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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

John Henninger Reagan papers:

Benjamin Hervey Good Papers:

Richard H. Hopper papers:

Black Range Mining District, New Mexico, Records:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John H. Reagan Papers, 1847-1949



Descriptive Summary

Creator Reagan, John H. (John Henninger), 1818-1905
Title Reagan (John H.) Papers
Dates: 1847-1949
Abstract Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, literary productions, transcriptions of United States congressional records, and newspaper clippings comprise the John H. Reagan Papers, 1847-1949, documenting Reagan’s political and business career.
Accession No. 1932; 1942; 1945; 1950; 70-100; 88-344; 2006-030; 2007-078; 2009-262
OCLC no: 26759038
Extent 2 ft., 3 in.
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Sevier County, Tennessee, John Henniger Reagan (1818-1905) came to Texas in 1839. He was an attorney, a judge, a militia officer, and a Democratic politician who served in the U. S. House of Representatives both before and after the Civil War (1858-1861, 1875-1887), and as a U. S. Senator from Texas (1887-1891). In 1861, Reagan was appointed by President Jefferson Davis to be the Confederate Postmaster-General. He also served as the Confederate Secretary of the Treasury until his capture in 1865. In later life, Reagan served as the first Railroad Commissioner of Texas (1891-1903) and founded the Texas State Historical Association in 1897.

Source: “Reagan, John Henninger.” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 27, 2012. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000098.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, literary productions, transcriptions of United States congressional records, and newspaper clippings comprise the John H. Reagan Papers, 1847-1949, documenting Reagan’s political and business career. Biographical materials include research notes of Benjamin Hervey Good for a thesis, and a paper by Ruth White. Records also pertain to Richard H. Hopper, the Black Range Mining District, the Bullion Gold and Silver Company, the Lockhart, Hopper Brothers and Company, and the Sierra Land and Cattle Company.

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Restrictions

Access Restricitons

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Reagan, John H. (John Henninger), 1818-1905 -- Archives.
Good, Benjamin Hervey.
Hopper, Richard H.
White, Ruth.
Subjects (Organizations)
Railroad Commission of Texas -- History.
Bullion Gold and Silver Company (N.M.)
Lockhart, Hopper Brothers and Company (N.M.)
Sierra Land and Cattle Company (N.M.)
Confederate States of America. Post-Office Dept.
Subjects
Cattle trade -- New Mexico -- History -- Sources.
Land companies -- New Mexico -- History -- Sources.
Mines and mineral resources -- New Mexico -- History -- Sources.
Places
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950 -- Sources.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 1846-1865.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
New Mexico. Black Range Mining District
New Mexico -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America -- Politics and government.

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Related Material

John H. Reagan Correspondence and Papers. Archives Division, Texas State Library, Box 12927, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711 USA.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John H. Reagan Papers, 1847-1949, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Other Finding Aids

Described in: Kielman, Chester, comp. and ed. University of Texas Archives. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967, p. 295.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

John Henninger Reagan papers:

box
2K329 Correspondence, 1858-1905
Letter press, 1870, 1871
Newspaper clippings, 1886-1906, and undated
Speeches, 1886-1891
Literary productions:
Manuscript concerning taxation, undated
John H. Reagan, First Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, by Ruth White, 1949
Transcriptions:
Party platforms, 1852-1896
Peter's Colony, 1852-1854
Postal Service, C. S. A., 1861-1864
Correspondence:
box
2K330 1847-1890
box
2K331 1891-1904, and undated
Appointment to the position of Postmaster General of the Confederate States of America, [photostat], March 20, 1862
Memoirs and histories, excerpts
Newspaper clippings:
1847-1886
box
2K332 1887-1931
Speeches, 1872-1903
U.S. Congress, proceedings:
1858-1859
box
2K333 1858-1891, and undated
Incomplete and undated with list of references

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Benjamin Hervey Good Papers:

box
2K333 John Henninger Reagan, notes, 1932
1848-1890
box
2K334 1891-1897
Miscellaneous, 1933-1935, and undated

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Richard H. Hopper papers:

box
2K329 Legal and financial Papers:
1883-1885
box
2.325/V58 [oversized] 1886-1891
box
2K329 Lockhart, Hopper Bros. and Co., New Mexico, 1884-1886
Sierra Land and Cattle Co., New Mexico:
Legal and financial papers:
1886-1891, 1898, undated
box
2.325/V58 [oversized] 1886-1887, and undated

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Black Range Mining District, New Mexico, Records:

box
2K329 Legal and financial papers:
1881-1899, undated
box
2.325/V58 [oversized] 1884-1891

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