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Bowie and Holland Families Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bowie Family.
Title: Bowie and Holland Families Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1886-1990
Abstract: G.A. Holland (1859-1946) moved in 1882 from his native Kentucky to Poolville, Texas, where he taught school for six years. In 1894, Holland relocated to nearby Weatherford where he was long active in business, political, and civic endeavors including being president of Citizens National Bank and mayor. G.M. Bowie (1846-1918), a native of Scotland, came to Texas in 1868 and briefly taught school in Black Springs (now Oran) on the Parker-Jack county line. Moving to Weatherford, he became a partner in the lumber firm of Wm. Cameron & Company. Bowie moved to White Castle, Louisiana, circa 1891 to operate the company cypress lumber and shingle mill. He returned to Weatherford in 1897 where he remained active in business and civic affairs for the remainder of his life. The Bowie and Holland Families Papers are comprised of photocopied correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical information, legal documents, printed materials; and 69 digital scans documenting the achievements of G.A. Holland and G.M. Bowie and their families.
Identification: Unprocessed manuscript 2012-38
Extent: 9 box (0.4 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

G.A. Holland (1859-1946) moved in 1882 from his native Kentucky to Poolville, Texas, where he taught school for six years. In 1894, Holland relocated to nearby Weatherford where he was long active in business, political, and civic endeavors including being president of Citizens National Bank and mayor. He constructed Holland's Lake, a popular local fishing and swimming hole, and moved historic log cabins to the site to house his collection of museum artifacts. Holland also authored a history of Parker County. G.M. Bowie (1846-1918), a native of Scotland, came to Texas in 1868 and briefly taught school in Black Springs (now Oran) on the Parker-Jack county line. Moving to Weatherford, he became a partner in the lumber firm of Wm. Cameron & Company. Bowie moved to White Castle, Louisiana, circa 1891 to operate the company cypress lumber and shingle mill. He returned to Weatherford in 1897 where he remained active in business and civic affairs for the remainder of his life.


Scope and Contents

The Bowie and Holland Families Papers are comprised of photocopied correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical information, legal documents, printed materials; and 69 digital scans documenting the achievements of G.A. Holland and G.M. Bowie and their families. Highlights of the collection include scans of formal family portraits and snapshots, including photographs of a 1912 road trip made by Sam White, Barney Holland, and Lem Scarbrough from Weatherford to San Francisco and back in a Stoddard-Dayton 48 Saybrook automobile. An inventory of Holland's Log Cabin Museum items given to the Fort Worth Children's Museum (now the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History), a 1930 catalog of the Parker County Fair, and constitution and by-laws of the Pioneer Association of Parker County are also among the materials.


Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Bowie family--Archives.
Bowie, G. M.--(George Morland),--1846-1918--Archives.
Holland family--Archives.
Holland, G. A.,--b. 1859--Archives.
Places
Parker County (Tex.)--History.
Weatherford (Tex.)--History.
White Castle (La.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Barney B. Holland, Jr., 2011.

Citation

Bowie and Holland Families Papers, 1886-1990, Unprocessed Manuscript 2012-38, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 2011.

Accessioned as number 2012-38.