University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Henry S. Bunting Papers, 1861-1948



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bunting, Henry S.
Title: Henry S. Bunting Papers
Dates: 1861-1948
Abstract: The Henry S. Bunting Papers, 1861-1948, contains the biography and histories written by Henry S. Bunting about his father, Robert F. Bunting, and the Presbyterian Church in Texas.
Extent: 3 ft., 9 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Henry Stanhope Bunting, 1865-1948, was an author and historian. He wrote several books on the subject of advertising and merchandising, as well as several histories about the Presbyterian Church in Texas and a biography about his father, Robert F. Bunting, a Presbyterian minister who served as the chaplain and regimental historian for Terry’s Texas Rangers, the Eighth Texas Cavalry. After the war, Bunting established churches in several cities, most notably, the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio.


Scope and Contents

The Henry S. Bunting Papers, 1865-1948, concern to the career of his father, Robert Franklin Bunting (1828-1891) and the history of the Presbyterian Church in Texas. Included in this collection are typescript copies of several histories and a biography written by Henry S. Bunting, extensive notes authored by Robert F. Bunting during the Civil War, muster rolls of Terry’s Texas Rangers, and typescripts of 1891 newspaper clippings relating to the death of Robert F. Bunting.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bunting, Henry Stanhope, 1861-1948 -- Archives
Bunting, R. F. (Robert Franklin), 1828-1891 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate State of America. Army. Texas Calvary Regiment, 8th. Terry’s Texas Rangers.
First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio
Presbyterian Church -- Clergy.
Presbyterian Church -- Texas -- History.
Places
Alabama.
Georgia.
Glenbrook (Conn.)
Kentucky.
Lake Forest (Ill.)
Naples (Fla.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Tennessee.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Journalists

Related Material

The Robert F. Bunting Papers, 1861-1865

The Robert F. Bunting Papers at the Tennessee State Library and Archives


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bunting, Henry S. Papers, 1861-1948, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sara Clark, November 1984.

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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2Q455 "History of the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio", typescript, 3 copies (one annotated)
"Early History of the First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, biography of its founder, the Reverend Frankling Bunting, D. D.", typescript
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2Q456 "Bunting, Robert Franklin: A synoptically sketch and sources of the biography of Robert Frankling Bunting, pioneer Texas clergyman and Confederate chaplain", typescript
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3H33 Civil War notes; Miscellaneous
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3H34 Civil War notes
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3H35 Civil War notes
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3H36 Civil War notes
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3H37 Civil War notes
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3H38 Civil War notes
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3H39 Civil War notes
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3H40 Civil War notes
Letters and literary productions
Robert Franklin Bunting letters, I and II