William Jack Bryan Papers:
An Inventory of Records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
Counted among the original settlers of Austin’s Colony in the 1820’s and 1830’s in Texas, the Bryan Family were relatives of Stephen F. Austin and the City of Bryan was named for them. This collection includes personal correspondence between various members of the Bryan family, as well as items from friends and business associates. There is also correspondence from attorneys hired by the Bryans. Additionally, there are blueprints for a house possibly designed by Stephen F. Austin; they are accompanied by a typewritten transcript of a letter signed, “S. F.”
The William Jack Bryan Papers contain two boxes. The first box holds correspondence to and from members of the Bryan family and date from the early 1800’s to the late 1920’s. The second, an oversize flat box, contains newspapers with articles written by William Jack Bryan.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the William Jack Bryan Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.
William Jack Bryan Papers. MSS 46. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.
Purchased by Julia Ideson from Mr. Herbert H. Fletcher, the manager of The Anson Jones Press and its subsidiary, Fletcher’s Book Store, in 1939; according to a note kept with the bundle of letters, Ms. Ideson chose to wait until after the death of the Bryan Family members to add them to what became the collection at what is now the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.
Processed by Erin S. Norris, March, 2008.