The Dallas Journal, Volume 51, 2006 Page: 21
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About M. Lawrence Camp-the Diary Writer
The diary writer, Marion Lawrence Camp was
born 14 Dec 1875 to James Thomas Camp and
Mary Phila Ann Cain in McMinnville, Warren
Co, Tennessee. He was the youngest of eight
children. After his father died in 1881, he,
several of his brothers, and his mother moved to
Dallas County. In an odd twist, the land
referred to in the diary where M L. Camp slept
in a barn on the Fourneaux land, was purchased
and developed as a residential community by L.
Bradley Camp. Until reading the diary in 2005,
Bradley Camp did not know that his grandfather
had traveled and slept there in 1897.
Lawrence Camp married Rose Bradley,
daughter of James and Margaret Higgins
Bradley in 1903. He worked in the Dallas
County Clerks office for several years where he
frequently reported items of interest to the
Dallas Morning News. He started working in
the office 1911-1912 and ended his career there
in 1922 when he ran for County Clerk and lost.
Below are articles that include his name and
some of his quotes. They are reprinted here to
illustrate the value of local newspapers in our
genealogical research.* They not only provide
information about the people we research, they
reveal the idiosyncrasies of the times in which
* Reprinted with permission of the Dallas Morning
M. Lawrence Camp in the Dallas County Clerk's Office 1915
Dallas Morning News 23 Jan 1915
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Consideration in One Deed is $18,000, the other $14,550.
Two big real estate transactions were
completed yesterday and the deeds filed for
record with Deputy County Clerk M. L. Camp.
One of the deeds was from R. F. Austin to J. B.
Moore and was for the property known as the
east half of lot 7, block 22. This property is
situated on Jackson street near Jefferson and the
lot measures 25x 100 feet. The consideration
was stated as being $18,000.
The other deed conveyed from G. N.
Aldredge et ux. To E. O. Tenison the property
know as lots 5 and 6, block 16.199. The
consideration was $14,550.
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