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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Peter Benson Papers, 1864-1908



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Benson, Peter
Title: Peter Benson Papers
Dates: 1864-1908
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, receipts, bonds, and commissions of Benson, a wreckmaster of Corpus Christi and Nueces County.
Accession No.: AR 64-77
Extent: 1 inch
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Benson was a wreckmaster of Corpus Christi and Nueces County, collecting and disposing of goods found on the beach or off shore resulting from wrecks off the coast of Nueces County. He also held other civic offices, including sheriff, health officer, constable, deputy city marshall, and deputy sanitary inspector.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, receipts, bonds, and commissions of Benson document his activities in the collection and disposal of goods found on the beach or off shore resulting from wrecks off the coast of Nueces County. Included are the records of the wrecks of the steamer Reindeer and the schooner Benjamin Jones. Papers also pertain to Benson's other civic offices, including sheriff, health officer, constable, deputy city marshall, and deputy sanitary inspector.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Benson, Peter.
Corpus Christi, Texas.
Nueces County, Texas.
Salvage.
Shipwrecks.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Peter Benson Papers, 1864-1908, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2L13 Commission, correspondence, receipts, bonds, reports
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3S108 Photograph of Peter Benson, undated

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