Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Thomas D. Wooten family papers, 1849-1898



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wooten family.
Title: Thomas D. Wooten family papers,
Dates: 1849-1898
Abstract: The papers consist primarily of 14 letters, mainly between Texas physician Thomas Wooten and Henrietta Goodall, prior to their marriage. Also included are several notes, envelopes, lists, and two photographs. Dates range from 1849-1898.
Identification: MS 255
Quantity: 1.0 linear inch
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Thomas Dudley Wooten, son of Joseph W. Wooten, was born on March 6, 1829, in Barren County, Kentucky. In 1853, he married Henrietta C. Goodall, and that same year received his M.D. from the University of Louisville. He praticed medicine in Kentucky and Missouri, and in the Civil War was a district surgeon in the Confederate Army. After the war, Wooten practiced in Paris, Texas, and in the 1870s established a practice in Austin. He became one of the original regents of the University of Texas in 1881 ands served as president of the board of regents from 1885 until his death at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on August 1, 1906. (excerpted from The New Handbook of Texas, 1996)


Scope and Contents

The papers consist primarily of 14 letters, mainly between physician Thomas Wooten and Henrietta Goodall, prior to their marriage. Also included are several notes, envelopes, lists, and two photographs. Dates range from 1849-1898.


 

Arrangement of the Papers

The materials are arranged in one foler, in two series, each in chronological order, within one folder.
  • Series I. Correspondence, 1849-1898,
  • Series II. Notes and Photographs, 1887, n.d.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permsission to publish from the Thomas Wooten Family Correspondence must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wooten family--Correspondence.
Wooten family--Portraits.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas -- Regents.
Subjects
Physicians -- Texas.
Places:
Texas--Social life and customs--19th century.
Texas--Social life and customs--20th century.
Document Types:
Correspondence.
Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas D. Wooten Family Correspondence, 1849-1898, MS 255, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The materials were a gift of Mrs. Walter C. (Ruth) Goodard in 1975, and were from her former husband's family, the Wootens of Austin, TX.

Accruals

No future additions are expected for this material.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Folder
1 Series I. Correspondence, 1849-1898
14 letters
Arranged in chronological order, beginning with the earliest letters and ending with undated letters.
Thomas D. Wooten [TDW] to Henrietta C. Goodall [HCG] Nov. 16, 1849
HCG to TDW Nov. 26, 1849
TDW to HCG Dec. 12, 1849
TDW to HCG Feb. 7, 1850
C. Wilson to HCG ["Henry"] / Denney to "Henry" Sept. 17, 1850
Darius Buckley to HCG Aug. 22, 1851
TDW to HCG Nov. 26, 1851
HCG to [unidentified recipient] Dec. 15, 1851
HCG to "Dearest friend" [TDW] Jan. 13, 1852
L.C. Campbell to wife, Mrs. Dick Campbell Jan. 30, 1861
Katie Hendrick to HCG Jan. 31, 1874
Fannie Morton to "Dearest uncle" March 9, 188?
TDW to Miss Tommie Wooten Mar. 2, 1898
Bele Baker [?] to HCG n.d.



 
Folder
1 Series II. Notes and Photographs, 1887, n.d.
Notes, Jan. 9, 1852
Laundry list [?], n.d.
Note, Mary to HCG, n.d.
Photograph: Blossom Greenwood; Palestine, TX 1887
Stella, Ella, Maud, Tommie; Austin, TX n.d.