Guide to the Joseph A. Walton
Creator: Joseph A. Walton, 1886-1977
Title: The Joseph A. Walton Poetry Collection
Quantity: .5 cubic feet
Abstract: Contains seventy-nine poems by Joseph A. Walton in both their original form and
collected in a binder labeled "Poems by Pop."
Joseph A. Walton was born in 1886 and began a career in real estate in 1903, during which
he was the secretary of the Mobile Real Estate Board. He also worked for the real estate
firm Sage and Burgett. In his spare time he wrote many poems that were collected by
members of his family. He is the author of History of the Mobile Rea Estate Association
(Mobile, 1959). Walton died in 1977.
Scope and Content
Consists of seventy-nine original poems covering many subjects including plants and
animals, water, real estate, Randolph the mouse, places, and a group labeled "et
cetera." The collection also includes a three-ring binder entitled "Poems by
Pop" that consists of a copy of each of the seventy-nine poems as well as
introductory material and Waltons genealogy.
Gift of poets granddaughter-in-law, Mary Wittman, 2010.
This material is open for research
Joseph A. Walton Poetry Collection, The Doy Leale MCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
1. Contents and Introduction
2. Plants and Animals Poems
3. Water Poems
4. Places Poems
5. Randolph Poems
6. Real Estate Poems
7. Et Cetera Poems
8. Family Tree
9. "Poems by Pop" by Joseph A. Walton