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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Dugosh Family Papers, 1895-1935

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Dugosh Family Papers, 1895-1935



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dugosh Family
Title: Dugosh Family Papers
Dates: 1895-1935
Creator Abstract: San Antonio, Texas, native Eleanor Gertrude Wharton was the daughter of John H. Wharton, an immigrant from England, and Mary Ann Wharton. Eleanor Wharton married Adolph F. Dugosh, also of San Antonio, in 1902. They were the parents of two children, Raymond A. and Ruby Dugosh. Adolph Dugosh was employed with San Antonio newsstands and bookstores before becoming a buyer for the book department of the Wolf and Marx department store.
Content Abstract: Correspondence, financial and legal documents, printed material, photographs, and artifacts represent several family members.
Identification: Col 9666
Extent: 0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

San Antonio, Texas, native Eleanor Gertrude Wharton was the daughter of John H. Wharton, an immigrant from England, and Mary Ann Wharton. Eleanor Wharton married Adolph F. Dugosh, also of San Antonio, in 1902. They were the parents of two children, Raymond A. and Ruby Dugosh. Adolph Dugosh was employed with San Antonio newsstands and bookstores before becoming a buyer for the book department of the Wolf and Marx department store.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, financial and legal documents, printed material, photographs, and artifacts are part of the Dugosh Family Papers, representing several members of the San Antonio, Texas, family.

Correspondence dates from 1895 to 1905 and consists mainly of letters sent and received by Eleanor G. (Nellie) Wharton before and after her marriage to Adolph F. Dugosh. Many of the early letters were sent to Wharton by relatives in England or from friends in Texas and discuss family and personal events. A lesser number of letters are to Dugosh from friends in and out of Texas. After 1902, most of the correspondence was exchanged between Mr. and Mrs. Dugosh.

Property records consist of financial documents and deeds related to a lot on Mission Street in San Antonio, which was purchased by the Wharton family for their residence. An abstract of title is related to lots in the same area. Insurance records are also related to the Wharton home.

Most of the remainder of the material consists of scattered items, including a few account statements, property tax receipts, stock certificates, and printed material. Printed material includes invitations, programs, greeting cards, and other items. Housed separately are several printed items related to the Crescent Social Club, an organization which included members of the Wharton and Dugosh families.

A few newspaper clippings, most of them undated, relate to family members and include obituaries.

Those photographs which have been identified are of family members or friends. Most of the unidentified items are of individuals and include a baseball team photograph, probably the San Francisco team of Frank Browning, the husband of Nellie Dugosh’s younger sister, Myrtle Wharton.

Two artifacts, a printing plate for a business card of Adolph Dugosh and a wallet, were included with the 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
Dugosh family.
Dugosh, Adolph F., b. 1878.
Dugosh, Eleanor Wharton.
Wharton family.
Organizations
Crescent Social Club (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
Clubs--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Family papers.
Correspondence.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dugosh Family Papers, 1895-1935, Col 9666, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lee V. Fritze, on behalf of the Ruby Dugosh estate, 1997 June.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1998 February.

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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Dugosh Family Papers, 1895-1935

Box Folder
1 Correspondence, 1895-1905 and undated
1 1895-1897
2 1898
3 1899
4-5 1900
6 1901
7 1902
8 1903
9-10 1904
11-12 1905
13 Undated
14 Property records, 1895-1901
15 Abstract of title: lots 10, 11, 12, 13, Block 2, Adams and Stieren Streets, San Antonio, Texas, 1901
16 Insurance records, 1901-1907
17 Tax receipts, 1900-1909
18 Account statements, 1901-1918
19 Naturalization records, 1886-1894
20 Stock certificates, 1909-1919
21 General certificates, 1906 and 1922
22 General printed material, 1899-1935
23 Crescent Social Club, 1897-1902
24 Clippings, 1925 and undated
Box Folder
2 25 Miscellaneous material, 1896, 1906, and undated
Photographs
26 Identified
Includes Charles and Kate Schwartz Baumgarten, Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Czerniski, Louis Book and Cigar Co., Jake and Pauleen Hoefgen Schwartz, John H. Wharton, Myrtle Wharton, possibly Myrtle and Eleanor Wharton, and possibly the Wharton family.
27-30 Unidentified
31 Artifact: printing plate for business card
Separated material
Collection
General Collection Chabot, Frederick Charles. Mission la Purissima Concepcion. San Antonio: The Naylor Co., 1935.
Wright, Mrs. S. J. Where Lie the Heroes of the Alamo? Dallas: Banks Upshaw and Co., 1937.
Collection
Artifacts Collection Artifact: wallet

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