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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Florence Eagar Roberts Papers, 1905-1944

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Florence Eagar Roberts Papers, 1905-1944



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Roberts, Florence Eagar, 1867-1969
Title: Florence Eagar Roberts Papers
Dates: 1905-1944
Creator Abstract: Florence Eagar Roberts (1867-1969) was a San Antonio, Texas, resident. An early member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, she was one of the first Custodians of the Alamo after the DRT was granted custody of the site in 1905.
Content Abstract: The collection contains correspondence and printed material, including personal letters, letters concerning the activities of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the custody of the Alamo, and clippings on the Clara Driscoll opera Mexicana.
Identification: Doc 6074
Extent: 15 items (12 folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Florence Eagar and her twin sister Blanche were born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1867. Their father Robert Eagar (1830-1883), a native of Canada who had lived in San Antonio since 1850, was involved in a number of business ventures in the city. Florence's mother Sarah Riddle Eagar (1842-1847) was reputedly the first Anglo child born in San Antonio.

Sarah Eagar and her daughters were early members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) and active in the organization. Florence Eagar was one of the first Custodians of the Alamo after the DRT was granted custody of the site in 1905. Her mother took over the position when Florence married Major Harris L. Roberts in 1907 and followed her husband to his assignment in the Philippines. Roberts' Army assignments later took him to Ft. Bliss in Texas, Hawaii, and Detroit before his death in 1918. Harris and Florence Roberts had one child, Robert Pierpont Eagar Roberts.

Like her mother, Mrs. Roberts remained active in the community throughout her life. She lived in the family home on South Alamo Street in San Antonio until the HemisFair project forced her to move in 1967. She died in 1969 at the age of 102.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence and printed material, including personal letters, letters concerning the activities of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the custody of the Alamo, and clippings on the Clara Driscoll opera Mexicana. Several letters from Clara Driscoll are included. Some items are associated with Mrs. Roberts' mother, Sarah Eagar.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Roberts, Florence Eagar, 1867-1969.
Eagar, Sarah, 1842-1947.
Driscoll, Clara, 1881-1945.
Organizations
Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Subjects
Mexicana (Opera)
Locations
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Correspondence.

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Related Material

Eagar Family Papers, 1866-1966, Col 885, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Riddle and Eagar Families Papers, 1840-1945, Col 7426, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Sarah Eagar and Florence Eagar Roberts Alamo Papers, 1905-1913 and undated, Doc 14408, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Aline B. Carter Family Papers, 1823-2003, MS 94, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Florence Eagar Roberts Papers, 1905-1944, Doc 6074, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. T. Kellis Dibrell, 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 November.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Florence Eagar Roberts Papers, 1905-1944

Correspondence, 1905-1944 and undated
Folder
1 H. P. Drought, San Antonio, Texas, to Florence Eagar, San Antonio, Texas, 1905 October 31.
Folder
2 Clara Driscoll, New York, New York, to Florence Eagar, San Antonio, Texas, 1906 January 8.
Folder
3 Clara Driscoll, Washington, D.C., to Florence Eagar, San Antonio, Texas, 1906 January 20.
Folder
4 Clara Driscoll, Washington, D.C., to Florence Eagar, San Antonio, Texas, 1906 January 23.
Folder
5 Thorvald Solberg, Office of the Register of Copyrights, Washington, D.C., to Florence Eagar, San Antonio, Texas, 1906 August 9.
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6 Maude W. McDonald, Austin, Texas, to Sarah Eagar, San Antonio, Texas, 1914 April 12.
Folder
7 Clara Driscoll, Corpus Christi, Texas, to Florence Eagar Roberts, San Antonio, Texas, 1944 December 17.
Folder
8 Clara Driscoll to Mrs. Eagar, undated.
Folder
9 Receipts, 1910
Daughters of the Republic of Texas to Flo E. Roberts, 1910 March 10.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas to S. E. Eagar, 1910 March 10.
Folder
10 Invitation: Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, 1939 October 4.
Folder
11 Member's badge: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, undated.
Folder
12 Clippings: Mexicana, 1906.

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