University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Behrns (Francis Marion) Papers, 1871-1941

Descriptive Summary

Creator Behrns, Francis M.
Title Behrns (Francis Marion) Papers
Dates: 1871-1941
Extent 1 foot, 11 in. Manuscripts, typscript, printed, pictoral.
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Papers produced and collected by Behrns, Llano and San Saba County educator and founder of West Texas Normal and Business College at Cherokee. In addition to the college, the papers concern the Home National Bank in Llano, land transactions in West Texas and travel. Behrns' scrapbooks primarily contain political newspaper clippings and obituaries. Included among the papers are correspondence, financial papers, field notes, deeds, certificates, brocures, pamphlets, catalogs, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Images of Francis M. Behrns and family members, landscapes in and around San Saba and Llano counties, vacation pictures, and postcards from various states and other countries. Significant photographs include images of West Texas Normal and Business College at Cherokee, Texas.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted Access.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Barler, Eugene M.
Barler, Francis M.
Barler, Mrs. Miles
Behrns family
Behrns, Francis M.
Behrns, John H. L.
Behrns, Nila Lee
Calhoun, William H.
Callaway, W. S.
Clifford, O. G.
Jackson, William H. (photographer)
Johnson, John O.
Oatman, Welburn
Reagan, A. B.
Shephard, J. F.
Sterzing, Fred
Young, J. B.
Cattle and cattle industry
Cherokee Creek (San Saba County)
Fall Creek (San Saba County)
Home National Bank (Llano ,Texas)
Hunting and fishing
Land titles
Llano River
Pecos River
Sharp Mountain (Llano County)
Universities and colleges
West Texas Normal Business College (Cherokee)
Alice, Llano County, Texas
Beirut, Lebanon
Boston, Massachusetts
Cherokee, Texas
Llano, Texas
Llano County, Texas
Monterrey, Mexico
San Antonio, Saba County, Texas
San Saba, Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Behrns (Francis Marion) Papers, 1871-1941, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection



2B45 Correspondence 1895, 1898, 1903-1925
2B46 Correspondence 1926-1932, 1934-1938, 1941, undated
Unmailed correspondence 1923
Postcards 1911-1939, undated
Promissory notes 1879-1908, 1911, 1916
Tax receipts 1895-1920, 1927, 1928, undated
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry:
Certificates of membership 1906-1920, 1928
Receipts for dues 1906-1918
Correspondence 1907-1938
Deposit and statement records:
Home National Bank 1904-1911
2B47 Llano National Bank 1906-1919
Moore State Bank and others 1903, 1905, 1923-1927
Cash receipts 1904-1915, 1921, 1927-1937, undated
Insurance records 1917, 1926-1936
Cancelled checks 1904-1911
Financial record books 1903-1912, undated
Miscellaneous financial records 1906-1923, 1935, 1936, undated
Miscellaneous legal documents 1894, 1904-1915, 1927-1928, undated
2B48 Property inventory 1905-1920
Land deeds 1881-1912, 1914-1915, 1920-1933
Surveys and other land records 1871, 1904-1922, 1932, undated
Other land transfers within Llano County: Boatright-Weber
Other land transfers outside Llano County: Bexar County-Williamson County
West Texas Normal and Business College
Newspaper clippings 1896, 1899, 1903
Publications 1898, 1900, 1903, undated
Legal documents for administration 1898-1909 and undated
Llano High School graduation speech undated
Fragments undated
Miscellaneous 1919-1939, undated
Travel guides and itineraries
3L307 Scrapbook



3Y19 Persons 1880-1910
Behrns and family
Eugene M. Barler
Francis M. Barler
William H. Calhoun
unidentified group and individual photographs
Places ca. 1925
San Saba and Llano counties
Other scenes
Boston, Massachusetts
Monterrey, Mexico
3Y20 West Texas Normal and Business College ca. 1890-1900
Miscellaneous undated
unidentified buildings


Postcards 1911-1939

3S119b Texas
San Antonio
Other states


Oversize materials




3S188 1886, 1890, 1892, 1893