Description:

Correspondence, diaries and other material of Thomas Tomkinson Waddell, who served Colorado County as game warden for most of the twentieth century. The collection was donated to the library by Rollin H. Baker.

Contents:

Waddell family genealogy material (1-1)

Correspondence, bible and family records of the Waddell family from various members (1-2)

Marriages/births/anniversaries, including 1954 telegram announcing birth of Waddell child, wedding invitations, birth and wedding announcements, Golden Wedding Anniversary keepsake book for Tom and Alberta Waddell. (1-3)

A collection of personal photographs of members of the Waddell family. (1-4)

News items regarding Waddell family (1-5)

Obituaries, memorials, sympathy cards, letters and public notices of the deaths of various Waddell family members, including a bill from Columbus Funeral Home for J. J. Waddell (1-6)

Correspondence of Alberta Waddell, 1940-1962 (1-7 through 1-16)

Correspondence of Thomas T. Waddell, 1941-1980 (1-17 through 1-25, 2-1 through 2-18)

Correspondence of Thomas T. Waddell regarding Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge, 1966-1971 (3-4)

Correspondence between Thomas T. Waddell and the Texas Wildlife/World Wildlife Fund (3-15)

Correspondence of Alberta and Thomas T. Waddell, undated (2-19 through 2-20)

Correspondence of Bill and Ruth Waddell, 1941-1947 (2-21)

Correspondence of Rollin and Mary Waddell Baker, 1940-1946, 1949, 1964-1980 (2-22, 2-23)

Correspondence of Russell H. and Ruth Waddell Reese, 1946-1949, 1957-1980 (2-25 through 2-28)

Correspondence from May Ross, 1969 (2-29)

Correspondence from various persons, 1944-1973 and undated (2-24, 2-30, 2-31)

Game and fish reports of Thomas T. Waddell, 1935-1938, 1944-1947, 1969-1971, undated (2-33 through 2-38)

Census showing distribution of Attwater Prairie Chicken in Texas, 1967 (3-3)

Commissions as game warden, Thomas T. Waddell (3-17)

Awards, citations, and certificates of appreciation to Thomas T. Waddell (2-32)

Articles regarding Thomas T. Waddell, 1927-1995 (2-39, 3-1, 3-5 through 3-12)

Articles regarding Hurricane Carla collected by Thomas T. Waddell, 1961 (3-13)

Newsletters and pamphlets relating to conservation collected by Thomas T. Waddell (3-16)

Notes for a speech made by Thomas T. Waddell, undated (3-2)

Documents pertaining to the estate of Thomas T. Waddell (3-18 through 3-23, 4-1 through 4-4)

Papers pertaining to the estate of Alberta Waddell (3-24)

Diaries of Thomas T. Waddell, 1925, 1938-1942, 1945-1975, 1978-1980 (Box 5)

Transcript of tapes by Bill Waddell regarding Thomas T. Waddell (4-5)

Transcript of tapes of Thomas T. Waddell, featuring Waddell's stories and remembrances (4-6 through 4-11)