University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Francis Dickson Abernathy Papers, 1870-1965



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Abernathy, Francis Dickson
Title: Francis Dickson Abernathy Papers
Dates: 1870-1965
Abstract: Biographical narrative, including copies of letters and poetry, relating to Campbell Dickson, Lucy Ellen Tracy Dickson, and the Dickson, Campbell and Tracy families. The material documents their activities from circa 1660 to 1937, with a particular focus on the years 1836-1911.
Accession No.: AR 65-92
Extent: 3 feet, 6 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Biographical narrative, including copies of letters and poetry, relating to Campbell Dickson, Lucy Ellen Tracy Dickson, and the Dickson, Campbell and Tracy families. The material documents their activities from circa 1660 to 1937, with a particular focus on the years 1836-1911. The collection also contains fourteen Johnson County and Cleburne, Texas scrapbooks created by Abernathy for her Master of Arts thesis. The scrapbooks are also on microfilm.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Abernathy, Francis Dickson
Dickson family
Campbell family
Places
Cleburne County, Texas.
Johnson County, Texas.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Francis Dickson Abernathy Papers, 1870-1965, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q398 The Life of Campbell Dickson and of Lucy E. T. Dickson, circa 1937
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4M66 Johnson County scrapbook history series
Volume IA, thesis by Francis Dickson Abernathy, “The Building of Johnson County and the Settlement of the Communities of the Eastern Portion of the County”
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4M54 Volume II, concerned with the general history of Johnson County
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4M55 Volume III, southeastern and central Johnson County
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4M56 Volume IV, southern and southwestern Johnson County
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4M57 Volume VI, northern portion of Great Plains section of Johnson County
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4M58 Volume VII, southern portion of the Great Plains section of Johnson County
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4M59 Volume VIII (formerly Volume V), northeastern Johnson County
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4M60 Cleburne scrapbook history series
Volume I, people
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4M61 Volume II, people
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4M62 Volume IV, churches, library, newspapers, post office and cemeteries
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4M63 Volume V, more modern schools, athletics and modern people
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4M64 Volume VI, organizations and clubs
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4M65 Volume VIII, industries
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4M85 Miscellaneous scrapbook history series
Johnson County schools
Johnson County bar
Some Cleburne physicians