October 29, 2022

Thomas P. Beall [RG3553.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3553.AM:  Thomas Paul Beall, 1872-1960



Papers:  1925, 1948-1960

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Teacher; writer

Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Virginia in 1872, Thomas Paul Beall came to Nebraska with his family in 1879.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska and Columbia University.  Beall spent more than forty years teaching and in administration, holding posts at Diller, Edison, Max and Wheeler County in Nebraska, Nodaway and Essex, Iowa, and Wakonda, South Dakota.  After retiring in 1948 he became a prolific writer, mostly writing for church-related publications.  He wrote various articles, short stories, poems, etc. that were used in publications such as Front Rank, The Young People, Lutheran Youth, The Lutheran Companion and Classmate.  On occasion he was published under the name Malcolm Bonner.  Thomas P. Beall died at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska, on September 10, 1960.  He was survived by his wife, Lulu, and two daughters, Mrs. F.D. Young and Mrs. Estella MacDoniels.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one box of manuscript material relating to Thomas P Beall’s writing career.  The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts and published versions of his writings.  Many of the manuscripts were written for a proposed book by Beall entitled, Lights of the Centuries: Christian Statesmen, Leaders and Reformers, which apparently was never published (folders 2 through 4).  Also included is one folder containing correspondence, mostly from publishers relating to various articles he had published.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




    1. Correspondence, 1925, 1948-1960

    1. “Lights of the Centuries” manuscripts, including:

      Title page, introduction, preface, contents, index

      Adolphus, Gustavus

      Anthony, Susan B.

      Augustine, Saint

      Bradford, William

      Bryan, William Jennings

      Calvin, John

      Campbell, Alexander

      Channing, William Ellery

    1. Constantine

      Cromwell, Oliver

      Garfield, James A.

      Gladstone, William Ewart

      Hopkins, Mark

      Luther, Martin

      Mann, Horace

      Penn, William

    1. Roosevelt, Theodore

      Victoria, Queen

      Washington, Booker T.

      Washington, George

      Wesley, John

      Willard, Frances E.

      Williams, Roger

      Winthrop, John

      Wycliffe, John

    1. Other manuscripts including:

      Three Scholarly Presidents [John Quincy Adams, James A. Garfield, Woodrow Wilson]

      Reminiscences of Fifty Years Ago

      Is There a Bureaucracy in England?

      The Significance of the Aristocracy in English Constitutional Government

      John Foster Dulles

      The Problems of Second Chamber Reforms

      Was the Labor “Safety Valve” a Fallacy?

      The Wage Earner and the Western Migrations

      Gutzon Borglum

      Millais

      The River Jordan

      A Layman’s View of the Church

      An Unsung Heroine of Early Religious Experience in Nebraska [Rosalthe Brink Ayer]

      Indians, a Battle-Canyon, and a Monument

      Utility and Ornamental Yard Fencing of Rural and Urban Homes, and How I Constructed My Own Yard Fence

      The Gardener [poem]

      Aunt Edna’s Story

      What Phyllis Overlooked (by Mary Elizabeth Gahens)

      Untitled/incomplete manuscript

    1. Published writings, 1948-1960



 



Subject headings:



Authors — Nebraska

Beall, Thomas Paul, 1872-1960

Educators — Nebraska

Teachers — Nebraska



 



DDS/cr                 11-18-1970

Revised TMM      09-27-2018

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