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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Legal and business papers

Series 2: Historical publications correspondence

Series 3: Family and personal papers

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Beauregard Bryan Papers, 1839-1909 (bulk 1893-1899)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bryan, Beauregard, 1862-1918
Title: Beauregard Bryan Papers
Dates: 1839-1909 (bulk 1893-1899)
Creator Abstract: Beauregard Bryan (1862-1918) established a legal practice in Brenham, Texas, in 1885 and served as city attorney, district attorney, and district judge during his residence there. He moved to El Paso in 1902 and continued his law practice.
Content Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and printed material related to the personal and professional activities of Beauregard Bryan. The bulk of the papers dates from 1893 to 1899 and relates to Bryan's law practice. They consist primarily of correspondence concerning various legal cases, such as collection of debts, estates, and property matters.
Identification: Col 877
Extent: 2.46 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize item)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Beauregard Bryan was born in Brazoria County, Texas, on 1862 January 16 to Moses Austin and Cora Lewis Bryan. He received his college education at Baylor University and the University of Texas, where he studied law.

Bryan established a legal practice in Brenham, Texas, in 1885 and served as city attorney, district attorney, and district judge during his residence there. He moved to El Paso in 1902, continuing his law practice until his death on 1918 March 4.

Beauregard Bryan's family included a number of early Texas settlers. His father, Moses Austin Bryan, was the nephew of Stephen F. Austin and served as Austin's personal secretary. His cousin, Hally Ballinger Bryan Perry, co-founded the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in 1891. After her father's death in 1901, Perry, together with Bryan, became executors of the Stephen F. Austin papers, which they presented to the University of Texas at Austin. Bryan participated in the documentation of his ancestry in historical publications and served as vice-president of the Texas State Historical Association for ten years. He was also a member of the University of Texas Board of Regents for twelve years.

Bryan married Lillian A. Lyles at Mobile, Alabama, on 1886 December 23; the couple had three children.

References

Hailey, James L. "Beauregard Bryan." Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbrak.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, legal documents, and printed material relating primarily to legal work make up the Beauregard Bryan Papers. The papers consist of two "letter files" that were given by Bryan to Thomas O'Keefe of El Paso, representing a part of the records of Bryan's Brenham, Texas, law practice. Also included are items related to other business and personal activities. The bulk of the material dates from 1893 to 1899.

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Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into three series.
Series 1: Legal and business papers
Series 2: Historical publications correspondence
Series 3: Family and personal papers

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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
Bryan, Beauregard, 1862-1918.
Bryan, Guy M. (Guy Morrison), 1821-1901.
Subjects
Civil law--Texas.
Lawyers--Texas--Brenham.
Locations
Brenham (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Professional papers.
Personal papers.
Correspondence.
Legal correspondence.
Legal files.

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Related Material

Beauregard Bryan Papers, 1890-1913, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Hally B. Bryan Perry Papers, circa 1761-1958, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Bible Collection, [1772?]-1911, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Beauregard Bryan Papers, 1839-1909 (bulk 1893-1899), Col 877, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Peter O'Keeffe Midkiff, 1969 April.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1991 June.

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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Legal and business papers

The great majority of the collection is contained within this series and connected with Bryan's private law practice. It consists primarily of correspondence. Letters which have been identified with a particular client or case are grouped together under a descriptive heading supplied during arrangement. The remaining letters are arranged alphabetically as miscellaneous legal and business correspondence. The letters cover a variety of types of cases, including a number of suits for recovery of debt, estates, property matters, and damage claims. Some legal documents are included with the letters. The amount of information contained in the letters varies widely, and many refer to routine matters.
Box Folder
1 Case records, 1893-1909
Allcorn estate, 1898-1899
1 Allcorn, Sam, 3 items, 1899.
2 Lawrence, J. R., 4 items, 1898-1899.
3 Lawrence, J. W., and Son, 2 items, 1898.
4 Story, J. N., 1 item, 1898.
Allen, Henry, suit, 1898-1899
5 Andersen, R. R., 3 items, 1898-1899.
Baldridge estate, 1898-1899
6 Baldridge, J., 6 items, 1899.
7 Baldridge, J. R., 1 item, 1898.
8 Callaway, J. M., 1 item, 1899.
Batla estate, 1898-1899
9 Batla, Thomas, 3 items, 1898-1899.
10 McCormick, George, 1 item, 1898.
11 Townsend, M. H., 2 items, 1898.
Booker, Floyd A., divorce, 1899
12 Booker, Floyd A., 2 items, 1899.
13 Booker, L. E., 1 item, 1899.
14 Crowder, J. J., 1 item, 1899.
15 Faucher, Ella Frost, 1 item, 1899.
16 Renfro, James W., 2 items, 1899.
Borchard, Brasher and Co. vs. Ripple, 1898
17 Holland, W. M., 2 items, 1898.
Bryan, S. J., vs. Congden, 1893-1895
18 Anderson, George L., 2 items, 1895.
19 Bryan, Beauregard, 1 item, 1895.
20 Greene, A. L., 13 items, 1893-1895.
Felder estate, 1899
21 Felder, Mrs. Mattie, 1 item, 1899.
22 Hale, J. B., 3 items, 1899.
23 Toland, A. W., 1 item, 1899.
Franz vs. Knights of Maccabees, 1898-1899
24 Boynton, A. S., 1 item, 1898.
25 Markey, D. P., 4 items, 1898-1899.
Gaedcke, H. E., note, 1895
26 Franke, R. O., 1 item, 1895.
27 Gaedcke, H. E., 2 items, 1895.
Grubb, Sam, land, 1898-1899
28 Bryan, Austin Y., 2 items, 1899.
29 Shannon, John C., 1 item, 1898.
Haccius vs. Montgomery, 1897-1898
30 Edwards, Peyton F., 1 item, 1897.
31 Gans, H., 1 item, 1898.
32 Neill, H. H., 3 items, 1897.
Heincke note, 1895-1899
33 Houghton and Robinson, 5 items, 1898-1899.
34 Vatter and Grevenig, 1 item, 1895.
Hess vs. Knights of Maccabees, 1894-1895
35 Barttlingck, Alex, 1 item, 1895.
36 Markey, D. P., 5 items, 1894-1895.
Hill estate, 1895
37 Hill, Jim, 1 item, 1895.
38 Hill, Scott, 3 items, 1895.
Jameson land, 1895-1896
39 Anderson, C. L., 4 items, 1895-1896.
Johnson vs. Knights of Maccabees, 1898
40 Markey, D. P., 3 items, 1898.
Kennedy, Samuel, estate, 1899
41 Bryan, Beauregard, 1 item, 1899.
42 Love, Leila Clay, 8 items, 1899.
43 Newell, M. M., 1 item, 1899.
44 Peareson and Wharton, 4 items, 1899.
Kiber-Harrison suit, 1898-1899
45 Kiber, F., 3 items, 1898-1899.
Killough estate, 1899 and 1909
46 Foster and Scott, 3 items, 1899 and 1909.
47 Sayles and Sayles, 1 item, 1899.
Laughlin vs. Wehmeyer, Flint vs. Wehmeyer, 1899 and undated
48 Flint Advertising Co., bills, 2 items, 1899.
49 Potterf and Bowman, 6 items, 1899 and undated.
Mathis, J. M., note, 1895-1899
50 Scurry, Edgar, 2 items, 1895.
51 Wilder Brothers, 4 items, 1898-1899.
McCausland vs. Nunn, 1898
52 Watson, Branch A., 3 items, 1898.
Moore, McKinney vs. Rogers, 1898
53 Davidson, Minor and Hawkins, 1 item, 1898.
54 Knight, H. M., 1 item, 1898.
Perry, Emily Austin Bryan, estate, 1894 and undated
55 Austin and Rose, 2 items, 1894.
56 Division of estate, 1 item, undated.
Ralls, John P. and E. L., note, 1895
57 Ball, Fred S., 1 item, 1895.
58 Moore, Lake, 1 item, 1895.
59 Ralls, E. L., 1 item, 1895.
60 Wolverton, J. D., 3 items, 1895.
Roberts estate, 1895-1898
61 Roberts, John H., 1 item, 1895.
62 Roberts, P. H., 4 items, 1895-1898.
Rothke estate, 1898
63 O'Bryan, W. C., 4 items, 1898.
Sargeant, Phillip, note, 1898-1899
64 Campbell, L. W., 8 items, 1898-1899.
Stephenson, Mary, estate, 1895-1899
65 Granberry, M. C., 1 item, 1899.
66 Harris, James M., 1 item, 1895.
67 Middleton, Mattie, 3 items, 1895.
Story, J. L., citations, 1895
68 Dement, C. G., 2 items, 1895.
69 Eustace, G. C., 1 item, 1895.
70 Knight, H. M., 1 item, 1895.
71 Loessin, A., 2 items, 1895.
Supreme Lodge Reserve Association vs. Almen Mondrowski, 1898
72 Hildebrand, H. E., 2 items, 1898.
73 Matlock, A. L., 1 item, 1898.
Box Folder
2 Templeman vs. Drew, 1895 and undated
74 Drew, Mrs. Lola, 3 items, 1895 and undated.
75 Preston and Spencer, 2 items, 1895.
Threadgill vs. Kiber, 1895
76 Bryan, Lewis R., 3 items, 1895.
Traylor estate, 1897-1898
77 Traylor, J. D., 3 items, 1897-1898.
Watson estate, 1895-1899
78 Dickinson, E. C., 1 item, 1898.
79 Fullmore, Z. T., 4 items, 1898.
80 Schaeffer, Lynn D., 2 items, 1897.
81 Schaeffer, L. D., note, 2 items, 1895.
82 Slayback and Harr, 2 items, 1898.
83 Watson, John, 1 item, 1899.
Watson vs. East, 1899
84 McCutchan and McFarland, 2 items, 1899.
Weedon estate, 1899
85 McCutchan and McFarland, 3 items, 1899.
Weir Plow vs. Langhammer, 1893-1894
86 Schell, Wallace, 3 items, 1894.
87 Alias execution, 1 item, 1893.
Wilton vs. Baumgart, 1898
88 Belden, Charles, 1 item, 1898.
89 Wilton, E. T., 1 item, 1898.
Wolff, Theo. vs. Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad, 1899
90 Wolff, Theo., 9 items, 1899.
Wright estate, 1895
91 Callaway, Walter P., 3 items, 1895.
92 Reddick, Mrs. M. E., 1 item, 1895.
93 Petition, 1 item, 1895.
Correspondence, miscellaneous legal and business, 1893-1899
94 Anderson, W. M., 1 item, 1894.
95 Andrews, Frank, 1 item, 1895.
96 Austin and Rose, 1 item, 1898.
97 Bankers Commercial League, 3 items, 1899.
98 Banks, E. G., 2 items, 1899.
99 Barttlingck, Alexander, 2 items, 1895 and 1898.
100 Bell, James W., 1 item, 1895.
101 Blake, Bob, 1 item, 1899.
102 Blake, Lem, 3 items, 1898.
103 Blum, Aaron, 1 item, 1898.
104 Booker, Winston, 1 item, 1899.
105 Braesche, W. C., 1 item, 1899.
106 Bryan, Austin Y., 1 item, 1899.
107 Bryan, Beauregard, 1 item, 1899.
108 Bryan, Guy M., Jr., 1 item, 1895.
109 Bryan, Lewis R., 6 items, 1895.
110 Buxton and Kirk, 2 items, 1898.
111 Cantwell, Frank, 1 item, 1898.
112 Clarke and Courts, 4 items, 1895-1898.
113 Craddock, John T., 1 item, 1899.
114 Davidson, R. V., 1 item, 1895.
115 Downey, H. S., 1 item, 1899.
116 Duncan, J. T., 1 item, 1898.
117 El Modelo Cigar Manufacturing Co., 3 items, 1895.
118 Ellison, Harvey, 1 item, 1898.
119 Farmer, W. B., 1 item, 1899.
120 Fisher, M., 1 item, 1895.
121 Flood, E. O., 2 items, 1895.
122 Garrett, C. C., 2 items, 1893.
123 Gee, J. W., 1 item, 1899.
124 Greene, A. L., 2 items, 1895 and undated.
125 Greene, Ed, 1 item, 1899.
126 Hale, J. B., 1 item, 1899.
127 Hannay, R. E., 1 item, 1895.
128 Harris and Knight, 1 item, 1895.
129 Hill and Dougherty, 1 item, 1899.
130 Hillsman, J. C., and Sons, 1 item, 1898.
131 Hogg and Robertson, 1 item, 1898.
132 Holland, W. M., 1 item, 1898.
133 Holt, O. T., 1 item, 1895.
134 Houghton and Robinson, 4 items, 1898-1899.
135 Houston Ice and Brewing Co., 3 items, 1898.
136 Howland, C. W., 4 items, 1898-1899.
137 Hunt, Henry, 1 item, 1899.
138 Hunt, H. K., 1 item, 1899.
139 Jones, Israel W., 1 item, 1895.
140 Kuhen, J. M., 2 items, 1898.
141 Landes, H. H., 2 items, 1898.
142 Lawrence, J. R., 1 item, 1899.
143 Lipscomb, J. C., 1 item, 1895.
144 Little, Felix, 1 item, 1899.
145 Lubben, John F., 1 item, 1895.
146 Markey, D. P., 1 item, 1895.
147 Mayes, A. B., 1 item, 1898.
148 McCain, J. J., 2 items, 1895 and 1899.
149 McGee, John R., 2 items, 1898.
150 McGregor, J. D., 2 items, 1895 and 1899.
151 McLean, B. O., 2 items, 1895.
152 McTeague, M., 1 item, 1895.
153 Meyer and Beneke, 2 items, 1895.
154 Monroe, C. P., 1 item, 1895.
155 Moore, James B., 2 items, 1895.
156 Moore, J. R., 1 item, 1898.
157 Moore, Monta J., 1 item, 1894.
158 Moreland, J. N., 1 item, 1895.
159 Neal, George D., 1 item, 1898.
160 Page, J. J., 1 item, undated.
161 Parker, John W., 2 items, 1898.
162 Poteet, J. S., 1 item, 1899.
163 Pringle and Pringle, 1 item, 1899.
Box Folder
3 164 Rector and Rector, 1 item, 1899.
165 Rector, N. A., 2 items, 1895 and 1898.
166 Reese, Sam H., 1 item, 1898.
167 The Review of Reviews, 1 item, 1895.
168 Rowe, D. F., 1 item, 1897.
169 Sachs, D., and Sons, 1 item, 1899.
170 Schiff, H., 1 item, 1898.
171 Seasongood, Menderson and Co., 2 items, 1895.
172 Seilhorst, Mrs. Lucie, 1 item, 1898.
173 Shannon, John C., 2 items, 1898-1899.
174 Sidler, B., 2 items, 1895.
175 Somerville Woolen Mills, 2 items, 1895.
176 Swearingen, P. H., 2 items, 1895.
177 Swearingen, R. M., 1 item, 1895.
178 Thomas, J. D., 1 item, 1895.
179 Thompson, Edward, Co., 1 item, 1895.
180 Van Ness, Beulah, 1 item, 1895.
181 Wantz, Charles V., 1 item, 1894.
182 Watson, John, 1 item, 1899.
183 Weiner, Charles, 1 item, 1895.
184 West and Cochran, 3 items, 1895-1896.
185 West Publishing Co., 1 item, 1895.
186 Willis, P. J., 1 item, 1898.
187 Woefle, J. F., 2 items, 1895-1896.
188 Woelfel Leather Co., 1 item, 1895.
Box Folder
Oversize 1 Deed: Pryor Bryan to James Lansing, 1846.
Box Folder
3 189 Survey: Alfred Jeffries for Lem Blake, 3 items, 1898.
190 Bills: 8 items, 1894-1896 and undated.
191 Receipts: 5 items, 1895-1899.
Printed material, 1898-1899 and undated
192 List of U.S. Bankruptcy blanks, order form, 2 items, 1898.
193 Advertising material, 2 items, 1899 and undated.

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Series 2: Historical publications correspondence

This series contains letters related to Bryan's involvement in historical research and publication, particularly concerning his family history. Some letters referring to business transactions connected with these publications are also included, along with letters related to Guy M. Bryan's involvement in a historical publication.
Box Folder
3 194 Bryan, Guy M., 1 item (see also Guy M. Bryan letters in family and personal correspondence), 1895.
195 Daniell, L. E., 3 items, 1895-1896.
196 Hamby, William R., 4 items, 1895.
197 Scarff, William G., 1 item, 1895.

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Series 3: Family and personal papers

This series gathers letters related to family and personal matters. Included are a number of letters from Bryan's uncle, Guy M. Bryan, referring to political issues, business matters, and family matters. These letters and others in this group also refer to the possible purchase of the Henry McArdle painting "The Log Cabin." Two transcripts of letters written by Bryan's father, Moses Austin Bryan, describing his arrival in Houston in 1839 and events of the Texas revolution are included. Letters of family members which refer solely to business and legal matters are part of the Legal and Business Papers series.
Box Folder
3 Correspondence, 1839, 1890-1895, and undated
198 Bryan, Guy M., 9 items, 1890-1895.
199 Bryan, Guy M., Jr., 1 item, 1895.
200 Bryan, Lewis R., 1 item, 1895.
201 Bryan, Moses Austin, 2 items, typescripts, 1839 and 1890.
202 Bryan, Moses Austin, 1 item, fragment, undated.
203 Garrett, C. C., 1 item, 1895.
204 Hancock, Lewis, 3 items, 1895.
205 Invitation/program: Peirce School of Business and Shorthand, graduation exercises, 1893.

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