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Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Dr. Z.T. Scott Family Collection



Collection Summary

Creator Mary Lewis Scott Kleberg
Title Dr. Z.T. Scott Family Collection
Dates: 1883-1977
Abstract: Dr. Zachary Thomson Scott was the director of the Texas Tuberculosis Association in Austin, Texas. This collection contains 46 photographs of the Mary Kleberg’s maternal family (Masterson), publications, books, genealogical information, and one soil map of Corpus Christi. The genealogical information are on various members of the Scott family and their lineage, along with biographical information on members of the King, Kenedy and Kleberg families.
Identification A1984-044
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=scott%20EAD
Quantity: 2 Linear ft.
Location: G-14-5 Boxes 1 and 2; Rare Books; Flat File; STA Photo File
Language: English

Historical Note

Mary Lewis Scott Kleberg (1920-2009), the daughter of Dr. Z.T. Scott (1880-1964), donated this collection in 1984 to the South Texas Archives. She named it the Dr. Z.T. Scott Family Collection in honor of her father. Z.T. Scott. He was a physician that graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston in 1903. While a medical student residing in St. Mary's Hospital he was responsible for rescuing scores of patients trapped by the rising waters produced by the Galveston hurricane of 1900. His account was recorded in the book, “The Great Galveston Diaster.” His mother died of tuberculosis and Dr. Scott dedicated his life to treating TB. He established the Austin Sanitarium, was the first director of the Texas Tuberculosis Association and instituted the sale of tuberculosis seals in Texas. During World War I Scott served as a lieutenant commander in the navy and was in charge of a unit at the naval hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi. After the war Scott and Frank C. Gregg established the Scott-Gregg Clinic in Austin in 1923. Scott retired from his practice in 1947 and began breeding cattle on a farm near Buda; he crossed Santa Gertrudis with Herefords for a new breed he called San Gerfords. Scott married Sallie Lee Masterson on June 2, 1909. Mary Lewis Scott married Richard M. “Dick” Kleberg in 1940 moving to Kingsville for the reminder of her life. They had four children: Richard M. “Tres” Kleberg III, Stephen J. “Tio” Kleberg, Scott Kleberg and Sally Kleberg. Mary Lewis Scott Kleberg was known for her generosity and philanthropy. Some of the many organizations to which she gave her time and support included the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, Trinity University, San Antonio Botanical Center, San Antonio Museum of Art, the founding director of KEDT, the public television and radio stations, The Texas State Aquarium and the Spohn Hospice Program.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains 46 photographs mostly pertaining to Mary Kleberg’s mother, Sallie Masterson (Exum), side of the family. There are several scrapbooks, genealogical essays, biographical essays of the Masterson side of the family. There are genealogical and biographical essays on King, Kenedy, Kleberg and Scott families. There are publications from the Cattleman, Amarillo Fat Stock Show, and Texas Heritage. This collection contains 7 books that are concerned Texas History of schools, the Texas Republic and Texas ranch life. One book was authored by Z.T. Scott and Robert Benjamin Masterson entitled, “Pioneer Ranchman of the Texas Panhandle: A Character Sketch.”

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Arrangement

Arranged in five series: Series I: Photographs Series II: Genealogy Series III: Maps Series IV: Books Series V: Periodicals

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Index Terms

Persons
Scott, Zachary Thomson, 1880-1964
Masterson, Sallie Lee, 1888-unknown
Kleberg, Mary Lewis Scott, 1920-2009
King, Richard, 1824-1885
Kenedy, Mifflin, 1818-1895
Kleberg, Caesar, 1873-1946
Kleberg, Robert Justus, 1896-1974
Organizations
Texas Tuberculosis Association
Austin Sanitarium
King Ranch (Tex.)
Kenedy Pasture Company
Texas Rangers -- History
Geographical Names
Texas, South
King Ranch (Tex.)
Kingsville (Tex.)
Austin (Tex.)
Corpus Christi (Tex.)
Sweetbrush Ranch – Austin (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Subjects
Genealogy
San Gerfords cattle
Ranches and ranching
Cattle trade – Texas
Oil well drilling – Texas
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas

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