Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Samuel Bell Maxey:

An Inventory of Papers at the Texas State Archives, 1847-1948



Overview

Creator: Maxey, S. B. (Samuel Bell), 1825-1895.
Title: Papers
Dates: 1847-1948
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence and other papers dating from 1847 to 1948. Most of the materials are the papers of Samuel Bell Maxey, attorney, general in the Confederate Army and, from 1875-1887, United States Senator from Texas. The collection also contains the correspondence of Maxey's wife, Marilda Cassa (Denton) Maxey, and his father, Rice Maxey. A collateral collection acquired as a part of the Maxey papers consists of correspondence of relatives who were members of the Lightfoot, Long, and Williams families.
Quantity: 9.4 cubic ft.
Language English.

Biographical Sketches

Samuel Bell Maxey

Samuel Bell Maxey spent his early years in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky. His family lived in nearby Clinton County when Maxey was appointed to United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation in 1846, he was breveted a Second Lieutenant in the regular army and served in the Mexican War until its close in 1848. In 1849 he resigned from the United States Army and returned to his home in Clinton County, Kentucky, where he studied law under his father, Rice Maxey. In 1850 he entered law practice with his father and in 1857 they moved their families and business to Paris, Texas.

In 1862 Maxey was made a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army and served briefly in the Trans-Mississippi Department. In December, 1863, he was made Commander of the Indian Territory where he served until February, 1865.

As an attorney, Maxey became acquainted with many of the prominent lawyers and politicians of Texas. He traveled to Austin and other places over the state in order to conduct his legal business. He was acquainted with Richard Coke, James W. Throckmorton, Oran M. Roberts, Guy M. Bryan, John H. Reagan and others of political note in Texas. He maintained his acquaintance with his political friends in Kentucky, namely, Governor Preston J. Leslie and U. S. Attorney-General James Speed. The culmination of this period of Maxey's life came in 1874 when he was elected to the United States Senate.

Among Maxey's contributions during his Congressional career were his support of the establishment of new mail routes in the frontier West in his capacity as chairman of the Senatorial Committee on Post Office and Post Roads, the introduction of bills for river and harbor improvements across the nation, and his speeches for the improvement of Indian relations.

Maxey was defeated for reelection in 1887. In 1888 he returned to his law practice in Paris, Texas, and spent his last years there. He had five law partners during his lifetime. They were Rice Maxey, William H. H. Long, Henry William Lightfoot, Ben H. Denton, and W. F. Gill.

Samuel Bell Maxey Chronology
1825 Born in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Kentucky.
1846 Graduated from United States Military Academy, West Point
1846-1848 Served as a commissioned officer (Second Lieutenant), 7th Infantry, in the Mexican War.
1848-1849 Officer in the United States Army, stationed at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.
1849 Resigned his commission from the Army.
1850 Studied law under his father, Rice Maxey. Received licence to practice law in Kentucky (Clinton County).
1853 Married Marilda Cassa Denton.
1857 Moved to Paris (Lamar County), Texas with his wife and his mother and father.
1857-1861 Formed law partnership with his father and opened office in Paris, Texas.
1861 Elected to the Texas Legislature but declined to serve in order to join the forces of the South.
1862-1863 Engaged in campaigns in Tennessee and Mississippi.
1863-1864 Assigned as commander in the Indian Territory.
1865-1867 Sought Special Pardon from the President of the United States in order to regain his license to practice law in Texas.
1867 Received Special Pardon from the President of the United States.
1873 Appointed state district judge of the 8th Judicial District of Texas.
1875-1887 Elected United States Senator from Texas. Served two terms.
1887-1895 Practiced law in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. Died at Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Marilda Denton Maxey

Samuel Bell Maxey's wife, Marilda, was the daughter of George N. Denton, a Baptist preacher and farmer of Overton County, Tennessee. The letters she received from Maxey during the years 1875 to 1887 were almost a daily journal of the events taking place in Washington at that time.

Dora Rowell Maxey

Dora Rowell Maxey was the daughter of Thomas Rowell of Florida. Her father was a Confederate soldier who died in the Civil War. She was left an orphan and was legally adopted in 1863 by Samuel Bell Maxey and his wife. She attended a girl's school in Danville, Kentucky, from 1872 to 1874. The bulk of her letters is contained in the correspondence of Mrs. Samuel Bell Maxey.

Sam Bell Maxey Long

Sam Bell Maxey Long, grandnephew and foster son of Samuel Bell Maxey, attended Schools in Washington, D. C., and was a page in the United States Senate, and later obtained a degree from the University of Texas in 1892. He accompanied Maxey to Washington in 1876 when he was a small boy and continued to do so for a number of years. He accompanied Maxey everywhere, even when Maxey called on government officials. Sam Bell Maxey Long's letters to Mrs. Maxey and to his mother, Mary Gatewood Long, reveal details of events in Washington.


Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Samuel Bell Maxey Papers, dating 1847 to 1948, contain approximately 10,000 items, (including some fifteen bound items). They consist of correspondence and other papers of Samuel Bell Maxey (1825-1895), attorney, general in the Confederate Army, and, from 1875-1887, United States Senator from Texas. The collection also contains the correspondence of Samuel Bell Maxey's wife, Marilda Cassa (Denton) Maxey (1833-1908), and his father, Rice Maxey (1800-1876).

A collateral collection acquired as a part of the Maxey Papers consists of correspondence of relatives who were members of the Lightfoot, Long, and Williams family; notable are the correspondence of the great-nephew and heir of Samuel Bell Maxey, Sam Bell Maxey Long (1869-1948), who served as a page in the United States Congress and was later an attorney in Paris, Texas, and the correspondence of the adopted daughter of Samuel Bell Maxey, Dora Rowell Maxey (1856-1884), who married Henry William Lightfoot.

The collateral collection also contains some correspondence of Henry William Lightfoot (1846-1901), law partner of Samuel Bell Maxey during the years 1872 to 1895; Democratic delegate to the National Convention at St. Louis which nominated Tilden and Hendricks; a Texas State Senator from 1880-1882; and Chief Justice of the Fifth Supreme Court of Appeals at Dallas, 1893-1897.

This same collection contains correspondence of J. Shelby (Sheb) Williams (1850-1931), who was appointed United States Marshal for East Texas and the Indian Territory by President Grover Cleveland and who was reappointed by President William McKinley. Williams was owner of the first ship above White Horse Rapids in the Yukon Territory and of the first steam dredge for mining gold there. He was advisor to the United States Department of Agriculture, Chairman of the American Cotton Congress, and campaign manager for Governor Oscar B. Colquitt.


 

Organization of the Papers

These papers are organized into three groups and 12 series:
Samuel Bell Maxey, 1847-1895, 4.95 cubic ft.
  • General correspondence, 1855-1895, 2.31 cubic ft.
  • Financial file, 1847-1875, 0.2 cubic ft.
  • Legal file, 1855-1880, 1.6 cubic ft.
  • Political file, 1875-1889, 0.74 cubic ft.
  • Memorabilia, [18--?], 0.1 cubic ft.
Mrs. Samuel Bell Maxey correspondence, 1854-1908, undated, 1.41 cubic ft.
Collateral collections, 1864-1948, 3.06 cubic ft.
  • Dora Rowell Maxey Lightfoot, 1872-1874, fractional
  • Sallie Lee Lightfoot, 1881-1908, fractional
  • Judge Henry William Lightfoot, 1879-1898, fractional
  • Mary Gatewood Long, 1867-1883, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Sam Bell Maxey Long, 1877-1948, 2.35 cubic ft.
  • William H. H. Long, 1864-1871, 0.23 cubic ft.
  • J. Sheb Williams, 1894-1920, 0.24 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.

The letterpress and other volumes are extremely fragile and may not be photocopied.


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:
Maxey, Rice.
Maxey, Marilda Denton.
Lightfoot, Dora Rowell Maxey.
Lightfoot, Sallie Lee.
Lightfoot, Henry William.
Long, Mary Gatewood.
Long, Sam Bell Maxey.
Long, William H. H.
Williams, J. Shelby.
Corporate Names:
United States. Congress. Senate.
Subjects:
Legislators--United States.
Lightfoot family.
Long family.
Williams family.
Maxey family.
Places:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Maxey family--1847-1948.

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 additional holdings indexed under Samuel Bell Maxey in the Manuscripts Card File in the Archives search room.
Samuel Bell Maxey Photograph Collection, 1870-1960 (bulk 1870-1920), approx. 1200 images.
Will H. Lightfoot Family Papers, 1832-1881, 3 inches.
Eugene Bray Collection, 10 inches.
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Samuel Bell Maxey Papers, 1862-1864, 2 inches.
Gilcrease Museum Library, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Gilcrease Museum Library is open for research by appointment.
S. B. Maxey Papers, 1861-1882 (bulk 1861-1865), 220 items.
Publications
Horton, Louise. Samuel Bell Maxey: A Biography. Austin : University of Texas Press, 1974.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1966/090, 1968/020

The papers were deposited in the Archives Division of the Texas State Library in 1966 by Mrs. Sam M. Stone of Paris, Texas, the niece of Samuel Bell Maxey Long's wife.

Processing Information

Louise Horton, 1969


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Sam Bell Maxey papers, 1847-1895,
4.95 cubic ft.

The Samuel Bell Maxey papers consist of correspondence and other papers, 1847-1895, of Samuel Bell Maxey (1825-1895), attorney, general in the Confederate Army, and, from 1875-1887, United States Senator from Texas. Samuel Bell Maxey's correspondence consists of some 22 linear inches or an estimated 2200 items. Maxey's financial, legal, and political papers total 20 linear inches, including 8 bound volumes.
Organization
These papers are organized into five series:
General correspondence, 1855-1895, 2.31 cubic ft.
Financial file, 1847-1875, 0.2 cubic ft.
Legal file, 1855-1880, 1.6 cubic ft.
Political file, 1875-1889, 0.74 cubic ft.
Memorabilia, [18--?]-[19--?], 0.1 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
General correspondence, 1855-1895,
2.31 cubic ft.
The general correspondence, 1855-1895, of Samuel Bell Maxey includes two letters of February and March, 1855, while Samuel Bell Maxey was a lawyer in Clinton County, Kentucky; one letter dated July 24, 1844, from Tom C. to William Henry Maxey, brother of Samuel Bell Maxey; about fourteen letters from Maxey, from October 1, 1858, to August 31, 1861, while Maxey was an attorney with a law office in Paris, Texas; one letter from Camp, near Corinth, May 5, 1862; one letter from Headquarters, District Indian Territory, Fort Towson, Choctaw Nation, June 2, 1864; a bound ledger of 431 copied letters from December 26, 1863, to September 20, 1864, Headquarters Indian Territory, while Maxey was serving as a general in the Confederate Army; some 200 letters from July, 1866, to January, 1875, while Maxey was a practicing attorney in Paris, Texas; an estimated 13 inches of correspondence from January, 1875, to December, 1887, while Maxey was a United States Senator from Texas.
The majority of the letters by Samuel Bell Maxey in this part of the collection are addressed to his wife, Marilda (Denton) Maxey, and to his grand-nephew and foster son, Sam Bell Long. These letters are the most complete source of information about his activities and attitudes, especially after 1875.
There are letters in Maxey's correspondence from Thomas F. Bayard and Eli Saulsbury of Delaware, both of whom were fellow senators. There is a letter from Postmaster General Thomas L. James and several from General William Tecumseh Sherman who was introduced to Maxey by his brother, Senator John Sherman. There are two letters from General Winfield Scott Hancock, whom Maxey had known since his days at West Point. There are two letters from Colonel Fitz John Porter, one of which thanks Maxey for his efforts on Porter's behalf during his exoneration from court martial and dismissal.
Kentuckians who wrote incoming letters were James Speed, federal attorney-general and lawyer, and Governor Preston H. Leslie whom Maxey had known since boyhood in Clinton County, Kentucky.
Another correspondent was C. P. Huntington, Chairman of the Board of the Southern Pacific Railway, who asked Maxey's aid in persuading the Indians in the Indian Territory to grant right-of-way through the Indian Territory to the railway company.
Among correspondents from Texas were Ashbel Smith, Guy M. Bryan, and John H. Reagan. Maxey's fellow Congressmen from Texas, James W. Throckmorton, John Ireland, Richard Coke and Roger Q. Mills wrote letters. There is also material relating to the death of Samuel Bell Maxey.
Arrangement
These papers are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General correspondence, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/687 March, 1855 - October, 1860
April, 1861-December, 1865
July, 1866 - February, 1869
March, 1869 - December, 1871
January, 1872 - September, 1872
January, 1873 - December, 1873
January, 1874 - December, 1874 and undated
January, 1875 - December,1875 and undated
February, 1876 - May, 1876
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2-23/688 May, 1876 - December, 1876 and undated
January, 1877 - December, 1877
March, 1878 - January, 1879 and undated
June, 1879 - December, 1880 and undated
January, 1881 - December, 1881
January, 1882 - December 1882
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2-23/689 January, 1883 - December 1883
March, 1884 - December, 1884
January, 1885 - December 1885
January, 1886 - December 1886
January, 1887 - December 1887
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2-23/690 January, 1888 - December, 1888
January, 1889 - December, 1889
January, 1890 - December, 1890
January, 1891 - December, 1891
July, 1892 - December, 1892
January, 1893 - December, 1893
January, 1894 - October, 1894
January, 1895 - August, 1895
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2-23/693 Material relating to death of Samuel Bell Maxey:
Correspondence, August, 1895 - October, 1895
Newspaper clippings and "in memoriam" booklet
volume
2-1/560 Letterbook "A", December, 1863 - September, 1864
Financial file, 1847-1875,
0.2 cubic ft.
Bills, receipts, expense books of Samuel Bell Maxey, dating 1847 to 1875.
Arrangement
These papers are arranged by type of material and then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Financial file, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/691 Account books, 1867, 1874
Bills and receipts, 1847, 1873
Personal expense account books, 1865, 1875
Legal file, 1855-1880,
1.6 cubic ft.
Legal account books, letterpress book, legal memorandum book of Samuel Bell Maxey, dating 1855-1880.
Arrangement
These papers are generally grouped by type of material.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legal file, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Use
The letterpress and other volumes are extremely fragile and may not be photocopied. Researchers should use the photocopy of the letterpress volume dated 1872-1873.
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2-23/691 Account books, 1867, 1869
Index, 1873 - 1874
Day Book, 1867 - 1881
Account Book, 1869 - 1871
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2-23/692 Letterbook, 1859 - 1867
Memorandum book, 1880
Memorandum book, 1870
Expense accounts and receipts, 1855, 1860, 1870, 1880
Cash Book, 1870
Account Book, 1858
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2-23/694 Letterpress book (and Xerox copy), 1872 - 1873
volume
2-1/561 Scrapbook
volume
2-1/562 Memorandum Book
Political file, 1875-1889,
0.74 cubic ft.
Handwritten and printed speeches, proofs, printed Senate bills, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings of Supreme Court Decisions belonging to Samuel Bell Maxey, dating 1875-1889.
Arrangement
These papers are arranged by type of material and then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Political file, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/694 Literary efforts
Newspaper Clippings
Printed Speeches
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2-23/695 Bills (Senate)
Printed Speeches
2 scrapbooks, 1870, 1883
Memorabilia, [18--?]-[19--?],
0.1 cubic ft.
Masonic Degrees, West Point Military Academy Diploma (photo copy), invitations, calling cards, subscription list and lithograph of Washington Monument. Materials date from the 1800s and possibly the 1900s and belonged to Samuel Bell Maxey, Rice Maxey, and possibly other members of the Maxey family.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Memorabilia, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/695 Memorabilia



 

Mrs. Sam Bell Maxey correspondence, 1854-1908, undated,
1.41 cubic ft.

Mrs. Maxey's correspondence, dating 1854 to 1908 and undated, contains many letters to and from Dora Maxey, Sam Bell Maxey Long, and Mary Long. Some of the early incoming letters are from relatives in Kentucky. There is also some material relating to the death of Mrs. Maxey. Mrs. Maxey's letters to her husband are contained in his correspondence. They give much information about Maxey's family life.
Arrangement
These papers are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Mrs. Sam Bell Maxey correspondence, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/696 May, 1854 - December, 1873 and undated
January, 1874 - December, 1879 and undated
January, 1880 - December, 1883
January, 1884 - December, 1885
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2-23/697 January, 1886 - October, 1886
January, 1887 - June, 1888
August, 1888 - December, 1888
January, 1889 - December, 1889
January, 1890 - August, 1892
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2-23/698 June, 1893 - December, 1896
May, 1897 - September, 1899
July, 1900 - May, 1908
Material relating to death of Mrs. Maxey, 1908.
Diaries (fragmentary), 1893, 1894.



 

Collateral Collections, 1850-1854, 1864-1948,
3.06 cubic ft.

The group contains correspondence, dating 1850-1854 and 1864-1948, of the Lightfoot family, namely Dora Rowell Maxey Lightfoot; her husband, Judge Henry William Lightfoot; and their daughter, Sallie Lee Lightfoot; and the Long family, namely, Mary Gatewood Long, niece of Samuel Bell Maxey; her husband, William H. H. Long; and their son, Sam Bell Maxey Long; and the father-in-law of Sam Bell Maxey Long, J. Sheb Williams.
Letters from Sam Bell Long to Samuel Bell Maxey are in Samuel Bell Maxey's correspondence, and those from Sam Bell Long and Dora Maxey Lightfoot to Mrs. Samuel Bell Maxey are in the correspondence of Mrs. Samuel Bell Maxey. The letters exchanged between Sam Bell Long and his wife, Lala Williams Long, are filed together. The correspondence of J. Sheb Williams, father of Lala Williams Long, is in a separate folder.
The papers of related families total about 6000 items.
Organization
These papers are organized into seven series:
Dora Maxey Lightfoot (1856-1884) correspondence, 1850-1854, 1872-1874, fractional
Sallie Lee Lightfoot (1882-1966) correspondence, 1881-1908, fractional
Judge Henry William Lightfoot (1846-1901) correspondence, 1879-1898, fractional
Mary Gatewood Long (1846-1883) correspondence, 1867-1883, 0.1 cubic ft.
Sam Bell Maxey Long (1869-1948) correspondence, 1877-1948, 2.35 cubic ft.
William H. H. Long (1849-1871) correspondence, 1864-1871, 0.23 cubic ft.
J. Sheb Williams (1850-1931) correspondence, 1894-1920, 0.24 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Collateral collections, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Dora Maxey Lightfoot (1856-1884) correspondence, 1850-1854, 1872-1874,
fractional
Included in the correspondence of Dora Maxey, dating 1872 to 1874, is the correspondence of her father, Thomas Rowell, 1850-1854, and his bills and receipts. The bulk of the letters from Dora Maxey was placed in the correspondence of Samuel Bell Maxey and Mrs. Maxey.
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Dora Maxey Lightfoot (1856-1884) correspondence, Collateral collections, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/ 700 Dora Lightfoot Correspondence, 1872-1874.
Sallie Lee Lightfoot (1882-1966) correspondence, 1881-1908,
fractional
Mainly incoming letters from Sallie Lee Lightfoot's father, Henry William Lightfoot, and from her girlhood friends. Some undated invitations. Materials date from 1881 to 1908.
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Sallie Lee Lightfoot (1882-1966) correspondence, Collateral collections, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/ 700 Sallie Lee Lightfoot Correspondence, 1881-1908.
Henry William Lightfoot (1846-1901) correspondence, 1879-1898,
fractional
Letters from Henry William Lightfoot's daughter, Sallie Lee Lightfoot, and some of his literary efforts, dating 1879-1898.
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Henry William Lightfoot (1846-1901) correspondence, Collateral collections, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/ 700 Henry William Lightfoot Correspondence, 1879-1898.
Mary Gatewood Long (1846-1883) correspondence, 1867-1883,
0.1 cubic ft.
Correspondence between Mary Long, Sam Bell Long and William H. H. Long, dating 1867-1883. There is a small memorandum book, 1869-1872.
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Mary Gatewood Long (1846-1883) correspondence, Collateral collections, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/ 700 Mary Gatewood Long Correspondence, 1867-1883.
Sam Bell Maxey Long (1869-1948) correspondence, 1877-1948,
2.35 cubic ft.
Correspondence between Sam Bell Maxey Long and his wife, Lala Williams Long. Some material relating to the death of Sam Bell Maxey Long. Materials date from 1877 to 1948.
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Sam Bell Maxey Long (1869-1948) correspondence, Collateral collections, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/ 699 Sam Bell Maxey Long correspondence:
1877-1887
1888-1889
1890
1890
1890
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2-23/701 1890
1890
1891
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2-23/702 1891
1891
1891
1891
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2-23/703 1892
1892-1893
1894-1895
1894-1895
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2-23/704 1896-1898
1899-1900
1901-1918
1918-1948
William H. H. Long (1849-1871) correspondence, 1864-1871,
0.23 cubic ft.
Correspondence with William H. H. Long's wife, Mary Long, and his father, Jacob Long. Some literary efforts. Materials date 1864 to 1871.
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), William H. H. Long (1849-1871) correspondence, Collateral collections, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/705 William H. H. Long Correspondence, 1864-1871
[2 folders]
J. Sheb Williams (1850-1931) correspondence, 1894-1920,
0.24 cubic ft.
Correspondence with Clarence Ousley, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. and with Williams' associates in the State Farmer's Union. There are some letters relating to the cotton bale controversy. Newspaper clippings, stock shares, reprints. Materials date 1894 to 1920.
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), J. Sheb Williams (1850-1931) correspondence, Collateral collections, Samuel Bell Maxey Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2-23/705 J. Sheb Williams Correspondence, 1894-1920