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Overview

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Records of Charles Allen Culberson, 1891-1899,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Charles Allen Culberson:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1891-1899



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1895-1899: Culberson)
Title: Records
Dates: 1891-1899
Abstract: Types of records are correspondence, telegrams, clippings, petitions, reports, messages, lists, financial records, letterpress books, and maps dating from 1891 to 1899. Documents are records of Charles A. Culberson's terms as governor of Texas.
Quantity: 10.34 cubic ft.
Language English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Biographical Sketch

Charles Allen Culberson served as governor of Texas from January 15, 1895 through January 17, 1899. Culberson was born in Alabama on June 10, 1855. The next year his family moved to Gilmer, Texas. Culberson's father, David B. Culberson, was a U.S. Congressman (1875-1897). After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute (1874) and the University of Virginia law school (1877), Culberson returned to Jefferson, Texas to practice law with his father, and was elected county attorney for Marion County. In 1887 he moved to Dallas. Culberson was elected attorney general in 1890 and again in 1892. During his tenure he defended Governor Hogg's railroad and anti-trust legislation before the U.S. Supreme Court and was mostly successful. Although Culberson, as Attorney General, did recapture a vast area of West Texas from a railroad, Texas lost its claim to Greer County on the Red River to the federal government.

In 1894, Culberson was elected governor, defeating Thomas Nugent, the Populist candidate. Although he opposed national prohibition (believing the right belonged to the states), he called a special legislative session to outlaw prizefighting. After being re-elected in 1896, Governor Culberson supported a uniform system of school textbooks. Towards the end of his term four infantry regiments and one cavalry regiment of volunteers were raised for the Spanish-American War, although only one left the United States. Culberson was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1899, where he served four terms. He was active in formulating domestic policy during World War I. In 1922 Culberson was defeated in the primary by the Ku Klux Klan candidate. His health had deteriorated, and he died in 1925 in Washington, D.C.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records are correspondence, telegrams, clippings, petitions, reports, messages, lists, financial records, letterpress books, and maps dating from 1891 to 1899. Documents are records of Charles A. Culberson's terms as governor of Texas. Correspondence covers the quarantine of cattle, Texas regiments of U.S. Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, railroads, land, and uniform textbooks. Other subjects include the development of legislation regarding irrigation and insurance, lynchings, and the loss of Greer County. Also, there are recommendations and requests for appointments to office, scholarships, pardons, extraditions, and requisitions. Correspondents are federal, state and local officials, and citizens of the state.

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Arrangement of the Records

Arrangement is by type of material, then chronological.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

Technical Requirements

None.

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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:
Culberson, Charles Allen, 1855-1925.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Spanish-American War, 1898.
Pardon--Texas.
Quarantines--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Texas--Boundaries.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1891-1899.
Letterpress copybooks--Texas--Governors--1891-1899.
Reports--Texas--Governors--1891-1899.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--1891-1899.
Telegrams--Texas--Governors--1891-1899.
Functions:
Appointing.
Pardoning.

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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
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)
Inaugurations of Texas Governors Collection, 1895-1965, 5 inches.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Texas Governor Charles Allen Culberson. 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 Sterling on July 7, 1931 and by the governor's office on October 8, 1936.

Processing Information

June 1984

Tonia J. Wood, December 1995

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Records of Charles Allen Culberson, 1891-1899,
10.34 cubic ft.

Box Folder
301-153 1. Correspondence, January, June, August, September 1894
2. Correspondence, October 1894
3. Correspondence, November-December 1894
4. Correspondence, 1894 & undated
5. Correspondence, January 1-19, 1895
6. Correspondence, January 20-31, 1895
7. Correspondence, February 1-7, 1895
8. Correspondence, February 8-28, 1895
9. Correspondence, March 1-13, 1895
10. Correspondence, March 14-31, 1895
11. Correspondence, April 1-14, 1895
12. Correspondence, April 15-30, 1895
Box Folder
301-154 13. Correspondence, May 1-11, 1895
14. Correspondence, May 12-31, 1895
15. Correspondence, June 1-14, 1895
16. Correspondence, June 15-30, 1895
17. Correspondence, July 1-12, 1895
18. Correspondence, July 13-31, 1895
19. Correspondence, August 1-15, 1895
20. Correspondence, August 16-22, 1895
21. Correspondence, August 23-31, 1895
22. Correspondence, September 1-10, 1895
23. Correspondence, September 11-20, 1895
Box Folder
301-155 24. Correspondence, September 21-30, 1895
25. Correspondence, October 1-7, 1895
26. Correspondence, October 8-19, 1895
27. Correspondence, October 20-31, 1895
28. Correspondence, November 1-15, 1895
29. Correspondence, November 20, 1895
30. Correspondence, December 1-13, 1895
31. Correspondence, December 14-31, 1895
32. Correspondence, 1895 & undated
33. Correspondence, January 1-14, 1896
34. Correspondence, January 15-31, 1896
35. Correspondence, February 1-7, 1896
36. Correspondence, February 5-17, 1896
Box Folder
301-156 37. Correspondence, February 18-29, 1896
38. Correspondence, March 1-13, 1896
39. Correspondence, March 13-23, 1896
40. Correspondence, March 24-31, 1896
41. Correspondence, April 1-16, 1896
42. Correspondence, April 17-30, 1896
43. Correspondence, May 1-14, 1896
44. Correspondence, May 15-31, 1896
45. Correspondence, June 1-15, 1896
46. Correspondence, June 16-30, 1896
47. Correspondence, July 1-8, 1896
48. Correspondence, July 9-23, 1896
49. Correspondence, July 24-31, 1896
50. Correspondence, August 1-7, 1896
51. Correspondence, August 21-31, 1896
52. Correspondence, September 1-12, 1896
53. Correspondence, September 13-31, 1896
Box Folder
301-157 54. Correspondence, October 1-11, 1896
55. Correspondence, October 12-31, 1896
56. Correspondence, November 1-12, 1896
57. Correspondence, November 13-30, 1896
58. Correspondence, December 1-18, 1896
59. Correspondence, December 19-31, 1896
60. Correspondence, 1896 & undated
61. Correspondence, January 1-9, 1897
62. Correspondence, January 10-21, 1897
63. Correspondence, January 22-30, 1897
64. Correspondence, February 1-10, 1897
65. Correspondence, February 10-16, 1897
66. Correspondence, February 17-38, 1897
67. Correspondence, March 1-7, 1897
Box Folder
301-158 68. Correspondence, March 8-17, 1897
69. Correspondence, March 18-31, 1897
70. Correspondence, April 1-6, 1897
71. Correspondence, April 7-19, 1897
72. Correspondence, April 20-30, 1897
73. Correspondence, May 1-10, 1897
74. Correspondence, May 11-24, 1897
75. Correspondence, May 25-31, 1897
76. Correspondence, June 1-5, 1897
77. Correspondence, June 6-15, 1897
78. Correspondence, June 16-24, 1897
79. Correspondence, June 25-30, 1897
80. Correspondence, July 1-5, 1897
81. Correspondence, July 6-10, 1897
Box Folder
301-159 82. Correspondence, July 12-31, 1897
83. Correspondence, August 1-13, 1897
84. Correspondence, August 14-31, 1897
85. Correspondence, September 1-22, 1897
86. Correspondence, September 23-30, 1897
87. Correspondence, October 6, 1897
88. Correspondence, October 7-30, 1897
89. Correspondence, November 1-18, 1897
90. Correspondence, November 19-30, 1897
91. Correspondence, December 1-14, 1897
92. Correspondence, December 15-31, 1897
93. Correspondence, 1897 & undated
94. Correspondence, January 1-10, 1898
95. Correspondence, January 11-21, 1898
96. Correspondence, January 22-31, 1898
Box Folder
301-160 97. Correspondence, February 1-6, 1898
98. Correspondence, February 6-15, 1898
99. Correspondence, February 16-19, 1898
100. Correspondence, February 20-28, 1898
101. Correspondence, March 1-8, 1898
102. Correspondence, March 9-19, 1898
103. Correspondence, March 20-25, 1898
104. Correspondence, March 26-31, 1898
105. Correspondence, April 1-7, 1898
106. Correspondence, April 8-13, 1898
107. Correspondence, April 14-18, 1898
108. Correspondence, April 19-20, 1898
109. Correspondence, April 20-21, 1898
110. Correspondence, April 21-22, 1898
111. Correspondence, April 22-23, 1898
Box Folder
301-161 112. Correspondence, April 23-24, 1898
113. Correspondence, April 24-25, 1898
114. Correspondence, April 25, 1898
115. Correspondence, April 25, 1898
116. Correspondence, April 26, 1898
117. Correspondence, April 26, 1898
118. Correspondence, April 26-27, 1898
119. Correspondence, April 27-28, 1898
120. Correspondence, April 28, 1898
121. Correspondence, April 28-29, 1898
122. Correspondence, April 29, 1898
123. Correspondence, April 29-30, 1898
124. Correspondence, April 30-31, 1898
125. Correspondence, May 1, 1898
126. Correspondence, May 1-2, 1898
Box Folder
301-162 127. Correspondence, May 2-3, 1898
128. Correspondence, May 3-5, 1898
129. Correspondence, May 5-6, 1898
130. Correspondence, May 5-7, 1898
131. Correspondence, May 7-9, 1898
132. Correspondence, May 9-11, 1898
133. Correspondence, May 11-13, 1898
134. Correspondence, May 13-17, 1898
135. Correspondence, May 17-19, 1898
136. Correspondence, May 19-21, 1898
137. Correspondence, May 21-23, 1898
138. Correspondence, May 23-25, 1898
139. Correspondence, May 26, 1898
140. Correspondence, May 26, 1898
141. Correspondence, May 26-27, 1898
142. Correspondence, May 27, 1898
Box Folder
301-163 143. Correspondence, May 27-28, 1898
144. Correspondence, May 28-30, 1898
145. Correspondence, May 30, 1898
146. Correspondence, May 30-31, 1898
147. Correspondence, June 1, 1898
148. Correspondence, June 2-3, 1898
149. Correspondence, June 4, 1898
150. Correspondence, June 5-6, 1898
151. Correspondence, June 7-8, 1898
152. Correspondence, June 9, 1898
153. Correspondence, June 10-11, 1898
154. Correspondence, June 12-15, 1898
155. Correspondence, June 16-20, 1898
156. Correspondence, June 21-25, 1898
157. Correspondence, June 26-29, 1898
158. Correspondence, June 30, 1898
159. Correspondence, July 1-4, 1898
160. Correspondence, July 5-6, 1898
161. Correspondence, July 7-12, 1898
Box Folder
301-164 162. Correspondence, July 13-19, 1898
163. Correspondence, July 20-25, 1898
164. Correspondence, July 26-30, 1898
165. Correspondence, August 1-10, 1898
166. Correspondence, August 11-18, 1898
167. Correspondence, August 19-24, 1898
168. Correspondence, August 25-29, 1898
169. Correspondence, August 30-31, 1898
170. Correspondence, September 1-3, 1898
171. Correspondence, September 4-6, 1898
172. Correspondence, September 6-7, 1898
173. Correspondence, September 8-10, 1898
174. Correspondence, September 11-16, 1898
175. Correspondence, September 17-23, 1898
176. Correspondence, September 24-30, 1898
Box Folder
301-165 177. Correspondence, October 1-7, 1898
178. Correspondence, October 8-14, 1898
179. Correspondence, October 15-23, 1898
180. Correspondence, October 24-31, 1898
181. Correspondence, November 1-9, 1898
182. Correspondence, November 10-29, 1898
183. Correspondence, December 1-6, 1898
184. Correspondence, December 12-17, 1898
185. Correspondence, December 18-31, 1898
186. Correspondence, 1898 & undated
187. Correspondence, undated
187a. Correspondence, January, 1899
188. Newspaper Clippings of Messages, 1895 & 1897
189. Newspaper Clippings of Messages, 1897
190.-193. Correspondence, undated
Box Folder
301-166 194. Correspondence, undated
Letterpress, January 21, 1891-September 22, 1892
Letterpress, June 22, 1892-April 17, 1894
Box
301-167 Letterpress, April 27, 1894-June 7, 1894
Letterpress, June 12, 1894-July 5, 1894
Box
301-168 Letterpress, July 5, 1894-September 25, 1894
Letterpress, September 25, 1894-January 2, 1895
Box
301-169 Letterpress, January 16, 1895-July 3, 1895
Letterpress, July 5, 1895-November 20, 1895
Box
301-170 Letterpress, October 31, 1895-March 28, 1896
Letterpress, March 28, 1896-June 18, 1896
Box
301-171 Letterpress, June 19, 1896-October 6, 1896
Letterpress, October 6, 1896-December 19, 1896
Letterpress, December 23, 1896-May 15, 1897
Box
301-172 Letterpress, May 17, 1897-August 23, 1897
Letterpress, August 23, 1897-January 4, 1898
Letterpress, January 3, 1898-March 28, 1898
Box
301-173 Letterpress, March 29, 1898-May 7, 1898
Letterpress, May 7, 1898-June 13, 1898
Letterpress, September 13, 1898-November 17, 1898
Box
301-174 Letterpress, June 13, 1898-July 25, 1898
Letterpress, July 25, 1898-September 11, 1898
Letterpress, November 18, 1898-January 18, 1899

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