A Guide to the Simeon English Clark Papers, 1847-1964
Simeon English Clark (1868-1947) was an educator, newspaper publisher, and grandson of James Clark, founder of Clarksville, Red River County, Texas.
The Simeon English Clark papers, 1847-1964, primarily consist of historical notebooks, and also include correspondence, scrapbooks, promissory notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, literary productions, certificates, and genealogical charts. The papers concern explorations of Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado, De Soto, Espejo, Joutel, La Salle, Narvaez, and Oviedo; and also relate to the French in Louisiana and Texas. Additionally, the papers concern Spanish and Mexican history (1492-1848); Indian tribes of Texas and southern United States; and Indian wars.
Furthermore, the papers pertain to the American colonization of Texas; the Texas Republic; and the annexation of Texas by the United States. They also include material regarding the experience of Americans in World War II; deaths of pioneers and local news of East Texas; and genealogy of the Clark and related families.
This collection is open for research use.
For reference use only. Not to be reproduced in any form.
Simeon English Clark Papers, 1847-1964, 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