Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Wade biography of Michel B. Menard collection, 1938-1939 MS 189



creator Wade, Houston
Title: Wade biography of Michel B. Menard collection
Dates: 1938-1939
Abstract: This collection consists of a biography written by Houston Wade about Michel B. Menard, founder of Galveston. Included are newsclippings about Menard, other Texas personalities, and correspondence to Mr. Wade regarding the Menard family history.
Identification: MS 189
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet(1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Michel Branamour Meynard, Indian trader, entrepreneur and founder of the Galveston City company, was born near Montreal, Quebec, on December 5, 1805. He became a fur trader, working his way south from Detroit to Missouri, trading with the Shawnee and other Indian tribes. He later traded horses and mules for manufactured goods and built and operated a sawmill . He organized the Galveston Company in 1838 and represented Galveston in the fifth Congress in 1840-41.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a biography written by Houston Wade about Michel B. Menard, founder of Galveston. Included are newsclippings about Menard, other Texas personalities, and correspondence to Mr. Wade regarding the Menard family history.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Wade biography of Michel B. Menard collection, MS 189, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

clippings (information artifacts)
typescripts
Texas
corrrespondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wade biography of Michel B. Menard collection, 1938-1939, MS 189, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Fletcher Collection, gift of Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., 1969


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Biography of Menard

Folder
1 Biography of Menard (16 page annotated typescript)



Series II: Correspondence

Folder
1 Correspondence to and from Houston Wade regarding Menard 1938-1939



Folder
1 Series III: Newsclippings, 1938-1939
General Note
In addition to materials concerning Michel B. Menard, the collection includes biographic sketches of the following Texans, taken as newsclippings from various issues of the "La Grange Journal."
Amsler, Carl Conrad 19 January 1939
Dawson, Nicholas Mosby 27 February
Duff. James G. 30 June 1938
Goheen, Michael R. 6 October 1938
Gorham, William 1 September 1938
Hill, James Monroe 24 November 1938
Ingram, John 23 May 1935
Lester, James Seaton n.d.
McGown, Samuel 8 September 1938
Smith, William P. (Dr.) n.d.
Wertzner, Christian Gotthelf 1 October 1936
Winburn, McHenry 28 July 1938