University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the George Purl Childers Papers, 1856-1919



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Childers, George Purl
Title: Childers, George Purl Papers
Dates: 1856-1919
Abstract: Papers concern the career and family of Childers (b. 1876), first lieutenant with the 143rd Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces, and relate to World War I and to the White, Peebles, and Bozman families in the nineteenth century. Included are correspondence, genealogy, memoranda, notes, account papers, legal documents, minutes and resolutions, newspaper clippings, poems, and deeds.
Extent: 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

George Purl Childers (1876-1923) was a first lieutenant with the 143rd Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, genealogy, memoranda, notes, account papers, legal documents, minutes and resolutions, clippings, and poems, deeds, book list, guidebooks, broadsides, maps, and magazines concerning the career and family of George Purl Childers comprise the George Purl Childers Papers, 1856-1919. The papers relate to World War I, the Women’s Christian Temperance union, the Presbyterian Church, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Additionally, the papers concern the White, Peebles, and Bozman families in the nineteenth century. The papers also include Childers’s collection of French and German newspapers, pamphlets and posters, a practically complete set of The Stars and Stripes, an army uniform, German coins, medals, and an insignia.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Childers, George Purl, 1876-1923--Archives.
Bozman, Richard M.
Peebles, J. A.
Peebles, Richard R.
White, Rachel W.
Subjects (Organizations)
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Texas
Subjects
Agriculture
Genealogy
World War, 1914-1918
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Hempstead (Tex.)
Walker County (Tex.)
Texas--Politics and government

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Map, Newspaper, and Artifact Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Purl Childers Papers, 1856-1919, 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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2C443 Legal correspondence, 1856-1880 and undated
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1868-1877, 1912-1918, and undated
Receipts and paid accounts, 1873-1874 and 1877
Memorandum books and family history, 1873-1907
Miscellaneous printed material, 1881-1919 and undated
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2C444 Military record book, 1897-1902 and 1917-1918
Military correspondence, instructions and directives, 1917-1919 and undated
Scrapbooks: World War I military scrapbook, 1917-1919
Miscellaneous scrapbook, 1917-1918
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3S111 Photographs of Waco, 1906
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3S167 Oversize newspaper clippings
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2.116 OD/1220 Oversize newspaper clipping and map