Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1889-1894, undated



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1891-1895 : Hogg)
Title: Records
Dates: 1889-1894, undated
Abstract: Types of records are correspondence, reports from state officials, messages, proclamations, petitions, lists of appointees, clippings, and transcripts, dating from 1889 to 1894 and undated. Records are of James Stephen Hogg's terms as governor of Texas.
Quantity: 17.17 cubic ft.
Language English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Biographical Sketch

James Stephen Hogg served as governor of Texas from January 20, 1891 to January 15, 1895. The first native Texan to be elected governor, Jim Hogg was born on March 4, 1851 near Rusk, and orphaned before his teens. After a year of school in Alabama, he began work as a typesetter in Rusk. Later he worked on a paper in Tyler, and edited newspapers in Longview and Quitman (1871-1873). Hogg's political career began when he served as justice of the peace while studying law (1873-1875). He suffered his career's only loss in an 1876 race for the state legislature. After a term as Wood County attorney (1878-1880), Hogg gained a reputation as the most aggressive district attorney in Texas (1880-1884). As attorney general (1886-1890), Hogg continued the crusade against corporate abuses that he had begun as a journalist. He forced the return of some 1.5 million acres of fraudulently-acquired public land, broke up a major railroad price-fixing scheme, and aided in drafting the nation's second state anti-trust law.

The promise to create a railroad commission was a major plank in the 1890 platform when Hogg was elected to his first term as governor. In addition to the Railroad Commission, the "Hogg Laws"included legislation reducing watered stock, forcing the sale of land corporation holdings, restricting grants to foreign corporations, and placing a ceiling for local governments' bond indebtedness. He encouraged educational institutions at all levels, and appointed C.W. Raines as state librarian in 1892. Railroads, banking, and business opposed Hogg's reelection in 1892, but he was supported by farmers and local newspapers. Through investments after retirement, he managed to pay his financial debts and build a sizable estate. He continued to work for populist/progressive reforms, campaigning for William Jennings Bryan in 1896 and 1900. Hogg died in Houston on March 3, 1906.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records are correspondence, reports from state officials, messages, proclamations, petitions, lists of appointees, clippings, and transcripts, dating from 1889 to 1894 and undated. Records are of James Stephen Hogg's terms as governor of Texas. Subjects include the creation of the Railroad Commission, the silver question and bimetallism as a currency standard, violence and crime, and the purchase of the Alamo. Also, there are recommendations and requests for appointment to office, letters from judges disqualifying themselves from hearing certain cases, and requests for pardons and rewards. Correspondents are state and local officials and citizens of Texas.


 

Arrangement of the Records

Arrangement is by type of material, and then chronologically.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Hogg, James Stephen, 1851-1906.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Railroad Commission of Texas.
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Bimetallism--United States.
Silver question--United States.
Pardon--Texas.
Crime--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1889-1894.
Petitions--Texas--Governors--1889-1894.
Proclamations--Texas--Governors--1889-1894.
Reports--Texas--Governors--1889-1894.
Transcripts--Texas--Governors--1889-1894.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--1889-1894.
Functions:
Appointing.
Pardoning.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
There are several holdings indexed under James Stephen Hogg in the Manuscripts Card File in the Archives search room.
Texas Secretary of State, Executive record books, 1835-1917, 14 reels of microfilm
Texas Secretary of State, Executive clemency records, 1840, 1845-2002, 103.62 cubic ft., 168 reels of microfilm (originals), 22 reels of microfilm (duplicates)
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Some speeches, proclamations, and messages of James Stephen Hogg are cataloged individually on UTNetCAT [the Web-browsable online catalog of the University of Texas at Austin libraries].
James Stephen Hogg Papers, 1836-1969, 37 ft., 2 in.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1930/003, 1936/002

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Governor Ross S. Sterling on July 7, 1931 and by the Governor's Office on October 8, 1936. The transcripts were prepared by the University of Texas through the courtesy of the Hogg family.

Processing Information

June 1984

Tonia J. Wood, December 1995


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1889-1894, undated,
17.17 cubic ft.

Box Folder
301-125 1. Letters Received, January-July, November-December 1889
2. Letters Received, January-April, July 1890
3. Letters Received, August 1890
4. Letters Received, September 1890
5. Letters Received, October 1890
6. Letters Received, November 1-5, 1890
7. Letters Received, November 6-8, 1890
8. Letters Received, November 9-13, 1890
9. Letters Received, November 14-20, 1890
10. Letters Received, November 21-30, 1890
Box Folder
301-126 11. Letters Received, December 1-4, 1890
12. Letters Received, December 5-8, 1890
13. Letters Received, December 9-12, 1890
14. Letters Received, December 13-16, 1890
15. Letters Received, December 17-20, 1890
16. Letters Received, December 21-24, 1890
17. Letters Received, December 25-29, 1890
18. Letters Received, December 30-31, 1890
19. Letters Received, 1890 & undated
20. Letters Received, 1890 & undated
Box Folder
301-127 21. Letters Received, January 1-4, 1891
22. Letters Received, January 5-8, 1891
23. Letters Received, January 9-12, 1891
24. Letters Received, January 13-17, 1891
25. Letters Received, January 18-23, 1891
26. Letters Received, January 24-26, 1891
27. Letters Received, January 27-31, 1891
28. Letters Received, February 1-4, 1891
29. Letters Received, February 5-9, 1891
30. Letters Received, February 10-15, 1891
31. Letters Received, February 16-19, 1891
Box Folder
301-128 32. Letters Received, February 20-21, 1891
33. Letters Received, February 22-28, 1891
34. Letters Received, March 1-3, 1891
35. Letters Received, March 4-7, 1891
36. Letters Received, March 8-11, 1891
37. Letters Received, March 12-16, 1891
38. Letters Received, March 17-18, 1891
39. Letters Received, March 19-21, 1891
40. Letters Received, March 22-26, 1891
41. Letters Received, March 27-31, 1891
42. Letters Received, April 1-7, 1891
43. Letters Received, April 8-12, 1891
Box Folder
301-129 44. Letters Received, April 13-15, 1891
45. Letters Received, April 16-18, 1891
46. Letters Received, April 19-22, 1891
47. Letters Received, April 23-30, 1891
48. Letters Received, May 1-5, 1891
49. Letters Received, May 6-10, 1891
50. Letters Received, May 11-16, 1891
51. Letters Received, May 17-22, 1891
52. Letters Received, May 23-27, 1891
53. Letters Received, May 28-30, 1891
54. Letters Received, June 1-5, 1891
55. Letters Received, June 6-9, 1891
56. Letters Received, June 10-14, 1891
57. Letters Received, June 15-18, 1891
58. Letters Received, June 19-24, 1891
Box Folder
301-130 59. Letters Received, June 25-30, 1891
60. Letters Received, July 1-7, 1891
61. Letters Received, July 8-15, 1891
62. Letters Received, July 16-18, 1891
63. Letters Received, July 19-23, 1891
64. Letters Received, July 24-27, 1891
65. Letters Received, July 28-31, 1891
66. Letters Received, August 1-5, 1891
67. Letters Received, August 6-10, 1891
68. Letters Received, August 11-15, 1891
69. Letters Received, August 16-20, 1891
70. Letters Received, August 21-24, 1891
71. Letters Received, August 25-31, 1891
72. Letters Received, September 1-4, 1891
73. Letters Received, September 5-8, 1891
Box Folder
301-131 74. Letters Received, September 9-11, 1891
75. Letters Received, September 12-15, 1891
76. Letters Received, September 16-20, 1891
77. Letters Received, September 21-24, 1891
78. Letters Received, September 25-30, 1891
79. Letters Received, October 1-6, 1891
80. Letters Received, October 7-10, 1891
81. Letters Received, October 11-15, 1891
82. Letters Received, October 16-20, 1891
83. Letters Received, October 21-26, 1891
84. Letters Received, October 27-31, 1891
85. Letters Received, November 1-5, 1891
86. Letters Received, November 6-15, 1891
87. Letters Received, November 16-20, 1891
88. Letters Received, November 21-25, 1891
89. Letters Received, November 26-30, 1891
Box Folder
301-132 90. Letters Received, December 1-8, 1891
91. Letters Received, December 9-14, 1891
92. Letters Received, December 15-21, 1891
93. Letters Received, December 22-26, 1891
94. Letters Received, December 27-29, 1891
95. Letters Received, December 30-31, 1891
96. Letters Received, 1891 & undated
97. Letters Received, 1891 & undated
98. Letters Received, January 1-5, 1892
99. Letters Received, January 6-11, 1892
100. Letters Received, January 12-19, 1892
101. Letters Received, January 20-24, 1892
102. Letters Received, January 25-28, 1892
103. Letters Received, January 29-31, 1892
Box Folder
301-133 104. Letters Received, February 1-5, 1892
105. Letters Received, February 6-11, 1892
106. Letters Received, February 12-17, 1892
107. Letters Received, February 18-23, 1892
108. Letters Received, February 24-29, 1892
109. Letters Received, March 1-4, 1892
110. Letters Received, March 5-12, 1892
111. Letters Received, March 13-16, 1892
112. Letters Received, March 17-19, 1892
113. Letters Received, March 20-22, 1892
114. Letters Received, March 23-31, 1892
115. Letters Received, April 1-8, 1892
116. Letters Received, April 9-12, 1892
117. Letters Received, April 13-15, 1892
118. Letters Received, April 16-21, 1892
119. Letters Received, April 22-27, 1892
Box Folder
301-134 120. Letters Received, April 28-30, 1892
121. Letters Received, May 1-5, 1892
122. Letters Received, May 6-9, 1892
123. Letters Received, May 10-15, 1892
124. Letters Received, May 16-18, 1892
125. Letters Received, May 19-22, 1892
126. Letters Received, May 23-24, 1892
127. Letters Received, May 25-31, 1892
128. Letters Received, June 1-6, 1892
129. Letters Received, June 7-9, 1892
130. Letters Received, June 10-13, 1892
131. Letters Received, June 14-16, 1892
132. Letters Received, June 17-20, 1892
133. Letters Received, June 21-23, 1892
134. Letters Received, June 24-30, 1892
135. Letters Received, July 1-5, 1892
136. Letters Received, July 6-12, 1892
137. Letters Received, July 13-16, 1892
138. Letters Received, July 17-21, 1892
139. Letters Received, July 22-25, 1892
140. Letters Received, July 26-31, 1892
141. Letters Received, August 1-4, 1892
142. Letters Received, August 5-10, 1892
143. Letters Received, August 11-17, 1892
144. Letters Received, August 18-20, 1892
Box Folder
301-135 145. Letters Received, August 21-23, 1892
146. Letters Received, August 24-26, 1892
147. Letters Received, August 27-31, 1892
148. Letters Received, September 1-4, 1892
149. Letters Received, September 5-6, 1892
150. Letters Received, September 7-9, 1892
151. Letters Received, September 10-12, 1892
152. Letters Received, September 13-16, 1892
153. Letters Received, September 17-22, 1892
154. Letters Received, September 23-30, 1892
155. Letters Received, October 1-4, 1892
156. Letters Received, October 5-7, 1892
157. Letters Received, October 8-10, 1892
158. Letters Received, October 11-15, 1892
159. Letters Received, October 16-20, 1892
160. Letters Received, October 21-31, 1892
161. Letters Received, November 1-13, 1892
162. Letters Received, November 14-16, 1892
163. Letters Received, November 17-18, 1892
164. Letters Received, November 19-21, 1892
165. Letters Received, November 22-23, 1892
166. Letters Received, November 24-26, 1892
167. Letters Received, November 27-30, 1892
Box Folder
301-136 168. Letters Received, December 1-5, 1892
169. Letters Received, December 6-8, 1892
170. Letters Received, December 9-12, 1892
171. Letters Received, December 13-15, 1892
172. Letters Received, December 16-18, 1892
173. Letters Received, December 19-22, 1892
174. Letters Received, December 23-27, 1892
175. Letters Received, December 28-31, 1892
176.-178. Letters Received, 1892 & undated
179. Letters Received, January 1-4, 1893
180. Letters Received, January 5-7, 1893
181. Letters Received, January 8-11, 1893
182. Letters Received, January 12-17, 1893
Box Folder
301-137 183. Letters Received, January 18-21, 1893
184. Letters Received, January 22-25, 1893
185. Letters Received, January 26-29, 1893
186. Letters Received, January 30-31, 1893
187. Letters Received, February 1-4, 1893
188. Letters Received, February 5-9, 1893
189. Letters Received, February 10-13, 1893
190. Letters Received, February 14-17, 1893
191. Letters Received, February 18-21, 1893
192. Letters Received, February 22-28, 1893
193. Letters Received, March 1-7, 1893
194. Letters Received, March 8-13, 1893
195. Letters Received, March 14-19, 1893
Box Folder
301-138 196. Letters Received, March 20-23, 1893
197. Letters Received, March 24-29, 1893
198. Letters Received, March 30-31, 1893
199. Letters Received, April 1-6, 1893
200. Letters Received, April 7-8, 1893
201. Letters Received, April 9-15, 1893
202. Letters Received, April 16-20, 1893
203. Letters Received, April 21-25, 1893
204. Letters Received, April 26-30, 1893
205. Letters Received, May 1-5, 1893
206. Letters Received, May 6-10, 1893
207. Letters Received, May 11-16, 1893
208. Letters Received, May 17-20, 1893
209. Letters Received, May 21-24, 1893
Box Folder
301-139 210. Letters Received, May 25-31, 1893
211. Letters Received, June 1-6, 1893
212. Letters Received, June 7-14, 1893
213. Letters Received, June 15-20, 1893
214. Letters Received, June 21-24, 1893
215. Letters Received, June 25-27, 1893
216. Letters Received, June 28-30, 1893
217. Letters Received, July 1-5, 1893
218. Letters Received, July 6-11, 1893
219. Letters Received, July 12-17, 1893
220. Letters Received, July 18-22, 1893
221. Letters Received, July 23-26, 1893
222. Letters Received, July 27-31, 1893
223. Letters Received, August 1-7, 1893
224. Letters Received, August 8-10, 1893
225. Letters Received, August 11-15, 1893
226. Letters Received, August 16-22, 1893
227. Letters Received, August 23-27, 1893
228. Letters Received, August 28-31, 1893
229. Letters Received, September 1-4, 1893
Box Folder
301-140 230. Letters Received, September 5-10, 1893
231. Letters Received, September 11-15, 1893
232. Letters Received, September 16-20, 1893
233. Letters Received, September 21-25, 1893
234. Letters Received, September 26-28, 1893
235. Letters Received, September 29-30, 1893
236. Letters Received, October 1-3, 1893
237. Letters Received, October 4-5, 1893
238. Letters Received, October 6-13, 1893
239. Letters Received, October 14-18, 1893
240. Letters Received, October 19-25, 1893
241. Letters Received, October 26-31, 1893
242. Letters Received, November 1-4, 1893
243. Letters Received, November 5-6, 1893
244. Letters Received, November 7-10, 1893
245. Letters Received, November 11-13, 1893
246. Letters Received, November 14-19, 1893
247. Letters Received, November 20-26, 1893
248. Letters Received, November 27-30, 1893
249. Letters Received, December 1-7, 1893
250. Letters Received, December 8-18, 1893
251. Letters Received, December 19-26, 1893
252. Letters Received, December 27-31, 1893
Box Folder
301-141 253.-254. Letters Received, 1893 & undated
255. Letters Received, January 1-10, 1894
256. Letters Received, January 11-14, 1894
257. Letters Received, January 15-16, 1894
258. Letters Received, January 17-20, 1894
259. Letters Received, January 21-23, 1894
260. Letters Received, January 24-26, 1894
261. Letters Received, January 27-31, 1894
262. Letters Written, April 9, 1887; September 9, 1889; March 5, 1890; August 21, 1890; December 2, 1890
263. Letters Written, January & March 1891
264. Letters Written, April 1-15, 1891
265. Letters Written, April 16-30, 1891
266. Letters Written, May 1-15, 1891
267. Letters Written, May 16-30, 1891
268. Letters Written, June 1-15, 1891
269. Letters Written, June 16-30, 1891
270. Letters Written, July 1-15, 1891
Box Folder
301-142 271. Letters Written, July 16-31, 1891
272. Letters Written, August 1-15, 1891
273. Letters Written, August 16-31, 1891
274. Letters Written, September 1-15, 1891
275. Letters Written, September 16-30, 1891
276. Letters Written, October 1-15, 1891
277. Letters Written, October 16-31, 1891
278. Letters Written, November 1-15, 1891
279. Letters Written, November 16-31, 1891
280. Letters Written, December 1-15, 1891
281. Letters Written, December 16-31, 1891
282. Letters Written, January 1-15, 1892
283. Letters Written, January 16-30, 1892
Box Folder
301-143 284. Letters Written, February 1-15, 1892
285. Letters Written, February 16-29, 1892
286. Letters Written, March 1-15, 1892
287. Letters Written, March 16-31, 1892
288. Letters Written, April 1-15, 1892
289. Letters Written, April 16-30, 1892
290. Letters Written, May 2-17, 1892
291. Letters Written, May 18-31, 1892
292. Letters Written, June 1-15, 1892
293. Letters Written, June 16-30, 1892
294. Letters Written, July 1-15, 1892
295. Letters Written, July 16-30, 1892
296. Letters Written, August 1-29, 1892
297. Letters Written, September 1-22, 1892
298. Letters Written, October 3, 6, 18, 29, 1892
299. Letters Written, November 17, 1892
300. Letters Written, 1892 & undated
Box Folder
301-144 301. Letters Written, January-December 1893
302. Letters Written, March, May-November 1894
303. Letters Written, undated
304. Report of Directors of Deaf & Dumb Asylum, 1891
305. Typescript of Governors Messages, March 14, 1892
305. Printed Proclamations & Messages, February 18, 1892, March 14, 1892
306. Proclamations, 1884 & 1893-1894
307. Report of Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics & History, January 1, 1891-May 4, 1891
308. Newspaper Clippings of Messages, January-February 1893
309. Newspaper Clippings of Messages, March-April 1891
310. Letters Received, April 1891 & 1892
311. Report of Superintendent of State Lunatic Asylum, July 1891
Box
301-145 Letterpress-Transcript, January 21-February 11, 1891
Letterpress-Transcript, February 12-June 1, 1891
Letterpress-Transcript, September 6-November 14, 1892
Letterpress-Transcript, November 15, 1892-January 17, 1893
Letterpress-Transcript, January 19-March 18, 1893
Letterpress-Transcript, March 18-April 29, 1893
Letterpress-Transcript, May 1-June 8, 1893
Letterpress-Transcript, June 12-July 25, 1893
Letterpress-Transcript, July 21-September 23, 1893
Letterpress-Transcript, September 25-December 24, 1893
Letterpress-Transcript, December 5, 1893-February 2, 1894
Letterpress-Transcript, February 1-March 22, 1894
Letterpress-Transcript, March 23-April 30, 1894
Letterpress-Transcript, May 1-July 2, 1894
Box
301-146 Letterpress-Transcript, August 10-October 11, 1894
Letterpress-Transcript, July 6-August 9, 1894
Letterpress-Transcript, October 12, 1894-January 14, 1895
Letters Received-Transcript, January 5, 1890-August 31, 1890
Letters Received-Transcript, September 1-October 31, 1890
Letters Received-Transcript, November 1-30, 1890
Letters Received-Transcript, December 1-15, 1890
Letters Received-Transcript, December 15-31, 1890
Letters Received-Transcript, January 1-16, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, January 16-31, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, February 1-17, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, February 18-28, 1891
Box
301-147 Letters Received-Transcript, March 1-15, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, March 16-31, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, April 1-30, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, May 1-30, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, June 1-30, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, July 1-31, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, August 1-31, 1891
Box
301-148 Letters Received-Transcript, September 1-31, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, October 1-31, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, November 1-30, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, December 1-31, 1891
Letters Received-Transcript, January 1-21, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, January 21-31, 1892
Box
301-149 Letters Received-Transcript, February 1-29, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, March 1-31, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, April 1-30, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, May 1-31, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, June 1-July 31, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, August 1-31, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, September 1-30, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, October 1-31, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, November 1-30, 1892
Box
301-150 Letters Received-Transcript, December 1-15, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, December 16-31, 1892
Letters Received-Transcript, 1890, 1891, 1892 & undated
Letters Received-Transcript, January 1-16, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, January 17-31, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, February 1-16, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, February 17-March 7, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, March 8-31, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, April 1-16, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, April 17-30, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, May 1-31, 1893
Box
301-151 Letters Received-Transcript, June 1-30, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, July 1-31, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, August 1-31, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, September 1-30, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, October 1-31, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, November 1-December 19, 1893
Letters Received-Transcript, December 20-31, 1893 & undated
Letters Received-Transcript, January 1-31, 1894
Letters Received-Transcript, February 1-28, 1894
Letters Written-Transcript, January 13, 1893-November 27, 1894
Box
301-152 Letters Written-Transcript, April 9, 1887-April 24, 1891
Letters Written-Transcript, April 25-May 30, 1891
Letters Written-Transcript, June 1-July 31, 1891
Letters Written-Transcript, August 1-31, 1891
Letters Written-Transcript, September 1-30, 1891
Letters Written-Transcript, October, 1-31, 1891
Letters Written-Transcript, November 1-December 31, 1891
Letters Written-Transcript, January 1-February 29, 1892
Letters Written-Transcript, March 1-May 31, 1892
Letters Written-Transcript, June 1-November 17, 1892