Title of Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains several folders of photographs from early 20th century of the Ervin family, some correspondence (including World War II correspondence), gravestone photographs, genealogical information, and a 1904 marriage certificate.
This collection represents the Ervin family, whose ancestry traces back to Scotland. This collection especially concerns the family of Jonas Lafayette and Mary Hamilton Ervin, Ruth and Abbie Ervin, and the history of Ervin Ranch.
Linda Ervin Heard
This collection contains two boxes arranged loosely by media type. The older photographs are housed together followed by specific photograph collections, genealogical material, and artifacts.
[First Folder] Finding Aid
["OLD RIP" Horned Toad Figurine] undated
[Photographs, 1 of 8], 1903-1904, undated
[Photographs, 2 of 8], 1916, undated
[Photographs, 3 of 8], 1945-2001
[Photographs, 4 of 8], 1955-1997
[Photographs, 5 of 8], circa 1906
[Photographs, 6 of 8], circa 1906
[Photographs, 7 of 8], circa 1914(?)-1925
[Photographs, 8 of 8], circa 1920-1948
Photographs-Florence Eudy], 1991-2001
[Mary Ervin Estate Record], 1946
[J. L. and Mary Ervin 50th anniversary, family portraits], circa 1916-1925
[Brad, Texas, Methodist Camp meeting Photographs], circa 1920
[Photograph of Great-Grandad Hamilton at the Cliff, with modern-day photograph of the site], undated, 2015
[Photographs of Ervin Ranch], circa 1920s
[Letters, Funeral/Obituary, Memoir], 1875, 1960, 1964, 1983(?), 1990, 2014
[Ervin Family Gravestone Photographs], undated
[Newspaper Clippings], 1961-1997, 2014
[Ranger, TX, clippings and history], 1982-2009, undated
Evangelist E. S. Fitzgerald, undated
Ruth and Abbie [Ervin], [including World War II letters and James and Marie Ervin's Marriage Certificate], 1904-1992
[Ervin Obituaries, Grave Photos, and Family Tree], 1973-2002
[Miscellaneous], 1912, undated
[Ervin Genealogy Chapter], undated
[Family Documents and Genealogy], 1877-1899; 1982-2015
Short Biographies of the Children of Jonas Lafayette Ervin and Mary Hamilton Ervin, undated
Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century
Extent of Collection
2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #266
Center for Restoration Studies
Finding aid, Ervin Family Papers, 1875-2015. Center for Restoration Studies MS #266. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Closed to researchers. This collection is currently on loan to the original donors. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives for more information.
Finding Aid created by
Troy Wade, Mac Ice, and Amanda Dietz
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This collection is currently on loan to the donors as of 12 September 2022.