Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Cox Family Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC172

Collection Summary

Creator: Cox family
Title: Cox family papers
Dates: 1901, 1903
Abstract: Two documents relate to the service of Samuel C. P. Cox as postmaster of Smithwick, Texas, beginning in 1901.
Identification: MC172
Quantity: 2 items
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about the Cox family from Smithwick, Texas. The donor of this collection, Mrs. W. T. Peterson, is the granddaughter of Samuel C. P. Cox, who was postmaster of Smithwick, Burnet County, Texas. Mrs. Peterson is the great granddaughter of Andrew Cox, who operated the first store in Smithwick, Texas. Mrs. Peterson may be a descendant of Andrew McClure Cox (1816-1891), farmer, businessman, state representative and county official of Burnet County.

Scope and Content Note

These papers are comprised of two legal documents concerning the Cox family of Texas dated in 1901 and 1903. The first is a printed appointment dated in 1901 of Samuel C. P. Cox as postmaster of Smithwick, Burnet County, Texas, by J. L. Bristow to William E. Dwyer in Washington, D.C. The second is a printed post office notice written in 1903 from J. M. Clark to Palm Cox, of Smithwick, Texas, advising of receipt of a registered letter.



Arrangement is chronological.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Bristow, J. L.
Clark, J. M.
Cox, Samuel C. P.
Dwyer, William E.
Postal service--United States--Employees
Smithwick (Tex.)

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Cox Family Papers, MC172, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Mrs. W. T. Peterson, Nov. 1943.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.


box folder
167.5 1 Appointment 1901, 02/28

box folder
167.5 2 Notice 1903, 10/08