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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Eugene Carlos Bartholomew Papers, 1794 (1856-1905)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bartholomew, Eugene Carlos
Title: Eugene Carlos Bartholomew Papers
Dates: 1794 (1856-1905)
Abstract: Correspondence, account papers, legal papers, autograph book, and scrapbooks of Bartholomew (1839-1923), banker, concern the operation of the Star State Savings Association and Bartholomew's activities as Austin city councilman, banker, state superintendent of education, and clerk of the Texas House of Representatives during Reconstruction. The scrapbooks contain miscellaneous essays, poetry, political and social newspaper clippings, and obituaries.
Accession No.: AR 89-232
Extent: 2 feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Eugene Carlos Bartholomew, government official and banker, was born in Hanover, Michigan, on January 3, 1839, the son of Orange Adams and Sarah (Wright) Bartholomew. About 1850 the family moved to Jonesville, Michigan, where Bartholomew helped his father operate a stage line. He graduated from Hillsdale College, Michigan, in 1861. He entered the United States Army as a civilian employee in 1864 and became chief clerk in the Quartermaster's Division of the Fourth Army Corps, a unit that was sent to Victoria, Texas, in July 1865. Bartholomew was among a group of federal soldiers sent to help oust Emperor Maximilian from Mexico, but they heard of the emperor's execution by the time they reached Indianola. When the army was disbanded, Bartholomew worked for the Freedmen's Bureauqv at Galveston and Austin, his duty being to establish schools. In July 1870 he was appointed superintendent of education and second assistant clerk of the House of Representatives. In 1871 he became chief clerk in the office of superintendent of public instruction and first assistant clerk of the House. In 1873 he began a real estate and loan business in Austin. From 1909 to 1919 he was water and light commissioner in Austin. He was also one of the founders and directors of the Austin National Bank and for many years a United States grand jury commissioner. Bartholomew married Elizabeth Morley Brown on February 1, 1870, and they had one son. Bartholomew was a Republican, an Episcopalian, and a Mason. He died in Austin on October 27, 1923, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Information taken from Handbook of Texas Online entry on Bartholomew.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, account papers, legal papers, autograph book, and scrapbooks of Bartholomew concern the operation of the Star State Savings Association and Bartholomew's activities during Reconstruction. The scrapbooks contain miscellaneous essays, poetry, political and social newspaper clippings, and obituaries.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Bartholomew, Eugene Carlos.
Austin, Texas.
Banks and banking.
Bonds.
City councilmen.
Reconstruction.
Star State Savings Association.
Texas—Legislature--House of Representatives--Eleventh Congress.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene Carlos Bartholomew Papers, 1794 (1856-1905), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2B39 Correspondence, 1864-1879, 1897
Account papers, 1869-1874
Receipt book, 1873-1875
Legal documents, 1794, 1810, 1837, 1838, 1862-1874
Minutes and resolutions, 1871-1873
Roll of the Eleventh Legislature and scrapbook, 1861, 1866-1868
Memo of warrants, 1868
Albums, 1859-1862
Printed material, 1860, 1870-1876, 1881-1883, and undated
Family records
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2B40 Notebooks, 1856, 1857, 1860, and undated
Scrapbook, 1873-1905 and undated
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3L82 Scrapbook, parts I and II
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3L83 Scrapbook, parts III and IV
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3L84 Scrapbook, parts V and VI
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3L85 Scrapbook, parts VII and VIII

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