Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004Variant names
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)
|creatorOf||Crick, Francis, 1916-2004. Francis Crick personal papers, 1938-2007.||University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library|
|referencedIn||Cohen, Jack Sidney, 1938-. Interviews conducted by Jack S. Cohen and Franklin H. Portugal for book, A Century of DNA, 1972-1974.||American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library|
|referencedIn||Horace Freeland Judson Collection, 1968-1978||American Philosophical Society|
|creatorOf||Frederick Wilkins papers MS 283., 1989-2004||The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries . Special Collections|
|referencedIn||Papers of Guido Pellegrino Arrigo Pontecorvo, career and appointments, 1939-1975||Glasgow University Archive Service|
|associatedWith||Cohen, Jack Sidney, 1938-||person|
|associatedWith||Crick, Francis, 1916-2004.||person|
|associatedWith||Judson, Horace Freeland, 1931-||person|
|associatedWith||Pontecorvo, Guido Pellegrino Arrigo , 1907-1999 geneticist and Professor of Genetics, University of Glasgow||person|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Frontier and pioneer life|
|Texas History 1846-1950|
|Texas History, Military 19th century|
|Texas Rangers History 19th century|