A Guide to the Mabry J. Norrell Papers, 1868-1964
Mabry J. Norrell was born September 8, 1881 in Burnet, Texas. He worked as a schoolteacher, bank cashier and postmaster before being hired as manager of the Magnolia Petroleum Company’s industrial relations department. Mabry was later promoted to Secretary of the company and held that position until his retirement in 1947. Mabry died December 26, 1961.
The papers include a book manuscript, letters, addresses, articles, clippings and photographs related to the history of the Magnolia Petroleum Company and the career of E. R. Brown.
Mabry J. Norrell Papers, 1868-1964, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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