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Walker-Wightman-Kirkland Papers

Boyd, Arrie Fletcher
Papers, ca. 1842-1942
SCCHS-MSS Walker Family Papers
.5 cubic feet, in one box

History note: These materials were collected by Arrie Fletcher Boyd, and consist of materials produced by various members of the Wightman, Walker, and Kirkland families. All of these inter-related families had a relationship with the Methodist Church in South Carolina and with Wofford College. Most of these individuals are connected by marriage with a member of the Walker family.

Organization note: Materials are arranged by name, with photographs and scrapbook pages stored separately.

Access note: unrestricted

Summary note: Consists of manuscripts, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs from various individuals, including William C. Kirkland, James H. Kirkland, Virginia Galluchat Kirkland, Virginia Lawson Kirkland Walker, Hugh Andrew Crawford Walker, Arthur C. Walker, William M. Wightman, and others.

Citation: Cite as: Papers of the Walker Family, Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College

Location: Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Related material: Papers of William M. Wightman, H. A. C. Walker scrapbooks

Administrative notes: Donated to the archives by Mrs. Arrie Fletcher Boyd, Columbia, SC. Processed November 26, 2008 by Phillip Stone.

Finding Aid: Item and Folder Listing

Kirkland, James Hampton, 1859-1939
Letter to his sister, written in Leipzig, Germany, August 19, 1883

Kirkland, James Hampton
Inauguration, 1893
The Hustler, Vanderbilt Student newspaper, 1914 (covering the Tennessee Supreme Court decision in the Vanderbilt case)
Vanderbilt Alumnus, 1936
Vanderbilt Alumnus, 1937
Memorial Service, 1939
Newspaper clippings

Kirkland, Virginia Galluchat, 1820-1888
Letter to Arthur C. Walker, 1875, in response to his request to marry her daughter, Virginia Lawson Kirkland

Kirkland, Virginia Galluchat, 1820-1888
Letter to her daughter, Virginia Lawson Kirkland, 1853-1929, on her 12th birthday

Kirkland, Virginia Galluchat, 1820-1888 and Kirkland, William Clark, 1814-1864
Correspondence before their wedding, 5 items

Kirkland, William D., 1849-1896
“The Mission of Methodism, a centenary discourse” printed pamphlet, sermon preached

Tarboux, John William, 1858-1940
Obituary, 1940

Tarboux, Sarah Walker, 1885-1970
Diary pages from a visit to Nashville, 1914, to see her uncle, James H. Kirkland

Walker, Arthur Crawford, Sr., 1851-1926
2 sermons, one entitled “Indirect Influences,” one preached before the Horry County Bible Society, May 25, 1879

Walker, Hugh Andrew Crawford, 1809-1886
Letter from Mrs. Julia Lewis, Shelbyville, KY, July 23, 1872
Scrapbook with Advocate and other newspaper clippings about H. A. C. Walker, compiled by his grandson, W. K. Walker

Wightman, William May, 1808-1882
Letter to John Williams Wightman, manuscript and typescripts. February 5, 1829, May 25, 1829, Feb. 1832
Letters to Eliza Wightman, manuscript and typescript. 1831, 1842, 1867


James H. Kirkland, Mary Henderson Kirkland, and Elizabeth

James H. Kirkland, later in life

William M. Wightman

Virginia Lawson Galluchat Kirkland, as a young woman

Virginia Lawson Galluchat Kirkland, with 3 of her children

Virginia Lawson Galluchat Kirkland, as an older woman

George Allen Kirkland, brother of W. D. and James H. Kirkland

Scrapbook pages
19 pages, assorted newspaper clippings about various individuals in the family.