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H. E. King Collection

Identifier: 2008.035

Scope and Contents

The H. E King Collection consists of papers pertaining to various individuals and entities, some of whom lived in or around Greenville, but who have no or unknown relations to each other. These identities include Dr. and Mrs. H. E. King, Malory Hale, the City of Greenville, the Greenville National Bank, the Woman's Parsonage and Home Mission Society, and Arthur West.

The collection is organized into eleven folders. The first folder, "Bank Books: Greenville National Bank," contains four different booklets, each containing the financial information of a different individual. "Book - Cotton Picking 1898" primarily contains postcards and financial information pertaining to the Woman's Parsonage and Home Mission Society. The third folder contains two copies of a brochure about Greenville and Hunt County. The fourth folder contains checks, both cashed and blank. The fifth folder contains a button described as being from the Civil War era and which may have belonged to Malory Hale. The sixth folder contains a few Civil War military documents pertaining to Malory Hale, including a certificate of his promotion to sergeant. The seventh folder contains correspondence pertaining to Arthur West and two pieces of correspondence from Lawrence "Larry" Jones with photocopies of photographs of Greenville and Texas sites and people. The eighth folder contains the collection's most noteworthy item, a diary that Mrs. H. E. King kept in 1895, which describes her and her husband's domestic life as well as Dr. King's professional life. The ninth folder contains a user's manual to a 1951 Pontiac. The tenth folder contains postcards with photographs of primarily Greenville scenes on the front of them, many of them showing the city's "Blackest Land, Whitest People" banner. The last folder contains three undated tintypes, one of which may correspond with an included mat inscribed with the name "Josiah Jabbert."


  • 1863-1990, inclusive
  • Majority of material found within 1895-1955,


Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection are protected by applicable copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The H. E. King Collection pertains to different individuals and entities, including: medical doctor H. E. King and his wife, Mrs. H. E. King, who lived together near Greenville, Texas, in 1895; Malory Hale, who served as a sergeant in Company E of the 19th regiment of the Kentucky Volunteers Infantry during the American Civil War; the Women's Parsonage and Home Mission Society; and the city of Greenville, including the Greenville National Bank.


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Language of Materials



Material in this collection is arranged alphabetically and thereunder chronologically, with the exception of the checks in the accordian file.

H. E. King Collection
Caroline Craig
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Waters Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository