S. O. Young Collection MSS.0010
S. O. Young (1848-1926), except for a twenty-year stay in Galveston, was a life-long resident of Houston, Texas. During the Civil War, Dr. Young served with Hood's Texas Brigade. After the war he graduated from Washington and Lee and later received his medical degree from New Orleans Medical College. He practiced medicine in Houston until the death of his mother in 1882. He then helped found the Houston Post. Later, Young became managing editor of the Galveston News and secretary of the Galveston Cotton Exchange. After retirement, Dr. Young was active as a writer of Houston and Texas history and participated in the many reunion events of Hood's Texas Brigade.
Maude J. Young, his mother, was an early Houston educator, civic leader, botanist, and author who was born in Beauford, North Carolina, November 1, 1826, and died in Houston, April 15, 1882. The major part of the collection relates to her son, S. O. Young.
The S. O. Young Collection is a small collection of newspaper clippings, manuscripts, pamphlets, and correspondence relating to the activities of Dr. Samuel Oliver Young and his mother, Maude J. Young.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the S. O. Young Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.
S. O. Young Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.
Donated by: Fanny Cubley in 1963.
Processed by: Don. E. Carleton, March 12, 1976.
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