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A Guide to the William Seale Items, ca. 1844-ca. 1878
William Seale is a historian and author. He attended Southwestern University (BA 1961) and Duke University (MA 1964 and PhD 1965). He taught for several years at Lamar University, the University of Houston, the University of South Carolina and Columbia University. From 1973-1974 he was curator of cultural history at the Smithsonian Institution. The photographs in this collection are from his book Texas Riverman: the life and times of Captain Andrew Smyth.
Collection includes photographs of George W. Smyth, ca. 1852, Andrew Farney Smyth, Emily Allen Smyth, wife of Andrew Smyth, Andrew and Emily Smyth together, ca. 1878, and Colonel P. F. Renfro, partner with Andrew Smyth in ownership of steamships. Also portrayed is a parade including the “Jefferson Rifles” led by Captain Kellie, the Mexican War veterans, and veterans of the “Jasper Volunteers” marching on the Bevilport Road in East Texas on July 4.
William Seale Items, ca. 1844-ca. 1878, 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.