Papers of the Walker-Wightman-Kirkland Families

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.