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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Papers

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Elbert Macby Barron Collection, 1845-1971



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barron, Elbert Macby, 1904-1969
Title: Barron, Elbert Macby, Collection
Dates: 1845-1971
Abstract: The Elbert Macby Barron Collection, 1845-1971, includes correspondence, diary, photographs, legal documents, and other items relating to his army career, gem and mineral business, family, and friends.
Accession No.: 93-493
Extent: 11 ft., 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Elbert Macby Barron, 1904-1969, was a representative to the Forty-second and Forty-third Texas Legislatures from Grayson and Collin counties. A resident of Van Alstyne in his early years, Barron practiced law in Sherman before going to Washington, D. C., to work with the War and Navy Departments and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In 1944 as a colonel in the U. S. Army, he served in the South Pacific. After 1947, he lived at El Paso and was president of Southern Gem Mining Company, importers and purveyors of gems and minerals.

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Scope and Contents

The Elbert Macby Barron Collection, 1845-1971, includes correspondence, diary, photographs, legal documents, and other items relating to his army career, gem and mineral business, family, and friends. The bulk of the collection documents Barron’s professional endeavors with the Southern Gem Mining Company, and is comprised of alphabetically arranged classified correspondence files and alphabetically arranged financial records consisting largely of receipts and correspondence. The remainder of the collection contains personal materials such as individual and group photographs of friends and family, photos of places and things, legal documents, certificates, diplomas, cards, and a family bible.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Some of these papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Persons
Barron, Elbert Macby, 1904-1969 -- Archives
Barron family
Barron, John M.
Barron, Perry E.
Barron, Rilla McWilliams
Barron, Robert
Cash, Ben LeGrande, 1901-
Edwards, Clarence, 1933-
McCorkle family
McKiney, Milam
McWilliams family
Metzger, Sidney M.
Wood, James
Subjects (Oragnizations)
Cathedral de Cadiz
Southern Gem Mining Company (El Paso, Tex.)
United States. Army.
U.S. Navy
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
U.S. War Department
Subjects
Jewelry -- Texas
Minerals -- Texas
Mines and mining
Precious stones -- Texas
World War, 1939-1945
Places
Australia
Cadiz (Spain)
El Paso (Tex.)
Gettysburg (Pa.)
Washington (D.C.)

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Related Material

Bible Collection: Barron Family Bible.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elbert Macby Barron Collection, 1845-1971, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

For inventory, see complete finding aid in reference cabinets.

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