Francis Fowler McKinney papers: 1941-1972
Francis Fowler McKinney papers
McKinney, Francis Fowler, 1891-1972
4 linear feet
Historian and biographer from McMillan, Michigan. Correspondence, notes, and manuscripts concerning the research, writing and publication of "Education in Violence," a biography of Civil War general George H. Thomas; also research materials on other Civil War topics, travel narratives, and miscellanea.
851766 Aa 2
The material is in English
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The collection was the gift of Francis F. McKinney (donor no. 3129)
The collection is open to research.
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Francis McKinney was born February 25, 1891 in Washington D.C. He attended the University of Michigan (1911-1913) where he was managing editor of the Michigan Daily; he then graduated from the U-M Law School in 1916. During World War I, he served as an ensign aboard the USS Carolina, 1917-1919. After the war, he was employed in a variety of professions, as a surveyor, in advertising, as a journalist and writer, and in the automobile industry. In 1949, he retired, moving to Sagitaw Farm in Lakefield township, Luce county in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
In his retirement, McKinney devoted himself to historical research and to the writing of historical monographs, particularly on the Civil War period. His biography of Civil War general George A. Thomas was published by Wayne State University Press in 1961. Some of his shorter articles were published in the Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review. McKinney's biography of Revolutionary War general Francis Marion remained unpublished at the time of his death on December 7, 1972.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The McKinney collection is comprised mainly of his historical research and writings, mainly on Civil War topics and the career of General George H. Thomas. The series in the collection are: Personal and miscellaneous; Correspondence; Historical research and writings; and Travel writings.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.
- Authors, American -- Michigan.
- Education in Violence : The Life of George H. Thomas and the history of the Army of the Cumberland.
- McMillan (Mich.)
- Voyages and travels.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- Dwellings -- Virginia.
- Medical aspects of war.
- Military officers.
- Monuments and memorials -- Washington (D.C.)
- Virginia -- Dwellings.
- Washington (D.C.) -- Monuments and memorials.
- Women -- War.
- Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870.
- Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876.
- Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870.
- Walker, Mary.