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Dowell-Littlefield Collection MSS.0050



Descriptive Summary

Creator Dowell family
Creator Littlefield family
Title: Dowell-Littlefield Collection
Dates: 1868-1906
Identification: MSS.0050
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet, 1 box
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Historical Note

The Dowell family included Dr. Greensville S. Dowell (1822-1881), a prominent Galveston physician who served as dean and professor of surgery at the Galveston Medical College, his first wife, Sallie White Dowell, and their two sons, Shelton and John W. Dowell. Sallie White Dowell was the half-sister of Major George Littlefield (1842-1920), who served in Terry's Texas Rangers and in 1890 organized the American National Bank of Austin.


Scope and Contents

The Dowell-Littlefield collection consists of correspondence from the Dowell family, as well as a relative, Major George Littlefield of Gonzales. Correspondence dates back to 1868 and is mainly personal in nature.


 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically, according to each individual's correspondence. A chronological order is also maintained within each folder.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Dowell-Littlefield Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

Dowell, Greensville, 1822-1881
Dowell, John W.
Dowell, Sarah White
Dowell, Shelton
Galveston (Tex.)
Physicians--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dowell-Littlefield Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dudley R. Dobie, Jr. on April 22, 1977.

Processing Information

Completed by Laura Speck, February 1, 1979.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Dr. Greenville S. Dowell: Correspondence, 1868-1874



 
Box Folder
1 2 Sallie White Dowell: Correspondence, 1869



 
Box Folder
1 3 George W. Littlefield: Correspondence, 1869-1906



 
Box Folder
1 4 Shelton Dowell: Correspondence, 1869-1881



 
Box Folder
1 5 John W. Dowell: Correspondence, 1871-1889



 
Box Folder
1 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence: William L. Prather, Laura Dowell, Arthur P. Duggan



 
Box Folder
1 7 Receipts and Bills of Sale



 
Box Folder
1 8 Clippings: George Littlefield



 
Box Folder
1 9 Miscellaneous



 
Box Folder
1 10 Photographs: Shelton Dowell, George Littlefield, Littlefield Home