Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Andrew Kent Family:

An Inventory of Its Papers, 1830-2008 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Kent Family
Title: Kent Family Papers,
Dates: 1830-2008 and undated
Abstract: The Kent Family Papers consists of correspondence, artifacts, photographs, printed material, and three bibles relating to Mark Day, his family, and the Andrew and Elizabeth Zumwalt Kent family and their descendants
Collection # S 1799.1
Quantity: 1 boxes (1 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

These papers relate to Andrew and Elizabeth Zumwalt Kent, their family, and their descendants such as Bosman Clifton Kent. The Kent family lived in Texas since the 1830s, when they purchased land as a part of the Spanish/Mexican Empresario programs. Kent County, Texas, is named for Andrew Kent, who served as a defender at the Alamo in 1836. Mark Day, a retired prosecuting attorney in Brady, Texas, and a number of his relatives compiled this information.


Scope and Content

The Kent Family papers consists of correspondence, artifacts, photographs, printed material, and three bibles relating to Mark Day, his family, and the Andrew and Elizabeth Zumwalt Kent family and their descendants.


 

Organization

The Kent Family Papers are organized by the following series: Correspondence, Financial Materials, Journals and Periodicals, Legal Materials, Memorabilia, Newspapers, Photographs, Printed Materials, and Kent Family Genealogical Materials.

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)
Day, William Mark
Kent, Andrew
Kent, Clifton Bosman
Kent, Elizabeth Zumwalt
Kent family
Subjects (Places)
Kent County (Tex.)
Subjects
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)--Siege, 1836
Land grants--Texas
Texas--History
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836

Related Material

Mark Day oral history interview [sound recording], 2011


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kent Family Papers, 1830-2008 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2013-0158-B; 2014-0145-B

Gift, 2013 and 2014

Processed by

Katie White and Robert Weaver, 2013-2014


Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Caffall Family, 1937, 1944, undated
2 Caffall Postcards, 1907-1920
3 Coats Family, 1986-1988
4 Florence Rose, 1912-1931
5 Greeting Cards, undated
6 Judy and Jim Pilley, February 15, 2012
7 Letters from Bosman, 1886, undated
8 Letter to Suson Caffall, April 1, 1944
9 Letters to T.J. Caffall, 1889-1936
10 Miss Bertha Caffall, 1909-1949
11 Miss Bertha Caffall, 1890-2008



 

Financial Materials

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1 12 Caffall Bank Documents, 1910-1939
13 Cotton Pactor and Commission Merchant, January 10, 1899
14 Democratic Central Committee, undated
15 Dexter-Greenfield Drainage District, 1906-1952
16 H.C. Buck, May 25, 1949
17 Receipts, 1920, December 8, 1929
18 Tax Receipts, 1891-1948



 

Journals and Periodicals

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1 19 Journal of Berth Caffall, undated



 

Legal Materials

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1 20 Caffall Legal Documents/Letters, 1917-1967
21 Caffall Family, 1910-1924, 1934-1939
22 Cemetery Plot Information, undated
23 Deeds/Power of Attorney, 1921-1949
24 Kent Estate/ Kent Correspondence, 1850-1891
25 Miscellaneous Deeds, Land Plats, undated
26 Orelia Clemmons, 1953-1954
27 T.J. and Suson Caffall, October 5, 1948



 

Memorabilia

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1 28 Fabric, undated
29 Funeral Program W.J. Caffall, 1958



 

Newspapers

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1 30 Allen’s Lone Star Ballads, undated
31 B.J. Field’s Jr., undated
32 Caffall Family, December 7, 1967, undated
33 Dexter News, April 4, 1940
34 Pitiful Plight of those Impoverished Peers, September 10, 1944



 

Photographs

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1 35 Bertha Caffall, 1932, undated
36 Jeff and Bertha Caffall, undated
37 Kent Family, undated
38 Orelia Clemmons, 1975, 1978, undated



 

Printed Materials

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1 39 Dexter Fair, 1921
40 Harold Bell Wright, undated
41 Miscellaneous, undated
42 Religious Material, undated



 

Kent Family Genealogy - Legal Material

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1 43 Land patents, deeds, and related documents (English and Spanish), 1830-1846



 

Newsletters

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1 44 Andrew Kent Family Newsletter, vol. 1, nos. 1-4, 1991
45 Andrew Kent Family Newsletter, vol. 2, nos. 1-4, 1992
46 Andrew Kent Family Newsletter, vol. 3, nos. 1-4, 1993
47 Andrew Kent Family Newsletter, vol. 4, nos. 1-4, 1994
48 Andrew Kent Family Newsletter, vol. 5, nos. 1-4, 1995
49 Andrew Kent Family Newsletter, vol. 6, nos. 1-3, 1996



 

Printed Material

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1 50 “Bosman Clifton Kent,” by Mark Day, 2006



 

Scrapbook

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1 51 Correspondence and related documents, 1864-1975
52 Photographs, 1910-1986 and undated