Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004

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Dates:
Birth 1916-12-15
Death 2004-10-05

Biographical notes:

Frederick Wilkins was born in 1916 in Dallas. He attended Southern Methodist University where he majored in history. After college he spent twenty-five years in the Army as a public relations officer.

Wilkins was married to Frances Semaan who had a career in Oriental carpet and art objects. The couple shared an interest in Near Eastern and Islamic art, amassing a large collection through their travels. This 300-plus-piece collection was donated to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Willkins was interested in the Texas Rangers writing extensively on the subject, including: The highly irregular irregulars : Texas Rangers in the Mexican War ; The legend begins : the Texas Rangers, 1823-1845 ; Defending the borders : the Texas Rangers, 1848-1861 ; and The law comes to Texas : the Texas Rangers, 1870-1901 .

Wilkins died in 2004.

Source: "A neighborhood treat," San Antonio Express-News, November 16, 2004

Source: Obituary, San Antonio Express-News, December 17, 2004.

From the guide to the Frederick Wilkins papers MS 283., 1989-2004, (University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Texas History, Military 19th century
  • Writers
  • Texas - history
  • Texas History 1846-1950
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Texas
  • Texas Rangers History 19th century

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