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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Biography of Menard

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: Newsclippings

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

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



Descriptive Summary

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
Extent: 1 lin. inch (1 folder)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, 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.

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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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

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.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Places)
Texas--History--19th century.
Formats
Correspondence
Typescripts
Newsclippings

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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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Biography of Menard

folder
1 Biography of Menard (16 page annotated typescript)

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Series II: Correspondence

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

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Series III: Newsclippings

folder
1 Newsclippings, 1938-1939
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.
Name; Article Date
Amsler, Carl Conrad; 19 January 1939
Dawson, Nicholas Mosby; 27 February (year unknown)
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; (Date unknown)
McGown, Samuel; 8 September 1938
Smith, William P. (Dr.); (Date unknown)
Wertzner, Christian Gotthelf; 1 October 1936
Winburn, McHenry; 28 July 1938

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