Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

S. O. Young Collection MSS.0010

Descriptive Summary

Creator Young, S. O. 1848-1926
Title: S. O. Young Collection
Dates: 1836-1934
Identification: MSS.0010
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet, 1 box
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Contents

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.



The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

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.

Index Terms

Houston Light Guard
Ku-Klux Klan (1866-1869)
Old Spanish Trail Association
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 1st
Galveston (Tex.)
Galveston Storm of 1900
Houston (Tex.), 1840-1920
Houston (Tex.)--History
Houston Post
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

S. O. Young Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Fanny Cubley in 1963.

Processing Information

Processed by: Don. E. Carleton, March 12, 1976.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Dr. S. O. Young: General Correspondence, 1905-1926
2 Essays and pamphlets written by S. O. Young
3 1900 Galveston Disaster: Correspondence and News Clippings
4 Hood's Texas Brigade: Correspondence and notes, 1879-1924
5 Hood's Texas Brigade: Newspaper Clippings
6 Houston Light Guard, 1883-1925
7 Mrs. J. M. Young: correspondence by and about, 1870-1934
8 Newspaper articles by and about S. O. Young, 1909-1926
9 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings regarding Houston and Texas History, 1836-1970's
10 Miscellaneous
Scope and Contents note
Includes B. B. Lee and T. H. Bagby land sale agreement, 1846.