University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lizzie Scott Neblett Papers, 1848-1935



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Neblett, Lizzie Scott (1833-1917)
Title: Lizzie Scott Neblett Papers
Dates: 1848-1935
Extent: 8 ft., 10 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in 1833 in Mississippi, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Scott moved with her family to Houston when she was 6 years of age. She married farmer and attorney William H. Neblett in 1852, and the couple settled in Anderson, Texas before later moving to Corsicana. Lizzie Scott Neblett kept a diary of her experiences from 1852 to 1863. This diary and related documents provide a chronicle of life for a woman in rural Texas. She died in Anderson, Texas in 1917.


Scope and Contents

Collection includes diary, correspondence, literary works, genealogical material, scrapbooks, clippings, legal and financial records, advertising circulars, postcards, and photographs.


Related Material

Erika L. Murr, ed., A Rebel Wife in Texas: The Diary and Letters of Elizabeth Scott Neblett, 1852-1864. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lizzie Scott Neblett Papers, 1848-1935, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Alternate Form Available

All or a portion of this collection is available on CAH microfilm 18,335 Series G, Part 1, Reel 34-35. Photocopies should be made from microfilm, not from originals. See microfilm inventory on Reference shelves under the title, “Ante-Bellum Plantations.”

Microfilm of Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations, Series G, from University Publications of America, 44 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701. (OCLC: 16125404)


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F81 Personal
Correspondence:
July 1849-1874
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2F82 1875-July 1905
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2F83 August 1905-1907
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2F84 1908-1911
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2F85 1912
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2F86 1913-June 1914
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2F87 July 1914-1916
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2F88 1917-1927, 1935
Fragments and undated
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2F89 Greeting, calling and postal cards, invitations
Envelopes
Literary productions:
Book of thoughts and sayings by Lizzie Scott, 1848-1850
Diary, by Lizzie Scott Neblett, 1852-1863
Travel diary, unknown author, 1855
“A Memoir of . . . William H. Neblett,” by Lizzie Scott Neblett, ca. 1871
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2F90 Speeches, varied authors, undated
Notes: General and Historical
Poetry
Astrological and phrenological analysis for Lizzie Scott Neblett and Grace Neblett, 1886, 1892, 1893
Family:
Family Bible, photocopies of family record pages
Genealogical notes
William H. Neblett notebook, 1859
Grace Neblett, 1880-1904
Funeral notices, Lula Henderson, 1861, and Annie Throop, 1886
Anne E. Scott, memorial card, 1905
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2F91 Palmer Throop, 1907-1918, undated
S. N. Dobie, memorandum book, undated
Charlotte Ewell Mullem, 1921
Roger Q. Mills, memorial book with an introductory by R. S. Neblett, 1912
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4L867 Neblett family Bible (RESTRICTED from use; family history information is available in 2F90)
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2F91 Anderson Red Ribbon Temperance Society, 1880-1882
Programs, 1898-1926, undated
Recipes
Miscellaneous
Scrapbooks
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2F92-2F93 Scrapbooks and scrapbook materials
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2F94-2F96 Clippings
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2F97 Legal and financial records:
Correspondence and advertising circulars: 1866-1868, 1887-1911
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2F98 Correspondence and advertising circulars: 1912-1928
Legal documents, 1853-1905
Financial records:
General, 1859-1929
Mining investments, 1907-1912, undated
Account books, 1849-1918
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2.325/T56c Deed, Grimes County, Texas, between George Weston and John R. Kennard, February 18, 1855
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2F99 Printed material:
Advertising circulars
Music books and sheet music
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2F100 Music books
School books and lessons
The Cactus Militaire, 1918
Religious booklets, pamphlets, etc.
Co-Masonry, 1913, 1926
United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1914, 1921-1925
Playing cards, religious
Miscellaneous booklets, pamphlets, and bulletins
Photocopies of annotated printed material
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2.325/T56c Oversized materials:
Newspaper and magazine clippings
Lottery document, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 13, 1889
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3S119b Photographic material:
Postcards
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3T3 Daguerreotype of Lizzie Scott Neblett, ca. 1848
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3T216 Photographs, engravings, and halftone reproductions of Neblett family and friends and of famous people as well as of identified locations
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3T217 Photographs of unidentified people and places