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Mary Small Fitzgerald Papers

Identifier: A-0055

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, poems, and biographical and genealogical materials.


  • Creation: 1924-1979


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Mary Small was born June 11, 1875 in Palestine, Texas. She married Judge James W. Fitzgerald and raised two sons and a daughter. Sometimes writing under the pseudonym Catherine Rhodes Davis, she published poems, juvenile stories, household and feature articles, and sketches in Texas newspapers, many literary and women's magazines, and several anthologies. She published the long poem "An Etching" (1927), THE WAY OF BEAUTY (1931), which had several editions, and ASPEN GOLD (1938). Her themes included conservation of wild flowers, gardening, and rural conditions especially of women and children. She died on July 10, 1944.


Smallwood, James. 1999. The History of Smith County, Texas, Vol. 2: Born in Dixie. Austin: Eakin Press, p. 638.


0.10 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of 15 items described in 2 folders. The materials are housed with other collections in a clamshell box. The collection is organized at the item-level.

Related Materials

Fitzgerald, Mary Small. An etching. Cedar Rapids: Torch Press, 1927. ETRC PS3511.I915 E7 1927

Fitzgerald, Mary Small. The way of beauty. Dallas: Kaleidoscope Publishers, 1931. ETRC PS3511.I915 W39 1931x

Fitzgerald, Mary Small. The way of beauty. Dallas: Kaleidoscope Publishers, 1933. ETRC PS3511.I915 W3 1933x

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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository