CAMPBELL AND PATTERSON FAMILY PAPERS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The Campbell and Patterson Family Papers consist of family and political correspondence, newspaper articles (clippings), pamphlets, biographies, reports, minutes, b/w photographs, and a scrapbook spanning the years 1852-1944. Political correspondence and newspaper articles contain career highlights of A.W. Campbell Jr. and Thomas M. Patterson. In addition, the collection includes Margaret Campbell’s involvement in The National American Women’s Suffrage Association and The National League for Women’s Service.
The Campbell Family papers are arranged chronologically by family birth order. Papers in this series contain correspondence, financial records, notebooks, addresses, biographies, education records, newspaper clippings, obituaries, women’s suffrage association correspondence, programs, and sympathy cards.
Papers in this series contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, and United States Senate speech notes.
The oversize series includes newspaper clippings about Thomas M. Patterson, and A.W. Campbell Jr., articles by A.W. Campbell Jr., political articles; and women’s suffrage bulletins. A scrapbook of A.W. Campbell is also in the series.
This series contains b/w portrait photographs circa 1890-1920. Three of the portraits are of women’s suffrage members Josephine Clement, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Julia C. Lathrop. Other photographs in this series are not identified.
The collection is open for research.
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The Campbell family lived in Bethany Brooke County, West Virginia. A.W. Campbell Jr., editor of the Wheeling Intelligencer, was an avid supporter of the Republican Party. President Rutherford B. Hayes and fellow Republicans nominated Campbell for the Inter-State Commerce Commission. The Hayes connection between the Campbell and Patterson families is found with Richard Crawford Campbell, A.W. Campbell’s son, who moved to Denver, Colorado. He married Margaret Patterson, daughter of Thomas M. Patterson.
The Pattersons came to Denver in 1872. Thomas M. Patterson began his legal career as city attorney (1873-1874). He and his wife, Katherine, had two daughters, Mary and Margaret. Patterson, known for his purchase of the Rocky Mountain News (1890), also served in the United States House of Representatives (1877-1879), and in the United States Senate (1901-1907). Thomas M. Patterson hired Richard Crawford Campbell after Campbell married his daughter, Margaret.
Campbell family members include A.W. Campbell Jr. (1804-1879), his son, Richard Crawford Campbell (b.1865) and his daughter, Jessica Campbell (b.1867). Richard Crawford Campbell and his wife, Margaret, had a son, Thomas Patterson Campbell (b. 1897). Thomas Patterson Campbell and his wife, Miriam, had a son, Richard Crawford Campbell Jr. (n.d.) killed in WWI. The Campbell family established Bethany College and was the founder of The Disciples of Christ, known to their detractors as the "Campbelites." Many early "Campbelites" became Latter Day Saints and moved west.
Patterson family members include Thomas M. Patterson (1839-1916); wife, Katherine Patterson (b.1840); and daughter, Mary Patterson (b. circa 1838-d.1894).
2 boxes Boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Other Finding Aids
The donor and date of donation for this collection is unknown.
OVBox 1, OVFF 1
Number of Boxes: 2 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Photographs: 1 PhotoEnvelope
Oversize: OVBox 1, OVFF 1
- Campbell family -- Archives.
- Campbell, A.W., -- Jr. -- Archives.
- Campbell, A.W., -- Sr., -- 1804-1879 -- Archives.
- Campbell, Jessica -- Archives.
- Campbell, Katherine -- Archives.
- Campbell, Margaret P., -- 1870- -- Archives.
- Campbell, Miriam -- Archives.
- Campbell, Richard C., -- 1865- -- Archives.
- Campbell, Thomas P. -- Archives.
- Correspondence. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Family papers. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Patterson family -- Archive.
- Patterson, John C. -- Archives.
- Patterson, Katherine -- Archives.
- Patterson, Mary -- Archives.
- Patterson, Thomas M. -- Archives.
- Photographs. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- CAMPBELL AND PATTERSON FAMILY PAPERS
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