Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Howard Hampton:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1659-1957 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Hampton, Howard (John Howard), 1898-1967
Title: Howard Hampton Papers,
Dates: 1659-1957 and undated
Abstract: Papers of Howard Hampton from 1659-1957 and undated.
Collection # S 401.1
Quantity: 3 boxes and 1 oversized box (4.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Joseph Lyon Miller was a medical doctor from Thomas, West Virginia, who collected and wrote on his family's genealogy, particularly that of the Fielding and Davis families.

A rancher, John Howard Hampton was the nephew of Dr. Miller and was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 17, 1898. He began ranching near Clarksville, Texas, later working on the 6666 Ranch and directing ranch operations near Slaton, Texas and Tucumcari, New Mexico. From 1956-1958, he served as president of West Texas Museum Association. Hampton donated extensive Indian and western collections to area museums before his death in Tucumcari in 1967.


Scope and Contents

A large part of the collection deals with letters and correspondence relating to Hampton's ancestors, some of which extending back to 1675. It also contains land deeds, inventories, newspaper articles, photographs, and family letters collected by Hampton's uncle, Dr. Joseph L. Miller of Thomas, West Virginia.

Conservation Note: Many of the items are fragile and have been encapsulated. Some of these encapsulated items, though not all, have been deacidified using Wei T'o aerosol solution.

Due to the fragil nature of the materials, the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library has digitized this collection to protect the original materials while maintaining access. All files are .PDF files and require Abode Acrobat Reader 3.0 or later to view. To view the materials, please go to


 

Organization

The papers maintain the original arrangement and most are described on an item-level basis. The collection was organized into the following series:
I. Miscellaneous
A. Miscellaneous documents #1-10
B. Miscellaneous documents #11-20
C. Miscellaneous documents #21-30
D. Miscellaneous documents #31-40
E. Miscellaneous documents #41-50
F. Miscellaneous documents #51-60
G. Miscellaneous newspapers and clippings
H. Miscellaneous items
II. Miller, Joseph Lyon [Personal]
A. Assorted genealogical notes
B. Newspapers and newspaper clippings
C. Assorted notebooks
D. Assorted notebooks
E. Miscellaneous items
III. Miller, Joseph Lyon [Personal Correspondence]
IV. Hampton-Ireland family connections
A. Genealogical notes and materials
B. Newspapers and newspaper clippings
C. Miscellaneous items
D. Correspondence
E. Miscellaneous
V. Oversized Items

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Davis family--Genealogy
Fielding family--Genealogy
Hampton, Howard (John Howard), 1898-1967
Hampton, Howard (John Howard), 1898-1967--Correspondence
Hampton, Howard (John Howard), 1898-1967--Family
Hampton family--Genealogy
Miller, Joseph L.
Miller, Joseph L.--Correspondence
Subjects
Genealogy--Texas
Genealogy--United States

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Earl and Geraldine Hampton oral history interview [sound recording], 1968

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Howard Hampton Papers, 1659-1957 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1957-1958?

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, February 27, 2001


Additional Sources

Cauthen, Charles Edward. Family Letters of the Three Wade Hamptons, 1782-1901. Columbia, University of South Carolina Press, 1953.

Meynard, Virginia G. The Venturers: the Hampton, Harrison, and Earle families of Virginia, South Carolina, and Texas. Easley, S. C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981.


Collection Inventory

 

Miscellaneous

box folder
1 1 Miscellaneous documents #1-10
1. Ambrose Fielding inventory, [2 pieces] 1675
2. Ambrose Fielding will, [1 piece] 1675
3. Land deed, [ 1 piece] 1680
4. Legal instrument, [1 piece] 1684
5. Legal instrument, [1 piece] 1691
6. Fragmentary legal instrument, 1692
7. Legal instrument, [2 pieces] 1692
8. Surveyor's certificate, Virginia, [1 piece] 1695
9. Legal instrument, [3 pieces] 1696
10. Thomas Davis will, [1 piece] 1697
box folder
1 2 Miscellaneous documents #11-20
11. Ministerial instruments, [1 piece] 1698
12. Land Office warrants, Viginia, [2 pieces] 1702
13. *Transferred to oversize box
14. *Transferred to oversize box
15. *Transferred to oversize box
16. *Transferred to oversize box
17. *Transferred to oversize box
18. *Transferred to oversize box
19. *Transferred to oversize box
20. *Transferred to oversize box
box folder
1 3 Miscellaneous documents #21-30
21. *Transferred to oversize box
22. *Transferred to oversize box
23. Envelope addressed to Theodorick Bland (?) from Richard Callis, [1 piece] 1777
24. Thomas A. Davis pocket notebook, 1780
25. *Transferred to oversize box
26. Envelope, Richmond postmark, [1 piece] 1795
27. Fragmentary letter, [1 piece] April 2, 1799
28. Fragmentary letter, [1 piece] January 24, 1799
29. *Transferred to oversize box
30. Fragmentary legal instrument, [1 piece] 1800
box folder
1 4 Miscellaneous documents #31-40
31. List of expenses, Thomas Massis (?) vs. the Estate of Thomas Adams, [1 piece] 1801
32. Letter to LeRoy Daingerfield from Thomas Massie, [1 piece] 1801
33. Letter from Richard C. Adams, [1 piece] 1806
34. Muster roll 106 Regt. C. C., [1 piece] 1812
35. Letter to Mr. Carter from Hugh Phelps, [1 piece] 1818
36. *Transferred to oversize box
37. *Transferred to oversize box
38. Land decree data from court record, [1 piece] 1834
39. Promissory note, Grimes and Dudley, [1 piece] 1840
40. Survey notes, 1845
box folder
1 5 Miscellaneous documents #41-50
41. Broadside, to the voters of Lewis county, [1 piece] July 12, 1848
42. Broadside, to the voters of Lewis county, [1 piece] July 1, 1848
43. *Transferred to oversize box
44. Promissory note, Smith and Dupery, [1 piece] 1853
45. Copy of a letter from John Carter, [2 pieces] 1858
46. Letter to James M. Forbes from A. T. Edwards, [1 piece] 1861
47. Letter to James (Forbes ?) from A. T. Edwards, [1 piece] 1861
48. Merchants letter circular and Cincinnati price current, [1 piece] 1862
49. George Flinn discharge, Kentucky cavalry, 1865
50. Fragmentary letter, [1 piece] August 31
box folder
1 6 Miscellaneous documents #51-60
51. *Transferred to oversize box
52. Letter from Richmond, [1 piece] November 25
53. *Transferred to oversize box
54. Envelope addressed to General Broadnasc (?), Greensville county, [1 piece] undated
55. Copy of election law, [1 piece] undated
56. Fragmentary petition to The Honorable Speaker and House of Burgesses from the Freeholders of West Moreland County, Viginia, [1 piece] undated
57. *Transferred to oversize box
58. *Transferred to oversize box
59. Photocopy of a proclaimation by Robert Dinaviddie (?) of Viginia, [1 piece] undated
60. *Transferred to oversize box
box folder
1 7 Miscellaneous newspapers and clippings, [15 items] 1905-1950
8 Miscellaneous items
1. Three British stamps
2. Unidentified index book, London, 1828
3. Pamphlet regarding Virginia election, 1863
4. Pamphlet regarding Virginia theater fire, 1848
5. Unidentified pocket wallet [2 items]
6. Photograph of William Hobson coat of arms
7. Letterhead
box folder
1 9 8. Bees wax seal
9. Three fragmentary early medical pamphlets
10. Package of original vellum for old book repair
box folder
1 10 11. Article on Josiah Wedgewood
12. Unidentified stationery [1 piece]
13. Railway pass, 1892
14. Various illustrations of book binding
15. Gold leaf paper [4 pieces]
16. Map, Geographical Description of the World, London, John Streater, 1659
17. Three books (sent to the main library):
A. Sally Nelson Robins, Scuffles. New York, . 1912
B. John T. Goodrich, Fredericksburg and the Cavalier Country. Richmond, 1935.
C. Colonial Williamsburg, . 1951
18. Pocket notebook, The Carter Family Pedigree, undated [probably 1858]
box folder
1 11 19. Stamps and envelopes [17 pieces]
20. "Cotton's Virginia and North Carolina Almanac," 1828
21. Leaflet, "Shirley Plantation"
22. Brochure, "A tour of Historic Richmond" [31 page]
23. One envelope, British medical book plates [28 pieces]



 

Miller, Joseph Lyon [Personal]

box folder
1 12 Assorted genealogical notes [approximately 100 pieces]
13 Newspapers and newspaper clippings [11 items]
14 Assorted notebooks [5 items]
15 Assorted notebooks [3 items]
16 Miscellaneous items
1. Broadside, "Why Dr. Miller Day?"
2. "Report of Medical Portraits", typescript, 1930
3. Booklet, "Constitution of Fairfax Club"
4. Miller book plate
5. Package, "Mayo Lectures and Miller and Other Medical Photos" [24 prints]
6. "The Influential Role of Our Doctor", typescript [20 pages]
7. Real estate tax receipt for Joseph L. Miller, 1899
box folder
1 17 8. Package, land deeds of J. H. Miller
9. Booklet, "By-Laws of Thomas Lodge No. 123, AF and AM"
10. Membership cards [3 items]
11. Book plates, Richmond Academy of Medicine
12. Deed, W. D. Ireland to Pamelia D. Miller, [2 pages] 1912
13. Receipts, [3 pages] 1907, 1912 and 1913
14. Photographs [31 prints]
15. Empty envelopes [2 items]
16. Letters of correspondence [3 pages]
17. Warranty deed for John W. Hampton [5 pages] 1907
18. Map labeled "Orient Park, Brookhaven, L. I.," [1 item] undated



 

Miller, Joseph L., Personal correspondence

box folder
1 18 1. Correspondence, 1890-1899
19 2. Correspondence, 1900-1909
20 3. Correspondence, 1910-1919
box folder
2 1-2 4. Correspondence, [including a F. D. R. letter from 1928, and 1 print] 1920-1929
3 5. Correspondence, 1930-1939
4 6. Correspondence, 1940-1949
5 7. Correspondence, 1950-1957
5 8. Correspondence, undated
6 9. Correspondence, letters between Miller's parents, 1870-1880



 

Hampton-Ireland family connections

Genealogical notes and materials
box folder
2 7 1. The Hamptons of Virginia, Descendants of William Hampton, manuscript [8 pages]
8-9 2. A History of the Hampton Faimly of the Southern States, , typescript [214 pages] 1586-1916"
10 Newspaper article Wade Hampton Rides Again, 1891
11 3. The Hampton Family of Virginia, typescript, 2 copies [12 pages]
4. Notes from the John and Lutie Ireland Hampton Family Bible
5. The Hamptons of Virginia, South Carolina, and Kentucky, typescript [11 pages]
6. The Hampton Family of Virginia", miscellaneous notes, mauscript [4 pages]
7. Copy of family record, manuscript [4 pages]
8. Notes from county records [2 pages]
9. Notebook containing paper clippings of the Hampton Family [100 pages]
box folder
2 12 10. Miscellaneous notes [approximately 70 pages]
13 Newspapers and newspaper clippings [19 items]
14 Miscellaneous items
1. Notes and notebook, apparently related to Hampton family
3. Coin "Tercentenery of the Landing of the Pilgrims 1620-1920""
4. Typed document relating to presentation of W. O. Ireland's picture to Boyd Country Bar, [two copies] 1939
5. "Dr. Henry Hampton's book," fragmentary copy of prescription book of about 1800
6. Funeral notice, Alice N. Hampton, 1885
7. Photographs of Hampton Family Bible [12 prints]
8. Broadside, "To the Voters of Lewis County," 1851(?)
9. *Transferred to oversize box
box folder
2 15 2. Bible, with fading pencil notes in pages at end
16 Correspondence of Joseph Miller regarding Hampton family
box folder
3 1 Correspondence of Joseph Miller regarding Hampton family
2 Correspondence of Joseph Miller regarding Hampton family
Hampton-Ireland papers
box folder
3 3 1. Hampton-Ireland papers, [75 items] 1775-1848
4 2. Hampton-Ireland papers, [71 items] 1850-1859
5 3. Hampton-Ireland papers, [70 items] 1860-1862
6 4. Hampton-Ireland papers, [45 items] 1863-1868
7 5. Hampton-Ireland papers, [13 items] 1871-1925
8 6. Hampton-Ireland papers, [25 items] undated
Miscellaneous
box folder
3 9 Masonic memorabilia, [2 items; 3 items were transferred to the oversize box] undated
10 Newspaper Clippings, 1874-1939 and undated
11 Deed, Henry Hampton and wife to William Hampton, Sept. 6, 1858
12 Hampton, John W., Correspondence, 1900-1920 and undated
13 Hampton, Howard., Correspondence, [2 prints] 1858-1954
14 Family History of James Brown Family and James Hampton, [4 prints] 1951 and undated
15 Miscellaneous pictures (mostly pages from books and magazines), [4 prints] undated
16 Negatives, [13 negs] undated
17 Photographs, [87 negs] undated
18 Photographs, [92 negs] undated



 

Oversized Items

1. Masonic memorabilia (original location box 3 folder 9)
Stained, white silk bib (or apron?) labeled "John Henderson" in fading ink
White vellum (?) hanging tapestry stating "Presented by Thomas Lodge No. 123 A. F. and A. M., Thomas W. Va., to Bro. Joseph L. Miller, entered Jan. 6, 1909, passed Feb. 3, 1909, raised Feb. 20, 1909, C. M. Roehrig, Sec. Samuel W. Gross, W.: M:"
White vellum (?) with blue silk hanging tapestry stating "Presented by Thomas Lodge No. 123 A. F. and A. M., Thomas W. Va., to Joseph L. Miller, Postmaster, " 1913, 1914, March 2nd, 1921
2. Miscellaneous documents #11-20 (original location was box 1 folder 2)
13. Deed, Robert Carter to Thomas Carter, Jr., [1 item]. Item encapsulated, but not deacidified. 1712
14. Land deed, [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. 1715
15. Land deed, [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. 1753
16. Court records, [2 pages]. Item encapsulated but not deacidified. 1756
17. Fragmentary court records, [2 pages]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. 1764
18. Leter to Thomas Adams from Richard (?) Adams, [1 page]. Item encapsulated but not deacidified. 1768
19. Letter to Mr. Carter from Jollory (?) Picket (?), [1 page]. Item encapsulated. 1769
20. Letter to Thomas Adams from Robert Burnell, [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. July 22, 1771
3. Miscellaneous documents #21-30 (original location was box 1 folder 3)
21. Letter to Thomas Adams from Robert Burnell, [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. September 8, 1771
22. Fragmentary letter from Richmond, [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. August 19, 1773
25. Letter to Der Neusville and Son from James Maury, [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. 1780
29. Land deed signed by James Monroe, [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. 1800
Miscellaneous documents #31-40 (original location was box 1 folder 4)
36. Letter to court clerk, Lewis county, Kentucky, from Joseph Ball (?), [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. 1825
37. Essay, "Serious Morning Reflections", [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. 1825
5. Miscellaneous documents #41-50 (original location was box 1 folder 5)
43. Broadside, to the voters of Lewis county, [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. July 31, 1848
6. Miscellaneous documents #51-60 (original location was box 1 folder 6)
51. Fragmentary letter from W. Goosley, [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. undated
53. Plea to the court of Mason county from administrator of Carter estate, [2 pages]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. undated
57. Fragmentary letter, undated [1 page]
58. Fragmentary letter to W. Ireland from Ian (?) Drake, [1 page]. Item encapsulated and deacidified using the Wei T'o aerosol solution. undated
60. Signatures, [10 pages]. Items encapsulated. undated
A. Thomas Jefferson
B. James Monroe
C. Patrick Henry
D. William Clayborne, Secretary of the Governor's Council, 1624
E. Benjamin Harrison
F. Edmund Randolph
G. R. Collins
H. William Fitzhugh
I. James Madison
J. unidentified
7. Miscellaneous Items (original location was box 2 folder 15)
9. Sheet of manuscript music, "Tell Me," ballad by S. R. Ireland and Pamelia D. Hampton. Item encapsulated but not deacidified.