Minutes of Synod of Illinois meetingAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Memoranda, written by Frank M. AlexanderAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Statement of case Kell v. AlexanderAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Envelopes addressed to Frank Alexander, with notation made by AlexanderAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Memoranda, written by Frank M. AlexanderAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Statement of Frank AlexanderAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Specifications of wrongdoing made by Albert KellAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Affidavit (copy) of Frank A. Yuill, 1933 September 30Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Judicial Commission's Decision, in case of Kell v. Alexander, 1933 October 30Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Answer to charges made by Frank AlexanderAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Newspaper clipping, concerning General Assembly action on Kell v. Alexander, 1939?Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Saline County board minutes and attendance, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Certificate of Jesse Cox, after examination, 1865 August 10Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Autograph albumAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: "American Journalism," class paperAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: "English Nobility," class paperAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: "The Ship is Never Safe--Valedictory Address," 1881, August 1Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pension record of George McLain, Revolutionary War VeteranAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Draft of tenancy contractAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Buckley family chronologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Poem written by Mrs. F.M. Alexander, 1914 SummerAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Literary notebook of Frank AlexanderAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Notes from Children of the SouthAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Class lecture notes of F.M. Alexander,, 1914 SummerAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Laboratory notebook of Alice Alexander, 1914 June 18 - 1914 August 3Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Graduate theme papers of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Alexander, 1913 - 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 10: One photograph of a man, unidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Six photographs, three of men, one elderly couple, one baby, one woman, all unidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Four photographs, two of women, one man, and one child, all unidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: One photograph of a child with notation, "For Aunt Alice from Little Alice age 17 mos."Add to your cart.
Folder 2: One photo of Orlando Wolcott MussonAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: One photograph of a woman, unidentified, 1881 March 20Add to your cart.
Folder 4: photograph of a home, Murphysboro, Illinois, 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 5: One family portrait with notation, "Alice", 1901 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Two photographs of children, with notations, "For Frank" & "For Alice", 1901 February 1Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Three photographs:Add to your cart.

Myrtle Marie Schultz - August 24, 1916

Audrey Flitch Schultz & Bennie Schultz  - June 16, 1917

Ben & Audrey Shultz -  June 6, 1917

Folder 8: One photograph of an elderly couple, unidentified, taken at Norman, Oklahoma,, 1841 Sunday March 23Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Diplomas, 1883 June 14Add to your cart.

Alice M. Buckley, Teachers Diploma, S.I.N.U., June 14, 1883

Alice Buckley Alexander, Master of Arts, University of Oklahoma, June 4, 1918

Frank McLain Alexander, Master of Arts, University of Oklahoma, June 4, 1918


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