William A. Kirkland Papers
Identifier: MSS 0162
Scope and Contents
Most of the documents in this collection relate to the Shepherd and A. P. Root families as well as Kirkland's research into the history of First National Bank. It also contains correspondence between Kirkland and his immediate family.
This collection is open for research.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the William A. Kirkland Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.
William A. Kirland served as president and later chairman of First National Bank of Houston from 1955 to 1963. His maternal great-grandfather, B. A. Shepherd, founded the bank in 1866. Kirkland chronicled the history in the book Old Bank, New Bank: The First National Bank of Houston, 1866-1956.
2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
Box 1 contains correspondence, clippings and legal documents of Mr. Kirkland. Box 2 contains photographs. Box 3 contains the research materials of Mr. Kirkland with an emphasis on the history of Houston organizations, First National Bank and the Shepherd family. Box 4 contains the [copied] personal papers of members of the Shepherd and Root families.
Donated by William A. Kirkland, 1972.
Processed by Suzanne Summers, 1990.
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- Processed by Suzanne Summers, April 1990
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Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository