Mary Graham Walker coral necklace, circa 1836
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the collection contains Dr. John Mann Walker's correspondence and documents, including letters to and from his parents and siblings (1893-1934), his fiancée and later, wife, Nora Severinghaus Walker (1894-1938), his daughters, Mary and Louise (1923-1941), and friends and professional associates (1895-1946). The collection also contains Dr. Walker's sermons, prayers and essays (1907-1942); one of his journals (1915); a book of testimonials written by the Bloomington District churches upon his retirement in 1938; his autobiographical writings (ca. 1945-1948); and his poems and hymns (1927-1952).
The collection also contains correspondence, documents, and news clippings of Earl Walker, Ferdinand G. Walker, Francis I. Walker, Herbert G. and Clare Walker, Harriet Walker, and Gene Alden Walker Crary (1873-1988), as well as family photographs, memorabilia, and genealogy documents (ca. 1820-1981).
The majority of the photographs in this collection relate to John Mann Walker and his wife, Nora Severinghaus Walker (P055). The pictures are mostly of people, but there are also photos of houses and churches and the collection spans from 1892 to 1955. The bulk of the photographs are arranged chronologically within two envelopes, with undated items stored at the end. The collection also contains four oversized photographs.
- 1820-1988, undated
Conditions Governing Access
From the Collection: 6.5 Cubic Feet (10 manuscript boxes, 8 small oversize boxes, 1 medium oversize box)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- From the Collection: Walker family (Family)
- From the Collection: Crary, Genevieve Alden Walker (Person)
- From the Collection: Walker, Francis (Person)
- From the Collection: Walker, John Mann (Person)
- From the Collection: Walker, Mary E. Graham (Person)
- From the Collection: Walker, Nora Severinghaus (Person)