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Fowler family papers

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Overview

Creator: Fowler family
Title: Fowler family papers
Dates: 1826-1956
1830-1880
Abstract: This collection comprises personal letters, legal documents, and business records created or collected by Methodist minister Rev. Littleton Fowler (1803-1846), his wife, Missouri M. Porter Fowler (1807-1891), their son, Rev. Littleton M. Fowler (1841-1917), Mrs. Fowler’s third husband, Rev. John C. Woolam (1813-1894), and descendants. Rev. Littleton Fowler arrived in Texas in 1837 as one of three ministers officially appointed to organize the Texas Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Accession No: Collection BridArch 3.137
Extent: 15 boxes (5.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English and Spanish.
Repository Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Littleton Fowler (1803-1846) was born in Smith County, Tennessee. In 1806 the Fowler family relocated to Caldwell County, Kentucky. At the age of sixteen Fowler joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. Seven years later, in 1826, he was admitted to the Kentucky Conference, receiving his deacon’s orders in 1828 and his elder’s orders in 1830. In 1832 Rev. Fowler joined the Tennessee Conference, where he served as financial agent of La Grange College between 1833 and 1837.

Fowler was one of three missionaries commissioned by the Methodist Episcopal Church to the Republic of Texas in 1837. During 1838 and 1839 he served as Superintendent of Methodism in the Republic. Fowler was then appointed Presiding Elder of the Eastern District of the Missouri Conference (1840), the San Augustine District of the Texas Conference (1841), the Lake Soda District of the Texas Conference (1843-1844), and the Sabine District of the Texas Conference (1845). At the denominational level Fowler was a delegate to the historic Methodist Episcopal Church general conference of 1844 and the organizing convention of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, that followed in 1845.

Littleton Fowler married Mrs. Missouri M. Lockwood Porter on June 21, 1838, at Nacogdoches, Texas. They had two children: Mary and Littleton Morris Fowler. Mary Fowler married Professor G. M. L. Smith. Like his father, Littleton Morris Fowler became a Methodist minister in Texas.

Missouri M. Lockwood (1807-1891) was born in Louisiana. She married Dr. J. J. Porter in 1825, and the couple moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, where Dr. Porter died tragically in 1836. Her second marriage, to Rev. Littleton Fowler, lasted from 1838 until his death in January 1846. In 1849 Missouri Porter Fowler married another Methodist minister, Rev. John C. Woolam. At her death in 1891, Mrs. Woolam was hailed as the “sainted matriarch of the East Texas Conference.”

Sources:

Hardt, William C. “This Week in Texas Methodist History July 3,” Texas Methodist History (blog), July 2, 2011, http://txmethhistory.blogspot.com/2011/07/this-week-in-texas-methodist-history.html

Snavely, Guy E. “Fowler, Littleton.” The Encyclopedia of World Methodism, vol. 1. Nashville: United Methodist Publishing House, 1974.

Spellmann, Norman W. "Fowler, Littleton," Handbook of Texas Online, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ffo25


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Fowler family papers are an extensive collection of personal and business letters, legal documents, and financial records created primarily between 1830 and 1880. These documents detail the lives, relationships, and business affairs of two pioneers of Texas Methodism: Rev. Littleton Fowler (1803-1846) and Missouri M. Lockwood Porter Fowler Woolam (1807-1891). Late nineteenth and early twentieth-century items in the collection were generated by or collected by Fowler and Woolam descendants. Materials in the collection contain information on family history, Methodist history, and political history in the Republic of Texas and in the State of Texas.


Arrangement of the Collection

The collection contains three series of records:
Series 1: Correspondence, 1836-1883
Series 2: Legal, Financial, and Ministry Records, 1826-1891
Series 3: Collection Documentation and Research Files, 1891-1956

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

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Access Terms

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Subjects (Persons)
Fowler, Littleton.
Woolam, Missouri Porter Fowler.
Woolam, John C.
Fowler family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Methodist Episcopal Church, South--Texas.
Places
Texas--History--19th century.
Document types
Letters.
Financial records.

Related Materials

Littleton Fowler Papers, 1826-1883, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fowler family papers, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Laura Fowler Woolworth and family, 1959.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Timothy S. G. Binkley, 2016.

Encoded by Ada Negraru and Timothy S. G. Binkley, 2016.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1836-1884
10 boxes

The first series comprises 209 folders of personal and church-related correspondence. Through their correspondence the Fowlers and their Porter and Woolam relatives communicated with Methodist bishops Elijah Hedding and Thomas A. Morris, fellow missionaries Robert Alexander and Martin Ruter, and many of the leading families of early Texas Methodism. Their letters discuss immigrating to Texas, establishing homes, churches, and schools, and other domestic and economic matters. The correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order by author’s last name. Oversize materials are stored flat in Boxes 2121A-2122C.
Box Folder
2118A 01 Letter from M. E. Abbey, Houston County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 August 28
02 Letter from A. A. Abney, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 June 6
03 Letter from M. Abney, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, to John C. Woolam, Crocket, Houston County, Texas. 1847 July 23
04 Letter from Robert Alexander, Washington, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1837 November 8
04 Letter from Robert Alexander, Gaines on the Sabine, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Washington, Texas. 1837? November 23
05 Letter from Robert Alexander, Center Hill, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. Double letter: Ayers, David, to Littleton Fowler. 1838? January 2
05 Letter from Robert Alexander, Center Hill, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 February 4
06 Letter from Robert Alexander, Center Hill, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, concerning the death of Martin Ruter. 1838 May 23
06 Letter from Robert Alexander, Center Hill, Austin County, Republic of Texas, to Ruth Ruter, New Albany, Indiana. 1838 May 29
07 Letter from Robert Alexander, Washington, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. Re death of Martin Ruter. 1838 June 5
07 Letter from Robert Alexander, Center Hill, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 October 13
08 Letter from Robert Alexander, Cottage Hill, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1843 January 6
08 Letter from Robert Alexander, Cottage Hill, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 August 30
09 Letter from Robert Alexander, Cottage Hill, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1845 July 23
10 Letter from William R. Alexander, Harrison County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1843 August 19
11 Letter from John Kirby Allen, Houston, Texas, to Missouri M. Porter, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1837 June 26
12 Letter from William Y. Allen, Galveston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 July 12
13 Letter from William H. Anderson, Frankfort, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1843 January 24
14 Letter from David Ayers to Littleton Fowler. 1839 November 22
14 Letter from David Ayers to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 August 21
15 Letter from Joel Baker, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Missouri M. Woolam. 1855 April 17
16 Letter from Nathan Bangs, New York, New York, to Littleton Fowler, Nashville, Tennessee. 1837 July 1
16 Letter from Nathan Bangs, New York, New York, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 June 23
17 Letter from Nathan Bangs, New York, New York, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 July 2
18 Letter from H. B. Bascom, Lexington, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 October 2
19 Letter from J. M. Beard, Huntsville, Texas, to John C. Woolam, San Augustine, Texas. 1842 June 8
20 Letter from Samuel C. Box, Smith County Mission, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1848 March 10
21 Letter from A. J. Boynton, Clarksville, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1857 January 10
22 Letter from D. P. Braden, Springfield, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, Texas. 1838 June 23
23 Letter from Neill Brown, Belleview, Texas, to John C. Woolam and consort. 1857 June 11
24 Letter from G. W. Brush, Louisville, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, Texas. 1838 April 7
25 Letter from James Burke, San Augustine, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1838 March 23
25 Letter from James Burke to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1838 June 30
12 Letter from James Burke, Galveston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1838 July 14
26 Letter from James Burke, Mustang Prairie, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 July 30
26 Letter from James Burke, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. Written on a circular from J. H. Fowler. 1839 March 15
27 Letter from Napoleon W. Burks, Marshall, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 May 17
27 Letter from Napoleon W. Burks, Henderson, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1873 August 29
28 Letter from Frank A. Butler, Knoxville, Tennessee, to John C. Woolam. 1848 May 18
29 Letter from Robert James Caldler, Brazoria, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1837 December 2
30 Letter from Silas W. Camp, Negreet, Louisiana, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 May 22
31 Letter from L. Campbell, Granada, Mississippi, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 December 12
31 Letter from L. Campbell, Granada, Mississippi, to Littleton Fowler. 1838 December 13
32 Letter from L. Campbell, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 July
33 Letter from Priscilla Campbell to Elizabeth Porter, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 May 27
34 Letter from Daniel Carl, Houston County, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1841 February 27
34 Letter from Daniel Carl to John C. Woolam. 1841 March 2
34 Letter from Nathan Shook to John C. Woolam. 1841 May 3
34 Letter from Daniel Carl, Crockett, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Liberty, Texas. 1841 June 19
35 Letter from L. C. Cheney, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 April 4
36 Letter from James H. Collard, Swartwout, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Liberty, Texas. 1841 May 11
36 Letter from James H. Collard, Montgomery County, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Liberty, Texas. 1841 June 12
36 Letter from James H. Collard to Littleton Fowler. 1841 September 4
37 Letter from James H. Collard, Jefferson County, Texas, to John C. Woolam, San Augustine, Texas. 1842 February 17
37 Letter from James H. Collard, Jefferson County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1842 March 6
38 Letter from John Colton (for Hughson and McCreary), Natchitoches, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1842 April 14
39 Letter from Richard Condine, Princeton, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1841 March 8
40 Letter from William and R. Craig to John C. Woolam. 1861 March 22
41 Letter from Andrew Cumming, Paris, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 June 19
42 Letter from Jacob Custer, Washington, Arkansas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 December 14
42 Letter from Jacob Custer, Washington, Arkansas, to Littleton Fowler. 1844 December 30
43 Letter from John B. Denton, Choctaw Nation, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 February 16
43 Letter from John B. Denton, Clarksville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 January 17
44 Letter from Cyrus Doggett, Lancaster County, Virginia, to Littleton Fowler, the Methodist mission to Texas. 1839 November 2
45 Letter from Joseph E. Douglas, Lagrange, Alabama, to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1837 August 30
46 Letter from L. C. Downes, Crockett, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 March 25
Box Folder
2118B 01 Letter from Charles Egbert, Milam, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Crockett, Texas. Double letter with W. B. Frazer. 1847 October 30
02 Letter from William Faris, San Jacinto, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 July 18
03 Letter from F. G. Ferguson, Columbia, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1838 March 21
04 Letter from J. W. Fields, Marshall, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1846 February 15
04 Letter from J. W. Fields, Tyler, Texas, to John C. Woolam, J. B. Tullis, and J. T. P. Irvine. 1855 November 10
05 Letter from John W. Fields, Nashville, Tennessee, to John C. Woolam and wife. 1858 May 26
06 Letter from Thomas N. Figures, Franklin, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 July 12
06 Letter from Thomas N. Figures, Franklin, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler. 1839 March 30
07 Letter from Orceneth Fisher, San Francisco, California, to John C. Woolam. 1855 September 19
08 Letter from Rebecca J. Fisher, Bryan City, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1871?
09 Letter from Edward Fontaine, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 June 5
09 Letter from Edward Fontaine, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 December 8
10 Letter from Andrew J. Fowler, Pin Hook, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas (photocopy). 1843 June 5
11 Letter from Araminta Fowler (Mrs. W. P. Fowler), Princeton, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler. 1837 September 14
11 Letter from Araminta Fowler (Mrs. W. P. Fowler), Princeton, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1838 January 28
12 Letter from Bradford C. Fowler, Jonesborough, Arkansas, to Littleton Fowler, Lagrange, Alabama. 1837 April 13
12 Letter from Bradford C. Fowler, Clarksville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 April 23
13 Letter from Bradford C. Fowler, Clarksville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 January 8
13 Letter from Bradford C. Fowler, Red River County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 February 14
14 Letter from John Hopkins Fowler, Red River, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 March 1
14 Letter from John Hopkins Fowler, Clarksville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 May 26
15 Letter from John Hopkins Fowler, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 November 14
15 Letter from John Hopkins Fowler, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 December 22
16 Letter from John Hopkins Fowler, Steamboat Mairier, Shreveport, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 May 19
16 Letter from John Hopkins Fowler, Clarksville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1843 July 1
17 Letter from John Hopkins Fowler, Clarksville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Dangerfield or San Augustine, Texas. 1843 September 29
17 Letter from John Hopkins Fowler, Clarksville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Bowie County, Texas. 1843 October
18 Letter from John W. Fowler, Memphis, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1837 December 10
19 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas, to Missouri M. Porter, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 April 21
19 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas, to Missouri M. Porter, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 May 3
20 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas, to Missouri M. Porter, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 May 14
20 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas, to Missouri M. Porter, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 May 22
21 Letter from Littleton Fowler, near Montgomery, Texas, to Missouri M. Porter, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 June 5
21 Letter from Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 September 20
22 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Natchez, Mississippi, to Missouri M. Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 September 28
22 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Shelbyville, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 December 1
23 Littleton Fowler letter of recommendation for Moses Speer. 1839 February 9
23 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Brazoria, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, Mercer’s Settlement, Texas. 1839 March 24
24 Letter from Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas, to J. B. McFerrin. 1839 April 26
24 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Neches, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 May 24
25 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Independence, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler. 1839 June 19
25 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Angeline, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 March 15
26 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Sabine County, Texas, to Moses Speer, Montgomery County, Texas. 1840 June 4
26 Letter from Littleton Fowler to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1840 December 9
27 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Houston County, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas, 1840 December 13
27 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1840 December 19
28 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Panola County, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler. 1842 March 22
28 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Narragansett Steamer, Mississippi River, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Curtiss, William, New Orleans. 1842 November 26
29 Letter from Littleton Fowler, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1842 December 15
29 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Sabine County, Texas, to John Hopkins Fowler, Clarksville, Texas. 1843 February 3
30 Letter from Littleton Fowler to John C. Woolam, Harrison County, Texas. 1843 August 1
30 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Sabine County, Texas, to William O’Conner, Marshall, Texas. 1843 August 1
31 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Bowie County, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1843 October 15
31 Letter from Littleton Fowler to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1844 February 5
32 Letter from Littleton Fowler, at Brother Alford’s, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1844 March 25
32 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Natchitoches, Louisiana, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1844 March 27
32 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Natchitoches, Louisiana, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1844 March 28
33 Letter from Littleton Fowler, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1844 April 2
33 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Steamer American Eagle, Mississippi River, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1844 April 8
34 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 April 15
34 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Natchez, Mississippi, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1845 April 11
35 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Sabine County, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler. 1845 August 11
35 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Boxes Camp Ground, to Missouri M. Fowler. 1845 September 22
36 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Princeton, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 July 30
36 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Princeton, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 February 7
37 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Princeton, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1841 February 28
37 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Princeton, Kentucky, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1841 December 8
38 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Princeton, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1842 February 26
38 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Princeton, Kentucky, to C. Allen. Letter of introduction for Littleton Fowler. 1842 July 5
39 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Smithland, Kentucky, to F. B. Sexton. 1846 April 18
39 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Smithland, Kentucky, to Missouri M. Woolam. 1851 February 17
40 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Smithland, Kentucky, to Missouri M. Woolam. 1851 June 17
40 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Smithland, Kentucky, to Missouri M. Woolam. 1852 March 7
Box Folder
2118C 01 Letter from William Garrett to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1845 June 16
02 Letter from L. George, Louisville, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1837 July
03 Letter from James Graham, Lamar County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1843 May 16
04 Letter from A. Hamilton, Nacogdoches, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1838 April 21
05 Letter from J. Hamilton, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 May 23
05 Letter from J. Hamilton, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 November 16
06 Letter from John W. Hanner, Franklin, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, Tuscumbia, Alabama. 1837, August 14
06 Letter from John W. Hanner, Franklin, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, Texas. 1838 July 9
07 Letter from John W. Hanner, Nashville, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 February 6
07 Letter from John W. Hanner, Courtland, Alabama, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 February 17
08 Letter from John W. Hanner, Franklin, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1842 April 26
08 Letter from John W. Hanner, Nashville, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, Princeton, Kentucky. 1842 October 27
09 Letter from Benjamin S. Harrison, San Antonio, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 May 29
10 Letter from John Haynie to John C. Woolam. 1844 December 30
11 Letter from J. Hines, Warren County, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, Republic of Texas. 1838 March 6
12 Letter from Alexander Hinkle, McKinney, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1856 February
13 Letter from David Hodges, Lagrange, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, Lagrange, Alabama. 1836 October 24
14 Letter from H. C. Horton to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1840 December 13
15 Letter from John R. Hubert to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 December 12
16 Letter from James T. P. Irvine, San Augustine, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1843 July 10
17 Letter from William Jared, Nashville, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 May 23
18 Letter from H. G. Johnson, Montgomery County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1838 July 17
19 Letter from Milton H. Jones, Shelbyville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1843 November 26
20 Letter from John F. Laird, Lamar County, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1858 April 17
21 Letter from J. R. Lewis, Nacogdoches, Texas, to Major James S. Montgomery, 1836 January 9
21 Letter from J. R. Lewis, Matagorda, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1838 November 3
22 Letter from Joseph F. Lewis, Virginia Hill, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, near San Augustine, Texas. 1840 September 10
23 Letter from Joseph Lindley, Montgomery County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1840 October 4
24 Letter from John B. McFerrin, Clarksville, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1838 March 21
24 Letter from John B. McFerrin, Nashville, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 August 3
25 Letter from M. D. McHenry, Shelbyville, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler. 1845 May 16
26 Letter from James McIver to A. H. Young. 1844
27 Letter from J. W. P. McKenzie to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 December
28 Letter from D. C. McLeod, Somerville, Tennessee, to I. L. G. Strickland, Houston, Texas. 1839 June 3
29 Letter from Joseph B. Markham, Hickory Grove, Alabama, to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1839 July 17
30 Letter from Charles K. Marshall, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 January 19
30 Letter from Charles K. Marshall, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 April 6
31 Letter from Lewis S. Marshall, Drew County, Arkansas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 April 1
32 Letter from Francis Moore, Galveston City, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1841 July 2
33 Letter from Thomas A. Morris, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Littleton Fowler. 1837 April 20
33 Letter from Thomas A. Morris, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 June 11
34 Letter from Robert Paine, Lagrange, Alabama, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1837 December 19
34 Letter from Robert Paine, Lagrange, Alabama, to Littleton Fowler, Princeton, Kentucky. 1842 October 24
35 Letter from Henderson D. Palmer, Nacogdoches County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1838 June 11
35 Letter from Henderson D. Palmer, Nacogdoches, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 January 26
36 Letter from Henderson D. Palmer, Huntsville Circuit, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1842 March 1
36 Letter from Henderson D. Palmer, Palestine, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 June 11
37 Letter from W. W. Philips, Paducah, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1843 October 26
38 Letter from Claiborne Pirtle, Jefferson County, Alabama, to Littleton Fowler, Texas. 1838 February 22
39 Letter from James R. Plummer, Columbia, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, Washington, Texas. 1838 March 21
40 Letter from Adam Poe, Marietta, Ohio, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 September 8
40 Letter from Adam Poe, Mansfield, Ohio, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1845 September 25
41 Letter from E. R. Porter, Natchez, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 May 21
41 Letter from E. R. Porter, Natchez, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 August 28
42 Letter from John Pryor, Burkesville, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, Louisville, Kentucky. 1845 April 29
43 Letter from A. H. Redford, Nashville, Tennessee, to John C. Woolam. 1875 June 17
Box Folder
2119A 01 Letter from T. Saunders to John W. Hanner? (enclosed with Hanner’s letter to Fowler?). 1840 February 17
02 Letter from Amelia Ewing Speer to Susan S. Speer, Sumner County, Tennessee. Circa 1836
02 Incomplete letter from Amelia Ewing Speer to one of her children. Circa 1836
03 Letter from Moses Speer, San Augustine, Texas, to Susan S. Speer, Washington County, Alabama. 1837 November 2
04 Letter from W. R. D. Speight to Missouri M. Porter, concerning her son, Symmes L. Porter. 1837 October 26
05 Letter from Homer S. Thrall, Rutersville, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1860 March 21
06 Letter from John B. Tullis, Henderson, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1855 May 1
07 Letter from Samuel A. Williams, San Augustine, Texas, to John C. Woolam and John B. Tullis, Henderson, Texas. 1847 March
07 Letter from Samuel A. Williams, San Augustine, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Crockett, Houston County, Texas. 1847 September 7
07 Letter from Samuel A. Williams, San Augustine, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Crockett, Texas. 1847 October 29
08 T. C. Woodall, Washington, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, in Texas. 1838 June 8
Box Folder
2121A 01 Letter from Robert Alexander, Washington, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 August 24
01 Letter from Robert Alexander, Rutersville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 January 29
02 Letter from Robert Alexander, Cold Spring Camp Ground, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 July 12
03 Letter from William Y. Allen, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 August 31
04 Letter from K. L. Anderson, San Augustine, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1844 November 30
05 Letter from Robert L. Andrews and H. C. Horton to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 November 26
06 Letter from Nathan Bangs, New York, New York, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 September 14
06 Letter from Nathan Bangs, New York, New York, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 January 17
07 Letter from H. D. Bigham, Smithland, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, Republic of Texas. 1838 May 25
08 Letter from Napoleon W. Burks, Marshall, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 February 21
09 Letter from James P. Caldwell, Velasco, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 September 18
09 Letter from James P. Caldwell to Littleton Fowler. 1845 October 21
10 Letter from Silas W. Camp, Smithland, Louisiana? to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 March 23
11 Letter from L. Campbell, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 May 6
11 Letter from L. Campbell, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 May 28
12 Letter from Daniel Carl, Cincinnati, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 September 6
Box Folder
2121B 01 Letter from Martin Clark, San Augustine, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1840 February 18
02 Letter from James H. Collard to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1841 July 11
03 Letter from Robert Crawford, Clarksville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1845 June 17
04 Letter from William Crawford to "Dear Mattie," 1883 October 10
05 Letter from Andrew Cumming, Paris, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 September 1
06 Letter from John B. Denton, San Augustine, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Houston, Texas. 1837 November 15
06 Letter from John B. Denton, Sulphur [Fork?], Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 March 29
07 Letter from Andrew J. Fowler, Palestine, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 September 12
08 Letter from Bradford C. Fowler, Clarksville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 August 29
08 Letter from Bradford C. Fowler, Clarksville, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 November 12
09 Letter from Bradford C. Fowler, Pin Hook, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1843 June 3
09 Letter from Bradford C. Fowler, Natchitoches, Louisiana, to Littleton Fowler, Milam, Texas. 1845 November 6
10 Letter from John Hopkins Fowler, Clarksville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 February 17
10 Letter from John Hopkins Fowler, Lamar County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Dangerfield, Texas. 1843 September 1
11 Letter from Joseph Wright Fowler, Princeton, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 May 1
12 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Louisiana, to Missouri M. Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 September 23
12 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Louisiana, to Missouri M. Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 September 25
Box Folder
2121C 01 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Natchez, Mississippi, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 December 9
01 Letter from Littleton Fowler to Missouri Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1843 December 10
02 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Marshall, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1844 February 16
02 Letter from Littleton Fowler, Baltimore, Maryland, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 April 22
03 Letter from Littleton Fowler, New York, New York, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 May 8
04 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Princeton, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 December 28
04 Letter from Wiley P. Fowler, Clinton, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler, Frankfort, Kentucky. 1842 July 21
05 Letter from Thomas Gibbins, Portsmouth, Ohio, to H. Baldwin. 1839 November 30
06 Letter from John W. Hanner, Franklin, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1838 June 29
07 Letter from George W. D. Harris, Trenton, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 April 27
08 Letter from Schyler Hoes, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 November 16
08 Letter from Schyler Hoes, Utica, New York, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 October 25
09 Letter from Elijah Hedding, Lansingburgh, New York, to Littleton Fowler, Natchez, Mississippi. 1839 November 15
10 Letter from Jesse Hord, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1839 January 19
10 Letter from Jesse Hord, Velasco, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 July 8
11 Letter from T. J. Humphries, near Livingston, Mississippi, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 September 1
12 Letter from John B. McFerrin, Tipton County, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 February 28
13 Letter from Henry Millard, Camp Coletto, Texas, to J. J. Porter, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1837 August 8
Box Folder
2122A 01 Letter from Thomas A. Morris, Grenada, Mississippi, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 December 13
01 Letter from Thomas A. Morris, 1844, November 23, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas.
02 Letter from Henderson D. Palmer, at Father Wilson’s, to John C. Woolam, Panola, Texas. 1843 April 14
03 Letter from Thomas M. Rice, Lagrange, Kentucky, to Littleton Fowler. 1838 October 10
04 Letter from Chauncey Richardson, Rutersville, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1845 August 2
05 Letter from B. W. Robinson, Montgomery County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1841 July 8
06 Letter from Lureno Robinson, Montgomery County, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Liberty, Texas. 1841 June 18
07 Letter from E. C. Rogers, Red Hill, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 December 27
08 Letter from Akin N. Ross, "at N. Howett’s," to John C. Woolam. 1849 August 28
09 Letter from Martin Ruter, Meadville, Pennsylvania, to Littleton Fowler, Columbia, Tennessee. 1837 July 5
10 Letter from J. B. Sandefur, Bois D’ arc Prairie, Arkansas?, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 August 3
11 Letter from Nathan Shook, Montgomery County, Texas?, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. [This is a double letter with one by Collard, Sarah D.] 1838 August 15
11 Letter from Nathan Shook Montgomery County, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Liberty, Texas. 1841 July 8
11 Letter from Nathan Shook, Soda Lake, Texas, to Littleton Fowler. 1841 August 6
Box Folder
2122B 01 Letter from C. M. C. Smith, Washington City, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1843 February 8
02 Letter from William A. Smith, Selma, Alabama, to Littleton Fowler, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1838 October 16
03 Letter from George Washington Smyth, Washington, D. C., to John C. Woolam, Milam, Texas. 1855 March 6
04 Letter from Joseph P. Sneed, Center Hill, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 August 2
05 Letter from Richard D. Sparks, Sabine, Texas, to Missouri M. Porter, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1837 February 1
05 Letter from Richard D. Sparks, Sabine-Neches, Texas, to Missouri M. Porter, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1837 April 2
06 Letter from Moses Speer to Littleton Fowler, "Missionary to Texas." 1838 or 1839
07 Letter from Samuel W. Speer, Jackson, Mississippi, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 October 30
08 Letter from Abel Stevens, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 January 16
08 Letter from Abel Stevens, Providence, Rhode Island, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 September 18
09 Letter from Isaac Strickland, Montgomery County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 January 14
09 Letter from Isaac Strickland, Egypt, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1839 May 7
10 Letter from Isaac Strickland, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Montgomery County, Texas. 1839 May 27
11 Letter from Thomas Stringfield, Nashville, Tennessee, to Littleton Fowler, in Texas. 1837 December 18
12 Letter from Thomas O. Summers, Galveston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1841 February 9
12 Letter from Thomas O. Summers, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, Lake Soda District, Texas. 1843 March 13
Box Folder
2122C 01 Letter from Frances A. Tabor, Trigg County, Kentucky, to Missouri M. Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1846 September 27
02 Letter from Frost Thorn and G. Pollitt, Nacogdoches, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1847 July 15
03 Letter from John B. Tullis, Henderson, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 June 21
03 Letter from John B. Tullis, Gilmer, Texas? to John C. Woolam. 1849 February 26
04 Letter from Isaac B. Vaunoy, New Orleans, Louisiana, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 May 7
05 Letter from T. L. Whitehead, Marshall, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1846 February 11
06 Letter from Isaac M. Williams, Matagorda, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 April 30
06 Letter from Isaac M. Williams, Major J. P. Caldwell’s, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1844 September 2
07 Letter from Isaac M. Williams and F. R. Floyd, Nacogdoches, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 February 25
07 Letter from Isaac M. Williams, Nacogdoches, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 May 23
08 Letter from Samuel A. Williams, Montgomery County, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1841 April 18
08 Letter from Samuel A. Williams, Houston, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Anahuac, Liberty County, Texas. 1841 May 6
09 Letter from Samuel A. Williams to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1845 June 4
09 Letter from Samuel A. Williams, San Augustine, Texas, to John C. Woolam. 1847 April 23
10 Letter from Francis Wilson and Harrison Z. Adams, Marshall, Texas, to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas. 1846 February 10
10 Letter from John Wilson, Houston, Texas, to Littleton Fowler, San Augustine, Texas. 1840 February 29
11 Letter from John C. Woolam, Jacksonville, Texas, to Oscar M. Addison, Granbury, Texas. (An account of Joseph P. Sneed in the hand of Littleton M. Fowler.) 1884 January 10
12 Letter from Pleasant M. Yell, Bastrop, Texas, to John C. Woolam, Henderson, Texas. 1848 May 17



Series 2: Legal, Financial, and Ministry Records, 1826-1891
5 boxes

The second series comprises 107 folders of Fowler family business and legal records including bills, receipts, promissory notes, Confederate currency, land grants and deeds, death notices, estate settlement paperwork, and ministerial records. The ministerial records include clergy credentials, conference petitions, resolutions, reports, and documents concerning Methodist colleges that the Fowlers served or supported. Items of special interest in this series include records of Missouri M. Porter Fowler’s diverse legal and financial activities, slavery-related documents, real estate transaction records signed by Andrew Jackson and other significant government officials, a pen sketch of Rev. Littleton Fowler, and autobiographical writings of Rev. John C. Woolam, Missouri Fowler’s third husband. Oversize materials are stored flat in boxes 2123 A-C.
Box Folder
2119A 09 Robert Alexander receipt for $200 in Texas currency. 1839 April 11
10 Austin and Clapp, Sabine Town, Texas, receipts, 1842-1843
11 R. G. B. receipt for $15.00 in full for passage for Littleton Fowler and wife and freight. 1842 October 24
12 S. Slade Barnett, Sabine, Texas, agreement to buy Lot 7 in Square 16 in the Town of Sabine, with the stipulation that Elizabeth Porter can buy it back upon demand. Circa 1838-1841
13 Battle and Miller receipt for payment in full of account amounting to $25.25. 1836 December 11
14 Bradley and Benedict, New Orleans, Louisiana, receipt for $13.75 for clothes. 1843 January 21
15 Travis Gustavus Broocks receipts. 1843-1844
16 Neill Brown petition to the citizens of San Augustine for contributions to the family of Parson Neill Brown, whose home had been destroyed by fire. 1855-1856
17 Burrus and Polk receipt for goods. 1858 December
18 Daniel Carl, Nathan Shook, John Woolam, and Robert Crawford "Resolutions and Promises," 1840 August 24
19 Captain James Chesher’s Company list. 1836 March 2
20 Enoch P. Chisholm receipt for fifty dollars, the first installment of the appropriation to the Lake Soda Mission. 1842 February 3
21 Christian and McWhorter receipt for $4.68. Circa 1835-1845
22 Confederate States of America currency: two $5.00 bills issued at Richmond, Virginia. 1861-1862
23 J. Crawford, Jr., bill and receipt. 1860 March 3
24 Receipt from Cynthiana, Kentucky, for a copy of Benson’s sermons. On verso: "Cynthiana book-bill, $2.00." 1831 October 15
25 Kelsey Harris Douglass, receipt for $5.00. 1830? November 27
26 A. Duckworth, Newton County, Texas, bill of sale for a slave named Lewis, aged 29, sold to John C. Woolam. 1854 June 16
27 Albert Emanuel, Nacogdoches, Texas, ledger sheet for account with J. J. Porter. 1836 August 20
28 H. M. Fleury and M. H. Dougherty receipt. 1847 July 31
29 Edward Fontaine receipt for $100.00 delivered by Joseph P. Sneed. 1840 October 3
30 John Hopkins Fowler funeral notice. 1873 October 12
31 J. L. Fowler, Paducah, Kentucky, 3-day military pass signed by M. L. Milledge, 1865 April 20
32 Littleton Fowler ministerial credentials, 1826-1830
33 Littleton Fowler note to Moses Speer concerning the Jasper Circuit. 1840
33 Littleton Fowler bill or receipt for $3.46. 1842 March 20
33 Littleton Fowler book order from the Methodist Book Concern, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1844 May 13
34 Littleton Fowler note to the Annual Conference recommending Duay S. Nance for ordination. 1844 November 2
34 Littleton Fowler financial accounts of the San Augustine District. Circa 1838-1846
34 Littleton Fowler pen sketch and autograph. Circa 1835-1846
35 Littleton M. Fowler ministerial credentials. 1875-1881
36 Wiley P. Fowler letter of introduction. 1842 July 5
37 Harmon Fraser, Sabine County, Texas, warrant of sale for the estate of Elizabeth Porter. 1841 March 30
38 Alse Garrett promissory note to J. J. Porter. 1836 February 5
39 Goodman and Miller, Mobile, Alabama, receipt for $800.00 remitted to Rev. Robert Paine, LaGrange, Alabama. 1835 February 10
40 G. Hail receipt for the payment of Edward Fontaine’s expenses. 1840 June 28
41 Haynie and Toby receipts. 1836 November
42 Heard (?) and Jones, Natchitoches, Louisiana, note to J. J. Porter, Nacogdoches, Texas. 1836 January 26
43 Walter Hinckley letter naming Littleton Fowler administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Porter. 1840 November 20
44 Charles Holliday receipt for $9 worth of old books. 1832 October 31
44 Holliday and Wright receipt for $9.12 for books sold by J. B. Crist. 1833 November 12
45 William W. Holman promissory or sales contract. 1841 September 13
46 O. L. Holmes and Bennett Blake bill and receipt to Missouri M. Woolam. 1850 November 30
47 R. Houston receipt. 1837 April 29
48 A. S. Kyle receipt for $1.00. 1845 November 15
49 Kyle and Love receipt for smith work in the amount of $3.49. 1841 October 19
50 Edwin Oswald LeGrand, note requesting that Richard Phillips pay Mr. L. Fowler twenty seven dollars. 1845 May 12
51 James B. McMahan and Jacob Crawford article of agreement regarding a tract of land. 1839 January 4
51 Samuel D. McMahan deed of conveyance to Missouri M. Fowler, 1846 June 10
52 Magee, Kneass and County receipt for a total of $4.13. 1843 January 20
53 George H. Marble receipt for goods in the amount of $11.56. 1838 April 26
54 Methodist Book Concern receipts. Circa 1830-1846
55 Methodist centenary resolution regarding donations of land, 1839
57 J. W. Oliver receipt for $433.00 "for the services of Daniel for the year 1843." 1844 January 23
58 Robert Paine note introducing Littleton Fowler, Travelling Agent for Lagrange College. 1837 August
59 Daniel Poe note offering to board any young ladies wishing to attend Wesleyan College for $8.00 per month. 1843 or 1844
60 Alfred Polk bill of sale for a slave named Young to Missouri M. Fowler, Sabine County, Texas, 1849 May 1
Box Folder
2119B 01 Elizabeth Porter receipt for $3.25 for copying a Spanish deed. 1840 October 26
02 John James Porter and Elizabeth Porter memorandum of contract. 1833 September 20
02 John James Porter promissory note to Robert W. Smith. 1835 November 29
03 Legal documents appointing Missouri M. Porter administratrix of the estate of John James Porter. 1837-1838
04 A. H. Redford statement for a book order made by John C. Woolam. 1875 March 13
05 John Reid receipts. 1838
06 Chauncey Richardson note certifying Littleton Fowler’s salary as agent for Rutersville College. 1841 December 28
08 James H. Rose promissory note to Horatio Rose, to pay $15.00 in six months at 12% interest. 1840 December 30
09 Thomas Rose promissory note to Horatio Rose. 1840 December 29
10 Ruddell and Earl receipt for blacksmithing charges of $2.50. 1841 February 21
11 William Scurlock receipts. 1840, 1843
12 Richard D. Sparks receipts, 1836-1837
13 William Stansbury receipt for $35.1837 January 11
14 James H. Starr receipts. 1836, 1848
15 Adolphus Sterne promissory note for $400.00 to Thomas M. Hughes. 1836 July 14
15 Albert Emanuel receipts. 1836 October
16 John Stone note to R. T. Wheeler concerning ownership of a Negro girl named Lenah. 1842 October 12
16 John Stone receipt for $9.50. 1843
17 Thomas O. Summers receipt for $24.25, for subscriptions. 1840 December 26
18 Robert A. Terrell note deeding 160 acres to Fowler Institute. 1855 September 20
19 Warner L. Underwood document. 1838
20 John Allen Veatch and Almanzon Huston land receipts. 1838
21 Funeral sermon for Littleton Fowler by Samuel A. Williams. 1846 January
22 S. P. Willson settlement of account of Littleton Fowler in the amount of $137.50. 1849 March 12
23 John Wilson receipt for $50.00 in current money for third installment for services on the Crockett Circuit. 1840 June 15
24 John A. Winn receipt for $16 for hauling.
25 John C. Woolam report to Quarterly Meeting of Crockett and Pennington Station charges. 1847
25 John C. Woolam report of class meeting at Marshall, Texas. 1859 May 28
25 John C. Woolam autobiographical notes. Circa 1861
25 John C. Woolam autobiography. 1890
25 John C. Woolam? "A Work of Grace in Crockett, Texas." 1891
Box Folder
2123A 01 Andrew Female College broadside, Huntsville, Texas. 1860 December 24
02 Abraham W. Beekman, San Augustine County, Texas, notarized deed of sale of William Jacob league in Trinity County, Texas, by A. M. David, Justice of the Peace. 1844 February 10
03 A. W. and Priscilla Campbell, San Augustine County, Texas, unsigned conveyance to William M. Simpson, San Augustine, Texas. 1852 February 13
04 Heirs of Josiah Evans land grant in Sabine County, Texas. Signed by George Wood, Governor of Texas. 1849 December 20
05 Missouri M. Fowler and Samuel K. Lyons, Nacogdoches, Texas, deed of partition. 1849 January 3
06 Fowler Institute financial records, 1849-1855
07 James M. Gill, Harrison County, Texas, petition signed by stewards of Harrison Circuit, requesting John C. Woolam be re-appointed. 1844?
08 Andrew S. Hamilton deed of sale. 1837 November 7
09 William Jameson land grant in Cooke County, Texas, signed by E. M. Pease, Governor of Texas. 1856 April 15
10 John Brown King manuscript sermon on Philippians 3:8. Not dated.
11 Archibald McLaughlin and John James Porter business and property agreement. 1835 July
Box Folder
2123B 01 Methodist Episcopal Church, Austin County, Texas, resolution to establish a seminary of learning between the Brazos and Colorado Rivers. 1839 April 10
01 Methodist Episcopal Church, San Augustine, Texas, specifications for building. 1837 October 26
02 Methodist Episcopal Church petition for the first meeting of the Texas Annual Conference to be held in San Augustine. Eighty-two signatures. 1840 December 7
02 Methodist Episcopal Church, Quarterly Meeting, Lake Soda District, Rocky Spring, Texas, resolution to establish a mission to people of color in Harrison County, Texas. 1843 October 21
03 Methodist Episcopal Church, Texas Conference manuscript list of appointments. 1843
03 Methodist Episcopal Church, South, proposal to publish biographies and autobiographies of members of East Texas Conference. 1866 October 10
04 Mrs. Monteeth, Nacogdoches, Texas, blank petition for bounty land as widow of serviceman who fought in the War of 1812. 1852?
05 Jorge Anton Nixon, Commissioner to Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas, document granting land in the David G. Burnett Survey to Alfred Oliver. 1835 May 25
05 Jorge Anton Nixon, Commissioner to Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas, document granting land in the Lorenzo de Zavala Survey to William Jacob. 1835 September
06 Alfred Oliver property deeds and field survey notes. 1836-1837
07 Caleb B. Porter conveyance to William M. Simpson. 1852 February 16
08 Paper cover marked "Papers of Mrs. Elizabeth Porter.” Not dated.
09 John James Porter and Elizabeth Porter article of agreement. 1835 January 5
09 John James Porter certificate for the purchase of public lands in St. Louis, Missouri, signed by Andrew Jackson, President of the United States. 1835 October 1
10 John James Porter promissory note to Frost Thorn for $441.80. 1836 April 7
10 Decree closing the estate of John James Porter by Missouri M. Woolam. 1850 October 29
11 Missouri M. Porter letter of administration for the estate of John J. Porter. 1837 May 3
Box Folder
2123C 01 Chauncey Richardson letter of introduction for Littleton Fowler. 1841 December 29
02 J. Walker Shipman plan of the Jasper Circuit, East Texas Annual Conference. 1852-1853
03 W. P. Smith manuscript copy of the May 17, 1838 resolution on the death of Martin Ruter. 1852 June 10
04 James H. Starr plat of the C. Aquilera League, Nacogdoches County, Texas, and parts of the Woolam 1033 acres subsequently conveyed.
05 Frost Thorn and G. Pollitt deed to Missouri M. Porter. 1838 September 18
06 John Allen Veatch and Almanzon Huston deeds. 1836-1837
07 John Allen Veatch and Almanzon Huston deed for parcel of land in Sabine, Texas. 1837 October 25
08 Samuel A. Williams, James Irvine, and J. C. Woolam East Texas Conference resolution on the death of Littleton Fowler. 1846 February 4
09 John C. Woolam report of a class meeting, Marshall, Texas. 1850 April 30
09 John C. Woolam dedication prayer at the Texas State Capitol, Austin. 1888 May 16



Series 3: Collection Documentation and Research Files, 1891-1956
9 folders

The third series consists of nine folders of newspaper clippings, letter transcriptions, and publications about the Fowler family, including an inscribed copy of Laura Fowler Woolworth’s 1946 book, Littleton Fowler: A Saint of the Saddle-Bags.
Box Folder
2119B 26 Fowler and Texas Methodist newspaper clippings. 1891-1939
27 “The Reverend Littleton Fowler.” Texas Methodist Historical Quarterly. 1909 October
28 Fowler letter typescript transcriptions. circa 1935 – 1945
29 Laura Fowler Woolworth letters to Frederick DeLand Leete. 1936
30 Texas Grand Lodge Magazine. 1936
31 McMahan’s Chapel data. 1936-1956
32 Transcriptions of Littleton Fowler 1835-1838 letters in the University of Texas Library. 1942 July
33 Inscribed copy of Littleton Fowler: A Saint of the Saddle-Bags. 1946
Box Folder
2119C 01 Scrapbook. “Littleton Fowler 1803-1846 Missionary to Republic of Texas 1837-1846 Items from L. Fowler and from his contemporaries compiled by Laura Fowler Woolworth.” 1936