University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robert Alexander Papers, 1838-1844, 1850-1851, 1875-1884.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Alexander, Robert
Title: Robert Alexander Papers
Dates: 1838-1844, 1850-1851, 1875-1884
Abstract: Papers relating primarily to the religious activities of Alexander (1811-1882), for 45 years a Methodist clergyman and circuit rider stationed in Texas who was instrumental in the founding of Texas University, later Southwestern University, of which he served as president.
Extent: 155 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Robert Alexander (1811-1882) was for 45 years a Methodist clergyman and circuit rider stationed in Texas who was instrumental in the founding of Texas University, later Southwestern University, of which he served as president


Scope and Contents

Papers relating primarily to the religious activities of Alexander. Included are: letters (photostats), sermons, biographical sketches, literary productions, account papers, will, receipts, newspaper clippings, and a plat map of Rutersville, which Alexander helped to found.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects
Alexander, Robert
Fowler, Littleton.
Ruter, Martin.
Galveston, Texas.
Rutersville, Texas.
Clergy.
Methodist Church.
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Sermons and prayers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Alexander Papers, 1838-1844, 1850-1851, 1875-1884, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2A131 Letters, 1838-1844, 1878
Biographical and related sketches, 1850-1851
Sermons, 1879
Last will of E. [?] Alexander, 1876
Newspaper clippings, 1878, 1879
Miscellaneous documents, 1879, 1882, and undated
Map Collection:
Plat map of Rutersville, ca. 1839