University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Frank Caldwell Papers, 1778-1941



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Caldwell, Frank.
Title: Caldwell, Frank, Papers
Dates: 1778-1941
Abstract: Business records, legal documents, social and political materials, printed material, photographs, and correspondence compose the Frank Caldwell Collection, 1778-1941. Frank Caldwell (1883-1962) was a traveling salesman in Austin, Texas, who devoted most of his life to collecting rare books and documents about Texas.
Accession No.: 67-84; 73-162; 97-345; 99-112
Extent: 4 ft., 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Frank Caldwell (1883-1962) was a traveling salesman in Austin, Texas, who devoted most of his life to collecting rare books and documents about Texas.


Scope and Contents

Business records, legal documents, social and political materials, printed material, photographs, and correspondence compose the Frank Caldwell Collection, 1778-1941. Along with the personal papers of Caldwell, the collection also contains collected documents from early figures in the history of Texas, such as William Barret Travis and Haden Edwards.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Access to the Indians photographs is restricted. Use Alternate Format Available instead.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Caldwell, Frank, 1883-1962 -- Archives.
Aldridge, Alexander.
Aldridge, William B.
Ayres, David, 1793-1878.
Ayers, David, 1793-1878.
Clark, William T. (William Thomas), 1831-1905.
Edwards, Haden, 1771-1849.
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876.
Seguín, Juan Nepomuceno, 1806-1890.
Travis, William Barret, 1809-1836.
Places
Texas -- History -- Sources.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 -- Sources.
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846 -- Sources.
Texas -- Politics and government.

Related Material

See also William B. Aldridge Letters, 1836-1837, David Ayres Papers, and William Barret Travis Papers.


Separated Material

His collection of rare Texas books and serials are located in the Briscoe Center Library.

Some material has been separated to the Artifacts Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank Caldwell Papers, 1778-1941, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jane O’Brian, March 1967. Subsequent revisions made by Jeanne Willson, December 1980; Ann Serrano, July 2009; and Laurel Rozema, May 2010.

Alternate Format Available

Copy prints and facsimile photocopies (front and back) of the following images in the RESTRICTED "Indians" photo album (3S46) are located in the Prints and Photographs Collection “Indians” file and available for use:

  • #2 “Cheyenne Lodge”
  • #3 “Kiowa Boy”
  • #16 “Daughter of Essehavit”
  • #20 “Chief Horseback”
  • #21 “Chief Horseback’s Son”
  • #22 “Grey Leggings”
  • #24 “Commanche Camp Scene”
  • #25 “Kiowa Camp”
  • #32 “Tow-An-Kee, (Son of Lone Wolf)
  • #34 “Apache Camp”
  • #35 “Arapahoe Camp”
  • #36 “Silver Brooch”
  • #37 “Young Brave of the Quahade...Comanches”
  • #38 “Son of the Sun”
  • #42 “Gap in the Woods”
  • #44 “Wife of Asa-Havit, Comanche Chief”


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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