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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

General correspondence

Research materials:

Printed material:

Reference notes for musical/dramatic productions:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Samuel Erson Asbury Papers, 1920-1955



Descriptive Summary

Creator Asbury, Samuel E. (Samuel Erson), 1872-1962.
Title Samuel Erson Asbury Papers
Dates: 1920-1955
Abstract Historical research materials collected by Samuel Erson Asbury documenting the Texas Revolution and other aspects of Texas history as well as the lives of early Texans.
Extent 3 ft.
Languages Materials are written in English and Spanish.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Samuel Erson Asbury, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, was assistant state chemist at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Texas A & M University and an amateur historian and collector of Texana.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photographs, printed material, and transcripts of historical documents and newspaper articles arranged chronologically under subject.

Papers consist of historical research materials collected by Asbury to document the Texas Revolution and other facets of Texas's past as well as the lives of early Texans. Included is genealogical material on Asbury's family and reference notes for a proposed musical drama about Texas.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Asbury, Samuel E. (Samuel Erson), 1872-1962--Archives.
Carson, Samuel Price, 1798-1840.
Harrison, Jonas, 1777-1836.
Ingram, Seth, 1790-1857.
Parmer, Martin, 1778-1850.
Potter, Robert, 1799?-1842.
Thomas, Ann Raney b. 1810.
Williams, John A. d. 1840.
Subjects
Regulator-Moderator War (Tex.), 1839-1844.
Roses--Texas.
San Jacinto, Battle of, 1836
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846--Sources.
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836--Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Erson Asbury Papers, 1920-1955, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
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2A137 General correspondence
General correspondence, 1920-1955

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2A137 Research materials:
Jonas Harrison, legal documents and correspondence, 1807-1861
Jonas Harrison, history and genealogy
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2A138 Jonas Harrison, correspondence pertaining to, 1922-1950
The Alamo, 1835, 1836, 1919, 1932-1936
Sam Houston, 1826-1829, 1836, 1837, 1856, 1922, 1930-1935
Senora Francisca de Alavez, 1928, 1932-1936
Harbert Davenport on James W. Fannin, 1833, 1835-1837, 1932, 1933, 1943
James W. Fannin and Goliad, 1830, 1831, 1835, 1836, 1856, 1933-1936, and undated
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2A139 Robert Potter, 1827-1857, 1930-1934, 1939, 1944
The Twin Sisters, 1857, 1860, 1932, 1933
Cincinnati newspaper, 1835-1837, 1932-1934
Regulator-Moderator War, 1837-1847, 1850, 1897, 1899, 1925-1934
White spirituals, 1931-1933
Folk play songs, 1932
William Barret Travis, 1894, 1895, 1924-1934
The Asbury family, 1747-1874, 1927, 1932-1934
The Woodward family, 1934
Amos Pollard, 1902, 1931-1933
Samuel P. Carson, 1826-1837, 1922, 1931-1933
Rufus C. Burleson, 1859-1869, 1901
Alabama, 1932-1934
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2A140 North Carolina, 1931-1934, 1944
Tennessee, 1835, 1932-1934
Maryland (Captain Edward Stiff), 1932, 1933
Mississippi, 1813-1848, 1932-1934, 1936
New Mexico (Santa Fe Expedition), 1841-1843
Henry Arthur McArdle, 1932, 1933
American Historical Association, 1932-1934
James Butler Bonham, 1931-1934
Jaybird Association, 1932
List of stories by Samuel E. Asbury, 1933
Congress of Republic of Texas, 1836-1845, 1932, 1933
List of rare book dealers, 1932
Samuel E. Asbury articles, undated
David Crockett, 1836, 1931
Seminole War, 1932
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2A141 General Sidney Sherman, 1932
James M. Morgan and George W. Morgan, 1920, 1927
Martin Parmer, 1902, 1923, 1931-1933
Library of Congress, 1835, 1836, 1931-1934
County history, 1932-1945
Fredonian War, undated
Virginia, 1932-1934
John A. and William H. Wharton, 1837, 1932, 1933
San Jacinto veterans, 1836, 1887, 1898, 1933-1936, 1942
James Bowie, 1827
Ira and Seth Ingram, 1822-1837, 1846, 1852-1854, 1923, 1933, 1934
Governor James Stephen Hogg, 1933-1935
Siege of Bexar, 1935, 1936
Battles around San Antonio, 1841, 1921-1934
Roger Q. Mills, 1933
Alexander Horton, 1800-1880
Convention of 1836, 1880, 1905, 1930, 1934
Letters of historians, 1933-1935
Georgia, 1830-1836, 1856, 1931-1934
Texas colonial customs, 1933
Missouri, 1933
Texas newspapers, 1933-1944
Civil War, 1862-1865, 1933
Anson Jones, 1840-1844, 1878-1888, 1933
Louisiana, 1933, 1934, 1943
Arkansas, 1933
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2A142 Kentucky, 1931, 1934
Yale University, 1933
Illinois, 1931, 1933
List of newspaper files, 1933
South Carolina, 1933, 1934
Pennsylvania, 1933
Indiana, 1933
Texas pioneers, 1933-1935
Texas Army, 1836
The Murrell Gang, 1933
Constitutional Convention, 1845
Wisconsin, 1933
Michigan, 1933
American Antiquarian Society, 1944
University of California, 1934
Massachusetts, 1934
Stephen F. Austin, 1821, 1933-1935, 1944
Texas Centennial, 1934
Phonograph records of the Bible, 1934
Second hand magazines, 1934
Lost Texas documents, 1934
Slavery, 1934
Texas land speculation, 1840
Texas roses, 1934
Battle of San Jacinto, 1942
Mississippi Valley Historical Association, 1934
John A. Williams, 1819-1840, 1941-1943
Mexican War, 1934
United States Congress, 1934
Ann Raney Thomas papers, 1880, 1882, 1892, 1943, 1944
McNeel family, 1934
First census Austin's Colony, 1826
1850 population, 1850, 1947
Early Texas artists, 1946
Notes taken in Austin
Miscellaneous

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2A142 Printed material:
"Music as a Means of Historical Research" by Samuel E. Asbury, 1951

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2Q404 2Q404.
Reference notes for musical/dramatic productions:
"Jonas Harrison, the Merchant; References from Publications of Buffalo Historical Society," Notes for the Alamo Narrative," "Notes for the Gonzales Act," 1932; "undated; undated

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