University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Simeon English Clark Papers, 1847-1964



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Clark, Simeon English
Title: Clark, Simeon English Papers
Dates: 1847-1964
Abstract: Papers related to Clark (1868-1947), educator, newspaper publisher, and grandson of James Clark, founder of Clarksville, include historical notebooks and concern explorations and discoveries; Spanish and Mexican History (1492-1848); Indian tribes of Texas and southern United States; Texas Republic; annexation of Texas by the United States; experience of Americans in World War II; and genealogy of the Clark and related families.
Accession No.: AR 64-137
Extent: 6 ft., 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Simeon English Clark (1868-1947) was an educator, newspaper publisher, and grandson of James Clark, founder of Clarksville, Red River County, Texas.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

For reference use only. Not to be reproduced in any form.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, 16th cent.
Clark, Simeon English, 1868-1947
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510-1554
Soto, Hernando de, ca. 1500-1542
Espejo, Antonio de
La Salle, Robert Cavelier, sieur de, 1643-1687
Narváez, Pánfilo de, d. 1528
Subjects
Colonies
Colonization
Discoveries in geography--French
World War, 1939-1945
Places
Clarksville (Tex.)
Texas--Annexation to the United States
New Spain--Colonization

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Photograph, Oversize, Bible, and Newspaper Collections. One program: Janet Collett’s Students’ Dance Recital, Austin, June 6, 1947, has been separated to the Library Unit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Simeon English Clark Papers, 1847-1964, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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

 

Inventory

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